Oh dear...what a day!
I finally put my 16v back together yesterday after it had been in the body shop. So I took it for a run today to give my mate a lift to get his new car. All was fine and dandy until I was just about 200 meters from my house on the way home, when *BANG* goes something in the engine bay. I limped the car home with it misfiring like crazy.
I think it might be the head gasket as there was a whisp of smoke coming from one corner of the head to bottom end joining area (where the gasket lives). However, Ive done the usual white stuff in the oil filler test and theres nothing unusual there. So, questions are:
1) If its a head gaslet, whats the cost going to be?
2) Could it be something else?
Thanks very much in anticipation of much needed help!