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My engine is knackered after 8500 miles.... LAst night it become really really loud knocking tappet noise... I know they are not quiet but now its stupidly noisy.... With that and the yellow gunk by the filler cap, have I killed it already?
Theres a large square black metal cover at the back of the engine, these have a habit of falling off and wedging themselves between the engine and the bulkhead, this causes the downpipe to blow, it makes a right nose!!!! Also you get stupidly loud knocking noises when you change gear!!!
I very much doubt youve shagged the engine, cos i give mine serious abuse and ive never had any engine trouble in 27600miles