My engine has decided to spit the dummy just now... in the middle of the night.
Heard a real racket while driving so I pulled over, then I saw the smoke and smelt it.
Popped the bonnet/hood and I got pretty much total coolant loss (the "arterial spray" smelled of glycerine), and the pulley on the front - just above the crank pulley - is bent.
I can quite confidently say that the cooling system has failed, but that bent pulley worries me. Whereabouts is the oil pump attached to the engine?!? If I lost oil pressure as well, then the engine's pretty much ground up right?
If it's just water pump it should be fairly fixable? (still not cheap I know)
Any comment would be greatly appreciated, cheers...
ps. I wish I had a camera. Would've at least got some trophy pics