Was thinking that...its not actually my car its my friends...she hasn't had the greatest luck in the last 18 months...if it was ok it would be the first luck she'd had in a long while
5.5 mm dia flexible snake camera from Amazon fit through the glow plug aperture & work via app on your phoneThe only thing I hate more than cowboy garages is ones that are full of
Unfortunately I think the Green Flag idiot probably killed it continuing to crank.I suspect just a few were missing initially then the continued cranking causing probable internal damage and stripped off more teeth as the pistons met the resistance of valves. If a 2 year old belt you may be LUCKY with a warranty claim but would need proof. Can you try to claim anything from Green Flag for their incompetent "mechanic"
Half of me says to put a new belt on and try after checking for injector damage, but the other half says you need to see what the valves and pistons look like first. Looking inside the engine while built up is nearly impossible. I did have access to very thin flexible borescopes but no longer.
The TDI 90 I bought had the same incident halduck A2OC member bought it the belt was changed but not the tensioner, and that went bang. It was rebuilt with a refurbished head and is now running great, I suppose all down to costJust thought I’d check the original post. There was a loss of power? It didn’t go bang? Then it cranked but wouldn’t start?
Doesn’t feel totalled to me but there is a need for some serious investigation to determine the state of the engine.