Just got towed home by the RAC after my engine decided to give up and die. I was on a 60 mile round trip and was just starting the homeward leg. Noticed that fuel was just below 1/4 tank so put Ã‚Â£20 in. Engine was working perfectly before re-fueling, and for a few miles after that. Then a lack of power which sorted itself after a couple of miles then the engine lost all power under about 2000 revs then died and refused to restart.
The RAC took a while to srrive and in the meantime the car restarted but refused to rev over 2000 after a couple of seconds. This was accompanied by blue smoke.
Having read various threads on the other Forum I was wondering whether this might have something to do with either the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve) or MAF (Mass Air Flow Sensor), or could it be something as simple as manky fuel? The RAC guy checked the EGR and said that it appeared to be closed, and couldn't detect a vacuum at the end of the pipe. The interior of the EGR body was in a mess, so that will need changing anyway. Disconnecting the MAF did nothing, so I am at a loss as to where to go next. The one thing I did notice was that the temp gauge seemed to be stuck in the middle 9-O'clock position when the engine did start, and I know that it normally runs slightly cool as I need to get Jules to fit a new stat.
Anyone have any ideas? I am based in Liverpool and would prefer not to have to use Xpart to sort it it out.
Car is a 2002 '52 CDT Tourer, 180,000 miles.
Cheers for now and thanks for any input on this one.