Help! Knocking sound from engine, local expert needed. NE UK
Hi, I have a 2010 Mini Cooper Sport, which has just developed a really nasty knocking sound in the engine compartment.
I've taken it to a local mechanic who says it sounds like either the timing belt has slipped, or perhaps water has gotten into the engine causing damage.
He says, the engine will likely need stripped and rebuilt, or replaced.
Can anyone recommend someone in the Tyneside/South Northumberland area of the UK who is capable and honest?
I'm worried that if I take it to Mini, they will charge me a fortune...
Edit: Youtube clip for any who are interested: youtube.com/watch?v=8axMaLLS12M