i have owned my escort van for a few months now and it has been fine. I started it this morning, it ran on idle for around 20 seconds then cut out.
So i tried starting it again, i can hear the starter, engine turns over but with a loud tapping sound & does not fire. I checked the oil, just below minimum & all other fluids seem to be ok, no leaks ect.
I am not sure if the engine is knackered? it is a flat 1.8 endura, with 85k.
Hope somebody can help? thanks.