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Well last night I was driving to see my family for Christmas when all of a sudden an awful loud wirring noise comes from the engine followed by lots of white smoke/steam from under the engine, so over to the hard shoulder I go.

I left the hazards on and did the usual of getting over the barrier away from the car pending the arrival of AA recovery who brought me and my car home.

I've done a short video of the start-up and engine bay of my car, to which I've also noticed some fluid around the leads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1gR_K98o0&list=UUHELeES3P_9WVm4-0dpsyZA

I appologise in advance for my lack of mechanical experience, I just hope someone can help.

Merry Christmas all x

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Been out for another look. None of the blue fluid around the actual spark plugs, just on the top near the leads and only a small amount HOWEVER I have no oil :/ I only changed the oil a month ago.

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It certainly doesn't sound healthy :(

The blue fluid is likely to be screenwash maybe having dripped down from the washer jets - can see the coolant in the tank is orange so it's not that.

If you've got no oil and you've not noticed a leak then either the car has dumped it all on the road or you've had perhaps a head gasket fail and let oil into the combustion chamber - would expect lots of white smoke if that had happened. Likewise if you have had a major leak then you'd still see oil residue on the lower parts of the engine or dripping on the floor.

If you know anyone who's clued up enough to take your spark plugs out that'd be my next suggestion, to see what clues they give.

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I had a good look around for anything apparent, and apart from the lack of oil I could find nothing.

So I fill the car up with oil and now the car will not start, just makes a very fast clicking noise. I feel the worst news is here :(

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So I got a jump start, to which the car started but sounds like a tracktor. It also nearly cuts out when I hit the accelerator.

Think I need to get it recovered to a garage :(

Thanks for your comments so far folks.

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