As per the title, another one bites the dust......
Last thursday, 7th July, I was on the M6 near Stoke early in the morning in the outside lane doing approx 80mph. All of a sudden total loss of power, ended up coasting into the hard shoulder.
Put my hi viz on and popped out the warning triangle and off I trotted to the emergency phone. Luckily I'm a member of the RAC, so the HA operator called them on my behalf.
Half hour later or so (nearly 7am now) RAC patrol arrives. Tries the car, no movement or it kicking in despite hearing the starter kick in. He then opens up the cam belt cover at the top, the belt is intact at the head, but when he shone a torch down he could see stripped teeth.
So my B5 is dead, it's kaput, it has deceased, it is no more, it has shrugged off its mortal coil.
I just do not have the time or the patience to do it myself and with the age of the car, I consider it not to be economic to do the job either. So it's now sat outside the house and also sat on ebay as spares or repairs.