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S3 gave up the ghost please help

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    Was driving home from a mates earlier got onto the bypass to head home gave the car a little poke slowed down for the round about and carried on at normal speed and coming to the next roundabout the engine started to die and cut out I managed to coast to a safe place and when I tried to start it again it wouldn't fire it was wanting to go but it sounded terrible really rattley and knocky.got a tow home from a mate and used vcds like and can't find a fault code :( please some one tell me it's not the rods
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    Anyone any ideas ??
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    rattly sounds bad. no oil pressure?
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    when we were trying to fire it up their was no red oil can on the dash bill, is their another way to tell ?
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    well if theres no codes its more than likely a mechanical issue, need to do some old fashioned investgating theres lots of things that will make the car sound terrible.... have you checked the cam belt is still intact? any holes in the engine, oil everywhere? you would think if it was rods it wouldnt even turn over right??? could be big/little end bearings or even a problem with the head... need to get out there and have a look, good luck mate never fun times.
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    the Cam belt is still intact,can't see any holes,the is a bit of oil but my mate said there was a little that got spilled when doing the oil change,when turning over the car is so close to starting

    my mate says he thinks it could be the cam chain that's jumped but just a guess really he is going to get it in the garage on monday

    im really gutted as just spent well over a grand on suspension,tyres,poly bushes,service,r32 rarb
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    Sorry to hear about your car Robert, hope your mate can find something and get it sorted out for you. :) x
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    Im gutted Sandra if it is the rods then my own fault for playing rod lottery lol,if the engine is totally done in then donno what to do with the car
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    Keep your chin up Robert, no use in speculating till your mates had a look. Just pm me if you need any assistance. Whois looking at the car Robert, is he local to us? :) x
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    I know just need to wait and see,it's my mate bell he stays in Stevenson
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    ​it will be fine. I think i know of your mate, he works in a local saltcoats garage iirc. :) x
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    Yes
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