We have a 307sw ('04) which last Sunday- without ANY warning- just cut out at 40mph. There was a large 'rush of air' sound from the car beforehand, and then complete loss of power. No oil pressure warning; no engine stop warning etc etc. Idling fine and running great before the event.
We stopped the car and called the AA immediately, who 30 minutes lates were out and checking things over. The engineer thought it was the oil pump, but said it should have been preceded with an oil pressure warning or something? We had no warnings. He towed the car (which would idle really badly from then) to a garage.
We got a call from the garage today and the mechanic said that although they "think" it's the oil pump, they also think the engine has some "severe damage" to it and would need to do further tests and then call us back.
Anyone have any ideas? This is bad for us- only limited funds and prospect of having to scrap the car if it's too expensive to repair. The AA engineer didn't think it was that bad and actually told us we did the right thing NOT running it after the event, so saving the engine from further damage. How is it that the idle when we called the AA out was just "juddering" and now the garage tell us it is making "horrible noises"????
By the way- this isn't a Peugeot garage. There isn't one near us any more
Any advice would be really appreciated!!!