Bought my first 4x4 today, a 1991 Sportrak ELXi 16v... was chuffed to bits with her driving back home down the A1/M at a steady 70mph - engine running quiet and as sweet as a nut, but then after about 70 miles she started to misfire, the oil pressure light came on and the engine suddenly tightened, so I dipped the clutch and pulled straight over onto the hard-shoulder.
Let the engine cool for a little while, then started her up... seemed fine until I revved to about 2000 rpm the engine made a nasty rattling/knocking sound!!!
Called the RAC, and the guy rekkoned the big-end has gone due to "ancient" oil, so he towed me home the last 20 or so miles.
Now I'm really gutted, I don't suppose there's an easy fix?
Would it be best/more cost effective to get the engine sorted, or buy a re-conditioned one?
Any help much appreciated... I'm totally devestated!!!