I just broke down and had to get pulled.
Car stopped moving mid drive and wouldn't start, the starter would turn but make a strange higher-pitched noise than the usual one.
The guy offered to either take me and the car to my destination or get a second hand starter and fit it. I went for the second option. Turned out the starter was fine and the Belt was busted. He opened the cover and showed me how there was no tension to the belt and it was freely moving in there.
He then proceeds to explain that it's a gamble to even try and fix it as there's quite a big chance for the valves on the pistons to be bent. Some engines have a bit of clearance for the vales to go in just such occasions, some don't. Which one is mine ? Is it worth to even call mobile mechanic to change the belt or my valves busted ?
Citroen C4, 2005, 1.4 V16 Petrol Manual.
I am aware that any mechanic with 15 minutes would be able to tell me but the car can't get to anyone at the moment and budget is tight. Thanks for any help, very much appreciated!