The sun was out for a brief spell and the roads where dry so thought it was time to excercise the car
After the usual 10 minute warm up on the drive I set off with my co driver, my 10 year old daughter who is progressing well in becoming a petrol head
We had only got a mile from the house and had not exceeded 5000rpm at all when I heard a huge pop and an alarming cloud of smoke appeared, thankfully we where only doing 10 mph and had changed from 2 to 1st preparing to stop at a junction
The motor died and engine light came on, panic set in and she would fire up but not keep running so I assumed a hose had burst. On popping the hood I could see that the rubber air intake
on the lh bank had come off, with some force as it has taken some of the paint off the painted red intake cover.
I pushed the hose back on, recovered the broken clip and thankfully had a zip tie for a temporary fix. She started straight up, no faults shown but there was a little smoke from the exhaust that cleared after 20 seconds. I carefully drove home and am now considering the cause and wether to take her for a check up at my local dealer
I can only assume some sort of backfire caused the pressure build upto blow the hose off,
should I be concerned, the car has been loved and pampered, covered 29k and had a cam belt and major service 600 miles ago!
any advice or comments appreciated