C30 C30 T5 catastrophic engine failure.

First post on here and not a happy one. I recently bought a 2012 C30 T5 R design in a private deal from a local hotelier. It had 99k on it and hadn’t had a hard life. It had the timing belt changed at 90k and seen all its services done on time. Yesterday I was accelerating onto the freeway and a large explosion came from the engine and the dash lit up like a Xmas tree. Turns out it threw a belt which lodged in the crankshaft pulley causing the timing belt to snap. I’m waiting for the repair estimate, but wonder if anyone has ever heard of this happening before.


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