Im new to the forum so go easy on me. I've recently purchased a 2000 S1 Elise with the standard 118bhp k series engine. Serviced only last week, when today while driving down my drive in 1st gear - a horrible crunch happened and I killed the engine straight away. I tried to restart but could hear I had no compression, It appears to have somehow bent some valves (as the guides aren't returning) but the cambelt is completely in tact, the tensioner looks fine too.
I've been lead to believe that I need a new engine, my question is - does anyone know why this could have happened if the belt is fine?
And also how much hassle is it to fit a 111s VVC engine?
Its worth noting that the car has full service history with 14 stamps and received a C service in 2012 (which I'm lead to believe is a cambelt change)