Hi because all car garages are closed at this time I couldn't get in touch with a garage so was wondering it there are any people 'in the know' on the message boards.
basically it's a nissan almera 2000 and the engine management lights been on for a few months now. the car was jumping and misfiring whilst driving and after diagnostics it said it needed new cam/crank sensors but after speaking with many mechanics they said it's most likely the timing chain that has been stretched which is a common fault in nissans. i was told it would be fine driving so I have still been driving it and its still been jumping and misfiring but it's still got me everywhere.
now today i thought i'd give the engine oil a bit of a top up and had some left over in the boot from one of my previous services. i was driving for roughly 5 minutes when the car started shaking whilst at a stand still and gradually lost all power over the next 5 mins. luckily i just about reached my house and it died whilst reversing into my drive and not on a main road somewhere. the engine won't start up and i would like to know what the problem is. the petrol gauge had been on reserve but only for 10 miles so i don't think the petrol ran out, i'm thinking it must be something to do with the oil i put in and being a relative amateur at cars I don't really have a clue.
any help would be much appreciated!