93 1.3 - turns over but wont start - micra1275
Hiya recently purchased a nissan micra on a L reg, 1.3
really nice car untill the other day was going down a dual carriage way ant seeing what i could get out of it. basically putting my foot down.

then all of a sudden, a puff of black smoke out of exhuast and total loss of power.
car turns over fine but wont restart after that.

any ideas and help much appreciated

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 01/05/2009 at 01:16

93 1275 Micra turns over but wont start - bell boy
is there a spark?
does it sound poorly as you turn it over
consider taking the top timing chain cover off to see if the chain has broke
note to one self treat a 16 year old car like a fine lady ,you must caress it and treat it right or it will throw a tantrum,remember at this age they think they know the world