What’s the sod’s law likelihood that once the belt & pump is fixed the noise remains?Bit of a development on this one!
This morning I heard a pop and then steam coming from the bonnet and the coolant light came on.
For breakdown out and they said it's the auxiliary belt and the water pump. The pump bearing had probably gone and seized, and shredded the belt.
Getting it sorted early next week - hopefully it's nothing else!