On behalf on an astra owner. At 20k, failure - shocking noise from bottom of\nengine when hot.\nRecovered to Mr Vauxhall. The crankshaft has been diagnosed (by vaux) as\nfailed with 'too much play' - which way I don't know. They've offered a\ncrankshaft repair.\nWhat is the failure rate of these and is there likely to be damage\nelsewhere? (I'm thinking excessive end play and query top end damage if the\npistons have been allowed to flap about).\n- auto if it matters (I don't know if it's petrol or smokey).\nOdd, 2-3 weeks back it was in for a full service (mmm - but I've no proof).