Oh dear. The things I thought needed doing, do. But the reason the engine wouldn’t start was much simpler…
I called the RCR this morning and they sent out a lovely chap called Ralph Kitts who came all the way up from Watford. I left him in the engine room for a matter of moments and the engine fired into life. He cured the problem with a small squirt of Easy Start in the fuel intake. I then noticed a dangling wire – the connection on the heater plugs had come away from the wire – no wonder if wouldn’t start!
I still have the intermittant problem with the starter solenoid where it clicks and doesn’t roar I think it needs to come off and get cleaned up. I am going to have to stop avoiding the engine and start giving it the TLC it deserves.
Many thanks to Ralph and RCR. My engine is roaring and I am sitting in my arm chair nursing a lemsip and croaking at anyone that visits.