Sunday, November 22, 2009


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.


Blogger Jill and Graham said...

My mummy always rubbed Vic onto my chest! Jill says if she was there she would make you boiled eggs and soldiers.
get well soon

8:02 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

I am armed with vic and lemon and honey. The boat must stink but I can't smell a thing!

8:46 AM  

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