Bloody sparkie thing... so I'm just not brave enough or (the real reason) rich enough to start switching out the electrical components yet... but maybe next month...
Boris refused to start again... so we decided to say SCREW IT and rented a rather pleasing little black Jeep Wrangler. Way to expensive but sometimes it's worth it for a weekend of reliable motoring. Of course, the fact that I own my own car means that maybe I should use my car rather than rent one. But... if wishses were horses then beggers would ride.
After returning the kids and returning the rental car I was thinking about ways to FOOL the landrovers engine management system into starting and stumbled onto this solution:
So... I think I just *may* have found a solution to this intermittent starting problem.
I'm going to try this same technique for the next month or so and will report back if anything changes.... *sigh*