Bloody Boris the Landrover 

 March 22, 2013

By  NickLitten

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 I decided to say SCREW IT and rented a rather pleasing little black Jeep Wrangler. The rental was way too 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 from someone else. But thats the downside of landrover ownership I guess… if wishes 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. I have this cunning plan involving some plugging and unplugging bits of engine. But more about that once I’ve tried it.

hint: I’m only typing this because I have tried it and it seems to work. But the jury is out. Not convinced and I dont want to talk about it until I have some kind of evidence. More to come.

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*


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

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