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May 10

Alas Poor Boris… aka… DEATH of a Landrover

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Boris the Landrover has broken down one final time. This mornings refusal to start (again!!!) was the (yet another!!!) final straw! NOTE ADDED MAY 2014: A few people have asked me how I get him to start each time. It’s simple, but very annoying, embarrassing and just plain irritating. Simply pop the bonnet (American translation […]

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Aug 08

Caveat Emptor with Boris the Landrover LR3

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Just like Lazarus, Boris lives! After last weeks engine death – well kind of choking spluttering whimpering suicide – I waited for the AAA recovery truck and had Boris truck to a local garage that foolishly admitted to working on Landrover. All the time thanking the Gods that I signed up for AAA car recovery […]

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Jul 04

July the 4th with a Bloody Landrover LR3 makes me curse

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Just spent over two grand on new starter motor, transmission doodah and other LR stuff… and the problem is back!! Aaaarrghrgrhgrhrgrhg!!!!!! It’s not he money that is the probelm here – it’s the bloody consistent breaking down that the problem. Who am I kidding – of course it’s the money. This Land Rover LR3 is […]

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Mar 23

Boris the Landrover break down in the rain

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The bugger got me again at Lunchtime today.. in the rain… which is pretty rare in Charleston SC… rain that is… not Boris refusing to start (which is very very common). The only bright side to this damp tale of sorrow… is using the mysterious ‘remove spark plug 1’ technique to fire the engine up… […]

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May 20

Boris The Landrover is going to be a problem

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Boris the Landrover decided to breakdown last night…. it was the good old recurring problem where the LR3 decides not to start… At all…. It’s like the engine immobilizer kicks in and it just wont start. Turn the key and it turns for a few seconds then stop turning regardless of position of the key… […]

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