Is the Land Rovers engine haunted? 

 March 13, 2013

By  NickLitten

After the last bout of engine work (replacing the crank sensor thing) Boris was nice for nearly 3 months… before acting up again. Although a lot less frequently…. Up until this month hes only refused to start once every few weeks… I’ve been just living with it.

Last month he had major sulk and left me stranded on several occasions… I left him at another LR specialist in San Francisco who could not reproduce the starting problem (imagine that!)

Luckily he happened to break down within an hour of me collecting him from the garage and they came straight out… saw him refusing to start.. plugged in a spark plug tester and it started first time. The same thing happened a few days later… plugged in a sensor and it started again.

I had a kind of “aha” moment…. so left the plastic cover off the top of the engine so I could get to the sparks quickly when it happens again.

he’s been good for 2 weeks now…. including a cross country drive back to here (Folly Beach, SC)

This morning it happened again..

But this time… is there a spark of light at the end of the long dark tunnel of Landrover ownership? (pun fully intended)


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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