Monday, 26 March 2007

Mended itself

A week's trickle charge and milder weather seemed to have put the Rebel in a good mood. The starter turned the engine over at the first try without any of last week's drama. It took a while to fire up but it ran as well as ever once going.

There's a bit of a fuel leak however - that's going to need urgent attention - having fuel dripping isn't the safest thing I've ever seen.

It seems to be coming from the pump outlet, either at that elbow or the short piece of pipe before the inline filter.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

It won't Start

I haven't taken the car out in a while as the weather hasn't been up to it. This weekend I was called upon to use it as a prop in a photo shoot for the school teddy bear.

Went to garage to find I'd forgotten to leave the battery trickle charging - I think the electronic flasher is draining current somewhere (to earth of course!) so the battery was flat.

Unfortunately, jump starting wouldn't work either as the starter seems to be jammed. One for next weekend.