The land rover wouldn’t start on Saturday. I initially blamed the battery as it was no turning over very fast. But having purchased a battery charger and made certain that the battery was fully charged and produced an open circuit voltage of 15 volts. Still I had no luck with it starting, if anything it was worse. I removed, tested with a battery on the bench, seemed to go, if a little weak, refitted. Nothing. Did the same again. Same result. Found a new one on Ebay, bought it on Monday, got it today (Tuesday), fitted it. Cranks over really well now.

This is it fitted looking shiny but probably not for long..

The most annoying aspect of this episode is that I only changed the starter motor back in February 2019, I did a blog post about it then: I seriously hope this one lasts longer. I might also change the registration location at the front so that I can reinstate the cranking handle so that I am less reliant on the starter motor.



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