The Rover passed the inspection (I use the word “inspection” rather loosely here.) I’ve taken all my vehicles to the same guy to do my inspections since about ’97. His inspections are informal and he spends more time BSing and filing out the paperwork than he does on the actual inspection. All is going well with my day and I take victory lap thru Wendy’s to have a chocolate frosty.
The Land Rover dies in the drive thru line and will not start. I apologize to the guy behind me, grab my frosty and push the truck out of the way. I don’t have any tools with me – not even the ever present Leatherman. I determine that there is spark at the plugs and there is fuel at the fuel rail but alas the Rover will not fire. This is how me and my “trusty” Land Rover arrived home.
Sad day indeed. Inspection goal achieved but the looming question... what the hell is wrong with this thing?
One of my favorite pictures of the Discovery - when it was running well.:)