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Alan de Enfield

Member Since 20 Oct 2010
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In Topic: started motor problems

Today, 12:47 PM

Help, advice needed urgently please..

But when I switch on as normal main engine turns part way till it hits the compression cycle then engine stops turning and starter motor emits rapid fire clicking chirring noise.



This happens when there is a 'bad earth' - make sure the 'negative cable is tight at all connections.


Assuming you have jump leads (and its a 12v system) connect one end of the Jump lead to the negative on the battery and the other end to the Starter motor housing - now try it.

In Topic: It's been windy lately...extreme weather

Today, 12:42 PM

It appears to be quite widespread - the last couple of days the Palm Trees have been bending over at about 60o


Apparently Christmas storms are quite common as the rainy season comes to an end

In Topic: My 2015 trip

Yesterday, 09:55 AM

Wow  Alan you rise early !  still dark and 3 replies . Thanks, lots to consider there . I have plenty of time to plan , arrive end of May, This forum is wonderful , always so helpful .  


I'm 7 time zones ahead of the UK and 6 behind Wellington at the moment.

In Topic: Too much strong perfume/ aftershave

Yesterday, 08:21 AM

Perfumes and even perfumed anti-perspiranst give me an instant head-ache.

In Topic: My 2015 trip

Yesterday, 05:08 AM

There is Jodrell Bank radio telescope visitors and science centre (good for a 'wet day')


38 miles / 48 minutes from Glossop