So in the long and tawdry process of getting the Caterham back on the road here in NZ, I have presented it for the inspectors pleasure, ok it's only been pinged on some minor issues.
However, the car has now failed to start, and the battery is below cranking level, there is plenty of "fuel pump" sounds, and if a jump start is applied plenty of vigorous cranking, but no starting of the engine.
So my learned colleagues out there in 7 land, what would be your call on first things to look for, ok, time was tight this afternoon and I didn't get a look at the green LED on the K3, indicating power available, I think.
Given the above, and the old suck, squeeze, bang, blow sequence, well it's obviously sucking when a decent battery is applied, there is apparently fuel being delivered to the system if the pump noises are to be relied on, so the last item is the bang bit, not lighting off the fuel? however there may also be non activated injectors, so no bang.
The inspector assures me the car had been starting fine prior to the Christmas break, 2 weeks laid up in his workshop, and now it doesn't, start and between the two of them they had managed to flatten the battery, "A" grade motor mechanics?
Any pointers gratefully received.