Why the Land Rover Writer Doesn't Do Advice Columns
Dear Land Rover Writer,
The other day I set off for work in my Land Rover, leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the Land Rover shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady making mad passionate love to her. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for 12 years. When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he went into the back yard and heard a lady scream, had come to her rescue but found her unconscious. He'd carried the woman back to our house, laid her in bed, and began CPR. When she awoke she immediately began thanking him and kissing him and he was attempting to break free when I came back. But when I asked him why both of them wore no clothes, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore.
Can you please help?
Broken-Hearted in Solihull
_________________ Dear Broken Hearted,
A Land Rover stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If the weather was hot, you may have suffered vapor lock. Drench the carb body with cold water, or a soak a cloth with cold water and wrap it around the carb. If the weather was very cold, you might have carb icing; if so, pour dry gas into the tank.
If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber. Replace the fuel pump with a new one.
Happy to be of help during this time of emotional distress.
Land Rover Writer
"The Land Rover is not a vehicle, it's a way of life."