Not much Arieling recently,
I did one trip to Ireland delivering a small farm truck. One of the farmers on Bere island asked me if I'd ever see an old Mitsubishi Pajero for not much money maybe get it for me. I found one a couple of months ago now but needed things to calm down a bit before driving it over .
I'd left the truck parked up at work but wouldnt start. Flat battery, I borrowed a jump starter from a garrage near my workshop but connecting them to the battery only fired the central locking with both sets of keys on the drivers seat
With a wire I managed to hook the first set of keys through a gap on the top of door, but they fell off into the door pocket, more successful with the other set
Eventually I got her started and after a few miles I got confident the batteries would restart the car.
I left Saturday eveing but got into trouble at Magor services near the severn bridge, she wouldnt start again.
An Irishman parked near me helped with my jump leads and I was away again.
I'm now thinking its the immobiliser thats causing my grief so as I got to another service station at the end of the M4 I decided to call the AA for advice. I didnt switch of the engine at all whilst I was waiting just in case.
A great guy came out and checked a few things out for me, it was charging ok and thought the immobiliser was the problem. Just keep her going he said and get it on the ferry. If you cant get her started in Rosslare we'll transort her down to Bere Island, just get her on the ferry. I asked if he carried any batterys but said he wouldn't have one that would fit the Pajero, maybe any battery? I said, I have a set of jump leads? I got lucky, he had a perfectly good battery taken out of someones car who had insisted on a new one. He'd even charged it back up. And gave it to me. A very nice man indeed.
So I drove her straight to Fishguard , waived through security and successfully on to the ferry without needing to turn her off. Result.
She started Ok on the ferry so I didn't stop for the entire drive down to Bere Island. That stupid immobiliser won't last long on the Island.
Now to get back home. My Honda Deauville was in the shed, and still in Ireland since last year. I dragged it out but just wouldn't start, battery nearly completely flat but with my Jump leads and the very nice AA mans battery I got her started.
Now more fun.
My neighbour traveled out with me from Bere Island on the ferry to his car which is parked at the Poonton. He said goodbye as I got mysef ready for the ride back to Rosslare. What I didnt notice was him panicking running round asking everyone for jump leads, all this was happening behind me.
Then in some kind of vain hope he came up to me and asked if my bike was 12volts. Why I said? Flat battery, I don't suppose you have any jump leads.
lucky thing, I got him was away in 3 minutes flat