After I started this thread; what seems like a life time ago :- http://www.vx220.org...-pump-problems/ and this one :-http://www.vx220.org.uk/forums/topic/142619-tech2-not-connecting-to-ecu/
The garage finally got the engine to start after being in there for nearly three months. The fault was traced to corrosion in the wiring loom and needed a replacement from ElizP987 so after fitting and "some other faults at the front" its back running.
I got called up on Thursday night to have a look and settle the bill (ouch) but on starting there was a new top end rumble. In total the car has been stood for about 18 months so I suspect I might have some internal corrosion on some rotating parts. Any ideas?
The garage suggested I change the water pump and belts as he thought it was the pump; but I know they were recently replaced before the car died in Dec 2015. would a new water pump deteriorate and ruin any bearings being stood?
My first job this morning is to change the oil as it is overdue and see if thing improve but I'm not too hopeful.
This car is really trying my patience; nothing like my previous N/A that was 100% reliable and might be up for sale soon if anyone is interested.
Edited by Ebo100, 19 August 2017 - 05:44 AM.