Dear Bill,

I hope you can help me here.

The other day I set off for work 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 car 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 the young blonde from next door making mad passionate love to her.

When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he had gone into the backyard and heard a lady scream, had come to her rescue but found her unconscious. He’d carried the girl 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 neither of them had any clothes on, 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.

I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years.

Can you please help?

Sincerely,

Susie Fox

Dear Susie,

 

A car 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 it is clear, check the clips holding the vacuum lines onto the inlet manifold for air leaks.

If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburettor float chamber.

I hope this helps.

Bill


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