The fanbelt snapped. An essential bit of kit, as it drives the water pump which cools the engine down, and also spins the alternator, which tops up the batteries. Completely stuffed without one.
But, thankfully, not the end of the world this time, as Chas had bought us a spare. After unbolting the alternator, it took an hour's huffing, puffing and levering to fit the new one on. But now it's working, and I can run the engine again. Phew..
We'll need to obtain another couple of spares, ASAP.
This is the reference number, in case I lose the original invoice..
SPZ1287MC ~ WedgeBeltSPZMCog
One day on the meadow
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