Originally Posted by moore288
Ok so now it is fixed , thanks all for your help. Battery needed replacing . Cranked it well to the ear but obviously not enough to fire. Jump start worked straight away.
Unless there's an explanation here that I don't understand I'm not sure how a battery capable of providing (seemingly) good cranking speed - and presumably therefore good cranking amps - cannot power the engine management system too. Usually, it's the reverse ... a poorly charged, tired or life expired battery cranks the engine over real slow but the engine might still struggle to life.
Back in the day, one of my favourite expressions ... "There's no such thing as single root cause"*. Could be the case here?
* Course there is, but it kept folks on their toes.