Well we planned a nice wintery trip into the Godley & Macaulay rivers at the head of Lake Tekapo, lots of ice,snow,low rivers etc..
It was shaping up to be the perfect winter trip but weather being weather intervened..
The week leading up to the trip the rain came down melting the snow and filling the rivers.
We went anyway and decided to play it by ear.. it was certainly eventful.. steering arms snapping and wheels falling off patrol's, snapped axle on a cruiser
The bighorn was one of only 2 vehicles to get out without incident!! The only other being a 1979 Rangerover..
Now back in Queenstown my partner has been driving the 'Rhino' to work and has had a strange noise each day, the first was from a cracked exhaust - (semi fixed)..
The next sounded from the description like a starter motor problem as apparently it let out a shriek as she tried to start it but it started fine second go..
Today she has come back reporting that for the first minute or so after starting from cold its very underpowered, and chugs along before firing into life and returning to normal.
The problem is it seems fine whenever I start it as its already warmish.
It did get very wet over the weekend and had water over the bonnet on a few occasions causing lights to come on the dash and display but then go out in due course
I'm presuming it an electrical problem, maybe a bit of water in the alternator or something??
Also I had a quick look before and couldn't locate the water separator to drain that just incase.
I'm just wondering if anyones got any suggestions or advice or have experienced a similar problem.
Thanks for all your help.