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
few hundred yards 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 parading in front of
the wardrobe mirror dressed in my underwear and high-heel shoes, and he was
wearing my make up.
I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years.
When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he had dressed in my lingerie
because he couldn't find his own underwear. But when I asked him about
the make up, he broke down and admitted that he'd been wearing my clothes for
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. Can you please help?
Mrs. Sheila Lusk
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a
variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no
debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the
vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves
the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low
delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber. I hope this helps.