Oh dear !! That has cheered me up as I have just experienced ''one of those weeks''
Driving down the A21 towards Hastings in our nine year old, owned from new Discovery 4, not towing so cruising at a steady 70 indicated mph when BANG the engine stopped but I had enough momentum to drift over to the side of the road (no hard shoulder) and the start of a slip road off and that was it engine dead! Phoned AA they immediately called the police to check it out as it was a bit of a hairy place to be stopped Both the AA and the police arrived at the same time - with blues going the Kent Constabulary covered the rear whilst the AA man checked things out. Engine seized he declares so tows me to a safer spot in a nearby Tesco car park and contacts Land Rover Assistance for me - I have a full extended warranty - they take control and organise onward recovery to our destination, a hire car for the next week and removal of Land Rover to my dealer .
Dealer declares snapped crankshaft and tells LR Warranty people who in turn declare this is a inherent fault and pass it back to Jaguar Land Rover who in turn agree to pay in full for a new engine and car hire whilst car off road. All good then ? I tell dealer I don't require car hire as I will use our little MGF. Down to our storage garage today to get the MG and discover the plastic rear window is split no problem will put hard top on BUT it had been hanging on its storage brackets for the past 12 years and had ''stretched'' so what should have been a ten minute job ended up taking two hours to. fit, I collected a number bruises and even worse the wife broke several finger nails helping me.
Any way now home again with MG in our car park space and e-mail from dealer telling me new engine or order and should be complete in a couple of weeks.