[QUOTE=Markhunter1097;2140059]Looking at the picture I posted again, the offending earth can be seen just behind the exhaust
riser on the main engine, not that it looks broken, but it is very accessible and something that in obvious hindsight I should have checked initially, yet wouldn't looking at the earth be looking for a 'zebra'? Considering that I thought I had blown the engine up with too much oil
Actually a somewhat valid point. What apparently happened in your case was a snowballing event. Your engine was hydro-locked which caused an over-load on your starter which in turn caused the faulty connection to finally fail. Usually the way these occure. The reference to the zebra story is that your starter did not fail, (the zebra) the connection did. (The horse).