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Cranks but wont start HELP

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Hello I am new to the Land Rover world and thus to this forum as well. I have searched and read many threads but looking for some help/clarification... I bought the vehicle in the current state so I apologize for the lack of background. The battery was completely dead, the prev. owner said it stalled out on him and he had it towed home and left it to sit for several months before he charged the battery - no luck so now I have it! Put in a new battery, truck cranks fine but wont turn over. Put a code reader on with no seen codes (not sure if they would still be there after sitting). Message centre just shows windows/sunroof not set messages. I am thinking its the immobilizer based on what I have read. Is there any way to confirm this without me buying a blackbox? the red leds on both sides of the instrument cluster blink in a seeming pattern (do i need to take note/mention this code/pattern?) Any other Ideas as to why it wont turn over?
Fuel system is getting plenty of pressure on the rail, can also hear pump prime, I will pull plugs in the morning ensure they are getting spark. Any help would be great.


If I do need a blackbox where is the best place to get them (Im in the US) found them on the manufactures website and a foreign ebay listing, anywhere else?
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If the plugs keep getting wet--pull the fuse to the fuel pump and try to start it that way. If it pops off it should run long enough to dry out the cylinders and warm the plugs up a bit. When it quits put the fuse back in and start it again.

My first BMW V8 was good at flooding itself into submission with Bosch Platinum Plus spark plugs. If you moved it once to wash it and then shut it off, Moved it back into the garage and shut it off again you were guaranteed a no start the next time you tried. It would wet all the plugs on cold start enrichment and about the only way to restart it was pull the fuel pump fuse so it couldn't wet itself again. Same control system there as the Bosch Rovers.
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