In a nutshell:
During the initial compression test, I unwittingly laid my LIVE spark plug wires down and commenced cranking my engine.
The errant spark impulses, finding their way to ground (earth for you Brits and Aussies, LOVE ya!) , through heat fatigued wire insulation, ZAPPED my Crankshaft Position Sensor (CkPS)….
That caused the ‘NO-START” condition, that sent me down the road to insanity…..
My lack of model specific knowledge caused me to make mistakes. With the help and PATIENCE of the wonderful participants here on this forum, I got my truck started and in the process did a bunch of work that resulted in me finding the cause of my power loss that made me do the exploratory compression test in the first place. The wire worked its way off my #7
fuel injector! That is now fixed and my truck works better than it did before and I now can realize the performance gain from my recent injector replacement surgery.
Also, on the bright side, ALL of my oil leaks have now been resolved…ALL OF THEM!!! My truck runs beautifully and it is sparkling clean and drip free!!! A ONE OF A KIND Land Rover!!! LOL
Thanks again, guys!
p.s. I truly mean it, if anyone that helped me finds their way out to Utah (Moab, Canyonlands NP etc.) and would like a guide or just some good advice on how to get the most out of your adventure, let me know and I will pull out all the stops and do my damnedest to help you out!!!