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    IT, shiny electronic things, Land Rovers, Beer, Girls..... If I could combine all those things and add a V8 I'd be made.

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  1. P38 V8 as a daiy driver?

    I currently run a Vogue P38 as a daily, although I don't do a great number of miles. I replaced blend motors, front door locks, air springs, dampers, plugs, leads and tyres among other things. Doing O2 sensors soon. I also carry a win10 tablet loaded with Lynx diagnostic, EAS software and RAVE. There's thread over in the members vehicles section on what jobs I did with mine.
  2. This thread needs pics! All the other windows should set though even if the front one is broken. Whereabouts in the country are you?
  3. Which Range Rover to buy

    My 1994 classic has a vertical tordial tank and multipoint LPG feeding the 4.6, seems to tow well...
  4. There is also a difference in mounting in the car, the softdash seats have two tags at the rear of the seat rails that take two bolts on the rear vertical upright of the seatbase whereas the harddash seats bolt straight down at both front and rear mount points.
  5. Which Range Rover to buy

    What Fridge said, a P38 for 2k and spend a few K and some time doing repairs/going through it. Be prepared to do some work and for a few issues to appear while you iron out the kinks and you should end up with a decent vehicle. I currently run both a late (1994) RRC and a late (2001) P38 Vogue, they are actually fairly different cars. I've done work to them both (threads in sig) but a rough rundown of each; RRC - rebuilt engine, new air springs, new EAS compressor, new heater motor, new heater matrix, the usual moving bits like bearings and bushes and the usual wear items. It will eventually need welding but is fine for now. P38 - Blend motors, HEVAC repair, both front door locks, new air springs, replacement key, sealing leaks, fixing stereo and a few other items. I also bought a fairly expensive piece of diagnostic kit (LYNX) as I don't think you can own one of these without one. I've spent more on the classic but I've owned it far longer, I reckon the P38 owes me around 4k. In terms of ownership the P38 is a nice place to be, drives well and looks smart. It has often been described as very comfortable. The Classic is also a nice place to be, albeit not quite as much as the P38, it is also smaller and lighter which gives it a different dynamic to the P38. If one had to go tomorrow though I'd part company with the P38 and keep the classic...
  6. P38 EAS weirdness

    You need to change the com-port in the RSW software, ideally you should re-start the software everytime you change the com port to ensure you clear the errant communication out the buffer. Had this problem a few times on both the RRC and P38
  7. Range Rover Classic Headlight Upgrade

    I ran those wipac lamps, halfords 120% bulbs and made a relay loom, it was a good upgrade over standard. I now have a pair of Trucklite LEDs fitted which are in a different league.
  8. P38 Electronics Gurus - help need

    Do you get power from the ODB port? If not check fuse 32 or 33, 5 amp, in engine bay.

    I had this issue with one of my keys (the other just flat out refused to work so I ordered a replacement, mine was "only" 172 quid though). I ended up taking the batteries out, cleaning them and then putting them back, I then twisted the battery holder to a position that stopped the annoying "low battery" warning. Been fine ever since.
  10. RR is Rear Right. "Vehicle has moved" can be ignored though, both my classic and P38 show that on a regular basis with no adverse effect.
  11. I had a Kenlowe on the CSK, 4.6 with long headers, hardly ever came on when actually moving in the UK even when towing and I didn't have any issues cooling when doing a fair whack for hours on end in the south of Romania in 30ish degrees. The CSK had to large spotlights blocking the airflow. Disco 1 V8 had a mechanical, failed 3 times, stuck on in -7 which made for a chilly holiday! Currently both the P38 and the RRC have mechanical fans, I've had the mechanical fan kick in once or twice in the classic when pulling up a long hill with a big weight on but it's also cooling the auto box so that might account for the added heat. I haven't really used the P38 much so can't comment. The MGB GT V8 fans only come on when stationary or crawling in traffic.
  12. Personally I've found Island4x4 to be fairly prompt on delivery, they're one of 3 suppliers I prefer to use on the web, LRdirect being one of the others.
  13. New Series - RR Heavy

    Really enjoyed the second video you posted, a visiting friend said it was the best stop-motion video he has seen in a long time and perfectly showed the process of the work. Keep it up
  14. New Series - RR Heavy

    That was a very entertaining watch, seemed very well shot and great subject matter, I will be watching future episodes and I'll probably send the link to friends too. Better than a lot of stuff I've seen on broadcast TV.
  15. No Spider Alarm 300tdi

    See this reply, the RRC used the same alarm ECu around that era