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#1 OFFLINE   drum

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:26 PM

I'm risking starting a thread.

Edit: now with words and pictures.

If you've read the Errol Auction thread you'll know about this great* buy.

I am an eternal optimist when it comes to old cars, but I wasn't so naive as to think this was going to be painless. Before bidding, I told my dad, who had been tasked by mither to stop me buying anything, that I thought it was only a small gamble because "it'll be worth 500 in parts" and "remember my broken disco I got £450 for" etc. and it had new tyres and was shiny...

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

Wanders off looking for popcorn.......


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:45 PM

That's an unusual colour.  I like it.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

CBA crew represent

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

Popcorn found whilst original thread was updated, now settling in for a long evening about the tribulations of another Super Reliable* P38


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:50 PM

A friend of mine has a Disco of similar vintage which he likes to rag down green lanes.  Many funs.

I never really saw the point until joining him for this wholesome activity but it is hi-larious.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

You are a brave man.

 

How broken is it?


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

You are a brave man.

 

How broken is it?

 

Entropy level P-38 has been achieved.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

The bidding started at 400, everyone looked at their feet not wanting to catch the auctioneer's eye. Except me. I executed my subtle catalogue flutter while making eye contact - best to keep things incognito in the auction room. The auctioneer wasn't for keeping my identity secret though, as he gleefully declared the Rangey matches my jacket, gesturing in my direction in case someone in the hall hadn't spotted the berk in the big blue ski jacket bidding on this obvious lemon.

After a brief dalliance with the diesel Oldsmobile (I was top bidder but no deal done...yet) it was time to pay up and drive off with the new wheels.

Only it was playing dead. 'Engine disabled' was the dash message. Lovely.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:21 PM

The reg sums this car's attitude and the build quality at the factory


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

*checks if he bought a Range Rover recently*

Thank fuck. I mean I am obviously that stupid but dodged it this time
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

*checks if he bought a Range Rover recently*

Thank fuck. I mean I am obviously going to check eBay.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

We've all done it.

 

Escaping without a financial penalty is the clever bit. 


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

We've all done it.
 
Escaping with it well alight and about to explode is the clever bit.

FTFY, burn the fucker, or take your wallet and burn it, both will have similar effects.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:15 PM

Morris Leslie's hi-viz boys couldn't get it to wake up even though "it drove off the transporter fine". Not words that bring contentment to the hapless buyer.

I went home to type p38 engine disabled into google. When saabnut mentioned "empty header tank"and "liner drop" I had more googling to do.

I returned yesterday armed with some tools, new found knowledge about EKA codes and a 6 pint milk carton filled with water. Small beardy hi-viz Morris Leslie regular car shuffler declared the RR deader than a dead thing as "it's not going into park properly so won't start". I told him I thought it was the key not speaking to the car and wanted to try a couple of things. Anyway, it looked like it was in park to me.

The key in the door lock lefty righty code procedure did nothing. Lights should flash if the code is going in and the weren't flashing. Apparently the micro switch in the door lock can need a fettle, so off with the door card.IMG_1121.JPG

There was a broken wire in the loom inside the door but it didn't seem to go anywhere near the lock and sure enough, twisting the ends together made no difference.

Beardy came by again shaking his head, tutting and saying he thought I would have brought a trailer. He didn't say I was an idiot. Not out loud at least.

I was thinking about what recovery company to call when with some further key twisting while pressing fob buttons and it only burst into life!

Who's the idiot now beardy! Trailer my ass...

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:15 PM

You can have one of these, or money in the bank.
You can't have both.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:20 PM

I admire your bravery. It looks smart anyway, unusual colour & it suits it.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:21 PM

Starting Procedure:

 

Turn key. Go home. Come back. Strip door down. Waggle key, press random buttons, fasten seatbelt, engage drive, clench sphincter. 


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

Starting Procedure:

 

Turn key. Go home. Come back. Strip door down. Waggle key, press random buttons, fasten seatbelt, engage drive, clench sphincter, pray to the shite gods & have recovery on speed dial, and tell loved ones you will probably be late home

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

the transporter". 
 

 

 

 

I just had an amusing thought. What if a P38 was Jason Statham's steed of choice in the epic* film series? International hit man of mystery, armed with a fault code reader and a can of Easy Start. 


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:36 PM

I'm sure the ginger bearded guy owns this.

 

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Maybe a bunch of wannabe classic car journalists were up testing the Range Rover in a hilarious top gear style challenge which could explain the current condition of the car.

Remember the Samara anyone?


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:59 PM

Tidy looking bodywork and a colour I don't think I've ever seen on one of those. Brave stuff getting it running like that. Now that you are ahead, surely it's time to bail out, make a small profit and call it a narrowly avoided disaster!
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:05 PM

You’ve done better than I did - the FUCKING THUNDERCUNT auction panda made it 0.5 miles and it was barely running for those
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:28 PM

The story didn't end there.

I poured some water into the header tank. It only took about 2 pints.

Drove it round to where I'd parked the polo and left it to come up to temperature.
The temp gauge sat bang on normal for half an hour. There was water dripping underneath which seemed to be coming from the water pump.

Feeling brave, I filled up the milk carton and set off. Got about 200 yards and the temp gauge shot up.

The header tank was doing a good impression of a kettle. Left it for a while as it cooled down and managed to get about half a pint of water in. Started it up again and the temp needle sat at normal. I set up off again watching the needle like a hawk. It sat bonnie at normal for 2 miles then without warning shot up into the red.

Shoulda brought a trailer...

I parked up and phoned the recovery boys. It's only the second time in 20 years I've used the breakdown perk of my bank account.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

It's now parked up at my shed in Kirrie.
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Tonight after work I took it for a drive.
Drove it for two miles and the temperature never wavered.
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There's a fairly heavy drip of water from the water pump.
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It's booked into a local indy LR garage for a diagnosis.
I've told them I want to know if it has the dreaded liner slip or could it (fingers crossed) be just the water pump.

The radiator looks new, making me think the previous owner was looking for the cheap fixes like a blocked rad.

What says you?
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:38 PM

Isn't there a pipe that blocks up causing omg HGF symptoms on these? Also if it's on gas try it on petrol and see if it does the same.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

No gas.

Neil_touring found a Facebook ad from a couple of months ago.

I was mistaken, it was on Facebook..
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I should probably give the previous owner a call to pick his brains.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:46 PM

There's a chance that the previous owner fitted a rad, not bled it properly, and all will be rosy.

There's a MUCH BIGGER chance that you're right - the previous owner tried all the cheap stuff and then offloaded it before he needed to take a brave pill and cash in his pension to fix it.

 

I've been wrong before, I hope I'm wrong this time!


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