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#121 OFFLINE   snagglepuss

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

Ha, thought Will had bought this from the way I read the thread. You're a brave man, Neil.

I dont own underpants strong enough! 


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:45 PM

PROPER collection thread. Mucho respecto, yo.

Quite fancy a P38. But no.


Same here, but I've always thought that it would be a bit like having an outdoor swimming pool in this country, cost a fortune to run and only be useful a few days in the year (probably be full of water as well)
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 01:24 PM

Lucky for you good people there is a once in a shiter's lifetime opportunity to purchase a *fine example of the P38 model of your very own at an initially very affordable price from my good self :)

 

(will require trailering and the sort of big bollocks ably demonstrated by the interpid adventurers on this thread) :)

 

Please form an orderly cyber queue :-P


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:01 PM

Please disperse back to your keyboards people, the P38 of global warming enhancement has been claimed, i will let the new owner tell the tale of collectioning when it occurs, will he brave the drive, or bang it on a trailer, tune in laterz to find out :)


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:12 PM

I really want to see the ex-Saabnut p38 go on its first recovery mission.
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 03:13 PM

I have 2 top cars of all time I got for £500 - the Celsior from our beloved Wuvv's on here that was a bloody miracle on wheels - just immense.

2nd is the P38 I ignored all sense and advice and bought ebay blind with 'possible leaking airbag at the rear and unknown battery drain'...…. WGPGW - took munchkin - who was the grand old age of 5 - with me and we did London zoo before collecting and driving back to Brussels. Only time we stopped on the motorway was because he couldn't wait until the next services!

It was fantastic…….

 

I went for the 4.0 - it sank every time I switched off and if it was more than 3days I was left with an 'alternative' bonnet opener and battery charge - then the key turn tango. Apart from that it was fucking brilliant and towed anything and everything I loaded up between here and Germany regularly. truly loved it.

I know I got lucky - but £500 - what can you expect? It blew the bags on one tow - so they were replaced - not actually too bad and can be done relatively quickly too. Ex had it towed as part of her revenge when we split (long story).

 

Looking forward to you getting through this and having it in use. they really are a proper nice place to be when botching up the miles.

I'm fine for now - but a supercharged version is on the wish list - hopefully in time for next winter...…..

Top buying, fixing and fetching…….. keep the updates coming.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

I really want to see the ex-Saabnut p38 go on its first recovery mission.


It is a possibility but I think a few gallons of water and a recovery club card will be the order of the day here, especially as it’s only about 10 miles away ;-)
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:10 PM

One thing we forgot to mention was that Saabnut had said that the RR kept locking itself no matter what.

Cue moving it into the garage for work to start and the car kept locking and unlocking.

Many eyes were rolled until we worked out njgleeds had the keys in his pocket and kept rolling on them :-)
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:13 PM

As a result, I’ve been on the lookout for something that could replace both the Volvo and the recovery truck. It needs to be able to tow a 3.5t trailer if needs be and have a full compliment of seats/windows which rules out a van. Also, four wheel drive comes in handy a few times a year as we live in semi-rural Lancashire up on the edge of Pendle hill.

 

This P38 seems like a fairly decent tow car:


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:08 PM

FFS. Just checked the service specs as I’ve no idea when it was last done......



.....nine and a half bloody litres!!!

And Junkman thought he was hard done by.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:43 PM

Yeah, but it's not a lousy four banger that can't pull the sausage off a plate.


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Obviously possessing superior knowledge of all things automotive, finding contradicting everything on here as some form of game, which some find pretty tedious, but sadly not tedious enough to just fuck off as a consequence.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:55 PM

FFS. Just checked the service specs as I’ve no idea when it was last done......



.....nine and a half bloody litres!!!

And Junkman thought he was hard done by.

 

Last oil change was 2 years and about 3k miles ago, when the oil cooler split and had a secondhand one fitted. That, new water pump, belts etc cost oooh, that will be 600 quid Sir!


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:08 PM

I love my P38 2.5 DSE, even if it is currently on a spring conversion fitted by Stevie Wonder's dog.

 

Beep alarm fault beep EAS Manual beep sunroof not set beep bonnet open beep gearbox fault beep beep BEEP BEEP BEEP.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:17 PM

Been a bit busy this week with paying jobs hence not much progress to report yet...however I’ve had it up in the air and found one or two bits to be attended to.

I’ve also agreed to buy another with serious engine issues.

As you do.

Anyway, it’s about time I resurrected my ‘grim up north’ thread and kept it all in one place so as they say on the beeb when the snooker is over running, action of the P38 variety will resume shortly over there.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, but it's not a lousy four banger that can't pull the sausage off a plate.

 

No, it's a six. Not lousy but from my experience the sausage thing is correct!


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

The 2.5 DSE is slow as hell, but I did find out something interesting about that side of things.

 

If you have a later one with the EGR valve, it also has a MAF sensor just after the air filter which not only operates the EGR valve but also helps calculate fuelling. Earlier DSE's without the EGR had a manifold air pressure sensor for fuelling calculation instead, which the EGR model lacks (as MAF's are more accurate). If the air filter hasn't been changed regularly, the MAF is likely not working properly.

 

HOWEVER.

 

This MAF has no feedback for operation to the BeCM, so you will get no error message when it fails or if it's failed already. After realising how unbelievably slow my DSE was after getting it back on the road, and learning about the above, I unplugged my MAF.

 

Pulls like a bloody train now.

 

Obviously not a proper fix, it needs a new MAF, but my god it's slow as a god damn snail with a knackered MAF plugged in. Must be stuck right at the bottom of the fuelling curve. With the MAF unplugged the BeCM defaults to pre-programmed curves.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:32 PM

I'm incapacitated thanks to the P38ness that I've exposed myself to. Interesting stuff about the DSE though.


Currently maintaining a P38 Range Rover HSE

 

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VAZ 2104, 2105, 2109 (That's going to be tricky) - Nissan Micra - A Yugo of some sort.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:39 PM

This one is a little slow to take off from standstill but once it’s got moving, planting your right foot results in pretty brisk progress, even up hill. I’ve a feeling it’s a case of TADTS but not having driven another 2.5, it’s hard to tell.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:22 PM

Almost a year to the day that I bought a p38 at auction.

It didn't make it home.
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:29 AM

Almost a year to the day that I bought a p38 at auction.

It didn't make it home.
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That was a great thread ... Brave man
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