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@N Dentressangle Don't know if you're still having issues with your window.. 

Just to add some infro, in the window rail that the glass slides up/down there are plastic guides which do wear out and cause the window to either tilt or judder as it is moving, you can just about make out the part here quite simple to change thankfully.. ;)

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HTH

 

 

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Oh ans tidied the wiring in my door it was banging around and the last time I used the window the window mechanism got in a tango with the wires!! ;)

Not ideal/ 

Just ziptied out of the way, ;)

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27 minutes ago, N Dentressangle said:

Thanks. I did check those but they were unworn.

I ended up drilling a slightly lower hole for the upper RH pivot attachment, which has fixed it.

Don't hate me.

Well if mine ever goes all crooked I'll know who to ask ;)

 

 

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20 hours ago, Cooper1 said:

No reason not to ;) 

Well apart from the V8's issues, which are relatively easy to fix, ;)

I'd Google Range Rover P38 V8 common faults on my phone but alas I've only got a 10gb a month mobile data allowance. Best connect to wi-fi first.

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3 hours ago, warren t claim said:

I'd Google Range Rover P38 V8 common faults on my phone but alas I've only got a 10gb a month mobile data allowance. Best connect to wi-fi first.

1) Slipped liners.  "not at all common"

2) Headgasket 

3) Camshaft wear "common"

4) fuel economy LOL  "terrible"

5 Oil leaks "standard"

All standard stuff really 4) is what most people get hung up on, i'm doing 21mpg out of mine being the Bosch motronic injection it is a tad more advanced than the Lucarse sagem system on the Gems cars which struggles past 16mpg. ;)

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Getting there.. 

Mounting surfaces cleaned up and valley gasket and lower intake refitted. 

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Front accessory bracket fitted along with the belt tensioner along with the other rocker cover ;)

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Only issue I encountered is in my haste to remove the fuel rail I bust one of the injectors!! 

2nd hand unit is in the post, hopefully I'll have this thing buttoned up tomorra!!

 

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32 minutes ago, N Dentressangle said:

Very nice.

I need to do the RH exhaust manifold gaskets on mine, plus the brake accumulator - bits are on the way!

Heatshields are a pain in the ring to remove, i'd heatwrap them to aid in refitting/removal in the future. the studs that connect the mani to the cats can shear.. 

Brake accumulator is an easy job, just make sure you depressurise the system before fitting, just pump the brakes a few times with the key off to remove any excess pressure. :)

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The old beast is back together,  the hardest part of the entire job was feeding the LPG injector lines through the upper intake.. ;) 

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After she was all back together, she fired up first time and ran a treat, very happy with that!! ;) 

The only issue was coolant was still pouring out!!! :( 

It turned out that the coolant pipe that runs from the intake to the upper rad hose, which is steel had a pin hole leak in it and it was squirting coolant out at quite the rate!!! 

 

Hmm 

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So on to ebay I go and 2nd hand they want £140 for a pipe that looks just as shit!! 

So armed with some reinforced rad hose and a few hose clamps I fixed it! ;) :)

Attacking the upper pipe with the angle grinder rendered it cut in half, I removed the bracket and slipped some hose over it joining the two pieces together. 

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Hard too see but she went back together! 

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At her natural habitat

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No more coolant leaks now, which is nice!

Even added a chrome parking sensor cover ;) 

 

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3 hours ago, Cooper1 said:

Hmm seem to be getting better than average MPG out of the old bus recently. ;)

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New fangled electric cars are no match for the efficiency of the old Rover V8 ;) LOL :)

Obviously, being a poor begsy, my P38 isn't fitted with such luxuries as a trip computer. Unnecessary on a farmer spec diesel as Farmer Palmer knows how much cherry he's put into the tank at any one time.

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