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P38A Range Rover 1998(S) Range Rover 4.6HSE Limited Edition ***LPG***

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  1. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    Very sadly my P38A Range Rover is for sale. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION AND WATCH THE WALKAROUND VIDEO (link below) BEFORE BIDDING - I have been bitten before with some not reading descriptions fully!

    Registered 01/08/1998 (S plate) she is a Limited Edition Charleston Green 4.6HSE fitted with the OMVL Dream XXI-N LPG system. The registration certificate (image of it is in the pics) shows she is registered as petrol and gas so a small (£10) reduction in VED is applicable, and it also shows that she is indeed a true Limited Edition model.

    Full leather interior, electric seats with heating, cruise control (although the vacuum hoses will need to be changed), CD multichanger, rear windows privacy tints, the Electronic Air Suspension works exactly as it should (some think this is a weakness of the P38A, but that is because some people don't maintain the system correctly so when it has a problem, they slate it) but it is one of the best developments on the P38A and should not be knocked - just my opinion. Tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel, effortless power steering, all electric windows and sunroof, central locking, alarm, immobiliser etc etc - if you know P38A's you know the spec!

    In December last year new rear brake pads and discs were fitted, all front suspension bushes along with all the ball joints, track rod and drag link where changed and a full alignment check was carried out (receipt shown in video below).

    In April this year the centre box of the exhaust was replaced and 4 new tyres fitted (at mileage 116300 - receipt shown in video) currently she is on 118500 miles, so the tyres alone have done a shade over 2k miles - essentially still brand new!

    Here is a link to the walkaround and test drive video



    In June this year on the way back to work, she began to backfire a little and lacked a bit of power - fearing the worse (slipped liners!!), I began to disassemble the top of the engine to take a look at what was what. THANKFULLY, the liners were perfect. So I reassembled the engine with:

    New Elring head gaskets
    New valley gasket and seals
    New hydraulic tappets
    New push rods
    New rockers
    New rocker shafts
    New rocker pedestals
    New rocker cover seals
    New breathers

    After all the work, she still has a backfire and while she will run perfectly well under light acceleration, if you put your foot down she will struggle and begin to stutter again....I have a feeling it is possibly a worn cam lobe not allowing the engine to breath properly.

    What I should have done is replace the cam while I had the engine apart as I have a new camshaft anyway - I just didn't do it!

    Included in the sale is the new 4.6 camshaft and all the front cover, sump and (I think) a water pump gaskets to allow you to complete the job if you so desire.

    So whilst she runs, drives and everything else works (aside from the Air Con as I had to evacuate the gas when I did the head gaskets - but she will hold a vacuum and take a charge) she is Spares or Repair - with my new job, a young family and a total lack of time I just cannot afford to keep plugging away on this beauty, so she'll have to go.

    I hate to sell her, it breaks me to have to sell her, but with a new job, a 7 month old baby boy, a 4 year old daughter and lack of space means I have to draw a line.

    She is not taxed or MOT'd as the MOT ran out while I was doing all the engine work, but she has a new centre box, 4 new tyres, all new suspension bushes and ball joints on the front so once the engine is sorted out there is no reason she would not pass the MOT.

    Chassis is solid, body work is good with a few marks (see the pics and the video) and the interior is tidy (the A pillar covers are a little worn and the headlining is beginning to sag a little) but the leather seats are good and all the controls work.

    She will drive locally (at your own risk - she is not taxed, tested or insured and because of her running issue) or she will pull herself up on to a trailer just fine.

    She is located in a secure car park where I work in Farnborough and we can arrange viewings - I can drive her to the visitors car park and you can drive her around the visitors car park (private land!) and look over her, in, around and under her all you like to help you make decisions.....but she can't be driven on public roads obviously.

    I can't do late evenings (after 7.30pm) as I need to be home to help get the kids to bed, but anytime during the day is fine (work days and weekends).
     

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    Stupid question time, does she misbehave when on petrol or gas?
    I had a V8 110 on gas and the gas solinoid valve leaked a bit, would cause exactly those symptoms. If I ran out of gas enough to give full power, I would have to pysically turn off the gas on the tank valve when changing over to petrol.
     
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    Both....so it is something common to both fuels - hence my thoughts on Camshaft or Ignition.
     
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