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Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Grrrrrr, Apr 16, 2019.

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  1. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    He has about 3 P38s ready to assemble in the shed. All doozle - the proper engine added by BMW for people to actually drive them everyday not look pretty on paper on the recovery truck.
    presuming they get to you before you freeze to death ;)

    V8 ain’t manual Grrrr, they will chew the clutches more frequently (all of them), presuming it will get that far before needing overhauling. :( Even more potch to get to something and more electrickery to go wrong. DT’s are bad enough but I chose pre EGR basic for good reason


    Curse of the green oval :oops:



    I will of course support you in whatever decision you make.
     
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    I will support you too Grrrr.

    Get a V8 ;)
     
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    Keep them both :)
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Mine is off the road at the moment and I have too much on to find time to fix it so I am half-heartedly looking out for a replacement. Mine is coming up on 160k albeit most of the parts are almost new so a nice low mileage example at the right price might tempt me. I can use mine as spares if the year is similar.

    V8. More specifically, V8 on LPG. I look at our government and the direction of travel and think they'll be an all out war on diesel and to a lesser extent old petrol engines before long. LPG though should sidestep that issue. I've looked at more modern cars but they seem overly complex and I just don't have the kit or inclination to pull them apart. So it has to be old technology that can take me tinkering with it. Any car has to last until I stop driving - a decent P38 has a chance.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    4.0 came as manual. Single billet for a flywheel and access panel on bell housing so you don't have to take the whole car apart to check the clutch.

    However, that manual clutch is ****. HP24 that has had regular oil changes is best bet, preferably with 4 pin diffs.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm 4pins.....

    I see your point. There is a long term game to be played. It had to be Landy for me also, the technology is just about right for durability aswell as fixable on my todd at P38 stage. People have had to stop telling me it couldn’t be done for peanuts, but that’s what being a monkey is all about :D

    Surely with your red doozle @MrGorsky will give you a hand? Is Brian far - he is top notch guy like that - pointing, laughing and eating all your custard creams tho ;)
     
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    I test drove a 96 SE v8 manual and it pulled like a fookin train..

    You could slot it in 5th at 15mph, put ya foot to the carpet and it would pull from that speed right upto 70 without any issue :cool::D

    The latter P38 have 4 pin front Diffs, mine has :D

    Dropping the box off the back for a Clutch would be a 5 in job. and the Manual V8's can get north of 20mpg, if you can find one ;)

    A healthy 4.6 will do 18mpg and on gas which is around 55-67ppl it's the equiv of over 35mpg :D

    Go on Grrr a nice Vogue :p

    Or early SE :cool::D
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    MrGorsky has an RV to convert to gas and Euro-spec. Brian is down in the smoke, not far from Dopey I believe. I won't say the shortest time I've made it from Heathrow but you can easily do it in less than an hour. EntropyUK isn't far from me.

    It isn't hands I am short of though, it is time. I have so many jobs that need doing before the end of the month.
     
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    Feel the pull of the dark side Luke..
     
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    Once you experience the V8, there is no going back :cool::):D
     
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    The 4.6 rear 4pin will bolt straight onto my diesel. Two pin seems pretty indestructible TBF but I’ve heard story’s of them going.

    Front won’t go on and can’t use a rear diff as it’s reverse gear. I could strip it down and just change the front pin with a 4pin out of a rear though :)

    Or weld them up but then it will drive terrible - Did it to a defender. Would drive up a wall mind
     
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    The latter 4.6 have both a front and rear 4 pin axle ;)
     
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    Yes if I blow mine I will replace both with 4pin
     
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    'tis a good thing to do..
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Think it is the traction control that makes it necessary.
     
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    9years ago I changed my V8 Disco for my diesel Range Rover. At which time I was doing a 500ish mile commute to work, and the government was touting diesel as the golden child, and fuel of the future. Now look at where we are, lying gits :(
     
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