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P38A Duchess is in the garage!

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Flossie, Aug 30, 2021.

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  1. Flossie

    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    It's been perfect since I've had it, first time it's done it. I did spray some white grease up it a month ago for the hell of it but it was already very greased up.
     
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    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    I've seen diesel bug, get it every now and then in the torpedo space heater when I forget to drain it after winter.
    This stuff didn't have it.
    I don't even know if the stuff was 4 yrs old tbh, the guy who owned it had died and his mate was selling it on behalf of his daughter who lived in South Wales, car was in Coventry where the deceased lived, daughter couldn't drive. The seller looked well dodgy but knew how stuff worked so I suspect he smoked about in it then drained most of the diesel before slapping it on eBay. That's when I came in, all starry eyed and wet behind the ears:rolleyes:
    :D
     
  3. Turboman

    Turboman Rural Activist

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    When it gets out of hand, it goes completely black. I have had it happen once, only in a fuel can, luckily.
    But there are small traces of bug in almost all fuel systems, living on the film between the fuel and water droplets.
    Also, unfortunately, in the bulk tanks in fuel depots.

    On the boats, we keep the tanks full all the time, and change filters and drain sedimenters as described by Data.
    But we still add biocide a few times a year, usually spring and autumn, the seasons of maximum temperature change, to be on the safe side.
     
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    The switch sticks with dried grease
     
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    Isn't it the driver's side?;)
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    Battery box side on LHD & RHD
     
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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    Which is driver's side on my RHD and @Flossie's
     
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    Which means sometimes I forget which 1 I am working on:confused:.
    Anyway clean em both then:).

    J
     
  9. Flossie

    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    Opened bonnet, closed bonnet, message gone.:D
     
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    marjon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I guess we all assumed you tried that already:rolleyes:.

    J
     
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    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    I did yesterday, no joy, tried again today and yay!
    She just had the hump cos I keep sticking the nano up 'er.:D
     
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    They don't like it up 'em.:eek: give the bonnet a bit more Welly when you close it.:D
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Have a look at the bonnet switches where the prong bit goes through the hole.
     
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    Took a quick whizz up the road last night, no MOT or tax but got insurance of course to see if the abs light went out, it did:) and that the auto box worked, it did:) and listen for any death noises, there were non:):):).
    Off to the MOT at 10am , took the long way, about 20miles, and everything seems fine:):):). Booted it to get the redex through where I could and arrived at the MOT station, turned her off and wondered in. Guy took the key and drove her on to the ramp while I sat in the viewing area nervously:(.
    He walked past me after about 20mins and I asked how it was going?
    He said, so far, advisery on the rear indicators, not orange enough and a fail because the abs light is on:eek:.
    I politely pointed out that it goes out at above 5mph but he said it's still a fail because it was presented to him with the light on:(.
    Then I remembered that I had turned the engine off which means it resets so need to get to 5mph again and it will stay off. Luckily the handbook was inside so I found the relevant page and showed him, he then took it up the road and the light went out so he was happy:).
    12months MOT:):):)! and he must have forgotten about the indicator bulbs as there are no advisories.
    Driving back, I played with the cruise control and that works great too:)
    Everything works!!:):).
    Not 100% sure about the Aircon though at this point, seemed colder than ambient but I feel it should be better, overall , I'm chuffed:)

    Duchess lives again!:D:D:D IMG_20211118_121417_679.jpg
     
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    Nice one:) after all the work you have done there should not have been any problems, but one never knows its still nerve racking
    and you have educated the mot man on p38 abs systems:D
     
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    Good result as above you spent some money on her so all should be good
     
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    Told ya:p:D:D:D

    Result:)
    Now enjoy gliding around:).

    J
     
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    Nice one Chris.:D happy motoring pal. :D:D
    Some MoT guys don't/won't listen and read the hand book info on ABS light, sounds like you got a good un:D:D:D
     
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    In case anyone needs it for MOT guy that does not know, the ABS 5mph detail is page-59 in the Owners Handbook (Hard Copy and RAVE).
     
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    Well done @Flossie!! Chuffed for you. :)
     
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