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Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by sebenza, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. sebenza

    sebenza New Member

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    hello been very interested in a range rover for a while now.

    im looking to by is it the p38

    ive got £5000 and would like a 2.5/4.6 less than 100000 miles on it.
    any ideas as what to look for when i view them things to check out
    any common faults.

    also any genral knowlege that i should now about these before i buy one
    any good books on the subject.

    any advice appriciated thanks
     
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    j the range New Member

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    loads of threads on this coolent is big problem also air bags if you can find somebody you know who has p38 take them with you goodluck and welcome to the madhouse j
     
  3. nathan5346

    nathan5346 Well-Known Member

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    take your time finding one and dont buy the 1st one that looks good, i bought my 1st r/r a few weeks ago i looked for a couple of months and found a right bargain
     
  4. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    Go for diesel, reliable engine, no slipped liners, economical, 25mpg to 30mpg on the motorway, if it's chipped it's reasonably quick with loads of torque:D:D:D
     
  5. sebenza

    sebenza New Member

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    will be giong for diesel.

    what is the liner you mention.
     
  6. gemsdad

    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED. Donater

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    the QE2:D:D;)
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    Look at the many unhappy threads on the V8 petrol engine concerning slipped liners:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. nathan5346

    nathan5346 Well-Known Member

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    And compare em to the diesels :D:D:D
     
  9. BOOMER

    BOOMER Free advice with abundant sarcasm.

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    Don't be scared of petrol, especially if it's got a sequential LPG conversion.
    Not all V8s get slipped liner/porous block problems, but the 4.0/4.6 have gained a certain notoriety for these faults.
    Why not see if you can find one that has had a fairly recent new replacement engine (with documentation to prove it), they are out there if you look hard enough.
    Above all, take your time, check everything works and make sure you have a long test drive so any faults show up.
     
  10. rewmer

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    Then look at all the threads about the blown heads on the diesel, oh, and the hot starting fault, oh, and the cold starting fault, oh, and the lack of power and refinement..... need I go on. £5k will get you a late model Vogue ( not a poverty spec DSE) that has already got a multipoint LPG conversion. I get the equivilent of 38 mpg on a run with all the power and sound of a V8 - delicious.
     
  11. BOOMER

    BOOMER Free advice with abundant sarcasm.

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    I rest my case........:praise:
     
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    The liner is basically the cylinder bore for the piston, under certain conditions they will move allowing the head gasket to lose its seal between the cylinder block/liner/cylinder head allowing the cooling system to be pressurised.

    There are 2 options, replace the engine block with a very late spec one where the liner problem has been designed/engineered out or have your engine block machined to receive "Top Hat Liners" these have a collar/ridge at the top and are held in place by the heads when bolted down.

    Both options require an almost bottomless pocket.....:eek:

    But beware the BMW diesel can be expensive to repair if you find one with a cracked cylinder head, but still cheaper than a slipped liner in a petrol.


    Liner>Slipped>Sank=Titanic
     
  13. Rangey-V8

    Rangey-V8 Formerly known as Simon1975

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    I would say to find a car that has been owned by its current owner for a while, few years or more.

    The EAS is definately something you need to look at for leaks. Check threads on how to do this, its easy.

    Check the service records and receipts for parts and oils, to see if its been cared for.

    I believe the general condition of a car, inside and out will reflect the mechanical condition.
     
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    hot start prob? £30, lack of power? not on mine :p
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED. Donater

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    nor mine.:D:p
     
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    Rofl
     
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    is it all up and running and on the road then john?
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED. Donater

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    certainly is gav,that is if you dont count half the dash out due to ****ed blend motor.:eek::eek::doh:
     
  19. gavbriggs

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    if its the passenger one just pull the lever in summer and again in winter!!! keep the old one! i want to feck about with one, see how they work and if i can find bits for em!
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED. Donater

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    not that easy as you well know,its the distribution motor,just got a great deal,full heater system with three motors and dash unit all for £40,well happy.:D:D
     
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