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******* Halfords!

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by ipsos, May 15, 2009.

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  1. ipsos

    ipsos New Member

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    was in Halfords the other day and picked up an oil filter for my 1997 dse,i now read that there are two different types(of course)an early and a late.
    Someone clearly didn't tell Halfords this,they just have filter for 1995-2002
    The real problem i have though is establishing which one i need,the RAVE cd says that i should have early(according to year)but looking at filter housing i should have a later filter.
    Anyone have any experiance of this?
     
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    Halfords are too expensive, most of the decent retailers will key in your registration and bingo.
     
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    early ones have a steel oil filter housing top where as late ones have a plastic oil filter housing top.
     
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    Disco Moneypit New Member

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    Try your local LR main dealer. If they are anything like mine, not only will their parts department be staffed and managed by genuine enthusiasts, but also their prices for genine parts is litterally only pence more than the likes of Paddocks and other motor factors.

    Oh, and they will also be able to answer any parts related questions that you have have with absolute authority.
     
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    Just done mine, as Arron say's, early is metal top, late is plastic, I can get you the L/R part number for the late filter if you need it. The genuine L/R filter comes with the O rings and the copper washer for the sump plug.:D
     
  6. ipsos

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    Thats the thing,mines a plastic top(so the late filter) but the car is 1997 which according to RAVE cd should be early filter,does this mean my engine is not original to the car?
     
  7. Rangey-V8

    Rangey-V8 Formerly known as Simon1975

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    You can also get a new filter from a Vauxhall dealer as the BMW engine was fitted to some Omegas. It comes with all 3 seals and a copper sump washer.

    I have always had Vauxhalls and still have a Vectra B and get all parts at Trade Club prices.

    I recently got 10L of their own brand semi synthetic 10 40 oil and a late type filter for £26 inc VAT from my local Vauxhall dealer!

    I also had a problem with Halfords, they gave me an early type filter (metal) for my car. The late type is plastic and has an exposed filter element.
     
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    depends when they changed engines and also what modifications have been done, you could have a look at engine numbers to get an idea of age of engine. i.e i have 3 blocks, one has no id, thats a remaufactured block. one has id 42d06xxxa thats a early engine with extra bolt holes for the head. and the other, i believe original has numer 42d16xxxa. <<<<they are petrol engines tho!!!

    obviously this only works if you can compare numbers. you could ring a dealer, explain the situation and give him the chassis and engine numbers, see if they can identify the correct part that you need.

    failing that its a letter to landrover at gaydon, theres a fella there who deals with enquiries into the heritage of landrovers, he can prolly give you part numbers and specific id down to the last nut and bolt and who installed it. oh yeah he's good!!
     
  9. ipsos

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    There's me thinking that my RR was as pure and virtuous as Mother Theresa,and it turns out she's the illegitmate love child of BMW and Vauxhall!!!!!
     
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    didnt you know?
     
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    Same happened to me, he didn't know that the filter was up on top, but i managed to get another 2 cans of FREE semi synthetic oil out of them for Free + the filter again, sometimes it all works out fine lol
     
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    I was going to order a service kit from British Parts UK for £20 and do everything and a friend recommend replacing the paper air filter with one from K&N, does this sound like a good plan?

    I know sometimes certain parts are recommended but I thought for the service parts British Parts would be ok?
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    If you mean Britparts then no don't touch em. They're ****e..
     
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    I threw away the air box on my 300tdi and fitted a pipercross to the pipe, and a k&n to my merc and cut the bottom out the air box to let it breath properly. You get kits to clean and oil them, but they are usually good for 100,000 miles before a clean, more efficient than a paper, and will save you money in the long run. Try the breakers first tho, I got a couple for my sons cars for 5quid each. Most of the kids are running them these days so plenty in the breakers, however you might have to be prepared to make a modification if you want to fit the induction kit style, the direct insert is a straight replacement tho.
     
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    a ordered a service kit got it home opened it up and there was a tennis racket 2 tennise balls and a bottle of duce
     
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    No Love??
     
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    What about the short skirt and sexy knickers, cant do a proper service without that.
     
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    the oil filters on my 1995 4.0 V8 fit 200 tdi...
     
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    so i took back the filter and they gave me a refund,but the bloke at Havefords wouldn't have it,he went on his computer and it said YES!,i tried explaining to him that there are two different filters for the P38 and that they should update their filing system(didn't like that)so the next P38 owner doesn't waste his time doing what i did,he just ignored me and went looking for another mug/customer
     
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    halfrauds is **** i don't go in there unless its a sunday and everywhere else is shut!


    they should be using autocat which has a VRM lookup so they can just put in the reg and it will tell them what the vehicle is (as entered by at autocat)

    we have autocat at work, its a blummin good system, sometimes it will give you options but you can normally narrow it down to just one part if you know how to use it
     
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