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P38A Questions for P38 Owners (especially V8 Petrols)

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Webley1991, Dec 24, 2019.

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  1. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ mine is still like this, everyday is an adventure. No threads on what I did in beggining...just read yours! :):eek::D
    Why you think I don’t go far. First time I worked out how to open the filler cap without a metal wedge it wouldn’t leave the fuel station :D
    Is good lately though...no nonsense for months...will change when weather warms most probs :(
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    No, they only fail when cold and wet or you're in a precarious position. The Green Oval Goblin is a total bar-steward.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    There’s loads I want to do. Loads I have to do - like that Gbox plug.

    Those Tree bars seem far far away
     
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    Maintenance is mostly easy, trouble with the EAS is that it's out of sight and out of mind and not included in the maintenance schedule.
     
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    I saw someone else mention that the P38s are not known for corrosion problems.

    Is that because most of them never saw much offroad use in their early days compared to the Discoverys?

    The V8 D2 would ideally be my preferred choice out of the two types. The problem is that V8 D2s seem to be advertised from £6k upwards. I would not pay that sort of money for something nearly 20 years old.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Seems to be the metal that was used in their construction plus the rust-proofing. Oddly enough the later ones seem to suffer more. It isn't just P38s, there was a sweet-spot in antirusting measures around 1994-1998.
     
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    My 95 P38 is as rusty as feck, the 99 & late 00 are rust free.
     
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    EAS is what LR serviced more than anything on my 95. Has seen a lot of off-road and is like new underneath. 2001-2002 ones seem worse imo
     
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    Hello. im constantly reading about troublesome P38s. Im actually a Series nut but parked up in amongst my collection of old leafsprungs is my 4.6HSE P38. I was very lucky to buy it off my Uncle who was the sole owner and the car has been pretty much garaged and wet nursed all its life. Shes complely original and everything works perfectly. Ill take her out on a whim, fill her up with petrol and have lovely day wafting around the contryside on Air. Just wanted to spread the love man, of my 222HP 4.6HSE. Might even take her out today for a spin.
    HNY!!
    Sorry its a bit OT.
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    I have 2 '95s and both are absolutely solid. Seen a few past '99 that are rust-buckets. Guess location and use will have an effect.
     
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    Yea. Shes a 96 thoroughbred:)
     

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    Silver looks cheap on so many cars. Beautiful on a P38
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    But not as nice as the red!
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder:)
     
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    Data has 3 blues so has taste.

    Great selection of blues (just on my vehicle alone :D)
     
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    Not so, I have 2 green and one blue:p
     
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    One is a bluey green then :D
    Both looked blue on the trailer pic. You must have washed it though as didn’t look like a vineyard tratter
     
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    You need to go to Spec savers, the tow car is blue, the one on the trailer is green.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    My donor is green. Prefer the red or the blue though, especially the blue Henry and Doo have. Saint had a nice green one once. Mine's dark and a bit flat.
     
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    Never actually seen a red one in person. Don’t see many at all really
     
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