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What did you do with your Range Rover today

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Dopey, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    That's tough, I thought it was 6 months but it's a long time since I had staff so I don't really remember.
     
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    Tory govt increased it to two years.
     
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    Yep a minimum of two years to get a payment and I made a year :(
     
  4. RangeRoller dt

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    Chin up soldier
    I’m in similar circumstance.
    Out of work now lockdown messed things up and no drivable vehicle to get to jobs.
    may be last of my P38 days right now. Things will get better

    Was it worth it??

    You’re damn right it was :cool:
    Plus I’ve still got 3T of scrap on wheels out back :):D:)
    Wonder how much of it I can fit in my shed ?
    Grrr managed 2 I think but I’ve only got little shed...definitely wanna keep the velour seats won’t find ones like new again
     
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    Tenebreaux Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I can't get the bloody Alfa in my garage, never mind the P38. I am having the front garden concreted next week...
     
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    I cleaned her, inside and out. Then waved bye bye , as she went off on a recovery truck :(
     
  7. Bix

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    Great idea, I need a parts car for Sandy. Although her's has a sun roof and mine doesn't, so I can't use her freshly redone headlining.
     
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    What happened to her?
     
  9. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Can't Remember Full Member

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    Discovered the windows don't open when you keep your finger on the fob button

    They do auto close though!!
     
  10. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member Full Member

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    She had the hissy fit she's been warning me off for days :(
     
  11. Wazzajnr

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    @Bix I have a 4.0 going for scrap money if you want
     
  12. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Sprung Member

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    And I have a diesel for spares :D:D:D




    We are a sorry lot :rolleyes:
     
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    Bugger.:(
     
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    I'm not :) My girl is off to get a full check up. I've set minimum £2k aside for it. I may be without her for a bit , but she is in good hands. Also the recovery guy was a former Land Rover nut, and the first words out his mouth were, 'at least she's not a banger like a lot we get. Take it you look after her'. He was also shocked when I said what age she is :D
    Looking after her has it's benefits :)
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    I suspect you're not alone.
     
  17. Bix

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    I'd agree in normal circumstances but with the wife on the job hunt, probably not wise. I suspect the neighbours already get salty that we have 2 barely functioning P38s in the car park.
     
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    My Rangie is having surgery (again!). The rear diff pan has finally rotted through and more chemical metal is not the answer so I thought I'd just pop the rear axle off, get a diff pan - weld it on and put it all back - simple, a few nuts and bolts, a couple of wires and brake pipes how hard can it be?

    I managed to get the axle off, a couple of minor battles and one broken 600mm breaker bar but it's off. Then I see the state of the bottom shock mount, I'll get a new one of those, and then a pair of anti-roll bar brackets and then the spring seat mounts and then the main event...... the dreaded A frame ball joint which AFAIK is the original 1991 item, to say it had a bit of play is an understatement and is probably why the transmission clonks like mad shifting D to R or lifting off the throttle sharply - hey ho, how it passed an MOT is a mystery but I suppose the seized ball joint on the Boge strut may have helped.... oh the joys!

    So, I get the fulcrum bracket off but do you think I could get the ball joint out...... what a ***************************************************!!!!!!!!!! I nearly called it quits and thought I'll just get a new fulcrum bracket. Trouble is mine still has the self-levelling strut. The cost of the fulcrum bracket is like £500.00!! Seriously it is a bit steep (search part no. 90575878). So I really needed to get the stubborn m**********r out. I put it in the 20 ton press - no! Then I realised I need to cut the ears off the ball joint first - DOH! SO out with the angry grinder, ears off back in the press - FAIL! O.K. I'll hit it up with some heat, stick the gas lamp on it for ages, welding gloves on back in the press - HAHAHAHAHA this is taking the P***.

    Let it cool for a bit, soak in GT85. Back in the press still no go. So, I give it more grinder action and cut off more of the flange on the ball joint applying as much GT85 as I can get in there. Belt it a few times with a club hammer but still nothing.

    After about 2 or maybe 3 hours battling the ball joint I decided to go for a final all out assault. A couple of steel supports on the floor, fulcrum with ball joint placed on top then go a find the sledge hammer. Swing, thump.... I think it moved! I think it moved! Set it up and go again, yep it's moving. Funny how small victories feel soooooo goood. Stick in the press - press no chance. BLAST.

    Back to the sledge hammer, swing... thump wow! Will need a socket on top now to drift it out. Swing....thump, swing....thump a couple more swings and it is out!

    So as happens with old Range Rovers what was going to be a relatively simple little repair has turned in to about a weeks work and budget, well I guess you all know that story! Look on the bright side, there will be more metal on the back end than there was when I started and I have had a weeks worth of exercise all in one go.

    Good luck with your projects may you all feel the satisfying glow of victory!
     
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    We're changing the front ABS sensor in the burning heat
    Well...I say we..... :cool:
     
  20. Henry_b

    Henry_b ̿̿ ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿

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    Its Full of WIN.....
    Do I spy COILS of doom!!! :eek::confused::D

    A pair of pliers, of a drill works quite well ;)
     
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