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There is nothing on a P38 that can't be mended in one way or another but you do need some instruction and there's a lot of it about. You may have heard of RAVE which was the Land Rover workshop manual but it hasn't been updated since 2005. But, as the P38 ceased production in 2002, who cares.

RAVE can be downloaded from http://rangerovers.pub/static/rave.zip but it might take a while as it's a pretty big file. To run it, simply double click the rave-lr.pdf file and you're in.

There's also an online version that can be found at http://workshop-manuals.com/landrover/p38/range_rover_workshop_manual_volume_1/

The full parts manual can be found at http://new.lrcat.com/

and if you can't figure out exactly what the problem is, there's quite a few decent guides to the common faults that can be found at http://www.rangerovers.net/newrremedies.html although it is a little out of date now with some of the advice as it hasn't been updated since the original site was taken over by a Canadian company who allow it to be run by the main reason this forum has been created.

There's also a few archived articles of use that SpiggyTopes (Peter) has uploaded to Google drive that can be found here https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4azhgT5UI-QWW9TQlhUWE9FWUE&usp=sharing

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Thank Christ for that. I was getting really sick of "ooh we can't host that there"
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If JLR want me to take it down, I'll take it down. They only have to ask, politely. Until they do, I will leave it up there.

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Gilbertd wrote:

and if you can't figure out exactly what the problem is, there's quite a few decent guides to the common faults that can be found at http://www.rangerovers.net/newrremedies.html although it is a little out of date now with some of the advice as it hasn't been updated since the original site was taken over by a Canadian company who allow it to be run by the main reason this forum has been created.

Hey now, us Canadians are not all bad. However it is the reason I'm here also!

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I have nothing against Canadians at all, I spent an extremely enjoyable week in Montreal a couple of years ago. Amazing place and people although I must admit it did seem a little strange at first. It looked like I was in the US but everyone spoke French. Now I go to France about 8 times a year and have a reasonable grasp of the language but listening to someone speaking what is obviously French but being unable to understand a word of it seemed very odd. The thing that amused me most was that in France a stop sign says STOP, in Montreal a stop sign says ARRET.

Driving there was interesting too. I've never come across such a polite bunch of drivers anywhere in the world. The way everyone stops at a crossroads and takes it in turns to move, anywhere else in the world they'd all try to go at once and end up in a big, mangled heap in the middle.

I also heard that the biggest insult you can give to a Canadian is to call them American........

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I was just kidding! I'm not even Canadian. I've lived here for 14 years, originally from Ireland.
Canadian French is strange and varies depending on whether you are in Quebec or not. I'm in Sudbury which has a large french Canadian population but they have there own slang. Driving anywhere apart from Montreal I would say there are polite drivers. Montreal drivers are a special bunch. Never call a Canadian an American especially in Rural areas.

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I actually asked one of the girls in the hotel I stayed at (after I greeted her with a Bonjour and she then replied in something resembling French that I couldn't understand) and she explained that French had arrived in Canada with settlers from France. Over the last 400 or so years the language has evolved just the same as French spoken in France has evolved. 400 years ago it was the same language but they've just evolved in different ways. Made sense to me.

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Sounds as though it has gone the same way as Afrikaans, the language spoken in South Africa. Originally they were Dutch settlers who arrived there about 350 years ago. To modern Dutch people it sounds very medieval.

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When they speak slowly us dutch understand it very well, just a pity the black people do not want to speak it, it is the language of the "boeren" (white farmers) and to much connected to apartheid.
As for the French language, in Napoleon's time Holland was partly French and the language in fact was for the upper class (in The Hague), if you go to the Frisian Museum and look at old French scriptures, the (written) language hasn't hardley changed.

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I used to live in South Africa and before that Zambia.

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I have a copy of Microcat and a crack. Any suggestions on how to share it?

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Not that I want to come across as overbearing and ZOMG CENSORSHIP, but I'd rather not have cracked software discussed openly ;-)

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I've got a downloaded version that was freely distributed and I don't remember it needing a crack. Although it does have my name as a registered user and I have to tell my computer it's September 2006 or it complains that it has expired so maybe it did. I've probably got the installer on a CD somewhere. If I find it, I'll confirm but I agree with Gordon, it's probably best to not discuss it openly. I rarely use it these days now there is the Russian hosted version online.

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I also have the older version which isn't cracked, but requires the date to be wound back to get it to start properly. My version came with a little utility which changes the system date for you, and then resets it once it can see that Microcat has launched...

But I am with the other guys, I hardly use it these days - I used to use the Russian site - but found a better one at www.allbrit.de It has most Land Rover, Rover, and MG's I think - and although it's on a German site, it has a proper English page aswell, rather than the translation on the Russian one - so it's now my go-to site for parts catalog.

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Martyuk wrote:

...I used to use the Russian site - but found a better one at www.allbrit.de It has most Land Rover, Rover, and MG's I think - and although it's on a German site, it has a proper English page aswell, rather than the translation on the Russian one - so it's now my go-to site for parts catalog.

Brilliant! Much better than the Russian site, thx!

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Gilbertd wrote:

There is nothing on a P38 that can't be mended in one way or another but you do need some instruction and there's a lot of it about. You may have heard of RAVE which was the Land Rover workshop manual but it hasn't been updated since 2005. But, as the P38 ceased production in 2002, who cares.

RAVE can be downloaded from http://rangerovers.pub/static/rave.zip but it might take a while as it's a pretty big file. To run it, simply double click the rave-lr.pdf file and you're in.

There's also an online version that can be found at http://workshop-manuals.com/landrover/p38/range_rover_workshop_manual_volume_1/

The full parts manual can be found at http://new.lrcat.com/

and if you can't figure out exactly what the problem is, there's quite a few decent guides to the common faults that can be found at http://www.rangerovers.net/newrremedies.html although it is a little out of date now with some of the advice as it hasn't been updated since the original site was taken over by a Canadian company who allow it to be run by the main reason this forum has been created.

There's also a few archived articles of use that SpiggyTopes (Peter) has uploaded to Google drive that can be found here https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4azhgT5UI-QWW9TQlhUWE9FWUE&usp=sharing

Thanks very much for these links especially to Spiggy Topes, I have now got those docs in my G drive!
cheers all,

Hoppy