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A blue 01 on coils with dodgy HG, broken radio and satnav and no mileage listed.
Still, looks quite nice in the photos!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Range-Rover-Vogue-4-6-2001-Private-Plate-Spares-or-Repairs-can-be-driven-away/312468308811?hash=item48c090034b:g:wYYAAOSwvtBcXtAx:rk:6:pf:0

I just put this up because it's about 5 minutes from me if anyone wants me to go have a look.

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It is also on springs 😢

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Assuming the mileage isn't starship throw £5,000 - £7 ,000 (higher end if you want lpg) at it and you will have a decent motor for the next 100,000 or so miles. At least it hasn't got a sunroof!

Clive

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The steering wheel looks like it’s been refurbished, so there’s a saving, lol,

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Clive603 wrote:

Assuming the mileage isn't starship throw £5,000 - £7 ,000 (higher end if you want lpg) at it

How much???? £300 to get it back on air, replace the radio/sat nav with an all in one like Marty and Chris have done and sort the engine. Worst case a reconditioned top hatted short block will only set you back a couple of grand.

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Or just roll it to the far end of the guy's yard, throw a head gasket on, and drive home...

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No need for a new sat nav. either, it's probably "just a fuse".... !!

and " has been diagnosed with a head gasket fault, I have not tried any of the chemical temporary repairs shop around on eBay there are head gasket and bolt kits for £82 or less if you know what your doing."

To be fair he has not tried K-seal (or worse) but as it is only hovering around £500 it might be tempting

......and I always enjoy this kind of stuff on e-bay; Basically "There is a problem I have been told it is probably just a cheap easy-to-replace sensor etc"
Ok, then 'quickly' change it / fix it and get more interest/higher price....(?)

We should compile a list of these for reference of course; My own favourite (although not P38) is "sills recently undersealed" = rust patches covered up

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To be fair, the parts for a head gasket swap CAN be cheap but it doesn't mean he has the know-how to do the work himself. He himself said its cheap of you know what you're doing - he doesn't say he does.

He might also no have the money or think it worth paying for someone else to do. It's a pretty big job that can cost a lot of money at a proper garage.

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OK I was being a bit sarkie with the £5,000 - £7,000 comment.

But only a bit. P38 on springs has all the hallmarks of folk who don't really know what they are doing having worked on it. So high probability of many bodges, sort-of and very short term fixes hiding inside. Abandoning ship for a relatively simple and not stupidly expensive repair suggests last straw that broke the camels back scenario. Excellent marketing wheeze too. The "Oh I can fix that easily." brigade probably won't look as closely as they should for other issues. Something I have previous form for.

We know that the secret of happy P38 ownership is to fix things once, fix things properly. Can sometimes be a pain when was going well but broke happens with proper servicing and all factory OEM equipment. But fixing short cuts, bodges and bodged bodges installed by higgorant cheapskates is a whole n'other thing. Getting into thousand piece jigsaw, no box, in a bag of 1,200 bits so probably all there territory. Could be basically OK. Could also be a two year game of problem of the week. If faced with something like that starting from scratch and going right through is the wisest course. But then you need to do the miles to justify the spend.

Looking at the money mine is absorbing as it comes up to the 100,000 mile and 20 th birthday marks there is no way this low mileage old fart can possibly justify the cost objectively. But it will be 100,000 more miles ready and no way could I get anything else as good for the money without serious risk of mega bills.

Similar sort of mis-judged purchase is why I've had a V8 Bristol sat outside under a tent for best part of a quarter of a century waiting for funds and time to line up well enough to finish sorting the bodges. A V8 Bristol being basically the worlds most expensive kit car has rather less clever stuff to go wrong than a P38 but its still an object lesson I shan't be repeating.

Of course that P38 could be fundamentally fine with just the obvious issues to deal with. Only the buyer will know.

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I've got enough hassle with the vehicles I've got. If they were fine I'd be tempted myself - but I never seem to get to the point where I've got everything working, especially when it's dark in the evenings and I'm call two weekends a month.

Right now I need to change U Joints on the The Duchess and investigate why she drops her backside down overnight. Then there's there's the radius arm bushes because she still steers like a whale.
The Jeep needs a new clock spring, which would have been super simple if I could only get the damn steering wheel off. I've just bought a tap and die set so I can re-thread the holes in the wheel to an M9 to give me something better to grip with the puller. The original M7 thread pulled straight out on one side and drilling through so I could use nuts behind the wheel just left the tool flopping sideways under tension because the nuts weren't stable enough for me to use a bar.
Type 2 fun! :)

Tonight I'll have a romantic Valentine's day trying to get the wheel out of my Jeep and then hopefully the rough running/voltage issues it displayed at the weekend will just be a one-off. Otherwise I'll be hunting bad ground connections for a couple of weeks :(

I've been threatening to cycle to work (it's 7 miles) and now the weather seems to be improving I'm tempted!

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With a few other cars I sympathsize guys: Possibly bad timing but I am thinking of trying this on my 'significant other' who 'doesn't understand'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8EYUKmmnqc