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It does unless you have a cracked copy, in fact I don't think the current paid for version will work with something as old as the P38. The alternative is http://new.lrcat.com/#!/1234 which is basically Microcat online (and covers all models). Biggest difference is that with Microcat you can put in a VIN (or UK registration number) and it will only list parts fitted to a particular car, very useful when looking for parts for a diesel for instance and don't know which part number relates to a diesel and which to a petrol.

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Cheers everyday is a school day lol. My friend runs the local garage I'll ask if it's something he uses. It was his induction heater I was using at the weekend. It's water cooled and has 3 different end caps , a fantastic bit of kit and had the nut and bolts glowing bright red many times but even that didn't free the bolt from the ball . I couldn't use gas as my lpg. Inlet uses the towbar electrics hole right next to the ball . Also don't think I'd of risked blistering the bumper.

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Lpgc wrote:

You can't force start most BRC gas systems on gas.

I don't think the potential for a leaking LPG injector or reducer has been mentioned? Run on gas and the gas system gets pressurised, turn the engine off and gas leaks into the manifold, try to start the engine and the engine gets petrol and gas instead of petrol and air until there's been enough cranking to pump the gas out of the manifold but by which point the plugs might then be wet with petrol.

At least worth ruling this out by driving on petrol for an hour before turning the engine off so if there is such leak gas will have been used with the engine running rather than displace air in the plenum?

Others will know better than me but iIrc the pump doesn't work on these until cranking, either that or it runs for a couple of seconds in pos2 then stops until cranking. 17 Seconds after stalling is probably about right?

A lot of engines give a really long 1 or 2 petrol injector pulses immediately on turning to the cranking position before reverting to normal pulse lengths for cranking which may be temperature dependent.

Thanks for the input Simon - I tried running on petrol for a day but no change in the morning. I guess we can eliminate LPG from my enquiries!

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Got fed up with rough running and quirky gear changes on my vogue --- got XYZ setting tool off eBay and set switch Now rough running gone & changes - I can hardly tell as so smooth Oh well only 2 hrs to do it --- don't want to rush 🤣🤣

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@Symes do you have a link? Oh, and did you get the temp sensor plug off?

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Probabbly this > https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Tools-6485-Alignment-Tool-for-JLR-Automatic-Gearboxes/272202241280

That seems to be the cheapest listing, but have a look for Laser Tools 6485 or 307-498 or LRT-44-011.

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Marshall8hp yes got plug off eventually had to remove fan/belt and swing generator out of way too
The tool is as BrianH states --- ok mine cost£22 but 10 mins to do is far cheaper than a garage ---- even got instructions too

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Must be insane as am outside in the light snow fitting a number plate reverse sensor kit --- lockdown boredom is one way to cure a p38 of its troubles I suppose

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Nothing actually done, but today I've sourced a full set of Koni shocks locally for a similar price to shipping Bilstein's from the UK.

I'll be having a nose on Saturday.

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Spent a few hours today writing chips for Mukiwa's diesel and trying them out one by one in my ecu.
I chipped it for him a while back and tested out the ECU on mine afterwards but it has now failed on his.
Don't know what is going on. Maybe the uv eraseable eeprom with the map on is failing? Still investigating.

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GeorgeB wrote:

Nothing actually done, but today I've sourced a full set of Koni shocks locally for a similar price to shipping Bilstein's from the UK.

I'll be having a nose on Saturday.

And a steering damper.

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I'll be having a nose on Saturday.

What? You are having cosmetic surgery? Lol.

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I'll be having a nose on Saturday.

What? You are having cosmetic surgery? Lol.

There isn't a knife big enough to make a difference!

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Filled it with LPG and drove it back home.
Even with the school run and working at work maybe 50% of the time, the fleet are doing almost no miles these days. I'm glad none of them are on finance! I'd be pissed if I was paying £450 a month to polish a car.

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Just got enough feeling back in my fingers to type. About 2 years ago I fitted a complete new exhaust from Maltings Off Road but the other day I noticed that it sounded a bit throatier than normal. Had a look and noticed that the front Y pipe and cats, the mid section and the long pipe with tailpipe box that goes to the RH side all looked perfect, still shiny even. However, the short pipe and tailpipe box going to the LH side was rotten as the proverbial pear. Although the box was reasonable, the pipe had turned into perforated tube. I did notice when I first got it that some sections were labelled Bearmach while other bits were labelled Allmakes which could explain the difference in quality. Maltings only list a complete system so I phoned them and they agreed to supply me with just the one pipe (for £36 so not a bad price). It arrived a couple of days ago, was labelled Allmakes but fitted much better than the previous one. It had taken me ages to get the two pipes to sit at the same height and angle last time but this just slotted on and everything lined up perfectly.

As I need to go out later, figured I ought to do it really despite it being -2 out there. Work had provided us with AA man style thermal coveralls and as they are PPE and personal issue they stayed at home when I retired. Figured the time had come to try them out and I've got to admit that despite being so bright I suspect I would glow in the dark, they certainly work. The same can't be said for my gloves though. It took me about an hour to change the pipe and probably slightly longer to get the feeling back into my fingers......

But it does suggest that if you need an exhaust and have a choice between Allmakes and Bearmach, go for the Allmakes.

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All Makes is Terrafirma or rather the other way round. Make good stuff imho.

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-2 , are you guys in Celsius or Fahrenheit over there? It was -18C here this morning. The Dunlop air springs are less than 2 years old but they hate the cold. The rear springs especially leak down overnight once it’s colder than -12. My wife drove it to work this morning (only about 5km), but it never sorted itself out. I’ll probably need to hook up the Nano this evening. When it’s warm there are no leaks. Last summer we didn’t drive it for a while and it didn’t leak down at all for 3 weeks.

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Celsius. It may not be cold by your standard but it's still not the weather to be laying on the ground underneath the car outside on the drive.....

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its about 15 degrees here at the moment (Tasmania), a nice morning no wind . i don't mind the cold so much, its the wind that goes right through me

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A lazy wind, as they say round here...