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I believe that the Vauxhall plant, in Ellesmere Port, was very similar, the night shift guys all had day time jobs because they could sleep in the factory at night.

I also read in a magazine, a long time ago, about the night shift crews in the BL factories who used to race Dolomite Sprints around the factory grounds. Until two got totalled in one night !!

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Richard ... what a beautiful silver one You've got there. It´s really a pity, that I'm not a collector. One of my all time favourites in outer appearance!

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The Duchess has been looking a bit scruffy after several weeks of daily driving, so I treated her to a car wash and a full tank of LPG. She repaid me by blowing a headlight bulb.
Ah well, could have been worse.

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Gave vogue a good clean inside so tomorrow take it for trade in on a Volvo

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I fitted a headlight bulb! What a surprise.
I got the Philips Extreme Vision 130% ones from Amazon (£16 for two H4s) and yes, that side is now visibly brighter.
I have managed to resist the temptation to rush out and swap the bulbs in all three vehicles currently residing chez Morat but I know what I'm buying next time.

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P38 doesn't want to play today !!!

Suspension is sitting at lowest setting. I can't hear any air leaks, but then I didn't really expect to. The only thing was that the front end of the compressor pump was very hot, so I presume the pump is doing its' job.

Oh well, I will just have to get it looked at as I don't have a Nanocom. I'm just not sure that I can justify the cost of buying one. And I know all you guys will be telling me I'm wrong but still.

If I could find one second-hand then, yes, I would buy it

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They come up for sale very rarely and when they do, they go for almost full price. Get, or make, yourself a cable and the free EASUnlock software, here https://www.rswsolutions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=56 and here https://www.rswsolutions.com/index.php/p38a-eas-unlock-videos.

I took the Vogue to be photographed by Car & Classic ready to put it in their auction next week. 173 photographs......

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Today, 31/05/2021 I have kicked my car because it won't start. Tomorrow..........................what car?

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Immobilised? Or just won't start?

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Gilbertd wrote:

Immobilised? Or just won't start?

Theres more info in his post in the Electrickery section > https://rangerovers.pub/topic/2422-2001-4-0-hse-no-crank-so-won-t-start

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Yeah, I started at the top and worked my way down so saw that after I'd replied to this.

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I had to drop off my P38 at my favoured repair guy, about 40 miles from where I live, and, although the EAS wasn't working, the car drove OK - for a while.

I got to within about 15 miles of the garage and the car sat down on the bump stops. I can only say that driving a P38 that is down to the stops is not, I repeat not, an experience that I would want to repeat !!

If anyone has watched The Magic Roundabout then the character of Zebedee will come to mind. I felt just like Zebedee !!!!! Boing, boing, boing, boing !

A interesting, but definitely unwanted experience.

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Yeah, it's really unpleasant. My experience was bumping along tiny country lanes in Dorset about 5 hours from home. We made it without any damage and Marty rescued us. I do carry the little valves in the centre console now so in theory I can pump up the airsprings at a garage if the compressor or valve block fails away from home.

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I got a new compressor fitted for the EAS and everything is back as normal. What a relief.

I had to clean off the air reservoir tank today, as it was looking very tired. I gave it a rub down with an angle grinder fitted with a 120 grit flap disc, and then sprayed with an industrial rust converter. I have to wait two days before I can paint the tank with Hammerite. Fortunately, the underside of the vehicle had been painted with a tar type underseal, so I only had to clean off the tank up to the half-way mark. The upper part of the tank was perfect.

Then to investigate an occasional rattle from the upper tailgate. It happened every now and again, when I close the upper tailgate, there would be something loose rattling somewhere in the panel where the inner boot light is fitted.

I had to remove the complete panel which holds the high level brake light, but the annoying thing is that the lower edge section of the panel is held in with one-time clips. I took out the screws but the panel in held by four clips which need to be inserted into the plastic panel, and then pressed into the locating holes in the tailgate frame.

To get the panel off one has to break the edges off the clips while levering the high level brake light panel off. Once the panel is off you need a metal trim tool lever to force the clips out of the frame. But then you need need clips !! So back on the internet and order new ones. But it will be at least a week before they arrive in Ireland.

In the meantime the brake light panel is resting in my front room !!

Oh yes, the culprit was an old £1 coin which, for some reason, had managed to get into the tailgate frame and rattle every now and again. It just annoyed me, and I wanted to find out what the cause was. Now I know, and I am a pound better off, provided it can clean it.

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ah lol great story!

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I changed the other H4 headlight bulb. The LH bulb must have been pining for it's mate, although I noticed it was marked Lucas so I'm guessing it was truly ancient. I can't imagine anyone but a dealer fitting Lucas.

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Just waved goodbye to the Vogue (this one https://rangerovers.pub/topic/1620-what-have-you-done-to-your-range-rover-today?page=41#pid33881). Put it on the Car & Classic auction thinking it it should make around £4k so they suggested putting a reserve of £4.6k so there would be 4 grand after their fees. It didn't make the reserve but got bid up to £3,900 so was offered to the highest bidder but he had been bidding on two cars and had won the other so wasn't interested so the second highest at £3,800 agreed to buy for that. Not a bad return after what we had spent on it and the buyer was very impressed with it in the flesh.

Interestingly there was a Japanese import on there a few weeks ago that went up to £5,900 but didn't make the reserve but I really don't understand the appeal of Jap imports. You've got a stereo that won't work here, a speedo and odometer in kms, odd trim levels and most people seem to think, no rust. But a P38 doesn't usually rust anyway so that isn't really relevant.

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The VSE that I put the new engine in (only one I've got now) passed it's MOT without any advisories.

It's done 712 miles since the new engine went in it 12 months ago so we're half way to it having the running in oil change!

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Took the ferry to Hoy stunning drive looking for Sea Eagles.

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Spent today building a 3500/4600 V8 hybrid basically a 4.6 with a distributor and 4 barrel carb with hilift cam solid lifters and big valve head's --- it's for a mates mk 3 2 door Cortina --- should notice difference to old 3500 I hope