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You'll know. In normal mode with foot planted to the floor, the gearbox will change up at around 4,000 rpm, with Sport pressed, it will scream up to 5,500 rpm before shifting up.

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Reminds me of the time a few years ago when my youngest lad was in the passenger seat and I went for an overtake of three somewhat dawdling cars. Press of sport button, floor throttle and away we go. The look of surprise on his face was priceless as he made comment that the he never realised the ‘old barge’ could move so quick! I explained it had a magic button that he had never really seen (and hadn’t seen me prod) as it ‘hides’ beneath the handbrake lever when in motion!

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Mine will squeel the tyres from standstill if I'm a bit eager to pull away ---- I have never used the sport button on mine --- I probably find it doesn't work ---- that would be my kind of luck

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Definitely the right choice to let your wife drive it. Of course she will love it and never want you to get rid of it.

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New ABS sensors fitted to the old beast to cure an ABS fault.

What a farce..

Was fun though!

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A large box from Island4x4 arrived today with some front air springs. Stand by for pathetic cries for help! But at least I've still got the 1" wood chisel handy :D :D

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Wood chisel isn't needed on the fronts, they just fall out once you've go the clips off. I do them with the wheelarch liner in place but it's easier with it out if you've got big hands. Hardest part is lining up the bottom pin to slot it into the hole in the bottom of the spring.

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I have big hands. Hmm. Are they those bastard plastic clips? (ANR2224) I might buy a set before I start...

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No, the clips that hold the tops of the springs are a spring steel U shaped clip that slides onto a pin on the top of the air spring. The ANR2224 clips are the ones that hold the wheelarch liner in. I bought a bag of 100 from an eBay seller in China if you need any.

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Rgr. I've got the metal clips for the bags, I was talking about the arch liner clips. I've just got 10 off the bay of E so thanks for the offer but I should be OK with a bit of luck!

I'm sure I'll find something else to do with the wood chisel some day :)

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You get a good view of the latch by opening the window fully then shining a bright torch down the slot towards the rear then squinting down the slot. I'm pretty sure that if it were some other portion of the latch causing problems that you could operate it with some sort of metal hook or some other amateur locksmith tool. When I was Googling 'P38 driver's door locked' I only found quite extreme suggestions as to how to get the door open eg removing the offside front wing to allow you to unbolt the hinges. I'm surprised that the more subtle approach of squinting down inside the door with the aid of a bright torch didn't get mentioned.

A genuine replacement cable from Land Rover costs over £50 https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/alr6968-cable-front-door-internal-release.html

Even a Britpart cable is around £30 which is pretty pricey for a 30cm Bowden cable. https://www.lrdirect.com/alr6968-cable-door-release-p38-rh

I don't need the knitting needle any more as I have replaced the sticking cable. Initially I tested the central locking after I had removed the old cable & was disappointed to discover that the bouncing lock problem persisted. It was only when I connected the new cable to the latch & then to the interior handle that I realised that the latch depends on the spring in the interior handle to push the latch back into 'neutral'. The cable that I removed wasn't obviously frayed or kinked & moves quite freely but as it all works smoothly with the new £1/cm cable (I only ran to Britpart not LR) I can only conclude that the old cable was the source of the problem.

I was pleased to note when I had the door card off that it is nice & dry in there with no rust. I was also able to improve the operation of the external handle liberal amounts of WD40 applied while the door card was off.

Knowing that I would probably bugger up some of the plastic fixings that hold the door card I had ordered spares (20 for £2) but only needed to replace two of the "Door Trim Panel Clips" (part number MWC913).

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Spent all day getting vogue se ready for car show tomorrow ---- should be a good day

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Set of plugs and Magnacor leads.

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Symes wrote:

Spent all day getting vogue se ready for car show tomorrow ---- should be a good day

Pictures?

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Gilbertd wrote:

Symes wrote:

Spent all day getting vogue se ready for car show tomorrow ---- should be a good day

Pictures?

Ooooh yeah, babeh :)

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Bought some black leather door cards. Ofcourse the clever-sod that removed them has managed to break the drivers card. It'll probably be alright, but certainly is a bit annoying after finally finding a set.
Also bought a late spec cupholder and removed some more bits of trim to vinyl wrap.
I'll need to take some photos and get a wee thread going.

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After a couple of weeks in the Lake District Rangie was looking a tad grubby so a good wash, clay bar, polish, wax and black trim treatment later she's looking somewhat smarter:

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Finally found a set of genuine steel wheels (and a reason for another set of tires, I have to drive through a forrest area with hills and some mud for the next year, would have chosen MT thread, but there's nothing road legal for winter available here in germany :-( )
So I fitted Pirelli Scorpion AT plus ... otherwise I would have chosen the General Grabber MT ... which gave some trust on my offload RR Classic many years (ago).
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That's different, never even seen steel wheels on a P38. Good job Greater Manchester Police didn't know abut them or mine would have been ordered with a set.....

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Finally found a set of genuine steel wheels (and a reason for another set of tires, I have to drive through a forrest area with hills and some mud for the next year, would have chosen MT thread, but there's nothing road legal for winter available here in germany :-( )
So I fitted Pirelli Scorpion AT plus ... otherwise I would have chosen the General Grabber MT ... which gave some trust on my offload RR Classic many years (ago).
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That looks really nice!