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Hi guys,

As I know this to be the best source for authoritative P38 advice on the web, I like to find info here rather than anywhere else. But I’m not sure I’m getting the best out of the search function.

For example, last night, looking for ‘pinion’ and ‘seal’ (investigating any pitfalls to replacing the rear diff pinion oil seal while the diff is on the bench) I was getting lots of results for ‘opinion’..

Today, looking for anything on depressurising the brakes, prior to removing pipes from the master cylinder/block, I’m getting loads of stuff on brakes, but nothing obvious on the ‘depressure’ side.

I know I could ask a question - it’s what a forum is for! - but if there’s already a relevant thread I feel it’s better to check that out first, and if necessary to add to that; keeping more relevant info in the same place.

Any hints on how ‘search’ works?

Ta

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Its more reliable to use Google and put the site address into the search plus what your looking for I've found, but it can be made to return results

Example
enter link description here

The four options then work as follows

Same search on here doesn't seem to return any results for forum - I think this is designed to find a section rather than a topic so seems pretty useless to me.

Posts will list any posts matching your term (posts being the indivual replies and initial post rather than the topic)

Topics will do the same but list the topics - I'm not sure if the title is enough in that case for a match or if it looks at the content as well

Users is fairly self explanatory.

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Thanks Brian,
I was aware of the option to do a site-specific search on Google, but have very rarely used it, so forget it’s there.

For me (maybe cos I’m on an iPad?) the https:// example you gave doesn’t work too well, but I found that if I put site:rangerovers.pub then a search term it works ok. I found something on diff pinion seals - but not what I was after… time to ask my question!

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Search works far better on here than on the dark side, but isn't perfect I admit. That's down to the software writers I'm afraid.

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I totally agree that this is easily the best P38 site but for some of the mechanical bits that are common to other LR’s (like your diff pinion seal), your answer might easily be found on another LR site. I also frequent landroverforums.com for my D2 and there is definitely cross over for a number of items.

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Thanks guys - yep I did search elsewhere as well. It’s just that sometimes the ‘tone’ of other forums leaves me a bit cold, though definitely not here, or on Defender2.net where I mainly go for Defender stuff. I probably should try there for something like that.

Edited as I meant to say that it’s also useful to just get a different perspective on stuff, even if it means asking the same question twice!

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Yeah I agree. I’ve never noted that “tone” on this forum.

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donmacn wrote:

Thanks Brian,
I was aware of the option to do a site-specific search on Google, but have very rarely used it, so forget it’s there.

For me (maybe cos I’m on an iPad?) the https:// example you gave doesn’t work too well, but I found that if I put site:rangerovers.pub then a search term it works ok. I found something on diff pinion seals - but not what I was after… time to ask my question!

I think that would do the same thing, I've never tried to use an Ipad for browsing despite using them in work! The search on a lot of forums isn't great, and as Richard says above its down to the software, the phrasing of the options there doesn't really help much as its not clear what each option does.