Hi, I am from near Hastings, East Sussex. I have 2 Range Rovers, 1 L322 V8 petrol and 1 P38 4.6 V8 Petrol.
My P38 came out of the factory an Epsom Green 4.6 V8 petrol HSE, later down the line, someone fitted a long range LPG system with the pretty large twin tanks being hidden in the spare wheel well, it has been converted to coil springs with a 2 inch lift, Then 3 owners ago, they decided to fit a roof rack which looks very stupid, but the way it has been mounted, it cannot be removed, so I am going to modify it a bit, It has gained tinted windows, then 2 owners a go, they decided to roller paint paint the whole car in satin black hammerite paint, which looked ok until it started peeling off as the bodywork wasn't prepped at all, and since I have owned it, it has had a new fusebox, new custom professionally fitted exhaust system as the old one was pretty much just hanging on with each section maybe looking at each other rather than joined, I have flyeye tinted the rear lights.
I have used the car on 1 big journey which was the London 2 Brighton run last year, and after that it all went down hill, fusebox finished frying itself, 1 coolant leak after the other, It has eaten 2 batteries so far, now it has a huge coolant leak, the passenger door won't open and it has been burning oil.
I am disabled and young, but I do as much as I can, when I can. When I can't get out of the property on a bad day, I will sit in my garden if the weather is good and muck around with car parts and modify them and paint them.
I love Range Dog and really want to get it working and properly on the road again. I still have it insured and taxed, but not MOT'd and can't even get it to the MOT station at the moment to at least get a fail list if there is going to be one.
I plan to fit a modified P38 / RR Sport supercharged grill, reduce the height of the roof rack, add spot lights, repaint the entire car panel by panel if I have to, where this time it will be prepped properly, haven't decided fully what paint finish or colour I am going to do, but most likely going to go back to satin black, I would like to add a nudge bar, get the windows working properly, and fix the coolant leak. This Range Rover was involved in helping save my life during an off roading accident which was not my fault, and saved me from drowning, so when it came up for sale and my 2nd friend bought it, I was gutted, then he did a load of repairs and got sick of it being a money pit, put it ups for sale and I ended up not being able to resist the urge to own it.
I have opened a separate thread in the oily bits page about the faults I would like help with.
Thank you for reading my essay of a post lol.
Is anyone else from my neck of the woods in the UK?