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A glorious sounding problem.

My first P38 sulking at the back slowing undergoing weight reduction, my parent's red Bordeaux in the middle here for me to fit a towbar, and my latest silver R reg with a Bosch engine up front. A strange vehicle it seems, ignoring the engine, it has side airbags too, which I thought didn't come until 99-00 onwards? Seems Land Rover owned it for the first two years of its life going by the service history.

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I like the colour of the new one!!

Maybe yours was one of the first Bosch versions brought out by Land Rover - or if it was owned by LR for the first 2 years of it's life, then it could be a 'pre production' model for the Bosch system... AFAIK all Bosch versions came with side air bags, so it's in line with the rest of the spec.

I also have a problem... now owning 3 of them... I really have to start getting some work done on them but since I have the most of March off, I am hoping to start getting stuck in!

Drop me the VIN number of the new one if you want and I can have a look at it in Microcat and see if it has any of the build options listed!

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To me it looks like your only problem is that someone has sold your house.......

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Me too! It's like a dark silver, or maybe it's just the dirt! I think the previous owner wasn't too tall... the top is going green. Unless you meant the red one - which is nice too. Both need some work on the paint in the summer.

Apart from the idle randomly shooting up, the engine is nice and quiet in the silver one now and pulls very nicely. Now to move on to the issues inside. Hope still exists for the heated windscreen on this one - it's been disabled by a fault 'to ground' by the HEVAC, so currently isn't doing anything. Could have really done with that this morning - had ice on the outside and the inside! A quick Google suggests the fuses may be blown or relays faulty/missing... I should go and look if they're even there. Then there is the rest of the P38-isms :) I'll find the VIN later - be interesting to see what it says!

We need to move at some point - that's the neighbours - I'm just clogging up the street with cars. Main requirement of our next place is a big driveway or access to the rear ideally... the house can be tiny, I just want somewhere to work that isn't the side of the road! Being able to build a double garage would be superb. I'd live in it.

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You'll need a double garage, you can get a P38 into a single one and you may even be able to get out of the car once it's in, but there's no way you can work on one. A standard sized single garage is just too narrow. I know, I have to do all my work outside in the rain/cold/blazing sunshine (rarely) as the garage is only a single.

When I first looked at my place, I liked the house, I liked the location but the best thing for me that took priority over both those, was the space. I've got 2 P38's, a Maserati Biturbo Spider, another car in the garage, my company car, my wife's car and there's still space for others. At the moment there's also a Bentley Continental GT Speed and there's another one due to arrive at the end of this week.......

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When I had a heated screen problem, was as easy as resoldering the earth tag back onto the screen,, hopefully yours isn't nothing to bad

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Could be - I haven't had the scuttle panel off yet but will at some point to fit some mesh. Does seem odd that its the entire half that isn't doing anything, where quite a lot of the driver's side does work.

May also be the fusebox, it isn't in the best shape, RL7 burnt and possibly the cause of the left blower not working etc. Got a spare, just need to swap it.

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Could be something simple, or it could be the screen itself... I know that bits of my screen work all the way across it - but enough of it is faulty to make me want to get a massive crack in it and get it replaced! but then I haven't needed it that often in the last few years, so it's not high on the priority list!