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It has begun! I'm using this guide: http://paulp38a.com/range-rover-p38/eas-valve-block-renew/

Just quick question though, Should the solenoid covers all have square rubber gaskets/grommets to seal them? only one of mine did.
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So far it has all looked in perfect nick with no sign of swarf from the dead compressor. The only horrible bit so far was this:
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Houston, we have a problem :(

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So, I guess that wasn't working very well :(

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That'll T cut out. Just a flesh wound...

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Heh :)

anyway, fuggit. I need this fixed before a certain 6 year old spreads all the parts over the floor where they will be eaten by ravenous Basset Hounds
I hope there's at least one decent NRV in this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302440386308

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That seller rings a bell- can't remember if its a good or bad bell though.
Let me have a look at my EAS bits tomorrow and see if I've got an intact NRV...

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Same seller that sold me the "immaculate" bonnet and rear tailgate earlier this year that look like they'd come off the Titanic.

I happen to have a full block that i've been ripping for bits over the course. There's a set of valves in it. Although i have yet to be reunited with my emergency valves that i posted to you. :-)

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Me?
Don't remember any valves- emergency or otherwise!

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BPSM, could you PM me your address? If you sent it, I've lost it :(
Also, if you don't mind telling me where you got this set would it be OK if I just bought a new set and had them shipped to you direct? It would save a bit of postage (which I could pass on as I owe you for the last lot).

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Orangebean wrote:

Me?
Don't remember any valves- emergency or otherwise!

No, me :) I'm the one with a load of other people's P38 parts!

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Now I understand Morat- you're building a lovely new P38 out of other people parts :)

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lol. Yes Morat appears to be filming a new series of scrapheap challenge.

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Haha, all donations gratefully received :)

btw, is the "backwards" NRV meant to come out? The one with the cone facing inside the block. Mine seems to be stuck. I could grab it with pliers but I don't want to rip it out unless it's mean to shift.

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they all come out

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And after a couple of hours soaking in WD40 and a really good tug, it came out. I can't imagine that was helping the air flow either.

So, one NRV welded shut, one NRV basically free floating without a spindle. One collet was missing an O ring, the Diapragm and spring were rusty as hell.

All the O rings were lovely and new! I suspect the previous owner was a bit special. He certainly had a love of blue locktite.

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make sure the springs are all free from gunk when you get your spare NRV's. Cotton bud and some carb cleaner will sort it. Or you can be sure that they'll stick shut. Also, don't lube the o-rings that you put on the end of the NRV's.

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Yes, I think they had all been lubed. There was a lot of grey slimey grease in the holes and the NRV that was stuck was able to hold a puddle of WD40 back for about 20 seconds.

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The previous owner was special ! I’d call them something else, but special doesn’t come into it, they were obviously one of those, looked after by an enthusiast people, who shouldn’t be anywhere near a p38. They must be related to the guy who sold mine, lol..
Hope your enjoying yourself with all those o-rings 😁

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Lol Chris. I think the previous owner was Morat. It's his block!

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Yeah, but I'm not the guy who refurbed it last time :P
Chris, there's there's LOADS of O rings! I've paused while I wait for new NRVs so I've ordered some rinky dink silicon O-Ring lube to use on them. It's fun searching for O Ring lube, even on ebay :D