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Any thoughts of a quick and cheap way to put some life back in the wood. Can I use teak oil?

Dear All, I've just purchased a genuine Holland & Holland blind on ebay and was pleasantly surprised when it turned up. Genuine low mileage and complete. But sadly no service history or any paperwork whatsoever, nothing. It's going to be a relatively simple restoration project and will be up for sale once complete. The only question I have is does anyone know of it's previous owners / history? Current plate X707POF and previously W7JPH from new until 2016. I'd be interested to here from old owners. Philip

Ive got a second hand set of original factory side steps that I'd like to install to my P38. I've got all the brackets etc the only thing I need to buy is the threaded riv nuts to go into the pre drilled holes in chassis. Due to the limited space between chassis / sill I can't get my tool in. I've seen people use 'loose bolts' any recommendations on size needed or alternative options?

I'm sure it's been asked lots of times but I'm struggling to find the answer. I want to get my wheels refurbished on my 2001 Vogue and know they should be more chrome than silver. What is the paint colour and does anyone know the centre cap part number. I'm really looking for 100% originality. Tks.

My 4.6thor has started to rev high on start up and is very slow to drop down revs when driving. Only thing obvious is the throttle body is weeping coolant slightly. Could this be the problem? If it is should I just replace throttle body heater or entire assembly? (I do have a complete spare car for parts)

My P38 was never fitted with mudflaps but I've now managed to source 4 genuine ones in good condition, sadly no fixings. I'd like to keep my P38 moderately standard. Do LR sell fixing kits separately or could anyone recommend what aftermarket screw work best?

I have a very late 1999 DSE with the factory Alpine Radio. The cars steering wheel did not have volume controls or 'skip' functions on it. I've subsequently fitted a genuine higher spec part wood wheel that does have these functions. Is it possible to 'activate' these functions or would I need more retrofitting of cabling as the buttons do not work? Any thoughts?

Ok, here we go again, I've just purchased another P38 to join my fleet of P38s. She is a very late 2001 Vogue. The seller advised the only fault is a mysterious battery drain, 'easy I thought' I know all the answers to this. Ok so she won't go to sleep after locking her and waiting for 2 minutes. It's not the RF receiver as the aerial has been disconnected. It's also not the BECM as I've had this refurbished by a well known P38 specialist. I actually have another identical P38 so have swopped the BECMs, RF receivers and ultrasonic sensor over to rule them all out. I've also replaced both front door locking mechanisms. As you can see I've done the obvious things but she just will not sleep...... What next? The only fault with car is the sunroof is stuck in the closed position due to a seized cable so will not set and shows 'open' on dash. My other P38s sleep fine with sunroof open so again have ruled this out. Where do I go next?

I've recently purchased two new EAS compressor rings of eBay for circa £20 but they appear to be so tight the pumps struggled to turn. I've got numerous pumps so at first thought it might be a weak motor etc but after swopping parts over have come to the conclusion the rings are just ever so slightly to big. Any recommendations for the best rings out there?

I have a 2002 Vogue SE with the additional speaker in the dash however only the front speakers work. I believe the amplifier must have been changed out from a lower spec one. What is the correct Amp for my car? I also note that the Alpine head units are available with two different serial numbers, does this make a difference?

Out of the 5 UK Linleys how many remain and apart from the Dunsfold one where are they?

After 15 years I'm still learning about my P38. I'd always presumed my bump stops were bolted on and had always dreaded the thought of the day of unscrewing a rusted, seized in bolt. Well that day finally came today when replacing my airbags for the second time during my ownership. I finally bit the built and attempted to remove one only to find they just push on, how simple. In my enthusiasm I ripped the remains off with the thought "they can't be much more than a few £s for a set of 4" How I was wrong, £10 + each, come on LR even for you that seems steep. Are the aftermarket ones any good, what do you recommend and where from? Are they generic to any other model / manufacturer?

Dear All, I was wondering if someone could give me an in-depth guide and parts required to fitting a non return valve into my Diesel fuel system. When I leave my car standing for a while I'm struggling to start it. Good battery, new glow plugs but just not firing up. I've heard it mentioned before about doing this mod. Many thanks.

My 4.6 petrol gems has just failed it's MOT. Main issue - Exhaust carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle exceeds default limits ( (b)) The exhaust is in poor condition and been patched and bodged all over but apparently not leaking. Car not driven for a year. Where should I start? Cheap fixes first please.

Years ago I questioned if only 20 out of the 100 UK H&Hs had TVs. Since then I've been building a register. As of today I believe I've tracked all 20 down. (I've based my evidence on the correct VHS players in the centre console, correct TVs with leather surrounds and correct remote controls and headphones) not aftermarket systems. On my register I've only located 31 H&H in total. So I still question the '20' figure. I've cross checked my vehicals with their original registration date, mileages etc etc. If you have one with TVs feel free to private message and I'll see what information I have on yours.

Dear All, My Lightstone leather is worn on my steering wheel and needs 'dying'. I have spoken with Furniture Clinic who say I need a colour code? They think it may be 'SMK'? Has anyone else purchased a kit and who from? What colour code did you use? What was the end result and has it lasted?

I've owned my trusty diesel for many years, 125k on the clock, full history etc etc Its never been a great starter and I always have to wait the full cycle for the glow plugs before even attempting to start, I always thought this was just the way they are. I've got a hot start kit, replaced the glow plugs every few years, had the injectors reconditioned etc. Anyway went to look at a £400 spares or repair high mileage abused wreck with well over 200k on clock, and overheating problem. Anyway it stated like a dream every time, no need for glow plug light to go out it just started and even sounded better than mine. Why's this wreck starting so much better than mine? What would you guys suggest I replaced first?

Could as anyone recommend the cheapest option for me to get the radio code for a Clarion Diversity Radio or even better the cheapest software to allow me to decode it myself. On a separate note I'm still trying to figure out how to permanently delete the code function from these radios but still no joy, any ideas?

Both my H&H and Vogue 50 have their factory TV systems but both are still analogue. Does anyone know how I can convert them to digital whilst still retaining the 'factory look' and VHS players.

Ok, so I started my 4.6 gems up after circa 8 years of standing still and instantly oil started spraying out of gearbox dipstick. I turned engine off and checked gearbox oil level and it appeared correct. Any thoughts?