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Can someone post a link to where or who sells the best non OEM exhaust system for a 4.6 P38?
Mine has finally suffered from the dreaded Northeast corrosion corner road salting program with rear boxes and center pipes rotted and now the manifold gasket leaking.... all seem to have snuck up on me as I would normally consider myself one who keeps up to date on the mechanics of my vehicles.
Rains it pours.....

Mink coat with no knickers.....
Paint looks good.... rest looks shite

Does anyone have the rear license plate lense cover for a P38 that is not cracked?
Mine is broken in 4 bits and being held together with glue, tape, sticky rice (good enough for the Greatr Wall of China then good enough for a P38) and a prayer......
I need the entire unit that includes the black plastic and lenses.....
Glad to pay a decent price plus the shipping to CT....

FWIW, and bear in mind I know nowt, I don’t believe that your Speedo and three amigo issues are related.
I had a few amigos the other day and they were caused by the ABS sensor not being fitted correctly after I replaced the rear diff..... perhaps have a squiz at the condition of the two rear sensors....
Just a thought...

Job done. That DA1065 tool I would suggest is essential to undoing bolts on the drive shaft from rear diff. I was able to access all 4 bolts on driveshaft without having to raise either front wheel off the ground. I used that same tool to access the nuts on the differential. I would recommend, I’m sure most would do this anyway, that you get a pointed object and clear all dirt and grime from around the diff nuts before attempting to remove them so as to allow the socket to get proper purchase on the nuts. I found a few of the nuts were heavily caked with grime and socket tool couldn’t fully enclose the nut.
When I had the driveshaft disconnected I propped it up in its highest position using a 2x4. If you allow it to sit in the lowered position while supported the differential will have very little space to fit the diff by the driveshaft when you are taking it off. WIth driveshaft raised there is plenty of room to remove the diff.
With all nuts removed I gave the diff a belt or two with hammer until it broke free. After that I positioned a trolly jack underneath the dif and took the weight of it from the bolts on diff housing. I then just needed my 2nd pair of hands (12 year old son) to slowly push the trolley jack towards front of vehicle while I balanced the diff on the jack. Once the unit was clear of housing the jack was dropped and diff removed. I did the exact same when reinstalling the new diff. I used all brand new bolts and Nylok nuts when reinstalling.
While the half shafts were removed I replaced both drive seals. Care must be taken when reinstalling the shafts not to rest them on the seals so as to avoid disfiguring them.
All in all its a 3/10 for difficulty.

Wanted to start a thread asking what made LandRover engineers design something in some way so as to be so annoying that it makes you want to ___!!!! Answers are not required to postings...... This is just a venting post...

  1. Why place the bolts on the P38 prop shaft in such a way that a speciality tool is needed that will only be ever used once in a lifetime? Why not make it accessible with an standard socket?

Great intel;......
What does putting the handbrake on do if both back wheels are off the ground?
The part arrives on 18th so I’m free til then....
Thanks again...

Cheers Gilbertd.... just bought that.
Re the wheels, does it matter which wheels are off the ground? I have the rear on jack stands with wheels and hubs off with half shafts removed. I can easily jack up either front side.....

There’s one on eBay USA but earliest it can get to me isMarch 29th! I suspect he is buying it fromChina...
P38is on blocks at this time so I need it within 7 days or so....

I’m about to call quits on project.....
I can’t get any of the nuts on prop shaft to budge. Nothing. I’ve PB blasted them and got a perfect size socket on and nothing.....
Think I will have to take it to Indy to complete unless I can get my hands on the tool DA1065. Regular socket is not doing it for me.....
As an aside, and this may sound like a thick question, but how do I rotate the prop shaft? I putRR in neutral and tried turning in by hand and it doesn’t shift.....
Does anyone have this tool? I’d obviously be willing to pay for shipping to USA and will return it in kind.

Thanks Gilbertd, that seems to be how I read it. I’ve previously changed both rear hubs in past 7 months so that task is familiar.
I’m going to await the arrival of the replacement unit before removing the damaged one so as to have an idea of the weight involved etc....

Well that just got more complicated....
I was under the impression that all that was needed was to remove the 4 bolts securing the driveshaft/prop shaft to the rear diff and drop it then access the 10 rear diff nuts.... didn’t read anywhere about splines on a transfer box.....
In fact the workshop manual section 51 page 4 states “Remove 4 nuts and bolts securing propeller shaft to differential. Release shaft and tie aside; discard nuts.
What am I missing?

When I am separating the driveshaft from the rear diff do I just need to separate the one end or does the entire shaft have to be dropped? If I remove the 4 bolts do I just give the shaft a belt with a lump hammer to drop it? The workshop manual just instructs me to disconnect the driveshaft without specifically saying one end or the entire unit.

Found one! Breakers had it for $200 and $20 fuel to go pick it up. Comes with a 12 month warranty and was pulled from an 81,000 miles 4.6. Happy days.
Pinion bearing was knackered and I had not the skills nor the tools replace that and Indy wanted $780 for parts and labor!! Havin a laff? Says it’s a big job with pulling half shafts etc etc like I’m some half wit and him using terms that impress a housewife ....... I’ve decided it’s cheaper overall to replace the entire diff instead. Job looks straight forward enough.....
I have leaking right hub seal so I will do the diff and both rear seals myself then Bobs your uncle....
$780 ...... please......

Apologies..... allow me reword the request....
“Need a rear dif from a North American source”.....

I need a rear diff for my 2000 P38.
Anyone have a relatively low mileage one they would be willing to sell.
URGENT
Thanks

I had a lot of water gathering in this wheel well area and solved it by drilling several holes in the lowest points around in a circle. I put rust preventer at each drill hole. No water anymore....

I just put a set of Vredstein Pros on the H&H.
I can only say that these are the best tyres I have had on a vehicle bar none. The road noise is minimal and the vehicle drives so smoothly it is almost incredulous. Maybe this was because I was running on a set of Pirellis that were balder than Telly Salavas head but none the less.....
I paid $175 each for them and they were flitted and balanced for free. Was able to talk them into a free alignment while I was there.
Recommend VRESTEINS!!!!

Ill be giving that job to a local LR guy. Just trying to get a feel as to how much this job should cost, ballpark....

Fair enough gordonjcp...... but question must be asked, is this a potential catastrophe waiting to happen? Started about a month ago.