The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
1776 posts
Dec 30 2015
04 May 2017 - 07:51

It looks like you've got some fun ahead - but that should be a good car once you've put in a few weekends!

07 May 2017 - 18:08

Latex gloves for the win! (until they split and you end up with one black finger)

07 May 2017 - 18:15

I'd never head of the Tornado chip (being a newbie to Rover V8s). Some pretty startling claims are made - but £385 plus VAT and shipping is a little harsh!

09 February 2018 - 22:39

No, it's sexy 😀 in a weird retro kitsch way.
Not in a 10k way though...and not with the wrong wheels.

08 May 2017 - 17:40

Also, Orangebean likes to lovingly polish everything before it goes back together :)

09 May 2017 - 10:57

One of my O2s was tightened by a gorilla and needed Marty hanging off the bottom of the car for several minutes before it shifted. I'd already wimped out after slipping the spanner off it a couple of times - I didn't want to round it.

The other one popped off just fine.

09 May 2017 - 19:05

Lol, epic is word :) you should be on Roadkill with a noise like that!

15 May 2017 - 12:32

I've had cars dump coolant on me twice, and both times I knew it was happening. Think WW2 Destroyer and Smokescreen.

15 May 2017 - 20:02

Lpgc wrote:
on engines that can have low pinj's (not P38's),


HAH, you're not kidding there :)

15 May 2017 - 20:18

Well, one was HG on a Montego (!) while doing about 80 on a French motorway - that gave a small but solid looking stream of coolant smoke out from between the side of the bonnet and the driver's wing. When I looked in the mirror the clear bright French day was blotted out by an immense cloud of grey smoke.

The second time was in the Jeep when a coolant hose let go and fired the coolant straight from the water pump into the engine fan and radiator then it blew back over the exhaust manifold. That wasn't hard to spot :)

21 May 2017 - 15:36

Torque can't reach the HEVAC codes, they're stored in a dedicated ECU which isn't part of the OBDII scheme. You'll need something P38 specific to get at the info I'm afraid. Where are you again?

18 May 2017 - 18:47

But my Range Rover thinks it is!
Does anyone know what I should do about the Sat Nav in The Duchess deciding that we're in NW9? I'm not sure what all the little logos mean but there's a globe and stars thing which looks to me like "I can see satellites". Or it might mean "I'm seeing stars, wibble wobble"

It's only happened recently, and it only matters now because M. L'Orange (of this parish) has sent me a spiffy new Sat Nav disk or which I'd like to take full advantage.


20 May 2017 - 16:18

Seems a little too good to be true?

21 May 2017 - 15:37

Worth a squirt! Thanks - I'll give it a go.
/me wonders if it's time to go to Swindon again, or whether I'll get shot on sight! :)

18 May 2017 - 12:58

What should you do if your P38 floods?
Fire the Chauffeur of course!

18 May 2017 - 12:38

I think you're looking at trouble either way! I don't think the P38 was ever designed to float....

18 May 2017 - 14:50

If in doubt, upgrade! :)

18 May 2017 - 21:18

Hmmm, does it need 15 minutes stationary?
I'll do the procedure above and see what happens!
Thanks again :)

18 May 2017 - 21:48

Nope, still in North London.
Seems you can only enter the car location 3 times before it stops you from being so damn silly.

Weird! It worked a couple of weeks ago.

19 May 2017 - 14:40

Orangebean wrote:

What does it do with the old disk?

I'll try but I don't think the disk was a factor. I noticed I was 220 miles away last time I looked at the SatNav too. But now I have the new disk I want it to work :)