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24 April 2018 - 17:28

Had our first car club outing of the year on Sunday going from Sheringham Station to Holkham Hall. Over 300 cars on the run and we were the only Range Rover. The event should raise around £10000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. We had a lovely day with glorious weather.

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20 August 2018 - 19:11

Hi all.
I don't suppose any has set of the steel washers that go on the EAS pump mounts they would like to part with. Or if you could point me in the right direction to buy some. I have looked and can't find them anywhere. The rubber mount no problem but the washers no.
Cheers Rob.

11 August 2018 - 11:35

Hi all.
A bit of advise please. My car is perfectly level doesn't loose hight when parked up for the week. All in all the EAS works fine at all heights. However the compressor seems to operate a lot. Example, car sitting in garage on level ground. Start car goes up to normal hight with the compressor running. Compressor switches off valves click as if the car is levelling then the compressor cuts in again. This cycle repeats. Not sure how often the compressor is supposed to run. Compressor has been overhauled. Any advise much appreciated.
Rob.

17 April 2018 - 19:17

Hi all.
A bit of help please. My radio DSP system is making a lot of crackling and popping noise both on the radio or CD setting. Sometimes it's worse than others and sometimes it's fine with no unwanted popping. I did check the connectors last year for corrosion including the ones in the footwell and they were all clean I still pulled them and gave them a spray of contact cleaner. I also pulled the DSP amp and checked that and all looked ok. I was wondering if this could be a sign of the head unit starting to fail. I don't really want to buy another on the off chance that it could be this. I know I could fit an aftermarket unit but to be honest I prefer to keep it original if possible. Any advice gratefully received.
Cheers.
Rob.

15 July 2018 - 19:44

Hi all.
Went to a local car show the the RR today and as we were waiting to get in the EAS warning came up on the dash along with all the hight lights. Compressor was working and the car still self adjusted the ride height. The car didn't drop to the bump stops and stayed at the normal hight. I restarted the car after a couple of hours and all is back to normal no warning lights and the system operates as normal. Drove the car home a bit later again with no problems. Any ideas.
Rob.

30 May 2018 - 19:12

Just saw this from Modern Classic magazine.

'A RANGE ROVER P38 IS A MORE SATISFYING CHOICE THAN A LATE CLASSIC'
March 28, 2018
Want to get into a Range Rover? Keith Adams reckons there's only one to punt at right now

Words: Keith Adams
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April 2018 Issue
April 2018 Issue

It’s good to see that the late Classic Range Rover is being hailed as a clever money car in this issue, and that its aesthetics are now being hailed by more experts. I’ve always been a fan of late Rangies – not so long ago I drove a 1971 and 1991 back to back and couldn’t see a reason why you’d pay 10 times as much for the earlier car.

But equally, these late cars have been on the rise for some time now. The idea of finding a hidden gem for a few hundred quid is pretty remote. Shame, but there you go. Classics are classics. Not so with the P38. Here’s a car that only a handful of people have really cottoned on to, so good ones can still be found cheap, which makes them very appealing. And you know what? I think a P38 is a much more satisfying choice than a late Classic.

‘Ah, but it’s a P38!’ I hear you cry. ‘The ugly Metrocab-aping second-generation Rangie with a fondness for the hard shoulder, and a known ability to empty even well-stocked bank accounts.’ Well, I’d suggest you need to get with the times. For a start, the P38 has aged really well – find an unmodified one in a neutral colour, on the right wheels, and in good order, and it still looks fresh. Alongside the P38, an L322 looks like an over-styled, fussy thing that’s trying a little too hard.

Inside, the P38 has held up pretty well, too. The instruments are a model of clarity, the swooping centre console still looks terrific, and most are trimmed in an appealingly light shade of leather and contrasting wood. It has Rover 800 switches, but so what – they work pretty well.

Compared to a late Classic, the P38 drives well, too. Get one with working air suspension, and the tighter steering, improved ride and excellent handling will seem like a revelation. It’s like wrestling a greased Sumo in comparison with a smaller, modern car, but for a Rangie, the P38 feels pretty good. Imperious, commanding, unrushed – just how it should be.

So if you’re persuaded by my arguments, what advice can I give? Definitely plump for a petrol V8. Yes, the 2.5-litre diesel straight-six is easier to find, comes from BMW, and therefore should be reliable. But it’s not torquey enough for the job in hand – and although more economical than the V8, it’s not enough of a saving to justify the compromises. Just make sure the V8's liners are in good order and it’s not using oil or coolant as a consequence.

Stick a nice stainless-steel exhaust system on to a Rover V8 and you’ll enjoy a deep-chested, cultivated soundtrack that’s so in keeping with a well-appointed Rangie. Under-body corrosion is something to take into consideration, but nowhere near as much as with the Discovery or Classic. So just look for accident damage, around the rear arches, and never, ever buy one that’s been wading.
Things to look for? Ah, there are many pitfalls, but the best way of tackling the job of P38 purchasing is to make sure the air suspension works (putting them on coils really spoils them, in my opinion), that all the electrical toys are in fine fettle, it has all the remote keys and they work, and that it doesn’t have immobiliser problems. Oh, and don’t underestimate the cost and awkwardness of putting a shoddy interior back into prime condition.

Stick by these pointers, and don’t be tempted by cheap sub-£1000 projects, and you’ll enjoy a go-anywhere, classless, satisfying modern classic that’ll just get better with age. And I know it’s a cliché, but I’m off to look at the classified ads now…

Read the full featured the Range Rover Classic in the April 2018 issue of Modern Classics. Click here to buy a copy now.

08 January 2019 - 21:20

Bloody hell i'm well chuffed. I just dropped on to a set of 4 Comet alloy wheels on eBay for £80 and only just up the road from me. Wheels look to be in excellent condition will just need to get the Continentals taken off my Hurricanes and put on the Comets. Luckily I will be able to sort this through work as we deal with a number of tyre companies. Anyway I will have a set of hurricane wheels for sale shortly if any one is interested.
Rob.

07 February 2019 - 19:10

Hi all.
I have just got a set of Comet alloys and need a bit of advise. My car is a 2002 Vogue SE and I would like to know the colour these should be from the factory. I have read sparkle silver and shadow chrome and am not sure what they should be. I will be getting these refurbished shortly so having this info will be handy to get the right colour.
Cheers Rob.

01 January 2019 - 13:21

Happy new year all.
Advice please. Went out to the RR yesterday turned the key and the sat nav screen is white. Wasn't like this the last time I used the car. I assume it's the CD player unit in the boot that's decided to give up. I have tried a different disk on different. Radio/cd is working fine. I read somewhere that when this happens it can mute the volume? Any help much appreciated as always.
Rob.

09 May 2019 - 18:27

Hi all.
As the Boge shock absorbers are now unavailable has anyone fitted the Armstrong ones and if so are they any good. I really want something similar to the original.
Rob.

23 February 2019 - 16:29

Hi all.
Bit of help please. My battery on my P38 is an Exide EB621 62ah 540cca. This seems small to me and I know the battery can cause electrical issues with the P38s. It's always started the car fine and through the winter I keep a battery conditioner connected so it's always charged. Thoughts please.
Cheers Rob.

23 February 2019 - 16:36

Hi all.
Thought I would check out the door base speakers on my car as I have a crackling sound when starting the car or turning the radio on. Sure enough the foam which supports the cone has fell to bits. Is it worth repairing these with a new foam or replacing the speakers. Are the Vogue SE 2002 speakers the same as std Vogues or are they something different. I see on eBay there are plenty for sale but they all have a different part no to mine. Can anybody advise what to replace with if I brought new. The other speakers in the door are fine so would only want to replace or repair the bass speakers.
Cheers again Rob.

02 July 2017 - 17:59

Hi all.
Had my Vogue SE for a few weeks now and very happy with it. Just wondered if any body can help with a bit of info when these were new. My car has the Hurricane wheels. I know the SE came with Comet wheels but could the Hurricanes have been available as an option. Also on my car I have a lightstone and Blue steering wheel the blue matches the seat piping and again wondered if this was an option as I have read that all SE came with I think an Ash grey steering wheel.
Cheers.
Rob.

07 July 2017 - 20:09

Hi all.
Just replaced the LH blend motor and the book symbol has now disappeared 👍 But I still have no aircon. 😡 I assume the next step will be to see if we have gas in the system. Also will I need to have any faults on the HEVAC cleared. I will get myself a Nanocom at some point so I will be able to sort this sort of thing myself.
Cheers.
Rob.

10 March 2019 - 11:37

Hi all.
From the following discprition does this sound like my head unit is knackered. Doesn’t like to turn on but eventually does. Volume doesn’t alter and none of the buttons work. Seems to be worse in the cold. When it’s warmer works better but not always. This is the alpine unit in my 2002 Vogue SE. I want to keep the car original if possible.
Rob.

05 August 2017 - 19:07

Hi all.
Thought I should post a picture of my motor. And a thanks for all the helpI have received from you guys.
Cheers
Rob.
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02 August 2017 - 15:02

Hi all.
After replacing my water pump and refilling the cooling system with new coolant over the weekend one of my heater hoses has decided to spring a leak. The leak is coming from just above the hose clip. I have enquired about a replacement and have been quoted around £26 bloody expensive hose. Anybody know if there is a cheaper option.
Cheers
Rob.

30 August 2018 - 19:24

Hi all.
Here's one for the detailing guys. Just tried this on my RR
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F271194201623
Amazing detailing spray. My car is Oslo Blue and on this it works a treat much better than the Autoglym spray I was using. Another thing it's only £6.95 on eBay or £19.95 for a 5ltr can.
Rob.

23 July 2017 - 16:32

Hi all.
I am in the process of renewing the water pump. Easy job so far got the pump off and got everything ready to fit the new one. Just noticed one of the idler pulleys is a bit rough. One side is plastic the other is metal it's the metal one that needs renewing. I am assuming this one is original and the plastic one has been renewed at some time. Any thoughts on this. Also need to renew the belt as that's had it. One thing I did notice was the coolant that drained out was really clean so that is a plus as well.
Rob.