The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
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Jun 17 2018
19 June 2020 - 23:42

Just replaced the drivers door latch with one Marty rebuilt, which was the one she had originally, that was new but needed a little fettle..

Works pucker, and stops the random locking!!

Happy as a cat with 2 arses.

Oh and the water ingress has halted, no more water pissing in..

The car smells much nicer inside too, the damp smell has disappeared!

20 June 2020 - 00:09

One thing of note "not at all related" is even at 150rpm the oil pressure light stays off no flickering!!

And yes before anyone says it, the light does work!!

20 June 2020 - 00:17

Just a general question..

My recent idle issue has made me think of oil pressure, today it has been sat at 150rpm when cold and 450 when hot, one thing i noticed is the Oil pressure light didn't flicker or come on solid..

Also when turning her off the Oil pressure light takes 7 seconds to come on again...

I'm guessing that is a good thing.. ??

She is running 10w60 Castrol Edge..

Motor sounds lovely too, even at a stupidly low idle!

20 June 2020 - 08:27

Just calibrated Standard and Wade..

"thanks Richard"

She's sitting at 18" from centre of the wheel to the arch..

Does that sound about right? " in standard"


20 June 2020 - 09:14

The odd thing is Richard, my brain is saying yeah but no but lol
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With the tape it looks good...

It is certainly better than this!
which was "standard" lol
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My bubble says it's spot on..

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20 June 2020 - 10:16

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24 June 2020 - 23:37

The Kent H180 cam is one i'm considering..

25 June 2020 - 14:06

Sitting pretty level now, the local B&Q with a level carpark..

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24 June 2020 - 13:28

As someone who owns a Disco..

Check to make sure it doesn't have a window in the floor..

They like to rot, in all the places you don't look!

Sills - bootfloor - arches - front floors - alpine window frames - etec etc

29 June 2020 - 17:38

I bought a set of Terrifirma shocks, being the ignorant bastard i am didn't realise they were extended ones!!

However the ride is quite good, she had a set of Boge shockers fitted in 2007 according to the history and after around 40k they were dead, i hope the TF ones last a good while..

I was tempted by Britpart cellular dynamics, however nothing in the blue box tends to not work or last any appreciable amount of time.

29 June 2020 - 18:55

I offroad it but don't lift wheels, i use it across fields.

And yes extended shocks with standard dunlops I was going to get Arnott's but the reviews and frankly ridiculous price put me off.

If i wanted to be an idiot i'd engineer up some spacers for the stock setup..

However that seems overkill considering what she does day to day..

As for jacking on the chassis I've never needed to, usually on the axles with a bottle or floor jack..

29 June 2020 - 18:58

Pollen filters are brand new items.

26 June 2020 - 22:13


Just wondering if anyone has had success in replacing the motor brushes on the compressor..

I replaced my Compressor because the old one sounded weak and the output pressure didn't change that much even after a rebuild, and it started to stutter

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Pulling it apart showed a housing full of carbon chunks and dust.

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The brush on the left had seized in its housing which was odd, a good splash of leccy cleaner and a tap it popped out..

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Anyone found replacements, and anyone found a way to hold them in while putting the motor back together?


25 June 2020 - 20:38

Right i've had this a while..

When releasing the throttle quickly at lower than 50mph the car shunts.

I've got a feeling it is the radius arms giving up..

Doesn't do it when accelerating!

Any thoughts?

29 June 2020 - 16:05

My P38's Heating works really well..

As for the Aircon though....................

It stays Hot..

The air coming out the vents is also piss poor "to put it mildly" i've read up on another forum that the HVAC won't adjust the Blend motors while the Book symbol is illuminated, some say it is worth unplugging the HVAC waiting 10secs and replugging it, theoretically clearing the fault and allowing the car to try and adjust the motors..

Does this sound about right?

I've also looked at some who say you just have to repair the blend motors, or re-adjust them i'm assuming the dash has to come out to do them..?

She has had a New compressor pressure switches and condenser in the past few years so it would be nice to get it working!

30 June 2020 - 21:09

Roight chaps..

I have an issue with my LPG as known by almost all in the pub I suspect..

Originally it worked OK however one day an idiot "me" ran it out of gas, and that was the end!!

I noticed the audible "click" that would emanate from the LPG tank wasn't anymore,

And the LPG gauge/button would/is just flashing..

I pulled the cover off the tank..

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had a gander inside and found this fairly innocent looking, relay????

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i'm assuming it has ceased to do its intended job, whatever that was.. lol

The Tank itself if an 84ltr unit and seems to have been fitted to the titanic before being thrown into my old girl!

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Absolutely covered in surface rot, and no water doesn't get in through the seals.

It has an OMVL vaporiser

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The switch.

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cheers Gents.

She has a full tank of Gas and she has been running LPG since 2002 from what i can gather, which would explain how well it runs and how clean it is inside lol

30 June 2020 - 22:18

Many thanks Richard

top notch as always!!

05 July 2020 - 18:11

Chrome Moly are impact rated

05 July 2020 - 20:58

Nice to hear the new engine is performing well..

Hows does she compare to your other VSE?



Pictures lol

05 July 2020 - 21:08

Welcome aboard..

This is without question the best forum for the P38