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Jun 17 2018
11 September 2019 - 18:20


ABS TC and Handbrake lights are constantly illuminated regardless.

The HB one is puzzling as it is on regardless of whether the handbrake is on or not!

Brakes are perfect etc

Any ideas chaps.


08 September 2019 - 12:47

Hiya Chaps!

I've heard of a good few peeps who have a T-Maxx duel battery set up on their P38.

2 things i've been wondering is..

Where does the 2nd battery go?

And How does it in a nutshell get wired into the vehicle?

AND is it for prurely accessory purposes or can it be used as a backup to the main battery?

Cheers H!

03 March 2019 - 16:11

1 i've finally much to my wallets dismay, bought myself a door latch and handle and am currently waiting for it to arrive!!

Anyway i have a few questions?!

1 the rear tailgate doesn't work, i've been told it grounds through the door latch?

2 fuse 12 or 15 can't remember blew when the latch went bust, is this par the course?

3 Is there a sequence to fitting this latch? do i do it with the battery disconnected?

Oh and i'm uber excited, hopefully i'll get to hear the V8 after a year of sitting!!!!

Cheers all!

23 August 2019 - 14:27

My passenger side door is superlocked I believe!

The inside handle and outside do nothing!

Even the central locking won't open it!

The tab that sticks out the cars is also Limp, doesn't feel like it does anything..

Any hints?!

Thanks chaps"

24 February 2020 - 18:18

A little pixie has emerged.

She is throwing up a TPS fault and the gearbox is refusing to change gear below 2600rpm, the sport and manual modes don't work either..
I haven't looked on RAVE or the world wide net yet, however could they be linked?

Cheers H

05 March 2020 - 18:27


Getting this thing ready for an MOT the dreaded "gearbox fault" pops up on the dash and i lose the lights in the gearshift, sport has disappeared and the gear notification in the dash has disappeared..

It changes gear but at over 2500rpm instead of the usual 1700 and it doesn't kick down..

Any ideas gents?

10 September 2019 - 17:53

Can you temporarily disconnect it?

Mine magically decided to unlock after clouting the door a few times with my palm!

However i don't want to risk it locking again as i believe the passengers side door latch is faulty, or i'm paranoid!




22 November 2019 - 18:22

These three.

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it is an intermittend fault, somtimes she'll start up and they;ll be there.

Sometimes not..

i can drive a mile or 2 and it'll be fine, then randomly come on..

ABS sensor?

The wabco unit behind the dash is dry.

18 March 2020 - 11:45

Mine never worked from the get go..

However with everything grinding to a halt and the apocalyse approaching i'm gonna see if i can get some life out of it.. lol

When you insert the CD nav disk it just shows "No disk"..

Would it be worth taking it apart and giving it a squirt of contact cleaner, or is it a more serious fault with the drive itself?

Cheers gents.


08 May 2020 - 22:04

I've had the old bus on the road for a few months now, and driven her when i can..

I could leave her for over 2 weeks unaffected..

However i didn't have the interior lights connected...

Yesterday i connected the lights, and the day after the battery was down to 9v, even though they didn't stay on...

I've recharged the battery and all is well, it is important to know, she had sat a week, before i added the lights...

I noted the Map reading lights in the main front light didn't work, could the car still pass a currant through even if the bulb was kapput, the oddity is BOTH map reading bulbs are knackered. which seems unlikely to be coincidental?


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!

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?


16 July 2020 - 13:43

Anyone had this, just noticed mine is doing this occasionally..

Oddly only after the car has "A either been running or "B" has the key in the ignition..

If i removed the key and press the tailgate button it'll lock/unlock once, and then be fine for the repeated times I open the tailgate!


26 June 2018 - 15:18

Weird question time..

My Vogue has an off brand LPG system fitted, offbrand meaning i don't know who made it..

Of course when i come to put the RR on the road in a few yrs i will have the system overhauled.

Will LPG be in your opinions the next best fuel for our thirsty V8s when Electric cars take over?

There doesn't seem to be any hate towards LPG at the moment.

It's apparently a very clean fuel.

Also what do you think will happen to service stations when the number of petrol and diesel cars start to drop?

Will there be dedicated LPG stations i wonder?


29 September 2018 - 17:10

I was fortunate enough to find this forum thanks to Chris PMing me via RR.net..

This place is truely incredible, probably one of the best foums i've been a part of...

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be that easy to find.

Is there any way we can get the word out??

I've tried to advertise on other forums but they think its spam, and either delete it or ban you.

Also this place seems to be perdominantly P38 based.
RangeRoverP38Pub the No'1 P38 specialist forum he he he Ahem..


22 July 2018 - 18:44

I haven't had the time to start a thread about my beloved P38...

Many people have said it's a waste of my time etc etc but i'm determined to get this P38 upto concours of somewhere near.. Hopefully.. lol

Here are some Pics i took featuring some "upgrades" i added.. lol

The Below Pic was taken just after me and my dad picked her up..

she drove the 45mi ok but i did notice a high pitched whine coming from around the transfer case area
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After getting her home i performed a good clean up to asses the bodywork..

It was/is clear that she has spent a large amount of time under a tree because the paintwork was filthy and the sunroof was gummed up with plant sludge..


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She may look ok'ish in the pics but be under no illusion, she requires a full respray to get to a state i'll be happy with...

The previous owner said he had caved in the rear quarter and had it "repaired"

I'm sorry but what stretch of the imagination is this a repair?!

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There is also evidence of rear arch rust..

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Full of filler!!

27 July 2018 - 10:40

Hello Chaps..

Where about's is the engine identification number?

Cheers H

25 August 2018 - 14:01

Is it possible to replace the rear quarter panels on the P38,,

My NSR quarter is fill of filler and dents..

The corner has been caved in and filled with filler!

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I can't even get a strong magnet to stick to the corner!!


17 June 2018 - 13:48

Hello All

I'm Henry!!

17yrs old with a LR sized hole in his life he had to fill

My first car is a 2002 Mini One

but i always fancied a Land rover as a after college side project, with the new emission law that is probably going to be enforced i looked solely at Petrol LR's and RR's

Originally i was looking for a Disco 1 v8 but the styling and rot didn't quite do it for me so i skipped them and started looking at Series landies and older defenders.

However the prices were way too steep.

I kept trawling ebay and It occurred to me how Cheap certain Range Rover were.

My eye was trained on a few

1995 4.0 SE

1998 4.6 HSE

Or 2001 Vogue.

Ofter looking at all of the above i settled on the Vogue.
It seemed like the perfect vehicle.

upon inspection the carpets were soaking. Heater Matrix O-rings probably..

quite a few scratches including a massive Dent in the rear quarter.

125k high or low mileage?

Big battery drain.

She hadn't run for months

and tbh i am/was questioning my sanity

Plenty to get along with

Thanks For Having me..

A few questions

1 She is A late 2001 Vogue and the owner was swearing that the colour Monte Carlo Blue was a one of a kind colour? is it that rare?

2 Are P38 deserving of major restoration like RRC's

3 What is the difference between the Thor 4.6 and the Gems 4.6.

4 What is the difference between the "vogue" and "hse" i have seen many HSE range rovers vastly outspec the same year Vogue so what is in the name?

Finally some Pic's he he he

Bad ones First eh?

The above is a picture from under the rear bumper, the rear bumper mount seems to have rotted off, not ideal i know.

The bumper is being held up by a Ziptie


The interior is a bit of a mess..



She has Satnav..... doesn't work..


This is a Video i just uploaded but it is 10months old.

The first time she started in months.

ran rather well.


Thanks for having me and reading this incredibly long post.


27 February 2019 - 21:09

Find out what number your P38 is from the Vin??

Bear with..

There were 167000 P38 made, roughly, is it possible to find out what number out of those 167k mine is?

Any help truly appreciated,