The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
1037 posts
Mar 22 2016
15 December 2016 - 09:59

Jeez, I've heated them up before and used 2 sockets ( 1 bigger, 1 correct size to push) and a mother fecker g-clamp, also done same method using a big bench mounted vice. Improvisation does work 😁Don't need to spend big dollars

19 December 2016 - 16:02

Mine only takes the smaller ones, same thing,, maybe it's a Thor thing ? gonna have a look at my spare heads and will report back..

09 January 2017 - 04:50

I always put a short engine in ( easier to get at bellhousing bolts) then do the rebuild in the car, but suppose I've done so many of these, it's like changing the plugs to me, lol.
Hope all went well Marty, and you was just to tired to post anything..

18 December 2016 - 12:26

Think your jumping the gun with rings and shells, it's most probably from the breather pipe, when it's together and your using, if it's not using oil then that will confirm it's only the breather, make sure the cpv is still in the rockers, also check there clear. Get it back together and enjoy it for the mo

19 December 2016 - 12:45

Only just read the rest of this thread, I'm with some of the others on this one, panhard bushes, don't go with polys, stick some of the original type in, even the Brit part ones seem ok, I've fitted a few sets with no come backs, same symptoms, feels like you've hit a rut in road, or a large puddle, starts pulling either direction till a sharp jult is given, then steering ok again, it will get worse as you go, might even give you creaks and clunks when turning the steering from standstill,

25 December 2016 - 05:53

George, take your front prop off and you can play slide around, lol, when mine broke and I had rear wheel drive only, my other half refused to get in after I took it round a roundabout sideways, who needs snow !

23 December 2016 - 00:03

Saw one a few months back, didn't mention as I don't like them at all, the sport is squashed enough, then they come up with super squashed. And put a Range Rover badge on it, if I had to choose a convertible, it wouldn't be one of those,,

24 December 2016 - 03:50

I'd have it apart first, check out valve seats ect, it would be unusual for a block to fail on 7 out of 8 cylinders, rings, shells, even getting a few second hand heads, would still be cheaper than a second hand engine you know nothing about..

25 December 2016 - 00:06

Merry Christmas to everyone, hope you have a great day

27 December 2016 - 03:08

Hi tom, from the other site I've seen that RR owners in oz get ripped off for any spares. Your on the right route with avoiding the Brit parts, if you can get bearmac they seem to have a good name. While your at the front of the engine, if it's a petrol v8 I'd change the chain and guides as they seem to be a favourite, diesels I'm not up on, will have a search and see what appears..

27 December 2016 - 16:15

the theme from deliverance playing in my head now.

27 December 2016 - 16:13

Hmmmm ! That's a hard one to pin point, I've done all 3 on mine ( prop,wheel bearings and diff change ) only way to eliminate the prop is remove and go for a spin, but I'm more towards diff noise, my prop was clicking more than humming, but it's one of those dilemmas, when changing the diff, do you replace the wheel bearings ? Sometimes cheaper to grab a good second hand axle complete..

31 December 2016 - 15:31

Happy new year to all, wishing you all a p38 problem free year..

03 January 2017 - 06:44

Martyuk wrote:

My Zavoli system (based on the generic AEB ECU) will beep at me until I press the button to cancel it when it's run out and switched back to petrol.

If I am under load and it suddenly cuts out (I think my sender is a bit sticky, so it goes from 2 bars to empty!) then I can get a bit of a lurch as it switches back, but there is no stop/restart. If I notice it's getting low and switch back to petrol manually, or if it changes back when it's not under load then it's hardly

I've just drilled/tapped my inlet manifold for the LPG hoses, so my next task is to mask/paint the manifold and then also to strip the injector rails off the vehicle and work out the mounting of them... I am tempted to buy pairs of injectors to make the hose runs even shorter, but it's an additional expense which is probably not necessary at the moment, unless I can't get the rails of 4 to sit/mount nicely.

Keep us informed, I'm not at mounting injectors yet on my lump, but have been thinking about getting them under the bananas, looking where to get a spacer if required

03 January 2017 - 06:59

MattyB1983 wrote:

Hello guys, my name is Matt and I live in a small town in Cambridgeshire.
I was directed here by a chap on another forum and told you lot are a little more helpful than the place I was at....lol....

Anyway, firstly I'll have to admit, I don't own a P38, I recently purchased a 2004 vogue.....

And although I know this place is primarily for P38 owners I hope It's OK to sign up...

I'm having cd changer issues so I'll start a thread in the appropriate place and hope someone here knows what's what...

Thanks chaps.

Welcome , what kind of problem are you having with the cd changer ?

10 January 2017 - 00:33

Sounds silly, but some muppet hasn't popped the fuse into seat fuse box and it's in towing mode ?

05 January 2017 - 03:19

He's talking about the site banner

05 January 2017 - 13:12

My old dse ( non chipped) used to struggle getting itself up a hill. Let alone towing anything,, lol

05 January 2017 - 13:15

Otherwise, unplug the timer relay ( under passenger seat) to check it's not the eas levelling that's causing your drain, will also give you a good idea how the air system is,,

18 September 2017 - 06:48

I bought mine on eBay for around 40quid, 4yr warranty, not had any problems in last 2 yrs.. looks like there upto 60 now (Lucas 069/072)