The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
290 posts
Mar 02 2016
27 March 2016 - 07:45


The electric pump looks reasonable for the price.

03 May 2016 - 17:07

Yeah, Ive learnt my lesson with Britpart.

04 May 2016 - 16:07

Worth a bash at that price OB, cheers.

10 May 2016 - 09:32

Just waiting for that to arrive.

31 October 2016 - 18:01

Like your style OB.

14 September 2016 - 18:28

Fortunately I can just remove the rockers. I think my Torque only goes to 90 nm anyway.

17 March 2017 - 21:12

I wont ask what you use to grease the nipples with.

19 June 2016 - 09:59

Just had a thought.
What about using an impact wrench. I have one that tightens to 340Nm so in theory it should be capable of loosening the same.

15 September 2016 - 17:34

Unfortunately I dont have one so will still have to wait to get one but thanks for the recommendation.

26 March 2016 - 10:37

Island 4x4 have been doing well with my business lately.The suspension is next on the list although I already have had the rebuild kit sitting in my drawer for the past year.

20 May 2016 - 18:26

Yeah , top hose when overheated.

11 March 2016 - 19:48

Took me quite a few hours. The hardest bit for me was tightening the clamp back together whilst holding the pipes with one hand and screwing with the other as my pipes kept moving and then getting the air duct behind the dash back in place.

01 April 2016 - 11:49

Where will I find the code for my locking wheel nut key, Its cracked and wont last much longer.

I couldnt see anything on the key itself but looking at Island 4x4 they sell them with codes from A-J

11 March 2016 - 18:16

Still not sure I can hear the accumulator. I put my ear right to it, I could feel vibration but that could be the eas causing that. The brakes feel no different to before, they work & there are no dash warnings so it must be working I guess.

17 August 2016 - 17:50

My return should arrive back to Emmotts tomorrow as we had a bank holiday here so there was a delay. I will update.

26 March 2016 - 22:47

Looking at doing a service on the gearbox.

Any recommendations on a pump to transfer the oil into the gearbox ?

02 March 2016 - 23:02

Thanks for the invite Gilbertd.

It was very quiet on the other side and as you have helped me through the years I thought I'd follow.

Originally from Christchurch Dorset moved to Dijon -France 18 months ago and brought the P38 with.Paying 3 x the insurance I was in the Uk but I just cant give it up and I hate left hand drives.

a bientôt

03 March 2016 - 17:25

We stayed in Mougins last year, wasn't impressed with Cannes or St Tropez that much but really liked Antibes.

We dont use the P38 for long distance though, even though its €1.17 for petrol here . The mrs has a Citroen Xsara Picasso that does about 70mpg compared to 20mpg but the p38 gets used daily here in Dijon.

Its a good location here for travel, not far from the borders. Went to Italy a few weeks back to Mont Blanc. Saw a lot of P38's with British plates there. Wasn't you buy chance ?

05 March 2016 - 10:16

Driving on the autoroutes are bliss, as you say hardly any traffic compared to the Uk.

In town is a completely different story though, especially where I live. Even when there are road markers painted on the road guiding you to the correct side at junctions etc the French just get confused making it a free for all.
The stupid archaic give way to the right unless your on a priority road. We have a ton of side roads here of which I am constantly slowing down in awareness that the French treat this rule. They dont slow down and just pull straight out on you.
Ive heard the government are trying to change this rule but how true that is.
Ive also just read that there are old roundabouts and new roundabouts, WTF. Most here are give way to the left but Ive read there are still old roundabout where you give way to the right, so if your already on the roundabout you have to give way to traffic joining it.

Im sure your well adversed to all rules and regs here though but even after 18 months I'm still very weary.

You say your workshop, is that for RR or Yachts?

05 March 2016 - 15:48

Interesting stuff. Do you have a web site or is it a case of demand and supply?

Registering the car was a pain for me as I didn't speak French . £150 for certificate from Land Rover, luckily managed to get a pair of L/H headlights from ebay whilst in the Uk for £100. watching them perform the contrôle technique brought a lump to the throat of which they failed it, luckily small issues that I fixed but what I wasnt prepared for was the registration cost, despite being over 10 years old and receiving 50% reduction on cost it still cost near €500 to register for French plates.

I am now in the process of transferring the motorbike, luckily its over 30 years old and doesn't require the certificate of conformity so straight sailing hopefully. Cant believe MOT's are not required for bikes here.