Post by grumpynorthener on Feb 11, 2021 19:41:39 GMT
So the P38 went in for its annual service & MOT - it passed without issue but the same advisory has last year 'slight rust on exhaust system' - when it starts to make the noises it shouldn't I'll replace it until then it can stay slightly rusty Talking of noises it had developed a squeal within the front belt area - I asked them to sort it at the same time - the belt tensioner was on its way out so it got replaced along with a new belt - very happy with the £300 invoice taking into account that half of that is the belt & tensioner and the other half the service & test - Its probably proving to be one of the best trojan workhorses I have ever owned
Yep - Its now 21 years old - its far from perfect but its not that bad either - looks ok with a good wash But no rust & very straight - it just keeps doing everything that I ask of it and its still only just crept over 70,000 miles - I appreciate that they don't have the build quality that some expect of them and others have experienced nothing but problems with the model - but this one just keeps doing the business which suits me just fine
Sometime you get a really good Land Rover/Range Rover. I've had many a shocker. But I also had a 1.8 Petrol Freeland back when they were new, and had a pretty bad rep. Apart from an appetite for fuel when pressed, it was just perfect, never even blew a bulb in three years.
I must have been lucky. Over the years I've had a 2A, and early 90 and two P38s all in long-term ownership. The first '38 lunched it's engine (4.0L ex-police) and as I had a feeling it was on the cards with the tell-tale tic-tic of a moving liner, I'd already laid in good replacement. But apart from that, they've all been sound with no major, out of course works required on any.
Post by grumpynorthener on Apr 24, 2021 7:35:14 GMT
The old bus has been fine but recently noticed a fuel weep from the tank area when refilling
So I removed the offside rear wheel & wheelarch liner
To find the connection hose perished between the tank and the plastic filler pipe neck that runs up the wheelarch to the fuel cap
Rimmer's list the plastic filler pipe & hose as a one piece assembly and want £100 + for it - However, John Craddock lists the hose as a separate part for little over £30 (I know it's daylight robbery for a 6" piece of 2" internal diameter fuel hose but it has to be - I had already had a ring round of my usual motor factors with a nil result - even Pirtek didn't have anything but could order me a 2 metre length for £130 if wanted) - so its on order from Craddock's and I'll keep the tank at lowish level in the interim
Very pleased with the motors general condition under the wheelarch liner - No evidence of rust ingress whatsoever
The only other thing that I have had to attend to is a new trailer socket after the old plastic one started to play up
Post by grumpynorthener on Aug 1, 2021 19:37:05 GMT
Small job on the RR got ticked off today
New trailer is on a 13 pin plug - so I have been using a 13 pin to 7 pin adaptor has the RR only had a 7 pin socket fitted - now fitted a 13 pin socket to the RR which allows for the reversing lights on the trailer to operate but also the live feed charges the trailer battery for the winch so I don't keep having to do this separately
Pretty handy being able access all the cabling from the small access flap for the rear lamps - managed to source a live ignition feed from the power supply socket too
A job I need to do on mine too, although wondering if I can keep the 7 pin as well for the horse box and trailer.
You could retain the 7 pin alongside the new 13 pin socket - however that's 2 sockets & 2 lots of wiring - Its much easier to just delete the 7 pin socket - replace it with a 13 pin socket then keep a 7 pin plug to 13 pin socket adaptor in the car - the adaptors are readily available and are just a few quid