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by harv
Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Series axle questions
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Series axle questions

I've been running 33's (255/85/16) on my 88" for years. I don't have a lift, other than what the parabolic springs gave me and they work great. I do break the odd axle, but they're cheap. Maybe for the extra inch of tire you need more lift, but I suspect you don't.
by harv
Wed May 22, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Swing Away Wheel Carrier... recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Swing Away Wheel Carrier... recommendations

Hi Stu&Sly. Maybe try posting this on one of the threads that's not just for Van Isle. Simon in Enderby has made a beautiful one for his Defender.
Harv
by harv
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Defender @ Vancouver Auto show 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Defender @ Vancouver Auto show 2019

It even comes with a blue pad under the engine compartment, presumably to catch drips!
by harv
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: P38 Sunroof Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: P38 Sunroof Guide

Ok, I might give that a try. Thanks Tony.
by harv
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: P38 Sunroof Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: P38 Sunroof Guide

Ok, I tried the email method. Hopefully this one goes thru.
by harv
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: P38 Sunroof Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: P38 Sunroof Guide

Thanks Tony, pm sent to you.
by harv
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: P38 Sunroof Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 149

P38 Sunroof Guide

I'm looking for a Left Guide Assembly for the sunroof on my 1997 P38 Range Rover.
Harv
by harv
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?

Thanks for the reply. If it will cause me any grief, it's too late now. I put in the Rislone Head Gasket Fix about 3 weeks ago now, and so far so good. No more leaks, and nothing abnormal noticed. I've done all my daily driving with it plus a trip over the Coq, Kelowna to Vancouver and back. Hopeful...
by harv
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?

Thanks Jake. Postponing the job only for weeks plus other issues is definitely a bad trade off. What I hear from guys is to expect to do head gaskets every 150,000 km or so. This would be reasonable for me, as it would be about every 10-12 years the way I drive. I have just over 150,000 now, but fro...
by harv
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?

Thanks Andy. I do plan to keep my P38 for a long time, and I know I will eventually need to replace the head gaskets, but it would be really nice if I could postpone such a big job. I've also been looking at the posts on rangerovers.net and the feeling seems to be about the same; it's not really the...
by harv
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?

Thanks for the reply Rob. I do understand that a stop leak product would only delay the inevitable. If it would only last a few weeks, it would definitely not be worth it, but I feel that if it might buy me a year it would be. I've had my P38 a little over a year now. I really like it, but it someti...
by harv
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Bars Leak in Rover V8's?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Bars Leak in Rover V8's?

I know the official answer is no, but have any of you had success with any coolant leak stop product in a Rover V8? My 4.6 GEMS has started to slowly leak externally (no evidence of any internal leak) from the upper rear left corner of the engine. It's really hard to see exactly where, but I suspect...
by harv
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: S3-88 in N.Van on Craigslist
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: S3-88 in N.Van on Craigslist

Gary, I love the old series LR's, I've had my Series 2A for almost 25 years, but unless your wife is really keen on driving this very utilitarian vehicle, she will probably hate it. Sorry to put a damper on buying such a classic. (It would be fun to restore though).
Harv
by harv
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Land Rover rims
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Land Rover rims

Hey Darrel, you've posted this in "Parts Wanted", maybe you want to move it to "Parts for Sale". Harv
by harv
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: VOLTS! Where'd they go?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: VOLTS! Where'd they go?

On my P38, even after cleaning all the connections between the alternator and battery, I was losing about volt. I tried adding a larger cable directly from the alternator to the battery as a troubleshooting measure. This worked, so I left the heavier cable in and it works great. I suspect the Land R...
by harv
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 99 P38, Need help..with making it dependable.
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 99 P38, Need help..with making it dependable.

Wow, nice easy and cheap fix! My understanding is that the bit of residual diesel left, mixed in a full tank of gas won't hurt anything, maybe a little hard on the Cat's? Great news! I don't think I've ever had a vehicle I enjoy driving as much as my P38. I've only done a bit of fairly light off roa...
by harv
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 99 P38, Need help..with making it dependable.
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 99 P38, Need help..with making it dependable.

You've probably looked at rangerovers.net There are quite a number of threads on the not starting issue. Hopefully your fuel pump fixes it, but it's certainly not the only possible problem. Nice vehicle choice. I've had mine for about 10 months now, certainly not without issues. So far I don't have ...
by harv
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 4.0 liter for disco
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 4.0 liter for disco

I haven't had these engines apart, but is it not much easier and cheaper to replace the stripped fasteners?
by harv
Wed May 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: LR3 parts for sale, Prices reduced
Replies: 38
Views: 4472

Re: LR3 parts for sale, More added

You can email me directly at harvey.gwen@hotmail.com
by harv
Tue May 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: LR3 parts for sale, Prices reduced
Replies: 38
Views: 4472

Re: LR3 parts for sale, More added

I did sent a pm. I'd like the floor anchors. I'm pretty sure they'll work on my P38.
by harv
Sat May 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: LR3 parts for sale, Prices reduced
Replies: 38
Views: 4472

Re: LR3 parts for sale, More added

Are the floor cargo anchors still available? I'd like them if they are. Also, if you're parting out the whole vehicle, would you have a good interior rear view mirror that might fit my P38?
by harv
Sat May 12, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor

That's probably the best advice.
by harv
Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor

I'm with Roverlass. Electronic anything typically works better than than its mechanical counterpart, until it doesn't. Mechanical points distributors will normally give you lots of warning before they fail completely.
by harv
Thu May 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Autoplan, Insurance and ICBC
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Autoplan, Insurance and ICBC

I haven't dug deeper than talking to a regular Autoplan agent on this, but I did ask (a few years ago) about giving a declared value for my 2A. The answer I was given was that the only way to do this was to have the vehicle on a collector plate, have it professionally assessed, and then come to an a...
by harv
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: throttle position sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: throttle position sensor

I have no experience yet with Rover EFI, but a TPS doesn't seem like a likely culprit to shut it down completely. Several years ago I had a car that would shut down like that and it turned out to be an intermittent crankshaft position sensor. It wouldn't show up on the OBD2 because when I had the sc...
by harv
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: buying a series 3 exmod without papers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3193

Re: buying a series 3 exmod without papers?

Cool. Another step in getting the old 80" on the road. Keep us posted.
by harv
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: buying a series 3 exmod without papers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3193

Re: buying a series 3 exmod without papers?

No news yet Russ?
by harv
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: It drives me crazy .....
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: It drives me crazy .....

Good idea Andy. Maybe we should also add our vehicle model to our signature (which I only attempted to do now). But where the heck is this Sunny Steveston? The Steveston I've been to rains!
by harv
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Parts wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Parts wanted

I've been getting a lot of parts for my 97 P38 from Rock Auto in the States. Prices are pretty competitive, you get them in about a week and a half. You know right away what you are paying for shipping and duties, no surprises when the parts come. I haven't personally had to return anything, but two...
by harv
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rivet types
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Rivet types

I would use a good 3/16 drill bit. Drill from the domed head end if possible. Try to stay as straight and centred as you can. Just drill deep enough to take off the head. If you've drilled properly, you can often just tilt the drill and the head will snap off. Then knock the rivet out with a punch a...
by harv
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 109" Body questions (removal, weight and how to strip paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 109" Body questions (removal, weight and how to strip pa

To add, from the perspective of an aircraft mechanic, we would never bead blast an aluminum skin panel. If you need to remove the paint, you can carefully sand it, or use stripper. But I agree with Timberpig, if the body is in decent condition, leave it patina. My 1963 2A hasn't been painted since n...
by harv
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Series Steering Relay
Replies: 22
Views: 4885

Re: Series Steering Relay

Andy, I'm sure you're up on this, but if you do decide to disassemble it, there's a huge spring inside, as I discovered about 20 years ago, when one nearly took off my head off. Probably putting a jack under the bottom plate when you remove the bolts would do it(?). I don't really know, I just know ...
by harv
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 2.5na
Replies: 9
Views: 1557

Re: 2.5na

I'll throw in my 2 cents worth. The question seems to assume that the original 2.25 petrol engine isn't worth keeping. I've had my 1963 2A for over 23 years, with the original 2.25. Though the engine isn't perfect (it's thirsty and lacks power on the highway), my feeling has always been that the eng...
by harv
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: New Wiring Harness choices - opinions please
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: New Wiring Harness choices - opinions please

I put an alternator from a junked Chevy in my '63 2A around 20 years ago. I got tired of replacing Lucas regulators. It was a pretty easy install, built in regulator, two wires. I think it lasted 15 years until I needed to replace it. I highly recommend going for an alternator. Harv
by harv
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: New to me P38
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: New to me P38

Thanks a lot Andy. Wow, what a ton of info all in one place. I'm an aircraft mechanic and do virtually all my own mechanical work, so I imagine I'll be learning lots about Range Rovers in the coming years.
by harv
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: New to me P38
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

New to me P38

I've had my 2A for 23 years, but I finally took the plunge and bought a "modern" rover, a 1997 P38. I have a generic OBD2 scanner, but I think I need a more specific scanner(?) and what Workshop Manual should I get? I'm sure there are other things that I'm not even aware that I should ask, so any ad...
by harv
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Turn signal flasher for + ground
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Turn signal flasher for + ground

When I changed my 2A to neg ground, I didn't do anything to the flasher and it's always worked fine. I suspect the flasher doesn't care which way the electrons flow thru it.
by harv
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Range Rover p38
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: Range Rover p38

Where are you located? I live in Kelowna, but may be in the lower mainland on Fri, and might be interested in looking at it. Any other info on it? Eg, how many kms? I assume a 4.0 V8 with auto trans? Any issues with it? Harv
by harv
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Disco 1 intermittent "almost" overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Disco 1 intermittent "almost" overheating

I don't know specifically about Disco rads, but in general there's a big difference in the quality of them. A cheap one might not last very long.
by harv
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Series 1 Rear Leaf Spring replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 2939

Re: Series 1 Rear Leaf Spring replacement

I agree with Martin. I have parabolics on my 2A and I really like the ride. They also improve articulation for off road. It did increase the height by about 1/12". I would avoid heavy duty springs as the ride will be terrible and they will not articulate well.
by harv
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Duty/GST on shipments from UK
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Duty/GST on shipments from UK

Thanks for all the info. I should have waited a couple of days for more replies, but I've already placed my order. Hopefully all goes well.
by harv
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Duty/GST on shipments from UK
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Duty/GST on shipments from UK

Thanks Victor. I hope I got the info to the shipper in time to make it go by mail. I'm assuming blue boxes are BritPart? I've kind of discovered that on my own.
by harv
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Duty/GST on shipments from UK
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Duty/GST on shipments from UK

Wow, I didn't know about the duty exemption. I think my 54 year old vehicle should qualify. Thanks for that.
by harv
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Duty/GST on shipments from UK
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Re: Duty/GST on shipments from UK

Thanks for the info. What about shipping times from UK? Does it take a week or two, or a month or two?
by harv
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Duty/GST on shipments from UK
Replies: 10
Views: 4058

Duty/GST on shipments from UK

I'm sure some of you have experience ordering parts from the UK. I'm wondering what kind of duty/GST we get nailed on. I'm considering ordering steering tie rods and brake drums. On a similar note, what about ordering from BC? (I'm in Kelowna). I used to get everything from Allen at Rover Works, but...
by harv
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Broken Half Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

Re: Broken Half Shaft

Thanks a lot for the info
by harv
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Broken Half Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

Re: Broken Half Shaft

Forgot to write that mines a Series 2A, with standard diffs
by harv
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Broken Half Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

Re: Broken Half Shaft

I looked at the Ashcroft site. They sell the kit to convert to 24 spline, but it only seems to have the drive flange. Wouldn't I need to modify, or even replace the diff to make these fit?
by harv
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Series 3 bad idle
Replies: 12
Views: 3520

Re: Series 3 bad idle

What about carb icing? My 2A is quite susceptible to it this time of year, at least on my relatively short commutes.
by harv
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Broken Half Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

Re: Broken Half Shaft

Has anyone tried these shafts? Are they really that good? Is the price $450 US per set of 4, or per axle? If it's per axle I can't imagine it to be worthwhile, but for a whole set it might be worth it, if they're good.