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  1. Alternator opinions .. *warning long paragraph!*/rant

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    The alternator and starter are not protected by fuses. I've had a P38 in the Shop with a constant drain of around 100A due to a chafed cable between alternator and starter. A short like that near the alternator might be enough to start a fire.
  2. Alternator opinions .. *warning long paragraph!*/rant

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    If you have 3 different alternators fail in such a short time, and the last one quite dramatically, I'd be looking at a cause instead of replacing/rebuilding alternators. Could be a wiring problem that's causing an overload.
  3. EAS soft fault, how long can I drive before it hard faults?

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    You're right, on the Bosch the main fuse for the EAS is 29, not 44. I missed the MY reference in the first post, my bad. But in both fuse 24 powers the delay timer as well as the ABS, so better to not use that.
  4. Front Panhard bar length

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    88.4cm
  5. Winch Control Box Remote Mount

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    We always mount the control box inside the engine bay, on any car. Better protection from the elements, and even more important, no chance of anyone messing with the winch controls. Just lengthen the 3 cables (proper thickness of course) and put it wherever's convenient.
  6. EAS soft fault, how long can I drive before it hard faults?

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Good you got it sorted! Just to add, to disable the EAS, pull fuse 44 (the power to the EAS ECU) and not fuse 24 (feed to the timer relay), as fuse 24 also powers the ABS, and you never know when that will come in handy. ;-) Filip
  7. GEMS block - Bosch Car

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    That's what I meant, your base vehicle is a Bosch. It does complicate matters if you want to leave the original engine in as long as possible. If you take it out first, you can easily swap all the bits and only use the GEMS parts you really need. I'm in a similar situation, building a 5.0 with...
  8. reminder to grease your wheel hubs

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Agreed you have to be careful not to damage the rim (if the tyre's flat, I wouldn't care much about it). But it is the fastest and easiest way if you're on the road and need to change a tyre.
  9. GEMS block - Bosch Car

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    As you're starting from a Bosch, it seems logical to reuse as much parts as you can, and only replace with GEMS parts where needed.
  10. P38 occassionally requiring the resetting of keyfob, windows, and sunroof

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Do you get confirmation when you set the windows? Checking the earth is always a good idea, also the ones from the BECM.
  11. EAS soft fault, how long can I drive before it hard faults?

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    If the fault remains after restartin, I'd pull the fuse, just to be sure. With the soft fault you wont be able to control the EAS anyway, so you might as well make sure it stays as is and can't decide to drop to the bumpstops should the fault get any worse. Filip
  12. GEMS block - Bosch Car

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    If you're starting from a short block, there's not much to it, just reuse everything from the Boch engine. You might find some mountings are different, including for the crank sensor IIRC. Camshafts etc are identical, only the cam wheel is different. An uprated cam is a good upgrade for not a...
  13. reminder to grease your wheel hubs

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    If you ever find yourself with a flat tyre and the wheel is stuck on the hub, there is an easy solution: loosen the wheel nuts but don't take them off completely and then go for a drive, make some turns and seek out potholes/crubs etc, the wheel is sure to come lose. Not so easy if you're...
  14. Recovering your failed clutch

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Good posts, both of you!
  15. Cleaning GEMS MAF Mass Airflow Sensor (pics)

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    The later diesels did have a MAF, as well as a MAP. Supposedly only to control and monitor the EGR, but it fails it will affect fueling and thus performance. Filip
  16. Coolant temp gage jumps between cold and middle at random?

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    A bad connection will cause a low reading, so that's the first thing to look for. The gauge reading is electronically stabilised, so there's no way a bad thermostat or other coolant problem could cause it to jump. But an open contact will give a default reading of -40°C. Filip
  17. 4.6 gems uk spec by pass the ACE

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    The pipes are easy to remove, there's a fitting at the bulkhead. I've taken out the A/C as well as I never use it and can't be bothered to have it refilled/maintained. I can confirm you can just remove the compressor and fit the shorter belt ERR4461. With A/C you have an extra idler pulley...
  18. Low gear in a p38 1996

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    You are correct, you can't just leave the motor off. There's a good chance vibrations will cause the shaft to rotate, which could leave you without drive while on the road. Not fun I can assure you, especially not with a loaded trailer in tow on a road with no hard shoulder... If the gearbox...
  19. Random questions

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Yes, you can use just the key to lock and unlock the car. This has nothing to do with superlock.
  20. BeCM water proof

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    ^^ that's pretty much a complete rewire, including adding aftermarket control systems for which there will we be little or no support... Doesn't sound like an upgrade to me.
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