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  1. I’ve bust my RR gearbox by going cheap!

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    Had the car for 2 months now with 144k on the clock. Decided to change all the fluids including gearbox. Bought the cheaper oil by Smith and Allan M1375.4, drained the box and refilled 4ltrs of new oil. This solved many issues with gear change and judder when climbing hills. A week later I...
  2. Beware cheap U joints.

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    I recently had to do an urgent replacement of the front most U joint on the Borrego. It was gone and just short of catastrophic failure. It started vibrating very suddenly while I was a long way from help, so nursed it home.... I searched in vain at all the local auto parts for quality U...
  3. IACV / Stepper Motor / Idle Air Control Valve Cheap

    Range Rover Classic
    In my 1994 RRC I replaced the IACV with a generic Chevy unit a few years ago. It does function, but the distance per step is too far. Meaning it will open the valve on engine shut off, but when it closes it, it happens too fast (each step moves the valve face too much). When cold, not an...
  4. Cheap subwoofer replacement that sounds pretty good

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Hey guys... like most P38's my subs were rotted out and sounded even worse. On my last go-round with the Rhino I replaced the subs with some Rockford Fosgates that sounded pretty decent... this time I came across some Lanzar MaxP64 subs that had halfway decent specs and even better... they were...
  5. Cheap Code reader / reset tool

    Diagnostic Equipment
    There are soooo many code readers out there...I am looking for an inexpensive unit that will read the L322 codes and then be able to reset engine light or even the oil change, yet that may need a more sophisticated tool...any recomendations on a unit?
  6. Found a cheap 3.9, backup for my 4.2?

    Range Rover Classic
    I have a lead on a cheap 3.9 engine with ancillaries I was thinking about grabbing as a backup to my 4.2. From what I gather the blocks and heads should be the same. The idea here is to have a machined block and fresh heads ready to go int he case that my 4.2 takes a crap on me. What are the...
  7. Heater matrix FYI cheap source

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    I replaced my heater matrix about 12 months ago with this unit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nissens-71145-Exchanger-interior-heating/dp/B00CKPYPOK Bought it on eBay, U.K. But I guess Amazon now has it. It is exactly the same fit as the Land Rover oem and no leaks to date. Even with shipping from...
  8. Cheap (but decent?) ebay stainless steel trunklid covers

    Range Rover Sport II / L494
    Usually for me it's OEM or bust for any parts or accessories, but for fun I was looking at the various parts available for the L494 on ebay. Before ordering the vehicle, I looked at all the accessories and thought the "rear loadspace treadplate finisher" as Land Rover calls it looks nice, but...
  9. Possible option for cheap headers for HSE/SC

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Hey all, If you've tracked my posts at all you'll know I am all about performance/economy and finding ways to improve any/everything I can to my already amazing truck. I have been digging and searching for compatible parts from newer/different vehicles that share the AJV8 engine, well I may...
  10. Bluetooth Audio for very cheap!

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Hey guys, just thought id let you all know that if your looking to add bluetooth audio to a 2006-2009 model RRS. OR any other car you may have with an Aux input, and want to save money. This is the way to go. I just got mine today, and it was a total of $6.25. It works very well for the price...
  11. Apple iPad Mini Dash Installation (on the cheap)

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Here is my Apple iPad Mini dash installation step-by-step solution guide. I took the time to document this project into a step-by-step solution guide as a way of giving back to this community forum whose posts have enhanced my Land Rover ownership experience. The dash tablet installation was...
  12. Cheap backup camera fix

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    To anyone interested, I came up with a inexpensive fix to the non-functioning back up camera issue on my '06 HSE. I read on some threads that this issue comes up regularly and that it is the camera that is the problem and not the connections. After pulling mine apart and examining the camera...
  13. P38 Check Engine Light Advice

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Firstly, Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, I am needing some help/advice and figured you guys would be the people to ask? I have a 1998 4.6 HSE The Check Engine Light came on the other day ... I took it to 3 auto parts/service places in Costa Mesa in Orange County..no one had a...
  14. Cheap rims for Range Rover Sport?

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Hi everyone, I am needed snow rims for 2006 Range Rover Sport. I have winter tires (came with the purchase) but no rims. So I am assuming it is stock size. I searched on canadian tire and tire rack, however I am not looking to spend 700 for a set of 4 rims. I am located in BC vancouver...
  15. Cheap body updates on p38 DIY

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Hi I just did some work to my 1999 p38 and came out awesome !!! I use Plasti dip to paint all body parts trim bumpers grill mufflers so they don't look faded also I painted tail gate in two colors and range rover logo on hood I add red calipers covers to my new 22" kahn rims and replace low...
  16. Cheap upgrades?

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    Greetings all form the land of georgia!!!! this is my first official post and i have a quite an interesting predicament. Ever since i was able to drive i have all ways wanted a p38 but have all ways been very weary due to the dark history of expensive problems, but after a wrecked jaguar (rip...
  17. New Cheap Diagnostic OBD II ABS, SRS, EAS, System Diagnostics and Clearing

    Diagnostic Equipment
    New Cheap Diagnostic OBD II ABS, SRS, EAS, System Diagnostics and Clearing Anyine heard or tried these. It says that it will work with P38's and one of them has a youtube video getting into all the systems as well as live data. Is this the best for the $? There is an older model the...
  18. Key won't turn in ignition? Steering wheel doesn't lock? Try this CHEAP fix.....

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    Key won't turn in ignition? Steering wheel doesn't lock? Try this CHEAP fix..... Without warning I wasn't able to turn the key in the ignition more than several degrees. I read as many posts as I could find with similar issues and concluded the problem was in the steering column assembly so was...
  19. 2003-2005 front abs wheel sensor on the cheap

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    just passing on the savings. dealer wanted $90, on-line rover stores $80, purchased from auto zone for $31. they ordered it and told me it was durlast brand (?) with lifetime warrenty. i received it the other day it was a genuine bmw part- exact same part i would have received from the dealer...
  20. Cheap Wheels / Premium Gas

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    Hello and thanks in advance for any advice. I've done a lot of searching on the forum as to what gas to use, and it seems everyone is a bit divided. I live at 8000 feet, and am still debating on whether to use premium or regular. We have a 2008 L322, non supercharged. Second question, I want...
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