It's ages since I've been on here.
I've had my DSE off the road for about a year after it failed the Warrant of Fitness test (New Zealand) due to leaking manifold. I don't know which one, but I took one good look at all that piping and decided it would be too expensive to sort out...
I've got a new engine oil sump gasket ready to fit to the 2.5 diesel BMW M51 engine in my P38.
My question is, the Workshop Manual advises to use 'STC3373' sealant. Has anyone used this? It's nearly €45 which seems a lot. I wonder if its essential to use additional sealant and or...
I’m looking to identify a pipe within the engine bay. Per the title it’s a ‘97 LHD diesel. To describe it, the pipe is black and exits the bulkhead right behind the the rocker cover. It then goes down and disappears behind what would be the cylinder head but I cannot see where to.
We have now ventured into the RR family, we have a series 2a 1968 and felt a 1998 2.5 DSE would fit the bill.
She has 156K on the clock and picked her up from London and drove 300 miles without missing a beat.
She has a few jobs to fix but they are nothing too difficult
Fitted a recon pump and 1 front new airbag, also took the valve block out and had a look at the seals.
All the seals looked ok so I only replaced the seals on the pipes.
The issue I have now is the front has gone high and the rear sat on the bump stops.
And ideas please.
Hi Guys i need help with a EAS issue.
My 2002 DSE as just come back from a MOT test and the EAS is not working.
I have had a look at the pump and block but no visual issues.
I plugged my laptop onto it to look for any faults, but none found.
I can run the pump from my laptop and that would...
Ready to fit I have a brand new auto gearbox oil cooler with pipes plus new engine oil cooler pipes to fit to existing engine oil cooler.
I’m expecting a messy job but, can anyone provide any tips or hints when fitting and can it be done with normal non-specialty tools?
Hello fellow P38 enthusiasts here is one for you.
Has anyone ever swapped the 2.5 diesel for the 4.6 or 4.0 petrol engine and if so please tell me what exactly do i need in order to perform this vital operation and how much will it cost me to do so?
Thanks in advance!
now I need a second opinion...my RR is m/y 2000 with BMW M51D25 engine. The diesel fuel injection pump was dipping so I ordered a re-manufactured Bosch VE 515 Nr 0460 406 994 injection pump. The codes on new one are the same.
I fitted the pump, set the timing and renewed also the...
Firstly hello to all. I have a 1999 P38 DSE auto. I'm slowly beating the P38 gremlins, one problem at a time :mrgreen:
Low ratio will select easily when the vehicle is cold. Once it warms up it just sits there "beep beep beep" telling me to select neutral. It's obviously heat related...
My dad's old P38 sits standing since he passed, and when i go home to see mum once a year, I charge the battery, start it all up, take it for a run up and down our short private road a few times to free brakes and scrub disks etc., and then check everything is working and clean and detail...