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Hi,

Couple of questions I'd like a hand with, only picked up the car this morning.

My LHD Spanish '97 2.5 Diesel Auto has two dipsticks (As I'm sure others do!) the forward one is engine oil, but what is the second one further back toward the bulkhead? I am a little worried as the level is very low. Is it something I can easily top-up myself?

I don't have any books with the car so cannot read through the owners manual.

Secondly, as my Spanish is not great is it possible to set the cars messaging to English?

Thanks in advance.
 

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One dip will be fore motor oil and the second at the firewall will be for your auto tranny.

Language is set by your regional settings in the BeCM. You will need to find someone with diagnostics that can access the BeCM and change it to an English speaking country.
 

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Run it through the gears, then back up to park, leave it running and dip the gearbox, if it needs topping up, you do it down the dipstick tube.
 

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Thank you guys, and with the oil filter - how would I know if it needs type A or B?
 

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Congrats with you new car!

The language (and all other sorts of settings) can be set with the appropriate diagnostic tool, I've got the Nanocom Evolution II, but try to search for what's best, it's kind of a religious question and will (surely) sporn a heated debate, if you ask here. There are some threads about this. You will sooner or later get to need one - or have a friend who has one (that suits your vehicle-engine combination).

The oil filter: Can't remember what type it is, A or B, but you can differ between them on the oil filter housing cap, is it metal, it's the one type, if it's plastic, it's the other. One possibility is to have a look at Island 4X4's homepage or take a look at some manufacturers homepages, eg. Mahle, Stromberg, Mann etc. You might find something there.

Owners manual can be downloaded as part of the RAVE (you might have heard of that, it's as essential as diagnose tool), there are some links at the top of the forum - if not, there are some other download links to be found on the interweb... (Google is your friend).

And let me assure you: You'll have lots of fun (or challenge) with this car! And try to see it as the challenge it is, when (not if) you run in to problems, not as a slap in your face :)
 

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Thanks again everyone,

We've moved to rural Spain and are just starting a big renovation project on an old Bodega (wine producing house) And We need a practical car...the perfect excuse to get a RR again!

I feel so utterly stupid when it comes to P38s. I have no user manual so I am literally starting from the ground up. Its a very very different beast compared to my old Classic. I do much of my own mechanics (laterly an S-Type Jag 2.7d) Its got a whole host of issues, but am I surprised? Nop. Do I care? Nop. I love RR's and in comparison to our house (No kitchen, bathroom (quite literally a bucket) its a welcome relief that I can spend my "me time" on in the sunshine.

Owning a P38 in Spain will present some difficulties, but none that detract me. What I do love is the fact that she's so clean - due to the good weather - zero rust and a very clean underbody.

Anyway, I hope people dont mind me asking simple questions - I do vow to search beforehand. Any other Spanish owners?

Many thanks,
Tom
 

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Hi Tom, so you are a returning customer then! You also can visit a main dealer in the Valencia-Alicante area and ask for a quote for Testbook. There they can give you all the info you want (codes etc.) and change language. That may not cost you an arm and a leg.
They also can give you a printout of your specific vehicle (EKA code etc.) which is for free if you show them proof of ownership.
http://www.landrover.com/dealer-locator.html?country=ES&filter=authorised_repairer
Success, Tony.
 

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And We need a practical car...the perfect excuse to get a RR again!
I have no user manual so I am literally starting from the ground up.
Well, it's practical anyway. There are many other descriptive words that it isn't :)
I've posted links above to RAVE, which contains the User (Owners) manual so you can at least get your head around the bells and whistles, most of which might even work!
Good luck with both your projects- the Bodega AND the RR!
 
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