Re: First impressions...........P38 style!!!
"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> Of my new toy after a 450 mile journey today.
> Firstly, it is very comfy, very comfy indeed, drives like a new car too.
> It does not pickup like the RRC LSE though, must be a weight thing, the V8
> is a bit 'muted' compared to the growl from Bob! It doesn't corner as flat
> either, but it does drive very nicely indeed.
> Nothing broke, no cracked liners or overheating, no fuss at all! (apart
> from a very embarrassing episode trying to find opener for petrol
> The main surprise for me was the fuel economy, after the LSE I was
> expecting 15-17mpg even on a steady A road (100m) & M-way (120m) jaunt
> (each way ;~() I drove it all the way there on the cruise & got 23.8mpg,
> on the way back I used a very tame right steel toe boot & got 25.3mpg !!!
> I didn't go over 70mph, as it was busy as feck!! I think that is bloody
> good as these are very similar to the trip computer results too.
> Not too bad for a 4.6 HSE!
Yep, but it's a well known fact that the management system on these runs
extremely lean at cruise to give economy - at the expense of cylinder
temperature, which is said to promote the block cracking issue. Not proven,
mind, that's just RPI's take on it, my personal opinion is that the block
runs too hot regardless and really ought to have an 82 degree 'stat fitted,
but nobody makes one for the P38. Also make sure top hose isn't collapsing
internally, landrover have changed the design spec 3 times already.....
Nice motors though, wouldn't have one personally as I like my DII too much.
> Subaru WRX
> Range Rover LSE (Bob)
> '"gimme the f*ckin' money"