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    Hi All

    As I feared my head gasket has blown on my P38 I bought two weeks ago.

    As I already committed to this vehicle I would like to take it to a professional to do the job.

    Which shop will you recommend doing it. Landy Tech said they don't work on P38's.

    What would the average cost be to replace the following at one of these shops from previous experience:

    Head gaskets
    Heads and valves overhaul
    Waterpump
    Thermostat
    Radiator
    Filter and oil service
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    Default Re: P38 4.6 V8 head overall

    Quote Originally Posted by Vogue View Post
    Hi All

    As I feared my head gasket has blown on my P38 I bought two weeks ago.

    As I already committed to this vehicle I would like to take it to a professional to do the job.

    Which shop will you recommend doing it. Landy Tech said they don't work on P38's.

    What would the average cost be to replace the following at one of these shops from previous experience:

    Head gaskets
    Heads and valves overhaul
    Waterpump
    Thermostat
    Radiator
    Filter and oil service
    Speak to Walter at LRXtreme
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    Walter doesn't work on P38's either
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    Phone Kelvin on 0716852080 he specializes in P38
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    Jack Oosthuizen at LMC in Bredel/Benoni

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    Thank you for referring me to Kelvin at LD Rover, Pumba Pilot.

    My experience with Kelvin so far is great.

    My heads just came back from engineering this morning and he will start assembling the motor again next week.
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    Is it up and running again? Feedback?
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    I am actually going to collect the vehicle this afternoon after 4.

    I had the following done:

    Head gaskets
    Heads were skimmed
    Valve stem seals
    New thermostat
    New tension pulley and other pulley bearings
    Cut out the CATs
    replaced the mufflers
    Installed new fuse box (was cracked)
    New spark plug leads
    New spark plugs
    and full service with all the filters and oils changed included gearbox transfer case and diffs

    I am very excited get get it back. Will upload some photos over the weekend.
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    Hi All

    Just another update, on the P38.

    When I got the vehicle back for the first time I drove it for about 300km after which it got hot and spilled out anti-freeze everywhere again.

    I took it back, and we replaced the expansion tank cap, try to mend the fan shroud a bit better than what it was (can't find a second hand one anywhere) and there was a hot spot on the radiator due to blocked outside fins.

    Then when I got the vehicle back the second time I drove another +- 250km after which it spilled its guts again.

    After a die test it was safe to say that the head gasket was still sorted, but after a pressure test we found that the water was streaming out the bottom of the radiator. So now I am getting the radiator replaced and hopefully I am third time lucky and I can actually start gaining trust in the vehicle again.
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    Thanks for the update, keep us posted please
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    Keeping fingers crossed its third time lucky !
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    There's a P38 being stripped in CT, drop me a PM if you want anything off it and I will put you in touch with the owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    There's a P38 being stripped in CT, drop me a PM if you want anything off it and I will put you in touch with the owner.
    Sherbet, I wish it was closer to me as I am looking for quite a few bits to get my 2 up to scratch, or even more respectable. Problem would be cost to get it up to Jozie
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    A bit late in the thread. In December 2016 I went to DBN and the P38 developed what sounded like an exhaust gasket gone. Drove around for about a month frightening people with the sound but eventually took it to Dean at Brit Auto who diagnosed it as a blown head gasket. I had a gasket set which he used (R950.00 when I bought it) and had the vehicle back in about 7 working days, all good as usual. <R3 500.00 if I remember correct.
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