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About roamingyak

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  1. I’m sick of replacing these, always use genuine, but they go quickly, every 3 years or so. Does anybody do silicone replacements?
  2. My 2006 TD5 front axle needs new discs, part number FTC902 or now LR017952. However I’m in Namibia and I can’t get these. They do have Delphi and Bosch stockists, but they can’t use Landy part numbers to order and are a bit clueless about landies. Can anybody supply the Delphi or Bosch equivalent parts numbers please?
  3. Given the fundamental nature of the parts I take the view to replace the whole lot and build the axle 'as new' given that my life can depend on it and the costs are in the hundreds rather than the thousands to do so. I'm in a different continent to the vehicle so I need to make a plan remotely and organise to execute it when visiting. 😉 Inspection will show how badly it is damaged, many or all of the components will need replacing etc - easier for risk and piece of mind to replace with a complete new unit rather than pay for costs or repairs to existing and hope its done as well as the new
  4. Thanks, understood, and mostly agreed, but it did manage 250,000km on that axle, mostly in Africa so its not like its an instant failure with stock parts. Will be a while before the repair is started, got to decide on a plan, buy/ship parts etc... I will replace the whole centre piece, new half shafts, assess other damage when apart, replace as new. then hopefully get another 250,000km from it
  5. To finish the thread nicely, I completed a 27,000km trip from Cape Town to Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania and back without any LR wiring issues at all. I tried to drive exclusively on tracks and was about 70% successful. It was the dry season so the tracks were very hard and usually a lot of corrugations. At the end of the trip there appeared to be no wiring damage (chaffing etc) and all points seemed well connected still so really happy with the time and expense taken to change all 4 looms. On the non LR wiring side of things everything went really well too, the C-Tek system just did its t
  6. Thanks, I'll bounce this off my mechanic - gearbox and transfer box are Ashcroft so I kind of trust them 😜
  7. Thanks, a bit too expensive to ship all of that down to Africa and pay import duties etc etc (Plus I already have purchased the half shafts)
  8. Thanks all, Thanks. My (uneducated) theory is to use 'gentle all terrain' tyres so that the tyre will slip and release tension, as opposed to breaking parts internally. ie making the tyre the weakest part of the chain. You then drive within the limit so of what you know your vehicle can handle etc (as a solo overlander I'm rarely in a rush, if something looks too crazy, I just turn around when possible or spend time engineering a better situation (ramp/bridge etc)
  9. My 2006 TD5 front Differential (on a 1991 200TDI etc) packed up in the Namibian desert which was annoying to say the least 😉 (I came down an extremely rough track in low range 1st gear, very very slowly, but crazy bunny hopping bouncing around that was hard to control. At the bottom I turned a corner, went to change into 3rd gear to go up a slight slope - huge metal slamming sound as I accelerated - similar to when it falls out of gear. Huge metal crunching sounds if I tried to drive, no power. Removed the propshaft, drove for 2 days at 10km p/h to a lodge and removed the half shafts, then
  10. Try this? https://www.lrworkshop.com/axles-differentials/axlecodes
  11. Hi, Can somebody kindly tell me what the name of this hose pipe on a 200TDI Defender is please and its part number? Thanks in advance
  12. And the channel that runs across the roof. I dont care much, but thought others might. Believe you can paint over it to stop this from happening?
  13. As mentioned above, this is my side channels after lots of rains in South Africa this month... as I found them, then after 5 seconds with a rag.... seems to be moss type junk...
  14. Worth noting, the Sikaflex that Brett/roamingtheoutback uses collects dust, my gutters look terrible (white roof, white sikaflex) all dust stained brown, cross roof seals not too bad... you can’t wash it off etc Ill take a picture tomorrow so nobody gets an nasty surprises. On the plus side, after 2 weeks of rain in South Africa I still lovely and dry on the inside of the Landy 😁
  15. I’d like to increase my idle speed and then return it to its original setting. How do I do this please?
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