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East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Johann 1984 » 12 Feb 2018 23:50

Hi Guys,

Is there someone with experience with regards to traveling from SA to East African region? Specifically with a Patrol... Start Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, back down, Mozambique re-entry. 4 - 6 months time for trip.

If I may, I'd kindly like to refer you to the following link:

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... eparations

This is an upcoming trip I'm planning in 2020/2021.

The feedback I've received so far from experienced travelers on this route is that I should rather find me a 4.2 1HZ LandCruiser for this trip. It is said that Patrol parts are only available in the major city centers and that breakdowns are likely. Sidewalk mechanics and bush mechanics are apparently less likely to be able to work on a Patrol.

Is there someone that has actually done this trip with a Patrol? What was your impressions and problems?

My car, if I take the Patrol, will by that time possibly be at 150 000 km. Is it nearing the end of the engine life span? Should I replace the injectors and turbo pro-actively prior to the trip to avoid engine issues? How dirty can the zd30's burn ito diesel? I've been told 500ppm?

This trip is definitely on, whether in 76 or Patrol.

Regards

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Peter Connan » 13 Feb 2018 05:22

Wat 'n klomp stront.

Speak to Walter Gygax (Kalahari Safari here and on SA4x4), who uses Patrols extensively as a tour guide, Malcolm van Coller (same story) and Wilfred Moore, who has done a similar trip in his 4.5.

To my mind, all modern vehicles have reasonably similar tech. If he can work on a Cruiser, he can work on a Patrol.

And at 150k, it should be barely run in, assuming you have kept the EGT's within limits.

Ek sou more ry, ten spyte dat my kar 22 jaar en 370k km oud is.

I just really wish I could understand what it is about SA men and their Land Cruisers (or any Toyota for that matter). It's like we are trying to get back to the comfortable ride and secure roadholding of the oxwagon...

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by SJC » 13 Feb 2018 06:53

Peter Connan wrote:
13 Feb 2018 05:22
Wat 'n klomp stront.
Veral die deel: "my advice would be to stick with the Toyota as per your research - you will be very hard-pressed to find spares and expertise for a Patrol if anything breaks outside of a major city." :surprised: :lol:
Daar is heel moontlik meer patrols op die pad in van die bogenoemde lande as wat daar in SA is...

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Tinus lotz » 13 Feb 2018 07:02

Ek sal daai 30l net mooi marine grade filters by sit n madman en ry .....krisis mense kan berge van mol hoopies maak

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Wilkie » 13 Feb 2018 07:23

As ek daai trip sou wou doen sal ek in niks anders as n NISSAN PATROL dit gaan doen nie.....ek wil darem veilig by die huis aankom :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Johann 1984 » 13 Feb 2018 08:27

Ouens,

Ek kyk slegs op hierdie stadium na die storie deur 'n finansiële lens. Toe ek laas op Zambië toe was, was daar 'n Nissan garage op Livingstone wat sou kon help indien daar moeilikheid was. Ek weet nie van elders in die land en meer Noord-Oos op in Afrika nie.

Ekt baie respek vir 1HZ LC enjin, maar dis 'n duur voertuig. My Patrol is klaar betaal. Daai foto van die LC is 'n mooie, met 170 000km op die klok vir 400k. Dis DUUR. My Patrol is klaar tenvolle toegerus ook.

So... Hoop my argument maak sin. Hoe algemeen is dit dat goed soos suspensie en ander aandryeingskomponente breek op so trip. Onthou, dis dalk 'n halwe jaar oppad.

Dankie vir idees...

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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by gupster » 13 Feb 2018 09:31

Hi Johann. Although its true that the Landcruiser is better supported in Africa, I am sure you will be fine in your Patrol. I have done those countries in my 2001 3.0 and although I experienced a host of problems I always managed get them sorted out. My advice though would to be to travel slowly, poli poli, and it seems you do have the time. Remember too, that if a cruiser has a major break down, they will also only get assistance in the big towns
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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Kagiso II » 13 Feb 2018 09:59

Toyota mense word ge"brainwash" .. en dit begin by die "parte oral beskikbaar" asof hulle WEET hulle gaan breakdowns hê maar as jy die "Toyota breek" uiter skrou hulle "Toyota breek nie" .. nou wat de donner wil jy mt parte maak wat oral rondlê as die f*&*^$# goed nie breek nie? ???
Mnr Boegman ry SLEGS Patrol en hy gaan waar daar nie mense of paaie opf Midasse is nie.
Ons moes in Kasane 4 dae wag op n sideshaft en bearing vir n "Cruiser 80" .. en dis die cruiser wat allmal jou sal beduie is die tenk van Afrika .. en KASANE is die toerisme hub in daai hele gebied

Gaan met jou Patrol.
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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Johann 1984 » 13 Feb 2018 10:22

Hi Gupster,

When you say a 'host of problems experienced', which exactly do you mean? How severe was it? How did you solve it?

Regards

Johann
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Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Post by Oetie » 13 Feb 2018 11:02

Johann, exciting trip to plan, will follow your planning here and on the Community forum.

I recall that the Voetspore span, when they used patrol's had them services in Nairobi. It may be a good idea to get that series dvd's, even if only for the dreaming and drooling factor... for more drooling visit the www.pikipikioverland.com blog... friends of mine that travel the world on motorbikes who have already ticked East Africa off their list.
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