Baboons 5 to 8 October 2017

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Jules » 22 Jun 2017 09:30

Morning all, a friend of mine is doing the trip with the McCarthy crowd with his Patrol GQ single cab 4.2 non turbo, he has 10jj rims and 33" muddies on he wants to know what spares he must tag along since he will be the only Patrol, he did a Lesotho trip many moons ago with a Defender and took half a garage full of spares with , I tried to convince him to join the Patrol family but he cannot arrange leave in Oct

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Wilkie » 22 Jun 2017 10:42

Ok now that you oaks are forcing my hand .....I'm all in :salute: :clap:

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Alex Roux » 22 Jun 2017 13:21

Jules wrote:Morning all, a friend of mine is doing the trip with the McCarthy crowd with his Patrol GQ single cab 4.2 non turbo, he has 10jj rims and 33" muddies on he wants to know what spares he must tag along since he will be the only Patrol, he did a Lesotho trip many moons ago with a Defender and took half a garage full of spares with , I tried to convince him to join the Patrol family but he cannot arrange leave in Oct

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Jules, my view is that preemptive maintenance is a lot better than fixing things in the bush (or mountains in this case).
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Alex Roux » 22 Jun 2017 13:23

Then in terms of dates, it seems we just need to hear from Dawie (Ossewa) if he is okay with departing from Gauteng on 5 Oct rather than 3 Oct, then we are set on shifting the date to this.

Then Errol has no excuse but to join us!
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Wilkie » 22 Jun 2017 15:56

Alex Roux wrote:Then in terms of dates, it seems we just need to hear from Dawie (Ossewa) if he is okay with departing from Gauteng on 5 Oct rather than 3 Oct, then we are set on shifting the date to this.

Then Errol has no excuse but to join us!
AAaaa Alex I was going to do it ...it will just mean I"m going to take that whole week off..which i'm happy to do
I got more leave than money owing to me... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Michael » 23 Jun 2017 06:48

Jules wrote:Morning all, a friend of mine is doing the trip with the McCarthy crowd with his Patrol GQ single cab 4.2 non turbo, he has 10jj rims and 33" muddies on he wants to know what spares he must tag along since he will be the only Patrol, he did a Lesotho trip many moons ago with a Defender and took half a garage full of spares with , I tried to convince him to join the Patrol family but he cannot arrange leave in Oct

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Jules, we have done quite a bit of 4x4ing in the last couple of years and most of us never say no to a challenging obstacle and no one has had a major failure of any kind so far. Now I am setting aside things like water damage to the engine and things that could be avoided by the driver.

1.One thing I always carry with as a spare is a free wheel hub!! I have had one fail on me once and have seen a couple fail on other Patrols on our trips.
This is a MUST for me as it almost ruined my Jamboree challenge one year.
2.Extra set of fan belts as this can also make you go nowhere if the belt fails that runs on the water pump.

Besides that, the usual spanners and pliers should be fine :thumbup:
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Wilkie » 23 Jun 2017 09:26

Jules apart from my tools I carry the following on my 4.5 petrol
water pump
fuel pump
steering pump
alternator
distributor with h/t leads
starter
loose water hoses
and now that Michael mentioned the front hub....it will be on my next trip..and spare water :think: :salute: :thumbup:

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by SJC » 23 Jun 2017 09:36

Michael wrote:
1.One thing I always carry with as a spare is a free wheel hub!! I have had one fail on me once and have seen a couple fail on other Patrols on our trips.
This is a MUST for me as it almost ruined my Jamboree challenge one year.
Is this failure more specific to the auto locking hubs? Or are manual locking hubs just as prone to failure?

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by offroadbiker » 23 Jun 2017 10:45

Geez - I carry NADA, nothing, bupkis..... was thinking of maybe a set of belts :redface:
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Wilkie » 23 Jun 2017 10:55

SJC wrote:
Michael wrote:
1.One thing I always carry with as a spare is a free wheel hub!! I have had one fail on me once and have seen a couple fail on other Patrols on our trips.
This is a MUST for me as it almost ruined my Jamboree challenge one year.
Is this failure more specific to the auto locking hubs? Or are manual locking hubs just as prone to failure?
Fanus I think if you lock the auto hubs before doing aggressive 4x4 ing and service them every 100 000km they should last for ever....I hope :thumbup:

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