In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

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In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Kalahari Safari » 06 Nov 2012 18:36

Hi guys,

After splitting my block with a broken con rod I need urgent replacement TB45E engine.
Anybody with a valid lead for a refurb or out of accidented vehicle - please come back with details.

This is the second TB45E which has killed itself the same way, but first time round it was my fault as a result of a botched water crossing.
Any leads to a replacement motor?

Thanks guys, in advance.
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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Tinus lotz » 06 Nov 2012 18:54

Have you spoken to peter man about that engine that needs att?
I think tommie might have a ccomplete one :thumbup:

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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Kalahari Safari » 06 Nov 2012 22:19

Thanks for the input, would you have any info for contact or is PM the way to go?
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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by ChristoSlang » 06 Nov 2012 22:54

I'm afraid I can't assist with a motor, but I read about the repatriation of your vehicle on the Community forum just minutes ago. Blokes like Henri (and all the others who helped) really deserve more than just a virtual knighthood! :thumbup:

I'm sure the guys on this forum will do their best to help with the sick Patrol - their a friendly bunch...
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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Tinus lotz » 07 Nov 2012 06:27

Here is my no givee me a call 0egt 3 two 9 seven eight o 1 three

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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Kalahari Safari » 19 Nov 2012 21:47

Has anybody been dealing with Engine Den in Pretoria, I got the lead from a member and would like to get some references.
Obviously they are in the process of importing a number of TB45E Engines from Japan, and I wonder how they can be checked out for abuse or history, mileage etc.

I am standing by for the decision process, prefer the easy way out as I cannot count on great expertise of engine overhaul and re-assembly from local workshops or engineering enterprises here in Botswana.
Thanks for ideas and assistance.
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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by marakasmalan » 20 Nov 2012 09:07

Sterkte, ek kan geen ongelukkig geen advies offer nie.
ChristoSlang wrote:<snip> but I read about the repatriation of your vehicle on the Community forum just minutes ago. <snip>
Link asseblief!

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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Kalahari Safari » 20 Nov 2012 12:51

marakasmalan wrote:Sterkte, ek kan geen ongelukkig geen advies offer nie.
ChristoSlang wrote:<snip> but I read about the repatriation of your vehicle on the Community forum just minutes ago. <snip>
Link asseblief!
Here we go:
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... p?t=129001
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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by marakasmalan » 21 Nov 2012 00:06

Wow, quite an ordeal.

Takes me back many years, after school I served a two year sentence driving superlinks through Africa to pay for university. Quite often give guys a lift on my empty return trips from Kampala and who knows where for the sake of having company on the long journeys - trick was to find a ramp, usually at a railway DPW base. Never, however, could I assist somebody that was in a pickle.

Just for the sake of us planning similar trips, what was the damage (unforseen costs: recovery, guesthouse, communications, a-frame/towbar etc) just give us an idea what to be prepared for, even if only to ensure you are creditworthy up to such point?

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Re: In the market for a heart transplant - TB45E

Post by Kalahari Safari » 21 Nov 2012 21:23

As for the repatriation costs, this is not straight forward but an indicator only:
Tow bar manufacture (material and labour) ZMK 650'000
Repair of burnt clutch on tow vehicle ZMK 3'150'000
Towing of 2 vehicles by 3rd party for +- 200 km ZMK 550'000 + ZMK 450'000
Hospital bill for one day ZMK 1'000'000
Repair of bent tow bar in Ndola (free of charge courtesy of Sergio Bettega @ Ndola Engineering)
Accommodation (guest houses for 4 People) 8 nights ZMK +- 450'000 x 8 x 4 = 14'400'000 (estimate)

The obove covers the route from Zambezi to Lusaka, from there another 3 days to Gaborone with SIR Henri's rescue trailer.
This gentlemen is charging us only costs and expenses - Thanks again Henri :salute:
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