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    Re: Self driving in November, where?

    Also I'm pretty sure getting stuck in black cotton is an important part of going on safari! >:D
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    Re: Self driving in November, where?

    1. Amboseli main tracks are fine in rain, submerged areas on the main tracks have markers to guide on road and depth of water. The volcanic sludge WW talks about is what I would explain as quick sand...
  3. Re: Nairobi - nyeri/nanyuki alternative route

    After what felt like never ending diversions and too many near misses again on the main highway, I believe this route is the one true alternative.
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    Almost entirely stopped using google mas between LOCUS and basecamp (Garmin). But! I have attempted to map it!
    Have a look at thee mymaps!
    Thanks WW for the push to relearn g maps maybe ill map...
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    can't seem to upload a gpx file
  6. Nairobi - nyeri/nanyuki alternative route

    I find myself sharing this alternative route alot more with the current road works between nairobi and nyeri.
    This takes you through a windong climbing brand new road with no lorries and very little...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Great camping in Kimana, just be wary of long grass... ticks... They manicure the grounds but a short walk off the path into long grass and you'll pick up a few hitchhikers.

    Tey get a Riverside...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    No play on intermediate gear, I have a tcase from a d1, older 200tdi model, non q gears, opened it today to find intermediary un drilled... 200tdi disco. It was a nice quiet and tight case before it....
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    yeap
    catastrophic failure of high range gear set, box is a 1.2 with atb, car is td5 90
    no foreign object, no lack of lubrication... apparently dave ashcroft says it not uncommon...
    I think one...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    broke something
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    How did I miss this thread!
    hijacked a little but I'm sure no one is complaining.What incredible stories and accounts.

    Going up to marsabit/turkana always has a story it seems. Recently went up...
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    Re: anybody residing in Nairobi?

    I'm local here in Naiorbi, any specific questions?

    cheers!
    Ak
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    Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    Still officially closed, but yet still in use... I'm sure you understand what that means.... :(
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    True edgy does explain it...
    However the road was built along the SGR railway section and helps avoid the rongai traffic greatly. If may be a little hairy navigating it but I find it a much better...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    This is just grape vine talk, but with the recent Public holiday govt sanctioned celebration and the upcoming WRC rally, there could very well be further lock downs, it is usually the "hotspots"...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Yes they paved it

    The Isinya road really is what i consider the only sensible option, the OP should absolutely use this route.


    They took down all those trees, no more jacaranda highways for...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    https://goo.gl/maps/e9UooKzCjPPjaJuH8

    Hope that makes sense.

    Just got back from namanga area (maili tisa) about 180km from Nairobi.
    Started from Junction mall along ngong Road at 13.45 and...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Hi there WW,
    Have a look out for :
    Morendat (thy are expanding their retail network)
    Well Hung butcher (believe this is online based still with the HQ in Timau and Borana)

    My smelly butchery of...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    awesome another KE landy!


    Tried to join the herd in Samburu!
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Kenya

    Hiya! Sounds like a great Trip. Lions bluff has been recently acquired by a new owner and as you said efforts are underway, the same group that own Mara bush camp. Personally if I camped Chyulu I...
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    Re: Td5 Defender Fuel lines

    I recently replaced with plastic type fuel lines. Though i cut and joined the original end pieces for the fuel pump and engine fittings. I had it joined up by the piping company and did add clips....
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma Electrical Manuals

    Thanks! Believe this is 13cux? Not hotwire?
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma Electrical Manuals

    Much much thanks!
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Opened Pandora's box
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    Re: Dreaming of Kenya - itinerary help

    Hi. Live in Kenya.
    Just some quick feedback , very small number of flamingo in Nakuru few months back. Great number of flamingo in Bogoria last year. Amazing numbers in magadi few weeks back. Mara...
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma Electrical Manuals

    Hi there?
    Any chance this link still alive?

    Thanks!
    Any 14cux resources.
    Sorry for all the requests!
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    Re: Is this it?

    Sorry repost
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I tried the conversion to new type sender following their connection guide but no luck! I get a constant 0.6bar.
    got the sender off eBay and the details are below, I can see off th bat that compared...
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    Re: Breadcrumb trail on a phone

    Locus Map on Android app store has track record
    Mapmyhike too
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    Re: Free Flow 3.9 V8

    Standard manifold and downpipe on mine. Mid section to rear is puma which is S/S. Fitted to a 90 and home fitted and welded. Sounds amazing and feels peppier... or maybe I just want it to. The Centre...
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    Re: Plugs for Disco 1 V8 3.9

    NGK for me.
  32. Re: What work have you done to your landy in the past year?

    Defender 90 (1988) sw :
    1. Rebuilt 4.2 v8 and auto conversion
    2. Rebuilt rear diff
    3. New alternator
    Currently running her in
    Defender 90 (2001) sw td5
    1. New maxxis 265/85
    2. Wolfs in place...
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    Re: Oloololo Gate Access from Nairobi

    Hi There,
    Not a rumour. There is a large scale development of that road by chinese contractors (as well as a huge hotel.. apparently :/ ). I was on that road in October, March and July, and by the...
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    Discovery 1 Re: 3.9 v8i Power Mods

    chip? useless!
    rover v8s biggest issue is inlet valve sizes... i.e breathing, just do the sqaure centimeter area of the afm, intake plenum and plumbing, you'll find it all stops with the valves....
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    Re: Twelve hours in Nairobi: what to do?

    If she'll have to taxi, she should uber (those airport taxis are savage beasts), I'm spending a lot of time near the airport area of late, with the bypass you can make it to Karen (giraffe and...
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