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  1. Re: FCA to Merge with PSA after Renault declines

    Peugeot used to make a great 1.9 diesel engine and very good gear boxes.

    I feel they have little to gain from merging with FCA. Although that's the way things are moving, large conglomerates.
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    Same here, a few years back someone brought a couple to use as bush ambulances by within a couple of months they were off the road and parked.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Kasungu is lovely, it's close to Luangwa so animals were able to move in between the two areas years back.

    The lodge you mention could be Lifupa:

    https://www.lifupa.com/
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    Re: EURO6 prado 150 (2.8) and 5-ppm diesel?

    Is there a difference between the 2.8 Euro 6 they sell in UK and the 2.8 sold over here ?

    Here in Malawi the 2.8 (hilux and fortuner) runs very well on your standard old school diesel ( I'm not...
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    Re: Zim to Nam / Faces of the Namib advice

    Welcome!

    I would go Vic Falls, Livingstone, Katima Mulilo etc.

    The sand should not be a problem, just deflate the tyres , plenty advise on here , if you do a search.

    I have a Limited Slip...
  6. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Thank you for this, very informative, and so true that psychology will be the deciding factor.

    For survival situations in Southern Africa, this old book is also useful:
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    Re: All-new Isuzu D-Max teased

    The new L200/Triton also looks the same as those. Maybe they all subcontracted the design from the same company.
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 update in 2020?

    That would be interesting. A quick search shows that diesel/electric hybrids are quite rare for now, most hybrids are petrol.
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Welcome Patrick.

    Only the vehicles 2 and 3 in your shortlist should be considered.

    Good luck And happy travels!
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    Re: All-new Isuzu D-Max teased

    In UK they have an arctic truck in their adventure range D-max:

    https://www.isuzu.co.uk/

    https://www.isuzu.co.uk/arctictrucksat35

    The ATR also nice, if a bit plasticky:

    ...
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    Re: You had one job

    The advert is rubbish but that is a nice 60s series , a nice project for someone .
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    Re: Landrover and Toyota owner conversation

    Catchy title, disappointing content.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    The roads are still bad. The rains make it worse, however my opinion ( and I'm not at all an expert) is that they were built on the cheap in the first place. They crumble at the sides and develop...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 70 Namib edition

    How did the hilux get into the Zambian dam??
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    Re: TDV6 Crank Failures

    Ehmm...the LR UK forums tell a different story.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Now it's quite a pleasant route ,if there's fuel in Zim...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    The main towns around the Lakeshore ( Mangochi, Monkey bay, Cape Mac, Salima, Nkotakota, Nkhata bay etc ) are all connected but Escom struggles to generate enough, especially in the dry season , when...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    The shortest way from SA is Beitbridge, through Zim, then enter Moz and do the Tete corridor to the Malawi border.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    I disagree with this bit only, in the sense that the village was a fishing spot for a long time, so , to an extent, it's the lodges and resorts that have been built on top of the village (when...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Definitely, the development around the Mountain area is restricted. A camp has been opened fairly recently, Africa Wildtruck, maybe around 30 km past Mulanje Boma, on the road to the Moz border. It...
  21. Thread: KZTE 4x4 3l

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    Re: KZTE 4x4 3l

    If you need to replace, I would look for an AMC head.

    Make sure the job is done properly. But I would try and maintain the cooling system first before worrying about replacing the head.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    No, it's not a scene like Kariba.

    No Yachting establishments as such. Only a few of lodges who I know have a Yacht that guests can use.

    Maybe there's a niche in there. That water sport...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Also my view, that agriculture is maybe the sector worth investing in.

    And also someone who could bring in 4X4 equipment, like a kind of LA 4x4 or any other of those nice fancy offroad gadgets...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Totally, it can crop up anywhere on the lake.

    If you live here you take a dose once every 6 months or once a year.
  25. Thread: KZTE 4x4 3l

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    Re: KZTE 4x4 3l

    Keep it!

    Worse that can happen is the Head will crack, if the cooling system is not kept on top of.

    The viscous fan will need replacing by now if it hasn't been done before.

    Radiator and...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    The issue about the market for tourism and the lack of infrastructure is complicated.

    Malawi is off the main African tourist routes. So it gets a little constant trickle (the odd Overlander truck...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Maybe in central London...this sounds like sci-fi to me.

    Where in Africa would that happen? It can take a LR dealer weeks to get simple parts in most countries (if you can even find a LR dealer...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    There are a number of private clinics and hospitals with good facilities and well staffed.

    https://cure.org/malawi/

    http://www.mwaiwathuhospital.org/
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Land and Lake have been renting equipped vehicles for a while.

    https://www.landlake.net/car-hire-self-drive
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Unlike Mozambique, where in theory you need a local business partner , in Malawi as a foreigner you can buy property, businesses and land.

    I've sent you a PM.

    Cheers
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Malawi, Ex Nyasaland, is a lovely country, similar to Zambia in terms of Geography, climate , people etc. The language is very close and many people from eastern Zambia are of the same tribe as...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Geez...how long have you got?

    I don't have any direct experience of investing here as I am an employee, but, after almost 2 decades, I can tell you a lot about living here.

    Have you got any...
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    Re: 68 Years Later: Toyota Land Cruiser

    Nice pictures!

    The 78 Prado is very common in East Africa as a direct Japan import, mostly with the kz-te, as mentioned.

    The second is just a no frills Prado 90, like many of the direct Japan...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    https://ineosgrenadier.com/the-vehicle

    This is the new Defender.

    Will be launched in 2021.
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    Re: Where do you have to stop for a "meal"

    Wow, you did a great job there! Thank you.

    Here are a few suggestions , personally tested, some of them many times!

    1) Henties cafe, Henties bay. The one with the benches outside, I don't know...
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