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Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - LETTERS -

What re­pairs can you makeke to your Landy with a pocket knife and a piece of bloudraad? Wired – Our friends bor­rowe­dowed a Landy Se­ries III in the Moremi when the wire shorted andd they got stuck. A tour op­er­a­tor who saw the funny side of it, drove to Maun, bought 16 mm weld­ing ca­ble and 100 m of 5 mm twin flex, a case of beer and a cooler full of ice. He left my friendd tto rewirei theth LandyL d ini ththe Moremi.M i Two days later the Se­ries III was to­tally rewired and to this day is still run­ning on that wiring. – James

Let there be light – While vis­it­ing Sos­susvlei in Namibia a cou­ple years back, my Defender’s light switch de­cided to go south, leav­ing me with no lights. I tried fix­ing the switch, but to no avail. I even­tu­ally did an emer­gency fix and con­nected the pos­i­tive ter­mi­nal of the light switch di­rectly with a ca­ble to the bat­tery un­derneath the pas­sen­ger seat. It worked well, and I had to re­place the switch only when I got home a week or two later. – Ge­orge

Crank it up – On the way to Namibia a cou­ple years ago, one of the Land Rover 300 TDi in the con­voy started mak­ing a funny noise on idle. We re­alised that the crank was bro­ken. We took the engine out in Au­gra­bies at 15h00 and re­placed the crank with an old sec­ond-hand unit, fin­ish­ing at 03h00 the next morn­ing. We still drove an­other 7 000 km be­fore we prop­erly re­built the engine. – Jo­han

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