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Staying in Luderitz for awhile

So things are not looking good at the moment. After managing to find a mechanic this morning who would look at Kylie, (two turned us away when they saw it was mitsubishi) it seems one of the cylinders has gone on the engine. Our V6 is now only a V5 after a component from the inlet manifold fell off into engine destroying the valves. Big problem. As I mentioned yesterday, the lovely Luderitz is nestled between the desert and the Atlantic which is not really the best place to get stranded as there is no easy way to get the parts we need. Kylie and deserts clearly don’t go well together, but at least we are still in civilisation and not deep in the African bush. Hopefully we’ll have a list of all the parts the mechanic needs today so that we can begin working out where we can get them and how much it will all cost. Our best solution is that we can get them couriered from Cape Town, if not, Australia but we will have to wait to see who has got what.

In the meantime, we are staying with someone who has an ‘igloo’ we can sleep in! A first for me! The big dome has great views over the harbour, so at least we have beautiful scenery to look at while we sit and ponder the pickle we are in.

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  1. Oh, that is not good! Happens to all of us apparently. Glad you can make the best of it. Good luck!

    08/06/2013
    • Thanks for the good wishes guys!

      08/06/2013
  2. Let me know if you need help in sourcing parts. Windhoek will probably be your best bet in Namibia as a start. There is a Mitsubishi addict not too far from you at Rostock Ritz, google it, he might also be able to point you in the right direction and help. I have sent him a message and directed him to your webpage.

    Christo Pietersen Aka CATS 0824580244

    Sent from my green robot device

    08/06/2013
    • Cheers Christo, will let you know if we need any parts. The mechanic may just have pulled off a small miracle and sourced what we need off another vehicle. Will wait to see if it works once the engine is put back together!!

      08/06/2013
  3. Sorry, forgot to add, his name is Walter,aka AboutAfrica, on the 4x4communityforum.co.za

    Christo Pietersen

    Sent from my green robot device

    08/06/2013

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