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Old 1 Dec 2010
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Fixing a Landcruiser in South America

I hope some of you old South America hands can help me.

I am in Buenos Aires, gearing up for a drive to Alaska in my 1993 80-series Landcruiser.

Here is the problem: I burned out my clutch plate in Nepal and they couldn't get a replacement, so they just did a "fix" that they said would last for 30,000 kilometres. It has worked fine until now, but I am concerned that I will have to get something done about it before long.

Question is, can I just keep getting temporary fixes done, or do I definitely need to get a new plate? If so where is the cheapest place to order the part, and how long will it take to get here?

Where is the best/cheapest place to get the work done? I am flexible between Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Many thanks.
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If you are on an RTW trip I can't imagine how a new Landcruiser clutch disk will break you whereever you get it. Get a new pressure plate also, and have the flywheel machined flat if it is scored. Specify genuine Toyota parts - it is cheap insurance against unwanted breakdowns!!!

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Problem is it may fail where you least want it too. I'd get it sorted for the peace of mind.
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Genji - 'in Buenos Aires, gearing up for a drive to Alaska in my 1993 80-series Landcruiser'? 'burned out clutch plate in Nepal'?

You're Harry, aren't you? Glad you're still with us - have been following your trip - Across-then-up
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you can get just about everything for a lc in bolivia and at a decent price.
they all drive toyota.
happy travels

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Love the Blog


Can't help with your question but, love your blog, haven't read all of it yet but anyone who writes:

"Why bother?
3) Re-evaluation of priorities. The fact that I bought an iphone is clear proof that I was on the fast track to becoming the kind of lifestyle-wanker I've always hated. Solitude in an unfamiliar environment is a great incubator for new ideas."

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