Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > 4 wheels > 4WD Overland Tech

4WD Overland Tech GENERIC 4WD / 4 wheel TECH discussions and info that is valid for ALL brands. See brand specific forums.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Visit Matt Savage for VIAIR compressors, Air Lift Helper Springs, Tyre Levers, Chris Scott's Books & DVDs, KC Daylighters, Allisport Intercoolers, Overland Preparation and lots more!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24 Aug 2007
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Bracknell, UK
Posts: 38
Angry Landy Mechanic needed in Southern Portugal

Hi - DJ (RoamingYak) is currently in Southern Portugal with a suspect clunky rear prop shaft and noisy gear changes.

Can anyone recommend a Land Rover garage near Nila Nova de Milfontes?

Reply With Quote
Old 24 Aug 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portugal
Posts: 27

try this.
Rua do Fomento nº1
parque industrial II
7800 Beja
more or less 160km from Vila nova de Mil Fontes.

E.N.125 (nó do aeroporto)
Pontes de marchil
8000-770 Faro
more or less 200 km from Vila Nova de Mil Fontes
Reply With Quote
Old 24 Aug 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portugal
Posts: 27

if you need anything else call me
Rui +351966015143
Reply With Quote
Old 24 Aug 2007
HU Sponsor
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 161
Tell him he could simply take the rear propshaft off (2 x 9/16th spanners!) lock the centre diff and drive with just front wheel drive. Easy! Assuming it's just a worn universal joint.

VIAIR - 12 & 24 volt compressors and systems. Tyre levers, Land Rover parts, Sand Tracks, Allisport Intercoolers, Overland Prep, and much more...
Reply With Quote
Old 3 Sep 2007
roamingyak.org's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Portugal
Posts: 1,062
Hey ho - finally dragged myself off the beach and should try and get this fixed before driving home.

It seems to have settled down a little. When I change gear, unless I do it softly, there is a clunking sound - much like a mates HilUx did when I drove it with a stuffed prop shaft. The gearbox and transfer box are brand new and full of oil.

Tried to see the Land Rover dealers down here but they were booked up for weeks and wouldnt see me when I just turned up.

So can somebody recommend a landy place in the Algarve? They will need to speak a little english. I keep seeing Land Rover Uniguia on wheel covers of other landies but google throws up nothing....
Reply With Quote
Old 3 Sep 2007
HU Spain Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Riogordo, Spain
Posts: 330
The address for UNIGUIA - COMERCIO DE AUTOMOVEIS LDA is in the first link, but looks like it may just be for sales.
Business Yellow Pages in Portugal for Vehicles & Transport Equipment imports and exports in Europe with Europages
AFN-Fabrico de Acessórios e Protecções p/ Veículos Automóveis Lda

Hope these help. Happy travels.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMW Mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Needed ASAP cog365 Northern Asia 17 15 Jul 2013 15:20
4x4 Mechanic Needed - South Africa twotravelers 4WD Overland Tech 2 4 Apr 2007 13:16
Mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Needed cog365 Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road 0 5 Jul 2006 04:40
Urgent Toyota/4x4 mechanic in Southern Spain JulianVoelcker 4WD Overland Tech 2 1 Oct 2005 17:05
rome mechanic needed futronix Repair Shops, Europe 0 13 Jul 2004 16:43


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:40.