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PostSubject: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:13 pm

After thousands of miles of dusty roads here in Oz we are used to dealing with the inevitable ingress but have the following tips : close all windows and keep your fan on full blast creating a slight positive pressure within the vehicle to help reduce the amount drawn in especially at the rear and when passing another vehicle switch to recirculation temporarily if you have it. Clean your external key holes - again especially the rear one and then put a short length of insulation tape over them to keep them clear and finally in our case we have covered the vents that issue beneath the van floor from our gas cupboard, fridge and cooker with fine netting - gas could still escape if there was a leak but the vent does not admit clouds of dust. Finally expect to change your air filter far more often than the regular service intervals in a soggier UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:07 am

good stuff.

Wish it was dusty
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:06 am

chally2 wrote:
good stuff.

Wish it was dusty
lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:09 am

On the Paris-Dakar Rally I had an oversized K&N filter fitted to a twin-choke Weber (the type used on the 3 litre Ford Granadas) on a 3.5 V8. Only cleaned it once in the middle of the Sahara, took us all the way to the finish line in Senegal.

This was 7,500 miles in 20 days! You'll not be surprised to hear that I can thoroughly recommend K&N's, tried and tested in the field!!! clapping

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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:07 am

believe it or not a soft top with the sides rolled up , collects less dust than a soft top with the sides rolled down..
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:58 am

Hillbilly Raider wrote:
believe it or not a soft top with the sides rolled up , collects less dust than a soft top with the sides rolled down..
I believe it! The slighest gap, dust is in and it stays there.

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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:46 pm

Nice Information!!!
People should keep this information especially when they are hiring a car for their travel. It should be returned in a good condition.
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:28 am

Actually, having no top collects the least dust. In Morocco last year with no soft top and the windscreen either folded or removed I had a nice breeze and no vortex of sand and dust. The guys in the hardtops had a much harder time. Of course, not a practical solution for most but definitely works well when you can! And ignore the awful pink colour...that is another story.


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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Tembo wrote:
And ignore the awful pink colour...that is another story.
Was thinking it quite suited you duckie.  Razz 

As for others having hardtops, by the looks of that photo it seems you somehow managed to weld on a full length hardtop to the bed of your pinkie. It fits perfectly, so much so you couldn't have photo-shopped it any better; clever!  clapping2 

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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:39 pm

That's the very highly engineered cargo security system....can't let it be said that Tembo is all low tech!

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PostSubject: Re: Practical Tips for Dusty Roads   Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:05 am

I don't know what you mean James the guys with hard tops had more trouble

Hmmmmm!!! There was meant to be a picture of a sand filled Disco here, not sure what happened ?

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PostSubject: dusty roads   Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:27 pm

thanks for the information
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