Day 3 to 6
Sorry for the long gap, but it's been a wild wild wild ride. After leaving Beijing we went to Hohhot and then Erenhot. Our rear axle seal was leaking so we disassembled it and cleaned out some debris from the seal and solved the leak. We also bought a very loud airhorn since it's impossible to drive without one and it served us well later on with the flocks of sheep, horses, camels and cows on the trails in Mongolia. Crossing the border into Mongolia was very very slow and difficult. As a result all time controls were cancelled and we used the time to get up to speed on gravel. As we approached camp, our left rear wheel came away from the car ! This is due to the design of the 504 live axle. The bearing is held on by a cold pressed collar and the collar had failed, allowing the bearing and consequently the axle to fall out. Luckily it was only part way out, and we were only a few miles from camp. We got a ride in on the photographer's truck and the Nomad support team
Great to read about this and follow the rally news - I sent the new tyres out to Pavlodar via the freight company I work for and have been following all of the action! Enjoy the rest of the incredible experience and best wishes from the UK!ReplyDelete
Don’t ever give up! Don’t stop at Paris. Go all the way down to Iberia. Finish the continent.ReplyDelete
I got the whole idea when 16 looking at the atlas and done it when 36.
Except took 3 years backpacking.I’m sure you’re feeling what Earth is all about.
Enjoy the whole.Wishing you luck and high spirit!
Let 10 camels tow if you get fed up with welding and driving.ReplyDelete
They’re the sweetest and the strongest....