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Timcat



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Indus Silver
Big mileage MPG
Having left the UK just over 3 months ago I’ve been watching the clock & seeing what the 2.2 Puma is returning to the gallon. Home it was 17 - 23 mpg at 65mph. Astonishingly here we’re getting 27-30 mpg!
Slowed the pace to 50 mph & it makes a massive difference. She’s a heavy girl at just over 3T so more than happy with the extra return considering we have now covered 8000 plus miles.
Crossing from Guinea Bissau to Guinea tomorrow.

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wyvern



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Fab!!
Glad to know you are getting on well with the trip.
We found that we got well over 30mpg when touring Norway as the speed was max 50 and the fuel was high quality ...
Enjoying the blog !
Safe travels and enjoyable adventures !
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Co1



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Where’s this blog you speak of?! Instagram @richmond_custom
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Mo Murphy



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Cool Jim, glad everything is going well 👍 not jealous at all 😉
IIRC I averaged about 23mpg overall for the last trip in the 200 Tdi.
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.
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L110CDL



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England 
That is good news with the mileage and great your still enjoying your adventure Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.


Clayton.
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Timcat



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wyvern wrote:
Fab!!
Glad to know you are getting on well with the trip.
We found that we got well over 30mpg when touring Norway as the speed was max 50 and the fuel was high quality ...
Enjoying the blog !
Safe travels and enjoyable adventures !
Thumbs Up


Think the worst quality fuel so far was to be found in Mauritania! The trucks exhaust is usually polished inside the tail pipe as it burns very clean.
Mauritania it was green / yellow due to the sulphates I’m guessing?
Glad your enjoying the blog mate, Jen puts some time in with it Thumbs Up
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Timcat



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Co1 wrote:
Where’s this blog you speak of?!


Www.sidetrackedsagas.co.uk there you go Thumbs Up
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Timcat



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Mo Murphy wrote:
Cool Jim, glad everything is going well 👍 not jealous at all 😉
IIRC I averaged about 23mpg overall for the last trip in the 200 Tdi.
Mo


Any more trips planned Mo?
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Timcat



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L110CDL wrote:
That is good news with the mileage and great your still enjoying your adventure Thumbs Up


Yes Clayton, living the dream! Could do with a vacuum & jet wash though..the trucks never been so dirty Rolling with laughter
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Mo Murphy



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Timcat wrote:
Mo Murphy wrote:
Cool Jim, glad everything is going well 👍 not jealous at all 😉
IIRC I averaged about 23mpg overall for the last trip in the 200 Tdi.
Mo


Any more trips planned Mo?


Croatia next year Jim, third time lucky ! Covid has scuppered each attempt to go there so far 😷

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Timcat



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Morning Mo, you’ll love Croatia. Did Croatia Bulgaria a few years back, logging trails in Bulgaria are interesting to say the least Rolling with laughter
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Mo Murphy



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Cool, I'm very much looking forward to it. Enjoy the remainder of your travels guys !
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.
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karlp606



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Timcat wrote:
Co1 wrote:
Where’s this blog you speak of?!


Www.sidetrackedsagas.co.uk there you go Thumbs Up


Just started reading your blog whilst finishing some pre xmas work in the office.

Absolutely amazing, reading about your adventures is putting a smile on my face as I glance over the words.
Well done to both of you for taking this leap in life and doing something 99.99% of all us wish to do.

This is what life is for, no matter how hard you will find it at times (just reading about the Visa issues in Senegal!!) you will look back on this trip with amazing memories and laugh.

Good Luck and godspeed!

Cant wait to read some more!!


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Jabberwocky



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Luxembourg 
Are you going all the way to Cape Town. If so this is the journey my wife and I are planning to do in a couple of years time. Plan is Luxembourg, where we live, down to Cape Town. Across SA and then up the east coast finishing with an Ice Cold in Alex(andria)

Last bit will take a bit of planning and as always with Africa subject to whoever is currently having fisticuffs.

After that we are either going to Asia or South America.

What issues is Covid having on your travels?
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Timcat



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Thanks for all the kind words, if anyone needs more info just drop me a pm. COVID….what COVID? You’d never know it existed here, last request for proof of jabs was in Mauritania.
Banks & some supermarkets require masks but apart from that you’d never know.

We are in Bissau at the moment & will slow down a lot when we hit Namibia. Will make a decision about south Africa when we’re nearer.
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