Somewhere on a Mongolian dirt road is a perfectly good cap for a heavy duty drive flange. It seems to have unscrewed itself and fallen off!
It isn’t a standard Land Rover part so I’m unlikely to be able to find a replacement in Central Asia. This means ordering the replacement part and having it shipped. Fortunately, John Craddock Ltd in England are able to provide the part and send it via Fed-Ex. The part has been ordered and will be shipped to me at a hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Now it’s fingers crossed that it will get there in time.
Until the replacement part arrives, I’m trying to protect the exposed part. The first idea was to use a condom to keep the dust out and the grease in. The condom stayed on for a day’s drive but the hot grease seems to have melted a hole in it. Scrap that idea!
The second bodge was to zip-tie a piece of plastic from a shopping bag over the end of the drive shaft. So far, this seems to be working.