The Uzbek borders seemed to be giving teams a hard time we gave ourselves plenty of time to get through. We seem to have a reoccurring theme of getting through borders quickly that we think will be bad and then spending ages at borders that should be quick.
In under two hours wed not only got out of Uzbek but got into Tajikistan, we then made our way to an orchard where we eat the biggest lunch ever so much so we all needed a nap, we accidentally parked our cars in a hand car wash also so came back to see them cleaner than what wed bought them like. With services paid we carried on to Dushanbe to find a hostel as Patricia had become unwell. With all the poor black market fuel some of it at an octane rating of 80 not the 95 in the uk she had started to misfire quite bad and needed looking at we had also worn our second set of front tyres to the point that the rubber was delaminating so needed to rectify that.
Team Rainbow Dash needed new rear springs and we thought it wasn't a bad idea for ourselves as the ground clearance was bad. Both teams spent a night at the local mechanics who was excellent we got two new stiffer rear springs and ordered two new front tyres for the next morning. The misfiring problem cleared itself up once we pushed 95 octane fuel through the fuel system. All in all a productive evening spent with the mechanic and his crew of young lads and decided a beer was in order so headed for the bar.