Our technical experts discuss case studies of mechanical issues that have occurred with various vehicles. We try to establish how and why the issues occurred and offer solutions for the home mechanic or DIY enthusiast.
The lunchtime sessions under the tree sometimes turn into question-and-answer sessions. The other day, August, our young mechanic with big-city experience, asked whether it’s true that in earlier days you did ... read more
VVT TROUBLE Longdrop Scheepers did not get his nickname because he’s tall. No, he was called Longdrop after his son Hannes accidentally bumped a tractor against the outside toilet while his ... read more
TOO MUCH CARBON Twostroke Charlie Thompson is a motorcycle enthusiast, most likely because his father, Thumper Thompson, is a Harley-Davidson man. The old boy owns a number of these charismatic mechanical ... read more
KEY INFORMATION Klein Hollie Holtzhausen didn’t particularly like his nickname because one of its meanings is unsavoury, but there was little he could do about it short of changing his surname. ... read more