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.
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
The day we worked on Twostep’s bike, our lunchtime conversation naturally turned to chains. Syd lamented that so many modern engines used timing belts because chains are usually far more robust. ... read more