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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by hugejp » 05 Jan 2018 17:14

David M wrote:
05 Jan 2018 16:38
Yep - All sorted and was thankfully only the radiator cap - Note to self - Carry a spare.

Good to hear they got sorted!

Yes a must in your ammo box is a spare rad cap.
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by Tony » 07 Jan 2018 13:29

A big thank you to David, Alex & Dawid for all your help!

Yes it was fortunately only the radiator cap that was the culprit. It is no joke sitting on the side of the road in 38 degree weather with nothing larger than a small bush for shade as far as the eye can see.

On a more serious note - Yesterday, with only 98km's to go, we lost the front left tyre traveling at 110kms whist overtaking a truck. Fortunately, I managed to control the monster with the trailer in tow & came to a safe stop luckily with no injuries sustained. The only major headache was the incredibly pathetic bottle jack that Nissan supplies!!
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by georgeb » 07 Jan 2018 13:37

Tony wrote:
07 Jan 2018 13:29
On a more serious note - Yesterday, with only 98km's to go, we lost the front left tyre traveling at 110kms whist overtaking a truck. Fortunately, I managed to control the monster with the trailer in tow & came to a safe stop luckily with no injuries sustained. The only major headache was the incredibly pathetic bottle jack that Nissan supplies!!
Praise the lord you guys are safe!

Wonder what was the temperature on that MT when it went - must have been pretty hot?
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by David M » 07 Jan 2018 13:43

Just glad you are all ok Tony and when we chat about tyres next week we will definitely discuss TPMS. I am not a fan of technology but TPMS is almost a must on Patrol's. Never mind saving tyres it can save lives.
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by Peter Connan » 07 Jan 2018 13:53

Wow Tony, that disintigrating tyre really tore up your poor car!

Glad you managed to control it, well done!
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by hugejp » 07 Jan 2018 14:01

Hectic!!!

Crazy man, I'm glad you made it through without injury.
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by hugejp » 07 Jan 2018 14:02

David M wrote:
07 Jan 2018 13:43
Just glad you are all ok Tony and when we chat about tyres next week we will definitely discuss TPMS. I am not a fan of technology but TPMS is almost a must on Patrol's. Never mind saving tyres it can save lives.

Very keen to get TPMS too.
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by Alex Roux » 07 Jan 2018 14:19

Really gratefull you guys are okay.

I have found the bottle jack to be effective if only used to lift the axle and hence wheel off the ground, rather than the chassis.
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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by graham1 » 07 Jan 2018 14:40

Shoo, looked like an adventurous drive, sorry about the issues.

A good lesson learnt for us to carry an extra rad cap though, I just got back from Botswana, yesterday it was 41 degrees, and I must say I was getting a little nervous for the coolant system!

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Re: Help required near Beaufort West

Post by Peter Connan » 07 Jan 2018 14:46

Alex Roux wrote:
07 Jan 2018 14:19
I have found the bottle jack to be effective if only used to lift the axle and hence wheel off the ground, rather than the chassis.
I actually think it's one of the best axle jacks around. Short enough to get in with a completely flat tire, yet with enough extension. And no oil leaks to boot!

But Tony, where is your standard wheel spanner? I can just think that trying to operate that jack with a shifting spanner is a nightmare!
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