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by gwagensteve
Fri 10 Dec, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Trips,Tracks and Events
Topic: Christmas camping trip to Bills
Replies: 34
Views: 1398

Re: Christmas camping trip to Bills

I don’t want to speak for the catering department but it sounds like we won’t be short of protein.
by gwagensteve
Mon 22 Nov, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Trips,Tracks and Events
Topic: Christmas camping trip to Bills
Replies: 34
Views: 1398

Re: Christmas camping trip to Bills

I'll be there.

if the weather is favourable, Seonaid will be with me.
by gwagensteve
Thu 18 Nov, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: 4WD Tech
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Head gasket replacement

I can't seem to see any consensus about the use of copper coat, especially with MLS gaskets. Some people seem to imply it's a good idea with dissimilar head and block materials I have seen copper coat used on high HP Cummins, but "only at high power levels". (? no idea why - if it works why not use ...
by gwagensteve
Sun 14 Nov, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: 4WD Tech
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Head gasket replacement

and to add, get the head skimmed, if the gasket is blown, the head is no longer flat and no amount of torque will get it to seal properly. I don't know how much faith to put in this, but I've heard from a well informed source that the stock heads are surface hardened heat treated and skimming them ...
by gwagensteve
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: 4WD Tech
Topic: Fuel tank repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Fuel tank repair

That is the risk with sharp creases.
by gwagensteve
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric

That’s a hummer portal box and some air shocks. I guess the clue was in the mention of inboard brakes.

If someone built that in their shed they’d be rightly proud of themselves. It doesn’t make the claims of the manufacturer any more credible.
by gwagensteve
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric

There will never be one so it’s not relevant. If the actual product ever exists it will have a range of 6-700km, 400mm of ground clearance, and 250mm of suspension travel. That will be far less compelling.
by gwagensteve
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric

Not to mention “everything was designed for light weight” but has 11.00r22.5 prime mover drive tyres on it that weigh at least 60Kg each.
by gwagensteve
Tue 21 Sep, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric

The tl,dr version: this idea can't deliver enough power to the wheels to deliver on it's claimed performance parameters and can't carry enough fuel to meet it's range. Something has to give. Rant on: I actually just checked their website to see if they'd spotted the typo and fixed it to 700km of ran...
by gwagensteve
Mon 20 Sep, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: 4x4 EV Diesel Electric

It’s not the £200k that’s the problem. The press release is just nonsensical. I don’t even know where to start. It’s diesel generator can produce 70kw, powered by an 800cc diesel triple. That 800cc motor must therefore produce over 90kw. Based on their own numbers, 7000km range would require 400 lit...