Tag Archives: Truck tech

New Map, New Brakes!

Look, look, looook……. a new map of all our favourite bits of South America!  Zoom in, scroll around, click on the links!  If you’re itching to find out how we came to have such a fab new South America highlights map on our website, and how Cuthbert came to have such beautiful new brakes… read on below 🙂 Continue reading

AFAM Computer Replacement

I don’t know what AFAM stands for – it’s an Italian abbreviation – but the device is basically a small computer that controls the vehicle’s…

Transfer Gearbox Circlip Modification

Several owners of the Iveco Daily 4×4 in Australia have reported failures of their transfer gearbox.  All these failures are due to the circlip within…

Cuthbert’s First Blow-out

Tyre blow-out New video added to the Africa videos ‘library’ of our first tyre blow-out. Click on the link to see: Cuthbert’s First Blow-out Click…

Seized Turbo Actuator Link

Problem: Often when driving uphill or accelerating hard, we got the dreaded ‘beep’ and a “Check Engine 024” warning on the instrument cluster. The EDC…

Manual Override Switches: Engine Cooling Fan and Fuel Filter Heater

Here’s a couple of ideas I have had for new switches on the dash-board. First, there have been a few occasions when I would have…

Starting Cuthbert when its -18C at 4100m (13,500’) with waxed fuel!

While in the Altiplano of Bolivia we got some poor quality fuel (see the full story here).  Whilst filling our tank from the jerry cans,…

Operating Cuthbert at High Altitude

We’ve heard bad things about Euro diesel engines at high altitude. Now we’ve been crossing the Andes between Chile and Argentina a few times, I thought…

Uneven Tyre Wear – Suspension Balancing

I have worked out that the uneven tyre wear I have been getting is due to the truck not being balanced left to right.  When…