April Newsletter

A word from our Prez!!!!!

2018 aprilThe only people that have paid their membership fees are: Corne, Vernon & Karin, Jacques & Lene, Anton & Naomi & Christo & Sandra.
Come now ouens if you want us to have a lekker yearend jol then you need to pay your subs.

The organizing of the year end function has commenced and this year it's going to be a big one.  In order for us to get all our ducks in a row, we need club fees as soon as possible as deposits need to be paid.  We would appreciate it if everyone could make payment as soon as possible.

2018 april

Previous Event: Shrek’s Run

Koud en winderig breek die dag aan. Vinnig converse ons met die ander Buggers en hoor van Bok en Heidi dat die weer toegetrek, maar lekker is daar by hulle in Brackenfell.
Ons besluit om te hou by Plan A – Stellenbosch …….. Plaas

By Bothasig aangekom, wag Vernon, Karin en Lilly ons in met ‘n lekker koppie warm koffie en ‘n muffin – so ‘n 2018 april lekker ideee!! – Dankie julle outjies vir die fondsinsamelings-idee vir die Klub. Onthou dat al die geld wat ons insamel, gaan net weer terug na al ons lede aan die einde van die jaar. So alhoewel ondersteuning nooit afgedwing word op enige iemand nie, word hierdie ondersteuning baie waardeer. Christo, Sandra, Maxi en twee van Maxi se vriende is ook al klaar daar en smul al te lekker aan die lekker muffins en koffie.

Ons het vandag besluit om eerder met die motor te ry aangesien dit so erg na reen gelyk het in Melkbos. Ons is baie vinnig, baie spyt dat Shrek by die huis is. Die dag draai uit in ‘n heerlike dag. Baie plekke baie bewolk, maar die sonnetjie steek tog sy kop uit van tyd tot tyd. Vandag mis ons regtig die Beach Buggy. Anton, ek dink ons is “sissies”

2018 april Kevin en Nicole join ons slegs ‘n kort rukkie nadat ons daar aangekom het. Jacques en Lene is die laaste om op te daag voor ons die pad vat om vir Bok en Heidi by 1-Stop anderkant Brackenfell te ontmoet. Ons ontmoet vir Bok en Heidi net na 10vm en vra hulle om die pad-aanwysing te doen deur voor te ry – (was ‘n bietjie lanklaas daar en konnie lekker die pad onthou nie) – thnx julle!

2018 aprilBy Blaauwklippen aangekom kry ons ‘n lekker parkeerplek almal naby mekaar en soek ‘n sitplek onder die bome. Dis ‘n heerlike uitspan dag – baie stalletjies, baie aangename kos en hope om van te kies en te keur. Anton haak vas by die China-Tea-Man en koop vir ons ‘n  heerlike vrugte tee. Soveel om te sien en so heerlik tussen die bome, kuier ons die tyd om saam met great vriende. Ons sluit die dag af met ‘n  paar lekker bottels rooiwyn – geskenk deur Jacques en Lene – baie dankie vir die deel van julle wyntjies - dis was sommer  lekker om so laf te wees om “stuur-die-wyn-aan” te speel.

2.30 nm en almal besluit dis tyd om terug te keer na ons huise – ‘n heerlike dag saam met vriende – wat kan ons dan vir meer vra.

Dankie Anton vir ‘n heerlike run.

NB – Ons het al ons ander maats gemis – hoop om julle te sien by die volgende run!!

Naomi K

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2018 aprilNext Event: Vernon & Karens Camp.  6 - 8 April.

The April camp this year will be at Klondyke Cherry Farm in Ceres.The highlight of the weekend will be our Saterday roadtrip through the Karoo with our first stop at Tankwa padstal.  From there we will be heading to Kagga Kama for lunch/some drinks. We will then head through Katbakkies pas toward Dorpie-op-die-berg and back to Ceres where Olof will be waiting for us.

Date: 6 - 8 April 2018
Cost:  R100 per person per night (wood and ice supplied)

Vernon & Karen

2018 aprilNext Next Event: Ramkat se Run. 6 May.

Do you remember the days before 1 Stop and McDonalds, when Mom packed padkos in genuine Tupperware and wax paper?  When men still wore Safari Suits and
used Brillcream, and when smoking was still cool?  Mom had a beehive hairstyle and Jacki'O glasses, and wore a crimpolene mini skirt?

We'll gather at the clubhouse at 08:00 to depart at 08:30 for a little road trip around the mountain....

2018 aprilOn top of Riebeeck Mountain parking area we will go back in time for a moment and stop for a 'Padkos' competition.
Everybody packs in Padkos, like in your childhood days.  Your padkos will be judged according to taste, presentation, and 'old school cool'!

Afterwards we can explore some more of Riebeeck Kasteel.

Jacques & Lené Willmot

Next Next Next Event: Shrek’s Run. 10 June.

Details to follow in next newsletter.

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2018 april

 Brake System Bleeding Procedure
One of the most important steps in making your brakes safe for everyday use is to be sure the system is properly bled. If you've replaced the master or wheel cylinders, any of the lines, or had the lines open for any reason, it is essential to bleed the brakes before you drive anywhere.
Note: If you are replacing the master cylinder, it will be necessary to bench bleed it (out of the car) to assure that air is thoroughly removed. See our Master Cylinder Bench Bleed Procedure.
Things you'll need:

Note: We advise against the use of the vacuum devices that are available for bleeding the brakes. Maybe I'm a klutz, but I've never been able to fit the tubing tightly enough onto the valve to prevent air from being sucked in around the edges. If this happens, it's impossible to know when the system is free of air.

  1. For easier access, raise the car and rest it securely on jack stands. Work on a level surface to that you will be able to accurately judge the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir.
  2. Before proceeding with the brake bleeding process, make sure the brakes on all four wheels are properly adjusted in accordance with our Brake Adjustment Procedure.
  3. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cover and check the conditon of the brake fluid. If it is questionable (dirty or filled with debris), suck the fluid out with a syringe and replace it with good-quality fluid. Make sure the reservoir is filled to the horizontal seam with brake fluid. Reinstall the cover on both the reservoir and the bottle to prevent absorption of water from the air.

Note: Start the bleeding process with the reservoir filled to about one-half inch below the filler neck. Check the fluid level often during the bleeding operation (at least after every wheel, oftener if there is a lot of air in the
system) and add fluid as necessary to prevent the fluid level from falling low enough to allow air bubbles into the master cylinder.

  1. Locate the bleeder valve. It is below the bolt for the wheel cylinder and above the hard brake line. It is covered (or should be) with a small rubber grommet. If this protective cover is missing, replace it.
  2. Beginning at the right rear wheel (furthest from the master cylinder), loosen the bleeder valve slightly, then tighten it so that's its snug but can be loosened quickly and easily.

Note: The stock valves are 7 mm; if your wheel cylinders have been replaced it's possible that the valves are 1/4-inch or 5/16-inch. It makes things much easier if the adjusting nuts on all of the valves are the same size.

  1. With the box wrench on the valve, place one end of the tubing firmly over the bleeder valve and submerge the other end in a small quantity of brake fluid in a clear glass container.

Note: Before you start, use a hair drier or similar to take any curl out of the tubing that you’ll be using between the valve and the glass container. It's very frustrating to have the tubing keep flipping out of your little brake fluid container.

  1. Have the assistant pump the brakes slowly a few times to get pressure in the system, then depress the pedal firmly and hold it down.
  2. While the pedal is depressed, open the bleeder valve just enough to allow a flow of fluid to leave the valve; the brake pedal will sink. Watch for air bubbles to exit the submerged end of the tube.

Note: The tube will contain air the first time or two, so proceed until the tube is filled with fluid and no air is coming from the system.

  1. When the fluid flow slows after a couple of seconds, close the valve and have your assistant slowly return the brake pedal to its normal position.
  2. Repeat Steps 4-6 until no more air bubbles appear in the container and clean bright colored (new) fluid emerges from the valve, then tighten the bleeder valve.

Note: If you want to replace the brake fluid, or flush out the system, bleed each wheel until clean bright colored (new) fluid flows from the valve. To do this, you will have to empty the master cylinder reservoir before you start and fill it with new brake fluid.
Note: If you find little or no air in the system, the level in the reservoir won't drop very much.

  1. Proceed to the left rear wheel, then to the right front wheel and finally the left front wheel, in that order, and repeat the procedure. Be sure to check the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir frequently.
  2. At the end of the operation refill the master cylinder reservoir to the horizontal seam.
  3. Check the operation of the brakes. The pedal should feel solid when depressed (in the first half of travel, not down near the floor), with no sponginess. If the pedal does not "go hard" in the first half of travel, the brakes may need to be adjusted.
  4. After the lines are properly bled, adjust the cables for the parking brake so that the brakes on each rear wheel are actuated with the same force at the same time.