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Old 15th March 2018, 13:15   #16
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[quote=locusjag;4371359...... I'll be damned if I ever overspeed (beyond 80 Kmph) in my TUV![/QUOTE]

Wise decision! - I reached 65 before I learned my lesson! And who says women can't drive!
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Old 15th March 2018, 13:24   #17
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Wise decision! - I reached 65 before I learned my lesson! And who says women can't drive!
Whoa! Are you saying that your Scorpio flipped at 65 kmph...or that you were 65 years of age when it happened?
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Whoa! Are you saying that your Scorpio flipped at 65 kmph...or that you were 65 years of age when it happened?
I was 65 & the car was doing......naaah, on second thoughts there are more sedate things to talk about!
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This reminds me of a roll over I faced a little over an year ago.
I was on the way to a factory on the old Mumbai Pune highway, cruising at barely 70kmph when a mini truck ahead of me had a shakeover. (It had driven over a fallen tailgate which had curved under its left side wheels) I could swerve slightly and get very close to the divider and avoid the main part, and get a fallen deadbolt between my wheels yet it hit below on the LH side. I slowed down even further by only downshifting, and was going to cross an aproaching curve and stop on the side to inspect. Suddenly I felt a tug, and my steering went empty as if it was not connected to anything ahead, and my car took a almost 180* LH and flipped over, just a few feet ahead on the road shoulder.
On later inspection it was found that my LH tierod had snapped.

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This reminds me of a roll over I faced a little over an year ago.
I was on the way to a factory on the old Mumbai Pune highway, cruising at barely 70kmph when a mini truck ahead of me had a shakeover. (It had driven over a fallen tailgate which had curved under its left side wheels) I could swerve slightly and get very close to the divider and avoid the main part, and get a fallen deadbolt between my wheels yet it hit below on the LH side. I slowed down even further by only downshifting, and was going to cross an aproaching curve and stop on the side to inspect. Suddenly I felt a tug, and my steering went empty as if it was not connected to anything ahead, and my car took a almost 180* LH and flipped over, just a few feet ahead on the road shoulder.
On later inspection it was found that my LH tierod had snapped.
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I have heard of several incidents of this kind (steering linkage failure) from fellow drivers and have fortunately not faced the situation myself till now. I dread to think of the consequences if you had faced this problem with the car travelling at normal highway speed. As the saying goes - Rakhe Krishna Mare Kaun!
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