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Modern engines have some advanced technology built in, which is why they’re so efficient, responsive and powerful. They also still depend on plenty of older, less sophisticated little gadgets though, and one of the most vital ones is the thermostat.

A thermostat is a device that tries to keep a system running at a specific temperature. They have all sorts of uses – there’s probably one on your heating system at home – but they’re really important in engines.

While Moreton Island is home to over 420km of unsealed trails much of Moreton Islands beach driving is limited by the tides, If you want to make the most of seeing the sights ensure that you are prepared to head out as soon as the tides permit. We recommend 2 hours either side of low tide.
While there is minimal inland tracks to get your around at high tide to see the main sights the tracks themselves were a sight to be seen. Beautiful wild flowers grow in abundance and tracks cut through hills of coloured sands.  

Almost all new vehicles are fitted with disc brakes, but off-roaders are a quirky breed. How many of us are still driving around in old but faithful wagons that we wouldn’t part with because we know them inside-out and value their bombproof reliability? Quite a few. If you’re one of them, and your vehicle is old enough, it’s a good guess that one of the less reliable bits is the brake system.

It's also possible that your newer 4x4 will have a drum brake setup that acts when the handbrake is on.  These are usually found acting on the inside of a disc brake setup on the rear wheels.