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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: ORRA Radio Licences
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: ORRA Radio Licences

Dale, you need to join the Club and then the VHF licence is free of charge, subject to registering your radio/s on the forum.

Follow these guidelines:

http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtop ... 16&t=40226


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Radio Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Radio Installation

Here's another installation by Andre...

http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtop ... 82#p437082

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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Radio Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Radio Installation

Here's the post I was referring to earlier...

http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtop ... 75#p407475

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Jaco (dd6) made that bracket and it works well!


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: electrical problem

Pieter, welcome to the forum. It would seem that one opf the new fuses is no longer working or making proper contact. Best is to check this fuse with a digital multimeter set to the 'ohms' or even 'diode' scale, it should of course read a dead short. I had the same issue with a gate motor, the blade...
by Family_Dog
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ordering Toyota parts from Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Ordering Toyota parts from Japan

Nice find! Great pity about Toy-DIY having to suppress their images but this one works well.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Where it all started
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Where it all started

Pieter, ek neem aan dat jy gebruik ook maar Linux, geen 'Windows' in joune ook nie... :welcome:


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Where it all started
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Where it all started

Something seems to be missing from the Apple shed.... wait, I know - it's Windows! :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ivory trade officially closed down in China
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Ivory trade officially closed down in China

That is great news, thanks Pieter!

Now if the other Asian countries follow suit, it would be perfect. Not only ivory, they should ban dog farms, where dogs are bred as a delicacy.

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by Family_Dog
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Season's Greetings

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by Family_Dog
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greetings Everyone !
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Howsit John, good to see you here!


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by Family_Dog
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine conversion.
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Engine conversion.

EFI conversion on a 4Y makes an incredible improvement - the engine has more torque and constant down-gearing on hills is a thing of the past. Will still be no racer when towing a caravan though, but who cares? You have the perfect combo for touring and admiring the scenery.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Spluttering When Turning Here Off?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 4y Spluttering When Turning Here Off?

This is correct: "These days if the engine was redone and the head was done properly, ie, valve stem seals there is no need for an additive to the fuel. Reason, valve stem seals these days are made for unleaded fuel in any case. Just use normal unleaded 95 in the Lowveld and up here in Gauteng 93 un...
by Family_Dog
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 80
Views: 3255

Re: Engine cutting out

Not ideal, no. But measure the output voltage at the second battery while it is charging to satisfy yourself. If you have enough 2mm wire, then at the very least double up so you then have 4mm cable.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Worn Ignition SFA
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Worn Ignition SFA

Chris, I bought one from Autozone some years ago, don't know if they still have them.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: No brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: No brakes

If Powerbrakes still stock the SFA kit, it is a worthwhile investment. They make a huge difference! One of the best mods I have fitted to Bulldog.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2018 Facelift Hilux
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: 2018 Facelift Hilux

I like the new look as well - gives it that 'muscle car' look. Nice one, Toyota!


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by Family_Dog
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX TAILGATE
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: HILUX TAILGATE

Howdy-doody, Cory, welcome!


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by Family_Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner - I cleaned my leather seats!
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Happy new Prado owner - I cleaned my leather seats!

They look good, Daan! PraDog has grey seats so they don't show dirt & grime but I will take a closer look later and see if they need cleaning as well.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: China 2017

My business partner went to China to visit the Hytera radio factories... they have a massive building for each of the different departments of the company and he thoroughly enjoyed it. 98% of the workforce of Hytera are university graduates, the remaining 2% are cleaning staff etc. He really found i...
by Family_Dog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: China 2017

Excellent report, Pieter. I replied last night already but seems I pushed the green 'post reply' tab instead of 'submit' under the quick reply window. Not the first time I have done this, and I did not wait to check my reply, so no post.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 40
Views: 2517

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Your garage is FAR too neat, Pieter!

Good luck with the rebuild :)


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by Family_Dog
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KEY RINGS - STILL PLENTY AVAILABLE - SOLD OUT
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: KEY RINGS - STILL PLENTY AVAILABLE

These keyrings are worth every cent!

Thinus, when you order please order another one for me.

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by Family_Dog
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner!
Replies: 32
Views: 928

Re: Happy new Prado owner!

I like the colour! The silver & dark grey ones look the best :)


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by Family_Dog
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: *** Photobucket Fix!!! Try it! ***
Replies: 9
Views: 452

*** Photobucket Fix!!! Try it! ***

Copied this from the 4x4 Community Forum, IT WORKS!!.... (At time of posting anyway) :rubhands: If you're using Google Chrome, go to the three dots on the right side of the screen and click them. A drop down should appear. Hover your mouse over "More Tools," and when the next drop down appears, clic...
by Family_Dog
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner!
Replies: 32
Views: 928

Re: Happy new Prado owner!

Daan, the last trip I did from Klerkies to Durban and back yielded 8.3km/l going to Durban, and about 7.1km/l on the return trip. We were four adults with luggage and the return trip had a fierce headwind all the way, hence the higher fuel consumption. Travelling was at the specified fuel limits at ...
by Family_Dog
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Weber retroject as EFI option?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: Weber retroject as EFI option?

Rather than go that way, I would suggest rather keep a spare ECU, Igniter & HP Fuel pump if you feel the necessity. Little else can go wrong with the system.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 7MGE to SFA (talk about keeping it old school)
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: 7MGE to SFA (talk about keeping it old school)

You can contact LouisZ in Pretoria, he has done many such conversions. It really makes a meaningful difference in performance. Fuel consumption is slightly improved over the carburettor engine but the sheer joy in driving the fuel-injectioned engine is a pleasure to behold.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner!
Replies: 32
Views: 928

Re: Happy new Prado owner!

HiHo Daan,

Welcome to the Prado fraternity!

PraDog is a 1998 V6 model without second tank or rear diff-lock. I suspect it does however have a limited slip rear diff as it has never yet got stuck anywhere in places where other vehicles seem to require diff-locks.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 7MGE to SFA (talk about keeping it old school)
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: 7MGE to SFA (talk about keeping it old school)

Wise decision! Retaining originality works better and the vehicle does not lose after-market value as it would with a conversion. If you need more power, consider an EFI conversion, still using genuine Toyota bits & pieces so no devaluation but the vehicle become so much more pleasurable to drive. -...
by Family_Dog
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY VHF Radio installation
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: DIY VHF Radio installation

Jacques, it was great meeting you and your brother! As mentioned elsewhere, I'm just sorry it never occurred to me to chat with you on your return trip, we normally can chat from my office to just beyond Stilfontein. For some reason I am unable to see the pics you posted on this forum although they ...
by Family_Dog
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cruizer shocks on SFA Hilux
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Cruizer shocks on SFA Hilux

Ah yes, the KZTE put me off, guess I should have read the full vehicle description. Obviously had an engine transplant!


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by Family_Dog
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cruizer shocks on SFA Hilux
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Cruizer shocks on SFA Hilux

Hilton, once we reprogram your radio we are going to have to do something about the antenna. The new one will be ±470mm high and the coil will be replaced with a spring - see the radio sticky for the reasons why. Then we need to find a new mounting place for it as well, it is too low where it is. Ot...
by Family_Dog
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member: 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: New member: 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider

Welcome Delport, you have one of the best Hiluxes ever built! Enjoy it, it will take you anywhere.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: New member introduction

Hi Jacques, welcome here!

Fitted your radio yet? :mrgreen:


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by Family_Dog
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Chinese carburetors? Yet another 3Y thread
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Chinese carburetors? Yet another 3Y thread

Chinese jets tend to be very thirsty and require some modification (drilling and re-tapping) in order for the standard jets to be fitted. Any Carb specialist should be able to do this. Insn't it easier to braze the jet and redrill to smaller size? ie same size as OEM jet? The carb boys do something...
by Family_Dog
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Logging-in advisable?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Logging-in advisable?

Thank you Andy and Eric! I've tried doing that - the "remember me" bit but I have not been successful, might be doing something wrong? Thank you for the input regarding access to the Club section - I was not aware of that Chopper, it seems to me you might be having a "senior moment". I now realise ...
by Family_Dog
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Logging-in advisable?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Logging-in advisable?

A senior (very senior?) and distinguished Forum member mentioned that I've been absent from the Forum - which is quite true (my apologies for that Eric :surrender: ) Good morning Thinus, For a moment there, I thought you might be referring to me... I was shocked 'cos although I might be considered ...
by Family_Dog
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Chinese carburetors? Yet another 3Y thread
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Chinese carburetors? Yet another 3Y thread

Chinese jets tend to be very thirsty and require some modification (drilling and re-tapping) in order for the standard jets to be fitted. Any Carb specialist should be able to do this.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 292
Views: 21837

Re: Long overdue project.

^^ Agreed! The badge is very well done and of course quite unique :D: :thumbup: !


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by Family_Dog
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: SFA Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Replacement

Brave man! ;)

You might find some helpful info from the DIY threads here:

http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/articles.php


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by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for capacitor
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Looking for capacitor

You could also replace all the other electrolytics as well, they're cheap enough. Use the correct resin-cored solder - usually wound on a red spool, and not acid-core - usually on a black spool. Ensure you get the polarity correct when replacing caps, otherwise the smoke escapes rather violently. Te...
by Family_Dog
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for capacitor
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Looking for capacitor

You can also try RS Spares, nothing special about that value. You can go higher voltage but just make sure the higher voltage one fits the PC board. http://za.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors/aluminium-capacitors/?searchTerm=68uf%20200v&h=s&sra=oss&redirect-relevancy-data=636F3D3126...
by Family_Dog
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 292
Views: 21837

Re: Long overdue project.

Unfortunate news about the windscreen Roger, but considering the complete overhaul you have done, it is amazing that there was just one oopsie, which was not even your fault.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1990 Hilux SFA D/cab 4x4 - 7MGE - aka Kaspaas. - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: 1990 Hilux SFA D/cab 4x4 - 7MGE - aka Kaspaas.

Use https://postimages.org/ for pics - far quicker than Photobucket, no issues, and completely free.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...
Replies: 88
Views: 6223

Re: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...

Shot Chris! You must be feeling on top of the world with this excellent news!!


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by Family_Dog
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Searching for 3Y Hilux Service intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Searching for 3Y Hilux Service intervals

The 4Y & 3Y are practically one and the same other than the 3Y being a 2000cc engine while the 4Y is a 2200cc model. Try here: http://daemon4x4.org/portal/downloads.php?dcid=17&p=1 Alternatively, browse through http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=462 although some of those sites hav...
by Family_Dog
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 80
Views: 3255

Re: Engine cutting out

I had something similar happen at high revs with Bulldog when we did the EFI conversion. Intermittent, only at high revs and fine at normal revs. Turned out to be a loose connector in the plug wires from the distributor. Recrimped, problem solved.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Costs to recon a 4Y 1987 SFA
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Costs to recon a 4Y 1987 SFA

Probably about the price of a new replacement 4Y engine from Midas. I fitted one years ago to Bulldog and am quite happy with it. If you go this route, do not dispose of your old engine until you have finished with the engine swap, you will need to swap the sump cover of your old engine with that fr...
by Family_Dog
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: 2 way radio handheld Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: 2 way radio handheld Mic

Bernard, PM replied to.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 3326

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 SOLD

There's a chap on the LCCSA club looking for exactly this, so I came and looked for the thread to post for him. And... too late, it has been sold. Hopefully to a forum member?


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Tyres

Malcolm, I can't open your link. Or must one be registered on FB to see it?

Driving two 2.7i trucks and have 31" Bridgestone AT tyres fitted to both, works out to be a perfect match and the Speedo reading is accurate to within 1% according to the GPS readings.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 820

Re: Newbie

Alternatively just load your correctly-sized image to https://postimg.org/ and link from there - I have just redone mine due to photobucket's crappy move.


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 40
Views: 2517

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

New colour works like a charm, well done Pieter!


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by Family_Dog
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: ORRA Radio Licences
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: ORRA Radio Licences

Andrew, the reason for non-receipt of your licence is as I stated in the post immediately above yours. It is unfortunately not an automated process.

I have forwarded a copy to the email address as registered on the forum/club.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Need Some Feedback On The Golf Carb Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Need Some Feedback On The Golf Carb Mod

I do recall that Lyndsay did state use the original OEM Golf Carb, not the aftermarket generic ones. He seemed pretty happy with it at the time.

If you can get the parts, then EFI is really the way to go.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1997 prado
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: 1997 prado

Malcolm, I think there were posts on this a while ago. I think Shane (Baasvark) in Virignia bought the vehicle already modified, perhaps shoot him a PM and ask him to respond here.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 SOLD
Replies: 26
Views: 3326

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 for sale reduced R70k

Crazy indeed. This car is a great buy, even at the original asking price. It has the same luxuries that many luxury cars have, it drives better than many other vehicles on the road and is extremely safe and forgiving. If I did not already have one this would have long ago been sitting in my garage. ...
by Family_Dog
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sulphated battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Sulphated battery

^^ Ditto. As per our telephonic discussion last night, the intelligent or pulse chargers can only do so much and if the battery has built up a resistance to charging through sulphation, it is likely to only be useful as a doorstop. As it is a small battery (you do not state amperage) then I would su...
by Family_Dog
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Toyota Hilux Stolen 05:39 4 Dec 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3395

Re: Toyota Hilux Stolen 05:39 4 Dec 2016

The panel beaters do not seem to have much pride in their work. At least they do seem willing to make good. Perhaps keep the insurance company advised of these events.


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