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by Scooter
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: cylinder head rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: cylinder head rebuild

When you have the head off, make sure to check that the head and block mating surfaces are level and flat. Use a steel rule across the surface and check for gaps. A warped head can cause the same thing so check carefully and if you find any gap have the head skimmed flat. Sent from my SM-G955F using...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

I landed up using a quick wash with petrol and then a soak in Prepsol and a power washer. Worked like a charm..... The key is to let it soak in the Prepsol for as long as possible. Inside the timing chain cover... [img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161115/1e350e7f3be518d337b186da00c84c41.jpg[/img]
by Scooter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0D4D Oil filter
Replies: 25
Views: 1662

Re: 3.0D4D Oil filter

I was fortunate enough to work for Mercedes many years back and as part of the job we had to buy our own special tools and a filter wrench was one of the first. This is the special tool the agents normally use and luckily it fits most of the cars I have had with the exception of the 4y. It even fits...
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

My decision at the end of the day was to just do the recon and leave the gas flow.

Whilst the exhaust os off I'll take a hammer and chisel to the manifold cats.

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by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

I've actually got plenty bench space...........its just being used to store other crap and Im too lazy to move it :shh: :shh:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Seems some more stripping is in order, I have run out of space with all the parts lying around.

Reckon my wife wont mind me using the bath :naah: :naah:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Now that's an idea Greg.............Quentin, my block is waiting, no rush :mocking:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I have dropped off the heads to get reconditioned and am um ing and ah ing about whether gas flow is worth paying double the price for. The price to recon turned out to be more than expected already and I'm not sure what gains I would really notice. Any thoughts? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Having just pulled my motor and finished stripping it to get the heads away for recon I sat thinking about the best way to go forward with cleaning. I'm in two minds on whether or not to strip the block and give it a proper clean as there is quite a lot of sludge and carbon buildup inside. Any sugge...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I managed to find a engine crane and stand that I can borrow so as soon as I have fetched them I can continue with the job.

Having the motor on a stand out the of the vehicle will make it much easier to work on.

Lets hope it all goes according to plan.
by Scooter
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

So I started stripping this morning and have been slowly realising why some say it is easier to remove the entire engine. The front timing chain cover is also attached with bolts inside the sump and the sump can't be removed without lifting the motor it seems. Any suggestions from someone who has do...
by Scooter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Although gas flow will not make a huge difference unless I get a new exhaust system to help the gases leave easier. And of course a set of branches......

Where will it end [emoji12]

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by Scooter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I will most certainly enquire about a price to gas flow

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by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Gasket kit ordered along with new thermostat. Went to Parusha at Honeydew Toyota and got 15% off the parts.

Spoke with Shaun at Van Der linde developments and they will skim the heads and reseat the valves.
Labour R2500, hopefully no extras needed.

Will pull the heads next week.
by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks, I dealt with Parusha for the water pump and yes she is very friendly and helpful. Can't say the same for the guys at monument. I'll give her a call and see if she can match the cost of the original from Gemini. Or at least make it more enticing so as not to have to drive to JHB. Had a look a...
by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks Mars, all good points I'll be sure to do.

Anyone got a decent, trustworthy engineering shop on the westrand?



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by Scooter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks Dirk, I will check it out. Mine is a 2005 with about 230k km on it. I did read that there have been a few people with the same issue. Pity but I guess it can't all be roses. I'll see what I find when it's stripped but hopefully no need to do the heads. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
by Scooter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

4.0 v6 Head gasket

So after replacing the radiator, water pump and fuel pump on my truck it was still losing water. Off to silverton radiators to have a pressure test and combustion test done. Fears were unfortunately realised as the colour blue slowly changed to yellow [emoji35] [img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4l V6 Petrol Pump replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: 4l V6 Petrol Pump replacement

I can tell you that after recently replacing my pump, that strainer filter on the end of the pump was as dirty as yours. Since I was replacing the whole unit I didn't need to clean it but I gave it a shake in some clean fuel and we'll the fuel was more like chocolate milk afterwards. I'm sure that i...
by Scooter
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Mine is a 2005 with 236k on it. My radiator was leaking at the plastic tank joints and as above at the water pump. I never saw any sign of the pump leaking, only the dry antifreeze on the radiator tank. But while I had the radiator out and the fan off I decided to check under the pump just in case a...
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Seems there is a welsh plug there that was leaking.

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by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

I dont know if the pictures came through the firsr time of the leaking pump... Image Link Broken
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Let me tell you...... I picked up the pump from honeydew toyota with discount for R3400. I then installed said pump and all is good. Its not such a bad job but i used to be a mechanic so whats easy for me might not be for someone else. The only left hand thread bolt is the tensioner pulley bolt whic...
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

The offending part......
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by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Hi guys, has anyone replaced the water pump on their v6 and if so where did you get the pump and at what cost? My radiator has been leaking so I finally got around to replacing it but have found that the water pump also needs replacing.....never ends. Stealers want around R4000 Gemini system is down...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: AC/DC Tig Welder
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: AC/DC Tig Welder

For mig welding when you only do small jobs at home, Afrox have a small bottle you can purchase or as they say, pay a once off non refundable maintenance charge. It's called Portashield. Mix of Argon/co2/o2 I know builders warehouse used to have them as well. There is no monthly rental, only the cos...
by Scooter
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 4610

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

I did the same thing when I looked for a service provider. I use Axxess and they have control of the ADSL line and have no issues. They are pretty good at sorting out any issues you may have pretty quickly. Axxess have a 24hr service line if the trouble hits when insomnia does. They also recently do...
by Scooter
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Stuff for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Stuff for sale

Hi Ian, I am interested in the roofrack. Just wondring if it has the feet used to fit it to the roof of the vigo or a different set due to being fitted to your canopy?
by Scooter
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

I am still driving both around and I tell you what, it is hard to match the SFA feeling.

Yes the V6 has power but the SFA just feels more rugged and butch. It will be hard to see it go.

I do agree though FD, the V6 in the SFA would be awesome



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by Scooter
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Clip on tonneacover '05 DC Hilux
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Clip on tonneacover '05 DC Hilux

I don't have a pic of the existing o e but I presume it is a standard cover. It has the plastic strips that clip over bars fixed to the cab.
And it has 2 spring steel bars going across.

Stealers want over 3k for a new one

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by Scooter
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Cup Holder
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Cup Holder

Having just bought the V6 I was wondering the same thing and came across this video....

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by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Fish tank setup R2000
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Fish tank setup R2000

I have a fish tank setup that consists of 3 4ft tanks (+-250 litre each)and a steel stand. They each have a sump like filter box built in to the one side. I have a few heaters and light ballasts to go with it. The tanks also have glass slider tops (few corner chips on the tops) One of the tanks need...
by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Lets try again
by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Arghhhh, me and tapatalk are not friends

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by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Clip on tonneacover '05 DC Hilux
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Clip on tonneacover '05 DC Hilux

Guys I am looking for anyone that might have a clip on tonneacover for a 2005 vigo shape hilux double cab lying around.

It must have cone holes for the roll bar.

The one that came with the vehicle I just bought is wrecked and the stealers want ridiculous amounts [emoji33]
by Scooter
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

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by Scooter
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

So after all the non biased V6 votes I decided to against the norm........NOT. I now possess a machine that is a joy to drive with all that power in the V6. I will now be selling my SFA so those that are looking for one keep an eye out for mine shortly. I still love my SFA though and drove it today....
by Scooter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Thys, Howd you guess all I needed was a slight push in the right direction...... :twisted: Lorenzo, thanks for the input. I am leaning toward the V6 and in an Auto but have also read about the hunting for gears up a hill. How much of an issue was it really? I guess changing injectors on the diesel i...
by Scooter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Thanks for the input gents. Whilst I understand the fuel consumption is shocking it is not really worse than I currently have with the SFA. Im currently getting around 6km / L :shock2: and thats with a new fong kong motor. I have tried everything to get it better, bar EFI. One thing I can say is tha...
by Scooter
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Hey guys Been a long time since I have had been on the forum and I have no excuse other than I hate sitting at a desk in front of a PC :shh: I am currently looking at upgrading to a newer Hilux, well newer than my current SFA ('94) I was looking mainly at the 3.0 D4D or a 2.7 Petrol. After doing som...
by Scooter
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 4y engines
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Re: 4y engines

It is time for me to replace mine too as mine is now slowing down drastically on hills and smoking on start up. Gemini in JHB import their motorsfrom Japan. Where the Jap supplier gets them who knows but Gemini assure me that they are a good import and have had no problems. They of course sell plent...
by Scooter
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bogi cords
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Bogi cords

You can get solid core lead at Gemini in JHB. They tend not to need replacement as often as carbon or graphite core leads because the inner doesnt crack due to the heat.

I bought a set about 4 years ago at a price of R120 when bougis were R650 or so. I have never had a problem with them.
by Scooter
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Drive train wind up

So the fears were right and the spider/planetary gears are FUBAR.

Now comes the part in trying to remove the rear axles. The things are vas jong :wth:

Any big hammer ideas on removing them?
by Scooter
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Drive train wind up

I fear you might be right Andy. I just jacked it up at the rear and gave the wheels a turn and instead of them turning in opposite directions like they are supposed to when in 2H they turn together. Let me rephrase actually, they turn in opposites for a turn or so then they lock together. I have dis...
by Scooter
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Drive train wind up

Unfortunately I dont have a gearmax with difflock so it cant be a blocked breather. Driving in a straight line it is fine and only hops and skips on tight turns. The inner wheel in the turn is the one that slips of course because it doesn't need to turn as much as the outer wheel. This says to me th...
by Scooter
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Drive train wind up

Hey guys and gals Been a long time since ive popped in here but I have an issue on the truck that has just started. Whilst driving around town I pulled in at a garage and noticed a major "klunk" when parking. I did the usual inspections but nothing was wrong until I reversed and it happened again. I...
by Scooter
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Know your fellow members
Topic: Pics of your Pets
Replies: 59
Views: 5035

Re: Pics of your Pets

Let's start with the Oldest, Stormer is an 11 yr old Border Collie.
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Then we get Savannah, She is almost 2 yrs and is a Jack Russel Cross
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Then we have Bono, the 1 yr old Saint Bernard
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by Scooter
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Head Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: 4Y Head Gasket

Hey Guys, Headgasket has been replaced :thumbup: found a fair amount of water in the oil and had a leak on cylinder four and between 3 & 4 as usual. I replaced the gasket using a Victor Reinz, I am sure it will do the job. I also replaced the lifters and the thermostat (OE) and all the relevant gask...
by Scooter
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Head Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: 4Y Head Gasket

Hoppy, are you suggesting I strip it all down and rebuild the entire motor?

I wish I had the finances to do that right now but alas life is not so kind and I will have to make do with only doing the head for now.

What's the average pricing for a skim and pressure test these days?
by Scooter
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Head Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 398

4Y Head Gasket

Morning Ladies and Gents It is that time in my 4Ys life when things start happening for the worst and I am now sitting with a mayonaise factory for an engine :thumbdown: I would like to know from those that have had the headgasket blow before if there is anything special as far as parts go that I sh...
by Scooter
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y

Fitted my new rad this weekend.

All went well, thanks to Johan for the bits of advice he gave :thumbup:

Now just for a pressure test, then drain and fill with anti freeze, then bobs your uncle :D:
by Scooter
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y

Just to give a bit more info on the radiators that guys have fitted according to Silveton. 1) The 2.4 Aluminium rad is the thickest @ 42mm and needs a new pipe for the top as the plumbing is on the left not the right as well as mods for mounting the cowling and radiator itself. They tell me this is ...
by Scooter
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Cooling/ Radiator questions SFA 4Y

Johan, could you give me a part number for the radiator as well please. As of last night my rad decided it didn't like keeping water and would share it with the road. At first I didn't notice anything but on doing a pressure test at home, the radiator is most definately leaking. I assume the need fo...
by Scooter
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Gas bottle holder
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Gas bottle holder

Tumelo, there is no problem mounting the holder horizontally, however there is a problem carrying a gas bottle in that holder horizontally :shock: Taken from the CADAC website "The cylinders for instance, should always be stored in the upright position to prevent leakages from occurring at the valve...
by Scooter
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Brake Shoes... and leaking Diff
Replies: 23
Views: 929

Re: New Brake Shoes

If you do a search on brakes you will find alot of info regarding places to get them done etc but ill give you a bit again here...... Gemini Parts (0113341417) in town sell new drums @ R300 a piece and new shoes @ R350 a set. Not a bad price for piece of mind. (prices may be higher now, this was a w...
by Scooter
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Alternate Dog food
Replies: 29
Views: 884

Re: Alternate Dog food

We used to use Ultra Dog (vets or special stores only) and never had a problem (20kg bag cost around R400) Then the older dog had to be put down and we got our new Saint Bernard puppy and his tummy didn't like the ultra dog at all so we switched to Royal Canin. I tried the Alpos and Montegos but the...
by Scooter
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y electronic distributors and water
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: 4Y electronic distributors and water

Try the local pet store and ask for a one way air valve for fish tank air pumps, cost about R5 each :thumbup: They are used in the air line to stop water rushing back to the pump when the power is out (when your pump is lower than the water level) I just bought new ones for my pump, they have about ...
by Scooter
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: one of the few ways to kill a Hilux...
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: one of the few ways to kill a Hilux...

Our department here at work is busy designing new bumpers to fit these loaders so that even less damage will occur :thumbup: They will be curved with springs (like a clutch diaphragm fingers), that when contact occurs the springs cushion the blow and the curvature moves the bakkie to the side. In te...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wie was dit?
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Wie was dit?

Yip outside Ridgevale :wave:
by Scooter
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wie was dit?
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Wie was dit?

It wasn't me either but my wife did phone me last week some time (I think it was wednesday morning) and tells me she just dropped the laatie off at school and saw this Fortuner at the school with some dude who seems to looooove the Hilux Forum as he has stickers plakked all over his car................

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