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by Rigger
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux what to do ??
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: SFA Hilux what to do ??

WL’s are good engines. My neighbour has a courier company and his Ranger with the WL had to be rebuilt now for the first time after 700k km. But they are getting scarce second hand. And expensive. Around R25k
by Rigger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

Thanks Mud Dog. I attached it and placed it inline. When I previewed the post, all was fine. Then when I submit it, it disappeared. I keep on struggling with uploading photos on this forum. What am I doing wrong?
by Rigger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

Why is my photos not showing?
by Rigger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

I saw someone asking on our local Facebook page if someone can build him aluminium doors for his canopy. So I commented and said I would build it for him. About two months later he came to my workshop and then I started. I removed the existing side slidding windows and made a template out of a box b...
by Rigger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Oil pump

pietpetoors wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 am
Does the alternator have a vacuum pump at the back?
Yes, the 2C alternators have the vacuum pump at the back. The oil leak could come from it.
by Rigger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

:thumbup:
Mud Dog wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Ahhh OK ..... I'm an SFA guy so forgive me. :D:
:thumbup:
by Rigger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

Mud Dog wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 pm

While you're at it, check the ball joints and control arm bushes as well as tie-rod ends and idler arm. :winkx:
No idler arm on the Vigo’s Mud Dog. Rack ends and tie rod ends.
by Rigger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

Thanks for checking Andy. I emailed the photos form my phone to myself to get it on my pc. And when I downloaded it, it saved it in my downloads folder as one zipped file. Strange. Maybe thats why it doesn’t want to work. Any way. Hope this post can help someone with the same problem on the fill plug.
by Rigger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

I tried placing the photos inline but when I click on preview, the disappear.
by Rigger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Gearbox Fill plug stripped

With my 170000km service, I damaged the gearbox fill/check plug on my 3.0 D4d Hilux. That is one area that I don't like Toyota's design, are the fill plugs on the transfer and gearboxes. So I first tried to tap it loose with a chisel, but with no success. Also scared that I would damage or crack the...
by Rigger
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Axle identification
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Axle identification

Type in the VIN number in toyodiy and it will tell you.
by Rigger
Thu May 24, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clips by dashboard
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Clips by dashboard

Maak seker die geel clips sit lekker vas aan die gedeelte wat jy afgehaal het. Dan druk jy net dit in die gate in tot dit click. Moet nie die geel clips in hulle gate in die dashboard sit en dan die gedeelte wat jy afgehaal in in dit probeer druk nie. Jy sal die clips deur die gat druk en dan val hu...
by Rigger
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: B Class merc

I once replaced glow plugs on a B200 CDi. Took me a whole day to do the job. I think the customer was charged 8 hours of labour.
by Rigger
Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: B Class merc

Also did my apprenticeship at a private Merc workshop. The A and B class very difficult to work on. We found a way to only lower the rear of the si frame to replace starters etc but as dd6 said its a mission. I will NOT buy Merc second hand. They are designed in my opinion to buy new and sell when s...
by Rigger
Thu May 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: diagnostics

You can’t reset the alternator charging light. When it is on in the cluster, then its not charging. Have you checked the charging with a multi meter? Should read between 13.5 and 14.5 Volts approximate.
by Rigger
Mon May 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Mechanic
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: SFA Hilux Mechanic

You are welcome to give me a call anytime if you get stuck with something. Or keep us up to date on this thread.

When you are in George come and say hi at my shop. I also do 4x4 accessories and building of aluminium canopies etc.
by Rigger
Mon May 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Mechanic
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: SFA Hilux Mechanic

You can contact me at 0823197730 or visit my workshop at 8 Diamant street, George Industria. BJM Auto Services. Or pm me your number and I will call you back.

Regards
Martiens Bekker
by Rigger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drivetrain Humming / Vibration coasting in 2WD but not 4WD
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Drivetrain Humming / Vibration coasting in 2WD but not 4WD

First bet would be to check the universals. Give it a good grease if they have nipples.
by Rigger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: vigo rear diff protection plate
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: vigo rear diff protection plate

Rigardt, If you are interested I can build you one according to your specs. I am a bit far as my workshop is in George so I don't know if postage will kill the price. But if you are interested you can give me a call o82319773o.
by Rigger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 3RZ Injectors

If anyone wondered, R1437.50 per injector at Gemini parts and its OEM injectors.
by Rigger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 3RZ Injectors

Thanks Ismail
by Rigger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 256

3RZ Injectors

Ek is opsoek na 4 injectors vir ‘n 2.7 3RZ IFS Hilux. Waarmee vervang mens hulle? Gaan Bosch vandag bel, enige ander opsies. Die agente is bietjie duur.
by Rigger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: OBD II protocol
Replies: 25
Views: 18923

Re: OBD II protocol

Why all the secrecy and PM's back and forth? The rest of us also want to know :P
by Rigger
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

We had a 1978 1113 and I also wanted some of those width indicators (also don’t know the correct term) but couldn’t find anywhere.
by Rigger
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 26
Views: 716

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Buy a Miller TIG welder. Only R63000 on Afrox’ website....
by Rigger
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electical problem ,2001 3.0L DE IFS
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Electical problem ,2001 3.0L DE IFS

Get the alternator fixed and it should sort out the rest of the lights also on the cluster.
by Rigger
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CV Joint rubbers replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: CV Joint rubbers replacement

pietpetoors wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Saw a photo of a Prado the other day where the lower ball joint fell out
That is a common Prado 90 problem (presume it is Prado 90), even happens with worn out OEM ball joints
Yes, it was indeed a 90 but the guy replaced ball joints 3 months prior to the incident with pirate parts.
by Rigger
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CV Joint rubbers replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: CV Joint rubbers replacement

If you do replace ball joints, please replace with OEM parts. Its going to be more expensive but pirate part cannot be trusted especially with suspensions. Saw a photo of a Prado the other day where the lower ball joint fell out while driving due to cheap parts used.
by Rigger
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CV Joint rubbers replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: CV Joint rubbers replacement

You should not assume anything. Jack it up and check the upper and lower ball joints with a tyre lever for play. There should be none. You can also check the control arm bushes. If all are good then just replace the CV boot rubbers.
by Rigger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 3.0 D4D engine into SFA
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: 3.0 D4D engine into SFA

Ja jy is reg. Die output shafts verskil omdat die transfer boxes verskil.
by Rigger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: Coolant Replacement

Mars wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 am
At most I would flush the radiator with clean fresh water.
I see Tim stays in Cape Town, better do that flush at midnight or someone might shoot you if you use drinkable water to flush a radiator :D:
by Rigger
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D Diesel Smell
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: D4D Diesel Smell

If possible clean it with petrol and blow it dry with compressed air. Then check for leaks at the nuts on the fuel rail and injectors. The injector pipes sometimes crack just in top of the farrel where it seals. Secondly if all that is fine, spray some soapy water on the injector and look for bubble...
by Rigger
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 3.0 D4D engine into SFA
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: 3.0 D4D engine into SFA

Die ratkas in die 1HZ Cruisers is presies dieselfde as die in die 4x4 D4d’s. Dis die R151f box. Dis net die transfer box wat verskil.
by Rigger
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adjustable side mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Adjustable side mirror

Mine does the same. However if I hold it in for about 5 seconds or so then it starts to move. Both my mirrors does it. I have removed the switch and cleaned the connections. But didn’t change anything. I just live with it as I am driving the bakkie 99% of the time so no adjusting necessary.
by Rigger
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: KZTE Cylinder head
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: KZTE Cylinder head

There were still KZTE engines in the 120 Prado’s till 2008 or 2009 I think but looking at Opsmedics’s profile I think he meant 2001 and not 2011. I heard the AMC (I think thats the brand) is a better head than the original Toyota heads.
by Rigger
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota recall on air bags
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Toyota recall on air bags

Replaced mine about two weeks ago at Toyota Stellenbosch. 20 min job. But the agents are battling with stock. Some agents have waiting list. Better make that appointment sooner than later.
by Rigger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gearbox Problems Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Gearbox Problems Please Help

Is your Hilux 4x4 or not? If yes, then you have a R151f gearbox which is famous for having weak 5th gears. Especially in the Land Cruiser pick ups with the same boxes, the guys struggle to get 150k km out of a box before the output shaft brakes the housing where the 5th gear bearing runs. That mecha...
by Rigger
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tail lights, for fog and dash lights not working
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Tail lights, for fog and dash lights not working

Did you tow a trailer? Look at the fuse box left of the steering collomb.
by Rigger
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4L V6 Rev Counter
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Vigo 4L V6 Rev Counter

Check all the connections on the alternator. Remove plug, clean and plug it back in. Could also be a connection on the back of the cluster.
by Rigger
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The fuel consumption of my Hilux
Replies: 326
Views: 106178

Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Vehicle: 2011 3.0 D4D S/C 4x4 Km's on the clock: 152000km Motor: 1KD 3.0 Vehicle lift/ suspension: Standard Tyres: 31/10.5/R15 Carb mod/ spacers?: No Air filter: Standard Snorkel?: Yes EFI?: Std Cam cut?: No Exhaust mod: No Tyre pressure: 2.2 Bar Permanent roofrack/tent etc?: Cattle rails Aircon?: 8...
by Rigger
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Raad oor OME coils
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Raad oor OME coils

Baie dankie vir al die info. Ek was nie seker oor die lengte van die coil nie. Alles maak sin wat jy sê. Ek gaan dan hulle nogsteeds koop en hou tot ek shocks kan koop.
by Rigger
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Raad oor OME coils
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Raad oor OME coils

Ek het standaard Toyota shocks in. Het ‘n 40mm pyp bull bar wat seker so in die omgewing van 30-40kg weeg.

Gaan die coils nie met die gewone lengte shocks werk nie?

‘n Nuwe stel 883 coils is R4100 by 4x4Mega.
by Rigger
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Raad oor OME coils
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Raad oor OME coils

I have searched but can’t find anything that answers my questions. I can buy Old Man Emu front coils for my 2011 Vigo for R1600. It has done 20k km. Its the 2883 coils. My questions are: 1) Will it make any improvement to handling on and off road with the standard Toyota shocks? 2) I have a 30mm bod...
by Rigger
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv

I also asked the same question a year or so ago on the forum regarding tires. And a lot of guys said General Grabbers was an excellent A/T tire for the price sensitive. Around R2k a tire. Haven’t tried it myself yet, but my dad has them on his Legend 45 and drive a lot of bad gravel roads and he is ...
by Rigger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RWC 2023
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: RWC 2023

Gelukkig kan nie een van hierdie ‘fat cats’ nou geld steel nie. Ek hou van al hierdie slegte goed wat met SA Rugby gebeur agv onder andere ons belaglike misdaad en moord syfers. Iewers moet iemand seker dan nou wakker skrik en besef die koffie is koud.
by Rigger
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: HILUX Tailgate
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: HILUX Tailgate

Try scrap yards or Gumtree. I see a lot of load bins for sale on Gumtree
by Rigger
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3L d4d 2012 clicking noise no power
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: 3L d4d 2012 clicking noise no power

The VNT or VGT stands for veriable nozzle turbine or veriable geometry turbine. Inside the turbo is vanes which changes its position so that you have optimal boost at all rev ranges.
by Rigger
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hulix vigo tie rod end
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Hulix vigo tie rod end

The inner part that the tie rod screws into is called the rack end. The rack end srews into the steering rack shaft.
by Rigger
Sat May 20, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power loss now its dead
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Power loss now its dead

Sounds like your alternator gave in. Start it with jumpers from another battery and then check charging with a multi meter. Should be between 14 and 14.5 volts
by Rigger
Mon May 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: hilux 2l gearbox oil
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: hilux 2l gearbox oil

No it won't matter. The older gearboxes like yours ussualy runs on 80W90 but I don't think you will have a problem with 75W90
by Rigger
Mon May 15, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: hilux 2l gearbox oil
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: hilux 2l gearbox oil

I won't fill a gearbox with GL5. I believe there is a compound in that could harm the brass of the syncros over time. A EP90 or 80W90 GL4 will do the job
by Rigger
Sun May 14, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: hilux 2l gearbox oil
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: hilux 2l gearbox oil

GL4 is for gearbox and transfer and GL5 for diffs
by Rigger
Tue May 09, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone replaced Toyota Tazz tie-rods and tie-rod ends ?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Anyone replaced Toyota Tazz tie-rods and tie-rod ends ?

If you are mechanically challenged then better take it to a mechanic. Otherwise, no special tool required. Good old pipe wrench (bobbejaanspanner) and you are good to go. Thery are usually very tight and you should tighten them again very tight with some thread locker. And then mark the old tie rod ...
by Rigger
Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D running rich.
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: D4D running rich.

lukestoyzx wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 10:50 pm
Did they your air flow meter when it was serviced? Should be done every time the air filter is changed.

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
I think he meant to say did they clean it
by Rigger
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Radio Vervang Hilux D4D 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Radio Vervang Hilux D4D 2009

Ek bly in Oudtshoorn en het die radio by Oudtshoorn Toyota gekoop
by Rigger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Radio Vervang Hilux D4D 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Radio Vervang Hilux D4D 2009

Ek het vir my Hilux, 2011 model pre-facelift so het die selfde dash in as joune by Toyota 'n radio gekoop wat staight fit is. Hy het aux en usb. Nie bluetooth nie maar was dadelik 'n groot upgrade van die een wat hy uit gekom het. En hy was maar R1000 direk by handelaars
by Rigger
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Xtra cab 4x4 GD 6 prys
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Xtra cab 4x4 GD 6 prys

R458000 + R3500 on the road. So twee weke gelede by Toyota Paarl. Dink dis 'n baie goeie prys
by Rigger
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TIME TO REPLACE MY TIRES, HOW GOOD IS THE BFG AT?
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: TIME TO REPLACE MY TIRES, HOW GOOD IS THE BFG AT?

I have KO2's on my Vigo and drive very bad gravel roads everyday. 10 000km and very happy with them
by Rigger
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4x4 gear leaver vibration.
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: 4x4 gear leaver vibration.

Hoe lyk die ratkas en transfer case mountings? Dis waar ek sal begin

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