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by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION

Why don't you fix the mechanical issues first? Important to least important in that order. Cosmetics can follow after that. If your vehicle is mechanically sound then at least it will be more reliable. Scratches and dents after all don't change the way the vehicle drives. If only changes how we feel...
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed May 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 1244

Re: Power brake

Herman, did you also replace the brake pads with those from Powerbrake?
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?

In SA we only have the 3.0D4D Raider and the 2.5D4D SRX. Other models will be for other countries.
The SRX is more spartan than the Raider. Interior, wheels (both rim and wheel size). But there is also engine differences eg. intercooler, turbo etc between the models.
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon May 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?

You will struggle to find a Raider for 200k. In fact you will struggle to find a SRX for 200k. Unless it has a lot of km's on the clock. Not necesarary a bad thing but wou will never know were it had been and how the previous owner(s) had look after if. If you do buy, at least own if for a while bef...
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri May 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo shock replacement - When?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Vigo shock replacement - When?

If you don't require anything too demanding just fit a set of Monroe Gas Magnum or Adventure.
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Exhaust modification.
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Exhaust modification.

I got my exhaust from Noise Boys. It has only the box at the back. I asked for one that makes the same sound as orginal. Slightly noisier but not much. Most certainly not like a free low.
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue May 08, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?

Terry, you will be suprised how little space there is in the DC Hilux. If your 105 don't have enough space then the Hilux certainly won't have enough.
But it will be a lot cheaper to run than the Cruiser.

Maybe revisit how you pack the 105 and what you take with
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Camping and Outdoor
Topic: Garmin Montana 650 for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Garmin Montana 650 for Sale

Van Zyl, sou jy dalk net die craddle wil verkoop? Ek is opsoek na een vir my Montana
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 Hilux USB/AUX Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: 2012 Hilux USB/AUX Adapter

Here you go:

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/power-socket ... oards.html

Quick and easy to install. I have one
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: MAKING AND INSTALLING A FRONT WINDOW SUNSHADE
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: MAKING AND INSTALLING A FRONT WINDOW SUNSHADE

Thank you, James. Easy enough to do yourself
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Dankie, Louis. Goeie verduideliking
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: BILLET GRILLE FOR 2003 HILUX
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: BILLET GRILLE FOR 2003 HILUX

Nice personalisation of your vehicle.
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)

Maar as jy die 75kW ene het dan verstaan jy hoekom almal die 3l gekoop het
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)

Ek het hierdie raak gelees:
http://www.carmag.co.za/driving_impress ... ouble-cab/

Myne is gewone 75kW bakkie
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Vigo Cosmetic Query
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Hilux Vigo Cosmetic Query

Chris, hoeveel kos die voor ligte?
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 2.5 D4D fuel cooler (alternative solution from 3.0 D4D)?
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Vigo 2.5 D4D fuel cooler (alternative solution from 3.0 D4D)?

Vehicle : Vigo 2.5 SRX (155000km) Problem : My diesel fuel filter light comes on intermittently. Does not seem to be under the same circumstances when it happens. It is the fuel filter light and not the water in fuel warning light. The vehicle does not have and performance issues because the light ...
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing Belt Service Light
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Timing Belt Service Light

That is exactly the same method I followed. Do you know a workshop that has computer for Toyota? They should be able to reset it
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing Belt Service Light
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Timing Belt Service Light

I switched my service light off recently. Followed the procedure. Maybe try again
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report - Bhanga Nek
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Trip report - Bhanga Nek

Ek is nou so lus vir vakansie hou. En ek ken Noord Natal baie sleg. Moet definitief plan maak om te gaan kuier
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: First time Toyota Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1610

Re: First time Toyota Owner

If only Toyota had fitted a better radio to the Hilux, and we would have been a whole lot better off. I still want to replace mine and add some sound deadening in the doors
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Roads less travelled to Destination unknown by JohanM
Replies: 34
Views: 1501

Re: Roads less travelled to Destination unknown by JohanM

Johan, dit was nou 'n lekker vinnige toer deur groot deel van die land. Ons het voorwaar baie dinge om te sien en te ervaar
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: RTT projek
Replies: 21
Views: 1477

Re: RTT projek

Hennie, is dit 'n enkelbed tent? Of is daar soliede basis wat dit groter gaan maak. Nie seker ek verstaan he dit gaan werk nie
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2de battery, fuses en relays
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: 2de battery, fuses en relays

Daar is heelwat soorgelyke alternatiewe op ebay van China af. Nie seker oor kwaliteit nie.
En ja, hulle gebruik solid state relays
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2de battery, fuses en relays
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: 2de battery, fuses en relays

Dis eintlik waarna jy soek. Daar is verskeie ander voorbeelde daarvan wat in Amerika gemaak word. Jeep mense soek almal dit vir al hulle ligte, lockers, winches en wie weet wat nog alles

Netjies voorbeeld hiervan: http://www.switch-pros.com/
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2de battery, fuses en relays
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: 2de battery, fuses en relays

Vian, Solar regulator - ek sou dit bo-op die tweede battery sit. Die Front runner bracket het plaat wat oor battery loop wat waarskynlik goeie plek is daarvoor. En dan is dit by die tweede battery. Beplan jy om altyd die solar aan te het en slegs wanner jy kamp? Want andersins kan jy slegs drade aan...
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Fuel Filter warning light - recurring
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Fuel Filter warning light - recurring

Dankie, Deon. Sal bietjie uitvind daaroor
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Fuel Filter warning light - recurring
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Fuel Filter warning light - recurring

My 2013 2.5 D4D fuel warning light keeps coming on. I know how to reset it and it works but it keeps coming on from time to time. The vehicle doesn't suffer performance wise. It is the filter blocked warning and not the water in diesel warning. I only use original Toyota filters. No additional filte...
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water in foot well
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Water in foot well

Had a look last night and it was off. So I zip tied it back on. I had fiddled with to aircon controls recently. The backlights were not working.
And, yes, I had been using the aircon on the day I noticed the water dripping from the passenger side door.

Once again, thanks for the help
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water in foot well
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Water in foot well

And I have exactly the same issue. Haven't looked for what might cause it but seeing that we don't have water in Cpe Town and my bakkie has not been washed in months, I ruled that option out.

Will have look tonight and see. Thanks for the advice.
by pieta.swanepoel
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HAS ANYONE ORDERED A SNORKEL FROM THESE GUYS
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: HAS ANYONE ORDERED A SNORKEL FROM THESE GUYS

Alex, I bought a snorkel from 4x4 direct. Easy to fit. Just have a look on their website. Nice article on how to do it.
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

The D4D has a filling container with marks for cold (low, high) and hot (low, high). Very convenient.
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

The Toyota spec is ATF Dexron III
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Intercooler on a 2.5 D4D Hilux
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Intercooler on a 2.5 D4D Hilux

Does anybody know if the 3.0 D4D intercooler will be a straight fit on a 2.5 D4D engine (2013 model)?
Is it worth it or should I rather look at an aftermarket intercooler?

If it is possible, what items should be on my picklist? So I can go to scrapyard and start searching for all the items I need
by pieta.swanepoel
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 17" wheels with 33" tyres for 2008 Vigo
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: 17

Segal, are you running those tires with a standard setup or raised suspension?
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2015 tipe Hilux spotlights vir SRX
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: 2015 tipe Hilux spotlights vir SRX

Ruan, ek het ook al rondgespeel met die gedagte om dit in te sit in my bakkie. Die ligte en bedrading (loom) is beskikbaar van Toyota (maar teen 'n prys). Jy gaan moet besluit wat jy met skakelaar wil doen aangesien die modelle wat ligte in het die gewone ligte skakelar gebruik (daar is ekstra skake...
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Spare wheel lock
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Spare wheel lock

Bel hulle en vra. Altyd baie behulpsaam
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Standard Hilux Vigo 17" Rim - Sorted
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Standard Hilux Vigo 17" Rim

Just be aware that there are lots of chinese fakes for sale but there are lots available with people fitting bigger/wider mags
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Drivetrain for 2.5 and 3.0 D4D
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Drivetrain for 2.5 and 3.0 D4D

Dean, out of interest: how old (kilos) is your bakkie? Did you do anything else to it after you had it chiped (eg. service, change exhaust, tires, etc.)
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4

That light should come on when you engage 4x4. Shifting from 2H to 4H. Possible that it can be the switch that is suspect? Not sure where it is located though.
(Corrected my previous mistake)
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP

I have had both shocks in one of my previous bakkies. Gabriel Safaries and HDP. HDP is leagues better than the Safari. I would buy the HDP if the price is right for you.

Would I buy it again? Not sure. Nobody that I asked in Cape Town seems to sell Gabriels.
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D Gearbox Oil Change

Shortly after I bought my bakkie I had all the oils replaced. Insurance on my part for not knowing what the previous owner did (or not). Just replace it, you have nothing to lose.
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Thank you. Want to speak to them in any case
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Now the fun begins
Replies: 73
Views: 7179

Re: Now the fun begins

Nice to read your observations. Thank you
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 1244

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Any recommended "greasable" pins?
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: 235/85R16 tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: 235/85R16 tyres

The original tire size for my SRX is 205/80R16. Same size as 235/70R16.
Profile for 235/85R16 is heigher than your original and the size change from 30.6 to 31.7"
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 38
Views: 2632

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Ek sal maar volg wat julle doen. Moet self leer swys. Dalk eers met ietsie kleiners begin :)
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Duel battery in hilux
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Duel battery in hilux

I ended up placing my NL solenoid in this location. Still busy making up the wires. Will fit that over the weekend
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by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement step by step
Replies: 12
Views: 22410

Re: D4D Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement step by step

Does anybody know if it is possible to replace the brake booster vacuum pipe with a suitable (air) rubber hose?
Reason for asking is that I fitted a second battery and the hose is slightly in the way. Did bend it but still rubbing against the battery. Just want to make sure
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dependable workshop in CT for Hilux and Corolla
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Dependable workshop in CT for Hilux and Corolla

Anric Moto (in Stellenbosch) for Hilux - 021 8874670
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Duel battery in hilux
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Duel battery in hilux

I fitted a second battery to the engine bay. Used the Frontrunner battery bracket. A bit of a mission to get it in because you have to move the alarm and pressure switch. But it is in. My question is related to the fitment of a National Luna solenoid: where do I mount it? I have marked some possibil...
by pieta.swanepoel
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine limp mode,now dead
Replies: 21
Views: 1594

Re: Engine limp mode,now dead

My dieselpump died on me recently. Bakkie drove perfectly well, started loosing power, I pulled of the road to investigate and that was it. Engine died and wouldn't start again even though starter worked. I knew it was fuel related and not electrical. If a workshop plugged their diagnostic tool in i...
by pieta.swanepoel
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux 2.5 srx 4x4
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Hilux 2.5 srx 4x4

Leon, ek dink jy het die verkeerde model gekoop sa jy dit verwag. 2.5 is nie vir jaag nie. Ek het self een maar dit wat ek verkies

Jy kan seker iets doen soos om intercooler oe/of ander turbo op te sit. Seker iemand in Aus het dit al gedoen
by pieta.swanepoel
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Water tank hose and tap placement
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Water tank hose and tap placement

I am considering fitting a water tank (Front Runner) to the back of my bakkie that sits flush to the cab. https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/za/water-solutions/tanks-mounts/front-runner-slanted-water-tank.html My question is related to the outlet pipe/ hose and tap. Where would be a good place...
by pieta.swanepoel
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: 2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes

Hendrik, 8.5" wydte rims is te wyd vir my. Soek iets soos 7" want is op soek na hoer profiel band. En dan moet ek breer band ook vat. Miskien is 15" rims die beter opsie
by pieta.swanepoel
Tue May 30, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: 32" tyres on a Vigo
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: 32" tyres on a Vigo

Am I correct that smaller that 32" size tyres will fit the Vigo SRX in my case) without any modifications?
I am considering 245/75 R16 but might have to get wider rims being that the steel rims are 6J's
by pieta.swanepoel
Fri May 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Airbag indicator light

I accidentally disturbed one of the wire plugs of the airbag sensor, that caused the light to come on when I was busy fixing one of the air vents. Maybe just check behind the glovebox if there is not a loose wire plug
by pieta.swanepoel
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 911

2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes

Hallo, question regarding tyres for my 2013 SRX with OEM 16' steel rims: what would be the widest recommended tyre one should fit on these rims? Spec is 205/80R16, alternative is 235/70R16 I would like to fit decent tyres with 75 or 80% profile and stronger sidewall, but am not sure if it will fit t...

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