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by Henry
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Mpumalanga
Topic: 4x4 challenge 27 feb 2010
Replies: 67
Views: 5815

Re: 4x4 challenge 27 feb 2010

Ja ek kon sien na die tyd was hy nog vol lewe. Ons het mekaar die aand in die dorp by 'n robot gekry toe wil jy nog dice ook. Jy het toe daar weg gevlieg en by die Toyota garage ingedraai. O en wou jou nog sĂȘ jou park lights agter werk nie
by Henry
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Mpumalanga
Topic: 4x4 challenge 27 feb 2010
Replies: 67
Views: 5815

Re: 4x4 challenge 27 feb 2010

I can tell you that this challenge was very tough. I did only 5 of the 10 obstacles as they were nearly impossible and you had a 100 % chance of breaking your vehicle ( and a few did break )
by Henry
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common problems with SFA HiLux?
Replies: 112
Views: 26972

Re: Common problems with SFA HiLux?

Well mine is a 1988 model with 4 Y engine. My brother bought it new in 1988. I bought it from him 5 years ago. Speedo standing at 384000 km currently. The only problems experienced is as follows: ( FROM NEW ) 1. Fuel pump packed up 2 years ago 2. Powersteering pump replaced on 380000 km 3. Heater ra...
by Henry
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Axle Pot
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Front Axle Pot

Thanx for the info. Do you fill it up to the top ?
by Henry
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Axle Pot
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Front Axle Pot

On the front axle where the wheel swivel there is what I know the "pot" with a filler plug on top. With what do you fill this pot and how much ? Is it grease or oil ? I believe this is where the cv joint is situated. I am planning to replace all the seals and bearings and just wanted to know the lub...
by Henry
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TYRE SIZES
Replies: 20
Views: 1580

Re: TYRE SIZES

Tnx Bennie
I also think I would rather stay with the 31's
by Henry
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TYRE SIZES
Replies: 20
Views: 1580

TYRE SIZES

My Hilux is nearly due for new tyres. Currently it's fitted with 30 9.5R15 BFG All terrain. I want to fit something bigger and looked at BFG Mud terrains in 32 11.5 R 15. I was told that my vehicles engine ( standard 4Y ) will be a little to underpowered for this size. I also will be fitting OME Sus...
by Henry
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power Steering pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: Power Steering pump

When you have taken off the pump start by splitting it. Now you will found the rotor inside. Just be very careful as this rotor has loose little plates ( vanes) that can get lost easily. On the side where your banjo bolt fits you will see a fitting that can be unscrewed as well. If you take out this...
by Henry
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power Steering pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: Power Steering pump

Mine has done 240000 km. No special tools are required. Only a medium size circlip plier and a few spanners will do the job
by Henry
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power Steering pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: Power Steering pump

The turning on my SW is very light. The kitt consisted only of o rings, main seal and circlips. I used normal ATF in mine. If you are going to recon the pump yourself just post a reply and I will explain to you the one little hassle.
by Henry
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power Steering pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: Power Steering pump

My power steering pump also started making funny noises about 2 weeks ago. I was quoted R 2813.52 for a new pump from the agents. I then took off the pump to see if I could get a pirate pump somewhere else. Well with the pump removed I saw that at the rear there was a sligt leak of oil. I then got a...
by Henry
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Diff Locks
Replies: 4
Views: 2146

Diff Locks

I would like to fit diff lock on my front and rear diffs. It is the imported diffs. What I would like to know is what make is the best and what is the cost involved in such a operation. Also can this be done by myself or do a specialist need to do this.

Rgds

Henry
by Henry
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 4752

Re: brakes

Luke From what I can understand the probable cause of this poor braking can be that the linings and brakepads are glazed. This normally happens when the pads and linings are old and they get very hard with a kind of glazed skin on them. I had the same problem with one of my trucks. The vehicle did n...
by Henry
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain oils
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Drivetrain oils

Just a few questions in general concerning the drivetrain
1. Is the diff ratio's on the imported and local diffs the same on a SFA?
2. What grade of oil is used in the rear and front diffs on a SFA ?
3. What grade of oils is used in the transfer and gearbox on a SFA ?
by Henry
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Petrol to diesel change
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Petrol to diesel change

No problem with the 4 Y as it has done 270000 km and does not use a drop of oil. Tyre sizes are 30 9.5 15 BF Goodrich. I did however found that the fuel pump was overfueling and has replaced it. Yes I will for certainly keep the 4 Y in and has already sold the 3 C engine again. If you could give me ...
by Henry
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Petrol to diesel change
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Petrol to diesel change

Ja nee. I have thought about all the modifications that needs to be done and it does not seem wort while. I will now rather stick with my 4Y and refurbish my carburator and maybe fit some branches and a freeflow also.
by Henry
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Petrol to diesel change
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Petrol to diesel change

Hi there. I have a 1989 Hilux 4X4 DC with the original 4Y motor in. I have purchased a Toyota 3C Turbo Diesel motor that I want to build in. Could somebody tell me if this is a good idea as everybody speaks well of the 4Y. Ialso would like to know if my current diff ratio will be ok for this engine....

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