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by Dingo
Sat May 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Alu canopy for DC Hilux Vigo
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Alu canopy for DC Hilux Vigo

Hi Forumites

Has anyone got a aluminium canopy for sale for a Hilux DC Vigo? The vehicle is white.

Prefer one with a cab sliding window and no other windows, 3 or 5 door is okay.

Scott
082 788 1174
by Dingo
Sun May 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 17" 2nd hand tyres ideal as spare or for trailer - R1500 takes all
Replies: 0
Views: 261

17" 2nd hand tyres ideal as spare or for trailer - R1500 takes all

Have some 2nd tyres that are ideal as spares or for a trailer
Condition fairish

3 x Bridgestone duellers AT 265/65/17 - approx. 4mm tread
1 x Dunlop AT20 Grandrek 25/65/17 - basically never been used

Scott
082 788 1174
by Dingo
Sun May 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Camping and Outdoor
Topic: 130L ( updated ) Campmaster fridge - R6000
Replies: 0
Views: 534

130L ( updated ) Campmaster fridge - R6000

130L (sorry had the wrong size :disgust: ) Campmaster fridge including protective cover and cables. Dimensions: L-800mm, W-570mm, H-630mm Asking price R6000 Reason for selling - doesn't fit into my trailer nor drawer system, so it's just standing. I have never had a days issue with it. Scott 082 788...
by Dingo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Black Leather gearlever knob
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Black Leather gearlever knob

Sakkie, saw this on FB this morning, try him!!!

https://www.facebook.com/Leather-Steeri ... nref=story
by Dingo
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Vigo vibrasie
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: 2011 Vigo vibrasie

Hi Stephan, if you're not getting a vibration thru the steering then I'd say it's the propshaft. Sounds like the centre bearing to me.

Take the vehicle to a reputable CV / Propshaft place and get them to check.

Edit: Clearly Eric types quicker than me :D:
by Dingo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: NEW SNORKEL FITTED
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: NEW SNORKEL FITTED

Alex2539 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 am
Dingo wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:39 am
Looks awesome

if I may ask, what did it set you back - installation included
Quite steep..R 4719.00 discounted from R 5093.00
Thanx for the info
by Dingo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: NEW SNORKEL FITTED
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: NEW SNORKEL FITTED

Looks awesome

if I may ask, what did it set you back - installation included
by Dingo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) HELP

I am thinking its the center bearing on the propshaft, you won't really see anything wrong on visual inspection. I see you are in Kempton, take the vehicle to Patterson Propshafts, on Pretoria road, and ask them to inspect. Kempton Toyota use them to refurbish propshafts for them. Otherwise take it ...
by Dingo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Lets talk Dashcams
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Lets talk Dashcams

Hi Forumites Who regularly uses a dashcam? Why do you have one? What make / recommendation? I've been toying with the idea of getting a dashcam and have look at a couple, from cheapies to the more expensive, and am trying to decide on which route to go. At the moment I'm trying to decide between the...
by Dingo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HELLA Daymaker H4 vs OSRAM Nighbreaker Plus H4
Replies: 34
Views: 8828

Re: HELLA Daymaker H4 vs OSRAM Nighbreaker Plus H4

Cassie, to add another dimension, why don't you add the LED replacements to your report aswell? That maybe of interest to some too.
by Dingo
Tue May 09, 2017 7:09 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 ?

You can buy the parts loose from Midas / Toyota / etc and take them with to the alignment shop, ask them to replace and do alignment all in one go.
by Dingo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Affinity Health Medical Aid
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Affinity Health Medical Aid

Thanx for all the feedback, I will look into it all.
by Dingo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Affinity Health Medical Aid
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Affinity Health Medical Aid

How do you load a 'pdf' file - the file is 670kb, but I get an error that it's too big.
by Dingo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Affinity Health Medical Aid
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Affinity Health Medical Aid

Howdy Does anyone know or had any experience with Affinity Health Medical Aid. On paper it doesn't look too bad. I'm looking at the combined Day-to-day and Hospital Plan for my 22yr Son. The monthly premiums seem affordable for him with a little help from me - R850p/m for single member. (tried to lo...
by Dingo
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dakar 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2627

Re: Dakar 2017

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be entering two teams into the 2017 Dakar Rally. The teams are made up of Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah with French navigator Matthieu Baumel in #301 and South African driver Giniel de Villiers with German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz in #302. There is a thir...
by Dingo
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dakar 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2627

Re: Dakar 2017

No, they've stuck with the 4WD. They felt that the 2WD Buggie needed more development ( wasn't fast enough). Now with the changes in regulations, this has brought the Peugeot and Mini's a lot closer to the performance of the Hilux. One can see how the cars are more on par, except Mini who seems to b...
by Dingo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: some theft prevention ideas
Replies: 32
Views: 7716

Re: RE: Re: some theft prevention ideas

I installed the system that was on the forum about a year ago. I can't find the thread... Cannot describe it here due to security - costs max R200 and is fool proof. Guys in Cape Town use it a lot. One guys Lux was stolen 3 x and they couldn't get more than 50 meters... Parts off the shelf from Mid...
by Dingo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Madman EGT
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Madman EGT

Partly the reason for the post, my D4D has the Dastek 5 map chip on it. on 2 of the maps it says that: one says - you can tow heavy load at full throttle for a long time ( 10% extra power) the other says - maximum power (25% extra), but also says - do not tow on the highway in this mode. Now my thin...
by Dingo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Madman EGT
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Madman EGT

I see on the Other Forum, there's often talk about the fitment of the Madman EGT monitor.

Yes I know that most of it is related to LRs, but was just wondering if the EGT monitoring is required / needed on the Toyota D4D engines??
by Dingo
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hallspeed Rally and Dakar Buggie
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Hallspeed Rally and Dakar Buggie

Hi All As I mentioned sometime back, the Hilux Evo (Dakar Buggy) will be seen in action on the Hallspeed Rally being held around Bronkhorstspruit. it's the perfect opportunity to get up close to it before it heads off to South America and also to see all the other rally machinery. I have also attach...
by Dingo
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: What and Which Medical Aid to choose
Replies: 11
Views: 1488

Re: What and Which Medical Aid to choose

Thank you so much for the advice, very valuable. Busy looking at the hospital plan options
by Dingo
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: What and Which Medical Aid to choose
Replies: 11
Views: 1488

What and Which Medical Aid to choose

My Laaitjie is turning 21 in the next couple of weeks and as he is now working and earning more than R4k a month he cannot be a dependent on my medical aid anymore I've look at what Discovery offers and am not happy with what they can offer Basically the Classic Delta plan (recommended by Discovery)...
by Dingo
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: How do I minimise turbo lag on D4D Automatic.
Replies: 3
Views: 831

How do I minimise turbo lag on D4D Automatic.

What is the general consensus with regards to chipping your Hilux.

I find the D4D Auto is very flat on pull off until the turbo winds in, what is the best way to eliminate this lag - Race chip / pedalbox, etc etc.
by Dingo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch and airbag light issue on 2008 Hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Clutch and airbag light issue on 2008 Hilux

That's good news re the airbag light.

Clutch I thought of just replacing anyway due to the mileage and was thinking around R7k. Although the clutch did feel quite soft, so a bleed of the system could do the trick.
by Dingo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch and airbag light issue on 2008 Hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Clutch and airbag light issue on 2008 Hilux

Howdy looking at buying a 2008 D4D DC and picked up on two issues that I'm not to happy with. the vehicle has 230 000 kms on the clock. - what would cause the clutch to take very low, I mean the pedal literally moves an inch and the clutch takes. - why would the airbag light stay on. I heard that th...
by Dingo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Secure Your Roof Rack
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Secure Your Roof Rack

Unfortunately I think you're pretty much stuck with 3 million and 10 padlocks. You do get packs of padlocks that have the same key, so you don't have to carry 20 million keys.
by Dingo
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dakar 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2627

Re: Dakar 2017

Some good news to ALL you Toyota Dakar fans - - - at our rally meeting lastnite it was announced that Hallspeed ( builders of the Dakar Toyotas) will be sponsoring the last rally event of the season on the provision that they can run the Buggie as a test run, possibly two of them. Event will take pl...
by Dingo
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D

Thanx for all the valuable advice, the Dealer sold the vehicle I was looking at from under my feet. Provisionally told them that I'd take the vehicle as long as they put in writing all the repairs they said they'll do - - - next thing I know the vehicle is sold, obviously to someone who wasn't as de...
by Dingo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D

some good advice - thanx I will ask them to check the injectors and give feedback. They seem to be a weak point on those engines. The vehicle has auto transmission. There is a slight bump/clunk when accelerating and stopping, suspect the universals on the propshaft, Toyota will check that. The vehic...
by Dingo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Buying a high mileage Hilux D4D

What is the Forumites opinion: Would you buy a 3.0l D4D 4x4 with 258000kms on the clock? 2011 model, at average of approx. 45000kms per year. The vehicle has full service history, upto 180000kms by franchise and there after via other workshops. One owner vehicle and he traded it in at Toyota for a n...
by Dingo
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: About Time for a 4x4 Day Trail
Replies: 128
Views: 8004

Re: About Time for a 4x4 Day Trail

Nick S wrote:Keen
Very inexperienced though but keen

Nick, that's the beauty of days like this, the guys are always keen to assist / advise and pass on their experience. And you're never pressured into doing an obstacle.
by Dingo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux. 1992 2.2 4X4 After market seat belts
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Hilux. 1992 2.2 4X4 After market seat belts

HingeMaster in Sebenza have aftermarket seatbelts, etc
by Dingo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hankook Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Hankook Tyres

TWT suggested Velocity 30x9.50 R15 104S Raptor A/T. The tread pattern looks decent block type, manufactured by Continental Tyres. Any member had experience with these tyres? I've fitted these tyres to my Prado, daily drive, and did 6500km thru Namibia in Dec. No problems whatsoever, even running lo...
by Dingo
Thu May 12, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: help needed on Prado 120 brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: help needed on Prado 120 brakes

Feedback for those interested: Vehicle spent 3 days at Toyota while they ran a few checks and waited for some parts. The actuator, ABS system and wheel speeds were checked on the computer - All were good. on visual checks it was found that the rear calipers weren't releasing correctly and it was rec...
by Dingo
Wed May 04, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: help needed on Prado 120 brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: help needed on Prado 120 brakes

Thanx Guys

Spoke to Toyota this morning and I'm taking the Prado in, they can apparently measure the brake pressure. One of the questions is the load sensor and they'll check that too.

I'll keep you posted.
by Dingo
Tue May 03, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: help needed on Prado 120 brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

help needed on Prado 120 brakes

Hi Fellow Prado owners I have a small issue with the brakes on my Prado 120, I'm going thru rear brake pads twice as fast as the fronts. I'm getting approx. 10 000 kms on a set of rears and have now changed the pads twice without replacing fronts - now I know it should be the other way around. The v...
by Dingo
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux SFA 1992 Stickers
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Hilux SFA 1992 Stickers

I don't know if these guys are still around - try them, ii found them quite helpful

Try Mr Stripes, details in attached post, vehicle decals is his business and maybe he has something.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=38400
by Dingo
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: Cruiser FJ45 project
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

Cruiser FJ45 project

Hi All I may start a new project on a FJ45 Cruiser and one of the ideas is to change the engine - has anyone fitted either a D4D or Prado V6 engine into a FJ45?? The vehicle is running, but I intend to strip it completely and redo I don't think space is a problem and engine mountings can be / will b...
by Dingo
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

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by Dingo
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

After nearly 500kms of racing the top 4 were covered by a minute and Hirvonen took the stage win by 9 seconds , yes 9 seconds, from Al-Attiyah - really amazing.
by Dingo
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

oh so close for Leeroy Poulter A solid performance by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie (#319) saw the crew lead Stage 12 of Dakar 2016 for nearly five hours, narrowly losing out on their first stage win. The pair took the lead from the first waypoint in the 481 km-long...
by Dingo
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

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by Dingo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Update on Loeb, incredibly, believe it or not, they got it going and to the end of the stage and is lying 8th overall. He's lost about an 1hr, but importantly got to the end of the stage. His crew will ensure that today he gets an almost brand new car.
by Dingo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Chris, just for you.

Not what I wished for, but he got lost , then stuck and think he was pushing too hard. I'm not too sure if he made it back to the service park, so not sure if he's still in or not.

Very sad way to end this epic battle.
by Dingo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Poulter vandag. Mannetjie werk hard om op te maak vir kragverlies. Mickey, that picture was actually taken just after the Hilux was rebuilt in Chile. Leeroy was testing in a quarry close to where the Hilux's were being prepared. So he nearly cocked it up before the Dakar even started :mocking: :moc...
by Dingo
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Some V8 sweet sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQuqvQgX2c0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Dingo
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

I see AL-At... is in a two-wheel drive this year ..... If you're referring to Al-Attiyah, he's in a X-Raid Mini, which is 4WD. Certainly the Peugeots have surprised everyone with their speed against the 4WD, the only thing is that the Hilux's seem to jump better than the Peugeots at high speed ( th...
by Dingo
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Cassie I'm a huge Loeb fan, but I think he'll struggle a bit in the duns, remember the first couple of stages are very much WRC style. I think Giniel will come to light in the dunes, don't write off Peterhansel nor Al-Attiyah in the dunes. Their dune experience will bod them well. my predictions are...
by Dingo
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Dakar 2016
Replies: 65
Views: 4426

Re: Dakar 2016

Toppie4x4 wrote:anyone have the time table for the TV broadcasts?
The days stage is air'd at 22h30 that evening and is normally either on SS6 / 7 /8, the repeat is then shown the next morning at 6h00.
by Dingo
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Where can I de-cat my Prado
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: Where can I de-cat my Prado

I now see on your profile that it is the V6
by Dingo
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Where can I de-cat my Prado
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: Where can I de-cat my Prado

I took mine to the exhaust place next to 4x4 Megaworld in Menlyn - forget now the name of the place. There are 4 cats (assuming it's the 4.0L V6), the top two either side get cleaned out and the bottom two cut out and straight pipe fitted. Very important is that they fit the mini cats into the strai...
by Dingo
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Low water levels in Kariba explained
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Re: Low water levels in Kariba explained

Personally I think it's the Aussie's who have drilled straight thru.
by Dingo
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Low water levels in Kariba explained
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Low water levels in Kariba explained

The rapid decrease in water levels in Kariba Dam has been explained.
Kariba.JPG
by Dingo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi aan al die Hilux manne!
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Hi aan al die Hilux manne!

Cherisevh wrote:Sorry, I am new to this , so do not know where to post what .
Not to worry, you seem to be doing things right so far by:
- owning a Hilux
- joining the best forum.

Welcome and hope you have fun here.
by Dingo
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: protecting the rear window from stones
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: protecting the rear window from stones

Neil

I like that plan, did you make it yourself or buy it??

I would maybe make the from 8mm / 10mm elastic for flex and tightness.

@ Thunder02 - any urgent plans to make something like this???
by Dingo
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: protecting the rear window from stones
Replies: 17
Views: 824

protecting the rear window from stones

I have an overlanding trip planned over Xmas to Namibia and I'll be towing a trailer with my Prado. A point of discussion is protecting the rear window from stones/rocks bouncing back off the trailer. what ideas / advice is there to prevent any of this happening? I thought of maybe getting one of th...
by Dingo
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Groenkloof Nature Reserve 11th October
Replies: 57
Views: 4178

Re: Groenkloof Nature Reserve 4th October

Also think it's about time, haven't flexed my Lux's suspension in a while.

4th sounds good.
by Dingo
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Jumper Cables
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Jumper Cables

I saw jumpers at a Spares Shop the other day going for just short of R650.

Years ago I took 2 x 3m of 16mm welding cable, 4 earth clamps, best jumpers ever and I'm sure today it won't cost more than R500.
by Dingo
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hans - Witmamba Serious accident
Replies: 42
Views: 2159

Re: Hans - Witmamba Serious accident

Eish that's not good news at all, speedy recovery Hans and Tanya.

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