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by Stef
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

Hehe George...het 2 vriende met Lexus SFA's waarvan 1 'n LTD is presies soos myne...so ek verstaan die resep. .
by Stef
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

Thanks guys! :thumbup: Congrats !! Market has spoken yet again.... :boss: :surrender: :surrender: Stef, in this particular case you have to look at the cost of the serious kit that this lux has like the ARB air lockers (front and back) with additional air vessel (you're not going to loose your lock...
by Stef
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

Congrats !!


Market has spoken yet again.... :boss: :surrender: :surrender:
by Stef
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Toyota hilux front diff swop
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Toyota hilux front diff swop

Welkom!

Hele paar ouens het dit al op die IFS Hiluxe gedoen (dis nou die KZTE se shape). Soek vir "Solid Axle Swop"...hier is een vd resultate viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11357&p=126643&hili ... op#p126643
by Stef
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My V8 Hilux
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: My V8 Hilux

GeorgeJvR wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 am
Gooi bietjie binne fotos asseblief ?
Nee moenie...George gaat jou 'n offer maak! :mrgreen:
by Stef
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Gebruik jy die Dictator se Igniter(Rooi boksie)? Nee die gewone swart chip Gistraand weer begin met sy nonsens toe ek wou ry...sommer die +V & -V direk battery toe gevat, nie eers 'n snik van a dag oud nie. So ek dink ek't hom finaal gewen, maar ek ek is ni lus om geld te spandeer op n nuwe TP100 a...
by Stef
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Finally had an opportunity to do proper testing....it failed to start yesterday in the garage and remained in that state for long enough so that i could pry into the harness & hook up my logic tester and a multi-meter. So with ignition on & the Dicktator powered up and no trigger signal.... check #1...
by Stef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

What are you running Jan, the original ECU or aftermarket?
by Stef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 93
Views: 5002

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Tx Andy/Dylan,

Most certainly will dyno it again....I believe I'll get better performance with the Spit than the red box
by Stef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 93
Views: 5002

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Where did you mount the ECU? I have the dicktator hidden in the dash but I'm tempted to mount the Spitronic inside the engine bay against the firewall somewhere..
by Stef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Looks neat Stef! :thumbup: Any reason why the one has a transverse rip on top while the other two have lateral ribs? Tx Andy. Really pleased with the way it turned out To answer your question...Yes, but it's really just a third arch exactly the same as the front & rear ones with the same lateral be...
by Stef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 93
Views: 5002

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Ok tx, also got the Saturn. At the same time I got new injector plugs and replaced the coil wires with longer ones from the molex connector. Still waiting for the coil plug and tps plug

Would the standard 4 cyl map start the 22R or should I load something else?

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by Stef
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Welding all done. Just the finishing, powder coating & final assembly left

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by Stef
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Strange noise on rear diff?
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Strange noise on rear diff?

Jis ma dit het al duur geraak....
by Stef
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Strange noise on rear diff?
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Strange noise on rear diff?

Mud Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 am
take it past Mayfair Gearbox and ask their opinion.
I don't have much faith in Mayfair's diagnostic capabilities nor their addiction to silicone....I'm of the opinion that I would have been better off leaving the box as it was. R14k wasted
by Stef
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

"Side" project...
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by Stef
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 93
Views: 5002

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Which Spitronics model did you get? The Saturn?
by Stef
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spot Welder.
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Spot Welder.

The area of the conductor plays a role i.e you could have a thinner cable with more windings or a thicker one with less windings. That crossing there at the rear could also influence the voltage, but I would suggest to stick one end of the welding cable through the core again in other words add half...
by Stef
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

What I also like about Spitronics is the fact that there is no mag adapter or igniter needed as the drivers are on board
by Stef
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Thank you Bernhard, There are plenty weird sizes available in Aluminium... :mrgreen: We based our choices on what was available at the local suppliers as places like Huletts would only manufacture on demand with a min qty of 500 lengths IIRC. We opted for 38mm & 32mm square with a 2mm wall; as menti...
by Stef
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: My Hilux Camper build
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: My Hilux Camper build

Awesome build, really handy when you have something to start with that you can just mold to your needs
by Stef
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Had the same problem with my Dicktator. Used to cut when I'm at a robot or low revs. Then I had to wait about 20-30 seconds with the power of to get it going again. The exact same symptoms I'm experiencing...and when you get it going I found that one has to rev the engine to about 2000 rpm for a fe...
by Stef
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

First 2 frames now look like this
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by Stef
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Frame #3 all welded together; slightly beefed up with an extra arch and using 3mm wall thickness as this one will have an RTT.
Rear door frames welded together for all 3 frames.
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by Stef
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 02 With lexus gearing issues
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: 02 With lexus gearing issues

Hoe kry mens 'n Lexus se consumption reg?....Jy LIEG hom reg :D: KZ Surf's gearbox works just fine on the SFA with its diffs (petrol ratios)...revs more or less the same as what you have. At a stretch it will give 7km/l but tows like a dream. Proper bell housing with normal KZ box, D4D clutch is the...
by Stef
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4y or 22R
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 4y or 22R

http://www.japeuro.co.za/engines/toyota-engines/

Onder op di bladsy is 'n 22RE met al die oorspronklike EFi spaghetti.
by Stef
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4y or 22R
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 4y or 22R

Ek hoor jou, vir elke dag werk sal daai W2L lekker werk maar dis nie Toyota nie. Miskien kan jy 'n 4Y of 22R kry met EFi....dit sal 'n lekker upgrade wees veral as jy die 22R kan kry, het beter "power gain" met EFi as die 4Y volgens die ouens wat weet. Het jy al N1 4x4 probeer of Barry by Ultimate 4...
by Stef
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Not too much progress made in the last 3 weeks, but in saying that, we are on door design #3, got the cladding & rubbers procured, and some of the cross bars front to back welded in. This week managed to get 4 x door frames cut & welded together; yesterday the flat bar came in so this is what we end...
by Stef
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4y or 22R
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 4y or 22R

Jy sê "ou" hilux, so ek is nie seker wat die doel vd bakkie is nie, bv elke dag ryding of plaas bakkie?
Jy kan kyk na die die W2L enjin ook, blykbaar 'n baie goeie ombouing om te doen; daar hoort 'n paar drade te wees hier op die forum.
by Stef
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Tx Louis, sal kyk hoe loop my week

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by Stef
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Pra' jy oom Dawie, ek is nou al so g@tvol dis nie eers meer snaaks nie...
by Stef
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

I've been told the same thing 5 years ago....maybe its time...I'd rather replace with Sptronics than deal with Dicktator's poor after sales service. MRD racing here in Pta offered to test it for me, so fortunately I won't have to go to Dicktator themselves, maybe they have a loan unit I could use to...
by Stef
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Right .....completely rebuilt the dizzy with a brand new optic...and it cut out 4 times again tonight. So I guess optic triggers are not as unreliable as most people think as the old one was still fine...that basically leaves the ECU...maybe not as reliable as most believe? Sent from my S30 using Ta...
by Stef
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2011 Hilux D/C 4x4 (VERKOOP)
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: 2011 Hilux D/C 4x4 for sale R295000, 149 000km

Baie Netjies :thumbup:
by Stef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

OK....so the problem persists, but not as bad as before. A failing battery just highlighted an underlying problem. What still gets me is the trigger line that doesn't go lower than 8V ....thus a slightly flat batt will reduce the signal amplitude. Checked all ground connections, wiring etc. In my mi...
by Stef
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP

Eish ...R2500 now...last I checked OME's were just on R2k each. Would have loved the HDPs but didn't have the appetite at the time for over R3k so I got the Safaris.
I'd say go for the HDP's, they are in a different league than the Safaris.

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by Stef
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Gabriel safaris and safari HDP

HDP's not much cheaper than the OME's...I fitted Safari's in the end that I got from Mikem, the ones they use with their 50mm lift kits.

Also thought the shocks were gone, but it is more the blades that are getting pap in the front.
by Stef
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Hi Buks, eintlik omdat ons heeltemal te opgewonde geraak het oor die aluminium sweisery :laugh2: Die tubes wat tussen voor en agterste "arches " loop is te naby aan die hoeke in gesweis, maw die deur se raam bo gaan by die kontoer vd "arch" verby steek. Hulle moes minimum 10mm nader na die middel to...
by Stef
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy

Alu canopies for SFA's are only custom built it seems, haven't seen any that could be bought off the shelf....mind you most fabricators these days only build by order which kinda makes sense with the current economy. I saw what looked like a Rhino canopy on an SFA 'bout 3 weeks ago, maybe give them ...
by Stef
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Sal sien of ek kan terug kom.... :D:
by Stef
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Made it from pta to OR Tambo without cutting out

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by Stef
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 22r 3rd gear not engaging smoothly
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: 22r 3rd gear not engaging smoothly

Not really the same issue but I had the entire cluster replaced because 2nd & 3rd were worn on the edges, causing a bit of a whine. Gearbox places will charge up to R4k to open & check. First you could check the pins in the turret where the gear lever goes into, I posted a pic or two in a similar th...
by Stef
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Tx oom Dawie...het vmiddag n 70Ah gekry vir R1490.
Sover nog nie gevrek ni...hoop maar dit was die fout

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by Stef
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

I sincerely hope it is that although it would still not explain only the signal disappearing unless the batt has an internal short somewhere.Will have to put an oscilloscope on that trigger line with a new batt fitted

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by Stef
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Hi Louis, omtrent so 14.2V op idle, maar dan het die batt oornag gelaai op die Benton. Gister die NL solenoid uitgebrug en die clamp op die hoof batt + los gemaak en geisoleer. Hele ent gery met 2de batt sonder probleme...tot ek die ligte aangeskakel het, toe elke 200m gaan staan....Alhoewel die roo...
by Stef
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Could it perhaps be the battery that is on its way out?

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by Stef
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Ok so when it died again tonight about 3 times on the way to the local Spar which is less than a km away, I noticed on my test LED that I wired in that there is 12V on the sensor, There is a TTL low from the ECU trigger input (in other words the connections are fine) and the led flashes when I crank...
by Stef
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Bring hom bietjie verby eendag by my. Wil bietjie 'n log maak van die Ecu. Op Rudi sin was dit ou drade wat op die Altenator was wat sy enjin laat uitsny het. Kon dit duidelik op die log op die Ecu sien As ek daar kan uitkom... vandag elke 200m gaan staan Hoe maak jy die logs? Ek het sagteware en d...
by Stef
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

No real progress over the weekend; work among other things... The fancy gull wing doors to give level access right to the top of the roof inside are not going to work out so lekker with the elements and some of the dimensions, plus it would be an awful waste of the cladding sheet (besides, I hardly ...
by Stef
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Was kinda my thinking as well....component failure should be permanent not intermittent; what I find strange is that it comes right after it has been left off for a while. Wiggled every wire & plug while the engine was running; haven't tried a replacement wire yet (new harness is R380 so contemplati...
by Stef
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Problem still persists....wired a led straight onto the optic sensor output so I can see whether it is the optic or the dicktator messing around. Personally I think it is the latter so I'm looking at Spitronics models & prices

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by Stef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Mars wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:49 am
Baie netjies. Met wat sweis julle? TIG?
Tx :thumbup:

Jip ... TIG met Argon en dun rods. Moes eers 'n pro kry om ons 'n les of twee te gee...maar my mater wie se masjien dit is kom nou mooi reg en ek gaan self bietjie probeer hopelik een van die dae.
by Stef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Let's see how these two...well 3... turn out. If you still like what you see I could twist some arms to build #4; don't have a price yet but I doubt if it will be much cheaper than the commercially available ones. Next step is to get some rubber & figure out the doors...want to try something differe...
by Stef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

SFA all aluminium canopy

The beginning of our rendition of a canopy; we're not professional aluminium fabricators but not looking too shabby so far 2 full days' work and 2 basic frames done; I now understand why these things are so expensive...it's a lot of work!! Cutting & welding the angles is really time consuming, not t...
by Stef
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Eish...that is super annoying; funny how it almost always is the thing you least suspect. I got the optic as part of the entire setup and at the time thought it to be better than the magnetic pickup, simply because it worked flawlessly with the TP100 and did not require having that extra little box ...
by Stef
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Might have found the problem... Been driving with the ECU out in the open where I could monitor the LED's to see if there might be any indication as to which direction I should focus. As it turned out I had another cut out and I could clearly see that the orange and green LED's were completely dead ...
by Stef
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Engine cutting out

Definitely not the ignition switch...the actual switch part is separate from the key barrel so whether the key/barrel is worn is irrelevant. Checked the switch contacts & they are as clean as a whistle. Remove the white cover to access the contacts...ring setup similar to the steering column switche...
by Stef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Gearbox Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 7620

Re: Gearbox Oil

I'll have to look in my hilux's manual...I also have it as 80W90 GL4 for the gearbox & txfer...

EP or EPX 90 GL5 front diff & 85W140 rear

I used Castrol which is a brown oil; I see Mayfair put a red oil into the box after replacing the cluster
by Stef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: 1986 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4

:thumbup: very nice specimen
by Stef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

Thanks gents, I sincerely hope it lasts...I will have drive this bakkie until it takes size 13 rims... I was tempted to weld the nuts onto the high tensile dowels, but that would make them soft again, hence the stud lock/epoxy approach. Just on a sidenote, I needed a 4mm dowel on the propshaft of my...

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