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by Stef
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4y or 22R
Replies: 5
Views: 115

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 5
Views: 115

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 48
Views: 1155

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: 244

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: 244

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 250

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 117

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 12
Views: 440

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 48
Views: 1155

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: 7158

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: 436

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: 480

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...
by Stef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine limp mode,now dead
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Engine limp mode,now dead

Hope you get a good technician who is able to think a bit Sent from my 2014817 using Tapatalk The unfortunate thing these days is that techs are like cooks....they only follow the recipe, so if it is "not in the computer" they can't find the fault , and according to the flow diagram it is then auto...
by Stef
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

The < R50 fix:

2x 6mm HTS dowels - R4-40
1 x 5.9mm HSS drill bit R40

Nice tight fit with stud lock, nuts on the outside also tight fit with stud lock on the dowels and epoxy between the nuts
and the housing
IMG-20170719-WA0005_360x480.jpeg
IMG_20170719_211717_360x480.jpg
by Stef
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux SFA 4x4 D/C wanted
Replies: 25
Views: 739

Re: Hilux SFA 4x4 D/C wanted

Weet van een in Centurion...'97 Raider 2.4, 280 000 km, oorsrponklike groen. Kan die nommer aanstuur as jy belang stel.
by Stef
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weskus Trippie = 2/07/ - 15/07
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Weskus Trippie = 2/07/ - 15/07

:thumbup: Lekker man, dis mos nou 'n trip en 'n half....
by Stef
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

ash007 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:41 pm
The "Tablet stuck to the dash" thing seems to be in fashion lately look at the Audi and Merc's.

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Still doesn't make it look good ...
by Stef
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Amber Double Contact Bulp ??
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Amber Double Contact Bulp ??

I bought from the Midas/Autozone for the Polo
by Stef
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

Been to Gemini yesterday during lunch hour, they also don't have...(they did however have the infamous crank seal that no Toyota dealer in Gauteng had in stock, I'm talking Toyota OEM seals, not the R100 samples). Anyhow, I thought I'd use the shank of a 6mm HSS drill bit, even 6.15 if I can find on...
by Stef
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

Daars' nou vir jou die volgende hot forum topic....GD6 conversion in SFA & Vigo... ;-)

Die enjin is glo kookwater....en watter standaard SFA benodig nie ekstra woema nie LOL
by Stef
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux SFA 4x4 D/C wanted
Replies: 25
Views: 739

Re: Hilux SFA 4x4 D/C wanted

Nice kleur daai, was nog altyd lief daarvoor...dink die LTD sal mooi lyk daarin.
Moet sê my dinges jeuk greeld on die SFA te verkoop maar dan sien mens een soos die dan verdwyn die jeuk weer...LOL
by Stef
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Motorist warehouse car parts
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Motorist warehouse car parts

Thanks for the heads-up.
Call me old school, but I still like to be able to walk in, look , feel , touch and then buy. I find places online, generally avoiding online shops and naturally any business without a website, unless recommended by someone.
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

Sifu-Lux wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:34 am
Not the same model, but maybe this helps... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZusrWw2ao
Pretty much the same as the w56...those pins in the turret, that's what need; don't want to buy the entire turret/retainer.
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

In this case the pin more than the Alu:
IMG_20170708_185458_800x600.jpg
Pins are actually pressed into the turret with slots machined into the sphere on lever.
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R clutch kit
Replies: 0
Views: 127

22R clutch kit

If you want to get the SACHS kit, ask for kit # 3112 (235 mm), it is listed as the 2.2 clutch but actually meant for the 2.4
The pressure plate assy of the catalog listing for the 2.4 doesn't even fit on the flywheel.
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux gear shifting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Hilux gear shifting problem

Where in Pta can one find those 6mm pins in the gear shift lever retainer, the ones that the lever hinges on? Or do they have to be riveted/pressed in place with a special tool
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

Well I think Mazda & Ford are very competitive with their prices, and the techno gimmicks don't look like a tablet stuck to the dash. The raptor stickers on a Ranger seem to have the same "cult following" as the so called dolphin shape 3 series BMW among certain sections of the population, so I woul...
by Stef
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Alternator and Starter scam
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Alternator and Starter scam

swartvark wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:28 am
Dis waar ja....om nie eers te praat van Turbos wat R4000 kos om te recon, maar R35000 kos by agente nie.
:mrgreen: verwys jy dalk na 'n sekere reeks met 'n 1.9 diesel enjin....
by Stef
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Explain this...
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Explain this...

not to mention their "genuine toyota parts" stamp...LOL

Like when I went to VW Mcarthy once for brake pads....so I ask: "do you stock ATE's?" and the answer :"No sir only VW genuine pads". So when I asked to see it...it was ATE with a VW stamp on it....go figure
by Stef
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Who Do You Insure Your Bakkie With?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Who Do You Insure Your Bakkie With?

my SFA is with Hollard (prior to that AGriSA), so far I 've had no issues with payouts. Theyr'e just strict when comes to car rental.

insured for 113 100 @ R503 p/m which includes R53k in extras
by Stef
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Shame on you VW...
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Shame on you VW...

That's what the guy said...haven't verified it or tried getting one. I would imagine that it would not be from VW though, probably an aftermarket one manufactured under license from VW or something to that effect
by Stef
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Shame on you VW...
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Shame on you VW...

My issues with VW and their after-sales support is also "well ranted" I suspect VW would have kept the car for a week simply to order a new gearbox for R6k from Germany and told me that they fixed it and then they have a spare that can be fixed up for under R2k as I've already paid for the labour to...
by Stef
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux song
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Hilux song

:thumbup:
by Stef
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Shame on you VW...
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Shame on you VW...

2010 Polo 1.6 Comfortline 73 000 km no second gear...and this is what the insides looked like: IMG_20170617_104939_450x600.jpg IMG_20170617_104741_450x600.jpg IMG_20170617_104618_450x600.jpg IMG_20170617_104529_450x600.jpg VW quoted R16k to fix and R32k to replace gearbox (excluding the clutch) and ...
by Stef
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Toyota Fire

+1
by Stef
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sulphated battery
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Sulphated battery

Supply in SA is meant to be 50Hz Frequency is not really doubled, the latter half of the sine wave (180 - 360 deg) is just inverted, the period from 0 -360 is still 0.02 sec. In essence it is then not AC anymore, rather a pulsating DC as the current is in one direction. or something to that effect :...
by Stef
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Toyota Fire

I expected to see nothing....'cause they don't catch fire LOL
by Stef
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Recovery Equipment
Topic: Winch solenoid switch relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Winch solenoid switch relocation

Just extend the socket loom & relocate the socket or buy a plug & socket and make up an ext lead that just plugs into the socket on the box.
The Warn manual has a wiring diagram, if memory serves it's just a 3 wire loom.

Take it a step further...hook up a wireless controller :cooldude:

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