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by Musselcracker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500

Oohh sorry guys

Carlene has just brought this error to my attention price changed to R1500!
by Musselcracker
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500

Been used twice and in very good condition. It is exactly this tent which was bought off takealot: https://m.takealot.com/#product?id=PLID32720447&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwjVrHAEUSqb8h3ijxKjLwb-MQrCkeZWgws6NBalrSQ6zP9EWUn8cUEaAtzbEALw_wcB I am posting on behalf of a friend please contact Carl...
by Musselcracker
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: SFA local bin tailgate and side steps
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: SFA local bin tailgate and side steps

Yes please for the side steps. I am in Cape Town and have no idea how to get them down here
by Musselcracker
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: SFA alternator

All sorted in the end.

Changed the regulator and belts for good measure, but turned out to be a bad connection somewhere just off the alternator.

SHE RIDES AGAIN
by Musselcracker
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 514

SFA alternator

Hi Guys I have to remove my alternator to replace the regulator. I am struggling to get the main wire off the back of the alternator. I takes a no10 spanner but cant seem to get it off. The wire just rotated around as I loosen the nut and I don't want to break the wire. Any advice? I am not sure if ...
by Musselcracker
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: SFA caliper bolt dimension
Replies: 1
Views: 161

SFA caliper bolt dimension

This may seem trivial but does anyone have the dimensions of the bolt that holds the disc calipers on.

I need to get a new one (and a couple of spares). I have to drive the lux to the bolt shop but don't want to have to take another bolt out as a sample... if you get my understanding.
by Musselcracker
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Favour from an SFA owner
Replies: 37
Views: 3467

Re: Favour from an SFA owner

I would really appreciate one of these as well. Willing pay, courier, printing whatever
by Musselcracker
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dyno Charts
Replies: 249
Views: 39984

Re: Dyno Charts

Okay so a week down the line and I am very happy with new maps! Had to change the water temp sensor this week and has sorted the richness from the cold start. Filled up on Tuesday morning, done exactly 100km pottering around town since then. the petrol needle is just touching the quarter tank mark n...
by Musselcracker
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: What Seats to fit in an SFA
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: What Seats to fit in an SFA

Any photos of the fortuner seats in a SFA?
by Musselcracker
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dyno Charts
Replies: 249
Views: 39984

Re: Dyno Charts

I am impressed! Orginal 4y 288000km on the clock! Had some rought times with overheating and head gasket last year. Did the EFI 4 years ago in Durban and been driving with a s%#@&T map ever since It was chowing petrol around town R700.00 (50L) and 250km!! that was killing me! The guys at Mace where ...
by Musselcracker
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dyno Charts
Replies: 249
Views: 39984

Re: Dyno Charts

Finally had my SFA 2.2 EFI - Spitronics on the dyno again after 5 years!

Found 10 extra KW
by Musselcracker
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best rechargable AAA batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Best rechargable AAA batteries

Where can I get hold of some of these higher AmH batteries ERIC?
by Musselcracker
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best rechargable AAA batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Best rechargable AAA batteries

I think the standard batteries that the H7r came with are either 900ma 950ma... I don't have the torch with me unfortunately.
by Musselcracker
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best rechargable AAA batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Best rechargable AAA batteries

Here is a great response from some one off the fishing forum where I asked the same questions. Purely for your infomation. I am a photograher and use rechargeable batteries in my flashes. I have done fairly extensive research on the most efficient/cost effective options. On DPreview, probably the wo...
by Musselcracker
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best rechargable AAA batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Best rechargable AAA batteries

Okay will def have a look at the Drive out

Can some one explain Amp hours or milli amp hours to me

How does this effect the brightness of the light (at max setting) and the duration of use!

And also the duration of charge
by Musselcracker
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best rechargable AAA batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Best rechargable AAA batteries

Hi guys,

I have the H7R head torch, i am looking at replacing the batteries.

Which are the best brand rechargable AAA people have been using. What should I be looking out for when buying new batteries, amp hours??

Thanks
by Musselcracker
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Fishing mods
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Fishing mods

okay i will have a look hope i can find it
by Musselcracker
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Fishing mods
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Fishing mods

Hi guys, Just want to find out from the guys on what interesting mods people have made to there bakkies to help or make life easier on the beach when fishing? Looking to set my canopy up so everything can be organised and easliy workable. I would also like some examples of a rod holder mounted at th...
by Musselcracker
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Great thanks guys!!

Toybox and I will fiddle with it and have a look
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

MR B (the EFI guru)

I am running a spitronics system
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Okay word from the mechanic! he ran in the lot at 3500 rpm and did not run hot.... he took on the freeway and there the temp gauge went up! He stopped the car and ran around to feel the radiator pipes... they were fine and he was able to touch them! he noticed the car was pinking (pinging) its head ...
by Musselcracker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

WOW this is frustrating!!!

cooling systems are the worst when you start messing with them!
by Musselcracker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Silvertons replaced the radiator after I had put the head back on! I am sure they would have checked all that... Plus the mechanic would have checked that when he took the head off a second time and replaced a head bolt and changed the gasket again! When I drove it to Langebaan and the temp gauge wa...
by Musselcracker
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Okay let me make this clear!!!

There is NO NO NO....mayo in the tappet cover!

I was saying that if there was still a hairline crack in the head, WOULD there not be mayo in the tappet cover??
by Musselcracker
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

should go back to the mech this week!

if there was a hair line crack in the block... would there be mayo oil water mix in the tappet cover!
the water in the bottle has dropped about an inch.... thought it would just be the air bubbles working them selves out
by Musselcracker
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

that should not cause the van to get hot on the highway surely....as the fan is Obsolete with the car moving forward?
by Musselcracker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

eish... i must say the mechanic is keen to get stuck back in!

he can't handle that thing is not fixed!
by Musselcracker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Possible corroded water pump.... surely that is the only thing left and may have caused the head to blow
by Musselcracker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

Thanks for the advice guys.... its just very frustrating!

I will hopefully have a chat to the mechanic today and give you guys some feedback
by Musselcracker
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

i don't understand why I need to change and upgrade things if I have changed nothing to the engine and it has been working fine in the past! I have a brand new raditor, it has had spot lights for its entire life i have done lots of travelling in it before... why now would i need to start upgrading! ...
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

had a mechanic change the temp gauge cluster
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

changed radiator cap
and also checked earth on the engine
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Re: SFA Running hot

still have the fixed fan
by Musselcracker
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Running hot
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

SFA Running hot

I have a 4y that blew a head gasket last year: So far I have Removed head Changed head gasket with toyota orginal Changed thermostat Changed radiator Skimmed head and had a little welding done on it Changed temp sensor changed needle on dash board Had head off again - replaced with toyota orginal ga...
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: lift for some boxes from Durban to Cape Town
Replies: 0
Views: 256

lift for some boxes from Durban to Cape Town

Hi guys,

If anyone is on there way to CAPE TOWN from DURBAN and has some space for two boxes of books it would be great help

PM me or get hold of me on 08three580eight2four7
by Musselcracker
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: HELP HELP!! need a car trucked to cape town from durban
Replies: 2
Views: 222

HELP HELP!! need a car trucked to cape town from durban

Hi guys

Car still not 100%

Does anyone have any contacts with getting my car on truck down to cape town from durban by the weekend or early next week!

Please help!!

Thanks

08three58zero8two4seven
by Musselcracker
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

At least you know it is always running!

Sorry!
by Musselcracker
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Yeah I like s always runningthe fixed fan!!

At least you know it
by Musselcracker
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Thanks guys... i was using the coolant you must mix!!
Yes I lined up the head gasket holes ..... I am sure i did! the gasket only fits one way and on those "bails" i think!!

I didn't realise the radiator was so cheap! I think I will replace it just to be sure!

I still have a fixed fan!!
by Musselcracker
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Alright the progress so far!! Drilled three two extra holes in the thermostat! This helped a bit, driving at slow speed around town everything was great! Hit the freeway or go up a hill and the temp gauge climbs to half way! i have fixed up some of the EFI problems and taken out the thermostat all t...
by Musselcracker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

on the top hose at the temp sensor!
by Musselcracker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

okay here is the progress I bought an after market temp gauge and connected it!! It said the engine was up around the 100 degree mark then i got scared and switched off the car!! I took out the thermostat (toyota orginal ) and check it in the kettle .. seemed to open a bit warmer than i would have t...
by Musselcracker
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

bump
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Thanks Kobus!!

I might just get an after market gauge if only for the trip down and see how it behaves!
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Nope... when its off the gauge has dropped down to the bottom like normal
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

now ou see mine doesnt!

If I switch mine off after driving, where the needle is halfway (ish), then switch to the ON position it sits perfectly where it should!
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

What does the heat gauge do when your car overheats and your shut down!

Does it stay up at that temp or drop to the normal position?
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Heat issues!

Thanks hoppy!!
Looking forward to meeting you guys down there in the cape!

I had a thought... Pull the temp sensor off when car is at operating temp and see what happens to the gauge!
If it drops its a heat thing
If it stays where it is .. it is an electric thing?>?>?

Not so?
by Musselcracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heat issues!
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Heat issues!

I have been struggling to get my heat gauge back to normal temprature ever since I have replaced the head gasket and skimmed the head on my 4y! I have: >Replaced head gasket and all other gaskets >Replace thermostat twice (now running orginal toyota) >Replaced temperature sensor and connection >Bypa...
by Musselcracker
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Kwazulu-Natal
Topic: fyi... gtg at killarney tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 2146

fyi... gtg at killarney tomorrow

A Motivated group of 4x4ers are meeting at Poly Pony Garage at 8am for 8.30am on Saturday morning 28th April 2012. We are heading to Killarney 4x4 for a small trundle. There are 5 vehicles already, more are welcome. We plan to have a small braai at 13h00 Pull in if you have the urge to SPLASH out Co...
by Musselcracker
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front left KlunK sound when brake applied
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: front left KlunK sound when brake applied

Okay ... I phoned a couple of brake places today to look for anti rattle springs! Could not find any anywhere..... Ended up phoning the stealers in durban centre, first of all the guy said he knew what i was talking about and I should come around I have plenty!! This i thought was a great start, wen...
by Musselcracker
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Scuba Diving
Topic: KZN divers
Replies: 1
Views: 2162

Re: KZN divers

yip I work here in durban at Ushaka and go diving offen!

What you do you know?
by Musselcracker
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: best irish joke ever
Replies: 5
Views: 280

best irish joke ever

John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest of me Life, between the legs of me wife !" That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night ! He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best toast of The night." She said, "Aye, did ye now...
by Musselcracker
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fishing KZN
Replies: 69
Views: 2824

Re: Fishing KZN

Just go this email uMfolozi River and the Lake St Lucia system to re-join In 2011 iSimangaliso publicised its strategy to let the uMfolozi River and Lake St Lucia rejoin in a bid to restore system functioning to close to its former state, prior to human intervention. This is a change from the practi...
by Musselcracker
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fishing KZN
Replies: 69
Views: 2824

Re: Fishing KZN

I hear rumors of this thing making a u turn before the weekend and coming back ... for a second wind!! :lmao: :lmao: :laugh2:
by Musselcracker
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fishing KZN
Replies: 69
Views: 2824

Re: Fishing KZN

Whats news up there Oom Dan??

We have had enormous amounts of rain here in Durban... i was out on a prawn trawler off durban and we had to run in on Saturday to miss this weather!
by Musselcracker
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front left KlunK sound when brake applied
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: front left KlunK sound when brake applied

wow thanks guys i got plenty to do this weekend... If the cyclone allows me!
by Musselcracker
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1998 SFA LTD D/C Strip and sell spares or repair and sell?
Replies: 41
Views: 1333

Re: 1998 SFA LTD D/C Strip and sell spares or repair and sel

hi i am looking at the bumper and the dash board...

aprox price?
by Musselcracker
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front left KlunK sound when brake applied
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: front left KlunK sound when brake applied

really....

Great thanks.... i wonder how that could have happened as we didn't touch the brakes at all...we took off the entire brake disc off as a whole unit!!

do they wear / rust brake and fall out
by Musselcracker
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fishing KZN
Replies: 69
Views: 2824

Re: Fishing KZN

As far as I know the whole St lucia system slopes backwards away from the sea.... so places like fannys island and charters in the northern section should start filling with water first! When we sampled up near hells gates we found the water up there to be super super saline... this is due to the la...

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