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by FIRSTGEER
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL

Howzit and welcome Rodney.That hilux really brings back very fond memories.I bought a brand new one in 1983. The hilux was written off in an accident land I then replaced it with another new one in early 1984. I was well aware that the new hilux was about to be launched later in the year but I could...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 Hilux USB/AUX Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: 2012 Hilux USB/AUX Adapter

Take a look at Outdoor Warehouse.They sell the powered twin usb fitting which fits into the Vigo cut outs.Maybe this might work?
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: "setting" torque converter slip?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: "setting" torque converter slip?

Howzit and welcome to the forum Philip.I am certain one of the members will assist you.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Nuwe towbar
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Nuwe towbar

:thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report - Bhanga Nek
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: Trip report - Bhanga Nek

Well done Robbie and thanks for a very lekker and informative report and for taking the trouble to share it with us.
Really a destination added to my bucket list. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation

Nice trip report Thomas and thanks for sharing.I also visited Die Hell in July last year but was unable to complete the top part of the Swartberg Pass as the pass was closed after the turn off to Die Hell due to rockfalls.Will try again later this year as the Karoo is really a great area to explore.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Roads less travelled to Destination unknown by JohanM
Replies: 34
Views: 1142

Re: Roads less travelled to Destination unknown by JohanM

Thanks for sharing your GREAT trip report with us Johan. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injector Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Injector Seals

Well done Henk and thanks for sharing with us and welcome to the forum.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: New sliders for Rooies

:thumbup: Well done Nic.Very neat and strong set of sliders you made there.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Hilux 4x4 vir R 28,990 MOERSE bargain
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Hilux 4x4 vir R 28,990 MOERSE bargain

I agree with you Andy.Maybe one of the members in the vicinity should check it out. Friends of mine traveled to Joburg early in December to pay for and fetch a corsa bakkie which turned out to be a well organised scam.Luckily they were alert and insisted for the exchange to take place at a police st...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Season's Greetings

Seasons greetings to all.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greetings Everyone !
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Hi John.KWT has changed like everywhere else has but there is still a nucleus of die- hards left here.The many eating establishments which KWT was renowned for,are all gone and have made way for the fast food outlets. The old Victorian style town centre is no more,but KWT is still home to us and I f...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greetings Everyone !
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Howzit and welcome John and Viv to our Hilux Family and I' m sure you'll enjoy the banter and trips etc shared on the forum. Also your outdoor knowledge which you guys can share with us will also be appreciated . I currently also drive the 2,5 d4d which I have converted into a dedicated camper and f...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 44
Views: 1625

Re: Bumper/winch projek

:thumbup: Very well done.You can really be proud of a well finnished project and the cherry on top is;- YOU DID IT YOURSELF :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?

Howzit George.I've owned numerous SFA hiluxes and now drive a vigo 4x4 and so I think I can give fair comment on both vehicles. As Andy stated,the sfa is a much tougher and robust vehicle and is better suited for the rough trails and bundu bashing. The vigo is also a very capable hardy vehicle but I...
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water in foot well
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Water in foot well

I agree with Marnus.I have also experienced the same problem and found the drain rubber hose chocked up with mud.
I cleaned the hose and the problem was solved.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Andy.I think it,s time for a new set and I am considering fitting the new General AT3 .I have had such good use from the General AT's so I believe thats the way to go.Luckily I have a spare set of identical rims so I will keep the older tyres for driving in the bush as we did last weekend. The tyre ...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

A great day was had by all.Thanks to the organizers and also to all the members and friends and family,who attended,for the good company on this fantastic outing.
Looking forward to the next ?????. :thumbup: :celebrate:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

That Suzie will more than likely show our Hiluxes a thing or two.Please join us for the outing.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4

Enjoy the ride Justin and you will ALWAYS get your money back as the Hilux will always keep its resale value but I dont think the stealers will come to the party.There will be another private buyer out there when the time comes for you to sell.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuut hier
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Nuut hier

Welcome Daniel
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: 4x4 Direct Fitments
Topic: Fitments @ 4x4 Direct Boksburg
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Fitments @ 4x4 Direct Boksburg

:thumbup: Nicely done Neil :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Toyota hilux front diff swop
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Toyota hilux front diff swop

Welkom Herman
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Toyota - Meet Panthera
Replies: 71
Views: 10270

Re: My new Toyota - Meet Panthera

I really like the idea of having the duel fuel filler pipe from one cap. During refueling on my camper,I presently fill both my standard and my homebuild 65 litre extra tank from the one filler cap which then tees into the two tanks.My extra tank sits higher than my standard tank and gravity feeds i...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner - Cpt trip done & dusted!
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Happy new Prado owner - Cpt trip done & dusted!

:thumbup: Great consumption figures you achieved there Daan.I rate the Prado as number one on my bucket list of "dream " vehicles. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa

:?: :?: :?: An up date on the power steering.Wade fitted a borrowed pump from Brad's Musso and I'm happy to confirm that the power steering is working 100%. The original pump as obviously faulty so now we need to source another pump for the 602 engine. I think it should be a lot easier than having t...
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HAS ANYONE ORDERED A SNORKEL FROM THESE GUYS
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: HAS ANYONE ORDERED A SNORKEL FROM THESE GUYS

Never heard of them before but the prices are very cheap.Maybe too cheap ??? :twisted:
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Will chat to him over the weekend .
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 40
Views: 1500

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Thanks Andy.I will stay in the loop and really try make the time to join you guys on this outing.It is now becoming the silly season as far as my business is concerned but I WILL do my best to be with you guys.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Weber retroject as EFI option?
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Weber retroject as EFI option?

Thanks for sharing with us Martin a welcome to our forum
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa

Thanks for the replies guys.I think the first step is to test another pump from a Musso.Luckily my son Brad has a Musso so we will test and take it from there. Been so hot and humid this last week.We really suffered here so the rebuild and power steering issues was the furtherist topic on my mind an...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved

Glad to hear you aren't wobbly anymore
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My V8 Hilux
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: My V8 Hilux

:thumbup: :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: New Member

Welcome to the family Karl
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: China 2017

Thanks for sharing my China
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Hi

Howzit and welcome Jonathon
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ithala October 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Ithala October 2017

Glad you had a great time Paul and thanks for sharing with us and the pics are great.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa

Thanks Andy.That is the big issue as the merc uses a flat multigroove belt and the toyota has a v belt.The diameters are about the same.I somehow still think the pump is faulty.Will try another same pump first and take it from there. Wade spoke to some steering hydro boffins who say that the merc pu...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa

My thoughts exactly but I wanted to first see if I possibly could avoid having to do another bracket modification as well as having to have the merc pump pulley machined to fit the toyota pump.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Power steering issues merc 300d 5cl into sfa

My son Wade, " 4th GEER" on the forum with my and my other son Brad's assistance, have installed a merc 300d 5cyl engine into his 4y sfa Hilux. We have actually driven the sfa up and down my road to test the drive chain and we are very pleased with the result so far.Brad is busy finishing the final ...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: Hilux 4.0L , V6 , 4x4 Auto.
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Hilux 4.0L , V6 , 4x4 Auto.

Welcome to the forum Jaco.Both vehicles are reliable and capable vehicles but I have to favour the Lux.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Introduction Revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Introduction Revisited

Welcome back Darren.I'm very sorry about your dad and hope you get up and running again soon.
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2015 Jimny Front Axle broken
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: 2015 Jimny Front Axle broken

Unbelievable.I had "abused" my SJ410 which I had owned many moons ago,doing extreme offroad stuff and never ever had any issues with the chassis or diffs.In fact there are numerous serviceable sj410's around the country in everyday use. Your Jimmny def had a metal flaw on that front diff housing.You...
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Greetings

Howzit and welcome to the forum Nico
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member: 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: New member: 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider

Howzit and welcome to the forum.You have one of the most reliable and proven 4wd bakkies ever produced.May you travel many miles in it.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY VHF Radio installation
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: DIY VHF Radio installationion

A job well done.Looks great.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Any info regarding the Maxi shade 270 awning
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Any info regarding the Maxi shade 270 awning

Thanks a stack for the late reply to my post Pieter. I eventually built my own 270 awning from stainless steel tubing and had the canvas work done by a caravan repair company in East London. I also made another type of closed tent awning and fitted it to the other side of my camper. You can view the...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Greetings from across the pond
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Greetings from across the pond

Welcome Adam
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 292
Views: 25852

Re: Long overdue project.

I've been keeping abreast on the forum with this rebuild and also cannot wait to see the end result.Once again I applaud you on your dedication and of course your technical skills and superb finnishings.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 103
Views: 7755

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Glad to see your baby is running again.Time ,patience and persaverance normally pays off.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: New member introduction

Howzit and welcome to the forum Jacques
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: New Member Intro

Welcome Frank
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) HELP

Howzit and welcome Jan.I had a similar problem on my wifes mercedes about two years ago.I also had fitted new tyres to the car.The car developed a vibration at about 100km/h and diminished at about 120 km/h. I had the driveshaft checked and all was in order.The wheels were taken in for rebalancing a...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Introduction

Welcome to the forum Ralph
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie alert
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Newbie alert

Howzit and welcome Duane
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spot Welder.
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: Spot Welder.

Great idea Roger.Kindly show us a few more detailed photos showing the method you connected the welding cables to the transformer.I have never ever stripped a microwave and don,t know tghe construction of the transformer Another idea to really fine tune the spot welder is to install a timer to the 2...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member introduction.
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: New member introduction.

Welcome Johan .Hopefully you can share some of your talents with us.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: New member

Welcome
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing belt indicator warning light reset
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Timing belt indicator warning light reset

I managed to reset the warning light.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: New member

Howzit and Welcome Wes

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