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by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 28
Views: 765

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Nice one there Tim.I really like your way of thinking.Now your'e equipped and capable for any further welding issues. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defy Oven problems
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Defy Oven problems

Shaakir the function of the thermostat is to regulate the temp of the oven by constantly switching the elements in the oven on and off . By bypassing the thermostat switch,the elements will continue to heat the oven up and thus there is no way of having the oven operate at a preset required temperat...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Oil pump

Yes Andy.Many of the diesel engine setups utilize a small vacuum pump attached to to the rear of the alternator to provide the vacuum for the brake system.The petrol engines receive the needed vacuum from the inlet manifold The beauty of the 5cyl 300d merc engine ,which we installed into Wades hilux...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Oil pump

Howzit Rodney.IF possible,fill the pump up with oil prior to installing .Also remove the oil pressure sensor and attempt to pump oil into the system via this hole by using a oil can pump.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie, to 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Newbie, to 4x4

Howzit and welcome to the forum Lincoln.I also drive a 2,5 srx 4x4 which I have converted into a dedicated camper. My standing mass, including 140 l of diesel in the tanks and 70 l water and many extras, is about 2600 kg.( without the beer, meat,swambo or myself aboard). The srx is a bit under power...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate

Thanks Andy.At least the weather forcasts are in my favour.Cold but no rain or snow.
Chat again on my return.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate
Replies: 3
Views: 249

sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate

I am literally ticking off the minutes before our departure for Sani Pass and a trip through Lesotho and spending a few days in the Eastern Freestate.We are planning on spending Sat night either in Undersberg or Himeville and then departing early for Sani Pass. Depending on how the mood and what the...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this yesterday!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Got this yesterday!!!

:thumbup: :thumbup: Very Very nice indeed.You must really feel chaffed.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP

Howzit and welcome to the forum.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Got this on Friday..

WOW you lucky Blighter.I am so envious. :twisted: Jokes aside enjoy it and congrates
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 7988

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

A job well done Hennie :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: My new Ride

:thumbup: VERY VERY NICE Johan.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION

Julian I happen to fall into the same bracket of vehicle ownership as you do. I am strongly against getting myself into new debt to replace the reliable current one which I drive. I would rather shop around for alternate prices for the bodywork as I understand that the work needed to be done is basi...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Botswana 2018

:thumbup: : Thanks for sharing
by FIRSTGEER
Mon May 28, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 Hilux rear wheel bearings keep on failing
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: 2006 Hilux rear wheel bearings keep on failing

Johan I had a similar problem with a side shaft on one of my Hiluxes.I had the shaft hardchromed by an engineering firm.They also machined the shaft back to size.
I never ever had an issue with it again.
I went that route instead of installing a fong kong side shaft.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri May 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Botswana 2018

Nice trip report so far.Keep it rolling George.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1998 Hilux SFA. R99k SOLD FOR 90K
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: 1998 Hilux SFA.

Very nice truck.I dont think it will stand for very long.My old faithfull ( 2,8 DC 4X4 SFA ) which I sold four years ago,was recently resold again for R95 000 and it was in a very abused state and really needed a lot of TLC.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu May 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Die Hel
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Die Hel

Nice pics and thanks for sharing them with us Thomas. I also traveled up the lower section of the Swartberg Pass and visited Die Hel last July. We also intended traveling the upper Swartberg Pass after exiting Die Hel but the road was being repaired as recent flooding had caused major storm damage t...
by FIRSTGEER
Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 7988

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

:thumbup: Lyk baie goed Hennie
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Car troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Car troubles

I tend to agree with Louis.Very likely the trailer plug connections.Try towing without the plug connected and see if the problem still occurs.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL
Replies: 11
Views: 808

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: 244

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: 337

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: 691

Re: Nuwe towbar

:thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report - Bhanga Nek
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

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: 1466

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: 1713

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: 424

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: 753

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: 1022

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: 721

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: 616

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: 616

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: 2047

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: 978

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: 387

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: 1764

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: 1764

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: 1764

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: 996

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: 741

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: 1188

Re: Fitments @ 4x4 Direct Boksburg

:thumbup: Nicely done Neil the fart :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Toyota hilux front diff swop
Replies: 3
Views: 707

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: 76
Views: 11277

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: 630

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: 566

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: 866

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: 1764

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: 1764

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: 920

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: 566

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: 1207

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: 1938

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: 790

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: 1379

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: 709

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: 828

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: 566

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: 566

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.

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