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by FIRSTGEER
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 24
Views: 453

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: 10
Views: 167

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: 124

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: 37
Views: 892

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: 37
Views: 892

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: 37
Views: 892

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: 409

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: 160

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: 550

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: 180

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: 8977

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: 177

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: 241

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: 377

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: 37
Views: 892

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: 37
Views: 892

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: 422

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: 241

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: 630

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: 18
Views: 797

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: 233

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: 523

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: 214

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: 262

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: 241

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: 241

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: 241

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: 216

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: 216

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: 413

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: 254

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: 290

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: 338

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: 1369

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: 252

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: 289
Views: 19606

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: 93
Views: 5347

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: 378

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: 335

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: 630

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: 270

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: 283

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: 475

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: 277

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: 316

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: 234

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: 271

Re: New member

Howzit and Welcome Wes
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing belt indicator warning light reset
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Timing belt indicator warning light reset

I replaced the timing belt and waterpump on my 2,5d srx d4d about 100k kilos ago.I am not certain whether I reset the timing belt replace warning indicator which comes up on the dash and if I did, I can't recall how to reset the warning light. How do I go about it and also what is the correct replac...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Yet another new member..
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Yet another new member..

Welcome Jezz
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: angola 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: angola 2017

I'm really envious of you.One day hopefully I can also see Angola again from a peacetime perspective.Enjoy and take lots of pics and share them with us .
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4

Glad you came right there Dean.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 289
Views: 19606

Re: Long overdue project.

:thumbup: :clap:
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: The Toyota travelling family
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: The Toyota travelling family

Welcome to the forum Ingrid.Kindly share some pics of your adventures with us.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum, lots of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: New to the forum, lots of questions

Welcome
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4

The actuator on the front diff has a set of contacts inside and a minute electric motor which turns a small gear which in turn moves the actuator arm back and forth. This motor ha contacts similar to a wiper motor and thus stops moving in either selected position .Because of the faulty contacts.the ...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 289
Views: 19606

Re: Long overdue project.

:thumbup: Your fibre glass work is trully amazing.Really looking good
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Where do I put my spare wheel?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Where do I put my spare wheel?

Good luck Harrold,can't wait to see the finnished camper.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Computer box help please
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Computer box help please

Eduan,Dylan on the forum is one of the guys who would be able to advise you.He goes by the name of AM RACING on the forum.Why don't you send him a PM and take it from there.Good luck.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid, ou roofkyker vanaf Bfn
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Nuwe lid, ou roofkyker vanaf Bfn

Welkom Ruan.Baie mooi trok.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Where do I put my spare wheel?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Where do I put my spare wheel?

Sorry I never noticed the bin covers the roof .My mistake

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