Search found 1321 matches

by dalkill
Wed May 30, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Who Do You Insure Your Bakkie With?
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Who Do You Insure Your Bakkie With?

Was looking at my insurance premium today while doing some changes to profile. I'm with outsurance. Premium about R550 / month. But this is based i have tracker active which is about R120 / month i think. But the shocker was the retail value they attach to my vehicle. R144K. Where in the world you g...
by dalkill
Fri May 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Removing Fuse

I got it and I'm not all that impressed. It's feels very flimsy. Almost as if a crowbar could easily bend it open. I haven't tried it, but it looks as if deflating the tyre would allow for the clamp to just fall off. I wouldn't expect it to offer any security. i think takealot got 7 day no question...
by dalkill
Fri May 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: B Class merc

Thanks Thabo, but IF i'm going the merc route, it will have to be the B Class. Wife likes that one. Eish, why can life not be to simple as to be able to walk into merc dealer and buy new... :D: So the opinion seems to be 50 / 50. Merc just pain in the butt to work on. And spares are expensive.. but ...
by dalkill
Tue May 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: B Class merc

Eish... just as i feared.

Now to convince SWAMBO to think with the head and not the heart :-(

What is the lesser of the two evils?
Buy the Merc OR deny SWAMBO her dream :blackeye:
by dalkill
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 14
Views: 364

B Class merc

Within the next couple of months we will probably be in the market for a platkar for SWAMBO. The 2000 corolla getting a bit long in the tooth now, and we spending alot on repairs. At first i thought of an Etios sedan. Good old toyota value for money. And i love my Toyotas. But since it will be for h...
by dalkill
Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol

I also think the vehicle retain it's resale value better with original carb.
by dalkill
Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 157550

Re: Joke of the day

I sometimes feel like this when I'm fishing .... :lmao:

https://www.facebook.com/nonkez/posts/10155704903672106
by dalkill
Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Exhaust modification.
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Exhaust modification.

have a look at this post before modifying exhaust.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42524
by dalkill
Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 929

Re: Coolant Replacement

I speak under correction, but in the back of my head is stuck the figure of 90 000 km for the Toyota LL coolant??
Surely that does not have to be changed annually?
by dalkill
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Tree Felling

Thanks guys.

I got few quotes between R2500 and R5000 incl stump removal.

Will get in touch with my local Elect dept just in case.
Don't want to upset the neighbours if power goes down, even before we moved into the house :D:
by dalkill
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Tree Felling

I'm looking at paving my driveway and front area, so i thought i would get rig of this beast.

How much would it cost to remove this.
Just want to get and idea of cost before approaching companies for quotes so i know if they trying to pull a fast one.
tree2.PNG
by dalkill
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: P1251. The Journey. The Epic. The Fix.
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

Re: P1251. The Journey. The Epic. The Fix.

Eish, so my model is prone to this issues even though i don't have freeflow on. WOuld it be a good idea to do a decarbon on these motors as preventative maintenance. Looks like members have already done it a bit... http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?t=38537 But i don't think to the extent...
by dalkill
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Hows it jus bought a truk from delaer ship its making a loud humming noise from the front end
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Hows it jus bought a truk from delaer ship its making a loud humming noise from the front end

Sorry George ... I assumed you in South Africa.

If it's any consolation... at least you know you have a better rugby team
:surrender: :surrender: :surrender:
by dalkill
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Universal Supercharger?

i recently watched a video comparing the torque of petrol vs diesel. It mentioned the turbo put on diesel and how the higher ignition temp of the lean fuel ratio that diesel run at, the engine is designed to handle the higher temps. So if you stick this / or any aftermarket turbo on an engine, espec...
by dalkill
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Hows it jus bought a truk from delaer ship its making a loud humming noise from the front end
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Hows it jus bought a truk from delaer ship its making a loud humming noise from the front end

Get it checked out by toyota or AA , and if there is problems then the dealership has to fix. Consumer protection act protects customers from unscrupulous dealers selling people vehicles with known problems. But be quick, you have a few months to remedy the situation. Not sure if noisy tyres will be...
by dalkill
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 3.0 D4D - Any stats on high mileage done by members?
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: 3.0 D4D - Any stats on high mileage done by members?

What is the ability of this engine on a long dune face? Does it run out of breath? I think it will struggle. If my experience in Dec 2016 is anything to go by. Not long but steep rutted sand/bush path... took about 6 attempts up there at 4000 rpm. A diesel should not be treated like this. Generally...
by dalkill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

:shock2: wow, that vid though... i'm sure that a SFA chassis bolted onto that truck :lmao: But i guess that why the old SFA's still keep their value and appeal. You may not have kidneys left when you get to your destiantion, but you WILL get there. The world has gone soft. All office bound. If crick...
by dalkill
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 44
Views: 3627

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Well done Pieter.
She is a work of art. A true labour of love.

My dream would be to rebuild a 1967 ford mustang shelby GT500.
Eish that is my dream car of all times, but the price tags on those babies... eina. :surrender:
by dalkill
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4-D problem
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: 3.0 D4-D problem

Don't leave it at that... they will use that card to get out of what could be quite an expensive repair. Use the public protector, competition commisions... and the actual one that deals with this... can't get to their name... Don't leave it at that. Take it to toyota for second opinion. GOnna cost ...
by dalkill
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4-D problem
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: 3.0 D4-D problem

If was bought at dealer... take it back immediately...
If not... eish... i'm afraid repair bill gonna be a killer.
by dalkill
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Water storage

eish.. was hoping it was water pump of sorts... thought i could save myself R1000+ if it was a water pump
by dalkill
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Car Insurance short duration
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Car Insurance short duration

when i bought on of my previous vehicles, i took out insurance on it quickly just to get it covered while I was scouting for better priced options. Learnt my lesson with my first car.. conquest RSI... one week in my possesion guy jumps red robot :frustrated: ANyhow, i was referred to Dotsure. At the...
by dalkill
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Water storage

is this a water pump?
the fan blades inside seem to the closed type impeller, but that exhaust on the output side got me confused :think:
by dalkill
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 16v head upgrade on the Toyota 4Y: Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: 16v head upgrade on the Toyota 4Y: Possible?

Ah noooo.... i was hoping to see 4Y EFI twincam 16V :D:
by dalkill
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bigger tyres for 4.0 A/T
Replies: 29
Views: 2120

Re: Bigger tyres for 4.0 A/T

:thumbup: .

It does look nice... very aggressive.
But it also looks a bit snug. I think a lift is needed else it will defeat the purpose.
by dalkill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Hilux 2.5D dc 4x2 (106kw)

I never knew Toyota has this secret almost 3.0 level performance 2.5 engine.
But why on earth not put it in the hilux 4x4 .. the mind boggles
by dalkill
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Modification of hilux
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Modification of hilux

As far as i know, this question has been asked and the answer is yes... they will fit..
but i know you have to go all or nothing... you can't mix and match.
by dalkill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Water storage

by dalkill
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Water storage

so last night i popped in at the infamous gympie street water point, supplied by the contractors building there. I assumed it is ground water they hit as they going down, and doing people a favor to pump it for them. I've heard alot about iron / chalk in borehole / groundwater. I would just like to ...
by dalkill
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Water storage

So as day zero draws closer one has to continue to prep for waht seems inevitable now... I already have two drums setup for my grey water... to use for flushing. Now i need an idea for storage of clean water for washing machine and shower. For this water, can one use rain water / water from a spring...
by dalkill
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Henties 2017 - competition
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Henties 2017 - competition

thanks Guys... :thumbup: I get on average 10km/lt... long road or local... so i think I will be slightly better off in the fuel bill department. But will have to buy more food... eish that eldest of mine.. big growing boy :D: R35-40K not to bad for 2 week trip. Have to start saving now already for e...
by dalkill
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Henties 2017 - competition
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Henties 2017 - competition

Eish... how jealous i get everytime someone posts henties trip photos. THis has been on my to do list every year since my first SFA back in 2003... :D: Every time i threaten, then it does not happen. Something else always crops up. But i have my eye on it for 2019. Hopefully this time round it will ...
by dalkill
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 4x4, Diesel or Petrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Hilux 4x4, Diesel or Petrol?

I know i'm not going to help you decision much but it depends also on you use of the vehicle. Having owned a couple of petrols and diesels ... I don't use mine every day. I have old 1300 corolla i slog to work every day. Even though the fuel consumption on D4D is about the same as corolla... i reall...
by dalkill
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injector Seals
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Injector Seals

Eish... imagine you have injectors and turbo replaced by toyota or other garage and blue smoke still there.
Can one claim back the money spent on this type of trail and error repairs?
Especially from toyota who should know their product inside out.
by dalkill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Nahoon dam / valley
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Nahoon dam / valley

ja Nishan... looks like a trend lately with hilux and wanting to test two wheel driving :lmao:

Looks like a nice trail that. here in the WC we can just dream of such water crossings :-(
by dalkill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Injector Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Injector Rebuild

D4D injector rebuild ???
I thought that was an impossibility .. like going faster than the speed of light :D:
by dalkill
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Was daar drank betrokke ????
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Was daar drank betrokke ????

I'm sure some of you seen the vid doing the rounds af a white 2016+ hilux , CY number plates, trying to get ontop / over a rock. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the point of it was. Needless to see, it ended with the lux on it's side. The recovery clip is even more scary with people stan...
by dalkill
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

But the main question still remains... why does the payout from the tracking company go to the insurance.
I pay these two companies seperately.
Is that even legal?
by dalkill
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing a 2.5d4d with a 3.0d4d engine???
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Re: Replacing a 2.5d4d with a 3.0d4d engine???

Eish... that sounds like ALOT to do to change the engine.
Not to mention scary... changing the sump with lower capacity than the 3.0 was designed for.
Not for me thanks.

Don't know if Quantam came with 3.0, but for hilux, i'd rather sell 2.5 and buy 3.0
by dalkill
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

I think i was with Cartrack before... then i asked about payouts... Since i also had insurance on the vehicle... so does Cartrack and insurance pay me out... Nope apparently the CarTrack payout goes to the insurance company... So you pay the heavy excess, and they still get the money from the tracki...
by dalkill
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

OK, just checked with him, and after the major transplant of cooling system, he reporting problem solved.
So i'm guessing it was just a case of needing some major TLC.
by dalkill
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

Eish Louis, I can't really remember... I just remember him posting the invoice on our group chat and i nearly fell off my chair... radiator, hoses, pumps... i think they basically redid everything cooling. As i said, I'm not sure if it was just his bakkie that just needed some TLC or if it a general...
by dalkill
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

GRWLR ZN wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Thanks for the info Shaakir,
Do you know which motor his surf has got in? If it is a KZTE I will bet ten bucks it was issues with the head?
Or perhaps it's been Lexus converted? Talking from experience with the GRWLR , they tend to run hot if not cooled properly?
he has the 2.4 diesel.
by dalkill
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to tell if IFS engine mounts need to be replaced ?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: How to tell if IFS engine mounts need to be replaced ?

could it not be release bearing noise?
by dalkill
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

my friend has a surf and i know he had endless problems with his cooling system...
not sure if that a general problem with the surf, but it gave him grey hairs
by dalkill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX TAILGATE
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: HILUX TAILGATE

my first bet would also be the scrapyard... maybe they even throw in the cables. It would look and fit much better than chain retrofit
by dalkill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RWC 2023
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: RWC 2023

I for one am glad we didn't get it.

Instead of uplifting the country, it would have just meant more Zupta revenue.
Besides Cape Town CBD could not handle the traffic :frustrated:
by dalkill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2018 Facelift Hilux
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: 2018 Facelift Hilux

yep now we talking... giving the old wildtrack a bit of competition ITO aggressive look
by dalkill
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: Skaap biltong ???

Just some feedback on the skaap biltong... after about 2 days in the drier... it was quite dry. More dry that i would have likes, but my Aunt loves her biltong dry... she even asked if i could dry it some more.. she wants to basically snap it like a pretzel .. OMW... luckily her daughter convinced h...
by dalkill
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: Skaap biltong ???

:mocking:

i'm hoping i'm gonna get a sample...
as i turned on the fan in the dryer box, started to fill the house with it's lovely aroma of the coriander...
never seen the kids wake up so quick :D:
by dalkill
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux vs Ranger
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Hilux vs Ranger

I think they not comparing apples with apples. that is the top of the range Hilux?? compared to standard ford? why not the wild track. the ford does look bit lumpy to me when viewing them side by side. But i have asked a couple of people that really don't know much about offroading and their first r...
by dalkill
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2000 Hilux 2.7i supercharged DC 4x4 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 2043

Re: 2000 Hilux 2.7i supercharged DC 4x4 for sale R120 000 neg.

JamesC wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Fact of the matter is it is a 17 year old modified vehicle, that is like Steve Hofmeyer, you have to stop in each town for a pump...
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Good one James.
by dalkill
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DJI Drone Accesories
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: DJI Drone Accesories

thanks Fernando... i bought a spare battery and 8 spares blades from guy who i bought the remote from... just in case :mocking: i really want to use this drone for fishing, but eish... 20K drone in the drink. that what happened to the guy's drone who sold me the spares :slap: If anyone picks up a dr...
by dalkill
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: Skaap biltong ???

Frozen meat is not a problem. Only thing is you will have to cut the meat from the bone,so it is going to be very small pieces indeed George... when my aunt brought the lamb last night for me to dry... cuts was very small. i was afraid it would be to thin for my plastic hooks.. which is about 3-5mm...
by dalkill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

never checked my steering fluid level.
is it something that needs to be topped up once in a while?
by dalkill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Re: Skaap biltong ???

I've never made mutton biltong but I use the same recipe for game and beef, so I would do the same with mutton as well. With it having been frozen, I wonder how it will turn out. Once I've frozen venison I don't use it for biltong any more, I then make sausages if I don't stew or roast it. i have a...
by dalkill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 995

Skaap biltong ???

So my aunt asks me yesterday if i can make her some biltong from the mutton / lamb chops she has in the freezer.

Ignoring the costs implications of it being more expensive.. is it viable?
I have just made beef biltong.. is the procedure the same? Vinegar .. Salt, Coriander ... etc.
by dalkill
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lift kit on hilux 3.0d4d 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Lift kit on hilux 3.0d4d 2007

I'm also interested in the feedback on this issue. I have been given conflicting views on this. A friend of mine has garage. He said one of his clients had a 2004 model tazz. lowered to withing one inch of scraping on the ground. His inner CV kept buggering up. Theory was that the angle was now putt...
by dalkill
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for capacitor
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Looking for capacitor

no.
was not to sure how to reliably test it with standard multimeter. conflicting reports say you need special capacitor meter to accurately test...
it was bulging at top, and had slight rust marks... at R10 each.. better just to replace it.
by dalkill
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for capacitor
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Looking for capacitor

thanks Guys.

I'll order from RS online rather than the one James suggested as it seem local, so delivery time should be in days rather than months.

Go to advanced search