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by JamesC
Mon May 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?

Terry Interesting read...and I am sure you will soon be inundated with replies from specialists. My 0.0001 Bitcoin's worth: 1. The Hilux has better fuel consumption. 2. The normally aspirated 4.2 Diesel is more trustworthy and can be fixed anywhere. 3. The Cruiser is used widely throughout Africa as...
by JamesC
Tue May 01, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Einhell sb701 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Einhell sb701 for sale

R3500
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by JamesC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Meat O Matic Vleissaag SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Meat O Matic Vleissaag

Sharpest tool in the shed!!
For the Hilux peeps then, R4500...how's that for a discount?
by JamesC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Meat O Matic Vleissaag SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Meat O Matic Vleissaag SOLD

In perfect working condition.
Needs a good clean.
Not being used enough.
Like the one in the pic below

R5500
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by JamesC
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: What mileage on your 3.0 D4D
Replies: 57
Views: 3964

Re: What mileage on your 3.0 D4D

:blackeye: lots of clutches...
...and quite some gearbox issues as well.
And not to be funny, but no real high mileage apart from "I heard"...
by JamesC
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 3.0 D4D - Any stats on high mileage done by members?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

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

One of our work bakkies, we all use Hilux, is on 700 000km. No problems too date and nothing done apart from normal services.
by JamesC
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500

...and at that price it should be...
by JamesC
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel gauge changing when spotlights on
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Fuel gauge changing when spotlights on

It is commonly called electrickery...
by JamesC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: 6 gun safe for sale (Potch)
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: 6 gun safe for sale (Potch)

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by JamesC
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux D/Cab 4x4 KZTE year 2003
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Hilux D/Cab 4x4 KZTE year 2003

Ja, the health reasons being...
You are looking for trouble when buying a KZTE
by JamesC
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: 6 gun safe for sale (Potch)
Replies: 2
Views: 470

6 gun safe for sale (Potch)

R4500
The thing about a safe is it really wears well...so used, but not abused. You could in fact say in mint condition.
Regularly serviced, only used for guns and jewelry. No off roading. No modifications.

0834431879 - and this beaut is yours...
by JamesC
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: BEAUTIFUL 1991 2.2 4Y SFA D/C--KEEP? OR RE-SELL?

If there is no pic...it is all a dream and it does not even exist.
by JamesC
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

Well, I haven't advertised it yet but have three offers on the table this morning. Best one so far is R85k.

Good thing I didn't listen to Rebel...
by JamesC
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

Ok. So got hold of the VW owner forum for Beetles. It is indeed worth a fair amount of money.

Suggest you guys hang on to those SFA's for another 40 years or so and stop modifying them.
by JamesC
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

BTW, the classic combies from that era go for R350k and upwards
by JamesC
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

Uhhmmm, spoke to a company in CT selling a restored, number matching 1963 for R175k. They felt, since mine is number matching and unrestored, I could look at R200k.
by JamesC
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 562

1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

Some background...perhaps there is someone knowledgeable on the forum that can assist? Purchased in 1964 by my Granny as a demo model in PTA - pale blue in colour. This car is not restored, it is the way it was back in 64. Everything is still original and in tact. I should then perhaps say that is i...
by JamesC
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500

Now add courier charges and it still makes sense to buy it from Takealot...brand new, delivered for free.

Perhaps she would consider R1000?
by JamesC
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R1500
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Coleman Event Shelter Gazebo - R2000

And I thought avid Hiluxers only overvalue their wheels...
by JamesC
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Short in the windscreen wiper
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Short in the windscreen wiper

Yip. You have to remove and clean windscreen wiper motor. Usually what happens, over time, there is so much dirt build-up in it, that it starts drawing a heavier current than it should. If a thorough clean doesn't help, you will have to replace. Mine just needed a good clean and new ghries everywher...
by JamesC
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4

err, uuhhhmm...clearly there is a story to be told but that will remain untold.
by JamesC
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4

Having had the exact same bakkie myself, including year model, I must admit the price is crazy! There are many V6's on the market today and one of the biggest reasons is the fuel consumption. Lovely to drive, but eish! If this is going to be your everyday drive or if you intend driving it regularly,...
by JamesC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Performance Chips
Replies: 22
Views: 1302

Re: Performance Chips

Mmm, now that is what I call an informed, educated, and well-worded response. Informative, based on fact, rather than speculation. Your reply also underscores my philosophy of rather keeping the vehicle stock standard. I drive a 2.5 D4D SRX...it is a donkey. I knew it when I bought it. It drives lik...
by JamesC
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My V8 Hilux
Replies: 20
Views: 1674

Re: My V8 Hilux

:drool: :drool: :drool:
by JamesC
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: hello and questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Re: hello and questions

Yes, I have also heard that. Whether it is folk lore or fact, I cannot comment on.

The 1KZ engine is not legendary and I totally disagree with the statement that it is a good motor. Good for cracking its head perhaps, but not much else. Not Toyota's proudest moment...the 1KZ.

Stick to the D4D.
by JamesC
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2000 Hilux 2.7i supercharged DC 4x4 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1927

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

Willem, not to offend, but in my experience, and as I have stated elsewhere on this forum, as Hilux owners we tend to have an inflated sense of worth of our vehicles. 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... ...
by JamesC
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: where is my Coolant going?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: where is my Coolant going?

Sorry to hear that. Been there, done that. Have the T shirt...three times!
Now I am a converted petrol head.
by JamesC
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Gastinne Renette S/S 12ga
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Gastinne Renette S/S 12ga

Gastinne Renette is one of Europe’s most famous gunmakers. They started building guns in the early-to-mid 1800s, and their clients included all sorts of aristocrats and noble types, including Napoleon III. I think they still had a retail shop in Paris up into the 1970s. This Gastinne is an Anson & D...
by JamesC
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Places to go
Topic: December holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: December holidays

eish, that is spectacular!!
by JamesC
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Places to go
Topic: December holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 802

December holidays

If anyone knows of a quiet beach somewhere with affordable accommodation, will you let me know?

For December. Busy looking.
by JamesC
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: where is my Coolant going?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: where is my Coolant going?

Nope. The head cracks from water ports to exhaust ports. So your water can disappear in two ways. Pushing back into overflow or via exhaust. Whichever way, water disappearing from a closed system is indicative of a bigger problem. Go to Silverton and have the radiator tested. Takes 60 seconds
by JamesC
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: where is my Coolant going?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: where is my Coolant going?

Oh my... Must be yet a another kz-te. Cracked head... Losing coolant is the first sign. Have your radiator tested for exhaust gasses.
by JamesC
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2005 3.0 D4D D/C 4x4
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: 2005 3.0 D4D D/C 4x4

I suspect we all suffer from the same disease... Inflated values for our aging yotas
by JamesC
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Explain this...
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Explain this...

First price from dealers
by JamesC
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Explain this...
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Explain this...

Vehicle speed sensor for Prado R2650 ex vat
Same part and part number on ebay R125.00 and free shipping.
by JamesC
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 153995

Re: Joke of the day

Husband: My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home! Sheriff: Height? Husband: I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall. Sheriff: Weight? Husband: Don't know. Not slim, not really fat. Sheriff: Colour of eyes? Husband: Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed. Sheriff...
by JamesC
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine light on 4.0 v6
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Engine light on 4.0 v6

Not required. Remove cats and put in dummy sensors
by JamesC
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine light on 4.0 v6
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Engine light on 4.0 v6

Can also be faulty cat sensor
by JamesC
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine light on 4.0 v6
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Engine light on 4.0 v6

Can also be faulty cat sensor
by JamesC
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Prado 90 3.4 v6 (2000 mode) speedometer
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Prado 90 3.4 v6 (2000 mode) speedometer

So, apart from an alternator that gave up some years ago, no other issues till yesterday.

Speedometer stopped working. From my readings it seems to be a unit sitting on transfer case. Anybody with some pearls of wisdom?
by JamesC
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado
Replies: 23
Views: 2541

Re: Prado

That looks like a vx, about 2000 model...

You will never regret it.
by JamesC
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion

I supply Lorentz pumps, if you are interested.
by JamesC
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: My first 4x4
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: My first 4x4

He is tactfully suggesting that the best part of a KZ was the mags.....
by JamesC
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2005 KZTE Purchase thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: 2005 KZTE Purchase thoughts

There you go...some SOUND advice.
by JamesC
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2005 KZTE Purchase thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: 2005 KZTE Purchase thoughts

Here we go again...the kz debate...

Stay far, far, far away. In fact, listen to your wife.
by JamesC
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.

Rigger is right. I have used both but plumtree is much easier and less corrupt. You can exit at beitbridge, very easy.
by JamesC
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.

Nope. I have been in and out of Zimbabwe five times this year. Last a week ago. Tape should be honey comb type. I have it the size of a cigarette box.
by JamesC
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Older Hilux insurance

A quick search yielded four 2.7 bakkies for sale in the price range listed by your insurer...
by JamesC
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mmm, Nuwe Hilux of Nuwe Ranger :)
Replies: 30
Views: 2023

Re: Mmm, Nuwe Hilux of Nuwe Ranger :)

Net my opinie, maar behalwe vir die redes soos bo genoem voel ek dat Toyota van die beste handelaars netwerke in die land het, en as iets sou verkeerd gaan daar altyd een naby sal wees. Dis dalk nou net hoor se maar ek het al stories gehoor van Ford handelaars wat bitter swak naverkope diens gee. D...
by JamesC
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any experts on freeze drying?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Any experts on freeze drying?

I know. It is the second one. Thanks though.
by JamesC
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any experts on freeze drying?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Any experts on freeze drying?

...if so, would like your help on a project.

Call me on 0834431879
by JamesC
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: kzte

Er, uuhmm...guage sal jy nie kry nie, maar gauge is die een wat jou hart bietjie laat klop as jy 'n lang uphill sien

:surrender:
by JamesC
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: kzte

Ja Louis...dit verander nie die feit, en erken dit nou maar, dat jy altyd jou heat gauge dophou.

Haal die badge van die bakkie af, staan twee tree terug en jy sal die ironie en humor daarin sien.
by JamesC
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: kzte

I am a Toyota fan...so don't get me wrong. But I refuse to drive a kz again for one simple factor that none of you can prove otherwise nor ignore...and ALL kz owners suffers from it: you watch that heat gauge closer than your bank balance. Some install a host of gadgets to warn them of the impending...
by JamesC
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: kzte

I don't agree. I have looked after mine. See another new post on forum today. These heads go. Period. It is not a good motor. And for the few high milers, there are way too many with cracked heads. It has that reputation for a good reason.
by JamesC
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Re: kzte

Stay far, far away. Must easily be toy's worst motor. Ask me, I had two.
by JamesC
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: GREETING
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: GREETING

Welcome. You are in the right place for advice.
by JamesC
Tue May 31, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: 1986 Hilux 2.2 still worth it?
Replies: 72
Views: 4541

Re: 1986 Hilux 2.2 still worth it?

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by JamesC
Mon May 30, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Bots.
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Hunting in Bots.

It is. You need veterinary clearance.
by JamesC
Sun May 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Bots.
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Hunting in Bots.

Yes it is. No hunting in GMA's but on privately owned game farms you can.

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