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by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Slimline lightbar
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Slimline lightbar

Nice!
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Snorkel and fender flares
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Snorkel and fender flares

If anyone has fender flares and / or a snorkel for a 2010 2.5 SRX D4D that they want to sell, please contact Hannes on 083 742 4305
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner - new shocks and new Muds!!
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Happy new Prado owner - new shocks and new Muds!!

Looking good Daan!! :thumbup:
You wrote:If I drove over a R2 coin I would be able to tell you if it was heads or tails !!
:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2005 SRX gearbox - dead
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: 2005 SRX gearbox - dead

Eish Dean! :shock2: Sad to hear and hope you get it sorted without too much hassle or cost. Good luck. :blink:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Welcome to all the new members
Replies: 453
Views: 31974

Re: Welcome to all the new members

Welcome aboard, Jaco! :thumbup:

Looking forward to another rebuild thread! :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: 10 nights/ 10 days trip - ideas please
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: 10 nights/ 10 days trip - ideas please

You could also consider the Wild Coast (former Transkei). Lots of scenic routes on the way there and back and of course the Wild Coast highlights themselves.
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/603-cargo-tracks-and-fittings I fitted these rails into the "grooves" of the load bin and they don't stand proud of the 'ridges', so nothing snags on them when sliding / shifting things about in the bin. The last ones I bought were wider and I couldn't do that with them - ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB

You could fit a couple of cargo rails on the inside of the bin (one on each side). That'll give you adjustable anchor points for your ropes / tie-downs etc. I have them and they work well.

You can get at 4x4Direct at reasonable prices. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Trailer indicators won't work
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Trailer indicators won't work

It's not an LED compatibility problem Cobus. His LED indicator lights were working fine before. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Trailer indicators won't work
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Trailer indicators won't work

Sounds like you have a faulty connection but check those fuses. The fact that the bakkie indicators still work means that the fault is either in the loom section that connects the trailer plug on the bakkie, the connector plug itself, the loom on the trailer or the lights on the trailer. The fact th...
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Performance Chips
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Performance Chips

junglerider wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:37 am
Thanks for the welcome. I'm waiting for 'that guy' to advise. Every forum has one or two members that knows all. I'm new here but you guys know who he is. Send him my way please.


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:D: We'd like to think we know it all. :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

Thanks Mud Dog, I have heard that those 3VZ's were quite thirsty also. I have a big enough 'gas fed' beast with the lexus so I am definitely looking for a diesel. I am a diesel fan by heart. Probably the only thing i do not like about the GRWLR.... So i need to do some research on which models had ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Looking into owning a Surf.
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Looking into owning a Surf.

Some of them also came out with the 5VZ (3.4 it V6, same as the Prado). Earlier ones may have had the 3VZ (3 lit V6).

I've heard that there were some overheating problems on some models.
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to tell if IFS engine mounts need to be replaced ?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

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

If there's a rattle at idle, it should be quite east to find by listening around under the hood and under the vehicle. More than likely it will be something small like a loose bolt on one of the peripherals or something. IRO the mounts, not always apparent and can be difficult to see (the OEM ones h...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

Thanks guys! :thumbup: Congrats !! Market has spoken yet again.... :boss: :surrender: :surrender: Stef, in this particular case you have to look at the cost of the serious kit that this lux has like the ARB air lockers (front and back) with additional air vessel (you're not going to loose your locke...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

He's safe at his new home. :D:
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He slept soundly last night. After his ordeal on the return trip - Heavy downpours with visibility down to less than 20 metres at times - long sections of narrow roadworks and big trucks crawling along in convoys.
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: No brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: No brakes

Thanks for the correction Dawie. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: No brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: No brakes

A big safety issue and the problem is compounded by having the extra power / speed. Additionally, if you have bigger diameter tyres / wheels fitted, the braking power is reduced since the wheels have more leverage against the brakes. You can try PowerBrake. (They have centres up your way). From what...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Performance Chips
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Chips

Welcome aboard, Will! :thumbup:

Not too clued up on the chips, but I'm sure someone here will be able to help. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Refurbishing old 4x4 Hilux in Cape Town
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Refurbishing old 4x4 Hilux in Cape Town

:blink: That is so unlike Allan. I wonder what happened there. I would of course go back to him with the list of problems and I'm sure that he will be willing to get it sorted for you. Like I said, that is so unlike what we got to know of him over a good many years - admittedly much of it has been o...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD

I knew it wouldn't be here long - already sold. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Toyota hilux front diff swop
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Toyota hilux front diff swop

Welkom Herman! :thumbup: Ja, dit is al baie gedoen, varal met die eerste IFS modele en daar is 'n paar sulke omboudings wat hier op dir forum gepos is met prente. Gebruik die "Search" funksie en soek na "SAS" (afkorting vir solid axle swop) of selfs vir "solid axle swop". Kan nie onthou of daar iema...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000

Sjoe! I would actually buy it for the ARB lockers and TrailGear X-fer boxes alone. How does the carb behave on steep side slopes and steep accents / descents?
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000 SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Sifu-Lux is for sale: 1991 Hilux SFA R 110 000

Eish! That is indeed sad news! This is an awesome bargain for whoever buys it!
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner!
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Happy new Prado owner!

Oops! I see you've already done the trip with good consumption figures. Hope you enjoyed it and the advice still stands for the next one. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner!
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Happy new Prado owner!

Don't forget also that tyre pressures (and tread patterns as well) make a difference to your consumption. A more aggressive tread pattern offers more rolling resistance and therefore uses more fuel. I normally pump between 2.1 and 2.2 bar on long trips (depending on how I am loaded). As the tyres he...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:29 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: 226

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

Good to hear Tony. :thumbup:

You guys must "wikkel" and get it sorted in time for the 9th Dec GTG! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX TAILGATE
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: HILUX TAILGATE

Welcome Cory! :thumbup: There's nothing wrong with using chains or even 3mm steel cable to hold up the tailgate - you would just have to position the anchor points carefully so that they don't get snagged when closing the gate. Cable might be a better option in this regard. Hinges - you're just goin...
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3675
Views: 116820

Re: Joke of the day

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by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux sfa general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Hilux sfa general questions

Dir 4Y enjin gaan sukkel om 33" en self 32" bande te draai op die oop pad. Met albei sal jy die vooras ook moet skuif. Beste band groote vir standaard SFA is 31". Niks modifikasies nodig en die speedo is ook meer akuraat. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Splutter at low rev
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Splutter at low rev

Welcome David! :thumbup: I would do as Pieter suggested and since you've already changed the plugs, I would replace the plug leads next. Also check the dizzy rotor and rotor cap and the coil lead if the coil is not part of the dizzy. If the motor runs as well as you say with good fuel economy, the c...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Eerste Hilux.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: My Eerste Hilux.

Welkom Francois! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Thanks Tony, any word from Wade?

In the meantime, I will start the list .....

Andy & Sheridene
Tony & Annemarie (tentative)
Dylan & Delia
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Some preview pics .......
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by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Rustoleum Spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Rustoleum Spray paint

Use Sikaflex, not silicone. Also after drilling, first treat the exposed metal edges with a rust converter / inhibitor.
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3675
Views: 116820

Re: Joke of the day

Italian Funeral A Jewish man was leaving a convenience store with his espresso when he noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary I...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Rustoleum Spray paint
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Rustoleum Spray paint

As far as aerosol spray paints are concerned, Rustoleum is one of the more pricey and better quality ones. I would do two coatings of red oxide etch primer paying particular attention to the edges because this is where surface tension draws the paint away while still fluid. So maybe even 3 coats. Tw...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

That whine is typical of fluid being low. It expands as it warms up so the volume is increased and the whine stops. I'm sure that a top up will sort the problem - there are two "Full" marks on the dip stick, one marked "Cold" and the other "Hot", fill it cold and check it again when hot. A little ov...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Weber retroject as EFI option?
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Weber retroject as EFI option?

Welcome Martin and thanks for the info. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

Should be checked. If no leaks, then no filling required. I don't think the ATF works as hard or as hot in a steering pump as it does in a gearbox, so it shouldn't be necessary to replace it either. Should be a clear bright red colour, if opaque or brownish colour then drain and replace. There are n...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Skaap biltong ???

I'm sure the same process applies, I've never made it from frozen meat - always fresh. I might be wrong in thinking so, but I think that freezing alters the meat ..... ice expands below -4° and I imagine that might result in a lot of cells bursting, and then if it's in the freezer for too long it ge...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 147

E/Cape YE GTG

We are planning on doing the Moordenaars Kop trip on the 9th Dec. Put this date aside and make a note. The trail itself is not very challenging but very scenic, so will be suitable for over-landers as well. There's a shallow crossing over the Kei that's easy enough but there's another more challengi...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skaap biltong ???
Replies: 13
Views: 359

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.
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Strange noise on rear diff?
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Strange noise on rear diff?

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Toyota Hilux 3.0 Auto (wobble) Solved

Happy to hear that you got it sorted! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My V8 Hilux
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: My V8 Hilux

I just love these old SFA's and yours looks great! :thumbup:

What drive train did you match up to the 1UZ?
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Best engine transplant for 94 hilux surf
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Best engine transplant for 94 hilux surf

If you have the motor rebuilt would probably be the cheapest option. Also retains the original engine number and vehicle originality for a better resale value. If you can find a 2nd hand replacement Toyota 2.4 diesel motor, you might have to do bearings and rings anyway. You would also have to have ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: 2012 hilux d4d power steering fluid

You can get from Toyota, otherwise just use a decent grade ATF from a service station or spares outlet.
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Welcome to all the new members
Replies: 453
Views: 31974

Re: Welcome to all the new members

Welcome aboard, Jacob! :thumbup:

Excellent vehicle, enjoy it! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Backplate for drum rear brakes for TARO
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Backplate for drum rear brakes for TARO

Hi and welcome Taffen! :thumbup: Unfortunately the dealers usually add a hefty premium to their spare parts. I don't know how things work in Norway, but here you can buy pirate parts in a wide variety of spares where there is a demand. Drum brake backing plates are not a frequently replaced item so ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 40
Views: 2011

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Wow! That's unbelievable for such a short running period. I would have liked to be able to say that it could have been worse, but that's bad enough. :blink:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rattle on front wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Rattle on front wheel

Strange that it should go away when 4X4 is engaged. Is the ADD engaging / disengaging properly?
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: China 2017

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Hi

Welcome Johnathan! :thumbup:

Yes it is possible to do a conversion, but it's my contention that it far easier and less costly to sell that one and buy a 4x4 model. Your re-sale will also be better with an OEM 4x4 model than with a converted one.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!
Replies: 486
Views: 53773

Re: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!

Do we have to get some pop-corn, something cold to wet the throat and sit back to watch how the saga of "The Hilux Investigations" unfolds? :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:28 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: 226

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

Keep the Toy pump pulley unless the Merc belt is different. If the belt is not compatible and you have to use the Merc pulley, just check that they are of similar diameter so that you achieve a similar RPM at the pump.

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