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by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Pre 1998 Hilux SFA Rear Leaf Springs - Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Pre 1998 Hilux SFA Rear Leaf Springs - Sold

I have a full set that you can have for R1K, but you would have to arrange for transport. Took them out of my '90 model when I replaced with OME. Only thing wrong with them is that the front packs were sagging as they all do over time (they can be re-shaped) Back ones were good.
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2001 Raider wiper suddenly not working anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: 2001 Raider wiper suddenly not working anymore

Don't know about a circuit breaker but have you checked to see if there is any juice getting though to the motor? Another possibility is that the stalk switch is faulty. Something else to check is that the wipers themselves are free - that is that they have not become stuck fast because of corrosion...
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4x4 gear leaver vibration.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: 4x4 gear leaver vibration.

Check engine mountings as well. They tend to go first. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Project Bumper
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Project Bumper

I've only experienced that problem with really thin gauge stuff. 1.8mm or more should be OK and the welds hold it to form. If it were me, I'd do it and be done. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Long time Lurker
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Long time Lurker

Welcome to the active board, Richard! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cranking Amps?
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Cranking Amps?

I might be wrong, but 206A sounds a bit high to me. At 3 years, a lead acid battery is close to the end of it's life and I wonder how much lower the amps would be with a younger battery that is fully charged and reading 13.8V .... (I'm guessing it would probably be in the region of 180A).
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Atlantis dunes - 19 Feb 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 636

Re: Atlantis dunes - 19 Feb 2017

Wide takkies, good momentum and some extra ponies should do it. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Project Bumper
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Project Bumper

P.S. The cost difference between p/coating and galv is minimal.
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Project Bumper
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Project Bumper

Nice project. Don't powder coat - rather do hot dip galvanising and ask them not to dip it in a pacifier afterwards. Just use a galvanising cleaner (Plascon make one that leaves a dull gray surface) spray with red oxide etch primer (not water based!) and then a hard wearing black enamel. The crappy ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Atlantis dunes - 19 Feb 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 636

Re: Atlantis dunes - 19 Feb 2017

:thumbup:

Coming down is easy - we want to see you going up! :D:

Trust you all had a great day. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Hilux
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Stolen Hilux

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by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wiring diagram YN 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Wiring diagram YN 4x4

Those topics are open to the general forum members, not just club members. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cranking Amps?
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Cranking Amps?

Thanks Cas, that's an interesting chart. So it can be considerably higher than I thought.

It also goes to show how a poor battery and bad connections can cause the starter motor to burn out or shorten it's life with such high amperage draws.
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cranking Amps?
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Cranking Amps?

I'm completely open to correction but I think that the draw can be as high as between 80A and 150A depending on how much charge is in the battery (fully charged will draw less), as well as the condition of the starter motor and the connections. I think this high amperage draw is the reason why there...
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Hilux
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Stolen Hilux

So sad to hear, Rick. It is in fact quite infuriating.

Are you able to post some pics that show the distinctive identifiers of the vehicle (you can be sure that the stickers will be removed almost immediately).
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Fj cruiser nitro charger to SFA
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Fj cruiser nitro charger to SFA

It's possible of course, but is it advisable? :think: The spring rate of a suspension system is calculated around the weight of that particular vehicle and the Tacoma as well as the FJ are considerably heavier, especially if the donor vehicle was a diesel. This of course includes the shocks, whose d...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 260 kW and 1,000 N·m from 50Kg power plant
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 260 kW and 1,000 N·m from 50Kg power plant

Nice to see E vehicles gaining traction and spreading to air travel. Maybe water transport will also see some development past bass fishing boats. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Forum Newbie!
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Forum Newbie!

Thanks for volunteering my services Edge! :D: Fabien, you can do a search and use words like "what to look for when buying" You can start by looking at these threads ..... http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30622&p=362885 http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22402&p=2...
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Hi all

:D: It's all good Neil,. If Ryan wants to advertise commercially there is a channel for that and of course he's still welcome if he chooses not to. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Club Membership
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: Club Membership

Nice to have chatted with you Stephan. Glad that we got it sorted. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Club Membership
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: Club Membership

Cassie, Stephan is a newly registered and active club member. Stephan, once you have logged on to the forum, as a club member you automatically also have access to the club forum (which is not a separate site but part of the main forum), and you can see the club discussions as you say you can. There...
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: new to forum

Just as reliable, but as I said, a tad heavier on fuel consumption. Your driving style will help a lot with this and perhaps a hidden blessing is that it may be a bit easier accessing parts if you want to do an EFI conversion to the motor at a later stage. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Club Membership
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: Club Membership

All sorted now Stephan. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Club Membership
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: Club Membership

Hi Stephan, nog nie aktief nie. Steur asseblief die betalings bewys aan my ( andy@hilux4x4.co.za ) en ek sal dit vir jou uit sorteer. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Forum Newbie!
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Forum Newbie!

Welcome Fabien. :thumbup: Service intervals are pretty much the same as most other vehicles and the running costs aside from fuel are normally very low, especially with the older models. Most surprises can be avoided with a thorough visual inspection and test drive. Good luck and enjoy the tour. :wi...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: UV PROTECTION TO PLASTIC SAND TRACKS
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: UV PROTECTION TO PLASTIC SAND TRACKS

Tony, I'm open to correction, but UV actually penetrates below the surface of these materials. UV protection is therefore included at the formulation of uPVC, plastics, urethanes etc. I'm not sure that a topical application is going to help that much. Perhaps a canvas cover bag might be more effecti...
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: new to forum

Malcolm, like I said, I might be mistaken. There is the possibility that a '95 model which was only bought / registered in '96 and if that's the case, then the registration papers will reflect it as a '96 but the VIN however should give the correct model. The 4Y (2.2 lit) has the intake and exhaust ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 170
Views: 7928

Re: Long overdue project.

:thumbup: It's gonna look spiffy! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: new to forum

Welcome Malcolm! :thumbup: The 4Y was a tough little motor, virtually bullet proof, and could take an awful amount of abuse. I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall that here in the RSA they were discontinued as a motor in the Hilux from 1995 and were replaced with the 2.4 lit 22R motor. If this i...
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

seems this will not be possible except adding it under the quick links in the top left That might well be an acceptable option Cas. :thumbup: Having it in the header was cool and something that we got used to but on the other hand it also creates a bit of 'clutter', so ja, adding it to the links on...
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

Cool!~ Thanks Pieter!! :thumbup: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

What does it feel like to be so clever! :D:

Yep, resolution was the problem. Thanks! :winkx:

P.S.
Those of us that no longer have 20/20 vision have to use lower res with bigger print are going to battle until we can move those links back into the header again. :think:
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1993 Toyota Raider D/Cab 2200 4 x 4 for sale - R99500 -SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: 1993 Toyota Raider D/Cab 2200 4 x 4 for sale - R99500

Mileage 174000km
........, engine has around 45000km on.
Was the motor replaced, Craig? At a mere 130000km (174000km - 45000km)? Why?
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

Something strange here Cas ... I'm not getting that. The "Quick Links" on my page is right on top LHS whereas yours seems to be lower down right next to the thread topic. :blink:

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by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

I saw those Cas, but where is the link if someone wants to "join the club"? I had to type it into the location bar to get access so that I could post a link for "Petri" who wanted to join and pay. Pieter, I see that the links to the club, 4x4Direct etc that used to appear in the header aren't there ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

Personally I also don't like the word "community" in the header ..... looks like we are amalgamated with the 'other' forum and I have already had a couple of comments from other members about it. So a suggestion - can we perhaps change the header text from: Hilux 4x4 community forum where we share o...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Membership Termination?!?!?!?!
Replies: 24
Views: 568

Re: Membership Termination?!?!?!?!

Awesome! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Welcome to all the new members
Replies: 432
Views: 22418

Re: Welcome to all the new members

Welcome Willie! :thumbup: (Officially, this time. :D: Good to see that you're sorted. :winkx: )
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

Pieter, I see that the links to the club, 4x4Direct etc that used to appear in the header aren't there any more. Can they be re-instated?

I also see that you can't tell which notifications are unread in the drop-down box (top of page).
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Membership Termination?!?!?!?!
Replies: 24
Views: 568

Re: Membership Termination?!?!?!?!

Petri, you'll find it here towards the bottom of the page http://www.hiluxclub.co.za/

:winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Rev counter not working
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: 4Y Rev counter not working

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Baviaans - combined E/C & W/C GTG.
Replies: 37
Views: 591

Re: Baviaans - combined E/C & W/C GTG.

Sounds interesting, will check it out. Thanks.
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Alternator Light stays on
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Alternator Light stays on

Also think it's the diode pack. Try Diesel electric.
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard, Bernhard! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Newbie

Welkom Neels! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Kwazulu-Natal
Topic: Calling KZN members..
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Calling KZN members..

Enjoy! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Advice

by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Advice

Ahmed, from the sound of it I'm inclined to say no. I might be wrong of course and it all depends on the actual condition of the vehicle over all. I have to wonder if there is anything being 'hidden' under vinyl wrap, and not knowing would be of serious concern to me. Then there's the 'investment' a...
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Welcome to all the new members
Replies: 432
Views: 22418

Re: Welcome to all the new members

Welcome Quintin! :thumbup:

P.S. - Only way we'll believe you is if we see the pics! :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

rigardt wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:00 pm
1 thing that I see that's missing is in the "unread posts" view. we could normally see in which category the post was. that is now gone. can it be reinstated?
Same in the "Active Topics" view. Agree, would be nice to have it back if possible. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Looking good so far! :thumbup:

Did you get the colour coding from original spec or did you match against previously unpainted areas?
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

When opening a thread, I see that unread posts are marked with a red dot at the top of the post next to the posting time.

After the initial shock, it's not too bad - I can get used to this easily enough ... it's really the light / white background colour that's most off putting.
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Somebody in JHB South to check out bike
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Somebody in JHB South to check out bike

Not bad at all .... I only get between 13 and 14 km/lit in town when I'm easy on the throttle, otherwise it drops off to 10 / 11 Had two 2cyl bikes, one 400cc and the other 500cc - loved them both. The 400 was completely stripped down in our lounge, resprayed and rebuilt i the lounge. To this day I ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

Ahhh ..... I see that the page header is also green and the username would be lost against it .....

I see that the topics list now shows how many pages in the topic if it surpasses 1 page.
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Somebody in JHB South to check out bike
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Somebody in JHB South to check out bike

Makes sense - also very light on fuel. :thumbup: My XJ isn't quite as economical around town as what I thought it would be, but then again I don't exactly ride like a 'blouse' or retiree and the fuel economy isn't as much a priority as is the time saved in traffic with a bike vs a car. Parking is al...
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: New Style Feb 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5735

Re: New Style Feb 2017

I see that we (mods) have moved from green to yellow / orange. :D:

I'm assuming the the green dot next to the user name indicates on-line status and thus the username colour change to be more apparent?

I actually liked the green better .... can the "dot" colour be changed instead?
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Club Membership
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: Club Membership

Hi Stephan, sal Neil laat weet (net in geval hy hierdie pos nie raak sien nie) - hy hanteer nou registrasies en betalings. Die ander moontlikheid is dat die betaling bewys vir een of ander rede nie by hom uitgekom het nie. As jy niks verder gehoor het oor die volgende dag of twee, laat weet weer hie...
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Baviaans - combined E/C & W/C GTG.
Replies: 37
Views: 591

Re: Baviaans - combined E/C & W/C GTG.

Thanks Niel, maybe that's where we should spend the first night - maybe use either Willowmore or Uitspan as a rendezvous point to allow for the different arrival times from different areas, and then move as a group from there. I was initially thinking to use Willowmore but whichever place we use we ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Centurion opens on 6 Feb 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 346

Re: 4x4 Direct Centurion opens on 6 Feb 2017

Congrats on the new store! Nice to see you grow! :thumbup:

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