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by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL

Nice! Still looks pretty good! :thumbup:

A buff and polish should get the paintwork shining again - a pressure wash in the wheel wells and underneath and then clean up / respray the rims and it will look like a completely different vehicle. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 103
Views: 7687

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Thanks for he feedback Andrew. Pretty much what I suspected and I keep the tank on the full side so that the pump will be gravity fed even if the lux sleeps on a slight 'nose-up' incline. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: vigo rear diff protection plate
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: vigo rear diff protection plate

I'm sure it does. Have a look amongst these images .... https://www.google.com/search?q=diff+protection&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVn7Kn4cnaAhVIKMAKHRaZCu8Q_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=678 There are a number of different manufacturers supplying them and I'm sure you could find a...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 3de event en uitdunne - 12 Mei 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: 3de event en uitdunne - 12 Mei 2018

:laugh2:

Reg gestel. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 3de event en uitdunne - 12 Mei 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: 3de event en uitdunne - 12 Mei 2918

You could look at things like geo-caching / treasure hunts / blind-fold challenges / short non-challenging and assisted events within an event for capable children, maybe like sitting on dad's lap and steering through an easy obstacle or course / reversing through obstacles / ladies challenges / the...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Tree Felling

Agree with Eric - approach your municipality electrical dept (or maybe even parks dept). If memory serves correctly, in the eyes of the law it's your tree and you are responsible for it but since it overhangs your boundary the adjacent land owner (in this case the city) can cut away anything that ov...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE vs 2,7 petrol
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: KZTE vs 2,7 petrol

Wise choice IMO. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: "setting" torque converter slip?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: "setting" torque converter slip?

Have you checked the dipstick level and colour of the ATF in the box?
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rich Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: Rich Carb

Jaco, that might help if Tony was in the RSA but he's in New Zealand. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 103
Views: 7687

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Hi Andrew, yes I noticed that the return line was 'made operational'. I didn't look but there must be some form of restriction in that port or on the line so as to maintain some pressure on the needle valve. One can also hear the electric fuel pump pulsing quite rapidly to fill the float chamber if ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2014 Hilux KUN26 pulling to left.
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: 2014 Hilux KUN26 pulling to left.

Welcome Jerome. There is a reason why the front tyres are wearing unevenly on the inside edge. Toe out. There are either of two possibilities - the alignment was not done properly or something is out of symmetry. Assuming that all three different alignment centres cannot be wrong, then the problem l...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Which engine?

OK, then I misunderstood. Yes the D4D's are very reliable and the 2.5 is a bit sluggish by comparison to the 3.0. However I understand that if you chip it you can run away from a standard 3.0 but it will catch up to you after 130kmph. I believe that even when chipped it's more economical than the 3....
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Which engine?

The 5L 3lit diesel motor is a donkey but as you say, very reliable and it should run trouble free for at least twice more that mileage if not four times. That is still a young motor by 5L standards. Swapping it out for something like the 1KD (D4D) motor would give you more power and better fuel econ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: broken front diff?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: broken front diff?

would that be an item replaced by the Air Locker since that is basically an entire differential replacement? No. If your model is of the type that I suspect with an ADD, then the function of the ADD is to disengage the diff when not required, thus reducing the amount of friction / drag and improvin...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: broken front diff?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: broken front diff?

Hi and welcome Andrew. From what you say, I'm assuming that the model is and independent front suspension type with an ADD (automatic diff decoupler) on the front diff. Typically the ADD will disengage the diff when not in low range which should have avoided damage, but it seems there is no way of k...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DUNE SAND IN THE CHASSIS, AIR BOX
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: DUNE SAND IN THE CHASSIS, AIR BOX

Just blow it out with compressed air - you can also give the element a good blow out as well if it's not that bad that it needs replacement,
Tip - pull an old stocking over the snorkel head when you're driving in dusty / sandy conditions. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rich Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: Rich Carb

Tony Clendon wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:24 am
Thanks Mud Dog - have checked most of those but just so smelly at idle! I may have to search out my local carb specialist as most young mechanics now haven't even seen a carb!
Is the idle solenoid valve working?
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

Look what I did here ....... viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28052&p=331721
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

The sagitta. But like I said, increase it a bit to compensate for normal deflection and possible later sagging. Perhaps more like 80mm
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rich Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: Rich Carb

Welcome Tony! :thumbup: There's not a lot that you can do to the carb itself IRO adjustments. The "adjustment" screw is really just an air screw for idle mixture. Things to look at are float level, auto choke, worn butterfly bushes, vacuum hoses and airflow restriction (air filter element). There ar...
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

Double it (60mm more curvature on each side). Maybe even a fraction more, it's still going to deflect quite a bit as soon as you put some weight onto it. Then you also have to think that it will settle a bit as time passes but mine is still sitting level after about 3 years since I re-shaped my leav...
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 103
Views: 7687

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Thanks Tim, good to know and perhaps will help someone that has that problem. My maroon lux (22R) now has EFI, so there's no problem there and the white one with the 3lit V6 (Weber carb) doesn't seem to have a problem on inclines. I have had it on extreme angles using crawler gears - that means that...
by Mud Dog
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Revo DC canopy for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Hilux Revo DC canopy for sale.

:thumbup: Nou kan ons sien hoe lyk dit. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2003 Hilux 4x4 suspension upgrades.
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: 2003 Hilux 4x4 suspension upgrades.

Original equipment might be an option but I would suggest something that gives a softer ride, like Monroe (if you get them over there). Otherwise look at Old Man Emu or something that is adjustable like shock models offered by Bilstein, Pro-Comp or Fox. Harder shocks are more for traction on paved s...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: 1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL

Welcome Rodney! :thumbup: Indeed! ..... pics, pics, pics! Either you have a great FIL or you're an awesome SIL. :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Revo DC canopy for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Hilux Revo DC canopy for sale.

You won't sell it without pics ... it's also a requirement here. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on selling Hilux and pricing of extras
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Advice on selling Hilux and pricing of extras

Jan, you will never recover the cost of the extras, not even a meaningful portion thereof. The right buyer that wants those things will be prepared to pay a little extra but a dealership will normally give you the trade price, extras or not. Removing and selling the extras separately will be your be...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

No, it was there from when I bought the vehicle (2nd hand) .... could be that it was fitted by a previous owner. :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

If you look at the last 3 engine pics in this thread .......
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15977&p=487178&hili ... il#p487178
..... you will see the valve sitting above the rear end of the EFI plenum. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

Indeed there is. What you're seeing there though is the "T" piece for the locker vacuum solenoid. However there is a non-return valve further back along the main vacuum from the manifold. That means that if the motor stalls or vacuum in the manifold is lost, then the brake booster doesn't loose it's...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Sightron Rifle Scope 3-9 x 40 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Sightron Rifle Scope 3-9 x 40 for sale

No price - it's for free! :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD

Payment done. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD

Thanks Shane. I believe they will be collecting this morning or later today, so if it can be boxed and marked, that will be great.

Will do EFT now. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Bike jacket and helmet

Just confirm please.
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Bike jacket and helmet - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Bike jacket and helmet

OK, what the hell .... I'll take them off you. You can bundle it together with the other stuff that the couriers will collect and I'll make the payment. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Universal Supercharger?

My take on it is this ..... with a super you have positive pressure in the intake rather than negative (vacuum), so yes, airflow will register a a little higher. However there is still the additional available oxygen in the more dense air taken in by the motor, so the AFR will also be affected a bit...
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:52 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: 213

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

I agree. Have it checked out by a competent independent source - not sure if you have an Automobile Assoc. in New Zealand. The Consumer Protection Act that Shaakir refers to here in RSA may have a similar enactment in your local statues over there. Might be worth investigating if you don't know. Tha...
by Mud Dog
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Universal Supercharger?

I think I share the same concerns as you Pieter. It looks a bit under-engineered to me. I suspect that its making use of a planetary gear system in that small box with central input. It's a good engineering principle and works beautifully for step down gearing (winches use the planetary gear system)...
by Mud Dog
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A new ride
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: A new ride

Congrats Roger! Enjoy it! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Clearing out unused stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Clearing out unused stuff

That's an oxy-LPG pack. OK for small brazing jobs, cutting thinner material. Not ideal for gas welding but can do it.

Also handy for heating up stubborn bolts / nuts, even small bodywork jobs.

A VERY good price for the unit and a great deal for the DIY guys.
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

It's possible that you're over thinking it. Also remember that, even at low revs, with the throttle closed the vacuum in the manifold increases because of the restriction of intake air past the throttle butterfly. I've never had a vacuum problem where the locker kicks out - I don't think it needs mu...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

Just thinking about it, it's not the same as a pressure line. The valve is not going to achieve anything unless you have an extra vacuum reservoir for the locker. The locker line is small diameter and won't hold much vacuum. As long as the solenoid valve is good and there are no leaks you should be ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?
Replies: 110
Views: 7685

Re: Gearmax difflock problem-Should've known-please help?

Are you having a similar problem Tim? Installing a valve is far from ideal, so don't do it if you don't have to. If there is a problem I would rather trace it and have it seen to. If it's the diaphragm at the diff, they are not expensive to replace and lines can easily be repaired / replaced as well...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

OH! ...... we'll need to see pictures as well! :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

Cool. Let us know how it goes. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Warning... All SFA Owners!
Replies: 47
Views: 15919

Re: Warning... All SFA Owners!

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Selling some unused accessories
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Selling some unused accessories

My courier operator likes to travel, so distance is no problem. :D:

I'll take the jerry can deal (sorry Jacques). Shane can you please send me you banking details for EFT payment, thanks.
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Selling some unused accessories
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Selling some unused accessories

Courier charges from the "Wild West" are going to be .... well, ... wild! :D:

Would be interested in the jerry can deal though. Whereabouts are you?
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!
Replies: 73
Views: 13128

Re: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!

Hi Brent. Firstly a belated welcome with your first post. :D: :thumbup: The ORRA licences expire end March, but ours are valid for as long as you remain a member of the club. All you need to do is to renew your membership on it's anniversary - yours is only due on 2017-11-22 and I see that you have ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A familiar topic - 22R to 22RE Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: A familiar topic - 22R to 22RE Conversion

LTD edition has a stainless tank; still spotless inside last I checked. +1 :thumbup: In addition, the pump we fitted sits in a basket that is like a gauze filter and protects the pump from any debris that might get into the tank. The return line dumps the excess fuel into this basket which helps wh...
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advies asb
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Advies asb

If I'm not mistaken, the IFS guys manage to fit 31" tyres without any real problems when they use the standard rim. So I really think that the offset you have is the fly in the ointment here. Perhaps if you can loan a set of rims with 31's on from someone just to test it first. Might just save some ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advies asb
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Advies asb

laat hulle jou wiele effe voorentoe skuif, dit is wat hulle met my gedoen het, as ek reg is.(265x75x15 = 31x10,5x15??) 245x75x15 = 29.5" diameter 265x75x15 = 30.6" diameter 31x10,5x15 = 31" diameter The problem will be slightly worse with 31" tyres (the tyre radius will increase by 0.2" or about 5m...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

Seen that awesome clip before as well as another one where they chain 4 or 5 of these trucks together through some really deep mud on bad roads ... can't remember if they were Merc though. The 4wd version of these trucks are amazing ..... remind me of the Magirus trucks, or the old SA military SaMag...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

Did a bit of searching myself and see that they started with production of the L-Series in Germ,any as early as 1959. :blink:

Also don't know what they're called, tried a whole lot of different phrases and don't get anywhere. Local scrap merchants know what I'm talking about but none of them have.
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

Those trucks would have been assembled at the local Mercedes plant here in E.L. but there is almost no chance that they will still have those as spares. I haven't seen them on any of the later model trucks and I know that once a model is discontinued for 10 years, they destroy all the spares for the...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Website information
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Website information

http://www.toyodiy.com Should give it to you, Dawie. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Website information
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Website information

Websites where you enter your vin no. will just give you year of manufacture. Date of first registration will be on your vehicle registration form, sometimes it will also be on the licence renewal print out. Year of manufacture and year of registration can differ as in the case where a vehicle comes...
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A familiar topic - 22R to 22RE Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: A familiar topic - 22R to 22RE Conversion

Still using the original fuel lines on mine. No problem with the smaller pipe diameter at all - could be because of the 'in-tank' fuel pump. No surge tank required either. Pressure to the fuel rail stays constant, even at high revs.
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto trans cooler pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Auto trans cooler pipes

Sorry Adam, can't help with the thread sizes, but hopefully someone here can. Good luck. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto trans cooler pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Auto trans cooler pipes

I don't see why hydraulic hose shouldn't work .... ATF is used in many hydraulic applications, so the hose rubber should be compatible. I would just make sure that the hose is tucked out of harms way so that it cannot get snagged when off-roading.

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