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by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Camping and Outdoor
Topic: Echo 4x4 Roof Top tent and Fedlin Hoist for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Echo 4x4 Roof Top tent and Fedlin Hoist for sale

It needs a price unless you're giving it away. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP

Then I would have the original ones repaired / welded where necessary and recovered. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Sold - Hilux 1999-2004 Spare wheel bracket - R500 - Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Hilux 1999-2004 Spare wheel bracket - R500

I am interested. Would like to fit to an SFA and would probably require some modification, but it's probably a lot easier than building one from scratch as I was planning to do. Will contact you. by SMS.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common problems with SFA HiLux?
Replies: 115
Views: 30752

Re: Common problems with SFA HiLux?

Why not let Anton Wessels look after the Lux as well? You seem to have trust in him. Alternatively you can speak to Louis Zanoli at 4x4Direct Centurion 012-653-3208 or 071-697-6579 | Whatsapp 081-590-0479 Louis knows these vehicles very well but I don't think he operates a workshop any more (I might...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP

Welcome aboard! :thumbup: If you can get an old bench seat, it will fit, otherwise you'd have to have the old one's repaired or find a set of front seats that'll fit without too much modification. I know a lot of the SFA guys have gone for that option - less hassle and expense. Not sure what vehicle...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR

Nice to see Toyota making headway on the racing circuit again. Also nice to see the positive results of their R & D in performance as well as styling.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

Maybe the zipping had something to do with it .... gonna go check on some other posts ......
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

Hau! :shock2: :scratch: :blink: I deleted and reloaded your images, placed them "in line" in numerical order (which is what I assume you wanted) and submitted. They come up in the right order as placed, but the deleted ones are still there .... something strange happening ... I also notice that they...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

I had a quick look ..... cannot do either of what I described above because it appears as one single image. Strange.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

One way is .... • to click on "Edit" and select all the text that's between [img] tags and delete. Go back to "Attachments - "Add files" and your uploads will still be there. Scroll back up to the text box. Place your cursor where you want the images below your text and then scroll back down to your...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR

Lekker. :thumbup: But definitely a no-go for SA road conditions.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA HILUX CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: SFA HILUX CLUTCH PROBLEM

.... had a grinding noise when clutch in and in gear at a few stop streets, no noise out of gear with clutch in or out or driving Andy may have a point but it is concerning that you only hear it when in gear with the clutch depressed. Could also be the bearings on the input shaft. Marnus. I thought...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Axle identification
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Axle identification

Not sure if any of that indicates axle type, .... looks like it identifies where manufactured, body type, trim, left hand drive and some other stuff that I don't know. Sorry, wish I could be more helpful.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA HILUX CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: SFA HILUX CLUTCH PROBLEM

Welcome Edmond! :thumbup:
A faulty release bearing will be noisy every time you depress the clutch, whether in gear or not. Could be the spigot bearing,
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450 - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450 - SOLD

Thanks JP. Much appreciated and was good to meet you in person. Keen to see pics of the finished project on your Lux ..... actually better to see it on the next outing you can manage after it's done. :D: (You've been added to the East London 4x4 guys watsapp group.) :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Fog lights

:thumbup:
Show us a pic or two once you're done. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Axle identification
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Axle identification

Welcome Mathew! :thumbup: It sounds like you have the standard Jap axle and diff .... they liked the third member construction principle. Is there not an identification code on the casing of the 3rd member? Otherwise your local dealership or gearbox & diff specialist should be able to help. They may...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Fog lights

Great! Then it should be fairly easy to fit them Jannie. I would make a cardboard template from the lights and then use that to mark the cut-outs on the bumper. Do the lights have some kind of surrounding edge or flange for securing to the edge of the cut-out on the bumper?
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Fog lights

Hi Jannie and welcome! :thumbup: To be honest I've not come across an instance where this has been done, but I don't see why it can't be. I think most folk would just simply mount fog lamps to a nudge bar / bull bar since that would be the easiest, or otherwise have them fitted into after market or ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Hilux 1999-2004 accessories
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Hilux 1999-2004 accessories

Stuur die pics aan my .... andy@hilux4x4.co.za ..... dan sit ek dit vir jou op.
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Hilux 1999-2004 accessories
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Hilux 1999-2004 accessories

Pics must be resized to max 800 x 600 pixels. Bigger than that won't load. Have a read on the index page how to load pics. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450 - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450

He will be leaving for Namibia shortly, so what we can do is that maybe you can drop off to me or I collect and pay you. He can reimburse me when he gets back and uplifts the rim. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450 - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Hilux 15" Rim for sale - R450

Hi JP. Edge said that he has been trying to get hold of you. He will take the rim.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

My guess would be that you are on the money when you suggest idler pulley bearing. It may feel OK but doesn't mean that it is. Sometimes these sealed bearings start to run "dry" as the grease inside hardens with age and heat. You could try getting some W40 to seep in there and see if it makes a diff...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not engaging L4
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Not engaging L4

Mmmm, Andy, are you not thinking abouit difflock maybe? Nope, but that'll be just as bad if not worse. Try it yourself :D: ...... engage 4x4 on the tar somewhere where you won't be a hazard to other traffic like an empty parking lot an try make a turn (without forcing it). Unless you have a centre ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is this something to worry about
Replies: 26
Views: 691

Re: Is this something to worry about

Hi Ben. Yes, have it seen to before your trip - chances are that if it is going to fail, it will do so on a long trip. It might just be the seal, but if there has been water ingress and it looks anything like Hennie's, it will fail you.

Good luck. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 7613

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

:thumbup: Keep it up and looking forward to seeing how you progress. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not engaging L4
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Not engaging L4

Welcome Vicky! :thumbup: I agree with Hennie - take it back to the dealership. Just in case you don't know, you should never engage 4WD on any surface that won't allow some slippage of the tyres Like tar roads, hard packed earth etc - you could do some serious damage to the diffs if you try turning....
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 5-Speed Trans Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 5-Speed Trans Identification

Sorry James, no experience with those kits. Hope it works out for you. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Radiator Upgrade Mk6

On your model I don't even know if there is enough space in there between the condenser and the grille (also vertical support rib if there is one). You would have to physically check. On the old SFA there was enough space to fit a Merc W123 series front fan in there .... IIRC those merc's used to ha...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad miss
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Bad miss

If the compression test was genuinely good, then the chances of a valve problem are slim. Generally these are hardy motors that can take some abuse and don't give many problems. Without the blow-back and considering what you have already replaced (including the compression test), I would perhaps be ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Radiator Upgrade Mk6

If the radiator is still good (not clogged and the fins are not choked or corroded) then why not try improve airflow. Is the visco fan working properly? Maybe install a pancake fan in front of the radiator / AC condenser. Cheaper option and will improve the AC efficiency as well.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad miss
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Bad miss

I think he means a 3RZ motor.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota 2C Import - IP Pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Toyota 2C Import - IP Pulley

Looks like it's forged. Welding could distort it. I would take it to a reputable engineering works and ask their advice.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Got this on Friday..

Beautiful! Congrats! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 5-Speed Trans Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 5-Speed Trans Identification

We never got the 2RZFE motor in our Hilux models here in RSA but the 2000 model Tacoma (Usa equivalent of the Hilux) used the manual transmission W59 (5-SPD) gearbox. This link might help you with other important info .... https://www.amsoil.com/MyGarage/VehicleLookupPrint.aspx?url2=2000+TOYOTA+TACO...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: some theft prevention ideas
Replies: 32
Views: 7174

Re: some theft prevention ideas

Hi and welcome Andre! :thumbup:

Contact Louis Zanoli at 4x4Direct in Pretoria - Centurion 012-653-3208 or 071-697-6579 | Whatsapp 081-590-0479
If he can't help you he should be able to steer you in the right direction. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: HILUX BRAKES PIPES LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: HILUX BRAKES PIPES LAYOUT

This is probably the better one that shows the master ......
IMG_6134.JPG
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: HILUX BRAKES PIPES LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: HILUX BRAKES PIPES LAYOUT

I don't have a schematic of the layout but there are some pics in this thread that might help a little in the master cylinder area.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15977&p=502981&hili ... ux#p502981
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

I've never stripped one down either, so I can't tell you. Maybe once you have installed the new one you can strip the old one. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 4Y EFI Conversion - Chapter 2
Replies: 222
Views: 54589

Re: 4Y EFI Conversion - Chapter 2

Welcome Lee! :thumbup:
Contact Louis as per the post above. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

Hello again. Good to hear that you had a positive result from a new fuel pump but from what you are saying, this is not the underlying cause of the problem. The valves are easy enough to check with a compression test which is something you can do in the meantime if you have not already done it. Othe...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: My new Ride

Congrats, Johan. Enjoy!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Botswana 2018

Lekker! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ford Essex
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Ford Essex

The cheapest bang for your buck on these motors was certainly true, Thabo. But I think that has now passed due to the non-availability of spares locally and the cost of importing or 'reconditioning'. Pretty good motors in their time and very popular in conversions, but remember that most of them are...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ford Essex
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Ford Essex

Yeah, not too sure about the motors from the company on that link. I don't know them nor have I had any experience with them but as Tony said, spares are extremely difficult to get, even from the USA. Here in SA it's only used spares available besides things like after market bearings pistons, rings...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 31, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Driver feet heater
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Driver feet heater

Welcome Dawie! :thumbup: This sounds a little strange in a way. After all if you are getting warm air up at the top vents, it's the same air that is being directed to the foot-well vents when you select that setting. I have also often thought to myself that the air down there is not as warm as at th...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Mariul Brand 4x4 day
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Mariul Brand 4x4 day

:thumbup:

I see that No. 7 is still going and that Mark still drives him hard. :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

Maybe run it for a while and see what happens. :think:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 29, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

If it were a valve problem, it would be there all the time and since you have had periods where it ran well, I doubt that is the case - it's a very remote possibility at best. A vacuum advance that is failing can work poorly and not at all, so that's still a possibility and a motor that misfires or ...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 27, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun May 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

Immediately figured that out .... fat finger syndrome :D: .... and the "m" and "k" are next to each other on the key board. :winkx:

Let us know how it goes with the misfire problem.
by Mud Dog
Sun May 27, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

It should be running fine at 8 or 9° BTDC and you say that by retarding the timing the problem becomes to be less. That's not right. What comes to mind is that there is a fault with the dizzy like a worn rotor shaft (you said earlier that was not the case) - or the vacuum advance is not working for ...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

I'm beginning to think that you cut someone off in traffic and they put a hex on your vehicle. :D: OK, it ran fine when you replaced the condenser in the distributor, but it started with the problem during a trip. Now I'm thinking that either there is something causing it to fail or it was a dud wit...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 25, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Botswana 2018

Yup, also jealous! :D: Nice pics so far (especially from a phone). You and Mari looking well. I like! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 1339

Re: Power brake

That it's not worth the trouble is my feeling as well Marnus. The only time I think that it may give significant benefit is if you have a permanently heavy load at the rear so as to give the traction whereby the drums no longer have the ability to provide the full braking power without locking the w...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 24, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

:winkx: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 24, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 38
Views: 599

Re: Hesitation during driving

An intermittent problem can be one of the worst to pin point, but at least it tends to point towards an electrical fault. The fact that it can run well almost exclude a mechanical cause or things like timing, so all that's left is fuel and spark and although it appears to more like;y be electrical, ...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 1339

Re: Power brake

Quite a bit of modification to get that right, especially;y if you want a working handbrake, but yes it's possible. You would obviously have to use smaller discs and callipers otherwise the rear will lock up every time. Not worth the hassle and aggravation IMO.

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