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by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Great compilation of pics and nicely put together in that clip. :thumbup: :thumbup:

Those youngsters are going to cherish those memories for the rest of their lives!
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Found that impossible to get remote
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Found that impossible to get remote

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer Box "Clank" on G52 5 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Transfer Box "Clank" on G52 5 Speed Gearbox

Those old X-fer boxes did develop a bit of free play as they got older .... just normal wear and tear I guess. Pretty sure it can be reconditioned, but if it's not too bad I would just leave it and live with it.
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Found that impossible to get remote
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Found that impossible to get remote

Welcome aboard Steffan! :thumbup:

You might be aware that this is an 8 yr old thread and the original posters might no longer frequent the forum. Hopefully someone else will be able to assist or you can find a Conlog dealer through a yellow pages or Google search. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

OK then, maybe you have an electrical problem. Most likely a voltage drop of sorts, and this could be caused by a poor connection somewhere like corroded terminals on a connector or a dry joint on a soldered connection, even perhaps burnt contacts in the wiper relay itself. Not too sure where this r...
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

I'm referring to the shafts under these caps .........
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by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

When you say "the whole wiper assembly" did that include the shafts that the wipers are attached to?
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front diff lock
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Front diff lock

I spoke to the stealers this morning and the one salesman said that the Hiluxes (GD6) after 2015 have a standard front diff lock. If you engage 4x4 the front diff lock automatically engages and the driver can then select the rear diff lock when he wants to. It sounds too good to be true - can someo...
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

The problem is almost guaranteed to be the wiper shaft bushes that are dry / dirty / corroded and have become stiff. This puts a considerable load on the motor. Just take some WD40 or Q20 and spray it onto the wiper shafts where the wiper arms connect. Lift the little cups first and try get the spra...
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

Next time you hear the whining, gag the wife ... whining should stop. Should last for a while. :D: :twisted:
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTH Re visit
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: RTH Re visit

Awesome! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 91 hilux speedometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 91 hilux speedometer not working

I think they used all their old tech stuff in the African market while Europe and the US / Canada got the latest tech at the time. So quite conceivable that they already had the electronic ones by that time. :think:
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle

Or totally incompetent. Either way the customer ends up paying big bucks unnecessarily. There should be consequences.
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: 2005 Hilux 2700 suddenly sounds like a VW beetle

Good to hear! Run it for a few days to make sure that all is well and then let that dealership know what a blunder they made. I would also name and shame them so that others in your neck-o-the-woods are warned. (I would also let that dealership know that you've posted your experience on the forum an...
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 91 hilux speedometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 91 hilux speedometer not working

That would be 100% correct for a '91 model here in RSA, Nic. Ray is however from Canada ... just edited his profile to show that so that it's more obvious in future. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howdy.
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Howdy.

Not bad at all! :thumbup: Standard they ride pretty close to the ground, so a suspension mod (that you already have planned) and some higher profile tyres should give you enough lift for general off-road stuff. Shouldn't affect the warranty. Also, if those are still the OEM aluminium side steps, I w...
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

No problem Tony .... whenever you guys are ready. Wade popped on to me a couple of weeks ago when he was in EL with the bakkie - running sweet. At that time he was having a problem with one of the pulleys chewing the belt (I think it was the power steering pump pulley?). The fabricated bracket was h...
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howdy.
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Howdy.

Welcome aboard, Chris! :thumbup: Kiwi's always welcome here, and yes, we have a lot in common ... we drive on the same side of the road, love the outdoors, are obsessed with rugby (even though local politics has screwed the Boks over royally), and of course we're also Toyota "sluts" as you put it. :...
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1992 2.2 Hilux drum to disc break conversion.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 1992 2.2 Hilux drum to disc break conversion.

Been done and there are many topic threads about this on the forum. Just do a search.

IMO not at all worth the effort. Rather look at upgrading the front brakes - it will give you 20 x the value for your outlay by comparison and much more effective.
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

:laugh2: ..... been there myself, 'cept it was a spare and I think I'm considerably lighter in frame than you. :D:

P.S. Having a tail-gate helps.
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

:( Sad indeed.
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: '03 Hilux 4x4 polyurethane body mount kit
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: '03 Hilux 4x4 polyurethane body mount kit

Don't know for sure whether or not they will work but I'm inclined to think that they will. You're not changing chassis or bodies, just replacing the mounting dampers. I'm also not so sure about polyurethane as opposed to rubber - I think the polyurethane will transfer more vibration / noise into th...
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Cellutitus
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Cellutitus

Yoh! :blink:
by Mud Dog
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

:thumbup: so far ..... as usual. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Good start, Hennie :D: ...... The appetizer was good, looking forward to the 'meat and potatoes. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TOYOTA 2L fuel consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: TOYOTA 2L fuel consumption

I cannot speak definitively about diesels, but IMO 10km/lit is very good if you take into account the heavy SFA body that's built as aerodynamically as a brick combined with an old tech motor. Lets see what the diesel heads say. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Prado Gearbox
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: Prado Gearbox

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Wheel spacer set R1000 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Wheel spacer set R1000

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Wheel spacer set R1000 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Wheel spacer set R1000

What vehicle are they for and what are the thicknesses?

The pics may be a little deceiving, but it looks like there are two different sizes there. :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Hilux for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Hilux for sale

Still looking good. :thumbup:

His asking price might be a bit ambitious, even though these old SFA's still fetch good prices. :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Tree Felling

Cannot identify from the pics but does not look like oleander at all.
Google oleander and look at the leaf shape and growth pattern in images. It's more like a flowering shrub but it's numerous stems can get quite thick. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Tree Felling

Just a bit of extra info now that you've asked. :D: All wood smoke has toxins, some a bit more than others and some more harmful than others. To be on the safe side, all wood should be pretty well dried out before use because wet wood doesn't burn as hot or as easily and releases more smoke with mor...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Tree Felling

It's a silver oak. Not as hard as normal oak. It's safe to use on a braai but the coals won't last as long as decent braai wood. Perfect for burning in a fire place inside the house for heat.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Klein yskas te ruil vir'n Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Klein yskas te ruil vir'n Laptop

:D: Sien daarna uit. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Ons wag klaar in spanning! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Klein yskas te ruil vir'n Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Klein yskas te ruil vir'n Laptop

Haai Hennie, jy kannie ruil voordat jy jou laaste trip report klaar geskryf het nie. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 43
Views: 792

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hi Hennie. Yes, been a while, but your TR's have always made for captivating and fascinating reading, so go for it with no holes barred. I for one will be waiting in anticipation. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Spare parts
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Spare parts

Welcome Glen! :thumbup:

You can also try these guys .....

http://www.grandmark.co.za/automotive-body/

I got doors from them just a few months back.
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Engine mounts

I had a completely sheared mount and couldn't see it behind that shroud .... only when I decided to replace them anyway for peace of mind and took the old ones out did it become evident.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Engine mounts

What motor do you have in there? Not familiar with your model (I'm an SFA guy) ... but do your mounts have a shroud over them? You really cannot see in there nicely if they have. The thing is that if the motor rocks excessively on it's mountings, then something ain't right and they probably need to ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Staun Tire Deflator
Replies: 22
Views: 1101

Re: Staun Tire Deflator

Good price on the Staun type units. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Engine mounts

Welcome Anthony! :thumbup: It very much sounds like the mounts have a problem and it's not always easy to see it just by looking at them. Get in under there with a tommy bar and try lift each side ... check the gearbox mount as well. You will soon see if the rubber in the mounts has de-vulcanised or...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help with Hilux 2400d front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Help with Hilux 2400d front brakes

Glad to hear that you came right (and you're getting to know your vehicle a bit better in the process - a good thing). Let us know how you fared with the rear slaves. But just a quick question, are you sure it's brake fluid and not oil from the shaft seal? Either or, if it's got to the point that th...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Internal Fan Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: SFA Hilux Internal Fan Not Working

Tend to agree with Marnus. There must be resistors blown if it's only clicking at highest speed (straight through) but the fact that the relay clicks means that there is power getting to it, so it's not going to be a fuse. Either the contacts in the relay are burnt as Marnus suggests or there is a b...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help with Hilux 2400d front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Help with Hilux 2400d front brakes

Welcome Anthony. :thumbup: Not familiar with that specific one but looks like a floating calliper. Usually you just remove one bolt either top or bottom and the whole calliper swings out from the disc. P.S. Get a price for Brembo pads from Midas .... might be cheaper than Bosch and much better quali...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Fold-up Camping Table
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Fold-up Camping Table

Quality apparently not very robust but if handled with care should last.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Fold-up Camping Table
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Fold-up Camping Table

by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems

What are the brakes like? Do you have to stand on the pedal? I ask because it could be the brake booster itself that has a leak - of course you will find out if that's the case when you remove the booster hose from the manifold and plug the nipple. Just a quick word of caution - when you plug / blan...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems

You said a new carb is installed - is the gasket seal between the carb and the intake manifold good? You cannot always hear where it might be sucking air so it could be difficult. I would start with the brake booster and hose - disconnect from the manifold and cap off or plug the nipple on the manif...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opgewonde Seuntjie!
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Opgewonde Seuntjie!

Geluk! :thumbup:
Lyk OK op die fotos al is dit moontlik dat hy bietjie gewerk het (plaas bakkie) met 'n duikie hier en daar wat ook nie te erg is nie (LHS rear wheel arch is die slegste).

Watse enjin is in en hoeveel kilos op?
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Don't know Tim - never looked at it that closely - can't even go look at it now coz it's in the shop for cam and follower replacement (I'm getting too lazy to tackle it myself and have a lot of other things on my plate).

It looks to be about 6mm in the pic and is probably mild steel.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018

Congrats and wishing you guys all the best!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Nick wrote:I just put wide flat bar on the ends of my sliders "legs" that come to the chassis, one piece welded to the leg and the other loose on the inside with bolts top and bottom.
Most common way to fit them. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Tim that's a TrailGear x-member for the dual x-fer cases (the 4x4Direct sticker was put on after). It uses the same mounting points on the chassis but is set back for the 2nd x-fer case, so it wouldn't work on the standard set up. It is however possible that they make one for single x-fer boxes, one...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 107
Views: 9295

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Thanks Nick. I have some 6mm alu chequer plate and I will cut and shape little tread plates for the steps to be riveted to the steel once completed, galvanised and painted - (will pre-drill the holes about 1mm bigger than the rivets so that when I clean them up after galvanising there will still be ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 107
Views: 9295

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Just BTW .... the cutaway steps are not centralised but are positioned for more practical access at the doors.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Sliders will get plates on the end of the 'legs' and will then be bolted / clamped to the chassis rail.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Vacuum Gauge

Hah! Yes of course, with a 4 barrel carb and 2 correction screws it makes sense to balance them. On most carbs the air correction is meant for idle speeds, but it does make a small difference on higher revs. It's balancing the mixture settings (if your carb has them) that's a bit tricky.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 107
Views: 9295

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Time has been against me and the slider project has largely stood idle ..... at some point I made up and welded on the 'legs'. The front one's are longer because the chassis rails curve inwards at the front. I was going to fit the 2nd pipe in two sections but getting them to line up perfectly is alw...

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