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by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Coolant Replacement

Haven't serviced the bakkie for about 3 yrs ... :blink: Not good Peter, but I suppose a lot depends on what mileage has been done over that period. The anti freeze however is not intended to last that long and may be the reason why you are getting traces of rust in the coolant - it should be replac...
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Coolant Replacement

Just get a bottle of Winns Radiator Flush and follow the label instructions. A little coolant is removed and the bottle contents added to the radiator - the motor is run for a short period and then all coolant is flushed / drained and replaced. So that will flush out the block as well.
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Coolant Replacement

If the Toyota one is only "marginally more expensive" as quoted above, then maybe use that one. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

Don't do the heat treatment, you will be sorry!! All suspensions will sag a bit as they settle down and personally I would leave it be unless it's really bad. I had OME fitted to my first van and after the initial settling of about 20mm they settled no further even after some serious abuse. The most...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

No train smash, but not ideal. The head-space of air is there to take up some of the expansion when the boxes heat up .... if they were filled to the brim, oil would be forced out with heat expansion. The X-fer box is already full (overflowing you said), so just fill the gearbox. Fill till it runs o...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: holiday trip report competition
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: holiday trip report competition

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Cookie Monsters Hilux Vigo
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Cookie Monsters Hilux Vigo

:thumbup:

Looks better than the old colour coded one.
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Header pic
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Header pic

Like the new header pic of Marius' (Knuppel) rebuilt SFA. Great looking vehicle! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 44
Views: 1281

Re: Bumper/winch projek

Goed om te hoor! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Black Leather gearlever knob
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Black Leather gearlever knob

Ahhh, OK. In that case you should still be able to get from the dealerships but I would try the used spare market first.
by Mud Dog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Black Leather gearlever knob
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Black Leather gearlever knob

Hi Quintus, not sure where you will still get besides 2nd hand - the model is too old for dealerships to still carry spares unless you get "lucky" and find one that still has the complete gear-lever assembly (they were sold a s a unit). If no-one here has a spare one lying around for you, you could ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Water storage
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Water storage

Borehole water and tanked rain water are usually OK for drinking. One should test borehole water for any unhealthy leachate / chemicals and rainwater lasts well in a tank, especially if the collection roof and gutters are free of debris / plant material. If tank water is cloudy or very green, 100 gr...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rattle on front wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Rattle on front wheel

hi. on the older 4x4 with manual locking hubs , with the hubs unlocked and in 4x2 the front prop s are stationary. on the newer models, there are no manual hubs so the front props are always turning, the 4x4 system disengages by means of a clutch. so in 4x2 the front props rotate. I think you meant...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adjustable side mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Adjustable side mirror

The problem is not with the switch if it operates the LHS mirror OK. More than likely the problem will be either the vertical plane motor itself or the connections to that motor (inside the mirror). Could also be as suggested that the wires have become pinched where they pass from the body to the do...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Good Service
Topic: Great service from 4x4 Direct
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Great service from 4x4 Direct

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!
Replies: 71
Views: 11432

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

Hi Jacques. The automated thingy would be great but it looks like it's a bit of a problem to get sorted. I've just checked and seen that your renewal payment has been processed so I'll get your VHF Radio LoA sent on to you.

Have a lekker weekend. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CHASING DOWN A SHORTED WIRE
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: CHASING DOWN A SHORTED WIRE

Glad to hear that you got it sorted! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: KZTE Cylinder head
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: KZTE Cylinder head

Replace with AMC head. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Very Quiet in the EC region
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: Very Quiet in the EC region

SifuLux donga crawl ....

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by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Camry ECU Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Camry ECU Unit

Hi Hannes. Depending on how old the model is, you may battle to get from the agents, and although it will be pricey if you can get one, it might be a better option than an after market unit from the point of view that it's an easy replacement with no re-wiring or modifications required. That in itse...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

We're all curious of course, so don't leave us hanging ........ quantify "a fair amount". :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gearbox Problems Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Gearbox Problems Please Help

The "red oil" might be ATF. It's often used instead of regular gear oil to try overcome whines and notchy gear changing.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota recall on air bags
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Toyota recall on air bags

Toyota South Africa recalls more than 700,000 cars over air bags By AFP Toyota South Africa Motors said Thursday it had issued a notice to recall more than 700,000 vehicles over air bag safety concerns, with some affected models dating back over 15 years. The Japanese car maker said the recall was ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: 1964 VW Beetle 2 door sedan - value?

If you got an old split window in good condition you could get close to 5 mil in Europe.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Complete set of rear doors off '87 SFA DC R750ea
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

Re: Complete set of rear doors off '87 SFA DC R750ea

Sorry Selwyn, I will be needing them. The existing doors on Sifu Lux need to be replaced. I think that is why Andrew had them on hand. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Polyurethane bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Polyurethane bushes

Midas and Autozone carry them. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gearbox Problems Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Gearbox Problems Please Help

Doesn't sound right at all. The gears shouldn't have to "wear in" - I think he's taking a chance.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Double Cab Sound system
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: SFA Double Cab Sound system

I've never had it coming in through there, at least not that I've ever noticed it.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment

Yes, a constant current. Try trace the wire back, maybe it is damaged or even cut.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rumbling noise
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Rumbling noise

Almost certainly the release bearing that's on it's way.Replace sooner that later because it will fail you. If it collapses it will do damage but you will be replacing most of the damaged stuff with a new kit. Thing is you will have absolutely no clutch. Check the spigot bearing in the flywheel at t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Complete set of rear doors off '87 SFA DC R750ea
Replies: 15
Views: 1532

Re: Complete set of rear doors off '87 SFA DC R750ea

Hi Selwyn. No he doesn't. I took them off him when I bought his Hilux. :winkx:

As I understand, the front doors might still be available as pirate spares, but the rear are like hens teeth.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment

You're not helping right now! :laugh2: But seriously, I have been giving it a lot of unhealthy thought. Some of the stuff we do here is quite rough and one of the main reasons why I bought Sifu Lux was to save the LTD. He (or she) has been built up for that kind of thing and the guys here like to pu...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 97
Views: 6479

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Looks like it's a common problem then Stef. I also originally wanted to have a continuous length bent to shape but to get someone here that can do it competently with 60mm 3mm gauge pipe is where I ran into a snag. It would have to be exactly the right length and angles on the same plane when they'r...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 97
Views: 6479

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Ok, so as I mentioned in another 'slider' thread, my steel arrived to build 4 x sliders (one set for 'Sifu-Lux' who doesn't have any and a replacement set for the LTD). IMG_1387.JPG I like the appearance of the original LTD sliders and in replacing them I want to keep it as close to original as poss...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knocking noise from front
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Knocking noise from front

LouisZ wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 pm
CV Joint.
Could be, but a single 'clunk' is what Justin described and CV's will mostly make a series of 'clunks'.

Does the sound still manifest when stationary and turning the steering?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Coolant Replacement

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knocking noise from front
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Knocking noise from front

Ball joints would be the first ting that I'd look at and even though they seem to be OK on purely visual inspection, this may not be the case. One needs to jack it up and check for play with a tommy-bar. The other thing I would look at is the shock mounts top and bottom, and if it's a strut make sur...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Double Cab Sound system
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: SFA Double Cab Sound system

There should be no water getting in there unless you have rust holes where the roof skin meets the gutter somewhere at the back. Another possibility is if you have an antenna mounted on the 'C'-pillar and the rubber seal washers are perished and cracked.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment

Good to hear that you got it sorted Tim! :thumbup: Thanks, yes, the "crawler" Lux is very capable and has been put through some less than 'totally wild' paces and so far I am pleased with it. Before it can be fully unleashed it has to get some body protection - the steel for the sliders arrived toda...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Coolant Replacement

As far as raising the boiling point and lowering the freezing point of the coolant water, they all do more or less the same job (ethylene glycol base). Where the difference between a good or bad product manifests is it's ability to stop corrosion and lubricate the pump seals / bushes and furthermore...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?

Thanks. It's been ordered and will a[apparently arrive on Monday. Like I said, at that price I couldn't turn it down. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Nice, well done Nic. :thumbup: Personally I would hot dip galvanise without the pacifier dip afterwards and then use a red oxide etch primer and enamel overcoat. I really don't like powder coating - it's great if it never gets chipped / scratched - once that happens, you can't do a touch-up. The spr...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?

So I bought one! :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?

My "el-cheapo" Campmaster is about the same age and still going strong. For some time it has been running permanently - started as a test to see if the solar panel / battery could keep up with the power demand on a low setting. Battery is about ½ in the mornings but fully charged again before midday...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?

Then it's an awesome deal at that price! :blink:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Decarbonising KZTE engine
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Decarbonising KZTE engine

Thabo, one would think that's a real possibility depending on how the solids are 'cleaned' - do they come off in bits or are they 'dissolved'. I had a Honda that liked to leak water into the #3 cylinder - problem sorted over time but I opened it twice and both times that cylinder was shiny clean and...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Dometic fridge / freezers - how good?

Takealot has a special on the 50lit fridge freezer at R4999 , listing a 54% discount over the normal price of R10,999 https://www.takealot.com/dometic-cf-50-compressor-fridge-cover-bundle/PLID32842563 A 3 year warranty is offered and the specs are quite impressive, but how good are their compressors?
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Decarbonising KZTE engine
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Decarbonising KZTE engine

I know that feeding a little water / steam into the intake cleans it up very nicely and can even give better fuel economy, BUT it runs hotter for some reason and it can errode the metal in the combustion chamber. I wouldn't do it. A good open road run normally does the trick anyway. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Engel 60lt to swop for 30lt or 25lt
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Engel 60lt to swop for 30lt or 25lt

Surface rust ....... :twisted:
rust-2.jpg
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Side steps/sliders

If for a DC I might have been interested, but have decided to build my own two sets that imitate the LTD ones. My original LTD sliders have taken a beating and I've repaired them before already. They're just not strong enough, so will have a slight design change yet look more or less the same. I wil...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Excellent pic
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Excellent pic

Great action pic. :thumbup: ...... Imagine what that does to the air filter. :blink:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: KZTE Gearbox wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: KZTE Gearbox wanted

Makes sense, also why I don't want to go the 1UZ route when the time comes. Did you not even consider the 4GR or 5GR motors?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: electrical problem

The brake lights could just be a bad earth or bad connection at the lamps themselves. The rest only happened when you disturbed the fuses, so almost certainly a fuse is now blown or more likely not making proper contact either on the fuse itself or on the fuse box wiring.
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: KZTE Gearbox wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: KZTE Gearbox wanted

I like the 5VZ as well. Nice strong reliable motor, just the fuel economy that sucks. But then the 3RZ is not really better on economy either. Your 3RZ must be getting a bit long in the tooth now and the 5VZ is a much younger series. Spares for this motor should still be available for a long time to...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 60
Views: 4714

Re: Electric Vehicles

BMW I-Vision electric vehicle .... not sure that it will compete with Tesla yet, very plain aesthetics.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017 ... m=exchange
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other Toyotas
Topic: Toyota news
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Toyota news

by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: KZTE Gearbox wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: KZTE Gearbox wanted

Jest aside, what are you needing it for? You going to swop the 3RZ for a Lexus 1UZ?
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Vigo Temp gauge 4l V6 AT
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Hilux Vigo Temp gauge 4l V6 AT

That would most likely be the case, but it's a better option than overheating the motor. Despite this, it might still be a good idea to fit a pancake fan in front of the radiators and couple it up so that it comes on with the A/C. Also regularly check that the radiator fins aren't blocked with insec...

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