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by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear lights on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Rear lights on trailer

Glad you got sorted. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS chassis flex at steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: IFS chassis flex at steering box

Something is not right, there should be little or no twisting. What tyre size and tread width are you running? I'm thinking that besides the possibility of damage, there must be some reason like steering resistance that exacerbates the problem. (I'm still not convinced that there isn't something wro...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Spluttering When Turning Here Off?
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: 4y Spluttering When Turning Here Off?

Called "pre-ignition". It may well be a little of two or three factors combined. Air pressure at significantly different elevations will make a small difference but what is more important is the fuel octane rating and the ignition timing. Too far advanced timing will cause it alone sometimes. Does i...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear lights on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Rear lights on trailer

I'm sure there are. Check out http://www.4x4direct.co.za/130-car-replacement-lamps

Cheaper than modifying the vehicle circuitry / electronics or replacing the tail light fitting.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?

Then I'll vote SFA. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Bumper/winch projek

:winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: 4.0 V6 Vigo Or NICE un molested SFA Hilux?

Depends what you want to do with it, George. If it's going to see a lot of rough trails then SFA is going to outlast IFS but IFS is a more comfortable ride.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear lights on trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Rear lights on trailer

Sounds like the draw is too high and a circuit protection is clicking in and out. Maybe replace the tail lights with LED's. :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS chassis flex at steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: IFS chassis flex at steering box

There is normally a brace between the ends of the rails which will minimise twist. Is that still there?
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Bumper/winch projek

En so iets miskien?
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by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Bumper/winch projek

Pity, want dis nogal baie netjies gedoen so ver. Ek dink net jy gaan nog baie ploeg met hom waar hy nou sit.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS chassis flex at steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: IFS chassis flex at steering box

I would also think that the chassis should not flex (I assume you mean a twisting motion) from the steering action of the box. I wonder if there's not another crack further back in the chassis that you haven't seen. :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Bumper/winch projek

Lyk goed Hennie, maar na my mening sit daai winch ver te laag. Dit gaan jou approach angle heelwat verminder. :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Gearbox fill/check plug
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: SFA Gearbox fill/check plug

Engine oil can't get there. Gear box oil can be darker than engine oil but if it's clear and you don't have gear notchy changes, again, I would say leave it as is. A bit of weeping here and there is not the end of the world either although even over filled it should not leak.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side shaft KZTE
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Side shaft KZTE

To be honest, I've come across twisted, twisted off / snapped rear shafts, but never a bent one. Those things are about an inch or more thick and I have to wonder how a thick shaft that is protected by the banjo housing can get bent. :crazy: I might be wrong, but it's possible that the workshop is c...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side shaft KZTE
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Side shaft KZTE

Welcome aboard, Thomas. :thumbup:
Are we talking about front or rear side shafts?
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Gearbox fill/check plug
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: SFA Gearbox fill/check plug

That is the filler plug and filling is done until it comes out of that plug hole. If the oil came running out of the filler plug then it's a little over filled and was probably filled from the turret on top or when the vehicle was side sloped. It's not a problem. If that oil was clean and clear I wo...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water in foot well
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Water in foot well

pieta.swanepoel wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:53 am
And I have exactly the same issue. Haven't looked for what might cause it but seeing that we don't have water in Cpe Town and my bakkie has not been washed in months, I ruled that option out.

Will have look tonight and see. Thanks for the advice.
Have you been using the air-con?
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux kzte headaches
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Hilux kzte headaches

Then you shouldn't have crankcase pressure. Were those seals fitted properly I wonder? .... and was the seal surface of the crank checked out? Was it really OEM parts? (The pirate ones leak after a while). :scratch: :think:
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Maybe keep it as a spare. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hilux Vigo Drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: Hilux Vigo Drawings

:thumbup: Looking good !
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Was your tyre able to be repaired with a gator, Tony?
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

We met at the Kei bridge as planned (one of us was a 'bit' late due to a late night before :D: ). This is looking up at the trail area from the bridge. The arrow shows a section of the trail going up the valley. IMG_1168.jpg The land owner is very close to the bridge so we paid our trail fees and we...
by Mud Dog
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Didn't you even sleep?!! :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

So far. ( * = club member) updated ..... 1. Andy & Sheridene (+2) * 2. Tony & Annemarie * 3. Dylan & Delia (+kids) * 4. Bradley Holmes * 5. Chris Farley * 6. Bill Bester * 7. Gary Bartlett * 8. Jayson Berry * 9. Budoz Mona (not yet a member) 10. Marius Fourie (not yet a member) See you guys tomorrow...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

OK. He's there. :thumbup:
I see that Budoz's and Banzi's memberships are registered but pending payment. If I don't get confirmation before tonight they're gonna loose out. :thumbdown:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

I haven't seen it come through. Will check.
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Was daar drank betrokke ????
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Was daar drank betrokke ????

Yes, seen it and it looks very much like the guys were having too much of a 'good time'.
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

So far. ( * = club member) 1. Andy & Sheridene (+2) * 2. Tony & Annemarie * 3. Dylan & Delia (+kids) * 4. Bradley Holmes * 5. Chris Farley * 6. Bill Bester * 7. Gary Bartlett * 8. Jayson Berry (not yet a member) 9. Budoz Mona (not yet a member) 10. Marius Fourie (not yet a member) See you guys tomor...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000

Good to hear! I'm sure that's been the fault. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: G-Shackles
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: G-Shackles

Agree with Louis from what I can see in the video. In that case I would probably consider revolver shackles.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 289
Views: 19523

Re: Long overdue project.

Roger wrote:Working 6 days a week at the moment till about the 15 Dec .....
Gee die ou 'n chance. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My V8 Hilux
Replies: 18
Views: 777

Re: My V8 Hilux

The 3lit Cresida box should be good. Those straight 6's developed a lot of torque and the 1UZ is not far off so the box should be able to handle it. I would say that you shouldn't floor it, especially in 4th and 5th to save the box and then also not to let it labour in 5th when climbing hills or whe...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Raad oor OME coils
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Raad oor OME coils

I'm open to correction, but AFA the Vigo is concerned, it's my understanding that you will get about 50 mm lift. With the standard shocks you will not give the full extension that the springs are capable of and that's where most of the real benefit is (the shocks limit the outward travel and the OME...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

Which used to be compulsory and no vehicle licence or licence renewal was granted without it. Used to be two discs on the windshield - one was licence and the other MVA (Motor Vehicle Assurance or in simpler terms, 3rd party insurance). That was done away with and replaced by a fuel levy that went i...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000

Probably the HP fuel pump for the EFI. You should only hear this when the ignition is on. Try locate the source of the whir to satisfy yourself that it is indeed the fuel pump.
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Short in the windscreen wiper
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Short in the windscreen wiper

Yip, what James says is true and usually the case. Also don't forget to lube the wiper bushes as well (where the wiper arms are attached). These also become dry, even corroded and offer a lot of resistance in such cases. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

You could just take out a cheap "Ballance of 3rd Party" insurance that covers 3rd party damages and injuries. However, Edge's suggestion has a name - it's called 'self insurance' and it's a really risky business, even for a gambling man. Let's assume that you're a very careful and conservative drive...
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Raad vir winch mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Raad vir winch mounting

Ek sou se die sterkste sal wees om hom normaal (plat) te mount ........ asook sterker is met die dat jou boute en welds van Shear kragte gaan afhang . Net so. Base plaat moet ook stywig wees ... 8mm plaat. Probeer hom so ver terug en laag as moontlik te kry sonder dat dit jou 'approach angle' te ba...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts

Clever idea!! :thumbup:

A piece of PVC electrical conduit should work just as well and you have a choice between black or white to match the colour of the gas-lifts.
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

So far. ( * = club member)

1. Andy & Sheridene (+2) *
2. Tony & Annemarie *
3. Dylan & Delia (+kids) *
4. Bradley Holmes *
5. Chris Farley *
6. Bill Bester *
7. Gary Bartlett (not yet a member)
8. Jayson Berry (not yet a member)
9. Budoz Mona (not yet a member)
10. Marius Fourie (not yet a member)
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

What you do for lunch is up to you. There should be enough time to braai if you have a gas braai, otherwise bring a packed lunch or something that can be easily / quickly prepared. (I'm thinking hot-dogs. :D: ) Also important to mention is that as part of the club's "give back" philosophy each club ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: SFA all aluminium canopy
Replies: 38
Views: 1492

Re: SFA all aluminium canopy

Neat!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Cookie Monsters Hilux Vigo
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Cookie Monsters Hilux Vigo

:thumbup:

Next will be replacing the tupperware and some sliders. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000

I'm not sure if the horn circuit has a relay but if it does, that might be the most likely suspect - contacts could be fused inside, in which case it may not click when energised, but it's worth a try. Disconnect the horn itself and listen if there's a clicking when you connect / disconnect the fuse...
by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Gauteng year end gtg 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 476

Re: Gauteng year end gtg 2017

Lekker! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv

The Grabbers seem to be the best bang for your buck at the moment. Andrew fitted them (MT's) to Sifu-Lux shortly before I bought it - drove back to EL from PE in torrential downpours which included some roadwork sections of gravel / mud detours and the tyres behaved well. Also displaced surface wate...
by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Looks good. The trail can be a bit rocky in places, so you might just need those bash plates if you decide to join. If you do, you'd either have to get very early start or come up on the Friday evening and sleep over. How many would you be?
by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Horn Stuck after Compression Test - RZN169r 2000

Hmmmmm ..... a number of possibilities. It appears that in the course of your work that you may have somehow either pinched a cable, shorting it out or reconnected what may have been previously disconnected. :think: Firstly I wonder if the contacts in the steering wheel behind the horn button haven'...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Holidays - Xmas & New Years
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Holidays - Xmas & New Years

:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

Well in the group so far we have 4 x Hilux, 1 x Cruiser, 1 x Landy, 1 x Range Rover, 1 x Nissan and 1 x unknown. The Susie will be welcome. :D:

Looking at your profile pic however, it looks very low to the ground and those side steps might hook here and there. :think:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

The Jimny will be fine since the trail is over-lander friendly with escape routes. It's a far way for you, but you would be welcome. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hiace-Hilux Engine swap
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Hiace-Hilux Engine swap

Welcome Ron! :thumbup:

They probably have different gear boxes, but the bell faces should be the same, so I don't see why it couldn't be a straight swop. Only other thing is that they might use different ECU mapping, so I would check that out as well. :think:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

So far. ( * = club member)

1. Andy & Sheridene (+2) *
2. Tony & Annemarie *
3. Dylan & Delia (+kids) *
4. Bradley Holmes *
5. Chris Farley *
6. Bill Bester *
7. Gary Bartlett (not yet a member)
8. Jayson Berry (not yet a member)
9. Budoz Mona (not yet a member)
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/Cape YE GTG
Replies: 37
Views: 884

Re: E/Cape YE GTG

So far. ( * = club member)

Andy & Sheridene (+2) *
Tony & Annemarie *
Dylan & Delia (+kids) *
Bradley Holmes *
Chris Farley *
Gary Bartlett (not yet a member)
Jayson Berry (not yet a member)
Budoz Mona (not yet a member)
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Electric Vespa
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Electric Vespa

Perfect for nipping off to the shops for the odd little purchase.
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cutting out
Replies: 76
Views: 2601

Re: Engine cutting out

Good to hear Jan! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuut hier
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Nuut hier

Welkom Danie! :thumbup:

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