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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: 201

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: 4
Views: 90

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: 201

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: 201

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: 9055

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: 9055

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: 201

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: 74

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: 9055

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...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: toyota hilux 3y Carburator problems

It does sound like a vacuum leak. Check that all vacuum lines are connected and not perished / cracked - don't forget the brake booster line off the manifold (the brake booster itself have no rust holes?). You could safely dispense with all the vacuum operated stuff (the BVSV"s) except for the vacuu...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

I had sliders Andy, from the PO days, but I chopped them off as they were structurally unsound. Like I said, no excuse to build a replacement set, and while you're at it you can incorporate something like this .... http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=6721&p=74492&hilit=swambo+step#...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Vacuum Gauge

No, not on a manifold or single air intake - usually used to balance two or more carbs. I assume that you're talking about vacuum in the manifold (after the throttle butterfly) and not before the carb / throttle body. Before the throttle butterfly would really only tell you if your filter was clogge...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Dawie, it's the drivers side ..... :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

You've got the same problem as me on the last SFA ..... no sliders, so you gotta almost hop up to get your bum on the seat. The other SFA is the same height, but I don't have a problem getting into that one because the sliders act as a step. Still in the process of making up sliders for the white on...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Steering Rack Mounting Bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Steering Rack Mounting Bushes

Welcome Mike! :thumbup:

Strange that the agents don't have. Maybe try a different dealership.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opgewonde Seuntjie!
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Opgewonde Seuntjie!

Lekker! Wys sodra jy fotos het. :D:

...... of is dit dalk een wat hier geadverteer was? :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opgewonde Seuntjie!
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Opgewonde Seuntjie!

SFA?
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 28
Views: 766

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Whatever you do, DON"T use flash band. It's not at all the same as the factory stuff that's in there. And you're right - it's frikkin messy. The bitumen will melt with the first time the floor gets hot from the air passing through underneath from the engine bay and then everything is sticky. The fac...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Can i please be a boer ??
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Can i please be a boer ??

Definitief! Hou self nie van droë biltong nie en normaalwegs begin ons klaar daarvan eet na drie dae. Het selfs jare gelede 'n biltong droër van 'n ou yskas gemaak maar nog nooit gebruik nie. Hang dit sommer in die garage met 'n waaier dat die lug sirkuleer. Maak ook my eie droë wors op dieselfde ma...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: CAM 2.2 (4Y"E") into SFA
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: CAM 2.2 (4Y"E") into SFA

Alvin, your 4Y model would have had the pressed steel 65lit tank. I had a replacement polypropylene tank fitted that bumped it up to about 110 lit - unfortunately because of the model age, these are no longer commercially available but you might get lucky and find a second hand one. Rather than fit ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: CAM 2.2 (4Y"E") into SFA
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: CAM 2.2 (4Y"E") into SFA

Spitronics = good choice. Top of their game for many years now and it's local - they're extremely helpful with any advice. Get the Saturn model which is hardy and allows many setting parameters - voltage spikes won't just blow it. Internal pump is best long term option - no surge tank needed - the g...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Good Service
Topic: Halfway Toyota Ngami
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Halfway Toyota Ngami

Always nice to hear the positive stories and not always all the crappy ones. Good on you for posting it Ben and a feather in the cap for the workshop. That's what service should be like. Well done! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

Toyota still keep the kits. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Looks like it should work just fine. Don't see a drain plug?
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Piston No 4 Seized 3.0 D4D
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Piston No 4 Seized 3.0 D4D

Welcome Reece! :thumbup: It's normally always No. 4 cylinder when there is a heat seize. Coolant from the radiator enters the front of the motor and flows through the head and water jacket in the block, by the time it reaches no. 4 it is already considerably hotter and as a result the rear of the mo...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Calliper oring seal
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Calliper oring seal

You should be able to get from Beating Man. Just tell them it's for brake fluid. Probably cost you about 60 cents.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1994 SFA 2.7 Beast for sale - Price Drop 90k
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: 1994 SFA 2.7 Beast for sale - Price Drop 90k

Eish! Someone that is into serious 4x4 is going to get a real bargain!! If I didn't already have one with similar set up I would have grabbed this one already. Money must be tight at the moment that no-one has bought it yet.

What lockers are in there?
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

Yes, the chains do stretch a bit over time (not like the old double link ones that hardly stretched at all), and the tensioner is supposed to take up that extra slack. But here's the thing, when that happens the tensioner surface becomes worn to the new sharper curvature of the chain running over it...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

One more thing .... use OEM parts ..... not worth taking a chance when it's such a tedious job and the pirate tensioners have a tendancy to 'stick'. The pieces that have broken off from the guide will be lying at the bottom of the sump. You might want to drain the sump and see if you can fish out an...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

Man, I don't know why I didn't think of it before ...... TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER & GUIDE! It's an hydraulic tensioner, so it's dependant on oil pressure. So that makes sense to me now. However I don't think that the hydraulic tensioner itself is the main problem - I think that's still working OK beca...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

No, I'm sure that the crank would take a lot more than 4 or 5 secs to warm up and close tolerances. It really sounds like an oil pressure related issue and the oil viscosity will certainly be part of it.

Did this start happening after a service or oil change?
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22r Oil Pressure question
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: 22r Oil Pressure question

Hmmm...... What's the mileage on the motor? What you describe sounds a lot like worn hydraulic lifters but the 22R is an OHC motor, so it can't be that. It does nonetheless sound like an oil pressure related thing and I'm wondering what it could be - if the crank or big end bearings are so worn that...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux what to do ??
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: SFA Hilux what to do ??

Dan is Lexus die goedkoopste opsie, dan KZTE en D4D die duurste. D4d het redelik meer krag as KZTE en ook beter brandstof verbruik. As jy dit kan bekostig is die D4D jou beste opsie as jy by Toyota wil bly.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defy Oven problems
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Defy Oven problems

Cool bananas! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defy Oven problems
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Defy Oven problems

What Tony says is correct. A faulty thermostat that does not register the increasing heat or fails to break the circuit when the desired heat is reached, will keep the elements burning. I am not familiar with your unit at all, but I assume it's an under-counter oven and since the cabinet or "carcass...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux what to do ??
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: SFA Hilux what to do ??

Vir daai geld sit ek liewer 'n lexus 1UZ in - ratkas en diffs sal hom kan hanteer as jy nie te wild daarmme raak nie. 3.0 D4D is 'n goeie keuse maar enjin is duur om te koop, selfs 2de hand. Anderste sit 'n Ford 2.5 Wl motor in .... nie te duur nie, beter krag en verbruik as die ou 5 L en jy bly met...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Oil pump

Thanks Tony. We petrol heads don't know about those things but we live and learn. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

All appeared as I placed them.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

Testing - will select some pics, upload as a batch and then place in line. 1st pic in line will be cheetah Cheetah.jpg The second in line will be img 0834 IMG_0834.JPG 3rd in line img 0830 IMG_0830.JPG and last img 6132 IMG_6132.JPG I am editing to add an extra pic (Sifu2067) after posting ... Sifu_...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

Not sure Martiens. The usual problem that guys have is with the resizing but that's not the case here. I'll do a test on attaching pics and see what happens. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Alu doors on fibre glass canopy

Hi Martiens. I'm not sure what you did when posting them, but I found them amongst the forum's orphaned files and have re-attached them to you post.

I assume that was all of them?
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Baby Fortuner
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Baby Fortuner

Looking very similar to the Rav and even the Honda CRV.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: 2000 Prado 3.4 5VZ-FE Catalytic Converter
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: 2000 Prado 3.4 5VZ-FE Catalytic Converter

Removing it will definitely improve the performance, especially if it was clogged. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Oil pump

The alternator runs on it's own sealed bearings .... not oil from the motor. What makes you think it has an "oil leak"? Has oil perhaps not dripped onto it from when you were working? Or from somewhere else like the rocker cover?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Oil pump

I see that Tony had posted while I was typing and his idea of oiling through the pressure sensor is a good one ..... It will prime itself but typically these are not high volume pumps so it might take about 15 / 20 seconds to prime and then a few more to fill the filter (which would have drained by ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: BANDE-ADVIES
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: BANDE-ADVIES

Shouldn't be a problem as far as I know with standard rims but it's also dependant on the off set of your rims if not standard. A deeper dish rim might well catch.
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

Ahhh OK ..... I'm an SFA guy so forgive me. :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: BANDE-ADVIES
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: BANDE-ADVIES

Welkom Rinus! :thumbup:

31x10.5R15 behoort sonder probleme te pas. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

If you're going to go as far as to strip to check the CV's then you might as well replace the boots on both sides. No point in going to all that effort without replacing them and AFAIK they're not overly pricey items. While you're at it, check the ball joints and control arm bushes as well as tie-ro...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

Valid point IRO rain / water Thys. If the reason for the existing tear is age / perishing, then another one could appear along the way.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Some assistance required
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Some assistance required

If the cable tie is holding and there are no other tears in the boot it'll be OK to get you home. Not much dust on the open road so that's not so much of a problem as the grease getting out.

That said, replacing it now will give you peace of mind on the trip back.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suspension Spring Blades F&R
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Suspension Spring Blades F&R

I have an old set of standard rear SFA blades that you would be welcome to if they would fit and if you can arrange transport. They would need a little TLC and also have to be re-bushed in any event (your pin diameter might not be the same as the Toyota one's). Unfortunately not OME and I would also...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '05 Vigo Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: '05 Vigo Shocks

Yup, DIY can save you a sizeable packet over time. Glad to hear that you found the noisy bearing. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie, to 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Newbie, to 4x4

Welcome Lincoln! :thumbup:
There's a wealth of info on this forum and a lot of knowledgeable members. Just ask and someone will be sure to help. Better still, join the guys in your area on outings to gain practical knowledge and experience. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Spotlights, recovery and other equipment for sale. Fair offers please.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Spotlights, recovery and other equipment for sale. Fair offers please.

The "vellies" ..... I found them to be so comfortable I preferred them to steel caps at work (I still insisted on steel caps for my crew but I'm a lot more careful than they are) and they're also leather. Long story short, I still use them even though it's almost 3 yrs since I closed my business and...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Lekker Pieter! :thumbup:
What was the cost of the motor and did they supply the original ECU with it? I'm still battling with the Essex V6 in SifuLux (cam and lifters) so the 5VZ option is not too far from my mind.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Toyota Jack

Just a word of caution when jacking up on the back axle or front lower control arm, make sure that the jack head is in a place where it cannot dislodge or slip off. Better still is if the jack has a 'cup' type head.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Toyota Jack

Also used to keep a block of wood behind the seat but haven't used the OEM since I carry a Hi-Lift in the vehicle full time. I think even the standard bottle jacks that you get at automotive outlets are short and intended more for cars and the like (1 - 3 ton). Then there are the bigger truck jacks ...

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