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by TheoM
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

Nice Marius.

This is exactly why I fit inline filters at both of Olive's tanks prior to the surge tank ... costs nothing and I change them out every 5K kms.If I ever decide to go internal pump on the main tank I will also fit a magnet.
by TheoM
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY EGT and more Gauge
Replies: 84
Views: 9998

Re: DIY EGT and more Gauge

Se asb wanneer en waar ek my geld moet stuur vir n kit ! Dit is die beste wat ek nog ooit gesien het!
by TheoM
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

Very very nice Marius, congrats !
by TheoM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

It is not the rubberising itself that causes rust but rather the procedure followed during - most companies just grind of the oem paint to roughen up the area and then go at it and so any moisture that gets in will cause rust as the metal underneath is totally unprotected.I chose a urethane based pr...
by TheoM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

First clean with Xylene and then use a good quality self etch primer ...
by TheoM
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

Very much so Marius.
We just replaced the thermostat, which got stuck in a slightly open position just outside of Calvinia coming back from Kgalagadi in 45 deg temps towing my Metalian Midi.Olive now has 48 000 kms on the clock since the restoration.
by TheoM
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: '87 Hilux DC Re-build
Replies: 226
Views: 21125

Re: '87 Hilux DC Re-build

Only found this thread now ..... well done Marius !
by TheoM
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux Rebuild/3UZ Lexus Conversion
Replies: 130
Views: 10992

Re: SFA Hilux Rebuild/3UZ Lexus Conversion

I'm using an in-line walbro 255l/h fuel pump, .....Getting 8mm/ID fuel lines, the ones that can handle high pressure. I can't say if the originals are up to the task, but I'd rather upgrade the fuel lines due to them not being used under high pressure originally. I changed to the legendary Bosch 04...
by TheoM
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux Rebuild/3UZ Lexus Conversion
Replies: 130
Views: 10992

Re: SFA Hilux Rebuild/3UZ Lexus Conversion

I'm using an in-line walbro 255l/h fuel pump, .....Getting 8mm/ID fuel lines, the ones that can handle high pressure. I can't say if the originals are up to the task, but I'd rather upgrade the fuel lines due to them not being used under high pressure originally. I changed to the legendary Bosch 04...
by TheoM
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lexus Rat Trike
Replies: 22
Views: 2495

Re: Lexus Rat Trike

Radiator is at the back - look at the long water pipes from the front along the sides. Must have additional pumps to circulate it that far !
by TheoM
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Soon 1UZ to 3UZ
Replies: 51
Views: 3555

Re: Soon 1UZ to 3UZ

Subscribed - been waiting for a lekker thread for a while ! :cooldude:
by TheoM
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Soon 1UZ to 3UZ
Replies: 51
Views: 3555

Re: Soon 1UZ to either 2UZ or 3UZ

:shock2:

A 2UZ out of the states will never have as little kms on the clock as the motors out of Japan. :thumbdown:

So is the little extra kw and Nm from the 3UZ worth almost double the price of the 1UZ VVTi ... :confused:
by TheoM
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Soon 1UZ to 3UZ
Replies: 51
Views: 3555

Re: Soon 1UZ to either 2UZ or 3UZ

Subscribed ! :thumbup:


Will be interesting to see the reasoning to choose between those 2 motors .. :twisted:
by TheoM
Thu May 07, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine nr change reg
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Engine nr change reg

cprinsloo wrote:Ja, but Mark is MIA, and I don't know where he bought my engine. Phoned Paul and Turbo Toys, but they have no record of my engine nr.....

Bummer....
Mark gave me a receipt which I used.I heard he is no longer MIA but he did have some serious health problems :confused:
by TheoM
Thu May 07, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1UZ elektriese fan??? Watter een werk die beste???
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: 1UZ elektriese fan??? Watter een werk die beste???

My 2UZ viscous fan with BJ42 OEM shroud and 30 year old OEM radiator was fine until it sprung a leak. Then I got one of these and now it is even better ..

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:cooldude:
by TheoM
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: '94 Hilux Surf - Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: '94 Hilux Surf

Why don't you import the vehicle into ZA and sell it like that as opposed to "breaking it up", if you know what I mean.As a returning citizen, you should be allowed to import it into ZA if I recall correctly.
by TheoM
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Are you running the Lexus auto box ? .. it goes into reverse and does the reverse thing, but forward, it doesn't go. it feels like the engine is not ready yet to move and something is telling it to keep idling until temperature or whatever is at it's correct setting for driving. ................... ...
by TheoM
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Battery problems after fitting lexus motor
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Battery problems after fitting lexus motor

Sounds like you need another Auto-elec ! :?
by TheoM
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?

Not impossible although the 2UZ's alternator is located in the same spot and they do not have a bad reputation so maybe it is just old age :|
by TheoM
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?

Rear bearing collapsed causing armature to drag and then burn :(
by TheoM
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?

Thanks guys, will try the recon with OEM parts, option first.
by TheoM
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Sources for Lexus VVTi Alternator ?

It seems that I need one please ? :(
by TheoM
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

..But when I got this one they told me it should be connected other way round. . Looking at the pic of your FPR it looks like the normal vertical spring and diaphragm type setup ie spring at the top where the vacuum inlet is with the diaphragm in centre and return at bottom .It does not look like a...
by TheoM
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Most/all FPRs that I have seen, had their returns to the tank/surge tank at the bottom and the inlet on the side but I suppose yours could be different - the manual should be very clear on that so check your manual first ? As far as the tacho is concerned, I suspect it relates to the 4 cyl signal vs...
by TheoM
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

I have not connected the vacuum to the fuel pressure regulator yet. I was just gonna link it to the intake manifold. Or should it be connected some where else? Yes, connect it to the small blanked off pipe above the intake - the one with the black rubber cap which is closest to that coolant bleed s...
by TheoM
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Looks great !

Where do you get vacuum from for the FPR guage ?
by TheoM
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 21
Views: 6182

Re: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator

Thanks, .... assuming engine hot and at idle ?
by TheoM
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 21
Views: 6182

Re: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator

BlumTRD wrote:42psi on the spot
Thanks ! Mine shows 30 psi at idle at the moment :? Should I disconnect the vacuum line or leave it connected but do the setting with the pump just primed but engine not running, before setting it to 42 psi ?
by TheoM
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 21
Views: 6182

Re: 1UZ-FE Fuel pressure regulator

BlumTRD wrote:... I fitted a aftermarket fpr on vvti via t pice to return .
How much PSI should you read on the FPR, please ?
by TheoM
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Workhorse wrote:..
Theo I am using a bosch inline pump.

External ? Which model and where did you find stock if it is the 044 pump, please ?
by TheoM
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

:clap: Keep it up !

What fuel pump are you going to use ?
by TheoM
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

:clap: Keep the pics coming !
by TheoM
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: lexus v8
Replies: 66
Views: 5424

Re: lexus v8

larry007 wrote:
:laugh2: PS doing 130 in 3rd at 5500rpm for fun and then putting your foot down - that is nuts! :laugh2:
I see I am not alone :blushing:
by TheoM
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: lexus v8
Replies: 66
Views: 5424

Re: lexus v8

Thanks ! ..So with your 33", what is your cruising speed? and the rpms at that speed? and consumption? Not sure what my consumption will be from now on because a buddy and I discoverd 2 evenings ago that my TPS was not calibrated :wth: Now that it is, were are going on a trip this weekend so we will...
by TheoM
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: lexus v8
Replies: 66
Views: 5424

Re: lexus v8

Being a noob with zero posts on the forum, I am bit reluctant posting, especially as a non-Hilux pilot with very limited mechanical capability :crazy: ..............nice torque curve from low rpms. . In that case then I am also disbarred from posting :razz: However I have found the guys around here...
by TheoM
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: lexus v8
Replies: 66
Views: 5424

Re: lexus v8

Good idea Laurence ! Maybe start a new thread even ? What are your diff ratios and who did your tuning ? Is your's the VVTi ?
by TheoM
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Not sure if space in the Hiluxes is a problem but the nice thing with the VVTI is the OEM viscous fan than can be used.Couple it with a decent radiator and a proper fan-shroud and you will never have a problem ! The one in Olive will suck most type of dogs and small children through the radiator ! :...
by TheoM
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

Donovan, unless if you want to farm it out to Gauteng etc I would gos peak to Allen(Hoppy) Venter who is also a well known member here.
by TheoM
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly
Replies: 67
Views: 7353

Re: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly

With the standard 5sp Hilux manual box and diffs ?
by TheoM
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 10742

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

I went with the VVTI and Spitronics ECU - Very happy after more than 2 years and 20 000 kms of mostly off road travel :yahoo:
by TheoM
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly
Replies: 67
Views: 7353

Re: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly

Looks good ! What size tyres are you running on with what diff ratio and gearbox ?
by TheoM
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: My third attempt at a conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: My third attempt at a conversion

Looks great !

Please post another picture showing the top of the airfilter housing where/how it was modified ??
by TheoM
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly
Replies: 67
Views: 7353

Re: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly

Who built that radiator ? Looks good !
by TheoM
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 1972 Mercedes Lexus 1UZ VVTI
Replies: 21
Views: 3721

Re: 1972 Mercedes Lexus 1UZ VVTI

Is it your own vehicle or for some evil client ? :mrgreen:
by TheoM
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Chev Lumina SS enjine in Hilux!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3702

Re: Chev Lumina SS enjine in Hilux!!

Mud Dog wrote:...... maybe the Lux was to fast to get a pic? :lol:
.. or maybe it lost against a Hilexus ? :twisted:
by TheoM
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly
Replies: 67
Views: 7353

Re: Striker's hilux gets Lexus finaly

mark watson wrote:...
and revs lower at 120kph than the manual.
Not lower than a H55F cruiser box :cooldude: :dance1:
by TheoM
Fri May 17, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi
Replies: 568
Views: 48096

Re: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi

:thumbup: Mark, good to know the Merc rad is an option if ever needed.

Why the twin airfilter setup ?
by TheoM
Thu May 16, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi
Replies: 568
Views: 48096

Re: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi

Well just thought I would mention my setup with my non-vvt. I am using my std 2.4 2l-te radiator with 2 10" electric fans in front of it with no issues +15k km later. I have even towed a KZTE from pta to Krugersdorp up the hill (some of you might know that that is quite an incline) by Silverstar ca...
by TheoM
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos

Thanks for the kind words guys, much appreciated. :thumbup:

Dwayne, epos gestuur maar moet eerlik wees en se ek is maar skepties oor die afstand :blushing:
by TheoM
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos

Dit is wat tans op is, maar dmv gewone log-headers wat gesny is.Spasie is egter baie beperk so enige vervaardiger sal die kar moet he om konstant te meet en pas terwyl Delmas bietjie ver is
by TheoM
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: Stainless Branch For lexus 1uz to best perfection fotos

n Ordentlike stel branches vir Olive's 1UZ VVTi

Image
by TheoM
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 2.8 3l to 2.8 3l turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: 2.8 3l to 2.8 3l turbo

Thabogrobler wrote:..Die intercooler help om dit laer te maak en dit voorkom dat die top kraak. Ae ek reg onthou moet 'n enjin nooit oor 720 grade gaan nie, dan begin die pistons en/of top smelt!
Hou maar eerder by 620 degC met die probe pre turbo ;-)
by TheoM
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 2jz gte what bellhousing to use
Replies: 14
Views: 3851

Re: 2jz gte what bellhousing to use

Speak to Mark Watson _ he has just put one of those into a Land Cruiser 1FZ 105 series.
by TheoM
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Lexus v8 conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 20442

Re: Lexus v8 conversion

after Mark's comment of carrying a spare ecu when going away. . . . and me not trying to start anything on here, just wondering how reliable the spitronics is? so so many broken/caput spitronics ecu have the guys heard about? . :cooldude: Not a single one.I think the point is that the Spitronics EC...
by TheoM
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: MB to VW to Toyota TT (Toyota Tarzan Trokkie)
Replies: 29
Views: 3691

Re: MB to VW to Toyota TT (Toyota Tarzan Trokkie)

Wat n beauty ! :clap:

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