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by Mud Dog
Thu May 24, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 40
Views: 934

Re: Hesitation during driving

An intermittent problem can be one of the worst to pin point, but at least it tends to point towards an electrical fault. The fact that it can run well almost exclude a mechanical cause or things like timing, so all that's left is fuel and spark and although it appears to more like;y be electrical, ...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Power brake

Quite a bit of modification to get that right, especially;y if you want a working handbrake, but yes it's possible. You would obviously have to use smaller discs and callipers otherwise the rear will lock up every time. Not worth the hassle and aggravation IMO.
by Mud Dog
Wed May 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Power brake

Andy Naskar motor spares in Pretoria sells the Land Cruiser 75 dics for R450.00 ad the KZTE calipers for R945.00 each new. Thanks Dawie. That's an incredibly good price, less that 1½K per side! I will have to look around locally to see if any of the after market spare guys can come close, otherwise...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Power brake

it's definitely a consideration, Dawie. The problem is finding a set of decently priced callipers.
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Power brake

Ja look, 4K is pricey by comparison to pirate parts or even the OEM ones, but you cannot put a price on safety. So IMO they're still worth it and I want to upgrade both my SFA's starting with the pads .... especially the one running 33's, gotta stand on that pedal. Funny thing is that the brakes are...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Towbar for a 2017 2.8 GD-6 4x4?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Towbar for a 2017 2.8 GD-6 4x4?

Also check that it is rated for that towing weight .... a 24 footer is a bit heavier than the average leisure craft. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 40
Views: 934

Re: Hesitation during driving

Happy to hear that you got to the bottom of it! :thumbup:

When a coil or condenser start to fail it's often difficult to pin-point the problem and like I said, sometimes they only start failing under load.
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Happy new Prado owner - new shocks and new Muds!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Happy new Prado owner - new shocks and new Muds!!

Glad nie te sleg nie in vergelyking met jou beste vorige verbruik as jy in ag neem dat daar gedeeltelik swaar verkeer was asook die meer aggressiewe loopvlak van die nuwe bande. En dit nogal van 'n V6 wat 'n reputasie het om te wil suip. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: Power brake

:thumbup:

Cost for a set of 2 ?
by Mud Dog
Mon May 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol

The flooding is probably due to a faulty needle and seat valve - you can replace yourself for under R200. If you go the weber route, there would need to be modifications to fit it as well as a anti flood on inclines mod to the carb itself and then lastly, I would think that a weber 38 would be more ...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.8 Diesel ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Re: 2.8 Diesel ?

This is a very old thread that you've resurrected, Wandile, and the motors being referred to are old diesel technology. A lot has happened with diesels since then. The 3lit KZTE motor that followed was a great improvement IRO performance but they did not take kindly to overheating and tended to crac...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Hilux 22R 2.4 petrol

What's wrong with the original carb?
by Mud Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 40
Views: 934

Re: Hesitation during driving

No need to drop the tank. Just disconnect the feed line to the carb, stick the end into a bottle where the bottle won't fall or tip over and start the motor. Watch the flow rate into the bottle while the motor is idling and then rev it up a bit before it dies from not getting fuel to the carb. There...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 40
Views: 934

Re: Hesitation during driving

Hi again Shermohamed. You've checked everything that I mentioned in our PM communication, but two things still come to mind. You said that the problem is not there when revving the motor while the vehicle is stationary so I am to understand that it happens when the motor is under load. This could be...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE vs 2,7 petrol
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: KZTE vs 2,7 petrol

Awesome!! :thumbup:

Now it will keep going for another few good centuries on the clock. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo shock replacement - When?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Vigo shock replacement - When?

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

:D: Ja, but it's just replaced the banner pic. :D:

We can't incorporate both? :think:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: First sfa
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: First sfa

The one for sale in the link given by Nic above appears to be a nice buy but if you want something more serious with a bigger motor (Toyota 2.7 conversion), raised suspension 33" tyres and dual transfer cases, then look at this one which I think is an excellent buy (only 5k more) for someone that's ...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: First sfa
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: First sfa

............. what sfa to get ......... want to use it as an everyday car for myself and maybe now and then hit the trails what engine is best single cab or double what to look for when buying and more or less price range for a nice specimen also mayb mods to do when after buying a good looking siz...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Toyota - Meet Panthera
Replies: 76
Views: 11509

Re: My new Toyota - Meet Panthera

Cruiser? :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

:D:

It's missing from the header - probably since the last software update. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo shock replacement - When?
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Vigo shock replacement - When?

It sounds like they don't need to be replaced yet. 160,000km is not a low mileage for shocks, even if it hasn't been used a lot on gravel road. So I think that if they are still OEM, they will need replacing in the not too distant future. Just monitor then closely. Of course the possibility exists t...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Dutch Visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Dutch Visitors

Can't help you with the camper hire but I might have a slightly different suggestion for the route through the E/Cape, something more "back-roadsy" avoiding the main thoroughfares and commercial centres / cities ...... probably even safer for them. Durban / Margate then from Kokstad go through Lusik...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Removing Fuse

Looks OK. Why not try it. Not expensive either.
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TOYOTA HILUX 3.0 D4D OVERHEATING
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: TOYOTA HILUX 3.0 D4D OVERHEATING

Over fuelling, radiator no longer efficient (choked or cooling fins corroded) , water pump not working optimally or perhaps poor airflow over the radiator - also be sure that there is a radiator cowl and that it's good.
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 29
Views: 12212

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

Not worth it. Sell the 4x2 and buy a 4x4 ..... less hassle, no registration problems, better resale value - and probably a much cheaper option. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Removing Fuse

:laugh2: That might be going a bit far but depends on what lock you use. I have already cut a clamp off one of my vehicles with a bolt cutter after an argument with a stupid security guard who then decided to be clever and clamp my vehicle while I was still there (huge-ass bolt cutter that I used to...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Removing Fuse

Not sure that removing the starter relay alone will work that well either .... they'll just jump it from the battery and being a diesel won't make that much difference either if the ecu is live ..... a diesel does not need glow plugs to start if it's not a cold start like in the morning. If it has b...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Looking for National Luna dual battery system
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Looking for National Luna dual battery system

Look and see what options 4x4Direct has got. They deliver as well.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: Removing Fuse

I used to do that and came back to an empty parking with the fuse still in my pocket. The thugs are a lot more savvy than we give then credit for. They either pick up on the missing fuse and just bridge it with a paperclip / wire or they run a jumper straight off the battery. A fuel cut-off solenoid...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Service Manual 4.0L V6
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Service Manual 4.0L V6

Welcome Eddie. We have pdf format manuals here on the forum but so far I don't think one has been uploaded for the 1 GR .... could be mistaken.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 8190

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

Lyk goed so ver!! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri May 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

I have often thought about this because the geometry does not appear to be correct when just looking at it. Every time I have to wonder what I'm missing -- surely the designing engineers with the thick coke-bottle glasses at Toyota couldn't have made a mistake .... did they make a compromise? .... i...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

These rods should have been extended and fitted to a pivot point back somewhere in line with the rear leaf shackle, the geometry doesn't work in my mind.
The geometry won't work if not mounted to the hanger-pin side - the flexing shackles would create too much of a variance.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

There is very little chance that they have exactly the correct bush, so take the rod with you as well as an old bush and a bolt as a sample. You might find something oversized that can be cut or shaped to fit -preferably get the shock bushes that have the metal sleeve insert (with correct size for t...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '05 Vigo Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: '05 Vigo Shocks

Also like the Monroe option.
by Mud Dog
Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Coolant Replacement

Hmmm ...... Interesting, you live and learn. Then the Toyota coolant might well make economic sense in the long term - but what about cases where you may loose the coolant when a pipe leaks or the coolant has to be drained to work on the motor or replace radiator etc? If you're not doing it yourself...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Coolant Replacement

Additive - yes, usually comes in a litre bottle that would typically treat about 5 lit water. Ultimoil made a good one if you can still get it, otherwise the Castrol one (additive) isn't too bad, but if you find any of the better known brands like Holts, Wynn's, Spanjaard etc., they should be more t...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Coolant Replacement

Got to say that I take the recommendation of the Toyota antifreeze with a pinch of salt. These things are all ethylene glycol or propylene glycol and they all do more or less the same thing when used as recommended. I have used the 'off the shelf' additives for decades without any water pump failure...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drivetrain Humming / Vibration coasting in 2WD but not 4WD
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Drivetrain Humming / Vibration coasting in 2WD but not 4WD

Can't really see if there is play on that video clip. The play that you felt, is it on the centre carrier bearing or on the slip-joint? You can drive in 4WD with the front hubs unlocked without causing any damage, but I wouldn't do that for too long a period - just until you can get to the bottom of...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 09, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: 22R Choke Idle Speed Adjustment

Whew! What a saga, but at least now you have it sorted and understand the workings better than most. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator for dual batter system and fridge.
Replies: 53
Views: 2668

Re: Alternator for dual batter system and fridge.

I think that's just a heavy duty solenoid / relay switch, nothing intelligent about it. It's probably there to isolate the spare / 2nd battery if you have one fitted. It may be being triggered by the ignition switch ... if that's the case I would rather put a toggle switch in the cab that triggers t...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Mechanic
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: SFA Hilux Mechanic

Rather than PM me, it would be better to post any questions here. More heads are better than one ...... and contrary to popular belief I don't know everything :D:

But yes, always ask and someone will help ..... good way to learn. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Mechanic
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: SFA Hilux Mechanic

I'm pretty sure we can help. Things you will have to look at are of course as you mentioned, oil + filter change and plugs. The 4Y doesn't chew plugs so if you've replaced them recently it may not be necessary, but pull them out anyway to check them (be careful not to damage the aluminium sleeves an...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 8190

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

It's a duplicate post Neil the fart .... same photos as in the post above it. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Hilux Mechanic
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: SFA Hilux Mechanic

Hi and welcome Joseph! :thumbup:

Hopefully the guys down your way can recommend someone, but if you're a mechanically minded DIY type, you can do it all yourself. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 1982 hilux 4x4
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: 1982 hilux 4x4

pampoen wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 am
Lekker bru!! Are you leaving the chassis grey, or going black?
Yatish wrote:I started with the chassis, everything is completely stripped, & painted with a "carboline" range of paints for protection, before it goes black...
:D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux sfa general questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2484

Re: Hilux sfa general questions

Those are just under 32" in diameter and are about 1½ inch higher in profile than what was fitted OEM to the split rims. That's almost an inch less tolerance. I think they will foul against the rear of the wheel well on sharp turns unless you have done an axle shift or have raised the suspension. :w...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Revo D/Cab seat covers wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Revo D/Cab seat covers wanted

Try Chaber Canvas, they will custom make it for you. Thunder02 is a member here, PM or e-mail him.
by Mud Dog
Sun May 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo Load sensing valve working?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Vigo Load sensing valve working?

Ideally the wheels should never lock up Morne. Since I'm old school and don't always immediately relate to newer tech, I failed to recognise that your model is fitted with ABS. This of course will also prevent lock up. Here's the thing ... the rear brakes must be working but your question is how eff...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo Load sensing valve working?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Vigo Load sensing valve working?

What makes you think it's not working? What do you typically carry in the rear full time. Remember this, most of the braking (on forward movement) is achieved through the front wheels and less brake fluid pressure is apportioned to the rear in a standard set up otherwise the rear wheels would lock u...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: spare wheel stolen
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: spare wheel stolen

Sad to hear, even though this is a fairly common problem. The worst is that you might not be aware until you need the spare.

What size rim? I have a 15" steel rim with 31" tyre.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9887

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

No, the 2.7 doesn't develop the same high levels of torque. It's also a very reliable motor - and it's Toyota so the resale is not as badly affected. My opinion is that it's a good buy for someone that is going to be doing some more serious off-roading. New, those ARB lockers alone are going to set ...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9887

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

I will keep my eyes open for the 1999-2003 2.7 models. Seems like a good option. Do these models have the same reliable Solid Front Axle as the older ones? No, the last Hilux SFA's were the 1998 models. After that they were all IFS (Independent Front Suspension). Don't be fooled, the IFS models wer...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9887

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

Sorry Louis, I have to disagree based on what I have seen .... one snapped side-shaft (admittedly that can happen even with a smaller motor), two twisted side-shafts, a twisted prop-shaft and a number of stripped diffs and gear boxes. If you drive it sensibly and keep in mind that the drive train wa...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knocking noise from front
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Knocking noise from front

Sounds logical. My next suggestion would have been to look at the stabilizer mountings and connection points, but you seem to have overcome your problem with the cause you mention.
by Mud Dog
Wed May 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9887

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

The older SFA (Solid Front Axle) Hiluxes are still the old "toughies" in the Hilux stable even though they're getting "long in the tooth". Many of them that are in a poor state of repair are scrapped for spares and those solid front axles are sought after by many off-road enthusiasts that build up /...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can Alternator burn out regulator??
Replies: 27
Views: 5321

Re: Can Alternator burn out regulator??

It's a suppressor capacitor to reduce interference with radios and other sensitive electronics. :winkx:

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