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fredzilla
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:13 am
Town: middelburg
Vehicle: HILUX 3.0D4D D/C
Real Name: Fred

Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:56 am

Hi, Please don't be cruel to me because I only have a 4 X 2 'Lux. This is my first life experience with a diesel vehicle, and oh boy! I am enjoying it already!! I took delivery of a 2007 3.0 D-4D D/C last week, and what a fanatastic bakkie. :thumbup: I have a little DIY experience on petrol vehicles, and now I want to get my hands dirty on the Hilux.
The bakkie has done 135,000km with a full service history, and I read in the owner's manual that the timing belt has to be replaced at 150,000km. Is this a major job, or can it be done at home? I will also be looking at buying a workshop manual, and would appreciate it if anyone knows the reference number from Autobooks for the Hilux 3.0D4D model range. :?: :?:
Thanks guys, any help or advice is worth a lot to me.

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2.8 d/cab SFA
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:06 am

welcom that is an awesome motor. Diesal is more complicated to DIY. search the forum will get alot of info
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jacques kotze
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Vehicle: Prado 4,0 V6, dual battery & 3.0 D4d S/C 4x4,front replacement,12000lbs winch.
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:44 am

Welcome Fred, enjoy the forum!!

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cheetah
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:57 pm
Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: 1994 Hilux d/c 2.2
Real Name: Anton

Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:00 pm

Fred nothing wrong with your 4x2 lux, enjoy it here!

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Sebata
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Town: Cosmo City
Vehicle: '06 Hilux 4.0l V6 auto 4x4, Iron-Man front bumper, Ali3n Rock-sliders, Old man Suspention, Snokel, 31" Pireli Scorpion Muds
Real Name: Tau
Club VHF Licence: X125

Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:24 pm

Welcome Fred BUT your thread is incomplete without the picks of your truck :beg: :beg: :beg:
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fredzilla
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:13 am
Town: middelburg
Vehicle: HILUX 3.0D4D D/C
Real Name: Fred

Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:40 pm

OK, I want to post a pic of my truck, but dunno how :confused: ??Gimme a a tool box to work with, then I'm happy. Keyboards & computers? Duh for me... :eh:

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oxydog
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:46 am
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '98 Hilux SFA 2.8D 4X4 D/C, '06 Hilux 4.0 V6 4X4 D/C
Real Name: Jarus
Club VHF Licence: J67
Location: Die Ooste
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:50 pm

Fred, see this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10068
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'98 Hilux 2.8D 4X4 D/Cab

• ARB Bullbar
• Safari Snorkel
• GearMax Rear Locker
• National Luna Dual Battery System
• Dragon 29 MHz with 2.6m whip
• Front Runner bakkie slide
• 31" BFG MT's

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'06 Hilux 4.0 V6 4X4 D/Cab

• Level-it kit (Front)
• Custom integrated bullbar
• Custom replacement bumper
• Eurolux 1500W inverter
• Midas driving lights
• Front Runner bakkie slide
• National Luna 80l fridge/freezer
• National Luna Dual Battery System
• LA Sport 70l long range tank
• 31" BFG AT's

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Donkey
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Real Name: Tumelo Thebe aka Baas John
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:30 pm

Welcome Fred, also a first time diesel owner and never looked back :clap:
4x2 is not a problem :thumbup: (lotsa guys on the forum with 4x2's) you'd be crucified if it was a LR :lol:
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2002 - 3.0KZ-TE Toyota Hilux (Letebele)
1994 - 1.6i Gl Toyota Corolla (Platkar)
1990 - Gli TwinCam 16v (ZuluBoy)

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Real Name: Stef

Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:18 am

Welkomen Fred!

That 2 wheel drive bakkie will get you at alot of places,
Want hyt n toyota badge op die stuurwiel!
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1976 FJ45 4x4
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fredzilla
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Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:13 am
Town: middelburg
Vehicle: HILUX 3.0D4D D/C
Real Name: Fred

Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:43 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome from all. Now, I need some more advice; please guys, I'm a total novice when it comes to trucks(bakkies) as this is my first one. I have a rather uncomfortable ride, namely that the truck has a very 'boing boing' bouncy ride. I pumped the tyres according to the sticker on the inside of the B-pillar, which specifies unladen pressure of 200kPa front & rear. I think for the tyre size, that this could be too low. Tyres are standard Bridgestone 255/70/15.
Any advice from you fundies??? :eh:

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Royco
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Posts: 1169
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:50 pm
Town: Stellenbosch
Vehicle: '09 D4D 3.0 Raider 4x4 D/Cab
Real Name: Roy
Club VHF Licence: X88

Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:01 pm

You can definitely try pumping your tyres to 2.5 bar.
I sometimes go harder on tar.... :twisted:
But it may also be time to have a look at your suspension...
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Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:15 pm

Welcome Fred :thumbup:

I would suggest changing the timing belt and tentioner pully by a mac. Pretty simple however you would rather have someone with some experiance have it done proberly. My light came on at exactly 150 000km and I had it done at 160 000km. Belt still in good order! Not to expensive around R2300 inc labour pvt!

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