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Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
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Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi all , Thank you for accepting me on this forum . I have just purchased a 1996 4x4 SFA D/C. Looking forward to finding out more on these vehicles . It has the 2.2 Petrol engine , It sounds fine , But has been opened in the past , Hopefully what ever problem it may of had , is fixed now .
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

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Froll
Monster Truck
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Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:13 pm
Town: Vioolsdrift
Vehicle: 1995 2,4 D/C Hilux SFA 4X4 , 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
Club VHF Licence: N/A

Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:59 pm

Welcome Malcolm, hope you enjoy it here on the forum. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Post some pics of your ride.

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Mud Dog
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:59 pm

Welcome Malcolm! :thumbup:

The 4Y was a tough little motor, virtually bullet proof, and could take an awful amount of abuse. I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall that here in the RSA they were discontinued as a motor in the Hilux from 1995 and were replaced with the 2.4 lit 22R motor. If this is indeed so, then the vehicle must be older than 1996 or the motor is a replacement. The fitting of an older 2.2lit 4Y motor in place of the 2.4lit 22R was not an entirely uncommon practice since the 22R was only marginally more powerful and quite a bit more thirsty.

Either way, you still have a legendary workhorse vehicle. Enjoy it! :winkx:
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FIRSTGEER
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Vehicle: 2,5 D4D Singlr Cab 4X4 Full OME suspension. snorkel.GMA aftermarket bullbar.
Real Name: Tony Geer
Club VHF Licence: HC 109

Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Howzit and welcome to the forum Malcolm
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Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
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Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 am

Mud Dog wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Welcome Malcolm! :thumbup:

The 4Y was a tough little motor, virtually bullet proof, and could take an awful amount of abuse. I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall that here in the RSA they were discontinued as a motor in the Hilux from 1995 and were replaced with the 2.4 lit 22R motor. If this is indeed so, then the vehicle must be older than 1996 or the motor is a replacement. The fitting of an older 2.2lit 4Y motor in place of the 2.4lit 22R was not an entirely uncommon practice since the 22R was only marginally more powerful and quite a bit more thirsty.

Either way, you still have a legendary workhorse vehicle. Enjoy it! :winkx:
Thanks Mud Dog .

Now im not sure what engine it is . She has got good torque in first an second gear , Maybe she is a 2.4 .. Im pretty sure on the license disc it says 2.2 .. I will have to double check on that . I got the vin number checked out by a toyota dealership an he said she was 1996 on system ..
Is there a sure way of finding out if she a 2.4 ?
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

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Mud Dog
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:02 am

Malcolm, like I said, I might be mistaken. There is the possibility that a '95 model which was only bought / registered in '96 and if that's the case, then the registration papers will reflect it as a '96 but the VIN however should give the correct model.

The 4Y (2.2 lit) has the intake and exhaust manifolds on the same side (passenger side) whereas the 22R (2.4 lit) is a cross-flow motor with the intake on the drivers side and the exhaust on the passenger side. The 4Y has the plugs on the driver's side and the 22R has the plugs on the passenger side. That should make it easy for you to identify at a glance. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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jvt172
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:46 pm

Welcome. Enjoy

Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
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Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:26 pm

Ill get some pics up as soon as know how to , Might take a couple days ..
Thanks Mud Dog . Im away from home until tonight , I will have a look first thing in the morning .. Excited to find out now if its 2.2 or 2.4 .
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:22 am

She definitely a 2.4 . Not sure if thats better than the 2.2 reliability wise , But none the less am happy .
Thanks for the tip Mud Dog
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

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Mud Dog
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:19 am

Just as reliable, but as I said, a tad heavier on fuel consumption. Your driving style will help a lot with this and perhaps a hidden blessing is that it may be a bit easier accessing parts if you want to do an EFI conversion to the motor at a later stage. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Nick S
Low Range 4WD
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Town: Bedfordview
Vehicle: 3L Legend 45 D4D 4x4 DC/AT. RSI Canopy, Snorkel and Radio
Real Name: Nick
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Location: Bedfordview
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:17 am

Howzit and welcome
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Haboob
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Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Edge
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 pm

Welcome to the forum.
I had a 2.4P which was only very marginally heavier on fuel, but did have a bit more grunt for the little extra power.
Enjoy...
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Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:39 am

Finished my first tank of petrol on her . 7.4km / L thats easy to live with . most of my driving was short trips to town and a bit around the farm . She neeeds tyres on her badly .I did how ever test the 4x4 and she is fantastic . I have a hardbody 4x4 that i normall play around with , And she cant get up little hills when its wet . Luxy just cruised up an over , Had my passenger grasping for the seatbelt .... Just waiting for a hand oil pump so i can do the oil in the diffs and gearbox .I would like to do the rear diff and gearbox before i venture on the open road .
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

Farmerbrown
High Range 4WD
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Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Town: Mooi River KZN
Vehicle: 96 SFA D/C 4x4 2.4
Real Name: Malcolm

Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:06 am

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Got a pic up of her
2.4 1996 SFA D/C
2.5 2015 hardbody 4x4 S/C
2013 Everest 4x2
2.5 2012 AWD Kuga(SOLD)
yz250 2 stroke
tw 200 farm bike

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Mud Dog
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:54 am

:thumbup: That fuel economy is more than fair for the 2.4 with short trip driving. Enjoy! :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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