My 1998 2.8D SFA

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Vehicle: 1998 2.8D DC Raider
Real Name: Coenie

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Bought this one in 1999 with 16K on the clock. Modifications (service provider, where I was happy, others rather not mentioned):

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Full bakkie slide 40l Engel frame, battery box in bin with solenoid system, centre console, ally water tank and table (Jean Theart)
Front ARB air locker
Changed diff ratio's to suit the 265's tyres from the diesel's 4.55 to 4.875 (that of the petrol 2.2) (Hoppy)
Changed aircon to onboard air system, diff breathers, EGT gauge and VDO water temperature gauges (Frikkie Cronje)
Safari snorkel, bullbar and KC Hilites (Desert Stormer, Worcester)
Flush rear towbar (custom made by my now deceased friend Willem Agenbacht in Kamieskroon)
Escape Gear seat covers

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Hilux 2.8D 4x4 DC

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Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:52 pm

Very nice, Coenie. Tell us more about the onboard air system, does it replace the a/c?


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4x4BEES
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:04 pm

Baie mooi Coenie :thumbup: :thumbup:

Jy moet ons Wes Kaap ouens join as ons op trippies gaan :boss:

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Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:12 am

Very nice Coenie,brings back fond memories of OLD FAITHFULL which I sold last year.It was basically identical to your 2,8.
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:48 pm

Thanks, see my more elaborate post under viewtopic.php?f=136&t=38427" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And yes, with 64 Kw and 182 Nm this vehicle can barely power itself when laden, slow heavy work is required, so putting an aircon radiator so close to the engine radiator (and covering so much of its surface area) was insanity in the first place. Make no mistake, when the vehicle was not stressed, aircon was probably OK, but when hot, slow driving and heavily laden, engine cooling was marginal.

This was also clearly shown when they fitted the Alpine turbo to this 3L engine, which even with an additional oil cooler (the 2.8D already has a small oil cooler on the exhaust side of the block), blew up in their faces. This was a dark time for Toyota SA throwing its name away at the end of such a successful lifetime of SFA's.

But sometimes manufacturers do these things ... on this Raider model they even fitted 265 tyres as standard, overgearing the drivetrain and leading to high EGT's, which together with the already marginal cooling, meant catastrophy was waiting around the corner.

But, as said, taking the aircon out of the way of airflow immediately solved the problem, and lowering the diff ratios dropped EGT's, allowing the use of 265's. The compressor is anyway much better deployed in its current role, namely to provide air at a rate that exceed that of garage service stations ;-)

Thx for the invite to join trails - might just take it up ... as long as no sand dunes :lol:
Hilux 2.8D 4x4 DC

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Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:09 pm

I go on the dunes with my less pwerful 2.4D running on 33" tyres. :blackeye: :blackeye:

I don't play as much as the newer vehicles but I do enjoy myself.

Yours should be fine :thumbup: :thumbup:

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