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by Tim86
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Living SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Living SFA

Me too haha
by Tim86
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?

If you don't want the bolts to shear easily use Grade 8.8 (usually anodized black) with a shank (unthreaded portion near bolt head) to increase the cross sectional area. Looking at your sheared bolt you would need a shank length of about 10-15mm and if the nut bottoms out on the shank add an extra w...
by Tim86
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Planning our Mozambique trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3996

Re: Planning our Mozambique trip

Gunta, I'm looking at visiting Pomene - what is the camping scenario there?
Are there designated camping facilities yet and if not is it feasible to 'wing it' behind a secluded bush for a few nights?
by Tim86
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: For the Guys Looking To Buy a Solid SFA
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: For the Guys Looking To Buy a Solid SFA

Have seen many pictures of his vehicles throughout the process on the Whatsapp parts group and he does an extremely thorough job. R120 000 aint much for what is basically a new Hilux.
by Tim86
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: SFA Window Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: SFA Window Channel

Nic LeMaitre!
by Tim86
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: OE Indicator & Washer Control Assembly For SFA
Replies: 0
Views: 155

OE Indicator & Washer Control Assembly For SFA

Brand new OE indicator/washer stalk assembly for a SFA
R4700.00 new from Toyota
Make me a reasonable offer
Cape Town
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by Tim86
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looking for SFA carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Looking for SFA carpet

I've read somewhere on the forum that the carpet or plastic flooring (depending on trim) isn't available - give Toyota a ring and run through the years and trim codes to see if any type is available. If your vehicle has original carpet I would attain the same or similar from an automotive upholstery...
by Tim86
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux sfa shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Hilux sfa shocks

Minesh those side shafts are still available new from Gearmax (Durban branch closest to you) - I think they go for around 1800-2500.
by Tim86
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Older Hilux insurance

For the last month my sfa has been at the insurer allocated panelbeaters to get three panels repaired - they have caused an inconceivable amount of additional damage to the vehicle in the process (alongside pathetic workmanship and taking three times as long as quoted to do the job). I have notified...
by Tim86
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1996 Hilux Raider, Double Cab, 2.4 - Petrol , 22R Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 1996 Hilux Raider, Double Cab, 2.4 - Petrol , 22R Motor

What other possibilities have you eliminated and how have you done so?
Where do you suspect the crack to be - internal or in the external water jacket?
by Tim86
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.2 carburetor engine hard starting
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: 2.2 carburetor engine hard starting

Carb fuel bowl draining.
by Tim86
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Maximum towing capacity for the 4Y Hilux Raider
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Maximum towing capacity for the 4Y Hilux Raider

Hiluxes have been known to launch ships so it'll be fine.

Low ratio first gear with front hubs unlocked (2wd).
by Tim86
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

Yeah, consider fitting the 55A Bosch alternator from a 22R motor, compact, simple, parts available and apparently the most robust.
by Tim86
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

Go read up on this link here: https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=43527 At the end of it are two more links to read, then get out your multimeter and start testing or take alt and voltage reg to be tested. If you don't take your alt & vr to be tested at a reputable shop I would sugg...
by Tim86
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

And it did, spins right up every time now, thanks.
by Tim86
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Older Hilux insurance

Do insurers generally pay out on quotes you have provided them with or do they require receipts of the work done and items replaced?
by Tim86
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Defects From The Dealer
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Defects From The Dealer

It's a pity this wasn't noted upon purchase. Judging by the slick undercarriage it seems that the vehicle hasn't been abused, taken on heavy and dirty off road tracks and therefore not touched/cleaned underneath since new. I would only really start to worry once you start seeing the shiny film of es...
by Tim86
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...

Tim post a pic of your ride please, keen to see the variation in older models from your side of the world to ours:)
by Tim86
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 488

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Really?? stoked.
by Tim86
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

Good news!
Which bearing and did Allan say what was wrong with said bearing? Pinion? Quite unusual for the carrier bearings to give up I would imagine as they are not under undue stress when compared to the wheel bearings for example, especially after only 130k km's.
by Tim86
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Hilux Clock,radio,electric side mirrors & L side mirror fuse blown
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: 2011 Hilux Clock,radio,electric side mirrors & L side mirror fuse blown

Good lord how many fuses do these newer rigs have??:):)
by Tim86
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

I would strongly recommend Allan over Gearmax.
by Tim86
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

Often if the diff pinion has play you will get a low whirring or humming sound over a certain speed range and generally under load. Get under there and give the pinion flange a good tug in all directions - there should be bugger all to no play. Any movement relative to the housing of more than 0.3??...
by Tim86
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
by Tim86
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Many Thanks.

I'll trace the wire and see what it does.

If I were to implement a fuse and relay, approximately what amperage would I be looking at? 30/50 amps?
by Tim86
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

I was on the right track actually. Stripped, cleaned & soldered all the big stuff no joy. Jumped a wire from battery pos to solenoid small lug many many times and everything works 100% always. Tried the standard wire running through ignition system many times also and it was haphazard as always. Sma...
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

Here's an idea for you:

https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... 76#p508276

You've already got the right gearbox.
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 21
Views: 781

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

Jeez that's impressive.

Give Allan Venter a call - 0seven2 one2nine 11six0 - he is the Hilux whisperer and knows these motors backwards.
Possibly also query from him whether to swap out the head whilst you're at it as apparently the earlier model heads were prone to cracking...

Lucky with the belt!
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

The negative side is easy to sort out and so is the big positive to the solenoid switch but actually, now that I think about it, could it also not be the current running through the smaller positive wire to power the solenoid itself that is inadequate?? As this current route runs through fuses, rela...
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Hilux Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Hilux Stout

Doubt it, it sounds like a tannie getting rid of her husband's toys whilst he's away;)
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Hilux Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Hilux Stout

Saw this on Gumtree recently - looks leka, someone buy it:

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0751424809
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by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Lotsa flux and some solder:)
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Alrighty, will check with external cabling and also clean up all the connections - maybe it is getting enough current to spin nicely but juuust not enough to ram the drive gear home fully. This does make sense as after a few tries it seems to have jiggled the flywheel enough to slide in and at other...
by Tim86
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Oh well, replaced the solenoid and I still have the same problem. It seems that the drive gear is not always engaging fully with the flywheel and therefore not allowing the contacts to connect although everything is well greased, the drive gear does not appear damaged and neither do the flywheel tee...
by Tim86
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Older Hilux insurance

The kind chap at McCarthy Toyota N1 City was happy to provide me with a certificate evaluating the lux at 100k which when coupled with a funny dealers code on the Santam system that had no book value which I managed to wrangle resulted in a comprehensive insurance policy solely for the vehicle that ...
by Tim86
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack

I would imagine they are there primarily to enable removal of the interior voids sand moulding after casting. Manifold removed and the area around the crack cleaned thoroughly with a wire wheel and acetone: IMG_20181124_124703.jpg Very fine crack on the rib: IMG_20181124_124839.jpg Application of JB...
by Tim86
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX SFA STEERING BOX YOKE - 4524460020
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: HILUX SFA STEERING BOX YOKE - 4524460020

A smaller part such as this should be Postnettable for 99 bucks - try Arrie in Steelpoort on zero8two 3five7 6zero23
by Tim86
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)

Paul, out of interest may I enquire about how much it went for, prior to additions?
by Tim86
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!
Replies: 505
Views: 97715

Re: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!

Daisy.jpg
by Tim86
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack

Out of interest, when typing '22R cracked block' into Google a number of pics appear with cracks in this precise area. Those big round plugs are apparently freeze plugs and get pushed out to relieve pressure if the coolant ever freezes, mine are still flush with the block, another reason to believe ...
by Tim86
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack

Mars, judging by the comprehensive service history I don't really feel that this is a freeze crack. The vehicle spent time in Pretoria, Botswana, Saldanha, Klawer and finally Cape Town in that order. Does it get cold enough in these areas for a freeze to occur? As the vehicle has been serviced at To...
by Tim86
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 305

22R Block Water Jacket Crack

Looks like I have a lil crack: 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.png Passenger side, cylinder 3. This is the second time the leak has occurred and took 40 km's to look like this. I have recently flushed and replaced the coolant with Toyota Pink which is evidently coming out and when flushing I made damn sure not to col...
by Tim86
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: SFA Front window holder

Not bad at all. No one has offcuts anywhere haha.
by Tim86
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Older Hilux insurance

Thanks for the advice guys. I am also with Santam and it seems I have been taken for a ride for the last 3 years, partly due to a stuff up the brokers behalf. Premium on 90k and you find out that when push comes to shove you are insured for 35:/ Luckily I have not had to claim so its time to set thi...
by Tim86
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Older Hilux insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 1539

Re: Older Hilux insurance

Andy what insurance company do you use? I am struggling to find an insurer who will insure on replacement value - they all use book value (1/4 of my trucks value)
by Tim86
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: SFA Front window holder

Possibly stainless would harbour enough spring. The Glasfit guys use a bonding product similar to SikaFlex when replacing these windows - it allows for some horizontal alignment prior to setting. Put the glue in the channel, hold the window closed in place and do the winder up ensuring the channel s...
by Tim86
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: SFA Front window holder

I would just make one Nic, those pieces all seem to rust to bits as they trap water so nicely. Maybe try Arrie in Steelpoort, its a bit drier up there -zero8two 3five7 6zero23
by Tim86
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: 3RZ engine sending antifreeze out back
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: 3RZ engine sending antifreeze out back

It will be 5/8'' or 13/16''

Get the sparkie socket(s) alone so you can use them with your 1/2'' drive socket set and extensions.
by Tim86
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice

Make it dropped (Z-shaped) as well if you're gonna go to all the effort. Even more versatile like that. Those are tie rod ends, reasonably cheap at Midas (Partquip).
by Tim86
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 42
Views: 1570

Re: Changing The Clutch

Bruno, before removing the levers ensure the box and transfer are left in gear - you want to be able to turn the input shaft from the rear output flange when inserting the input so the splines line up easily. If your clutch kit doesn't have a lining up tool or you don't have an old input shaft, try ...
by Tim86
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice

How does that reduce the vibrations Dawie? Is it being taken out buy the increased lever arm around the base of the G-arm?
by Tim86
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice

Those springs in the ends of the drag link and their 1&1/3 turn back from seated adjustment (as per manual) are there to remove small vibrations from the road reaching the steering wheel. I would think that this may also possibly aid in reducing wear on the steering box components. Implementing the ...
by Tim86
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

Thanks for the advice, I will play it safe and check regularly. Correct me if I am wrong but another sign will be the currently grey/tan colour of the ceramic changing to white. Have also ensured my float level is slightly above middle. Luke did you happen to scope out your sparkies during the time ...
by Tim86
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

From me blocking holes and H8PVMNT it appears that the OVCV system vents the bowl through its valve to the exterior (charcoal canister in murica) as well as to above the air horn (not through its valve). The internal vent runs through the rectangular passage visible when the ovcv has been removed. B...
by Tim86
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

Alrighty, so I have checked the vacuum port over the rev range and it gives a decent pull throughout. The problem I seem to have is another vent into the float bowl aside from the top vent over the secondary barrel and the outer vent cv. My ovcv works. With the motor running and a tube connected to ...
by Tim86
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opgewonde Seuntjie!
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: Opgewonde Seuntjie!

Stunning Lux there George!
by Tim86
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

Andy I will be keeping an eye on my sparkies - have taken them out to get a baseline prior to fiddling around. Luke I have the Nikki and have also used the exact port you used, it is just out of the picture below. Lines going through firewall: 1.jpg Needle valve in cab: 2.jpg I have now implemented ...
by Tim86
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1590

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

Luke did you implement the small vent in the tube as shown above (3)? I was playing around with it yesterday - the vent would theoretically be the same as a vacuum leak which isn't a great idea, and also adds more air after the carburetor causing the motor to run lean. Without the vent the motor rev...
by Tim86
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Engine conversion chev 4.1
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Engine conversion chev 4.1

A lot of chaps used to put them in the old Land Rovers, have a scope on those forums for more in depth info.

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