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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: 1322

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: 497
Views: 84215

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: 8
Views: 160

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: 8
Views: 160

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: 8
Views: 160

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: 229

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: 14
Views: 931

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: 14
Views: 931

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: 229

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: 229

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: 405

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: 364

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: 1240

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: 364

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: 364

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: 1161

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: 1161

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: 1161

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: 1206

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: 1161

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: 1161

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: 240

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.
by Tim86
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sandblasting your SFA?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Sandblasting your SFA?

Sandblasting is lekker as it makes the job so much more easier and gets everything off. That being said, the warping is due to excessive heat from friction of the particles on the surface if a localized spot is blasted for too long so make sure that whoever does the job is experienced. There are als...
by Tim86
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Will do! Next paycheck :thumbup:
by Tim86
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Dealer informs me that the solenoid & starter is discontinued although Auto Magneto here in Die Kaap stocks the solenoid for R260.00 although I haven't bought one as I seem to have got it operating 100% so far. I sprayed some electrical contact cleaner/lubricator deep into the unit and gave the litt...
by Tim86
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Thanks Andy, I'm a bit stuck as the black bakelite solenoid end cap casting appears to have been 'press' fitted into the metal solenoid cylindrical housing. I say press due to lack of a better description - you can see in the pic where the metal housing has been punched to fix the cap in place. Ther...
by Tim86
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Thanks Nic. From where did you attain your new solenoid?
by Tim86
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 218

22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Hi Chaps This is my 22R's starter motor: IMG_20181011_184020.jpg I got the typical click whenever I turned the key i.e. power was going through both wires and the solenoid was working (also checked wires with voltmeter), just the starter motor power supply switch within the solenoid was not making g...
by Tim86
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1496

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Will be careful and go with the adhesive then:)
by Tim86
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1496

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Andy, do you know if the Hi-Tack when set is soluble with a certain solvent? I want to be able to remove it with ease if I ever do a full rebuild and I know for a fact that contact adhesive is nigh impossible to get off unless you get out your sandblaster!
by Tim86
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

Do you think the carby enhancer caused it to idle poorly or was it merely the carb itself? I haven't got to it yet but I plan on running the enhancer vacuum line into the cab with the needle valve on the dash so I can tune it, mark the setting and then easily flip it off for town/stop-start driving ...
by Tim86
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1496

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Re. the noise insulation: I bought some of that closed cell 5mm foam sheet and was about to stick it inside the door outer skin when dad suggested I rather install it with double sided tape to help prevent water being trapped between the foam and sheet metal and hence possible rusting. Any disadvant...
by Tim86
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

If you are hearing gearbox noises and whining then the vibration may be from the box. Are you hearing vibration, feeling it, or both? Does it only occur in 4wd or both 4wd & 2wd. Try and isolate the noise/vibration - gearbox area, middle (rear prop), or rear(axle/diff). Is it only when pulling away ...
by Tim86
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

Thanks guys, fortunately bought 1L of the Castrol ATF Dex II today, which apparently matches the Dexron specified in the manual. Not pricey at all.
by Tim86
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

What would be the best ATF fluid to use? And approximately how much will it take?
by Tim86
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

Nah just slowly replacing all fluids etc. No leaks, if it aint broke, don't fix it haha.

Luke what is your carby setup now? I think I saw on Faceboet that you are running a Weber?
Why so if your Aisin was also getting 8km/l with the modification to it?
by Tim86
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

:thumbup: :thumbup:
by Tim86
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 315

SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

Hi Guys Does the SFA powersteering gearbox take any oil? In the manual it is evident that the non-powersteering box takes gear oil but nowhere does it mention the requirement of any gear oil for the powersteering box or the packing of grease during assembly, neither can I see any evidence of a fille...
by Tim86
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC

That is a stunning specimen Shawn! Our old faithful kzte has recently clocked 350 000 km's and is still puuurrrrring - look forward to many years of devoted service and memories to be made:)
by Tim86
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Found one:
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by Tim86
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

That is a very kind offer by you Nic. I am of a (young) structural engineering background so also mess about with CAD and some Revit on a daily basis. I think that a cross member for a standard transfer box setup may be even easier to make than we think as the material only needs to be straight and ...
by Tim86
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Many thanks, now you're giving me ideas:-)
by Tim86
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 784

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Eric you were correct - the threaded holes are in fact there above the driver's door (M6). Toyota still stocks the period correct grab handle for all of R49.00 if you dig deep enough into their system, albeit only in beige and without any of the screw cover fittings which I had to make myself. Now I...
by Tim86
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: LED tail lights, indicators etc
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: LED tail lights, indicators etc

Found em
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by Tim86
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Alrighty. Hahaha! Maybe adjust the float temporarily to above the centreline to eliminate the possibility of it being too lean as stated by Andy. I also have the exact same drain away problem - Andy do you have any recommendation on the possible cause(s) of this? I have spoken to the main carby chap...
by Tim86
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Are you 100% sure its pinging Martin? The 4Y and 22R motors do seem to generally have a slight "bzzz" to their exhaust notes which may be mistaken as pinging (at least to my ear). I found that it originates from around the exhaust manifold. More of a leak in the exhaust type of sound. Maybe retard t...
by Tim86
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Apologies for the misunderstanding - I only disconnected and blocked the vacuum lines when timing the motor in the garage at Brospeed specified idle of 950rpm. Vacuum lines most definitely reconnected after that! I will keep the standard cam replacement in mind for the future, although now I think o...
by Tim86
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

About 150km's was open road. Is the advance not meant to perform that function or does it not do it effectively enough? 22R with Brospeed exhaust system, cam and applicable sparkies - set at 8 deg btdc on the dot with 2X vacuum advance lines blocked as per the replacement Brospeed sticker on the hood.
by Tim86
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

I have just done the 'run to empty and jerry refill' right now and got 298 km's on a 65 L full tank. Under reading due to 33's, mixed use driving but still very poor economy. Adjusted the timing about 50 km's ago and it was previously about 2-3 degrees too advanced. How much of a reduction in fuel e...
by Tim86
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Alrighty, that's good to know. I nearly got a heart attack when the odo read 250km's and the gauge hit empty:/
by Tim86
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Jeez that's pretty good going there Nic. Have pushed mine and it is also still running with the gauge way past empty!
by Tim86
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

So how many km's do you need on your odo before you fill up Nic;) and what motor?
by Tim86
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

:thumbup: :thumbup:
by Tim86
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 509

1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Hi guys

For the 90's models sfa's is the low fuel warning indicator meant to glow when the level nears empty?
Please see pic below - the gauge needle has edged below the empty mark yet still no light from the indicator.
IMG_20180921_131046.jpg
by Tim86
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: LED tail lights, indicators etc
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: LED tail lights, indicators etc

Mine say Hella on them, and there's a Thai brand called Depo Auto Lamps that make quality replacements, I found a good set from them for an IFS so they may produce for a SFA.
by Tim86
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

Depends if it says Premix on the bottle or not. Premix (such as Castrol Radicool and Toyota OE) you put in neat. Additive coolants are often 50:50 with water. Those will most likely tell you on the label.
by Tim86
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on painting products
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Advice on painting products

SprayOn makes two types, Rust Remover and Rust Converter. Compared to Holts the SprayOn Converter leaves less difficult to remove over-application and seems to penetrate slightly more. The SprayOn is also less viscous and runs into tight spots and cracks better. The Remover works great for light sur...
by Tim86
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to clean a radiator??
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: How to clean a radiator??

Filled the radiator with vinegar, blocked the openings and pickled it for two days whilst turning infrequently. Put all back together and filled system with tap water and Wynn's flush only and drove for about 150km's. This is what really seemed to do the trick. When draining, the originally clear wa...
by Tim86
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

Like this:
Trnasfer case and 4WD section removed from vehicle.JPG
by Tim86
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

This interface:
forwardshift.jpg
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Rear of gearbox appears to have one:
dual-transfer-case-27.JPG
Transfer front not:
dual-transfer-case-13.JPG
So I suppose that to split them you have to drain the transfer oil, as the edge gasket keeps it in...

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