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by Tim86
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 682

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: 17
Views: 1370

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: 266

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: 371

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: 456

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: 238

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: 156

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: 238

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: 238

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: 12
Views: 456

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: 682

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: 682

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: 12
Views: 456

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: 12
Views: 456

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: 682

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: 436

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: 436

Hilux Stout

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

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0751424809
$_20.jpg
by Tim86
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 682

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: 682

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: 682

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: 17
Views: 1370

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: 272

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: 81

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: 1466

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: 90149

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: 272

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: 272

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: 272

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: 326

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: 17
Views: 1370

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: 17
Views: 1370

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: 326

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: 326

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: 926

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: 529

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: 1410

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: 529

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: 529

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 1354

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 329

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: 220

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: 29
Views: 682

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: 29
Views: 682

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: 29
Views: 682

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: 29
Views: 682

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: 29
Views: 682

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: 1720

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: 1720

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: 393

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: 1720

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: 35
Views: 1505

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: 393

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: 393

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: 393

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?

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