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by Farmerbrown
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation
Replies: 22
Views: 1744

Re: Trip Report for Competition - Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Die Hel, Nieu-Bethesda, Valley of Desolation

We want to do a fishing trip up that side next April . Need to find out restrictions are where to go as it wil all be very new territory for me and the family .
by Farmerbrown
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rattle on front wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Rattle on front wheel

To my knowledge , It will still spin as it is still connected to the wheels , But not engaged in transfer box . I could be wrong.
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: roof
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: roof

I know N1 4x4 had a complete cab with minor damage . They wanted 8k for it.
by Farmerbrown
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Season's Greetings

Thanks Mud Dog , and all the very best to you . We thank you for all your help on this forum . You have most certainly helped me in a few different fields .
by Farmerbrown
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The fuel consumption of my Hilux
Replies: 326
Views: 112448

Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Vehicle: 1996 SFA D/C 4x4 Km's on the clock: 198500 Motor: 22R 2.4 Vehicle lift/ suspension: Standard Tyres: 31/10.5/R15 Carb mod/ spacers?: No Air filter: Standard Snorkel?: No EFI?: no Cam cut?: No Exhaust mod?: Stainless steel free flow. recently installed Tyre pressure: 2 Bar Permanent roofrack/...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: SFA roof

Sounds great John . How much are you wanting for it ?
by Farmerbrown
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dreaded SFA brake problems
Replies: 46
Views: 4359

Re: Dreaded SFA brake problems

Hi gents . I know this is an old thread , and has been very useful , as I am experiencing similar issues . After adjusting new brakes I have put in . She seems hundreds , rolls freely . But once I reach my destination +- 10km away . My drums are smoking hot , I have adjusted maybe 5 times with no lu...
by Farmerbrown
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA wanted 1992 onwards
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: SFA wanted 1992 onwards

Hi Goerge .

I have a friend wanting to sell his 4y . Unfortunately I havent got the year .
He will be able to give you the honesty section on it . It has got a bull bar snorkel and new tyres on it .
his name is Paul . 0 seven 2 four one 9 4 two 06.
Hope you come right
by Farmerbrown
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: SFA roof

Perfect thanks Bos Toe
by Farmerbrown
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: SFA roof

Hi Froll .No luck on google , Made a fair few calls . There is possibly one at N1 .Just waiting for Stefan to check it out.
Hoping for some fed back here.
by Farmerbrown
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA roof
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

SFA roof

Hi all . I am looking for a roof for my 96' D/C . Previous owner forgot to me that it had been rolled when I asked for accident history .
Therefore need a new or second hand roof .
Thanks
by Farmerbrown
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscous fan and aircon
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: viscous fan and aircon

She is due to do her first major trip down to the wildcoast in November . I'm already a nervous wreck , Hoping all goes well . Putting new lights in her this wknd , CV overhaul kit just arrived from N1 4x4 .R1300 + 2 ffront wheel bearings R700. The same kit from stealers was going to be just over R1...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscous fan and aircon
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: viscous fan and aircon

Thanks Mud Dog , She sits just below the centre mark on the heat gauge . Sending radiator in to be serviced , so That will also help .
I will leave the fan as is , Don't often get to town , So who knows how long I will have to let her sit like that .
by Farmerbrown
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscous fan and aircon
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: viscous fan and aircon

Thanks Guys . In thi case the engine was warm and I couldn't spin it 360 degree. Maybe ill just give it a service while the radiator is out.
Ill keep my Air con , Thanks for the help
by Farmerbrown
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscous fan and aircon
Replies: 10
Views: 803

viscous fan and aircon

Good evening all. Couple of questions regarding my 22R 96' SFA . Should the fan spin freely when turning by hand ? or should there be some resistance? What value has the aircon got ? at the moment it doesnt work , So should I remove it or get it fixed , Also the Air con radiator is right in front of...
by Farmerbrown
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 2inch lift or more
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: 2inch lift or more

Thats right mate .Some spacers at the front . Te spacers should level it out . I would start with just the spacers at the front . See what it looks like and then do shackles at the back if need be.
by Farmerbrown
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 1536

Re: Vigo Body LIft

If you'r going to spend the money . Put in a new suspension with shackles at the back . And that will give you lift , Unfortunately don't know anything about just body lift .
Spacers and shackles will work fine also
by Farmerbrown
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Interresting Gadgets
Topic: Hmmmmm .....
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Hmmmmm .....

That looks amazing
by Farmerbrown
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SEAT BELTS FITTED IN AN EXTRA CAB?
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: SEAT BELTS FITTED IN AN EXTRA CAB?

I got a few mates that put their kids car seats in their X-Cabs . If i had an X- cab , I would put the seats in no problem.
by Farmerbrown
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Insurance quote on new lux
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Insurance quote on new lux

Thats ridiculous . I pay R1050 . Includes house hold , 2013 Everest , 2015 Hardbody 4x4 , 96 SFA .My Mother does my insurance :)
by Farmerbrown
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Upgrading Tire Will it fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Upgrading Tire Will it fit?

Im sure it would fit , But rather wait for a tyre boffin to comment . There is a small change in tyre size , And looks as though you have plenty of space to play with
by Farmerbrown
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Upgrading Tire Will it fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Upgrading Tire Will it fit?

Hi Jefrey . What vehicle is it it ? and what is the stock standard size currently on your vehicle .?
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy

. Try umhlanga toyota spares , Apparently they are the distributers of parts to other dealers ( what I have heard via the grapevine ) . I however got mine from Halfway toyota in howick kzn. I paid R100 each for my inner seals from the dealers. My outer seals were R250 each .The guy at Howick spares ...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2 Rivers - Giyani - 20th July 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: 2 Rivers - Giyani - 20th July 2017

Looked like a great trip.
by Farmerbrown
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux 2.5 srx 4x4
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Hilux 2.5 srx 4x4

I put a race chip in mine . I didnt notice a huge difference in KW but in the torque range it seemed to be more effective . Eg overtaking and hills . I have still got it if you are interested in buying . R2000.00 is probably a decent price , Welcome for other opinions . It just plugs in , You could ...
by Farmerbrown
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Tyres

Hi Family Dog . You may have to be on Facebook . Not so clued up at putting up photos . It was a suprise to me when it actually dragged and dropped .
by Farmerbrown
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Tyres

Hi Jack . I see you live in Whakatane . I got a mate that lives in Optiki . Steve Nelson . I lived in the waikato for 6 years. We did an awesome track from the desert highway side across to the other side , Cant remember what it was called , Lots of mud and lots of fun . 35km took us 7hours. camped ...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 44
Views: 3967

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Beautiful vehicle .. One of my dram cars growing up . Super happy you changed that red .. That red was ...Eish
by Farmerbrown
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Tire Sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Hilux Tire Sizes

The general grabber M/T were not bad at all . They are definitely quieter than the st cooper M/T .
They were quiet as far as i can remember .
by Farmerbrown
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Tire Sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Hilux Tire Sizes

General grabber M/T are good value for money , Also 3 ply sidewalls . I was very happy with the performance of the , On and off road
by Farmerbrown
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: 22r 4x4 gear shifting problem
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: 22r 4x4 gear shifting problem

Hi Wandile . I have the exact same problem with my 22R . I am taking it for a few repairs this or next wek Will let you know if I find anything , I am starting with the master slave cylinder .
by Farmerbrown
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Kwazulu-Natal
Topic: Killarney Meet and Greet?
Replies: 24
Views: 2133

Re: Killarney Meet and Greet?

I am keen . Not sure I will bring my SFA . She still needs a bit of attention . If we come , I will bring father n law in his tuna and brother in law in his prado . And i might have a crack at the track in my AWD lifted Kuga . Wiill only be able to confirm closer to the date . Will try bring my in l...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: 2013 SRX 16''steel rims and tires sizes

I got a set of second hand 15" toyota rims and put the 31" tyres on. When I had my hilux . Or else just go with the 245/70 R16 .
by Farmerbrown
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts availability.
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Parts availability.

The one at the top .The master i think . The stealers here said they have been discontinued .
by Farmerbrown
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts availability.
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Parts availability.

Hi All .

I am trying to locate a master clutch slave cylinder , Just the insert would be fine , But I would like to replace th whole thing , Got a feeling its worn on the inside .Thanks
by Farmerbrown
Wed May 31, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Hi All

Hi Martin . I too have the 22R motor . 1996 DC .

Enjoy
by Farmerbrown
Thu May 18, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday Hilux4x4 Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Happy 10th Birthday Hilux4x4 Forum

Happy Birthday . Thoroughly enjoy the group ,Check it twice daily ..
by Farmerbrown
Sat May 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 265/75 R16 dont fit SFA
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: 265/75 R16 dont fit SFA

Thank you very much for your time and comments . I really appreciate it .. My very limiting factor in this transition is finances .. I would love to put on some 31" tyres onto my 15" rims .. But sourcing second hand cheap tyres basically to keep her roadworthy at the moment .. Is very very difficult...
by Farmerbrown
Fri May 12, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 265/75 R16 dont fit SFA
Replies: 5
Views: 551

265/75 R16 dont fit SFA

Hi guys and gals . I have been battling to find 15inch second hand tyres .. So I found a set of 16" toyota rims and found some cruiser tyres 265/75 R16 . My problem is now that they touching the chassis and leaf springs at the back .. Do I put in 5 or 10 mm spacers ? Or do I scrap the idea completel...
by Farmerbrown
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 2140

Re: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.

Hi Goerge . I had a S/C 2.5 d-4d . I put on 15 inch toyota rims . 31inch tyres , And an Amada Extreme suspension with extended shackles. It gave me a 60mm lift at front and 35 mm in the back . 'They were very affordable and were very comfortable . The only issue I had . I had to get the wheel alignm...
by Farmerbrown
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Advice on tyres

I would give them a go . For that price , Cant go wrong. If you only get 15000km out of them ..who cares , They cheap
by Farmerbrown
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common problems with SFA HiLux?
Replies: 115
Views: 33440

Re: Common problems with SFA HiLux?

96 D/C 4x4 . No major problems yet . Changed all oils . To do : Change front axle seals . as started leaking on to disc brake on passenger side causing brakes to lock up when i brake . Problems , current : As of yesterday cant get her into gear when engine is running , hot or cold makes no differenc...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Replacing my Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Replacing my Tyres

I have got a set of Hankook dyna pro A/T . It is a nice looking tyre . Serves me well on the tar . And have got the traction for dirt and light off roading .
enjoy your coopers .
by Farmerbrown
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Rhino 4x4 Evolution Bar; Suspension; LED Light Bar
Replies: 27
Views: 8460

Re: Rhino 4x4 Evolution Bar; Suspension; LED Light Bar

The Amada were great for what I used the for .63mm lift at front 35mm lift at back with extended shackles . I had it in my last S/C bakkie . Any higher I think you would run in to trouble with wheel alignment . I also had 31/10.5 R15 M/T . it all worked well together
by Farmerbrown
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Baboons Pass to Durban
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Baboons Pass to Durban

Another awesome route is Thabo Tseka - Mashai - sehonghong - over Matebeng pass down to sehlabathebe go through Ramasediso border down towards Swartberg - kokstad -Bizana -Port Edward -Durban . The road from Thabo Tseka is a fantastic scenic drive through to Ramas Gate . Your Navigational skills I h...
by Farmerbrown
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Baboons Pass to Durban
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Baboons Pass to Durban

It is safe enough through the transkei . Just stay out of Umtata . Chaos there..Every where else is fine .
by Farmerbrown
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Year and ODO meter
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

Re: SFA Year and ODO meter

1996 D/C 196500km apparently. thats an average of 9357km / yr ..
by Farmerbrown
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Pipe bull-bar made from roll-bar
Replies: 63
Views: 8409

Re: Pipe bull-bar made from roll-bar

It might just be me . But where will the indicators go ?
Otherwise very nice bumper
by Farmerbrown
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Changing all fluids 2.2 4y
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Changing all fluids 2.2 4y

Hi Bruno . I am fairly new on the forum .. There are a few threads indicating what oils and fluids to use , And a lot of different opinions . I suggest find a thread that suits you and go with it . I have just done my vehicleI used Castrol GTX 20w-50 in the engine . . I used 80w-90 axle oil in my di...
by Farmerbrown
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Gear Change
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Gear Change

ANother question .. How do I adjust my clutch ?? how do I tell if my release bearing is releasing properly..I have put new oil in the gear box . I put the same as what i used in my diffs .. I have got a feeling i should of used a finer oil .. i used 80w-90 . Your thoughts please gentlemen I have a 9...
by Farmerbrown
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turbo Whistle noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: Turbo Whistle noise

That whistle is a great sound . Love it .But the good turbo whistle, not the broken whistle noise .
by Farmerbrown
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Diff breathers
Replies: 114
Views: 13650

Re: Diff breathers

Thanks Mud Dog . I have specifically not driven through water yet with SFA , Because of breathers being low . I am doing a full oil service in the next week or so . I have just got my hand pump for oil , So looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing exactly what the oil is like in side those dif...
by Farmerbrown
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Diff breathers
Replies: 114
Views: 13650

Re: Diff breathers

Thanks Mud Dog . I often go through water deeper than the axles . Just here on the farm .
by Farmerbrown
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Diff breathers
Replies: 114
Views: 13650

Re: Diff breathers

I know this is an old topic . But i am going to need to extend my breathers .. Because they are screwed into the diff with no extensions ...I see you guys are pulling them into the engine bay . From what i understand . Your pulling the rear diff breather all the way from the back into the engine bay ?
by Farmerbrown
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: new to forum

lux 10.jpg
by Farmerbrown
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: new to forum

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 ...
by Farmerbrown
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Intro Ronwob
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: New Intro Ronwob

I owned a 2013 2.5 toyota a little while back . I towed a maize haverster back from jhbg to southern Natal .Trailer and implement weighing in at about 1.5 ton maybe more . On the straights near harrismith i was in 3rd gear doing 70km/hr into a bit of a head wind I filled up nce going up to jbg and 4...
by Farmerbrown
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Gear Change
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Gear Change

I have got the same issue with my 2.4 1996 . All though its not impossible to get it into gear when she is all warmed up . But if i come to a stand still , It can be quite difficult . What oil do you recommend mud dog .? Am hoping to change diff x2 oil and transfer box this weekend . and gearbox of ...
by Farmerbrown
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: OILS/FRONT AND REAR AXLES
Replies: 14
Views: 6052

Re: OILS/FRONT AND REAR AXLES

Good morning all . Seems a while since this topic has run . I have a 2.4 sfa d/c 4x4 . Just recently got it . Havent ventured much in , I have definitely tested the 4x4 .. Unreal stuff . I have just changed the engine oil with castrol 20w-50 .Oil that came out looked like black water .. Not great.. ...
by Farmerbrown
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: new to forum
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: new to forum

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

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