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by Thabogrobler
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte

I bought a new AMC head in September for a tad under R6k! It was the bare head and had the cams and valves built over for another R1.5k. A complete head was either R12k or R16k. Do buy a new head gasket from Toyota only! Fit the 71 degree thermostat and have the radiator chemically cleaned. Kz then ...
by Thabogrobler
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: KZTE Radiator

Behr 38mm Minimum. Gaan rondom R4000 kos. As jy dikker kan kry en kan bekostig, doen dit. Dan die 71 grade termostaat. As jy al sy geite tov. hitte vir altyd wil uitsort dan moet jy ook die exhaust downpipe groter maak. Jy gaan 'n nuwe exhaust flange op die turbo nodig he en dan 'n lekker 76mm pyp. ...
by Thabogrobler
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 67
Views: 4645

Re: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out

Hugo, EK ken vir oom Chris baie jare - ek twyfel of hy swak gehalte onderdele sou gebruik. Daarmee saam glo ek ook sy ambagsmanne het nog trots in hul werk. Maar ek stem saam - hulle sal maar moet fix. Ns: Kan dit moontlik van die tapper cover af lek of dalk olie wat nie ordentlik skoon gemaak was n...
by Thabogrobler
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Windscreen Wiper Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Windscreen Wiper Motor

Perhaps try to lubricate the wiper arms firs before dissasembly?
by Thabogrobler
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Nuwe Hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: Nuwe Hilux

Megaworld 4x4 voer hulle in.

Maar jy gaan hoes!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Easy CV joint/drive shaft Test
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Easy CV joint/drive shaft Test

I'm with Mud on this.

Maybe you should have asked the mechanic to demonstrate why he recommends a recon?

The front cv's on part time 4x4's tend to outlast the vehicle.
by Thabogrobler
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyres size options
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Tyres size options

For a start just deflate more. Easiest and cheapest to experiment with.

And 225/75/15 is already bigger than the standard size, which was decent in offroad situations.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......

First I would check the pump(as you are already doing), then fit a 71 degree thermostat(Part nr 90916-03121 - TOYOTA ONLY!!! About R650) and have a new exhaust flange laser cut and have a 76mm downpipe installed(Reduces EGT's by upto 100 degrees). One issue is the thermostat sits way down on the mot...
by Thabogrobler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: IFS Hilux 2.7 DC 4x4 R112000
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: IFS Hilux 2.7 DC 4x4 R112000

Not to highjack, but I might have a long range tank for sale in the next week or 3.
by Thabogrobler
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota dyna 2ltr 5R motor 1975
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: Toyota dyna 2ltr 5R motor 1975

Would your brother perhaps be interested in another Dyna of that era?

I have one with a 2CT engine that I would like to sell.
by Thabogrobler
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019

Klink lekker!

Hoe toe gegroei is die roete?

Ek is nie lus om 'n vars geverfde kar so gou weer te krap nie.
by Thabogrobler
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Engine replacement

4xlux
by Thabogrobler
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Kry oom Petrus om sy panelbeating skills op daai agtervenster uit te haal!
by Thabogrobler
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: 1998-2005 Replacement bumper - Price update
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: 1998-2005 Replacement bumper

Sphinx_88 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:16 am
That looks like the Aluminum TJM bumper that was imported from Aus
I believe it was imported. Got RV branding on the plastic bits.

What would be a reasonable price?
by Thabogrobler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: 1998-2005 Replacement bumper - Price update
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

1998-2005 Replacement bumper - Price update

I have a replacement bumper for an Ifs Hilux for sale. It is made from aluminium(think it was imported from Aus).

It is in for a proper polish.

Was thinking R7500?

Ok: Priced at R5750!
by Thabogrobler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Crack in top tank of radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Crack in top tank of radiator

Not fixable. Shop around for a new radiator BUT first measure the thickness for the existing one's core. Take a thin wire and push is through the radiator until you can feel it on the other side. Now extract and measure. Make sure you get the same or thicker radiator - thinner one will at some point...
by Thabogrobler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box

jamjamdave wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Thanks for the tip, but I'm not looking for spares. I'm looking for the location of the relay.
Contact Barrie, he will be able to tell you where to locate it.
by Thabogrobler
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box

Contact Barrie from Ultimate 4x4. He sells all kinds of spares.
by Thabogrobler
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 40
Views: 4140

Re: The Super-Single cab

Nee, Oom Hennie is nie windgat nie - hy weet darem so iets meer van welding as die gemiddelde ou op straat!
by Thabogrobler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: It's with a sad heart...
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: It's with a sad heart...

For a quick sale, I would offer you R100 000.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: Fair price FJ75
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Fair price FJ75

Very nice van!!!

I'm no expert, but my bank manager would maybe allow that I offer you R4360, spaced over 436 easy months!
by Thabogrobler
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS window fault
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: IFS window fault

Problem solved! The idjit that put the switch back together after cleaning(me) put the one metal piece in the wrong way round. I tried the rear windows switch on the front window and it worked, then the front switch on the rear and it did not work....then figured out the fault. Man, I love how robus...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Need 15 inch tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Need 15 inch tyres

I need 4x 15 inch tyres to get my bakkie through roadworthy. Anyone got something usable?
by Thabogrobler
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS window fault
Replies: 3
Views: 345

IFS window fault

I recently became the proud owner of a 2000 Kzte D/cab 4x4. It needs some love and I am working my way through all the small niggles. The current challenge is the front passenger window. It was working 100% and then one day stopped working all together. I did check the switch and it seems perfect. W...
by Thabogrobler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Regarding slip on a wet road, remember a bigger tyre has even more momentum and it is quite noticeable in the wet when you need to stop suddenly.
by Thabogrobler
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

For the silicone oil used in the viscous unit: You don't have to buy the expensive stuff at Toyota.

Visit your local hobby shop, the R/c cars use the same oil in their shock absorbers. Just look fir the correct CST. Will cost around 1/10th of the price Toyota charges.
by Thabogrobler
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

KZTE Nut wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 am
Very interesting Thabo.

Do you think that temperature gauge mod would work on your KZ hilux ?
I'm sure it would.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 67
Views: 4645

Re: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out

Here's hoping for the best. :thumbup: Unfortunately noted a small puddle of oil under the engine. Looks like a leak from the crank seal. Made an appointment with Chris Cloete for next Monday to have it fixed. Most probably will have to get a new clutch and also a flywheel skim. Dit gaan 'n paar ran...
by Thabogrobler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Good day Mud Dog - I intend renewing my tyres - (31/10.50 R15) with BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN T/A KO2 (32/11.50 R15) from Errol’s Tyres, whom I think is just up your road (13a Cambridge Street, City Centre, East London) - seems to be the cheapest so far - R 3273.00 each. Any idea if these guys are re...
by Thabogrobler
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

Whilst doing some research, I came across these threads: https://neuralfibre.com/paul/2009/03/31/tuning-and-understanding-your-toyota-viscous-fan-clutch/ And then how to fill the viscous: http://offroad80s.com/how-to-top-up-your-fan-clutch-and-do-the-blue-fan-clutch-mod-t1160.html And to make the he...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 2010 - 2015 VIGO V6 D/C 4X4 Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: 2010 - 2015 VIGO V6 D/C 4X4 Wanted

Hehehe...nog nie probeer om iets daar te koop nie maar vertrou ook nie die spul heeltemal noe!
by Thabogrobler
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tinted window
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Tinted window

Audi Menlyn se fitment sentrum sal jou kan help.
by Thabogrobler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Chips vs Mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Chips vs Mapping

Well, I can write a VERY long post on this topic but in short: Unichip. The ONLY chip that gets installed on YOUR vehicle and then the maps is setup on YOUR vehicle and YOUR vehicle is dyno tuned for it to perform flawless whilst all safety parameters are checked. Other chips that just gets plugged ...
by Thabogrobler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2002 IFS S/C 2,7i Electrical Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 2002 IFS S/C 2,7i Electrical Problems

Possibly the lock mechanism now has rusted together?
by Thabogrobler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 4.5 D4D V8 ( 1VD-FTV) in Hilux
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: 4.5 D4D V8 ( 1VD-FTV) in Hilux

Tweedehands gaan daai V8's rondom R200k - As jy regtig voel jy MOET 'n V8 in jou Hilux he dink ek 'n mooi Chev 350 gaan die ding doen!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Hilux
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: New Hilux

The only way to scratch that itch is with a brand new seat under your bum!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Sold- SFA Hilux 2L-T 2.4TD Engine stripping for spares
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: SFA Hilux 2L-T 2.4TD Engine stripping for spares

Not to highjack - I have a turbo and manifold for the 2LT available
by Thabogrobler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 34
Views: 15406

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

The front suspension is identical to both vehicles so it is pretty much a bolt on conversion. The centre bearing needs to move back and the biggest trick is the wiring. I've looked at my own 2007 2wd model and a 2007 4wd model and the upper control arm is located in a higher position on the 4wd cha...
by Thabogrobler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Dit lyk of jy daar druk verloor het. Alle turbo diesels se turbos blaas bietjie olie deur. Ek dink jy moet eers seker maak hy seel mooi daar voordat jy nou groot geld spandeer soos turbos. Ek is nie oortuig dat die die turbo is nie. Ek stem 100% saam. Die olie in die turbo kom van die tappet cover ...
by Thabogrobler
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Found this Nee man, Ek het so lank gelede my Kz verkoop dat ek nou glad nie meer al die detail kan onthou nie. Dit lyk soos die intake kant en jy sien die valve in die silinderkop? Ek hou ook nie van so aanpaksel nie maar dis is maar 'n diesel se ding. Kontak vir Alan Venter(Hoppy op die forum) - h...
by Thabogrobler
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Found this Nee man, Ek het so lank gelede my Kz verkoop dat ek nou glad nie meer al die detail kan onthou nie. Dit lyk soos die intake kant en jy sien die valve in die silinderkop? Ek hou ook nie van so aanpaksel nie maar dis is maar 'n diesel se ding. Kontak vir Alan Venter(Hoppy op die forum) - h...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

AFAIK Kz's don't have EGR's.

That bit of oil is not really a concern.

There are quite a few tips and trick on this forum to improve Kz performance. Search for 'Airbox mod', Freeflow exhaust and intercooler and Unichip.
by Thabogrobler
Fri May 31, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Opinons on diesel tuning chips
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Opinons on diesel tuning chips

Welcome Sid,

Unfortunately what you want to achieve is not possible - to gain some power and use less fuel? It is not possible - you must choose one.

If you can not find a dyno to tune your car better then leave it well alone as a badly/incorrect tuned chip WILL break the engine.
by Thabogrobler
Wed May 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: KZTE help needed

Somewhere there is a post(use the search function) about some water running down and ending up causeing corrosion on the terminals in that kickplate fusebox.......IIRC.
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 25
Views: 1457

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

How viable is it to put the Cruiser Diesel V8 motor from the Cruiser bakkie into an IFS, once they start becoming available from Japan? I can not see that it is easily possible, let alone viable. Sure, if you have deep pockets anything is possible but why go through all the trouble and spend upward...
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Finding Shocks in SA

If you have a Bilstein part number, contact Jan Kruger at Imcomex on 012 661 0110 - the does really brilliant deals on Bilstein's!
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux mods
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: 2000 Hilux mods

5L is VERY slow and low on power. WL, Kz, 5VZ, Lexus, etc. all is too expensive for the value of the vehicle and then you have a bastardised vehicle with no secondhand value which is very hard to insure.

Either live with the underpowered engine or sell and buy something more powerful.
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 20, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: KZTE help needed

Behind the kick panel next to your right foot, or is it now at your right knee(???) there is a place where you can plug in the remote - the backside with the metal strip.

Pop the remote in there and the hooter should honk(IIRC) and bob's your uncle!
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: Meet "Ratel" (Honey Badger)
Replies: 31
Views: 4521

Re: Meet "Ratel" (Honey Badger)

Agteros wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Na amper 60 000 kms en 7 jaar van absolute bestuursgenot en ongelooflike petrolverbruik. :yahoo: :yahoo: FJ_Consumption6.jpg
Sjoe, is jy daai ou omie wat so stadig in die verkeer ry??
by Thabogrobler
Mon May 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux 2400D (2L) SWB
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: 2000 Hilux 2400D (2L) SWB

Dankie, ek sal beslis daarna kyk! Daar is nie n diens boekie van n dag oud nie Het wel vasgestel dat die bakkie n immobilizer het en dat die remote moontlik by die vorige eienaar steeds is (dis n maatskappy so ek het nie baie hoop dat hulle hom sal vind nie). Hoe gaan mens te werk om so n stelsel u...
by Thabogrobler
Thu May 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux 2400D (2L) SWB
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: 2000 Hilux 2400D (2L) SWB

Ek sou kyk of hy water en olie in het en dan start.

As hy loop, dan sal eers al die vloeistowwe en filters ruil.
by Thabogrobler
Thu May 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Radio programering in Pretoria

Dankie.

Waar kan ek die klub frekwensies kry?
by Thabogrobler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio programering in Pretoria
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Radio programering in Pretoria

Wie kan 'n Motorola vhf programeer in Pretoria?
by Thabogrobler
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Radio's in Lesotho?
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Radio's in Lesotho?

Kan ek met my VHF in Lesotho ingaan sonder enige geite of is daar papierwerk nodig?
by Thabogrobler
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Hilux 2018 gd6 4x4 long range feul tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Hilux 2018 gd6 4x4 long range feul tanks

Ask your dealer about a Unichip - some dealers is ok with it, some not.

Maybe phone up Kosie Swanepoel and ask which dealers in yoour area is ok with it and service your truck there?
by Thabogrobler
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: anybody have fitting instructions for 1KZTE DP34 chip ?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: anybody have fitting instructions for 1KZTE DP34 chip ?

If you can not have the car set on a dyno when installing the chip, DO NOT DO IT!!!!!

1KZ engines do not last without proper tuning when chipping.
by Thabogrobler
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Free State
Topic: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: Calling all Free Staters (and anyone else interested)

Hoor by Hendrik van Alma Kwekery - hy mag dalk wil saam gaan.
by Thabogrobler
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: KZTE Help needed

Turn wheels from side to side to prime the ait out.

Should take normal red ATF. Soon after I did a fluid change I experienced oil leaks from the pump and box.

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