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by Thabogrobler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 241

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: 174

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: 174

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: 60
Views: 3537

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: 241

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: 174

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: 630

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: 128

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: 329

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: 142

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: 261

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: 868

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: SFA Hilux 2L-T 2.4TD Engine stripping for spares
Replies: 2
Views: 428

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: 14858

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: 791

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: 791

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: 791

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: 791

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: 276

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: 419

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: 23
Views: 1097

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: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

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: 207

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: 419

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: 4213

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: 259

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: 259

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: 291

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: 291

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: 142

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: 252

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: 142

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: 3387

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: 212

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.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Unichip P&P or Software(map)
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Unichip P&P or Software(map)

Like Mars said, the restricted setting a brilliant if someone else has to drive your vehicle! Unichip has a new product almost ready for launch - more a real time limiting function, eg on roads with a 60km/h limit, the vehicle can only go to 60km/h, and no more. I drove a test unit a while ago and t...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

I bough a R4000 head from Heads for Africa and it worked well - an AMC is nice but was double the price.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux

Hi guys Thank you all for the advice, the injectors were (replaced )?? just before I bought the vehicle, maybe not calibrated! ! would this be a job at toyota dealer only?. Fitting a chip to an engine of this mileage, would this be asking too much from it? Be careful to just fit any chip - what you...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux

Welcome to the forum Jose!

Yes an intercooler will make a difference and combined with a Unichip you can easily achieve 100kw.
by Thabogrobler
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

I drove my Kz for 14 000km since discovering some water usage until head replacement, just topped it every morning and never had any issues.
by Thabogrobler
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Unichip P&P or Software(map)
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Unichip P&P or Software(map)

Chips...I can tell you way more than I am willing to type! The short version: Run fast and far from the guy whom promises you the most gain. What you want is safe power. On a turbo diesel, more fuel = more power = more heat. Heat kills engines. You need a chip that is tuned on YOUR car FOR your car....
by Thabogrobler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 60
Views: 3537

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

8000km in 10 jaar???

Dis 'n skande!!!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Replace steering draglink balls with tie-rod ends
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Replace steering draglink balls with tie-rod ends

Netjies!

En kort voor lank gaan almal wil weet of hy hulle s'n ook kan vervang!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP - Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: RIP - Chopper

Ai, dis nou slegte nuus.

Rus in vrede!
by Thabogrobler
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Group for trucks in South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Group for trucks in South Africa

Look on youtube - there are zillions of topics you can choose.
by Thabogrobler
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

Check the colour of the coolant. If it is a charcoal/greyish or black, the cylinderhead is cracked.
by Thabogrobler
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 Hilux 4x4 D. Air con keeps stopping on cold.
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: 2006 Hilux 4x4 D. Air con keeps stopping on cold.

thanks for the info guy's, I had a feel around inside where the pollen filter should be and she was filthy, almost like mud built up so im going to take the plunge and remove the dash and take out the evap and give it a good clean (thinking it could be the sensor to the evap being dirty) and defini...
by Thabogrobler
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How far can I drive with a front CV boot throwing grease?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: How far can I drive with a front CV boot throwing grease?

I once had a boot with a small split. Got a syringe, drawn up some grease and injected it into the split, cleaned the boot properly and wiped the area down with acetone, cut a piece of bicycle tube to fit over the split and stuck it on with superglue. Drove thousands of kilometers like take without ...
by Thabogrobler
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: My New Bakkie

Netjies!

Baie geluk!
by Thabogrobler
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Rubberizing

:blushing: Daai rhino lining is op hulle beste crap, in die sin dat dit los kom, stukke uitbeek ens en nie behoorlik oral ordentlik kleef nie. Sal dit nie weer op n bakkie van my sit nie. Sal volgende keer n behoorlike rubberlining gebruik, of Line-X werk ook beter. As Rhino Linings los kom is die o...
by Thabogrobler
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 1225

Re: Rubberizing

Rhino lining is poliuretaan - of te wel Polyurethane. Dis 'n spesialis produk wat op presies uitgewerkte volumes of massas werk. As jy bereid is om baie op te lees en toerusting(meestal 'n baie akkuratr skaal) aan te koop en tyd en geld het om te eksperimenteer, is ek oortuig jy sal regkom daarmee. ...
by Thabogrobler
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?

Ek is al.genoeg deur die oefening om te weet jy.mors jou tyd en geld met 'n recon pomp. Kry 'n nuwe pomp by harrack.co.za
by Thabogrobler
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip
Replies: 8
Views: 8260

Re: Digital Two-Way Radios Audio Clip

Bl!ksem!

Dis 2 werelde uitmekaar!!!
by Thabogrobler
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff ratio.
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Diff ratio.

Nou dat ek daaroor dink,

Pas die D4D se diff binnegoed nie net so in die SFA s'n nie? Met 'n difflock op die koop toe?
by Thabogrobler
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 3000D (5L-E) EFI Hilux double cab 4x4
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: 3000D (5L-E) EFI Hilux double cab 4x4

You will spend around R5-10k to get the gearbox properly sorted and upwards of R25k to sort the bodywork.

If you do not buy it, I might be interrested.
by Thabogrobler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff ratio.
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Diff ratio.

Jy sal beide diffs se ratio's moet verander.

Makliker is dalk om groter bande op te sit?
by Thabogrobler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700 i Vibration on Pullaway - What is it??
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: 2700 i Vibration on Pullaway - What is it??

Petri, het jy toe jou pul away vibration probleem kon oplos? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk Hy het daai bakkie laaaaaaaaannnnnkal weer verkoop - hy is 'n kar smous van beroep. 'n Moontlikheid wat nie genoem word nie is die centre bearing. Ek het my Kz lank genoeg gery om deur elke moontlike v...
by Thabogrobler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Let's talk earthing...

Interesting opinions listed so far... Here's what I experienced: Starter turned over with a little difficulty. This increased somewhat when I started with the clutch engaged... Of course at the time I wasn't aware that the earth wire to the engine was totally loose.... as in hanging freely. There a...
by Thabogrobler
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Trek 800 mountain track
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Trek 800 mountain track

26 or 29inch?

If 29 I am super interrested!
by Thabogrobler
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: UHF two way radios - Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: UHF two way radios

I will take one - please PM me your bank details?

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