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by pietpetoors
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Auto Magneto also do rebuilds. I normally use them, they do good work.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 44
Views: 3642

Re: Intermittent misfire

Start with the cheepest item, replace the spark plugs. If still there replace the plug leads, if still there let somebody check out the injectors.
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 309
Views: 37242

Re: Long overdue project.

You will have to yes, we haven't seen the final product yet.
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Rubberizing

Ja is jammer jy het gewag, myne was iets soos 6 maande later en hulle het dit oorgedoen.
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: My New Bakkie

Congrats, new bakkie looks great
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 309
Views: 37242

Re: Long overdue project.

Sorry to hear Roger. At least you know it is in good hands.
by pietpetoors
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Rubberizing

Johan my trokkie sin het ook losgekom, maar dit was omdat die ou wat dit opgesit het nie die bak grof geskuur het voor hy dit aangesit het nie. Hulle moes dit aftrek en oordoen en hy het nooit weer losgekom. Het self ook jare terug 'n Golf bakkie gehad met dit op en die trokkie het hard gewerk. Die ...
by pietpetoors
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Terminal Clamps?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Battery Terminal Clamps?

Very good idea Andy, thanx for that one
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Terminal Clamps?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Battery Terminal Clamps?

I see one get Brass battery terminal clamps and Zinc battery terminal clamps.

Which are the best?

We've been using brass all these years , what is the zinc for? Is it cheaper or better or why is there a zinc option?
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?

Thanx, we did contact Macs yesterday. Seems like this aircon pump's spares are scarce.
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Rubberizing

Dankie Marnus, daai maak sin
by pietpetoors
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Rubberizing

Somebody did this Jeep's floor with something which I presume is a water base because the whole floor under the "rubberizing" is rusted. I presume they applied it to raw metal as I can see they welded in new plates. One thing I cannot understand is how a water based paint can prevent rust. It is lik...
by pietpetoors
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Re: Rubberizing

Thank you, will try a sample of durabak
by pietpetoors
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?

Thanx a million
by pietpetoors
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Aircon Compressors rebuild in CPT?

Anybody knows of a reputable company in Cape Town who can remanufacture the trokkie's aircon? When I ask uncle Google he gives me companies mostly on the East Rand. I can replace the coil, bearing and clutch but it became so hot after the bearing failure that the plastic on the coil melted, so now I...
by pietpetoors
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rubberizing
Replies: 14
Views: 956

Rubberizing

Where can I buy the same type of rubberizing which places like Rhino lining uses?

I want something which is the same soft rubbery stuff as Rhino lining.

Busy with a project which I cannot take to have rubberized so I want to do it myself.
by pietpetoors
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How far can I drive with a front CV boot throwing grease?
Replies: 9
Views: 413

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

Depends on where it is leaking. Mine was leaking because the small clamp came loose. Fixed with strong cable tie and still going strong. If it leaks due to torn or cracked boot then it is a bigger problem. The CV does not like dust. If you drive on tar and hubs are un-locked, then CV does not turn, ...
by pietpetoors
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Heating a bearing to fit it

Thank you Marnus
Will rather replace it. Each little noise now worries me.
by pietpetoors
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free
Replies: 40
Views: 6275

Re: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free

See these guys sells the spirals at R900.00 each and they have both those with steering controls and the one without steering controls. http://www.onlinecarparts.co.za/en/search?orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=hilux+spiral&submit_search=Search http://www.onlinecarparts.co.za/en/electrica...
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

I went for the Dictator because it is simpler, use less sensors, etc. It has not been tuned yet. It was installed, a 5VZ standard map installed and we went on holiday. Maybe one day I will get time to take it for tuning. I did play around with the timing and got rid of the ping. But I do not know wh...
by pietpetoors
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Heating a bearing to fit it

Thank you. 302 degrees is not much , but I guess it should be enough to soften it.
by pietpetoors
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Heating a bearing to fit it

I recently fitted new bearings to the Touareg's front diff and heated it to fit it. The first one I heated too much and it became blue.
Will that definately cause it to fail?
by pietpetoors
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Several people asked what the cost was. It is difficult to give exact figure because I had some other work done as well, like replacing all belts and tensioners, replacing crank oil seals, fixing heater radiator, etc. Here are some basics and note that you can also do it with the 3RZ box, then you s...
by pietpetoors
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Got the Rev counter to read correctly tonight. I used one of these Universal Tach Adaptors from eBay . (Got extra one if somebody need one) Once I figured it out it was very simple. The Tach adaptor came with very good instructions. You can use it either coil driven or wasted spark vehicles and with...
by pietpetoors
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Speedo has been sorted. Francis @ Vehicle Monitoring & Audio in Bonteheuwel built me a little transfer case with the correct gear ratio. I just gave him the GPS and clock speed and he took the closest match gears he had. I am under reading a bit now which is good, then the misses won't complain abou...
by pietpetoors
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Kgalagadi 2018

Besides the price (I saw lenses of up to R187k) , the size also concerns me, a double cab is just so wide. I saw pics taken by one of the other visitors with a Nikon P1000 bridge camera on a tripod which was remarably sharp. The Lion as about 400 meters from us . 125x Zoom = 3,000 mm and the complet...
by pietpetoors
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: DRIVELINE VIBRATION AFTER CENTER SUPPORT BEARING REPLACEMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: DRIVELINE VIBRATION AFTER CENTER SUPPORT BEARING REPLACEMENT

Make sure you have the bearing installed correctly. On one side is one hole and on the other side two holes. The one hole must face downward.
by pietpetoors
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Kgalagadi 2018

Thank you Edge. I have looked at RTT before and I decided that whenever the time comes that I have to use a RTT it will be a clamshell
by pietpetoors
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: B Class merc

Webycars seems to me like a wholesaler of vehicles and thus the there is some loop hole they can use in the event of CPA claims against them When you get there they tell you very clearly you buy it as is, there is not warranty, nothing, you pay for it and the problem becomes yours. I think they get...
by pietpetoors
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Kgalagadi 2018

Andy Pieter will very unlikely fit a RTT to his Hilux. What you saw that looked like a RTT is the 270 Awning on the side. Both you, I and Pieter prefer the versatility and less space of a ground tent. Exactly as Johan said, I prefer my ground tent. The specific one I have not I can pitch alone in 7...
by pietpetoors
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Kgalagadi 2018

We went to the Kgalagadi park from 27 Oct to 4 Nov. I received my Hilux back a day before we left. We did a 3500km with the 5VZ engine with only some minor problems to sort out of which one was no aircon in 42 degree Kalahari heat. Luckily it have windows which can wind down. We did a mixture of acc...
by pietpetoors
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: B Class merc

Just go check the car out before you get excited. I have been disapointed with many webuycars vehicles, they look great on the pictures but often not so great when you get there. Don't buy from them unless you saw it.
by pietpetoors
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Thanx Johan, will do
by pietpetoors
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Some Feedback: The release bearing noise did not go away and we replaced it with an OEM Toyota bearing yesterday. It is now perfect. So we did our trip to the Kalahari and after about 3,000 km we arrived back safely. On our way there, just 40 Km from Langebaan I heard a knocking sound in front. Almo...
by pietpetoors
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700 i Vibration on Pullaway - What is it??
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

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

Een keer was die centre bearing self onderstebo ingesit....deur die uwe!
Ha Ha, ek het gistrer dieselle met my trokkie gedoen. Gelukkig was Hoppy daar om my reg te help en te verduidelik dat die een gaatjie altyd moet ondertoe wys en die twee gaatjies boontoe.
by pietpetoors
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 42
Views: 1375

Re: Changing The Clutch

Pressure plate fingers should not be that flat, the point of the fingers should stand out a bit. Rather get the right thing. I think your clutch plate is too thick.
by pietpetoors
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Thank you Mars, a couple of guys now said sometimes the noise goes away. Will see after the trip if the noise is still there. If it is there we will replace the thrust bearing.
by pietpetoors
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Luckily release bearing only works when you apply the clutch, the longer the distance the less it works.
by pietpetoors
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

George and I went to fetch my Hilux after work today and got back hom at 21h00 There are still small things to sort out. The rev counter reads double the speed, so Allen disconnected it. The speedo is out by 20 km/h but before I do something about it I first want to see what revs it runs at 120 km/h...
by pietpetoors
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Nog nie vandag iets gehoor nie. GIster was die dash amper heel in en aircon pype was gebou en in. Wag nog om vandag se terugvoer te kry.
by pietpetoors
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 9118

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

I fixed it, is it better now?
by pietpetoors
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 9118

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

I did a version update just now. If there are any issues please let me know.
by pietpetoors
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

Hallo Roofer, regarding your Nissan snorkel. I saw one today where Francois from 4xLux fitted a Ford Ranger snorkel to such a Nissan. Note that it will be a modification, so there will be no template, etc. Code for snorkel is SFR07A You can also ask Safari Centre or 4x4Megaworld if they have the spe...
by pietpetoors
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Me too, that is why I wanted it today.
by pietpetoors
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Everything is in, management system is in and engine started. Only dash have to be put back. On Tuesday Hoppy said he will himself install the dash on Tuesday because he wants to make sure there are no rattles. We agreed that I can fetch the vehicle today. When I got there today the dash was still l...
by pietpetoors
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 83
Views: 6043

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Yes, is epoxy, the one you mix with a hardener, they use it for commercial floors.
by pietpetoors
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 83
Views: 6043

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

My garage's floor never was very strong, it degenerated over time and lately the steel wheels of the trolley jack pushed holes in the floor. So we removed the old skreed and replaced with a new, stronger skreed. I decided to epoxy coat it this time. The whole garage got a bit of a revamped and clean...
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Weber retroject as EFI option?
Replies: 21
Views: 1666

Re: Weber retroject as EFI option?

Thank you Steff I already installed one of those magentic pic ups for the distributor, replacing the points. I asked the guys from Dictator and they replied "A Dicktator std will work Fuel only with this setup." Isn't Dictator less complicated than spitronics? I have no experience in these, seems li...
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Weber retroject as EFI option?
Replies: 21
Views: 1666

Re: Weber retroject as EFI option?

Did anyone install one of these yet? I want to install one on my old Datsun L28 engine, but it still have an old points distributor. The guys at Webcon said I can look at a MicroSquirt management system as it is simple and cheap and can get signal from the coil's + and -, but I checked their site ou...
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D

Shoe, 105 Cruiser en V8 Lexus, dan kan die boks nie te vrot wees nie.
Dankie vir daardie inligting.
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sticky gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Sticky gearbox

Here is an interesting video about GL4 and GL5, BUT, also check the test the guy did with same viscosity of oils of different brands. This might explain why some oils result in sticky gears and others not. The video will start at 11:35 because before that he just shows how he strips a gearbox. Enjoy...
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D

Dankie vir die terugvoer Johan. Ek het iewers op die forum lank terug ook gelees as jy in D iets swaar teen lang bult sleep raak ratkas warm, dan maak wat jy sê oor die lock up sin, so as mens sleep moet jy hom maar self lock.
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

Roofer is 97 still that sqr box shape? Or is it the shape they still use today?
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D

Do you know what went wrong?

This guy is in Nam, most of his driving is long distance
by pietpetoors
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

Thank you for pointing that out Brian. It is because I had our own unique dies made, so the alu tubing you now buy is our own design.
So far we have for 25mm and 19mm which fits nicely.
by pietpetoors
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

Got it to work now,
Falcon George, 122 Fichat Street
or
Buco George, C/O Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Bridge Street
by pietpetoors
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

I think Builders warehouse also stock it, but with most shops you must buy a packed of each fitting, you cannot buy it individually as you can do at your favorite online 4x4 Accessory store.
by pietpetoors
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Availability of 'Connect it' fittings

Maizey plastics also do them, but they only have branches in PE and East London. Connect it's web site is rather useless, I cannot get it to search your area. If I type in George it gives me Centurion results. See if you can find it, maybe if it picks up your location via your ip you might have succ...
by pietpetoors
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Reliability of Auto Vigo D4D

My heavy wants to buy a 2014 D4D auto.

How reliable are these auto boxes ?
Are there any known issues?
How does consumption of Auto compare to Manual?

The trokkie only has 77k km on the clock.

I already told him about the Toyota Injector issue.

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