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by pietpetoors
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 105

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: 20
Views: 913

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: 6
Views: 105

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: 6
Views: 105

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: 20
Views: 913

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 22
Views: 1244

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: 41
Views: 1123

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 8709

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: 8709

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: 579

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 33
Views: 1226

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: 82
Views: 5368

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: 82
Views: 5368

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 8
Views: 514

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: 177

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: 8
Views: 514

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: 579

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: 8
Views: 514

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: 579

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: 579

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: 579

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: 579

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: 8
Views: 514

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.
by pietpetoors
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: Any thoughts on HJ60?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Any thoughts on HJ60?

They tend to rust above the gutters. If you can see that it has been resprayed, focus on that area. The whole area, from front to back on the sides , just above the gutter. One of the 60 models are prone to develop a loose crank pulley, but I think it is the 2F, not sure. Otherwise I do not know of ...
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8709

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Oh, that is cool, thanx Andy

Mens is nooit te oud om te leer nie !
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8709

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Ek dink daai gaan van persoon tot persoon afhang. Op partye forums kan mens stel hoeveel posts per blad jy kan sien en ek gaan stel myne altyd na die maks, op een van die forums sien ek 100 posts per blad. Rede is omdat ek alles wil sit en lees en nie heeltyd wil rondblaai. Dit gaan baie afhang hoe ...
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8709

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Seems fine, Andy can you also test it please
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8709

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Checking to see if problem was fixed
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by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8709

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

I changed the forum to be on httpS

If you experience any problems please let me know
by pietpetoors
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: Fuel gauge not reading correctly.
Replies: 10
Views: 7005

Re: Fuel gauge not reading correctly.

Did you unplug the plug at the tank like Dirka said in his post?
Unplug the plug and see if it goes to E
Disconnect the 5-pin pump and guage connector at the tank.
Switch on the ignition.
Fuel guage must show E..for empty..as in nothing..all the way down.
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: On Wilddog forum
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: On Wilddog forum

Here is the ad:
1981 Toyota Hilux single cab 4x4 SFA
2.0 petrol (18R engine)
R35 000
Ideal for rebuild
060 five thousand 750
by pietpetoors
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 hilux diff drop kit
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: 2003 hilux diff drop kit

The third mounting point you refer to is a swivel point and you do not have to lower that one.
by pietpetoors
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: year end, 14-17 Des - Leeuwenbosch 4x4
Replies: 36
Views: 3077

Re: year end, 14-17 Des - Leeuwenbosch 4x4

Nee, JohanPrado van 4x4Direct
by pietpetoors
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: body lift kit
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: body lift kit

We just sell the spacers seperately. Most guys make a plan for the rest.

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/586-body-lift-spacers

I like the steering extension in that kit you refer to, it is a good idea.
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

That is brilliant, is a much safer option, thanx for sharing.
by pietpetoors
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy

Yes is two way action. It sucks the oil from the container into the syringe. If you want to suck out old oil you can just remove the bottle and extend the hose that goes into the bottle. They also have a model without the bottle, but it was only R30 cheaper than the one with bottle, so I opted for t...
by pietpetoors
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy

I bought myself one of these two months ago and liked it so much that I bought stock for our shops today. If you ever had to fill a gearbox or diff with those stupid, leaking little bottles, you will appreciate this syringe. Fill your Hilux's diff within seconds. You can get yours at http://www.4x4d...
by pietpetoors
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 711

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

Best is to remove the radiator, just make everything so much easier. The spanner on bolt and swing engine trick works great, but I prefer an impact wrench. If you wanna do the spanner trick I will still remove the radiator because if the spanner flies the wrong direction you will be minus a radiator...
by pietpetoors
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTH Re visit
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: RTH Re visit

Happy days Pieter! :thumbup:
:thumbup: :thumbup:
by pietpetoors
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Feeling Stupid !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Feeling Stupid !!!

probeer nou
by pietpetoors
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Feeling Stupid !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Feeling Stupid !!!

The classifieds department has a limitation where you can only post once you have more than 10 post under the belt. It is for preventing people from registering with the sole purpose to use the forum as advertising medium. I will see what I can do for you.
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Programmer help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Programmer help needed

Thank you for the offer Shaakir, I will keep that in mind.
by pietpetoors
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTH Re visit
Replies: 7
Views: 653

RTH Re visit

In 2012 I went with JohannesVanDieSee to meet some more Hilux friends at Road To Hell. It is such a beautiful area and I also wanted to show Elmi the area. So this long weekend we did not have anywhere to go, so we decided to head that way. Since the Hilux is still in Hospital, we had to stretch the...
by pietpetoors
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Programmer help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Programmer help needed

Dit sal baie gaaf wees, dankie Cassie.
by pietpetoors
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Programmer help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Programmer help needed

I need the help of a web developer/programmer who can help me to fix the capacha code on the Hilux Club registration page.
The page is written in php and it uses a MySql Db. Google changed the capacha coding some time back and we need to implement the new code.

Anybody out there who can help please
by pietpetoors
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux4.0 V6 front CV Joint
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Hilux4.0 V6 front CV Joint

by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Fold-up Camping Table
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Fold-up Camping Table

That is a very good price, thanx for sharing
by pietpetoors
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Tiara
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Toyota Tiara

There was one on Gumtree about a year ago for R30k, it was in good condition.
by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 770

4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018

Tomorrow morning (21 July 2018) at 08h00, 4x4 Direct Montana will officially open their doors for business. I would like to welcome Robbie van Onselen to the 4x4 Direct team and I wish him a big success for his business. The shop is situated just off Zambezi drive at Unit 9 Calliandra Place Cnr Call...

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