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by pietpetoors
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux KZTE popping out of first gear
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Hilux KZTE popping out of first gear

Same here, Mayfair Gearbox in Brackenfell rebuilt my KZ box and the problem has also been solved. Is a pleasure to drive it now.
by pietpetoors
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting new Riempies
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Fitting new Riempies

Baie dankie Hennie. Dit maak sin.
by pietpetoors
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting new Riempies
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Fitting new Riempies

I am about to replace the riempies on an old chair. I see the article below refer to "hard" riempies which you have to soak first in order to get them soft. http://www.suzandy.co.uk/Riempie%20instructions.pdf I however bought soft white riempies, not the hard ones. Question now is, must I still soak...
by pietpetoors
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: rear breaks
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: rear breaks

I found with new master sometimes an airlock in master. Dont pump wildly like most peoole do, press peddle slowly in, keep it there for 2 or 3 seconds, then release. On one of my vehicles that solved the problem
by pietpetoors
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: rear breaks
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: rear breaks

Did you double and tripple check bleeding
by pietpetoors
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: rear breaks
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: rear breaks

New shoes and new drums was supposed to fix it.
What happens when you tie the proportion valve up so the vehicle think that it is fully loaded. When fully loaded it will brake more at the rear.
by pietpetoors
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ABS Switch off in REVO
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: ABS Switch off in REVO

Agree with you, I do not like ABS on gravel road or while 4x4'ing either. If the diff lock switches off the ABS maybe that is where you should start looking. Maybe somehow send the same signal from the diff lock to the ABS so the ABS think that diff lock is on even if it is not. I think my Hilux (19...
by pietpetoors
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Participants post 30 Oct 2010 Most Hilux vehicles gathered
Replies: 451
Views: 27540

Re: Participants post 30 Oct 2010 Most Hilux vehicles gathered

Was looking at my sticker this weekend and realised that this year it is the Hilux's 50th aniversary.
by pietpetoors
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging

That is good news, you saved yourself a lot of money :thumbup:
by pietpetoors
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich

Die een lyk meer eg, die ou het 'n FB bladsy ook

https://www.olx.co.za/item/311050-r15-b ... 1059923029
by pietpetoors
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich

mmmmm, lyk soos 'n scam, kyk die bande in Kemptonpark is dieselfde foto, hy is net 90 grade gedraai

https://www.olx.co.za/item/31x1050r15-b ... 1063370154
by pietpetoors
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: 31x10.5R15 BFGoodrich

Watse BF?

Daar is 'n ad vir A/T op OLX en die ou is in Arcadia

https://www.olx.co.za/item/31x1050r15-b ... 1063370140
by pietpetoors
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Hier is so ander ou op die forum, George , Hy het in 2012 Afrika getoer met sy standaard 2.7 Hilux. Hy kan vir jou nogal baie advies gee. George het intussen 'n Prado eienaar geword, maar elke keer wat hy verby my Hilux loop sien ek steeds so leë, hartseer uitdrukking op sy gesig. Ek sal hom bietjie...
by pietpetoors
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Jou trokkie het klaar die regte bande op en sy kilos is eintlik laag, ek het my trokkie in 2007 gekoop met 340k km op.
Sy raak nou so amper aan 500k km
by pietpetoors
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Nee jy het beslis nie die enjin nodig nie. Daar is niks fout met 'n 2.7 nie. Ek het dit net gedoen omdat karre, groot enjins en 'n diep brul een van my passies in die lewe is. Net so standaard is daar niks fout met 'n 2.7 as toervoertuig nie. Soos reeds genoem is opdraendes en sleep wat hom onderkry...
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Engine not switching off
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: KZTE Engine not switching off

Danie het jy al vir Benja by Mortimer in Vredenburg gevra, hy het baie kennis van Hiluxe. Soos Andy sê, diesel het nie krag nodig om te loop. In die ou dae het jy 'n diesel doodgemaak met 'n kabel wat jy getrek het wat die brandstof op die pomp afgesny het, vandag doen 'n solonoid daai werk. Ek dink...
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing Bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Missing Bolt

Sorry see the pic now. Do you perhaps have one of the others? Take it to a Bolt and Nut shop and ask them for a simular high tensile replacement. Will probably be a M10 with 1.25 pitch. Only difference is the original will take a 14 spanner and the replacement will take a 17 spanner.
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing Bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Missing Bolt

which bolt?
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Nick my 3.4 Prado enjin gee vir my selfde verbruik as die 2.7 , met net meer krag. Daar is wel 'n verskilletjie en dit is op hoë spoed bly my verbruik min of meer dieselfde waar op 'n 2.7 val hy na 5km/l as jy 150 ry, maar dit is nie wat jy doen as jy toer nie. Vir 'n toervoertuig is die 2.7 seker d...
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted : Extended Shackels for 2009 Hilux Vigo
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Wanted : Extended Shackels for 2009 Hilux Vigo

Might as well get a new set from 4x4 Direct then you have greasable shackles and new bushes:
https://4x4direct.co.za/extended-shackl ... shape.html
by pietpetoors
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration

I also had a spare wheel tank but took it out, takes ages to fill
by pietpetoors
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg. SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Re: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.

Not sure, I sent Steve a PM to say I want to take it but he have not read it yet.
by pietpetoors
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rust Converter Removal From Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Rust Converter Removal From Paint

Try turpentine or parafin or petrol.
I took mine off with turpentine

If this do not work get Autosol
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monroe VS KYB
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Monroe VS KYB

It is worth investigating, I did a Google search and saw some good things about KYB, is just not well known in South Africa.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg. SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1658

Re: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.

Good to "see" you again Steve, I sent you a pm
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monroe VS KYB
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Monroe VS KYB

First time I hear of KYB, I currently have Monroe and do not have problems.
by pietpetoors
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo diff olielek
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Vigo diff olielek

Bly jy kon dit regkry.
Mens kan soms darem lank soek na 'n klein foutjie.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 for sale

Andy, courier will cost you about R5k
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 4190

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

If it is the metal pipe, the one goes to the fuel tank's breather and I think the other is just an open end breather for the canister. My vehicle not with me today.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 4190

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

That canister is the carbon canister which only get rid of the petrol fumes in the petrol tank and run them through the engine. Mine was disconnected it for a long time. The first thing to start with is just plug all open vacuum holes. A short piece of pipe with a bolt in works well. If the engine s...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Recovery Equipment
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Compressor recommendations

Our 180 l/min ammo box compressors are back in stock:

https://4x4direct.co.za/tyre-care/9234- ... 61683.html

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by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)
Replies: 41
Views: 6945

Re: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)

Did anybody find a solution to the 1999-2005 Hilux diff lock which does not disengage? I changed my motor and I cleaned the mechanism inside the diff. I though the problem was fixed, for more than a year now, but today it got stuck again. Only way I could get it unlocked was to jack up the left rear...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 22836

Re: 12V Lights

The solar lights are noce, I love the idea that you just screw them on a wall and they work, no wiring or anything. Makes it much easier to light up your area. What is also awesome about some of them is the day / night function, so after you installed it you forget about them, they just go on and of...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 2162

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

That is very cool Andy.

Tristan I like your bumper. Going to look awesome when done.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 2162

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

weather vane?

So if it turns it means the wind is blowing?

If water drips from it, it means it is raining?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Back to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Back to the Forum

That is good news, welcome back
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 22836

Re: 12V Lights

Thanx Andy, that is a very good price.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Front Diff

In the video below the guy shows the method I used on my Treg

https://youtu.be/FQdb5it7eJQ?t=75
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Front Diff

Or you can buy such a bearing ouller kit from Adendorfs, it is super handy

https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/mac ... rator-kit/

https://youtu.be/bZH3d8fBrOg
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Front Diff

On my old Touareg I had to cut it with a baby grinder on 2 sides until almost through and then hit it with a chisel to split it.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Thank you

Nice trokkie. We get good feedback from the WildDog bumpers. They streamlined and not as thick as many of the others. Johan at our Vredenburg branch also fitted one to his Prado 120. I am sure these are not going to have such a big effect on the fuel consumption. https://4x4direct.co.za/hilux-and-fo...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Nowadays you get special MAF sensor cleaners, our Autozone sells some. I've always usued carb cleaner until I saw these at Autozone. Used the MAF sensor cleaner the last time. Cannot say that it makes a difference. https://ggstore.co.za/product/crc-sensor-clean-mass-airflow-11wtoz-325/ A couple of y...
by pietpetoors
Sun May 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: IFS Control arm bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: IFS Control arm bushes

Bestel maar solank twee van daai boute by Toyota.

Kanse goed dat hulle afgesny gaan word.
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mini fridge for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Mini fridge for camping

The cheapies you refer to are probably those heat exchanger coolers and not a fridge. They are noisy and not very effective. I camped for many many years with a cooler box and ice. A coolerbox like a coleman with some ice will keep everything cool for a weekend. I take 500ml water or coldrink bottle...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: IFS Control arm bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: IFS Control arm bushes

Ek het myne by Supa Quick laat doen lank terug. Lower control arm se voorste bush is 'n probleem. Daar is daai bout met so off centre kop wat jy gebruik om die allignment te stel, soms roes hy vas in die bush. Dan is daar ook een van die bushes wat so moeilik uitkom dat die ouens hom soms uit brand ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Tig welder?

Thank you. How do one determine what thickness of filler wire you will need? For example if I use it to weld mild steel body panels of 0.8 - 1mm what thickness of wire must I use compared to let's say 5mm mild steel? Same with alu, let's say I need to weld between 2 and 5mm Alu ? Can one just stick ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Tig welder?

Is there anybody who have one of these combination machines? MIG and TIG ? Are they working OK or is it better to just stick with a TIG I do not weld much, I need it mainly to weld body panels on vehicles and the odd Aluminium frame every now and then. So if I stick to TIG something like this might ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Tig welder?

Thank you, so if I want to use it for Alu and mild steel it must be AC/DC
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Tig welder?

I want to buy myself a TIG welder. But I see you get combination machines which offers MIG and TIG. I see some of them says "not suitable for Aluminium TIG welding" , why would it not be suitable for Alu welding? Like this one https://www.takealot.com/matweld-welder-mig-stick-tig-250am-220v/PLID6696...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 2057

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Baie bly om te hoor hy is weer reg.
Dit was nogal lank kopkrap gewees.

Daar is darem min goed so lekker soos as mens die fout self kan opspoor en regmaak.

Knap gedaan, geniet hom.
by pietpetoors
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Sorry correction, he uses General Grabber x3
by pietpetoors
Tue May 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

I love Coopers, on my 2nd set now.

But a friend of mine fitted General Grabber x3 (not Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac as previously stated) and I am amazed how quiet it runs.
by pietpetoors
Tue May 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not

Dis maar moeilik, mens weet nooit verseker nie. As hy koud is , haal radiator cap af en kyk hoe lyk water. Dit moet nie grys wees en moet nie erg olierig wees, soms gee anti freeze 'n olierigge gevoel. Jy kan hoor hoe lanklaas is hy gediens, dan trek jy die dipstick uit en kyk hoe lyk die olie. Is d...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not

Sal veel eerder die Hilux vir plaasvoertuig gebruik. Willys gaan jy net mee kan ry, amper geen vrag dra en as jy die dag parte benodig gaan jy jou dood sukkel. Die goed lyk mooi, maar onderstelletjies is maar baie dun. Landy is Landy, Hang af wat jy koop, oues se parte skaars en duur en Landies is n...
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: dual battery system
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: dual battery system

LiFePo battery is the best but expensive.

Will it be a permanent fixture or do you want to build something with removable box.
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch

Rob use https://tiresize.com/calculator/ for your calculations A 265/75R15 is about the same outside diameter as your 31" Tyre A 275/65 R17 also has the same diameter. So if you fit 17" rims you will need something like a 275/65 R17 to get the same OD and if you have the same OD it will be the same ...
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 2162

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

My Solar panels has been fitted. Orienatation is Nort West because I attached it to the wall. I made it adjustable so I can change the angle. I used a 150 watt panel which is way too big to charge my 105Ah battery for the house's lights, but the extra size makes up for the imperfect orientation. Act...
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: link to a repair manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: link to a repair manuals

Welcome to the forum. All the manuals we have are at
https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/manual/

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