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by ronnie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looking for Bosch O2 sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Looking for Bosch O2 sensor

Ok, so its not for a Hilux but I'm hoping the clever guys here can help. The wife's Mazda 5 has had the O2 sensor fail and Mazda wants to charge a crazy amount to replace. So I use the original serial number to track down the Bosch alternative but then hit a brick wall. A supplier of these sensors t...
by ronnie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: Double din radio replacement for Fortuner
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Double din radio replacement for Fortuner

Thanks Marnus
by ronnie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: Double din radio replacement for Fortuner
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Double din radio replacement for Fortuner

I am not sure if this has been dealt with before, but will any double din radio fit into a 2006 Fortuner. My radio has slowly started packing up and I see there are some really nice units to be had on eBay, some including a reverse camera. I know you take a risk buying off eBay as if its faulty you'...
by ronnie
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: Best pricing for tyres in CT currently
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Best pricing for tyres in CT currently

Hi guys I need to replace tyres very soon (265 70 16) and was wondering if there is consensus as to where pricing is best currently. I'm going to stick with standard size AT tyres for the Fortuner. Fitted Good Year AT/SA last time and got 80 000km from them which is probably not bad. I may just get ...
by ronnie
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: 235/85R16 tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 409

235/85R16 tyres

Hi Time for new tyres for the Fortuner. The 265/70R16 Goodyear AT/SA I fitted lasted 80 000km so not too bad. I was wondering if anyone has tried fitting 235/85 tyres to their Fortuner. If thick sand is about the worst you're going to have to handle I was thinking the larger footprint when deflated ...
by ronnie
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: RELIABLE TOYOTA WORKSHOP IN CAPE TOWN ??
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: RELIABLE TOYOTA WORKSHOP IN CAPE TOWN ??

I have only had good service and cost from Francois at 4XLux in Brackenfell. Their number is 021 982 8232
by ronnie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12V DC wiring question
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: 12V DC wiring question

Thanks Mud Dog. Wiring seems thick enough and the two plugs will be for two camping fridges so 2.5 to 3 amp draw. Wouldn't run anything like a compressor from those plugs. What had me doubting myself was the setup with two positive wires and only the one negative. I do have some spare in-line fuses ...
by ronnie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12V DC wiring question
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

12V DC wiring question

I am in the process of replacing two external hella plugs on my Echo Chobe with brad harrison plugs. The hella plugs were wired with just one negative wire to the metal bracket holding the plugs in place. Can I just split the negative wire into two to wire the two brad harrison plugs? My instinct re...
by ronnie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12v power in ofroad trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: 12v power in ofroad trailer

Hope I'm not hijacking this thread but maybe this question is of use to others. I am going to replace two hella plugs with brad harrison plugs on my Echo Chobe but I see the previous owner wired the two hellas with just one negative cable grounded to the metal bracket that holds them. I don't want t...
by ronnie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2016 hilux moose test fail
Replies: 35
Views: 3710

Re: 2016 hilux moose test fail

Koppelaar wrote:
Dirka wrote:Irrelevante toets!
n' Hilux is nie gemaak om te 'swerve' vir 'n hindernis in die pad nie..
..ons ry bo-oor..of deur dit.. :twisted: :twisted:
Yip, dis waarom mens bullbar opsit...
Exactly....after the moose test there should be one very dead moose in the road
by ronnie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12700

Re: 12V Lights

Would a standard USB charger not do the trick ? Think that is mostly 5V output. How many amps do you need ? Hmmm I didn't check....I want to run one of those small braai rotisseries off a deep cycle battery instead of buying the batteries they come out with. I will have to check how much watt the m...
by ronnie
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Water ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2669

Re: Water ...

In the area I stay we cannot do wellpoints and only borehole; borehole will cost north of R100 000 so not even an option. I have gone the route of rain harvesting and 2 x 5000L tanks. You would be surprised how quickly they fill when it rains. Next plan is to get 2 more 5000L tanks. I did try grey w...
by ronnie
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12700

Re: 12V Lights

Any idea of where to get a 12V to 4V DC to DC converter in Cape Town area?

I know it's off topic so bullet the post if needed; just also know its the people in the know commenting on this current discussion
by ronnie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 6427

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

Hi all, Basically what we want is the following: Need to connect at least 6 devices Uses for tablets software updates etc (read kids youtube) Showmax and netflix (thinking of cancelling dstv). So i started looking at this mine field and was told telkom uncapped lte is he best... But we dont fall in...
by ronnie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner

Donkey wrote:Hi Ronnie

Are you still looking for a second battery? I have a second hand one about 3 months old, give or take. It's a 100Ah. We can chat via WhatsApp for more details - 07 six three 15-7754,

Donkey
Thanks but I am sorted; popped in at 4x4Direct on Saturday
by ronnie
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner

laai vanaf 220V - Ek het puik diens gekry met die Benton BX2 wat Family-Dog versprei. laai vanaf solar - Hou baie van my Victron eenheid. 4x4Direct het ook n ACDC eenheid, onthou net om die dipswitch te stel vir die regte tipe battery !! vir gebruik IN n voertuig, SONDER pv panele - dan verkies ek ...
by ronnie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner

pietpetoors wrote:Exide / Raylite, same thing, comes from same factory.

R1650 at 4x4Direct in Brackenfell

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/deep-cycle/5 ... -stud.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:thumbup: will check the site now
by ronnie
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Need a new aux battery for Fortuner
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Need a new aux battery for Fortuner

So after putting it off for some time I now need a new aux battery; current battery drops down below 12V overnight with nothing drawing power. Tried to save it with the Benton BX2 but no luck. Saw some articles which claim the Raylite MF101 is good value for money. Any other suggestions of what to g...
by ronnie
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: A&G spontaneously doubled my premium
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: A&G spontaneously doubled my premium

If they debit you again rather just get your bank to reverse the debit order citing them not having authorization to debit your account. Worked for me when I couldn't get a cellphone provider (no names mentioned) to stop debiting my account unlawfully. Yes that's my plan. But I suspect the bank wil...
by ronnie
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: A&G spontaneously doubled my premium
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: A&G spontaneously doubled my premium

So I recently opened a policy with TuffStuff and phoned A&G to cancel my policy. I asked for a confirmation as to the policy's cancellation. Still waiting. So next month I'm going to have to fight to get my illegally-deducted money back. TL;DR Screw you, Auto & General. :thumbdown: Rant over. If th...
by ronnie
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help with Benton BX-2
Replies: 17
Views: 1206

Re: Help with Benton BX-2

Family_Dog wrote:Thanks Chris.

Ronnie, please email me at info(at)repcom(dot)co(dot)za and I will forward the price list to you. We do ship to the Republic of C.T. ;)


-F_D
Hi Eric...e-mail sent :thumbup:
by ronnie
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help with Benton BX-2
Replies: 17
Views: 1206

Re: Help with Benton BX-2

>> Die BX1 is n slow charger. Dink hy kan ook gebruik word vir maintenance charge ... Yep, vat net langer, maar dit maak nie saak nie vir "Maintenance charging" nie. Ons versprei hulle nog steeds en jou antwoord bo is heeltemaal reg. Connect & Forget! -F_D Hey Eric; what do they go for and would yo...
by ronnie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...
Replies: 88
Views: 8847

Re: Diabetes... possibly ...

Read more about cholesterol and how it is not at all a good indicator for heart disease....not a medical professional and don't want to get into too much on a forum not at all related. Have however been going LCHF for 2.5 years now so have done my homework. Feel free to PM me and I will happily shar...
by ronnie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...
Replies: 88
Views: 8847

Re: Diabetes... possibly ...

Some people have had amazing results by going LCHF or Banting; worth reading up on that if you have not already done so. Good luck!!
by ronnie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Old Fortuner suspension to give away
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: Old Fortuner suspension to give away

Last bump before the old suspension ends up in the skip that's on its way....standard suspension still lying in my garage
by ronnie
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Unknown Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Unknown Switch

zepplin wrote:Or it opens up the passenger side drinks holder............ :cooldude:
Not even a crowbar opens the passenger side drinks holder
by ronnie
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Echo Chobe information
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Echo Chobe information

Bump...

Even if someone can just tell me how the additional pvc cover for the roof works
by ronnie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Workshop in Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Workshop in Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Ok great...thanks for the heads up. Is this the workshop next to 4x4Direct?
by ronnie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Echo Chobe information
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Echo Chobe information

Hi I have an Echo Chobe 1 and want to find out if any members have the same van. There is very little information available online and even Echo 4x4 cant supply an old brochure for it. There are a few things about it I cant figure out and I am also looking to do some modifications to improve its fun...
by ronnie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Workshop in Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Workshop in Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Hi....some feedback would be greatly appreciated. Where do the northern suburb guys (Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell) take their Hiluxes for servicing. My Fortuner needs its 150 000km service which I understand to be a bigger service including having wheel bearing repacked.
by ronnie
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Camping Wood choices
Replies: 16
Views: 1733

Re: Camping Wood choices

Thunder02 wrote:Thought you guys down in the Cape would be using grape vine :?:
Good for a fish braai but coals don't last long enough for much more
by ronnie
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Recovery Tracks from 4x4Direct
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Recovery Tracks from 4x4Direct

Thanks Neil
by ronnie
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Recovery Tracks from 4x4Direct
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Recovery Tracks from 4x4Direct

Just a quick question....the price quoted is per set; how many make up a set?
by ronnie
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar regulator question
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Solar regulator question

THAT is aftersale service !!!! You are spot on. I did not even approach 4x4 Direct about this as I wanted to just get some views on whether the charging voltage was too high. George just volunteered that I can bring it back for a swap out. That is why I keep supporting them; you don't see this very...
by ronnie
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar regulator question
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Solar regulator question

Ok thanks guys for all the input. I think I will rather play it safe and go and get another Phocos from 4x4 Direct in its place. Don't want to risk damaging a battery for a regulator that costs a little bit less. George - I will come around on Saturday. Just hope I don't leave with a whole lot of ot...
by ronnie
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar regulator question
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Solar regulator question

Ok thanks...I was worried I will "cook" my battery at such a high charging voltage.

I hope it is fine as it because it was very well priced too at 4x4 Direct
by ronnie
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar regulator question
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Solar regulator question

Thanks Andy....battery came with the caravan and looks rather old so that may be a contributing factor. Maybe I should take my newer deep cycle I use for load shedding and hook it up to see what the charging voltage is
by ronnie
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar regulator question
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Solar regulator question

I am hoping one of the slim manne can help me here. I am using a 20A Phocos solar regulator at home for some load shed lighting and I notice that with up to 18/19V from the panel my regulator is charging about 14.7V when measured across the battery terminals. That all seems fine to me... Then I rece...
by ronnie
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: new project.....she needs a name...
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Re: new project.....she need a name...

Thunder02 wrote:
CasKru wrote:Rusty :twisted:
Was going to say the same, so two votes for "Rusty"

Old trusty Rusty :laugh2:
+1
by ronnie
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota and ISIS
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Toyota and ISIS

zepplin wrote:ISIS actually considered using Amaroks but found their emissions too harmful to the environment.
:lmao:
by ronnie
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to tell if V6 CATS are blocked
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: How to tell if V6 CATS are blocked

I just had my Cats Taken out last week and replaced the Box with New ones. So now the V6 grunts when I power up the Dunes. Response Definitly better. Also , NO issues with the Engine light ETC removing the Cats. Jsut make Sure, You do not Bump the Sensors when U are busy . Unbolled the parts closes...
by ronnie
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: 4xLux
Topic: SERVICE SPECIAL @ 4xLUX
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: HILUX SERVICE SPECIAL @ 4xLUX

Thabogrobler wrote:Ag man,

Julle ouens wat 'n goeie storie nou met feite opdonner!!
:surrender:
by ronnie
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to tell if V6 CATS are blocked
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: How to tell if V6 CATS are blocked

My V6 Fortuner is on 145 000km now and have been thinking about it. What all does it entail and do you need to have sensors etc fitted? What are we looking at cost wise?

Thanks
by ronnie
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lexus V8 Solid Information
Replies: 44
Views: 3322

Re: Lexus V8 Solid Information

Wow....and all because one potential customer wanted to find out some information about a business he has not dealt with before. I know what I would do....
by ronnie
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi Aug 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3402

Re: Kgalagadi Aug 2015

Very nice....
by ronnie
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: AMADA suspension on 4.0 V6
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: AMADA suspension on 4.0 V6

I have the 50mm lift for my Fortuner after having stock standard suspension and shocks before that. Very happy with the ride on road as I have (embarrassingly) not done too much offroad since fitted. I think real value for money when compared to some other brands out there.
by ronnie
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Fuel consumption V6 over 4000km
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: Fuel consumption V6 over 4000km

That's not bad at all....got to drive the Fortuner very nicely to get anywhere near 8.2 km/l
by ronnie
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: 2.7vvti service costs
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: 2.7vvti service costs

Also owned a 2007 2.7 DC from new and only sold it because I could get a bargain on a 4L Fortuner 4x4. Would never have sold it if it was not that I realized that every so often you need 4x4....not nearly often enough unfortunately. I have to agree with the 6-7 km/l in town and best I ever got was 8...
by ronnie
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: RustStop
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

Re: RustStop

Ok thanks Andy; that's good enough for me. Time for another trip down to 4x4Direct....hopefully I don't come back with a bunch of solar panels again
by ronnie
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: RustStop
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

Re: RustStop

How well does this work? Reason I ask is my 2006 Fortuner spent its first 5 years in Struisbaai before I bought it so it has a few spots and recently I noticed a fairly big rust patch where the roof rails were prior to fitting tracks for a roofrack. So I want to have that rust removed but don't want...
by ronnie
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spare wheel carrier for inside loadbin
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: Spare wheel carrier for inside loadbin

Mr_B wrote::shh: Donkeys can be slow and stubborn! :tease:
:deadhorse:
by ronnie
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: DIY Camp Kitchen
Replies: 26
Views: 4628

Re: DIY Camp Kitchen

Subscribed...
by ronnie
Tue May 19, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Good Service
Topic: 4x4Direct
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: 4x4Direct

Have only ever had good service there
by ronnie
Wed May 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12700

Re: 12V Lights

Thanks...I would probably only use one or two at a time as the idea is just enough light to not fall over things....then I guess thin wiring is fine because even 12V LEDs can't be drawing much in terms of amps
by ronnie
Wed May 13, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12700

Re: 12V Lights

Hi - a quick question if I may Chris...how thin can the wiring be on those 12V LED strip lights? I am currently using just a couple to light my passage straight off a small alarm type battery. Gets charged automatically while current is on and then can be used during load shed
by ronnie
Wed May 13, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12700

Re: 12V Lights

Quentin, How would you then charge them again? Remove each time to get to a charger and then replace after charging... Then the next load shedding occurs before they are charged again, sounds like work. You then may as well keep a few portable LED's around the house and use them as the need arises,...
by ronnie
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Which Fortuner?
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Which Fortuner?

I would also go with the 2008 4x4. Before my current 4x4 Fortuner I had a 4x2 Hilux as I though I did not need 4x4. Guess what, eventually you will swap for the 4x4...
by ronnie
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Batteries and inverter use at home
Replies: 91
Views: 8894

Re: Batteries and inverter use at home

Sorry...another question

This inverter has a nut to which you can connect an earth wire....my smaller inverter I sometimes take along in the car does not. Do I have to attach an earth wire and if so what is the best way to do this? The inverter will be wall mounted in an outside room.
by ronnie
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home Brew
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Home Brew

And there I thought you were talking about programming
by ronnie
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Batteries and inverter use at home
Replies: 91
Views: 8894

Re: Batteries and inverter use at home

Would you guys suggest that a better long term solution is to ditch the inverter and buy a 48V to 220V inverter and then connect batteries in series?

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