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by Asterix
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1989 SFA transfer case filling
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: 1989 SFA transfer case filling

Hello my Lux friends, I found an answer to my post below want to share it with you and our other friends who may land up in this situation in future. Two mechanics told me that one can fill the transfer case via the 4x4 selector lever aperture. So on Saturday I decided to give it a try. I drained th...
by Asterix
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1989 SFA transfer case filling
Replies: 2
Views: 659

1989 SFA transfer case filling

Hi Guys, This weekend I decided to spent some quality time with my dear friend 1989 SFA - alias Bosvark. I just did a routine service and general maintaenance, but got stuck when trying to fill the transfer case. The previous owner discovered a hammer and chisel and completely destroyed the tranfer ...
by Asterix
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS ?????
Replies: 28
Views: 1967

Re: HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS ?????

Bliksem!!!! Die ouens se timing suig! Dis die Stormers-Bulls game op Nuweland daai naweek, en ek het 'n standing 2 jaarlikse commitment vir daai game, anders het ek ge-volunteer vir die minder "tegniese" aspekte. Sal hard skree van daar af vir die 'Lux'ers. Die ouens is nogal uitgeslape om die datu...
by Asterix
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: fuel consumtion and diff ratios with 7mge
Replies: 35
Views: 2714

Re: fuel consumtion and diff ratios with 7mge

Awsome looking vehicle, Mark!
by Asterix
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WESTERN PROVINCE MONEY FOR BLUE BULLS
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: WESTERN PROVINCE MONEY FOR BLUE BULLS

Maybe that is "extras" for the services of Brian Habana! :D:

Go Bulle! :thumbup:
by Asterix
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Difficult answer
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Difficult answer

I will definitely use the BLACK & white.
by Asterix
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Suspension Lift
Replies: 91
Views: 5035

Re: Suspension Lift

Mitch,

Please see if you can get some pics of the fixing point change. I totally support the theory, I just need to picture the fixing point mod.

Cheers!
by Asterix
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Worn Belt Pulley?
Replies: 63
Views: 3001

Re: Worn Belt Pulley?

Hi Shaun,

That is definitely a backyard job that went sour. The key is suppose to be made with a softer metal in order to shear without damaging the interface parts.

Good luck!
by Asterix
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi

Thanks again for all the tips! I folwed the stethoscope advice and traced it to a rear brake shoe binding against an oval brake drum. It seems as if the self adjuster got a little confused when the drum got oval. Everything is fixed now and SWAMBO is happy! I didn't try that nurse trick in the bedro...
by Asterix
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi

Andy,
Thanks! very useful tips. I will try everything with one exception - a friend will be behind wheel while I am listening!

Will let you know!
by Asterix
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi

Andy,

Your reply just made my day.
Great advice, THANKS! :thumbup:
by Asterix
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: What I learnt in 2009.... so far
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: What I learnt in 2009.... so far

Pragtig! :mrgreen:
by Asterix
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Newbie - Info ..... hint !!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Newbie - Info ..... hint !!!!

HAVE FUN, but don't push your vehicl over the design capabilities. If she cannot go up there don't keep trying rather ask SWAMBO to buy you lockers and stuff, then try again! :thumbup:
by Asterix
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Strange sound on SWAMBO's Suzi

Lux friends, SWAMBO has a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5 V6 with 160 000 trouble free KM on the clock. It’s a great little lady’s 4x4 with nice vooma and it did not give us any problems. I cannot comment on the 4x4 capabilities because SWAMBO nurses her baby :? Last night I drove it to the shop and no...
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dec Holiday's - Where are you going...?
Replies: 32
Views: 2019

Re: Dec Holiday's - Where are you going...?

Ons gaan bietjie Igoda mond toe naby Oos London en so paar dag trippies in die Wildekus in.
Al my geld gaan alweer net vir die boot en 4x4 se petrol! :x
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kwaad Hilux !!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Kwaad Hilux !!!!!

Pragtig!
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tell Us How You Got to Know About This Great Hilux Forum
Replies: 149
Views: 34213

Re: Tell Us How Did You Get to Know About This Great Hilux Forum

Ek het bietjie op Google gesoek vir info oor Hilux 4x4's en hier is alles en nog meer!
Dankie vir 'n great forum :thumbup:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Awesome Lux pictures in the South Pole
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Awesome Lux pictures in the South Pole

We need some of those vehicles here on the SA roads to teach the taxis some manners. :D:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Awesome Lux pictures in the South Pole
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Awesome Lux pictures in the South Pole

Ek het die e-pos gekry met die fotos op. Geen detailed beskrywing nie, net: "Hilux conquers South Pole". Mooi wiele :D http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m443/JohanGous/Hilux/toyota-hilux-conquers-south-pole_9.jpg http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m443/JohanGous/Hilux/toyota-hilux-conquers-south-po...
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Places to go
Topic: Moz
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

Re: Moz

Probeer vir Lood (weet nie wat is sy van nie)
Danelle,
Is sy van nie de Jager nie :?:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Cassie? Nah, g'wan!
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Cassie? Nah, g'wan!

Ja ek hoor die Land Rovers gebruik 'n kalender vir 'n speedo.
Seker om by hulle spoed aan te pas :?:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wakkerstroom
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Wakkerstroom

Nee, ek het hom nog nie gery nie Nico.
Het jy darem groter wiele vir jou Corsa 4x4 vir die trip :?:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Nissan 2.8D???????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Nissan 2.8D???????????????

Thanks for the confirmation Allan.
Rance, Absa is a much bigger problem than the Nissan engine in the Lux. We must change banks fast :!:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Nissan 2.8D???????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Nissan 2.8D???????????????

Thanks all for ur input very insightful... Unfortunatly i was not able 2 buy the vehicle due 2 a technical error wit absa...
That happens to me all the time as well, Rance! :wth:
I think Absa must be in serious financial trouble. :confused:
by Asterix
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY snorkel
Replies: 32
Views: 4887

Re: DIY snorkel

Hey Steve.
Thanks for the feedback and glad it worked :thumbup:
by Asterix
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PS23 additives
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: PS23 additives

Does this mean that if I have a bottle of PS23 in the garage that I should rather wash my hair with it?
No Ewald! Rather let your wife try that :mrgreen:
by Asterix
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lydenburg Mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Lydenburg Mechanic

Hi Tony,
I just spoke to my dad and he just want to buy your Lux :wth: :mrgreen:

Eventually I convinced him to give me the phone numbers. I sent you a PM with the recommended mechanic's numbers.
by Asterix
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lydenburg Mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Lydenburg Mechanic

Tony,

It's Bennie Janse v Rensburg. I will speak to my dad tonight to give you the number. No harm to ask and get a quote.
by Asterix
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lydenburg Mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Lydenburg Mechanic

Tony,
My dad lives in Burgersfort. There is a good mechanic (2.7 Lux owner and 4x4 fanatic) named Bennie.

If still interested I can give you my dad's number - he will know where to find Bennie.
by Asterix
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PS23 additives
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: PS23 additives

That put's a twist on things Andrew!

Maybe can benefit in some less complex applications like diffs & manual gearboxes. From the earlier posts that stuff will definitely not end up in an engine of mine.

Thanks for the input!
by Asterix
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok

Ek het ook dieselfde tipe ondervinding met Toyota se parte afdeling gehad met ‘n voorste diff pinion seel wat ek vervang het. Ek gee die arrogante verkoopsman my bakkie se besonderhede en jaar model - die fout wat ek maak is om vir hom te se my bakkie se oorspronklike enjin was ‘n 4Y. Nee reken hy m...
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PS23 additives
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: PS23 additives

Jis, dankie vir al die info. Dis baie interesant.

Ek was skepties maar het nie sulke klipharde feite gehad nie :!:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PS23 additives
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

PS23 additives

I came across this site: http://www.ps23.co.za/ and saw it at Midas as well.

I just would like an opinion reagrding this. I am very reluctant to mix oil with any additives - any way that is my opinion.
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: OT: What to replace with 195k km service on Opel Utility
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: OT: What to replace with 195k km service on Opel Utility

GM gebruik Castol Techtion of GTX2.
Ek het nou die dag SWAMBO se Suzuki olie vervang met Shell Helix Ultra (sintetiese olie) omdat mens dit sommer by 'n vulstatsie kan koop. :thumbup:
Die enjin loop baie stiller maar dit is bietjie duur.
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok

Netjiese foto Martin :thumbup:

Hoe lyk dit asof die vw maar goed vassit daar en daar is nie eers 'n Lux naby om hom uit te sleep nie. Hy sit seker nog steeds daar in die modder :crazy:
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: VW's formidable Hilux rival, the Amarok

Sal maar weer praat oor so 10 jaar.
VW bou net passasier voertuie - hulle het nie bakkie bou ondervinding nie.

Een ding is seker ek koop nie binne kort een van hulle nie!
by Asterix
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: OT: What to replace with 195k km service on Opel Utility
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: OT: What to replace with 195k km service on Opel Utility

Hi Jaco,

Het jy nog jou bakkie se boekie (Owners Manual)? Daar is 'n kompleet "service schedule" wat se wat gedoen moet word.

Laat weet as jy nie een het nie, ek sal vir jou die blaai in scan. :thumbup:
by Asterix
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Diff plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1216

Re: Diff plug

As 'n bout so lelik lyk, vang ek hom partykeer met 'n Bobbejaan spanner. Na dit is hy nogal goed I.S.M. en moet vervang word, maar hy is darem uit. :thumbup:
by Asterix
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.7 KLINK NIE GOED
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: 2.7 KLINK NIE GOED

Pieter,
Die maklikste vinnigste check is om die plugs te trek. Kyk vir die plug wat anders asdie ander lyk in terme van kleur, nattigheid, ens.
As al vier naasteby dieselfde lyk, kan dit dalk net 'n los kontak iewers op 'n harnas wees wat krag vir die enjin lewer of so-iets.

Sterkte!
by Asterix
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: MEET "BIG ANNIE"
Replies: 14
Views: 1556

Re: MEET "BIG ANNIE"

Great!!!
Another fisherman!
Welcome Havel - please don't forget the pics.

Cheers!
Johan
by Asterix
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Diff oil change

Mooi!

Ek is bly ek kon help, Danie :thumbup:
by Asterix
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Diff oil change

Hi Asterix, what you failed to mention is that it takes ages to fill the diffs this way. Maybe it's just me, but the oil is so thick it just dribbled down the tube. Took 90 minutes per diff to fill. Could be the cold weather we're having. I used a 10 mm diam tube, next time will try a slightly fatt...
by Asterix
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol

Thinus, Kyk bietjie vir www.engineden.co.za -daar is pryse op hulle website. Ek het al 'n hele paar jap import engines in voertuie in gebou en was heel gelukkig. Vir die prys wat mens die goed kry vervang ek eerder die hele enjin as om te sukkel en hope geld spandeer om 'n stuk scrap reg te maak. Al...
by Asterix
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol

Ek't ook nie meer geweet watter kant toe met al die redenasies en HOMKAs nie! Jis nou voel ek nie meer sleg nie. Ek is maar redelik dom - dis seker maar die hoof rede hoekom ek 'n ou diesel enjin in my Lux ingebou het wat met alles wat amper soos diesel lyk (behalwe ratkas olie - die goed is te dik...
by Asterix
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol

You're right Brett, I was just teasing. Nothing wrong with petrol. The new Diesel technology is a real pain if one has to replace parts. However, I like the old donkey mechanical diesel engines that one can still run on paraffin. It sounds and feels like a real truck and the torque is just great. Ju...
by Asterix
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol

Bret,

Replace your engine with a Diesel one.
This post starts to sound like serious science!
by Asterix
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Diff oil change

Hallo Danie, I changed my gearbox and diff oil a month ago. The procedure I followed was to decant the 5L into a 500ml gear oil bottle with the long nozzle. It's a relatively small job that turned into a HUGE job with this procedure. I had to get in and out from under the Lux about 20 times to decan...
by Asterix
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice needed: Cracks at hinge
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Advice needed: Cracks at hinge

Hi Jaco, Just check by removing the paint if those cracks are metal cracks. Very thick paint buildup also tends to crack and from your pics the paint looks thick. If its metal cracks then you need to weld it up. If it's paint cracks you need to flat it down and repaint to prevent moist getting in un...
by Asterix
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R piston slap
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: 22R piston slap

Ja, die toets sal werk as die piston slap is a.g.v. die piston en sleeve se toleransie wat te groot is. Die geraas behoort ook baie harder te wees as die enjin koud is. So die beste tyd vir so toets is in die oggend met 'n koue enjin. As daar speling tussen die gudeon pin en die piston sal die toets...
by Asterix
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R piston slap
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: 22R piston slap

Om vir Piston slap te toets in 'n toe enjin is moeilik. In die verlede het ek dit net opgetel as mens die enjin uitmekaar haal. Het jy al kleppe / lifters gekyk?
Baie mense verwar piston slap met dit en kleppe is geneig om makliker te raas.

Hoeveel kilo's het jou enjin gedoen voordat hy laas oop was?
by Asterix
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sodwana
Replies: 43
Views: 2232

Re: Sodwana

Blikoor, mens mag glad nie bottoms vang by Sodwana nie. Dit is mos n Nasionale park of iets. As jy gevang word dat jy bottoms vang, konfiskeer hul blykbaar jou boot en sommer ook jou voertuig wat boot sleep.
Hulle kan maar my boot vat maar hulle sal 2de kom as hulle my bakkie probeer vat :x
by Asterix
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 683

Re: Hi To all

Welcome Jason!
Hope you enjoy your Lux and quickly forget about the Landy's. 8 )
Post some pics for us Monday.
by Asterix
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Proudly South African
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Proudly South African

Goeie een Otto. Weet nie of ek moet lag of huil nie :confused:
by Asterix
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX
Replies: 320
Views: 67809

Re: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX

My 1990 S/C Hilux se naam is Bosvark.
Die oorspronklike naam is eintlik Bushpig maar hy het nou 'n Boertjie eienaar.
by Asterix
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.

I followed the advice on the Pinion seel post last night to replace the SFA oil seal. It seems as the design is pretty much the same in this area as the independant front suspension models. I took a heavy duty piece of flat bar drilled 2 holes in it to bolt it onto the flange. The flat bar locked ag...
by Asterix
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3L power problems
Replies: 16
Views: 7390

Re: 3L power problems

Hey Rob,

This is a very interesting topic. Please keep in touch and let us know about your progress.

Cheers!
by Asterix
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Panelbeating advice
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Panelbeating advice

Klink na 'n lekker modifikasie Pieter! :D
Kyk bietjie of jy kan uitvis hoe dit werk. My bakkie maak net so dowwe doef geluid - miskien raas die enjin te veel.
by Asterix
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.

No problem Jonathan. Thanks for the response. I had a look at the Workshop manual - super "deurmekaar" description, but I got it. The plan was to do it right replace the nut bearing spacer and seal, but the Toy Stealer here in PE has no parts. My backyard way will have to do now. Bearing man will ha...
by Asterix
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: SFA front diff propshaft coupling seal replacement.

Thanks Jonathan!

I think I will go big nut route since the everything is 70% stripped already. Great tip about the geyser element spanner - I forgot I have one like that.

If I mark the nut not replacing it but rather use blue Loctite when assembling again - will it be fine?
by Asterix
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Unleaded vs Lead Replacement Petrol

That is definitely a possibility.
I saw a Total truck filling Engen tanks late at night. Who knows what is exactly in the tanks at the filling station?

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