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by FIRSTGEER
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC

Howzit and welcome Shawn.Great set of wheels you have there.I always enjoyed the kzte shaped Hilux.Happy motoring.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

contractions caused by early labour pains...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

the Landie so called specialist(covered in oil) forgot to put back the sump plug...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 660

Re: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018

Gooi hom Hennie.Laat ons verder hoor.
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 300
Views: 31996

Re: Long overdue project.

I am also waiting patiently to see the end result.Looks great to date and I'm sure the finished project will make you proud.Get well and take things easy.
God bless
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

a broken down landrover driver without...
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

with sweat dripping like the Niagra Falls...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

all self control and taking it out on the
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

or a SWAMBO without any sense of direction
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: General Grabber AT 255/70 R15
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: General Grabber AT 255/70 R15

No Andy.Its a side wall rupture,too big and I also don't want to chance it.I previously had a bad experience by going that route.
I am also prepared to buy two new exact tyres.I will also post this on the community forum and see what happens.Tks again.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: General Grabber AT 255/70 R15
Replies: 2
Views: 118

General Grabber AT 255/70 R15

I damaged one of my General Grabber 255/70 R15 tyres whilst trail driving during our Hilux Clubs ECGTG outing last December and was forced to fit four new tyres to my Hilux as the first GrabberAT's are now unobtainable. I still have about 50 percent tread on the remaining three tyres so I am in need...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

about the three flat tyres
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

the gps was incorrect and found ourselves
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

been extended by two weeks until
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

who is bringing the beers to
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

you know who
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

where the sun seldom shines
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

but constantly trying to keep out of the oil puddles leaked over the continent by Limey built contraptions on four wheels
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1345

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

Thanks guys for the kind comments.I must say I am very proud to have tackled this long project with my sons.Was a great bonding and sometimes( VERY UNBONDING) experience. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

is King of the continent without having
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

have immigrated North to
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

the kalahari desert where
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

but the cost of bread has made this
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

beyond the price of 1ml of petrol resulting in
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: Waar om 'n twee-rigting radio vas te sit

Look at my thread "My HILUX CAMPER BUILD" or Footloose on the forum and you will see how I positioned the radio between the two sun visors .
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116409

Re: The Hilux Story

The snow had melted and caused
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

Welcome Jan.
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hennie a very big thank you for sharing this amazing trip with us.The photos and your commentry really kept me spellbound and envious .I am glad you guys arrived back safely.Cheers :thumbup: :yahoo:
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry

I agree with Andy.If you are planning to keep the vehicle,rather take the pistons to the engineers to have them micked and also replace the bearings.Also replace the spigot bearing whilst the engine is out. I know that you are maybe moving the goal posts but it's nice to feel relieved that you have ...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hennie it is my dream to one day be able to travel and see and learn what you guys have experienced .I can unfortunately only do short 10 day trips (and thats really pushing things to the limit) because of my present circumstances but hopefully we can also ,one day, travel further north for longer p...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Keep it rolling Hennie :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: '93 SFA spares needed
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: '93 SFA spares needed

Yes Helgaard these sfa's spares are becoming more and more scarce and I agree that a rebuild takes sometimes forever but try to stay focused and try to do a small bit each week and eventually it all comes together. Also the costs keep climbing.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1345

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

Howzit Helgaard.We used the 602 flywheel with its pressure plate and used the toyota clutch plate.
I am certain that the injector pump is the original mechanically driven bosch without any fancy electronics .
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1345

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

Howzit Helgaard.Yes we have completed the project and my son Wade (4 TH GEER on the forum) has been driving it as an everyday runner for about 6 weeks now and I am happy to say that the conversion is A SUCCESS. We will be meeting with Muddog within the next few days for him to assist us with the loa...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Great Hennie.Keep it rolling.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d

Thanks Marnus.I tend to agree with you.I haven't seen the vehicle as it belongs to a friend about 60 km from me in the sticks. I have looked at my own vehicle to trace the return pipe and also noticed it connecting to the bacl of the tappet cover and a mechanic friend of mine came up with the same t...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d

After giving this problem a bit of thought.Is there perhaps an oil feed to the injector pump for lubrication which somehow is leaking into the fuel bypass(return) to the tank.Possibly an O ring or seal ? Where are the diesel boffins ?
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuut op die forum
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Nuut op die forum

Thanks I will certainly keep in touch with you as it is great to know someone with a local knowledge of the area
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Oil contamination in fuel tank on a 2,5 srx d4d

I trust that one of the members can help fathom out a very strange problem a friend of mine is experiencing with his 2012 srx 2,5. The vehicle starts normally and drive normally without any excess exhaust smoke BUT The fuel filter started clogging and and the diesel is very dirty. The fuel tank has ...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuut op die forum
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Nuut op die forum

Howzit and welcome Deon.I spent a night in your local caravan park about six weeks ago ,on our way to Sani Pass and Lesotho. I was very impressed with your small town.Very neat and clean compared to the neigbouring towns. I hope to visit again soon on my way to Ongeluks Nek to explore a bit of Lesot...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1345

602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

I am happy to state that the VERY LONG and very trying project concerning my son Wade's ( 4 th Geer ) Hilux rebuild and engine transplant into his SFA double cab is about 98 percent finished . We have a few minor tasks involving the dual battery and the associated plugs and extras to complete before...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

:thumbup: Keep it rolling Hennie.Nice pics
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howdy.
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Howdy.

Howzit and welcome Chris.Post a pic or two of your truck so that we can see your setup.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Cellutitus
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Cellutitus

Hell Tony.Makes one really worry especially as one grows older.Lots of unheard of and new medical conditions effecting us as we grow older ?
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3250

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Very well written and cant wait for further updates.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TOYOTA 2L fuel consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: TOYOTA 2L fuel consumption

I have a client and friend who owned two hiluxes with the 2l engine in them.One was a single cab 2wd long wheel base which gave him an average of about 11 km/l. The other was a single cab 4x4 and he averaged about 8,5 km/l.In fact he still has this vehicle with about 800k on the clock and still runn...
by FIRSTGEER
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018

All the best Robbie.Hopefully an outlet will open in our neck of the woods in the near future.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Nice one there Tim.I really like your way of thinking.Now your'e equipped and capable for any further welding issues. :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defy Oven problems
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Defy Oven problems

Shaakir the function of the thermostat is to regulate the temp of the oven by constantly switching the elements in the oven on and off . By bypassing the thermostat switch,the elements will continue to heat the oven up and thus there is no way of having the oven operate at a preset required temperat...
by FIRSTGEER
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Oil pump

Yes Andy.Many of the diesel engine setups utilize a small vacuum pump attached to to the rear of the alternator to provide the vacuum for the brake system.The petrol engines receive the needed vacuum from the inlet manifold The beauty of the 5cyl 300d merc engine ,which we installed into Wades hilux...
by FIRSTGEER
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Oil pump

Howzit Rodney.IF possible,fill the pump up with oil prior to installing .Also remove the oil pressure sensor and attempt to pump oil into the system via this hole by using a oil can pump.
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie, to 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Newbie, to 4x4

Howzit and welcome to the forum Lincoln.I also drive a 2,5 srx 4x4 which I have converted into a dedicated camper. My standing mass, including 140 l of diesel in the tanks and 70 l water and many extras, is about 2600 kg.( without the beer, meat,swambo or myself aboard). The srx is a bit under power...
by FIRSTGEER
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate

Thanks Andy.At least the weather forcasts are in my favour.Cold but no rain or snow.
Chat again on my return.
by FIRSTGEER
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate
Replies: 3
Views: 382

sani pass thru lesotho to eastern freestate

I am literally ticking off the minutes before our departure for Sani Pass and a trip through Lesotho and spending a few days in the Eastern Freestate.We are planning on spending Sat night either in Undersberg or Himeville and then departing early for Sani Pass. Depending on how the mood and what the...
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this yesterday!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Got this yesterday!!!

:thumbup: :thumbup: Very Very nice indeed.You must really feel chaffed.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP

Howzit and welcome to the forum.
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Got this on Friday..

WOW you lucky Blighter.I am so envious. :twisted: Jokes aside enjoy it and congrates
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Alu Canopy en Eie krag
Replies: 83
Views: 8910

Re: Alu Canopy en Eie krag

A job well done Hennie :thumbup:
by FIRSTGEER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: My new Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: My new Ride

:thumbup: VERY VERY NICE Johan.
by FIRSTGEER
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION

Julian I happen to fall into the same bracket of vehicle ownership as you do. I am strongly against getting myself into new debt to replace the reliable current one which I drive. I would rather shop around for alternate prices for the bodywork as I understand that the work needed to be done is basi...

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