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by Mikie
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch

His Hilux looks the same as mine, came out standard with 15" tyres
by Mikie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: engine slow to crank

Great tips, thanks guys
Another thing I forgot to mention is that sometimes it starts perfectly, still pointing to a bad connection somewhere
by Mikie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: engine slow to crank

Once again, thanks Andy

It points to that, especially after the clutch was redone
If the starter has to be pulled off for that, I have no doubt its a bad connection
by Mikie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: engine slow to crank

Mud Dog wrote: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am Don't leave it too long ... a voltage drop to the starter puts a massive load on the armature and field coil ... can actually burn them out. That is of course if it is a voltage drop, but it sounds like it to me.
Oh Geez thanks for the warning
by Mikie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: engine slow to crank

Thanks Andy

Thats exactly what I was thinking, I did notice that the starter has some old oil caked all over it, obviously from spillage when the oil filter, just above it is replaced.
Possibly a bad connection down there. Guess what I am doing this weekend
by Mikie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 681

engine slow to crank

I need a little advice and possibly a point in the right direction My 2006 3.0d4d has developed a slow engine turn when starting, I recently had the clutch replaced so not sure if it might be related to something there I had the 2 year old battery tested and its fine, my mechanic has advised that my...
by Mikie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 4.5 D4D V8 ( 1VD-FTV) in Hilux
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: 4.5 D4D V8 ( 1VD-FTV) in Hilux

R200k???? :shock: :shock2:

What about the Lexus V8 or is it V10? D4D, is that a better fit?
by Mikie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

I am still wondering if its possible that Supa Quik installed the disks and pads the first time incorrectly, which could have caused them to constantly brush the pads? They did fail to tighten my shocks in place properly at the same time too Unlikely. Discs are clamped down by the wheels. Sent from...
by Mikie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

I am still wondering if its possible that Supa Quik installed the disks and pads the first time incorrectly, which could have caused them to constantly brush the pads?
They did fail to tighten my shocks in place properly at the same time too
by Mikie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

If I recall correctly is was a reputable brand, red and white box Your best bet is undoubtedly Powerbrake disks and pads. They are expensive - on a par with Toyota OEM but that will definitely be the end if your issues. I only found out about these guys after new ones were installed, I will keep th...
by Mikie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

If I recall correctly is was a reputable brand, red and white box
by Mikie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Got these at Midas, cant remember what brand they were but lesson learned
by Mikie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3544

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Sorry to open an old thread but I just had the same problem My GF uses my bakkie for work, prior to that it basically lived in the garage and got driven about every second weekend only Sitting at about 260 000km now Less than a year ago I replaced the front disks and pads and also Rear drums and sho...
by Mikie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Falcon tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: Falcon tyres

Scott wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:44 pm where is Durbanville
Slaapstad :blushing:
by Mikie
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: 2006 D4D DC Rear Bumper and Side Steps for free - taken
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: 2006 D4D DC Rear Bumper and Side Steps for free

I may be interested, Marnus
Will pm you
by Mikie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING

Thanks for the feedback, James
by Mikie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING

Very nicely done. Looks brand new again

But will that paint stick in the long term??
I have been toying with the idea of changing my interoir (Ceiling and panels leading to the ceiling) )colour to black, but I need some paint that will stick permanently
by Mikie
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Catalytic Converter removal 3.0 d4d 2010 model
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

Re: Catalytic Converter removal 3.0 d4d 2010 model

Can one of you guys tell me where on the zorst this DPF is located?
by Mikie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D T-Belt light reset, the correct way;
Replies: 15
Views: 13853

Re: D4D T-Belt light reset, the correct way;

How I think this works is as follows, foe every push the rest button you get a corresponding number on the display, but it seems for every 1 its 10000km I suspect when you reset yours you left it at 6 If I were you I would try the procedure again and leave it at 9 this time, but just remember that a...
by Mikie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Timing Belt

It sounds like you reset it incorrectly, there is no sensor on the belt, its replaced on distance
by Mikie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken

Thanks so much for this Bumper Jurgen

Just need to get that Bracket tacked and I can fit it
by Mikie
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken

WOW thanks Quintus
Are you sure?
Much appreciated, mine still has the firm imprint of a VW Fox all over it.

Thank you so much
by Mikie
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken

dammit, I missed that, and I really need one
by Mikie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 2005 to 2011 Hilux 3.0 D4D Door Badges
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: 2005 to 2011 Hilux 3.0 D4D Door Badges

Try Aliexpress, use Aramex Global shopper to get them here
by Mikie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Baby Fortuner
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Baby Fortuner

Funny that, It actually made me think of the Ananza, Another taxi for our roads?
by Mikie
Thu May 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper

Thanks James.

Let me look around a little more and see if anyone else has something, not keen on a dented one
by Mikie
Thu May 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper

James S wrote: Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 am I have one minus one of the plastic corner bits. It does have a slight dent or two if I remember correctly. I'll have to dig it out and post a pic here.
I'd like to sell it. Make me an offer?
Let me see a few pics please,
Thanks
by Mikie
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper

No one got any rear bumper lying around taking up space??
by Mikie
Mon May 07, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Rear Bumper 2006 3.0 D4D rear bumper

Some numbnut decided to write his VW Fox off on the rear end of my Hilux. He pretty much destroyed his car and my rear bumper I knwo a lot of you guys upgrade your bumpers to the nice heavy duty Bumpers and then end up with the originals lying around taking up space in the man caves at home. Anyone ...
by Mikie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tree Felling
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: Tree Felling

The estate next to us recently had some tree fellers cleaning up their boundary fence cutting down some big trees like that, they apparently charge R8k per tree.

I was thinking its time to get myself a chainsaw and make some pocket money
by Mikie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D
Replies: 34
Views: 5127

Re: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D

hey mud dog Work is keeping me busy and quiet Most definitely, no YouTube videos helped but this got me going coop chop I imagine relaxing will be simple too One thing the write up missed was that the pulley in front just above of the alternator had to come off too the top alternator bolt won't come...
by Mikie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D
Replies: 34
Views: 5127

Re: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D

I love threads like these. You just saved me so much time and frustration.
My alternator isn't charging properly will drop it off at the doc on Monday.
by Mikie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: 2014 Hilux front bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 3510

Re: 2014 Hilux front bumper

Will the 2014 bumper fit onto a 2010 model?
by Mikie
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: LED light on bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

Re: LED light on bumper

Locktite?
by Mikie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Hi. some advice. if you are fitting spacers, you will need to change your shocks to longer ones. a Friend of mine did the spacer lift and ended up pulling the the shaft out of the shock due to the fact that the shock shaft will now have to travel further when you go over a bump. his failed driving ...
by Mikie
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

I have a new set of leaf springs lying in my garage, thinking of fitting those too
by Mikie
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Hi. some advice. if you are fitting spacers, you will need to change your shocks to longer ones. a Friend of mine did the spacer lift and ended up pulling the the shaft out of the shock due to the fact that the shock shaft will now have to travel further when you go over a bump. his failed driving ...
by Mikie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Ah Fantastic, thanks
by Mikie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Ha! Oops, my bad ... didn't note that it was a 2x4 vehicle. In that case there is no concern about CV operating angles in the front and neither do the off-road pro's and cons apply. IRO the suspension squeak, if it's at the rear then it's more likely to be the hanger pin bushes than the shackle bus...
by Mikie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

I did the LAS 25mm spacers up front which would give you about 40-50mm of lift, which is in spec for the CVs as none of the major suspension systems lift the vehicle much above 50mm. But seeing as your vehicle is 2x4, the CVs will not be a problem, and you can lift it however much you want (accordi...
by Mikie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Hi Mike. A body lift doesn't really give you any benefits besides improving approach and departure angles and typically this is only done to accommodate bigger tyres or sometimes a motor conversion that otherwise wouldn't fit. The bigger tyres would then give you some definite benefits like a sligh...
by Mikie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Re: Vigo Body LIft

Anyone??
by Mikie
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo Body LIft
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

Vigo Body LIft

So I have been toying with the idea of modifying my Vigo a little, making it look beefier and bigger, girls always tell me that size matters Initially I wanted to do a suspension lift, extended Shackles at the back and spacers on the front coils, sounds simple enough But I know I can also do a body ...
by Mikie
Mon May 15, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: Airbag indicator light

So its now intermittent, off most of the time, bu every now and again it decides to stay on after starting
by Mikie
Thu May 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: Airbag indicator light

Shot guys
by Mikie
Thu May 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Re: Airbag indicator light

Thanks Gents, I will go past a dealer and see what they say about it
by Mikie
Thu May 11, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Airbag indicator light
Replies: 14
Views: 2953

Airbag indicator light

My 2006 3.0 D4D yesterday decided that it should permanently inform me that I have Airbags, it warning light stays on permanently
Anyone know what could cause this?
Any ideas on how to rectify it?
Maybe disconnect the battery for a while to reset the error?
by Mikie
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knock when braking
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Knock when braking

Looks like I am going to be doing some hunting for a knock
by Mikie
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knock when braking
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Knock when braking

Well I say braking but its only a single knock and when there is a harder deceleration.

Still comes down to either, Controls arms, engine mounts

Thanks Andy,
by Mikie
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Knock when braking
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Knock when braking

My 2006 3.0 D4D has developed a knock when braking It doesnt always do it but I am hoping someone else may have experienced the same thing and can point me in the right direction Sometimes when I brake for a stop street or robot, I get one single knock from the front, sounds like something around th...
by Mikie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2010 D4D 4x4 Clutch size?
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Re: 2010 D4D 4x4 Clutch size?

Why would they differ? Thought the Legend was only a cosmetic upgrade
by Mikie
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lucern Trees
Replies: 21
Views: 2149

Re: Lucern Trees

Mud Dog wrote:Yeah Mike, not quite the same thing. Those are ha-lucern-ation trees! :D:
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
by Mikie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lucern Trees
Replies: 21
Views: 2149

Re: Lucern Trees

chopper wrote:Mike
Those might not satisfy the animals' needs but could keep the owner very happy?!
:taunt: :applaud:
by Mikie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lucern Trees
Replies: 21
Views: 2149

Re: Lucern Trees

Do they look something like this??

Image
by Mikie
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 8672

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

I would go bigger than 4MB if you intend sharing with your neighbour,
Both of you streaming or downloading at the same time, is going to cause issues
by Mikie
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 8672

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

Limited..... Unless Telkom shares that tower
by Mikie
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Student dies in freak 4x4 accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Student dies in freak 4x4 accident

Does this include towing a broken down car?
by Mikie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 8672

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

Youre still going to need a connection out to the internet to be able to download the movies as per the post above
by Mikie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 8672

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

Unfortunately there is no fibre in my neighbourhood yet, and I will pay a small fortune for LTE.. 4Mb line is plenty to watch netflix and skype etc. I run a lot of webex video conferences while the kids look at netflix, and no issues. And this is with wifi, laptop on wifi and the apple box on wifi ...

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