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by oxydog
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working

They will do a full system check before re-gassing and only replace what is absolutely necessary. Recently he ordered a number of expensive parts for my friends old C180 Merc only to find a small electrical fault on disassembly. Not only did he not replace any of the parts ordered but he only charg...
by oxydog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working

dalkill wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm
had the same problem with the suzie...
regas sorted it out, but also found a slight leak on the connector where they refill... so it would need a refill again soon, or needed to be replaced.
have check for leaks before refill...
Thanks Shaakir, I'll make sure they check for leaks as well.
by oxydog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working

Mars wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:44 am
Jet Radio just off Kings Highway in Lynnwood. I have had great service from them.
Thanks Marnus, I'll give them a call.
by oxydog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working

Thanks Andy, I'll have it checked out...
by oxydog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 612

2006 4.0 V6 Aircon stopped working

Hi guys, So I was driving back from the client in town (Pretoria) and my aircon suddenly stopped working as I hit the hill right after Fountains Circle. The light on the switch was still on, but I could feel the air becoming warm very quickly. It is now the same when I have it switched on as when sw...
by oxydog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo electric window problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Vigo electric window problem

Funny, mine did it in cold weather. I think the problem is the same though - A good clean should do the trick!
by oxydog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo electric window problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Vigo electric window problem

OK, so I finally decided to try this 5 years down the line (oops). Shop attendant suggested that I use something other than silicone spray, as it might attract lots of dust. He sold me a can of Wynflon (Wynns PTFE based lubricant). The good: It works like a charm. The bad: It smells TERRIBLE! So my ...
by oxydog
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyre age
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Tyre age

Hi, I am a huge fan of BFG's (using MT KM on my SFA and AT KO on my Vigo). I was just wondering if age could become an issue if you don't put a lot of km's on them (12 000 km / year)? My AT's are 4 years old but only have 50 000 km on them - I don't want to replace them just because of age, unless i...
by oxydog
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuweling.
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Nuweling.

Baie welkom. Sien uit om jou te ontmoet.
by oxydog
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: South Africa
Topic: Matroosberg
Replies: 0
Views: 1700

Matroosberg

Highly recommended. Unfortunately didn't have time for the 4x4 route, but they WILL see me again!
by oxydog
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast

Thanks for the help guys. The only place we could still find an open spot at Hermanus was Paradise Park. How shall I put it... Uhm, not quite our cup of tea (we're more Parks Board kind of people, Balule in KNP and Storms River Mouth stay our favourites). HOWEVER, the trees are plenty, so there's lo...
by oxydog
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: '98 SFA - Lift
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: '98 SFA - Lift

Thanks Deon, checking it out.
by oxydog
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: '98 SFA - Lift
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: '98 SFA - Lift

Thanks Andy, will keep it in mind.
by oxydog
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast

Thanks you Chris, I'll check that out as well. We're still looking.
by oxydog
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: '98 SFA - Lift
Replies: 4
Views: 657

'98 SFA - Lift

Hi guys, I would like some advice: Apparently, I don't have to spend R 15 k for a lift kit on my truck - I can achive SIMILAR results by just replacing the shackles with longer ones, as I had my blades re-rolled some time ago and added helper blades all round. I already have 4 ProComp shocks (for th...
by oxydog
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Trailer plug and ABS light
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Trailer plug and ABS light

Sorry guys, should have done a more thorough search before I posted. :blushing:

viewtopic.php?t=34214

Think I'ma check the wiring on the plugs, especially the earths!
by oxydog
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Trailer plug and ABS light
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Trailer plug and ABS light

Ag no man Johan, just when I thought everything was sorted for my trip to the WC... :shock2:

I think I'll have Toyota have a look when she goes for her 190 000 next week. Thanks for the heads up!
by oxydog
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Trailer plug and ABS light
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Trailer plug and ABS light

Hi guys,

When I insert my trailer's plug into the socket, my ABS light won't switch off. I have to do some maintenance on the plug's wiring, but I just want to make sure that that is the cause. I just find it strange!?!?

Thanks
by oxydog
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Re: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast

Dankie julle, ons gaan al daardie plekke beloer.
by oxydog
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

OK, so I went to someone closer to my house, so I won't get feedback from the original guy, but the people who refurbished mine say they are different.
by oxydog
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX
Replies: 314
Views: 44087

Re: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX

George, so julle is eintlik ook fleet owners? :thumbup:
by oxydog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Camp sites near Hermanus and West Coast

We are looking for camp sites near Hermanus and on the West Coast for December. Anything special anyone can recommend?
by oxydog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Thanks Chris. Reason I'm asking: The guy I phoned to fix it for me has one for a D4D in stock. If it's different, he'll have to order one.
by oxydog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX
Replies: 314
Views: 44087

Re: Wat is die naam van jou HILUX

SFA (2.8D) - Bees (So stadig maar ook so sterk soos een!)
Vigo (4.0 V6) - Hings (Soos 'n upgrade op 'n bees as jy nou net na spoed kyk!)
by oxydog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Hijacking my own thread: While trying to open the closed unit in the fuse box (which I shouldn't have done), I accidentally broke off a piece of the transparent cover (That is the long closed unit that contains a number of fuses, like the alternator one for example). Can I replace just this cover? W...
by oxydog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Does anybody know whether the alternator for a Vigo 4.0 V6 is the same as that of the D4D?
by oxydog
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: My posts
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: My posts

Ag DAAR IS JY! Dankie Z!
by oxydog
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: My posts
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

My posts

Hi guys,

In the previous version of the Forum, there was an option to view all my own posts (I think it said "View your posts"). How can I achieve that in this version? Sorry, I've looked everywhere and can't find it.

Thanks,
J
by oxydog
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Dankie Thabo, ek gaan hom onmiddelik 'n lui gee. Waar rond is hy?
by oxydog
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

OK, so the multimeter test indicated that she is not charging at all. Will keep her on the Benton every night until the 5th when she goes in for her 190 000 km service. Should be OK? Must say I'm considering to have the alternator checked by someone other than the agents - Simply from a cost perspec...
by oxydog
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Thanks Greg, I'll be careful.
by oxydog
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light

I will test it tonight and sommer put it on the Benton for good measure.
by oxydog
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 Vigo passenger seat
Replies: 0
Views: 279

2006 Vigo passenger seat

Hi guys. My passenger seat is not locking properly anymore - As soon as the passenger sits back a bit (not, I'm not going to mention her weight or anything because I might be getting divorced then :shh: ), it "unlocks" and falls backwards. Is it easy to fix at home, or should I rather have the deale...
by oxydog
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2006 4.0 V6 battery light
Replies: 17
Views: 759

2006 4.0 V6 battery light

Hi guys, been a while (like the new look). My Vigo's battery light won't switch off - been like that for 3 days now (suspect alternator). Everything is running fine - starts easily etc. I have an appointment for its 190 000 km service on 5 November. Should I rather have someone look at it before the...
by oxydog
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Car Audio - Pretoria
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: Car Audio - Pretoria

Dankie Frederick en Piet, ek check albei uit...
by oxydog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Car Audio - Pretoria
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Car Audio - Pretoria

I need a reliable and professional car audio installer in Pretoria. Please post here if you have a good reference and (preferably) personal experience!
by oxydog
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: 2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: 2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo

OK, so it seems the one I received won't fit without some mods on my dash (radio tapers a bit more than the gap). Anyone know if a good installer can still fit it for me, or should I rather leave it?
by oxydog
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: 2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: 2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo

Thanks Quentin. I assume you are talking about those little plastic inserts on the sides, top and bottom? How difficult is it to remove the old one?
by oxydog
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: 2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

2014 Tuna Radio for 2006 Vigo

Hi guys,

I can get a standard 2014 Fortuner radio (I think they have bluetooth, please confirm) for free. Will it fit in my 2006 Vigo?

Thanks
J
by oxydog
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tools: Quick Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Tools: Quick Survey

Hmmm, Gedore is gaining some ground. Wonder if it is just because it is better known? For interest's sake, I saw a 60 pc Gedore set at Makro for R 4 999, and a similar 62 pc King Tony set at Midas for R 3 600. Same King Tony set at toolshop.co.za for R 3 250. If there is not much in it wrt quality, ...
by oxydog
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tools: Quick Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Tools: Quick Survey

Ek kry ook nogal goeie diens uit my Mastercraft sockets.
by oxydog
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tools: Quick Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Tools: Quick Survey

Thabogrobler wrote:Jonnesway?
Ken nie goed nie Thabo, prysgewys?
by oxydog
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tools: Quick Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Tools: Quick Survey

Stef, in daardie geval, die goedkoopste een!? (King Tony)
by oxydog
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tools: Quick Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Tools: Quick Survey

Hi guys,

I'm considering investing in a nice fully stocked tool box. I quite like Gedore and King Tony. Which would you recommend?
by oxydog
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Deep cycle batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

Deep cycle batteries

Has anyone heard of or know anything about Echo deep cycle batteries?
by oxydog
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Geyser Element
Replies: 136
Views: 14510

Re: DC Geyser Element

Thanks Chris, I'll try the Jhb number! :thumbup:
by oxydog
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Geyser Element
Replies: 136
Views: 14510

Re: DC Geyser Element

ChrisF wrote:
oxydog wrote:Chris, do you know if they operate in Pretoria?
Yes.

They are all over SA with the main guys sitting in Joburg - other side of Bloem is Joburg to this Capie ... :tease: :lmao:
OK, so I phoned Doran, but it turns out they only operate in the Western Cape!
by oxydog
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Geyser Element
Replies: 136
Views: 14510

Re: DC Geyser Element

Chris, do you know if they operate in Pretoria?
by oxydog
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Geyser Element
Replies: 136
Views: 14510

Re: DC Geyser Element

Thanks Chris, will give them a call.
by oxydog
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Geyser Element
Replies: 136
Views: 14510

Re: DC Geyser Element

I fitted an *indirectly heated 200-litre solar geyser system some years back and having nothing but good comments to make about it. In summer, I never use electricity while in winter, although you can come right without additional heating and can handle luke-warm showers, I now do use AC mains to b...
by oxydog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Haboob wrote:15" rims (ou Etios is 14")

Would you be able to fit MUD's on the rims...
Absolutely. But you'll have to cut the arches a bit bigger first!
by oxydog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Mud Dog wrote:Hmm....... Rav4 Adventure - why didn't we get them here!
I like
by oxydog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Met al daai tupperware lyk hy biekie soos die onder kant van n vacuum cleaner Allan ek het mooi gaan kyk na die wa. DIT is nou n "face lift" joppie as jy nou al ooit een gesien het !! PRESIES die ou Etios, met n reeks plastiek panele reg rondom bygesit .... beslis nie elkeen se smaak nie. maar ek i...
by oxydog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Mud Dog wrote:Is the diesel model available in SA?
Andy, unfortunately not, otherwise we would definitely have considered it. Only the 1.5 petrol (which is like the Etios 1.5 XS hatch, but better looking ;-) ). But I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to start bringing it in if this one proves to be popular!
by oxydog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Hoppy wrote:Met al daai tupperware lyk hy biekie soos die onder kant van n vacuum cleaner
Oooo Hoppy, jy loop op dun ys. Jy kan bly wees Swambo is nie op die forum nie! :mocking:
by oxydog
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

pietpetoors wrote:
Now I'm wondering if somebody from Langebaan can get a snorkel for this?
The angle of the A pillar is very flat, none of the Hilux snorkels will fit.

It would look super cool with a snorkel.
Pieter, intersting you should mention that: You must see this thing's windscreen: It's HUGE!
by oxydog
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

Mr_B wrote:Don't waste your money on those fancy OEM snorkels! Just DIY it!

Check how zeff this Jeep looks...

:lol: :twisted: :lol:
:lmao: That's very funny! I'm afriad he will lose his "accessories" on the first obstacle, though.
by oxydog
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota Etios Cross
Replies: 49
Views: 4435

Re: Toyota Etios Cross

ChrisF wrote:wat se mamma ??

geniet sy die wa ?
Chris, verskriklik. Sy wil net dice. En my laaitie tel by al die rooi verkeersligte hoeveel mense kyk vir ons! :laugh2:
by oxydog
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Level-it kit on Vigo
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Level-it kit on Vigo

MattD4D wrote:How do you find the road holding when Hilux not loaded?? Very interested in doing this same mod.

Thanks.
Can't tell the difference. Will see with time if anything behaves funny.
by oxydog
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: '06 4.0 V6 Loose gear lever
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: '06 4.0 V6 Loose gear lever

Wel slaan my met 'n nat vis! Oh well.

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