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by dalkill
Fri May 17, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: undercarriage rust protection prep
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: undercarriage rust protection prep

Vredekloof car wash offer undercarriage cleaning. R250.
082 449 9434

Powerglaze does do it, but their lift broken at the moment.
by dalkill
Wed May 15, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: undercarriage rust protection prep
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: undercarriage rust protection prep

unfortunately he says does not know anyone in his area. He does blast the vehicle himself with air but that just to get dust off.

I'm taking it to Eileen's son Rickus. He has taken over the business from his mom.

https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/wdc/
by dalkill
Wed May 15, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: undercarriage rust protection prep
Replies: 3
Views: 292

undercarriage rust protection prep

I'm planning to put some rust protection to undercarriage . to prep to have best application I want to have the undercarriage cleaned as best as possible. I thought steam clean is best. But then i read of someone with jeep having major issues after steam clean. ICU busted or something like that. and...
by dalkill
Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: 2020 gd-6 2.4 DC auto 4x4 poor fuel consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: 2020 gd-6 2.4 DC auto 4x4 poor fuel consumption

I have the 2016 SR model that comes standard with 225/70/17 steelies. previous owner put on mags with 265/70/17 . I soon change to a more standard 265/65/17. Within like a month. But i do know over on 4x4community, they said that actually big difference. I have alu canopy, 2inch lift, offroad bumper...
by dalkill
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: central locking for corolla
Replies: 0
Views: 2783

central locking for corolla

During lockdown my machie had the platkar for engine redo alot longer than normal due to everthing being closed. During this months on standing still the CL unit of the car packed up. He removed the unit to get the doors to open, but now i don't know what CL module was in there. I can just see the c...
by dalkill
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: tyre size options
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: tyre size options

So i popped in by local tyre shop this morning. Conveniently this guy open on Sunday morning, so you don't have to rush everything on a Saturday.
Fitted the 265/65/17 onto the standard 17" steelie. Saving me have to fork out a couple of Ronds for another mag rim. Thanks again Pieter
by dalkill
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 2185

Re: Electric Windows

For question one, I think it's a safety feature. Winding down with one press does not pose a risk to fingers, but winding up could crush small kiddies fingers and do some damage to adult fingers. Question 2 , my wife's 2008 yaris does have this option for about 30 sec after car switched off. So perh...
by dalkill
Fri Jul 21, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: tyre size options
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: tyre size options

Thank Pieter. I'll try to fit the 265/65/17 tyre on that steelie rim before dishing out cash for another mag rim.
by dalkill
Fri Jul 21, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SRX 4x4 Turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Re: SRX 4x4 Turbo

Wow... 555 000km. Is that still the original turbo. If so then it had a good run.
Maybe worth checking the injectors while you at it? I know of the injector issues with the 3.0. I don't think i heard of issues with the 2.5
by dalkill
Fri Jul 21, 2023 2:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS sunvisors
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: IFS sunvisors

i wa actually thinking of cutting of thin metal plate to replace the flimsy plastic backing plate.
by dalkill
Wed Jul 12, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: tyre size options
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: tyre size options

Looking at the above comparison, should i rather be looking for a rim to put that 265 on.
with the difference in diamater between the two tyres, does it not mean the bakkie could be a bit lobsided if i have to use the spare?
by dalkill
Wed Jul 12, 2023 6:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS sunvisors
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: IFS sunvisors

ja, i see that as a stumbling block as well. looks like a little crown.
Toyota !! always making things difficult. Why not just a normal circlip.
by dalkill
Wed Jul 12, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: tyre size options
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: tyre size options

thansk dax, but that site does not tell me if it will fit or not. Just the differences in size and rotational speed. Screenshot 2023-07-12 061800.png originally the bakkie came with 225/70/17 steelies, but previous owner put on the gd6 mags. but spare if still steelie. I do have a 265/65/17 spare, n...
by dalkill
Mon Jul 10, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: tyre size options
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

tyre size options

I'm looking for a spare tyre for the hilux. Current spare does not fill me with confidence . Just bought a new set of tyres last year on black friday , so swambo gonna kill me if i spend more on tyres. So scouting around for good second hand one for the spare. Spare wheel has the standard rim, not t...
by dalkill
Mon Jul 10, 2023 2:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS sunvisors
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: IFS sunvisors

i'm having the same problem with my 2001 model corolla.
Is it possible to replace only the plastic mounting place or must you buy the entire sun visor?
by dalkill
Fri Jun 30, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Eish... one of the member's vehicle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: Eish... one of the member's vehicle?

Ja it does look like the door with the sticker came from another vehicle... but that does mean one of the members hilux met with some bad luck :-(
by dalkill
Fri Jun 30, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 60
Views: 11493

Re: Hesitation during driving

Thabo, does this cords he makes up prevent the leads from pulling off the connector.
No matter how careful i am... those bloody things are hellbent on parting ways
by dalkill
Fri Jun 23, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Eish... one of the member's vehicle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Eish... one of the member's vehicle?

Eina, looks a bit worst for wear :shock2:
Screenshot 2023-06-23 150522.png
by dalkill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Finally landed one
Replies: 0
Views: 3302

Finally landed one

After what was literally years, i landed a galjoen once more. Granted it was undersized, and season closed, it still counts as landing one :D: This is one of the easier fish to catch. Due to it's very close inshore and agressive take nature. But it seems the stocks are so depleted that there is just...
by dalkill
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spare tyre needed
Replies: 0
Views: 2666

Spare tyre needed

Anybody have a spare tyre they want to get rid of. I just bought brand new set of tyres, and now see that the spare also smooth. Swambo gonna kill me if i spend another R1000 for a spare. :surrender: Currently , it has the steel rim with 225/70/17. I do have older 265/65/17 tyres laying about , but ...
by dalkill
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Tire size in 2016 revo
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Re: Tire size in 2016 revo

is going that big not going to mess up you fuel consumption (V6 already eina) and speedo reading. I actually just went the opposite route. Took off new set of 265/70/17 and put on closer to standard 265/65/17. Everyone was saying the 70 profile was very agressive for the 2.4. https://tiresize.com/co...
by dalkill
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

Ibhubesi wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:30 pm Hope it’s helpful. Image
thanks Ibhubesi. that is the setup i'm going for.
by dalkill
Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

:D: .. i went to buy the rails on Sat, and it still sitting on the canopy in the garage... not fitted because the buttom part of the rail, where the bolt slides in, is actually not flat on the surface. only the two sides touch the suface. So my fear of rivnuts having gap no longer valid. But i think...
by dalkill
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

i need to run it along the lenght of canopy.
When i put rod holders on i need to move it as far apart as possible, to the front and back to support rods.
Whereas a tent supports would be more in middle of canopy
by dalkill
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

m8 gonna be too tight.

no other option. go thru the cross pieces and then add aditional L shape supports between the cross pieces
by dalkill
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

i was just looking at that dax, perhaps reuse the holes the current rivets made. the little lip on the underneath, that the plate riveted to, is about 10mm wide. I checked M6 bolt and it look like it might work. in this way, there is some support under entire length of the rail. fitting it to the cr...
by dalkill
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: roof rack rails

so I'll be going for the 4x4 roof rail. Now to fit. So here we have the top of the canopy. IMG_20221126_211645.jpg length i would need is about 1.4m. but i'm worried about edge of that canopy. it's about 30mm wide. before it start to round off. not sure how wide that base of the rail is. then when w...
by dalkill
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Washing your vehicle ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: Washing your vehicle ...

also, are you limited to the sewage attachement by the brand you buy. https://www.4home.co.za/garden-diy/accessories/bosch-drain-cleaner-10m-130-bar-f016800362-detail?gclid=CjwKCAiAvK2bBhB8EiwAZUbP1MjuOIqTeckRAKrzeYRmsgYOJCmtHKPn_jAXy0DOGinOEDev9TNenBoCrFEQAvD_BwE for example will this fit on kacher...
by dalkill
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Washing your vehicle ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6663

Re: Washing your vehicle ...

I'm in the market for pressure washer. One that can get into all nooks under the vehicle after playing in sand and mud. OK, mostly sand... you'll know i live by the beach :D: But i'm also looking for one strong enough to occasionally clean out the sewage line. House i bought about 6 years ago, keeps...
by dalkill
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: roof rack rails
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

roof rack rails

I would like to add some roof rack rails to the alu canopy WhatsApp Image 2022-09-21 at 08.54.36 (3).jpeg i'm looking at these two options. https://4x4direct.co.za/roof-rack-brackets-and-rails/9080-roof-rack-rail-15-meter-set-of-2.html or https://www.toolcraft.co.za/products/toolcraft-t-track-1-2m?c...
by dalkill
Mon Oct 31, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Canopy hinges and locks
Replies: 28
Views: 6978

Re: Canopy hinges and locks

is it possible to remove the barrel from these locks.
I need to clean it out. with q20 and elbow grease they are working now, but they still feel very gritty. wondering if one can remove them, dip in benzene and clean thoroughly?
by dalkill
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: OEM Wheel & Tyre Size
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: OEM Wheel & Tyre Size

I remember back in the day when i still had the SFAs , i read that they actually came out with 195/75/15 as OEM or something very "marie biscuit" like that
by dalkill
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hard to select 1st and 2nd Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Hard to select 1st and 2nd Gear

perhaps the synchro gear for 1st gear shot?
does each gear have it's own synchro?
by dalkill
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Soft Sand Driving
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

Re: Soft Sand Driving

So last night i was chatting to Thabo about my bakkie search. Damn was bad time to sell :cry: anyhow, he mentioned V6 consideration which i have not been blind to. my previous hiluxes were all petrol. Positives for diesel, lighter on fuel, much more understressed engine, but if something breaks Posi...
by dalkill
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2.4 gd6
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Looking for 2.4 gd6

anybody close to toyota Menlyn that can check out hilux for me please. it seems to be the one i'm looking for :beg:
by dalkill
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2.4 gd6
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Looking for 2.4 gd6

no engine light, error is current and historical... decided to rather give a miss.

and expanded my search to include isuzu as well :slap:
by dalkill
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2.4 gd6
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Looking for 2.4 gd6

so i found a possible bakkie, but it has P1605 and P1608 errors on the scan already.
easy to fix errors, or rather avoid?
by dalkill
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2.4 gd6
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Looking for 2.4 gd6

thanks for the feedback thabo... On top of it all, I think you get way more car for your money with the Isuzu. This is exactly why my friend went for the FX4. For the same price he got top of the range ford, as the standard gd6. I have seen one Isuzu already advertised in the eastern cape with the c...
by dalkill
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2.4 gd6
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Looking for 2.4 gd6

So i just sold the D4D i bought from Riaan 6 years ago. This is the longest i ever kept a vehicle, cause it was such nice drive compared to the previous bakkies i had. But it was time for upgrade. Not really more power needed, but just newer. So i looked at the GD6 prices :shock2: .. oh my hat.. wha...
by dalkill
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Medical forum
Topic: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...
Replies: 90
Views: 36248

Re: Diabetes... a new healthier life style ...

just stumbled on this old thread now. last year Oct , diagnosed with type 2 . Doc just randomly took my sugar, and he looked at me, and say go straight to hospital. Hospital does check... sugar at 30 !! nurse tells me i should be in coma HbA1c / Average 3 month test ... 19!! They start to book me in...
by dalkill
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP - Thunder02
Replies: 9
Views: 2822

Re: RIP - Thunder02

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
by dalkill
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Clucking sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: Clucking sound

that sound like CV joints?
they normall make clucking sound when turning.

no 4x4 engaged, CV not working... so therefore no sound?
by dalkill
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: What is it worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 2595

Re: What is it worth?

about 10 yrs ago i sold mine for R95K... over 200K om the clock. bought it for R85K :D: today you struggle to find decent one for R95K. where in the world is a vehicle an appreciating asset. lekka if you wanting to sell... terrible if you looking to buy but i do think it's a consequence of the ridic...
by dalkill
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D
Replies: 36
Views: 8531

Re: Removing Alternator 2.5 / 3.0 D4D

so my alternator also gave up... took it out to repair at sparky..
but in the process had to remove one idler pulley else top alternator nut would not come out.

but when i put it back.. and refitted the idler puller... not sure how tight to make it... could one overtighten this pulley?
by dalkill
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing belt D4d
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Timing belt D4d

every 150 000 km. the engine light on dash will light up when that mileage reached to indicate replacement needed.
by dalkill
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Central Locking Misbehaving
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Central Locking Misbehaving

DefibZA wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:27 pm Recently the central locking stopped working as did the electric windows.
i would say start to look there... maybe when work as done on the electric windows, something got disconnected, or damaged on central locking wiring.
by dalkill
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My new wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: My new wheels

Congrats :thumbup:

May she give you many happy miles ahead.
:slap: it's a hilux... ofcourse she will :D:
by dalkill
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Replacing battery on my Jump Start 900?
Replies: 6
Views: 8577

Re: Replacing battery on my Jump Start 900?

My brother in law gave me one of these laying about but he lost charger.
What the specs of charger i can use?.
Im assuming any DC charger with right volts/amp will do?
by dalkill
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Warranty
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Re: Toyota Warranty

You correct there Oom Andy. I read article recently that they are planning to implement this change. But it may take a few months to iron out all the fine print... ie I'm sure it does not include your uncle the mechanic who actually works for toyota that would have most likely service you car at the...
by dalkill
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Camping Wood choices
Replies: 19
Views: 8073

Re: Camping Wood choices

I'm on the wood hunting trail again... my 1000pc every 5 years :surrender: ... LOL... yes i know that very weak. I've settle on Black wattle. Rooikrans prices has just gone crazy recently. And about 2 weeks ago i braaied with last of my rooikrans. I still ended up adding coals to it ... it was fairl...
by dalkill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Vigo Speed control
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: 2011 Vigo Speed control

Knew there was some better prices out there ...

viewtopic.php?t=40763
by dalkill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Vigo Speed control
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: 2011 Vigo Speed control

:shock2: R7700 ....

a while back it was still in the reason of R2/3K ???
maybe that the ebay ones i was looking at.
Is the ebay ones any good?
by dalkill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lpg
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Lpg

I had LPG conversion done to my 2.2 hilux some while ago. But it was done with duel fuel in mind. In South Africa LPG not so freely available, so i had to keep the option switch to petrol when LPG runs out. Quick google of that motor it looks like it carb motor. That makes things easier. What i ende...
by dalkill
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matroosberg 4x4 route
Replies: 6
Views: 16806

Re: Matroosberg 4x4 route

Eish guys. I put the hilux name to shame this weekend. We booked in to Matroosberg reserve this weekend. Been planning this year after year, but snow and our schedule never coincides. Last week Monday I checked the predicted -12deg weather and booked.. rain or shine we going. Good thing we did... we...
by dalkill
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3105

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

:taunt: :taunt:

Is that from the official manual Oom Andy ??
by dalkill
Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3105

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Eish... i was hoping it just a easy fix like cleaning maf sensor. I also agree, it's as if the ECU takes a second to register the load before adjusting fuel, and by then revs too low and you left looking like noob behind the wheel. I think both those vehicles are underpowered. Yaris engine just gene...
by dalkill
Fri May 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3105

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

I'm thinking of cleaning the MAF sensor on my wife's 2008 yaris, and my dad 2005 140i corolla. Both seem to be suffering from same problem... on pull away, the engine just wants to stall. Now i know it's not me being a learner driver :D: Over all my years of driving, i've just experienced this with ...
by dalkill
Wed May 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rough idle 2012 3.0 D4D auto
Replies: 3
Views: 3485

Re: Rough idle 2012 3.0 D4D auto

T Dog wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:40 am If I slip it into neutral she returns to normal idle.
so from this I'm assuming it has something to do with auto box.
maybe the gearbox oils (is it some sort of viscous oils i'm geussing) that not good anymore and when heats up... it's trying to exgange the clutch :?:
by dalkill
Wed May 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rough idle 2012 3.0 D4D auto
Replies: 3
Views: 3485

Re: Rough idle 2012 3.0 D4D auto

Baksteen87 wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 pm valve timing sensor on the diesel pump
is that something different to the suction control valve?
I had my SCV replaced after machie plugged in laptop and saw some variances in the pressure or something like that.
No rough idling though. Just a precautionary thing.

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