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by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

I got mine through my local Autoelectrician, Mettes Auto Electrical in Stellenbosch
by niclemaitre
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

In my experience, it's better to replace the solenoid than go through the schelp of stripping it. Been there, ruined the T-shirt. Solenoids are not particularly expensive
by niclemaitre
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 513

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

There's a company I've used a few times that do excellent laser cutting and bending in whatever thickness of steel, all they want is the CAD. If you can make up a sketch, I can turn it into CAD and we can make some...
by niclemaitre
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 300

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

I've done some experimentation on how far you can drive on empty with mine, with a full jerry can to get me home once I run out. On my previous SFA with the 22R engine, I did 140km past empty before I ran out of nerve and filled up from the jerry. The easier way to do it (no risk of having to bleed ...
by niclemaitre
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 300

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

It's a 50l tank and I get around 480-500km out of that. I usually fill at about 450. The 2.8 (3L) donkey diesel engine
by niclemaitre
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 300

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Ya, no light. I tend to drive on the odo rather than the gauge, since the gauge in mine shows empty with about 10l left.
by niclemaitre
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Seal kit for powersteering pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Seal kit for powersteering pump?

It's not difficult to get the pump off - only took me a couple of hours because I couldn't get the pulley off so had to cut the bolt in half...
by niclemaitre
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Seal kit for powersteering pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Seal kit for powersteering pump?

Is it the pump that's leaking? Or the banjo fitting on the high pressure side? That's just 2 O-rings to replace

If you take the pump to any hydraulic place they should be able to sort it for you.
by niclemaitre
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

I've not had mine apart, so I speak under correction, but what I can see from the parts stackup, is that there is only the gasket on the mating faces of the t-fer and g-box, and not around the shafts themselves. There are no o-rings or lip seals in that gasket set.
by niclemaitre
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

There's just one seal: http://japan-parts.eu/toyota/gr/1995/hi ... gasket-kit

Though on mine it looks like one of the previous owners took a short cut and used gasket maker rather than a real gasket
by niclemaitre
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 91 hilux speedometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: 91 hilux speedometer not working

Ah ok, but still, the next generation of Hilux, the IFS, also has a cable. I don't think it was until the Vigo model that there were fully electronic ones
by niclemaitre
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: tailgate
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: tailgate

I have a (rusty) one for you if you want it
by niclemaitre
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 91 hilux speedometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: 91 hilux speedometer not working

I'm speaking under correction but the 91 definitely had a cable speedometer.
by niclemaitre
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 513

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

And then of course one of those delectable bent plate transfer cross member replacements would be great - can anyone advise from where I may attain one? What's that? I just put wide flat bar on the ends of my sliders "legs" that come to the chassis, one piece welded to the leg and the other loose o...
by niclemaitre
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 107
Views: 10084

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Very nice!
by niclemaitre
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 513

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

Try Caryota in Bellville, near Access Park or the R300/R102 intersection
by niclemaitre
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Yes, sorry, should have been more clear. I used 6mm closed cell foam sheeting from Sondor Foam. I didn't bother to stick it down on the floor - the seats and everything hold it well enough, but in the doors the adhesive will be needed.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Ya, nicely done! While all the interior panels are off, take some time to add some sound insulation to the doors and floor, you won't regret it
by niclemaitre
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Calliper oring seal
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Calliper oring seal

You need Internal diameter, External diameter and height as well as type (O/single lip/double lip etc) and the fluid type it will be contact with
by niclemaitre
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suspension Spring Blades F&R
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Suspension Spring Blades F&R

Later this year I am going to replace the rear springs on my SFA. You'd be welcome to have them
by niclemaitre
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shackle Bushes --Poly or Rubber ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2552

Re: Shackle Bushes --Poly or Rubber ?

Do the fixed ones first, then the hanger side. That way getting everything lined up is much easier
by niclemaitre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

A wack with a hammer is always a good idea when the bolt and the thing it screws into are different metals (steel and aluminium in this case), it helps reduce the sticktion. That and copper slip are your friend
by niclemaitre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

You can replace the filler plug with a camry one, that has a female 10mm allen socket, which works much better and doesn't strip easily.

viewtopic.php?f=92&t=36185&p=431587
by niclemaitre
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Radiator Upgrade Mk6

You can usually find a replacement/upgrade at Silverton Radiators
by niclemaitre
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA intermittent wipers
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: SFA intermittent wipers

So I finally took the whole wiper switch apart: https://i.imgur.com/Heo347b.jpg The light green with red, the blue with black, the blue with red and the black wire all lead from the switch into the loom. The light green with red only goes as far as the plug under the steering column where it ends in...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 27
Views: 2619

Re: Power brake

Would it be possible to fit them to the rear axle and go to disks all round?
by niclemaitre
Fri May 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: Removing Fuse

Anywhere that fits car alarms sells solenoid operated fuel valves. Put one onto the fuel line, with a hidden switch.
by niclemaitre
Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: First sfa
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: First sfa

by niclemaitre
Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

Ah yes, that's them
by niclemaitre
Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

I'm pretty sure that the company Midas get their poly bushings from make those torque rod bushings, I looked at them on their website some time ago, but I cannot now recall the name of the company
by niclemaitre
Thu May 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

I think you may be able to get replacement poly bushings from Midas
by niclemaitre
Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: `82 Hilux 4x4 Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: `82 Hilux 4x4 Parts

The agents carry a lot, at a price. Often many of the spares are shared with the Hi-Ace or the 87-99 Hilux and can be bought from Midas
by niclemaitre
Thu May 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey

I have an idea that they are symmetrical rather than mirrored, so at least you're just looking for an armrest, rather than a RHS armrest.

Sell the bakkie (to me), that'll solve the issue :D
by niclemaitre
Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey

Caryota next to Access Park, near the Voortrekker/R300 intersection
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

ismail wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 am
happy days, glad you came right.
Me too, you have no idea, how glad I am. I had visions of having to strip the transfer case, which according to the manual requires pulling the entire transmission.
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Warning... All SFA Owners!
Replies: 47
Views: 19443

Re: Warning... All SFA Owners!

I put fine SS mesh underneath mine to stop the crud getting in. Seems to work mostly.
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

Got it free eventually. Tried the 6 point socket (the el-cheapo sockets from Midas are surprisingly durable), didn't work. Tried with a cold chisel and a hammer to turn it, but that didn't work and I was getting close to damaging the sealing face on the housing. Welded on an M20 nut, then hammered a...
by niclemaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

Thanks guys.

I'll see if I can find a hex socket, then try the welder.

I know all about getting slag into my clothes. Such fun. I'll make a scarf from a cotton rag.
by niclemaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Stuck transfer case filler plug

Hi there My filler plug on the transfer case is stuck solidly. After stripping it with a socket :slap: , I've tried the vice grips, the bigger vice grips, the Knipex pliers, a smaller cheap Chinesium socket hammered on and nothing. There's not really room for the bobbejaan in there. I'm left with tw...
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Nuwe towbar
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Nuwe towbar

If you want to reinforce the chassis rails at the back, 76x38mm U channel fits inside the rails like it was designed that way.
by niclemaitre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Yes, 63k, pocket change!

Seriously though, cheap with welding means SMAW (stick/arc) and you really can't weld thin plate with it. So you're either in for a large investment in time and money learning to TIG or outsourcing it.
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Rather go to an body shop. Welding thin body panels generally requires TIG welding, which is expensive and takes a lot of practice
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts catalog required
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Parts catalog required

http://japan-parts.eu/toyota/gr/2003/hi ... ngine-fuel

Dunno if you have a KZN165 or KZN190, but there are the diagrams that are missing from toyodiy.

If you want a service manual, look on the homepage
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

Thanks Nic, it's the side register removal that is messing me around - it won't budge and I'm worried about graunching the interior. Might have to clean the air vents in-situ then:) If I recall correctly I used a thin butterknife, the ones with the bone handles are great, to pry it out. There are s...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

To fix the sag: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/strengthen-hi ... /index.php

No breathers on the gearbox or transfer
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

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by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

If I remember correctly, there are one or two screws into it from underneath the front edge somewhere. You've taken off the instrument binnacle too?
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Polyurethane bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Polyurethane bushes

That's where Midas source theirs
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Thanks! It's pretty much a copy of the ones on my friend's Vigo, not sure who made them though Only one issue. The galvanizers decided, in their wisdom, and despite me drilling it full of holes, that they had to drill more holes in the outside face of the driver's side one but not the passenger side...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Got them back from galvanizing and powder coating
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And mounted
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by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8D Charging circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: 2.8D Charging circuit

The voltage on the battery is about 14.5V when the engine is running and 12.5V with it off, so the alternator is working. The transplant happened before I bought it, the electrics do look like they were done by a 5yr old though, but everything was working fine until recently when the alternator ligh...
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8D Charging circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 240

2.8D Charging circuit

Hi there Does anyone know how the 2.8D's charging circuit is supposed to work? My 2.8D is a transplanted engine. The alternator is connected to a voltage regulator that only seems to be grounded to the body. Everything was fine, but now the alternator light is on constantly, even though the battery ...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)

I know a few people who would be interested if you do decide to sell it.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: roof
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: roof

I've bought a couple of things from Barrie before. Worked fine.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE replacement bumper?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: KZTE replacement bumper?

Nudge-M are usually well priced
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: BEAUTIFUL 1991 2.2 4Y SFA D/C--KEEP? OR RE-SELL?

If you're worried about knocking it, sell it rather and buy something that you can really enjoy to the max. One of the things I like most about my bakkie is that I can drive it without worrying about knocks, dings and scratches.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: roof
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: roof

Try N1 4x4 or Ultimate4x4
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Nice, well done Nic. :thumbup: Personally I would hot dip galvanise without the pacifier dip afterwards and then use a red oxide etch primer and enamel overcoat. I really don't like powder coating - it's great if it never gets chipped / scratched - once that happens, you can't do a touch-up. The sp...

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