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by Haboob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP - Chopper
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: RIP - Chopper

Condolences to the family, for a man that still had a lot of plans/projects...
by Haboob
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Maximum towing capacity for the 4Y Hilux Raider
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Maximum towing capacity for the 4Y Hilux Raider

Not only can you cause damage, but it is also illegal to tow anything more than half your vehicle weight, If it is NOT braked.
If it were braked, it should still not be heavier than the towing vehicle...
by Haboob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Kitchen Cabinet
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: DIY Kitchen Cabinet

Mooi, netjies gedoen. Iets om oor trots te wees. Geluk...
by Haboob
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pics of my Stallion
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Pics of my Stallion

That stead is so clean and shiny, I would wonder if it even knows what off-road is?
Still looks good though and something to be proud of...
by Haboob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rough vibration during lift off
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Rough vibration during lift off

The other thing to look at with this vibration and that type of mileage, is the center Drive-shaft bearing and the actual drive shaft.
See if it is properly greased and then try and move it around. If you have unreasonable movement then start replacing, where there is the most movement...
by Haboob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator Protection from Water
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Alternator Protection from Water

Andy, What about the piece about mud driving (brake control to stop wheel spin)? There is a little piece in The Tips on Over Landing in the Useful Articles Section, but you have a LOT more experience in this respect and can probably put it a lot better. I still scared of the brown/black goooo. Espec...
by Haboob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rough vibration during lift off
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Rough vibration during lift off

That's why I said oil on the clutch plate, which is normally the result of a clutch shudder...
by Haboob
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rough vibration during lift off
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Rough vibration during lift off

Could be oil on the clutch plate, but have no idea why it should start now...
by Haboob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator Protection from Water
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Alternator Protection from Water

The other thing to remember is, while you have a good bow wave going, yo will not have water entering your open windows, even if the water is above the line of the bottom of the window. The water will keep the bow wave around the front as well as the sides of the vehicle, and not enter the cab of th...
by Haboob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 35
Views: 1536

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

"I also heard a clunk from front left steering when parking yesterday (Monday) Moving the small gear lever out of 4x4 drive yesterday took some time to do. While in Park, I did hear noises and whinning... But I eventually got it back into 2 wheel drive and the Steering was smoother / easier includin...
by Haboob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Alternator Protection from Water
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Alternator Protection from Water

There is only one way to do this. You must be sure that there are no hazards in the water, which will stop your vehicle, which will cause it to drown. 2nd gear low range works best under most circumstances, realizing that circumstances change according to conditions. About 2 000 rpm will give you en...
by Haboob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baboons Pass 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2671

Re: Baboons Pass 2018

Dankie vir die deel. Baie mooi gedoen.
Duidelik nie 'n skraper op daai pad vir 'n paar weke nie...
by Haboob
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y versus 22R
Replies: 18
Views: 5374

Re: 4Y versus 22R

I had a 22 R D/C for many years of over landing and everything, including the weight that goes with this type of travel. A friend who traveled with me had the 4 Y S/C. When we filled up, mostly in excess of 100 - 120 L of Fuel, I would use about a liter or two max, more than him. He could however no...
by Haboob
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 309
Views: 38379

Re: Long overdue project.

Hi Roger, Been looking at your SFA project with interest and enjoyed the transformation from beginning to current. Just sorry that your health issues put a spanner in the works, but that the health gets sorted out ASAP. I will get your way sometime and pop in to make your acquaintance. Hope you have...
by Haboob
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Towing in Bots.
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Towing in Bots.

This information is applicable to Bots Citizens ONLY. You have to go through Border Posts and roadblocks, where this information will not apply to you. I would look on the AA website, for the information that you are looking for (I do not tow, so cannot help you). Remember that when the going gets t...
by Haboob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kgalagadi 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Kgalagadi 2018

Pieter, Thanks for sharing your trip with us as welll as the great quality photographs... Clamshell RTT you will open and close in two minutes, either way. All your bedding remains inside and ready for use whenever/where-ever you need it. It frees up plenty of space for anything that can be packed w...
by Haboob
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Wild coast (Transkei) trip planning
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Wild coast (Transkei) trip planning

Not madness, but do you want to camp or self catering? You do not give much information, so difficult to help you. Do you have two or three weeks to do this or just two or three days. Are you kitted and self sufficient or do you need amenities? There is a lot of accommodation options around Kei Mout...
by Haboob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1813

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

Baie goeie verslag Hennie. Kannie sien hoekom jy gedink het dat dit nie goed sou wees nie. Lekker samm getoer en die hele trippe weer oor gedoen, sonder die stof en rattles. "Edge, enigiets wil jy wil vertel of byvoeg, jy is welkom". Hennie, het net een voutjie gekry waar jy van Zyl's Pas beskryf he...
by Haboob
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1813

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

Baie mooi Hennie. Lyk asof julle lekker trippie gehad het. Om te lees daarvan, mis jy die Stof, wind en ratel in Namibie.
Kannie wag vir die volgende episode. Leef my in die toer in...
by Haboob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Facelift
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Facelift

Lyk splinter nuut Hennie...
by Haboob
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 35
Views: 1536

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Check your steering damper shock as well...
by Haboob
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report - Bhanga Nek
Replies: 22
Views: 2693

Re: Trip report - Bhanga Nek

Dankie vir die deel...
Het 2012 daar gery en die plek beleef soos jy dit beskryf.
Maak seker groor verskil om wa daar te sleep.
Het ook by Iswayelo (waar jy die permitte kry), Busbbaby gekamp sowel as Three Palms, of so iets?
by Haboob
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:40 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: 1960

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

Looks great Wade. Hope you have many trouble free km. Glad everything worked out well and that you are happy with the conversion. I spoke to a qualified Mercedes Diesel Mechanic in Namibia (Qualifications from Germany)and he maintains that this particular engine can run forever. I told him about you...
by Haboob
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 4874

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Hennie,
We are all following your story and are mesmerized by the photography and unwinding tale...
by Haboob
Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: 2.5td DC 4x4 Hilux (2015) or 79 4.2D LC double cab (2016)?

The First Story My first post on the forum and it is to seek opinions (possibly advice). I asked a similar question on the other forum, but this seems to be place to get advice on hilux vehicles (Thanks for the pointers Warthog). I know very little about cars and even less about hilux's. PS Get coff...
by Haboob
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Bumper/winch projek
Replies: 44
Views: 3431

Re: Bumper/winch projek

Wanneer begin jy met die RTT Hennie.
Dis 'n projek wat ek wil sien...
by Haboob
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: hoping for some help - came right in Windhoek THANX
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: hoping for some help

There should be plenty, just about 70 km away at Swakopmund.
Couple of years ago I drove over 300 km to get the same size tyre at Outjo from Desolation Valley.
They did not have at Palmwag or Kamanjab...
by Haboob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

The medical expenses is called 3rd Party Insurance...
by Haboob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Are recovery warranties worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Are recovery warranties worth it?

Put same monthly cash in a separate bank account. The longer you keep this up the bigger the amount will grow. Eventually you will no longer need your original insurance, then you can also include that amount into your separate bank account. You then eventually include the "plat kar" insurance money...
by Haboob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: Advice please - Goodyear AT adv

Have fitted Dunlop ATX and they are not chipping on the outer corners on rocky terrain ans after about 25 000 km are still holding up well. I am satisfied as my previous tyres were a lot more expensive and showed a lot of chipping on the outside shoulder from the beginning. Also lost two tyres withi...
by Haboob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts

Having them re-gassed is not too expensive. Midas does the re-gassing in the bigger centers...
by Haboob
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB

Get the door latches at any scrap dealer (probably free).
Work well, strong and cheap as chips...
by Haboob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: 10 nights/ 10 days trip - ideas please
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: 10 nights/ 10 days trip - ideas please

Johan, 1) Because of where you are and the short time you have available to you I would go to Botswana. You also do not say when you want to go, but I presume it is a short break in December. Most Game Parks would have been booked a year in advance, but you could be lucky if you want to try and book...
by Haboob
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Trip Planning help please
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Trip Planning help please

Hi Ralph, The information you give does not include the type of touring you want to do and what you want to see. Are you looking for scenic drives, camp sites or do you want to do game viewing. Do you want to drive mountain passes or river bed trails or both. Do you have a daily budget or is it an o...
by Haboob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Advice

Welcome to the Forum...
by Haboob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hello from Greece!
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Hello from Greece!

Welcome to the Forum...
by Haboob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie alert
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Newbie alert

Welcome to the Forum...
by Haboob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Bhanga Nek December
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Bhanga Nek December

When e ere there with the Wild Card they said that it did not apply to KZN Parks.
According to them we would need a Rhino Card.
This seems odd as the Wild Card is supposed to cover all the parks in SA and even covers some of the Parks in Swaziland...
by Haboob
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Ossewa camper unit
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Ossewa camper unit

I had an Alu-Cab Camper built according to my specifications in 2010 and am happy with the product and would recommend them to any-one. Their work is of a good quality and built to last. My Camper however was designed for two people and is built on top of the load bin. You can also go and see Sarel ...
by Haboob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Carb issues
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: 22R Carb issues

Glad you got it sorted, should be okay for another 150 000 km...
by Haboob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Kwazulu-Natal
Topic: Camping Weekend?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Camping Weekend?

Do give us a report back, as we wanted to stay over there on our way back from Kruger, but changed our route as we were not sure of road conditions between there and Durban/Pinetown...
by Haboob
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Mabuasehube Sept 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Mabuasehube Sept 2017

Pork, Chicken, Tomatoes, squashes, vegetables growing above ground and probably all fruits will currently be confiscated. You can travel North and West with mutton and beef, but not East and South, where they will confiscate at the various Vet Posts. If you have cooked meat or processed meat like vi...
by Haboob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: National Luna 90lt Fault ID - HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: National Luna 90lt Fault ID - HELP

Wayne,
The only problem I had was a poor connection between the fridge power plug where it is plugged into the vehicle power or 220v power. Fiddle with the connections and that should tell you if it is getting intermittent power. I replaced my connections and it now works perfectly again...
by Haboob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Carb issues
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: 22R Carb issues

Hi Stephen, These carbs are an aluminium pewter mixture which is much softer than the shafts which are metal. They thus start wearing out at about 200 000 km and have play in the amount of fuel and air they allow into the carb which results in the uneven idling and in your case, dying of the engine....
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: New Member

Welkom Hannes...
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum, lots of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: New to the forum, lots of questions

Welcome to theforum...
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: New owner of Hilux 2.5 SRX D4D 4x4

Welcome to the forum...
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid, ou roofkyker vanaf Bfn
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Nuwe lid, ou roofkyker vanaf Bfn

Welkom ou roof kyker van Bfn...
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Late response
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Late response

Welcome to the forum.
Hope you getsorted ...
by Haboob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Where do I put my spare wheel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Where do I put my spare wheel?

Hi Harold, What is wrong with the space under the loadbin where the normal spare wheel is normally fitted or do you want space for a second spare? The only other option I see is on the back of the camper, but for this you would need to build a lot of re-enforcing to the body or chassis of the vehicl...
by Haboob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Extended Cab Backrest removal
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Extended Cab Backrest removal

DO NOT KNOW
But if I could guess, you would need to push it up from the bottom and it May unclip and come out from there...
by Haboob
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Tips and Help on using the forum
Topic: Long range fuel tank on the new 2016 Fortuner
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Long range fuel tank on the new 2016 Fortuner

The spare will need to be moved out the way everytime you open the back door and become a pain in the butt. The LR Tank should not be a problem as many of the previous models have these installed. I have the previous Hilux with the spare underneath the LR Tank and have not experienced any problems w...
by Haboob
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery vraag.
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Battery vraag.

Jy kan die battery MISKIEN ret, maar die battery moet eers 'n groot boost kry. Hoe gouer hoe beter. Kry die grootste battery way jy kan en konekteer dit op charger/ intellegent charger. Konek die dan op jou battery met jumper kabels. Die krag sal vinniger vloei van die groot battery na joune, terwyl...
by Haboob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Newbie

Welcome Jean-Pierre...
by Haboob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weskus Trippie = 2/07/ - 15/07
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

Re: Weskus Trippie = 2/07/ - 15/07

Hallo Hennie,
Dankie vir die deel aan jou tour ervaring. Klink asof julle dit geniet het.
Jammer oor die gesnyde wiel, maar dit was tyd om die spaar na agt jaar te vervang.
Wys nou weer dat 'n gewone pad kan tires beskadig. Ry jy met net een spaarwiel?
by Haboob
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Very Quiet in the EC region
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: Very Quiet in the EC region

Well you know where we stay when you have the time...
by Haboob
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Very Quiet in the EC region
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: Very Quiet in the EC region

Hi Andy,
How you guys doing? Been meaning to get your way, but when we go to EL there is always so much to do, that we do not manage to get everything done.
Should go more often, then there will be less to do...
by Haboob
Mon May 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: New member
Replies: 28
Views: 4359

Re: New member

Welcome Brent...
by Haboob
Mon May 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: new member

Welcome Brian
by Haboob
Mon May 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum...

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