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by RiyadhFortuner
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spot Welder.
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Spot Welder.

This is extremely interesting. I have been wanting to hire a welder for sometime time now. I dont know anything about welding, but have done a spot weld or two sometime.
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: I won a car magazine wrap
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: I won a car magazine wrap

awesome and congrats. Cant wait to see it
by RiyadhFortuner
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

Alex have you driven the new Ranger ? Recently worked away, and was given a Ranger to use. Did a few hundred kilometers, well I did about 80km behind the steering wheel, on seriously corrugated gravel roads and then open tar .... Then another TOYOTA driver wrestled the keys from me to test the Rang...
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu May 18, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo exhaust 76mm - advice needed.
Replies: 16
Views: 2302

Re: Vigo exhaust 76mm - advice needed.

There isnt really a consensus from everyone I spoke to. but from the various discussion I had the following seems to be most likely. 1. The catalytic converter will give a big restriction, so removal of this would be ideal. 2. Pipe diameter does not matter much on a turbo diesel, hence you can go a...
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed May 17, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Vigo exhaust 76mm - advice needed.
Replies: 16
Views: 2302

Re: Vigo exhaust 76mm - advice needed.

Would fitting just a freeflow box have any influence?
That way there is still some restriction but with better flow.
by RiyadhFortuner
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Bonnet guard - Big mistake
Replies: 49
Views: 20752

Re: Bonnet guard - Big mistake

interesting stuff. I didnt bother with one cause of performance concerns. Also Glad I dont have one.
by RiyadhFortuner
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Intro
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Intro

Leave it home in your garage.
Carry a puncture repair kit and a small compressor inside the van.
When you go on a day or multi day trip then fit the spare.
by RiyadhFortuner
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

Damn, thats hectic
by RiyadhFortuner
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

WHY?
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: LIft Kit/Strut SPacers
Replies: 6
Views: 568

LIft Kit/Strut SPacers

I received a set of strut spacers to lift my van. Would I be able to have this fitted at tiger wheels or who would you guys suggest?
Thanks
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 3382

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

I have used Autosol to clean stainless, I think they make an aluminium cleaner as well. I purchased it at a motorbike shop
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

damn where is the like button?

Well that is my plan. all in time, just to busy with too many things at once. I have until easter weekend to finish small renovations at home. Then I can concentrate on solar power
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

The led lights I want to use outside are 10w and I most likely will end up using about 4 to 6. There is a possibility of using more.
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

I am already using led globes in my light fittings, a solar geyser and gas stove. So basically its just the oven, tv and computer, and stuff like Playstation etc. I have already brought by bill down by half over the last year and a bit. My mission next is to power the outside lights via a solar pane...
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

awesome. How many batteries you running Read back in this thread - I'm using 8 x 103 a/h batteries with 8 x 80W solar panels which are broken up into 4 x 12V modules of 2 panels and 2 batteries per module, each with it's own controller. Each module has it's own separate supply circuit. The one refe...
by RiyadhFortuner
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

awesome. How many batteries you running
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: KZTE Overheating

Ok, so finally there is an answer to some of the powerloss and engine problems.
It turns out to be the injector pump. Toyota wants 20k and the people working on it say they can fix/refurbish it for 13k.
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi Guys and Which canopy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Hi Guys and Which canopy?

I am envious.!! I also want one but it will have to wait a year or so. At least I have one for now.
Enjoy it.
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi Guys and Which canopy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Hi Guys and Which canopy?

If you like the canopy must fit your shape of the vehicle then you have a long list of fiberglass ones to choose from. I would however go for the ARB as it is one of only 2 that I know of that has central locking integrated to the rear door. The other option is a steel canopy which would be my first...
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed May 25, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: David Vs Golliath
Replies: 30
Views: 1681

Re: David Vs Golliath

On a serious note, we had the same issue years ago in Walmer Estate Woodstock. Just below the highway. Foundation is badly cracked, and the one side of the house was coming away from the building. Eventually we ended up selling and moving on. However, we were advised that we could use steel beams to...
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed May 25, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: David Vs Golliath
Replies: 30
Views: 1681

Re: David Vs Golliath

Move your family out. Wait a week, hook up a recovery hope to one of the internal supporting walls and pull. Report to the council the building collapsed.
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue May 10, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: KZTE Overheating

I did mention to him that it is likely the thermostat. Unfortunately he is out of town for a few days, so we will only be able to see most likely next week.
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue May 10, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: KZTE Overheating

Thanks Guys, Yes it does smoke quite a bit.

I will forward him the link to this and hear what he has to say. I think he did get an opinion, and was told its to do with the turbo. I do stand corrected though
by RiyadhFortuner
Mon May 09, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Overheating
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

KZTE Overheating

A buddy of mine has a double cab KZTE.
He has been having overheating issues lately and a loss of power when this happens.
Yesterday he discovered that the coolant is not moving to the bottom of the engine.
What can cause this?
Why would it loose power as well?
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: braai solution/ideas
Replies: 28
Views: 2095

Re: braai solution/ideas

i also make use of a washing machine drum. it works extremely well, but no stand. it is possible to fit a piece of metal to the holes near the top for a stand
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Pyrometer
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Pyrometer

does fitting these affect the vehicle warranty? Some of them need to be fitted between existing pipes, so one has to cut and fit.
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Yes... another Post Office strike
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Yes... another Post Office strike

This is nonsense. The CCMA and unions are the main cause of all these workforce issues. If we adopted the same attitude as the americans, then productivity would be at an all time high. Its such a pity you cannot just fire anyone.
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Sir Lowry's Pass 4x4 Route-NOW 17 May (previously 10 May 08)
Replies: 181
Views: 11815

Re: Sir Lowry's Pass 4x4 Route-NOW 17 May (previously 10 May 08)

Is there perhaps a contact number for someone regarding this trail?
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time to say GoodBye
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Time to say GoodBye

Ja maybe I will still lurk around
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time to say GoodBye
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Time to say GoodBye

Awesome stuff.
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time to say GoodBye
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Time to say GoodBye

Well, it has been fun, even though I have not commented much on this forum.
I have decided to no longer own a Toyota. :thumbup:
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Chirping noise on hilux D4D
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Chirping noise on hilux D4D

I am not sure what kind of chirping or where etc. I have experienced a similar sound on a few occasions coming from my engine bay. Reason is that I would notice what sounds like a wastegate whistle/ chirp when lifting off at high revs. When driving there would be this very extremely irritating chirp...
by RiyadhFortuner
Fri May 15, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 174
Views: 12388

Re: 12V Lights

That looks good and looks like alot of light.
I am thinking of doing somthing similar. How many leds per strip are you using?
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Ja true. Fortunately for us we need to get the wiring done proper and besides we wouldnt do any cowboy jobs.
An electrician will be doing the wiring for The system I want to do at home with the solar panels you help me with even though I can do it.
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Yeah, only problem is getting the sparky out to come and do the calculations. So getting it before hand would be handy and all he needs to do is the wiring. These guys can take their own time when they need to do qoutes
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Yes indeed, sparky is gonna do all the wiring etc.
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Hi Chris,

How would this work with a generator?
I actually wanna power 3 till points and a few floodlights and 3 speedpoints via a generator. Do i just need to calculate the overall voltage used?
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Cool, thanks

is the low voltage cutout the same as a chraging regulator
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

SOrry yes, that was indeed vague. I would like to use the 4 to light up my yard and front of the house at night. So in this way current is being drawn and the battery would charge the next day. I would guess probably around 6 hours, worst case 8 hours
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Proposed solar electrickery system.
Replies: 45
Views: 2996

Re: Proposed solar electrickery system.

Maybe someone can help me out. I see you get solar chargers. I want to power about ten 10w 12v led lights. I want to use a solar panel to charge some 12v batteries. If I use the alarm box battery then How many would I need. Also what size solar panel would I need? I would probably use about 4 of the...
by RiyadhFortuner
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Mods illegal?
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Mods illegal?

I used to have a fully modified car a few years ago. However I was never into street racing, the car was for my personal enjoyment. How does that make me a street racer? Also what about all the taxis on the roads? Their seats are ripped out and replaced with upholstered steel frames so that more peo...
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Solar Panels now available at 4x4Direct
Replies: 20
Views: 2844

Re: Solar Panels now available at 4x4Direct

So what can I use these on?
Can I use it to charge up batteries that could provide power to my house?
How many would I need etc?
by RiyadhFortuner
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: South African Post Office - Strike... again
Replies: 41
Views: 1352

Re: South African Post Office - Strike... again

I think its time that ths country gets a private mail service which will all but cripple the SA post Office. If I had the money, I would start up one. I also sell small qauntities of this and that and rely alot on free shipping. With the strike I am not able to buy in any goods, as it would then mak...
by RiyadhFortuner
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Eyelet Punch/machine SORTED
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Eyelet Punch/machine wanted

Prime Fastener/ Ideal fastener also sells and they even have the hydraulic/pneumatic machine
http://www.primefastener.com/ProductsCa ... x?CATID=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Toyota's Rediculous Spare Prices
Replies: 51
Views: 6145

Re: Toyota's Rediculous Spare Prices

Ja, my center caps was stolen off my fortuner and toyota wants R500 ex vat for one. I only need 2 but I rather let my rims look #@#$ than pay R1000 which can be used more contructively. However it is not just Toyota, my wife drives a nissan juke and she was qouted R3500 to replace brake pads. I am g...
by RiyadhFortuner
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: I need some advice on Auto Fortuner
Replies: 12
Views: 3059

Re: I need some advice on Auto Fortuner

and whats the fuel consumption now on the d4d with the chip in?
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: I need some advice on Auto Fortuner
Replies: 12
Views: 3059

Re: I need some advice on Auto Fortuner

I drive an auto, but it is very much standard. I love it, driving it traffic is a breeze. When hitting the trails it is so easy to just manage the throttle
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Out in Nature
Topic: Puffy strike
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: Puffy strike

One thing I always wondered was. How sharp would u say a snakes fangs are? Is it like a injection needle, or a scalpel? Is it that sharp that if it grazes you, you will suffer some serious consequences?
by RiyadhFortuner
Fri May 09, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 169820

Re: Joke of the day

I can read that too and my mind is in the gutter always
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 169820

Re: Joke of the day

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by RiyadhFortuner
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Out in Nature
Topic: Beautiful nature
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: Beautiful nature

wow, stunning!!!!!!!
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Western Cape Zone 7 GTG, 19 October 2013.
Replies: 112
Views: 6738

Re: Western Cape Zone 7 GTG, 19 October 2013.

looks like you guys had great fun
by RiyadhFortuner
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: My next upgrade - What you think?
Replies: 14
Views: 2785

Re: My next upgrade - What you think?

hectic, thats the perfect tool to push taxis out of the way
by RiyadhFortuner
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Culemborg Toyota
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: Culemborg Toyota

This is somthing similar to what I am experiencing. Thing is it is diff technicians everytime. Why cant they work to a std? Also this my my first toyota and all I can say is that I am not impressed. The servicing is nothing wow!, to me it is just below my expectations. I dont think I will be buying ...
by RiyadhFortuner
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Culemborg Toyota
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Culemborg Toyota

So on Tues my fortuner goes in for a service. Wed I noticed some oil on my garage floor. I call the service advisor I dealt with and I was told to bring it in the next day. I agreed to this, but wasnt happy. So at lunch time I decided to go have a look as to where the leak is coming from and discove...
by RiyadhFortuner
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Someone from Langebaan to CPT this week ?
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Someone from Langebaan to CPT this week ?

Post office - priority post or speed services
by RiyadhFortuner
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 78
Views: 1528

Re: Thank you all

So the last few weeks I have been reading threads on other forums (Won't mention which) and I have come to fully understand why I do not like any other forum other than the HILUX4X4 forum. There is constant moaning going on, people insulting one another (not in a joking manner), constant bickering ...

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