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by climbingmike
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Radiator Upgrade Mk6

If the radiator is still good (not clogged and the fins are not choked or corroded) then why not try improve airflow. Is the visco fan working properly? Maybe install a pancake fan in front of the radiator / AC condenser. Cheaper option and will improve the AC efficiency as well. I think this might...
by climbingmike
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Radiator Upgrade Mk6

Hello Guys I have a Mk6 that slightly over heats when on the high way and loaded. Its not much but just enough to turn the AC pump off. I know the issue is because of the ARB winch bumper and all the lights reducing air flow, so I want to install an upgraded radiator. Does any one know a company in ...
by climbingmike
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

Once I converted it into BHP it sounds good. What sort of Mods and cost would I be looking at to achieve this?
by climbingmike
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

I just have a Race Chip http://www.racechip.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; thats all. Its much better then it was but I would just like more :) The problem I have this that if I replace the truck with a V6, I have to pay full price for a working truck and then move all the mod...
by climbingmike
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

I just want more power on the road. I chipped my D4D and now it is acceptable but not really enough. Plus my current engine has done 240K Km so thought it might need changing in the not to distant future.
by climbingmike
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

But do you think the connection and wiring between the car loom and the engine loom will be the same? So all I will need to do is plug the V6 engine loom into the existing car loom? Or do you think they might be complete different?
by climbingmike
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

I am sure that the physical swap wont be to difficult. My main concern is the ECU. I assume that there is a engine loom and a main car loom. I am hoping that the connection between the engine loom and car loom is the same regardless of the engine. I did an engine swap in a Ford Fiesta years ago and ...
by climbingmike
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Con randomly working and not working
Replies: 7
Views: 3670

Re: Air Con randomly working and not working

Thanks for the info. I will bear that in mind if the issue continues.

Many thanks
MIke
by climbingmike
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

I have done alot of work to mine already. Stuff like bumpers, suspension, dual batteries, long range tank, lights........... It seems easier to swap the engine then to swap all the rest lol Plus my car was imported from the UK so I am not sure if that effects the resale value. Was hoping to find a r...
by climbingmike
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Engine conversion D4D to 4.0 V6

Hello All

Has any one done a D4D to 4.0l V6 conversions on a Mk7 Hilux? If so please cn you sent me the links.

I am hoping that all the mounts, spaces, fuel tanks...... are all the same between the two engines but I have no idea so an info would be great.

Many thanks
MIke
by climbingmike
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Con randomly working and not working
Replies: 7
Views: 3670

Re: Air Con randomly working and not working

It turns out to be the engine temp getting to hot and cutting out the AC. I am hoping that servicing the viscous fan will solve the issue :)
by climbingmike
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Air Con randomly working and not working
Replies: 7
Views: 3670

Air Con randomly working and not working

Hello All I have been having issues with my AC for a while now. I have just got back form a 5 hour drive in about 35c heat. The AC will be working fine and then stop, The blower is still on just no cold air just out side air temp. After a while it will come back, then off again. It sometime takes 30...
by climbingmike
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 33" Tyres on 16's or 17"
Replies: 2
Views: 594

33" Tyres on 16's or 17"

Hello All I am looking to fit 33" tyres on to my Hilux. I was thing about 305/65r17 or 305/70r16. The question I have is I want to make sure there is other size options to me if I need to replace a tyre in the middle of no ware. Which is the more common wheel size in Africa, 16 or 17. I know there i...
by climbingmike
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Cost of modifications in SA?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Cost of modifications in SA?

Hello All, Thanks you for your input in is much appreciated :thumbup: 13000lb winch 3,500 Very cheap.....could be chinese normap price would be around the R8 - 9k mark Yes is is a chinese copy. I had one on my Landrover discovery for two years and it was great. It had a wireless controller, 50m plas...
by climbingmike
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Cost of modifications in SA?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Cost of modifications in SA?

Hello Hilux4x4 I am a Brit who is move to SA this December and will be shipping my mk6 Hilux out with me :D: I want to prepare it for over land trips and off roading is SA and need some advice. I have got some prices of part here in the UK, but am finding it hard to find price in SA. I have listed t...

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