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by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado S95 VX Bumper question
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Prado S95 VX Bumper question

I think that it's more like a structural support for the front of the body as well as added protection for the radiator in the event of a bump. It certainly should not be loose and the reasons for the bracket being broken could be varied. I would as you suggest, remove the plastic bumper and have th...
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New Member - Prado
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: New Member - Prado

Welcome Johan and congrats on a very reliable, comfortable and capable vehicle. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 2019 in review.

Hmmmm ..... I don't know how much merit there is in what Thys is saying. I think there is some truth in that the young-bloods do things a bit differently from us oldies but a lot of the "ou toppies" aren't around any more either. People come and go, some stick around longer than others and truth be ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Love it! Thanks for posting. :thumbup:

Keep us updated with the prep for Bull Run 2020 ! :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 21
Views: 1031

Re: The Super-Single cab

Still looking good and slowly getting there, Gareth. Well done so far. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 2019 in review.

Ricky, I think I've been here over 10 yrs now and I've seen guys (and ladies) come and go. I don't think there is a bad vibe or segregation as you put it, but I think it's more of a case of someone joining to get info or to learn the ropes. Once they have got the hang of it (been there, done that sy...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.8GD 6 engine clean
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: 2.8GD 6 engine clean

No problem hosing it down, just don't do it if the motor is hot. I also wouldn't recommend a pressure washer, although I have done that but my pressure washer has a pressure setting where I can turn it right down. If it's just dusty, then a hose down will do. If it's got oil / grime residue, then an...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box

Not sure about the KZ, but on my SFA (LTD) it's behind the passenger side kick panel. Looking at your pics I don't see anything that resembles mine, so it could be almost any of them .... could even be a split unit where the signal receiver is not integrated with the actual relay. Maybe with it all ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 2019 in review.

Just a side point here, but I think it needs to be reminded of, and that is that if one is making use of the club's "blanket" VHF radio licence, one needs to be a paid up member for it to be valid. On that point alone it makes it worth it to belong since going the ORRA route for a licence is already...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 2019 in review.

We have discussed this a number of times in the committee section / amongst some committee members telephonically and even at AGM levels. To try and put it all in a nutshell, first we have to take cognisance of the fact that all the guys who put effort into admin / maintaining / running the club, do...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: It's with a sad heart...
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: It's with a sad heart...

For that price Rob would have to take the booster cables out from under the passenger seat. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Limited slip diff in front axle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Limited slip diff in front axle?

Hehe. Desperate or determined .... it's probably one of those two (determined sounds better). :winkx: But ja, phone around to all you can think of in your area, breaker yards included, and let them know you are in the market. Follow it up also so that they remember you .... sooner of later someone i...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Rear leafspring upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Rear leafspring upgrades

That is true, the extra blade perhaps a little more so. But they are the lesser evils ..... if you keep bottoming out it's only a matter of time before you incur some damage.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte

The KZ was a good bakkie in it's time, but I would bite the bullet and go for the D4D. It's better on fuel consumption than the KZ and also has more power. The KZ cylinder head is known to crack if it works too hard and overheats. Fitting an AMC head sorts that out, but it's still a cost that you co...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Hilux auto

Something you can try is to disconnect the battery for a while and the ECU will reset itself to the factory map. See if that makes a difference. Then you will know if it's an ECU "learning" issue.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Hilux auto

Not sure if your ECU model "learns" your driving style and conditions but I suspect it does. That's why with the extra weight and trailer it was more sluggish at first and then became better after a while. Similarly when the weight was removed it was more responsive until the ECU "un-learned" the ad...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Limited slip diff in front axle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Limited slip diff in front axle?

@ Helgaard. Anthony ("GOOSENZ") move to OZ or NZ a few years back and has since not been very active on the forum. I don't think we got any standard Hilux's that were fitted with LSD here in SA. As far as I can recall they were available as an after market addition and were not necessarily always or...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Rear leafspring upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Rear leafspring upgrades

You could fit some air-helpers which would work better for the differing loads (all your camping kit vs no load). The other option is to fit an extra blade in the rear leaf packs but it's going to be stiff when you have no load.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Hilux auto

Diesels are historically a bit more sluggish than petrol motors and although not a diesel fundi, I think you have listed the more likely causes of the sluggish pull-off .... auto box and more importantly turbo lag, and a decat / free-flow will most definitely make a difference .... (that's where I w...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: SFA Suspension

If I go on my personal experience, you won't regret it. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 21
Views: 1031

Re: The Super-Single cab

Looking good Gareth! :thumbup:

We can't all be professional welders, but with the will to give it a go and a little practise we can all make a go of it,. So what if you have to do a bit of grinding to smooth it off afterwards. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: SFA rear disc conversion issue
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: SFA rear disc conversion issue

A 1" master is probably not enough .....not sure, just thinking ..... the slaves on drum brakes don't need as big a volume as callipers, then you probably have two pistons per rear calliper if it's a floating calliper and four if it's a fixed calliper. Either way they use almost the same volume (the...
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 21
Views: 1031

Re: The Super-Single cab

Maybe some gull-wing doors and a sliding tray on each side? :think:
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 21
Views: 1031

Re: The Super-Single cab

Awesome idea! :thumbup:
Keep us posted.
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: SFA rear disc conversion issue
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: SFA rear disc conversion issue

Murray, my thinking is that if you have air in the system you will have a "spongy" pedal all the time, no matter how many times you pump it. You say the pedal feels right after a few pumps .... this makes me think that there is an issue with the master cylinder.
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KZTE Security
Replies: 52
Views: 7373

Re: KZTE Security

Hi Mudavanhu. This is an old thread and "OOOMS" is no longer active on the forum. Hopefully someone still has that info and can forward it to you. There were other threads here on the forum that dealt with anti theft ideas that included "secret" battery isolators, methods of mechanical and electro m...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.

It does sound contradictory but the rear diffs are the same for 4x2 as for 4x4, just the ratios might vary. But here's the thing ... the front and rear diffs on the import axles are the same and the 3rd members are in fact interchangeable. The differing oil specs can be because the rear diff is alwa...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y oil sump related query
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: 4Y oil sump related query

Now I'm wondering if there was indeed a sump with the bowl in front ...... I have a '93 model Hilux bakkie with a 2Y motor (not 4x4) and just had a look at the sump out of curiosity. The bowl is also to the rear, but it's a lot different and much shallower that the 4x4 version. Although shallower, t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y oil sump related query
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: 4Y oil sump related query

Hi and welcome Gordon! :thumbup: The "rear bowl" sump with shallow front was for the 4x4 Hilux models as they had a solid front axle and needed the clearance in the front of the motor. The sump you're looking for was for the non 4x4 models and Hi-ace's. The blocks for 2Y, 3Y and 4Y were all the same...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Twin sticks? South Afirca?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Twin sticks? South Afirca?

Makes a huge difference with traction .... there is less "whip" in the drive-train with that low constant power at the wheels, almost no jerkiness at all, which helps the tyres hold their grip.
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.

Helgaard Kontak GEARMAX op George hulle sal jou help No, they won't be able to help other than to suggest a complete rear axle swop to the local Gearmax one. They won't be able to help with the front at all. Helgaard has import jap diffs on his Hilux. The only lockers that will fit on those diffs a...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2015 SRX 4x4
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: 2015 SRX 4x4

The bigger the rim, the smaller the tyre side-wall on the tyres you can fit without them fouling. That means the less you will be able to deflate your tyres for any kind of off-road driving especially in sand where the bigger footprint of a deflated tyre helps immensely. My logic says why spend mone...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Hogsback passes link. (for Tony, LOL)
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Hogsback passes link. (for Tony, LOL)

Tony, here is the link to the Hogsback passes weekend .......

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=36949

Was a really lekker time if I have to say so again. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.

Detroit and TrueTrack are both auto engaging, not something I like at all .... will scare the soiling out of you when it suddenly locks up in traffic on the tar when you take a corner at an intersection a little too fast. They use centrifugal weights in the carrier to engage the locker .... when the...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Information needed for 3RZ turbo
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: Information needed for 3RZ turbo

You can squeeze extra horses out of any motor by doing "upgrades" / modifications but the truth is that the reliability / longevity of the motor is compromised as a result. The 4Y was never intended to be turbo'd or supercharged. An EFI conversion provides a little improvement without any negative e...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: SFA Suspension

If you're gonna replace with standard shocks I would get a price from them anyway. Sometimes they get massive dealer discounts on "local content" parts which in the case of shocks may just be rebranded gabriels. In that case they might be very competitive in their pricing.
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: SFA Suspension

I think they just used ordinary Gabriel's.
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

Nope. Try again. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to open the bonnet .
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: How to open the bonnet .

If it broke out of the lever inside the cab, it's easy. Just get in behind the and grab the end of the cable with a pliers and give it a tug. If it broke off at the bonnet catch itself, it's a bit more tricky. Use a torch or get some light in there so that you can see what's going on at the latch be...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Greetings

Hi there, been wondering here and there what happened to you and why we haven't heard from you. Good to hear that all is going well. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

No. It fits though. :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: SFA Suspension

GeorgeJvR wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:42 am
Thanks MD
Still STD leaves but previous owner added an extra leave front and rear with Safari Shocks.
This is why you have a stiff ride. The extra blades with the harder shocks were probably fitted for extra over-landing weight. Pulling out those extra blades should already make a big difference.
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

D_ _ _ <space> B _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Also easy ..... :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: New to the forum

@ Ricky. By comparison to general run of the mill off roaders out there, both in it's time and those of today, the Zook's reliability ranked amongst the best of them. I'm not saying it's unreliable, just not as reliable as the over engineered Hilux SFA. IRO maintenance costs for a well aged vehicle ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

Too easy ..... tappet cover .....
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: New to the forum

Welcome Mitch! :thumbup: You're not exactly "new to the forum" ...... Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:44 pm .... but might be considered a "newbie" from the point of view of not having been active over the past 10 yrs. :D: Welcome all the same. :winkx: @ Ricky. Mitch is no stranger to the Hilux SFA .... ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

:thumbup: .Right on! Your turn ..... :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 685
Views: 20625

Re: Hilux Hangman

P_ _ _ _ _ <space> P_ _ _ P
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2015 Toyota Fortuner steering and traction issue whilst driving
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: 2015 Toyota Fortuner steering and traction issue whilst driving

I'm not familiar with the Fortuner at all but ir sounds very much like the vehicle is automatically engaging 4x4 (this will make the steering very stiff on a solid surface like tarred road). To my mind, traction control is something only used when there is a need for it, like on gravel roads and off...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

The bigger the tyre diameter, the more rotational leverage it has against the braking power. Just a change from 30" to 31" tyres results in a very noticeable difference in braking. The callipers and discs on the SFA were not designed with big tyre diameters in mind. That's the one thing. The other i...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: SFA Suspension

What do you have in at the moment? Standard? I cant give first hand commentary on Mikem, but from all the reports I've heard it's probably the best bang for your buck. Then remember that the leaf packs are only one component of the ride comfort aspect, shocks are the other main component. If you hav...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Agree, pretty much what I've been saying. I'm running 31" s on the maroon Lux which is standard except for a Dobinson's suspension kit (no axle shift) and I'm able to sometimes get those tyres to touch. On the white Lux I have 33's with raised suspension and axle shift .... those touch the front and...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tips to prevent uric acid disease/ GOUT
Replies: 17
Views: 1432

Re: Tips to prevent uric acid disease/ GOUT

Eish! Hope it goes better from here on. Acidic system, big problem with most of us in the "modern" age ... so many contributing factors in both diet and lifestyle. The upside is that it can be managed, just to find what works for you and what doesn't. All the best in getting there. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

From what you're saying, I'm still leaning towards standard shock length and the standard shock damp rating .... as you say you're not doing any hardcore / extreme stuff. You can also try Monroe as an alternative to Gabriel and they might even give a softer more comfortable ride. But ja, speak to Mi...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.

I know that LSD's were available for the SFA import diff. Not common in RSA, think they were imported from the USA and Oz. I strongly suspect that finding one will take some perseverance and patience. Contact the local gearbox and diff centres and put the word out that you're looking - you might hav...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Hi Ricky. I would stay with the 31" tyres, the 32" will touch at the back of the wheel well unless you do an axle shift. The 4Y motor is also a significantly under powered to handle anything bigger than 31". I would also look at the new General Grabber A/T tyres, IMO they will perform better in the ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto Electrician in Cape Town
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Auto Electrician in Cape Town

Check in with the guys at 4X4Direct. They'll be able to give you all the advice you need. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

The SFA visco fan can have a similar problem ( I think they changed from a solid to visco somewhere around '91 / '92). There is a write-up here about changing / topping up the silicone oil.

IRO the temp gauge, it also has that "flat spot" but personally I would leave it the way it is.
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

You can get by without the idle-up for the a/con .... normal idle should be about 800 / 900 rpm but you can push it up a bit to compensate. I would suggest 1000rpm will do the trick. Just don't use the a/c when doing slow obstacleswhere low rev torque is needed, and with town driving on pull offs, a...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

Thanks Thabo. Interesting reads and some new understanding gained IRO the valve adjustments. :thumbup:

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