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by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX

Well done! Useful info! Thanks! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

:shock2:

Doesn't sound very good but other than puling it apart again to find out why you could run it like that for a while and see what happens. :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

Never had to do one of these so not sure what mechanical / electro-magnetic forces are possibly pushing the clutch forward. Just wonder if it affects the area of brake surface being utilised when too far forward.

How much more forward is it than the 0.6mm spec?
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Spot light recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Spot light recommendation

Hennie jy kan ook by Neil in Boksburg kry (4x4Direct)
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Uiteindelik...
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Uiteindelik...

Baie mooi Kobus! Geniet hom! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2006 Hilux Double Cab 4.0 V6 Manual – Overland Ready *** R150,000 ***
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: 2006 Hilux Double Cab 4.0 V6 Manual *** Overland Ready ***

tecsol wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Sorry! How did I miss that?
You must have been considering giving it away for free after selling all the extras. :D:

That sounds like a good price. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2006 Hilux Double Cab 4.0 V6 Manual – Overland Ready *** R150,000 ***
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: 2006 Hilux Double Cab 4.0 V6 Manual *** Overland Ready ***

You need to include an asking price for the vehicle, Dale.
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Spot light recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Spot light recommendation

I have a set of those on my Rav4 (also from Pieter) and they work just great. Actually quite awesome considering that they're just 25W each. The build quality is outstanding, very good value for your buck. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

Rather just do as Pieter suggested and put 3 or 4 pops on the shaft with a centre punch if you feel that the fit is too loose. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

If you ever need to get it off after that, you're gonna battle big time. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

I'm still inclined to think it's the stalk switch or even the connection block / wiring for the switch that's faulty even though you have replaced it with a second hand one. From what I understand is that the problem was 'solved' with the switch replacement, but has now returned. That would indicate...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 V6 Fuel Gauge stuck
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: 4.0 V6 Fuel Gauge stuck

Unlikely that the sender unit in the tank has failed (being only a 2012 model), the extra tank will not affect it other than it requiring more fuel to move the float (extra volume). More than likely the fault is in the cluster itself, not an uncommon problem with the later models. There are some thr...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Fraudster Quinton Wright( Offroad SA Tec)"
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Fraudster Quinton Wright( Offroad SA Tec)"

Eish! Not good news. Really don't know or understand how people can do things like this. I understand desperation, been there myself, but then you make a plan that works for everyone concerned. In the end honesty and effort pay off.

I feel for you.
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

:thumbup: I didn't open it, so I didn't know. My bad. :winkx: .
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

I'm not familiar with the 3RZ 2.7 and I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall a thread here that said that the tensioner pulley bearings were not replaceable and that it had to be replaced as a unit only available from the agents .... and if memory serves me well there was a post from someone that...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 323

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

Here's a thread where Cassie did it on his 1995 SFA .... https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... ing#p50432

Won't be the same compressor unit as your model but the procedure should be similar. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: New fog lamps and old wiring?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: New fog lamps and old wiring?

Try doing a search on the product and see what comes up. They would normally list specs and give either the wattage or the power consumption / draw.
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: New fog lamps and old wiring?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: New fog lamps and old wiring?

Do they give the wattage?
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994

I commented on this issue only a couple days ago in this thread .... https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... b9#p509480
:winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994

You would have to lift it dramatically which then impacts significantly on stability when the COG is raised so high. You would also encounter problems with the front drive shaft length as well as the operating angles of the universals. Additionally the torque rod, draglink and steering rod lengths a...
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Portuguese Hilux SFA 1994

Hi and welcome Andre' :thumbup: These vehicles are getting pretty old now and part sourcing is becoming difficult, especially body parts. Not sure where you can get an original load bin but you could put out some feelers to scrapyards in your area and surrounding countries. Otherwise you could modif...
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm

Lets rather keep the discussions on the forum whereby others can benefit from any info shared. Have a look at pg 2 of this thread for a start and then see what questions you still have ... https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15977&hilit=andys+new+lux&start=60 Besides the ECU, the bi...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Hilux 2018 gd6 4x4 long range feul tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Hilux 2018 gd6 4x4 long range feul tanks

The exhaust and especially the chip will affect the warranty. I also prefer the idea of a single tank and they are commercially available. Check if ARB make one for your model. Otherwise you can have the original one extended like I did with mine .... best is to have it done professionally. Don't kn...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm

The overlander with 31's

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And they're quite capable in the rough although I tend to bump and scrape a bit more in places .....

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.... and then the off-road toy with 33's

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by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm

31" tyres are the best suited to the SFA ... a little bigger than standard, also a bit broader. The standard motors handle them just fine and the speedo reads more true than standard (32's or 33's will cause the speedo to under-read significantly). They also look good on the SFA. I have 31's on my o...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: New fog lamps and old wiring?
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: New fog lamps and old wiring?

I think the LED's will draw less than the original incandescent lamps so you should be fine with the old wiring. If you're really concerned, use the original wiring to operate a relay and wire the lamps direct to the battery with an in-line fuse and heavier gauge wiring. That's the route I would go ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Extended shackles/ Spacers 50mm

Your SFA will not take 33's without a front axle shift unless you replace the suspension with something that has extreme lift, like 150mm at a bare minimum and even then it will still scrape against the footwells on turns, especially when there is articulation. Those high suspension lifts are not a ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

:thumbup: Yes, you should remove the arms if it's really stiff. Those bushes are always dry and I think they're not intended to be lubed but if there is no cause to use the wipers on a regular basis then corrosion build up causes them to become stiff and the motor labours, sometimes so much so that ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Additional Lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Additional Lighting

If you're talking about the 1997 Hilux, no problem. The thing is going to be, what lamps to get. LED or incandescent. The LED units have come a long way over the past few years, but decent ones are going to be a lot more pricey than a set of decent incandescent units. In both cases but more so IRO i...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Additional Lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Additional Lighting

You should check on the rules of the national traffic ordinances IRO lighting on motor vehicles that are to be operated on a public road ....what's legal and what's not. For instance, you may not exceed 6 forward facing lamps and these must be equally spaced off the each side of the centre line of t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: RFAD 30th March 2019 HEIDELBERG 4X4
Replies: 75
Views: 3412

Re: RFAD 30th March 2019 HEIDELBERG 4X4

:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: SFA Window Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: SFA Window Channel

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: SFA Window Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: SFA Window Channel

Thanks Peter. Postnet is good for me, will give you details per PM. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Calling all Sparkies - wiper issue

Hopefully the guys up your way can assist. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: SFA Window Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: SFA Window Channel

I'll take it if there are no objections. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: RFAD 30th March 2019 HEIDELBERG 4X4
Replies: 75
Views: 3412

Re: RFAD 30th March 2019 HEIDELBERG 4X4

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: What diesel engine to use?
Replies: 22
Views: 2353

Re: What diesel engine to use?

You can try Japan Auto (JHB) but I'm not too sure that you will get lucky. The "C" series diesels are old motors dating back to the 1960's and the 3c-t (turbo) were used up until the mid to late 1990's when they were phased out. Other than that you can try scrap yards, but again, old motors and you'...
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: ECU System for '03 built in Colombia S.A. Hilux 4x4
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: ECU System for '03 built in Colombia S.A. Hilux 4x4

This is an area that I'm not too familiar with but it's my understanding that the factory ECU's don't provide many setting parameters and then you have to have the right equipment / software to read and adjust. It might be a better idea to replace with a fully programmable after market unit. There a...
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: My New Hilux
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: My New Hilux

:thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing shocks
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Replacing shocks

Pretty much the same. The bounce test is not a definitive way but it gives you a very good idea. Push down on the corner of the vehicle (for each shock) and release ... • vehicle body rises and stops immediately - excellent • vehicle body rises and settles a little (one oscillation) - very good • ve...
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 56
Views: 2839

Re: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out

Here's hoping for the best. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing shocks
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Replacing shocks

Do they need replacing? The OME products are pretty good and last very well by comparison the the general after market stuff. Yes, you can replace with something other than OME but the shock travel specs must be the same (both in and out) The damping rates should also be close to similar if you want...
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscuos fan and coupling
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: viscuos fan and coupling

If you don't come right with a cowl you could have one made up from sheet metal. Speak to Dylan at Alex Motors (The Workshop) and ask him who best to go to. They often have made up for conversions and race cars. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?

Because of it's light weight, one expects aluminium to be weak whereas it's a lot stronger than we sometimes think. I have for some years had a pair of sand tracks that are nothing more than a couple pieces of 6mm chequer plate and although admittedly have only had a few occasions to use them, they ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: DOOR PANEL REFINISHING

Looks very good, well done. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux will not start
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Hilux will not start

Hi again Brian. To be frank, my knowledge on the diesels is very limited, so hopefully some one can confirm but I think your model had a mechanical pump. Then maybe I misunderstood your first post ... you say that you had to crank the motor by shorting the starter solenoid ... does it not crank with...
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux will not start
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Hilux will not start

Welcome Brian! :thumbup:

Is there power to the glow plugs when the key is turned to ignition position (the relay will only power the plugs for a short while before shutting off). If there is power, are the plugs heating up?

What makes you think there is no fuel delivery?
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Of interest
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Of interest

Warranty plans could be affected positively .....

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinion ... FirstThing
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: LED Light Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: LED Light Bar

Although illegal IRO the strict letter of the law, if it is on a completely separate switch and cannot be operated in connection with the normal driving lights (dip or bright) and if it is covered for public road use, then I think that most authorities will excuse it. Just my opinion.
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Updating your profile
Topic: user name
Replies: 35
Views: 3936

Re: user name

Done. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: General ratio query?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: General ratio query?

To the best of my knowledge, all had same X-fer boxes but gear boxes all different.
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: die bostoe groep is 10 jaar oud
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: die bostoe groep is 10 jaar oud

:thumbup: :thumbup:

Happy Birthday! :bday: :bday2:
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!
Replies: 505
Views: 95481

Re: Your HILUX Pic - Only 1, no text!

Bly om te sien daars al 'n klub sticker agter op. :thumbup: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

I may have been a little confused. I know that I had the same problem and resolved it but the write up with pics I referred to is actually about the window wiper / washer side of the same switch cluster. Removal of the switch cluster is exactly the same, so the thread will still be useful to you. ht...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

Its the contacts in the stalk switch. I've had the same problem before and posted a step by step remedy with some pics. Will go back and look for it.
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux

No, not asking too much of the older motor, mileage is really not too high unless it's worked very hard throughout. Even so,. an intercooler and chip will perk it up nicely.

Agree with Barend that the cold misfire could be glow plug related.
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: inter cooler for 2.5 hilux

Hi Jose and welcome aboard! :thumbup: I'll let the diesel heads on the forum give you more definitive answers but will comment as follows 216000 is not low but also not very high for these motors. The 2.5 diesel is known to be on the sluggish side, but an intercooler and chip really wakes them up - ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1996 Hilux Raider, Double Cab, 2.4 - Petrol , 22R Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: 1996 Hilux Raider, Double Cab, 2.4 - Petrol , 22R Motor

Ivan Balk wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Hi there
Thank you for response. Do you know if there is any other way to check if there is a crack without stripping the whole motor? Do you perhaps have a contact number that I can contact you on? Thank you Ivan
I'll send you a PM. :winkx:

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