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by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 100
Views: 8283

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Things look a bit topsy turvy on my side .... not sure if this is browser related.

My posting 'column' has become very narrow with the appearance of a new profile column down the RHS. The profile and text body fields are now vertically inverted (profile now appears on the RHS).
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by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

No, I've never repaired one like that and I assume that you've removed it by releasing the two through-bolts from the bendix side of the solenoid. Looking at your pic more closely I see what you're up against and it looks like the contacts are moulded into that black end cap. In a case like that I w...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

P.S. I cannot speak definitively on this but it's my experience that the brushes in the motor itself seldom need replacement and probably last the lifespan of the vehicle. Bearings and bushes also last very well unless there has been a lot of water ingress.
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

This is the most common problem with all starters. The main contacts in the solenoid wear down by the arcing that takes place with each start. These copper contacts are replaceable and are generally available from dealerships as well as many of the after market spares outlets. I know that Midas keep...
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Turpentine will remove the dried adhesive. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Agree. If you're worried about rust then give the inner panel a coat of something like stone chip beforehand. IMO the double sided tape, besides coming loose in time, will harbour moisture itself - probably a lot more so than the high density foam. Hi-tack is water soluble for brush cleaning etc. bu...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

I've used Castrol for a long time without any issues. I also use it in my hydraulic jacks so buy 5lit at a time ... not too pricey either. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 872

Re: Suspension

Al drie is goeie shocks (OME, Koni, Bilstein) en dis waar wat Louis sê oor die diensbaarheid van Bilstein. Vir die man wat baie teer ry is die diensbaarheid miskien nie so gewigtig nie maar in jou geval wat baie grondpad ry is dit 'n goeie opsie. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 82
Views: 4996

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Nice, JP! Like the mounts as well! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 82
Views: 4996

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Looks great Pieter!! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: SFA Powersteering Gearbox Oil

YOU wrote:Does the power steering A/T fluid run through the entire box and lubricate it by any chance?
Yep. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Newby - Finally got a Legend35 4x4 DC

Welcome! Looks great! Congrats and enjoy it! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Hid ligte, Hella Spotlights te koop
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Hid ligte, Hella Spotlights te koop

Mountain Man wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:36 pm
They don't look like HID's to me.
The first image of the HID kit wasn't showing - resized it and it's now visible. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Man, the Surf was basically an adaptation of the Hilux / 4Runner - there might be some cosmetic differences besides the fact that one is an SUV and the other a truck but there must be commonality in the drive trains, motors and other mechanical spares incl.steering components . I would look at image...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Ouch! :blink:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Operation of 4wd
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Operation of 4wd

Overkill. :laugh2: ...... It'll do the trick for sure. I just engage the x-fer box for a very short distance without hubs locked once a month (or two months) if I haven't been off-road. Just do it when you think of it. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 300
Views: 31965

Re: Long overdue project.

I've also been wondering a number of times over the past couple of months what happened and why you've been so quiet, but guessed you have your reasons. I thought of you almost every time I turned my attention to the Essex V6 fitted to "Sifu-Lux". My issues are now mostly sorted after fitting a repl...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Operation of 4wd
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Operation of 4wd

In options 1 & 2 there is almost no strain on the components since all you're doing is activating the drive train without any resistance. Each option does the same thing, just activating it from different ends. There is absolutely no possibility of doing any damage. Option 1 is in fact what you woul...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Facelift
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Facelift

:thumbup: Lyk goed, Hennie! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1987 SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: 1987 SFA front leaf springs

You might still get lucky and find a dealership that has stock, but I would go for after market units. Mikem locally produces an affordable replacement which will give you a better ride than the OEM units. If your pockets are deep enough I would look at Old Man Emu. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Operation of 4wd
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Operation of 4wd

Hi again. That's easy .... just lock the hubs but not engage the x-fer box for a short trip. Alternatively leave the hubs unlocked and just engage the X-fer box (4H) when the vehicle is stationary, like at a stop or traffic lights. It's the easier option and something I do on a regular basis. Either...
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

The problem will be to get the exact profile - angles of the bends and depth of the "cradle". It looks like an intricate shape. And then the mounting bolt holes must also be exact .... 8mm is not going to flex over such a short span to try line up bolt holes. I also have to wonder if the TrailGear c...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

BTW Tim, I had a look at that cross member. It's 8mm steel plate. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Martin, syphon the fuel out as much as you can before filling 95 octane. Float level should be on the centre line mark when the vehicle stands level, not above and not below. Tweak it very gently, a small bend in the float arm gives a big level difference. The draining away of fuel is something that...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

After market cams are (usually) stamped or engraved with the duration and lift on the rear end of the cam. You would have to use a mirror but even then it's very difficult to see nicely. However, from what you say I also strongly suspect that it's still standard. Pinging usually suggests an ignition...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Keep the cam for dune chasing. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

8° BTDC doesn't sound too wild given that the OEM spec is 5° (with vacuum advance) The longer duration cams also like a little more advanced timing so I think you should leave it there but you might want to try reconnecting the vacuum advance. At revs the motor should go as far as about 23° BTDC wit...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Depends on how much of it was on the open road. Highway speeds will have the motor revving at about 3200 rpm and a slightly advanced timing will benefit power and fuel economy, whereas urban driving,(a lot of which is low revs) would benefit from a slightly retarded timing. What motor is it and wher...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

The "system" should "bleed" in a very short time .... maybe 3 or 4 three second cranks ...... that's with the standard mechanical pump in good condition. If you have an electric pump fitted it's practically immediate, ... with the key in the IGN position, just listen to the pump clicking away for sh...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

Typically there will still be about 15 lit reserve from where the gauge hits the E mark.
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light

None of my SFA's had a low fuel warning indicator ..... or at least not one that I knew about. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: General Grabber AT 255/70 R15
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: General Grabber AT 255/70 R15

Not possible to repair from inside with a gator?
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 4Y EFI Conversion - Chapter 2
Replies: 225
Views: 58639

Re: 4Y EFI Conversion - Chapter 2

I have the 4Y manifolds / throttle body / injectors and maybe some other bits. I was planning on doing an EFI conversion to my work bakkie, but I am having second thoughts. Will have to have a look what is all there and if I do indeed decide not to do the conversion I will sell off what I have. In t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Limited edition gearbox type?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Limited edition gearbox type?

It is indeed a G52.

Look here viewforum.php?f=44 for manuals. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Land Cruiser
Topic: Any thoughts on HJ60?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Any thoughts on HJ60?

Don't really know the vehicles that well other than that they were tough as nails and that the rear hatch tended to rattle a bit as they got older. Can't tell you anything about the motor except that by all accounts they were very reliable but thirsty and under powered. Slow on the open road and hil...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: LED tail lights, indicators etc
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: LED tail lights, indicators etc

4x4Direct carries them all - the lamp elements that is, not complete replacement fittings. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4977
Views: 116250

Re: The Hilux Story

were put on pedestals, much like
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 100
Views: 8283

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Rigger wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Baie dankie Pieter. Nie geweet mens kan dit stel nie. Gaan dit definitief doen. Dankie.
You can also click on the little arrow icon next to the name of the last poster and it should take you to the last post in the topic. :winkx:
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by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 100
Views: 8283

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Something else that has been missing for some time is the sub-forum title next to the individual topics in the "Active topics" page. Not a train smash but often helpful in the ad section so that one can see at a glance if it's an item "for sale" or "wanted".
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 100
Views: 8283

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Thanks Pieter, it seems to be fine now. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 100
Views: 8283

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

There is still an issue with editing attachments to a post. If you open a post that has image attachments, the edit window shows all the image attachments but if you want to "Place in line" or delete an image, you cannot do so because when you open the attachments window only one of them is displaye...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 24
Views: 376

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

Shane, the probable reason for loosing coolant with the higher rated cap is that the resulting additional pressure in the system could have pushed coolant past a hose clamp or even the pump seal. If that was the case then you would have lost coolant.
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 24
Views: 376

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

The overheating at stops could have pushed that water out. 1.5 lit is a lot, even half a litre short will make a difference. What concerns me is that it wasn't sucked back into the radiator from the reservoir ... could be that the radiator cap is also faulty, so I would replace it anyway - just to b...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Immobilizer issues
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Immobilizer issues

Had a similar problem with my Rav4 ... was completely stumped, but then tried the spare key and walla, it started. The battery that powers the transponder in the key had gone flat, fitted a new battery and that one worked as well. It could be that your problem has a simple solution like that, so tha...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on painting products
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Advice on painting products

Are you talking about *Plascozinc* ? That stuff works fairly well but on clean bright surfaces. If there is already rust there it will just bubble through in a short time.
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 53
Views: 1733

Re: Hesitation during driving

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry that it's not all positive, since there is a still a problem there somewhere. It almost sounds like a bad connection that plays up a bit from time to time but I think you said you checked them all. Wonder if the coil could be breaking down, but usually in that case the...
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on painting products
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Advice on painting products

IMO the rust converters today are not what they used to be and are really only effective on mild surface rust. Either way, I think it's better to get in there with a small sandblaster before you do any coatings. You can spray over the rust converter if you use that as a protective layer, but if it's...
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 24
Views: 376

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

Well the cooling system needs a functional radiator, adequate airflow to cool it and adequate coolant reticulation / flow to take the heat away from the motor. It also to a lesser degree needs a pressurised system because the boiling point of the coolant is raised if under pressure - anti-freeze als...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 24
Views: 376

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

Agree with what Marnus is saying, it could be one or a number of causes. The fact that it cools down when driving suggests inadequate airflow to be the, or one of the factors. I would first look at the visco fan and check the cowl around the radiator and fan. Yes by all means do the radiator flush, ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to clean a radiator??
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: How to clean a radiator??

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

It's just the casing gasket on the X-fer box side. Those roller bearings have to run in oil. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Durabak vs Rubabak
Replies: 22
Views: 3864

Re: Durabak vs Rubabak

If that happens, just leave it for a while. Once it hardens most of that will come away with a stiff nylon brush and if it still looks too bad you can always give it another coat.
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bull Run 2018 - The Recce
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Bull Run 2018 - The Recce

:thumbup: Something to look forward to for the Kaapenaars. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

Yes, you have 25. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

Supposed to be 10. What sub-forum did you try posting in?
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Durabak vs Rubabak
Replies: 22
Views: 3864

Re: Durabak vs Rubabak

Thomas, I'm not sure but it could just be some resin or sticky oil from the product that's risen to the surface. if it doesn't come off on your hands, then I don't think it's a train smash but if you can scrape it off with your nail then something has prevented curing. I would leave it for a while a...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

Thanks for having me on the forum You confused me / us with your post. :laugh2: Fact is that I know you've been here almost a year already, and was now thinking how I could have been so remiss not to have welcomed you aboard back then. But actually I did ...... look at this thread where you first p...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

A belated welcome, Jan! :thumbup: :D:

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