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by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

Good Luck. :thumbup:

I'm pretty sure it will be a diff whine, but hope for your sake that I am wrong. If it is the diff, you might get lucky if it's not badly worn and can be re-set up ..... might still have a small whine afterwards but in that case, hopefully one that you can live with. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Chimney Champ...or Chump?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Chimney Champ...or Chump?

Good to hear, but I would still try pursue the supplier for the cost of the repaired shaft. How long after your complaint did you have to wait for a response from them offering to repair or replace - and how long did they expect you to wait before making that offer? If the time frame is unreasonable...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

Easy enough to check - jack up the rear securely and run the drive train with the wheels off the ground. Just be sure that it's sturdy and not in 4wd.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Hilux Clock,radio,electric side mirrors & L side mirror fuse blown
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 2011 Hilux Clock,radio,electric side mirrors & L side mirror fuse blown

Where was it wired in? Maybe wires were cut to tie in and now that connection is playing up. :think:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Upper and lower control arms
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Upper and lower control arms

Now I'm curious Angus. Why longer arms? :scratch:

I'm sure you've already considered it, but if you lengthen the arms, top and bottom must be lengthened equally otherwise the camber will be out.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hilux Camper Build
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Hilux Camper Build

:thumbup:
Waiting to see how it all unfolds ... or rather comes together. :D:

Yeah, "measure twice and cut once" is a good habit ..... prevents the problem where you've cut for the third time and it's still too short. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hilux Camper Build
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Hilux Camper Build

Looking good so far. :thumbup: There are some camper build threads here and the latest one IIRC was the one that Tony (AKA "Firstgeer") built also using an aluminium field service canopy. Check it out for ideas here https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=42472&p=496955&hilit=camper#p4...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

A 30A in line fuse would do it. The solenoid itself doesn't draw too heavily. Put the fuse close to the battery and you can put the relay close to the starter and use the solenoid trigger wire (from ignition switch) straight onto the relay to trigger it. Then you just need a short piece of wire from...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

I may be mistaken but I don't think there's a relay on that wire - straight off the ignition switch AFAIK. In that case the switch itself may be making poor contact. Other possibilities that come to mind are that the wire is damaged somewhere along the line and a few strands are broken, or there is ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...

You know, I'm sure that will work just as well, just that your first bleed will be long and the others thereafter short.
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Lights flashing when trailer plug inserted
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Lights flashing when trailer plug inserted

Happened to speak to an autolec yesterday and asked about this. According to him it's a very common problem where people try installing a trailer plug on late model vehicles by just tying in to the tail light wiring like we've all done in the past. He also mentioned that it will interfere with the "...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 1979 4x4 Pickup LSVP quizzer...

Hi Tim and welcome! :thumbup: If there is no bleed nipple on the LSPV then just bleed as normal (starting with the closest wheel to the master cylinder and moving incrementally to the furthest), but I would do it with weight on the axle so as to open the valve a bit .... with the vehicle on a hoist ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Lexus 1uz met KZTE 4x4 en gearbox en KZTE engin parte for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Lexus 1uz met KZTE 4x4 en gearbox en KZTE engin parte for sale

Eish Dawie, ek dink jy't misgelees ... EK het die volgende te koop Lexus 1uz met Spitronik rekenaaklaar bedraad met KZTE 4x4 gearbox met Gilo housing en clutch kit te koop asook kompleet Kzte engin vir parte . 0828991828 Andries. Maar darem is ek bly om te sien dat ek nie die enigste is wat af en to...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Agree with Nic, but if you end up having to do that, then put an in-line fuse at the battery (before the relay). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie from Cape Town
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Newbie from Cape Town

P.S. Just read your other post and understand it being "broken". :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

The 1JZ was a good motor but getting old now and spares will also be a problem, so I would stick with the KZ and do the repairs ... should cost a helluva lot less than a conversion even if you already have the motor. Will also help to retain the resale value if it's the original motor as opposed to ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie from Cape Town
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Newbie from Cape Town

Welcome aboard! :thumbup:

Why is it "broken"? Have you bought it as a restoration project?
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Hilux Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Hilux Stout

Looks pretty neat for it's age (almost 40yrs) .... love the "handbrake" :D: wonder if that mileage is genuine though. :think:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

That's pretty much what I was thinking. Test it like Tony suggests but when you check the cables / connections, make sure that there is bright metal to metal contact on the block, but just as important is to check the connection of the lugs to the wire core. These should be sweated on but sometimes ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Upper and lower control arms
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Upper and lower control arms

Welcome Gus! :thumbup:

A lot of the guys have been away over the holiday season, so someone that knows may still respond. I would just check with your local agents, should be easy for them to simply compare part numbers. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Are you sure that it's getting enough juice? I would check out all the connections (sweated lugs) and the contact points on both ends of the positive cable from the battery to the starter and the negative cable to the engine block. If the wire cores are exposed anywhere at the lugs, have a look at t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.7 2001 bakkie Aircon
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: 2.7 2001 bakkie Aircon

That was lucky! Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.7 2001 bakkie Aircon
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: 2.7 2001 bakkie Aircon

Is this not ½ of a 'split pulley' ? Where's the other half then? :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

:D: Pity about the incident at the Kowie, it's a great river for boating ... I believe it has the longest traversable section of rivers in SA, and it's very scenic. You would have had a great time there. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

That must have been the slipway up the river near the Batting bridge. I always launched close to the mouth where the local sea scouts had a boathouse, right close to the river mouth and beach. No slipway, no embankment, just fine sea sand with a nice gradual slope. Perfect for me as I lived in very ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

Mine looked like this but in yellow trim and had a windshield on top of the cabin .....

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by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

Eric's trailer is the original, but Ben's is a re-build or a much later version. My trailer was very similar to Eric's but I had to do some mods to it as it was bit flimsy for the weight of the G4 and also after some time at the coast there were some rails that needed replacing. Just for interest sa...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crest Rider Boats - East London?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Crest Rider Boats - East London?

Eric, I myself had a Crestrider G4 cabin boat, the hulls was a little similar but not the same ... deeper as I recall and maybe wider / longer. But I digress .... I don't think they were built in East London, but rather in Port Elizabeth. I'm not certain about this but that's my thoughts. They were ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Intermittent misfire
Replies: 44
Views: 3645

Re: Intermittent misfire

Agree with Pieter. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Stel myself voor
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Stel myself voor

Welkom hier, Yacov! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Nuwejaar projek - stoorplek in Hilux laaibak.
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Nuwejaar projek - stoorplek in Hilux laaibak.

As jy nou met jouself eerlik was sal jy moet erken dat jy baie spasie verloor het, alhoewel jy die projek geniet het en trots op jou werk is. :D: Met 'n dubbel kajuit is die bak baie klein en na my mening is 'n laai siteem of enige vaste stoor plek / raamwerk 'n gemors van tyd n spasie. Jy sal altyd...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to replace '03 Hilux steering gear output shaft seal/
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: How to replace '03 Hilux steering gear output shaft seal/

Quite a number of the local guys have had success with an oil additive called "Prolong". I don't know if the same product is available in your country, but it's a Teflon type additive and you might have "Slick 50" in your area which is pretty much the same thing. Add a small amount to the ATF in you...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to Reset/Remove Airbag Light on 2007/2014 Hilux
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: How to Reset/Remove Airbag Light on 2007/2014 Hilux

Happy to hear that you were able to sort it out. Also useful info for someone else experiencing the same problem. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D oil sweat leak from head cover gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 3.0 D4D oil sweat leak from head cover gasket

Good to hear. :thumbup:

What was the actual cause?
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DB board surge protection
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: DB board surge protection

Have to agree here ..... I'm no sparky, but surge protectors are not as efficient as we would like them to be. Perhaps a better option would be a UPS that can absorb the surge, but that's going to be a pricey option for a UPS system that can handle the wattage requirement of your household or even j...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 309
Views: 37284

Re: Long overdue project.

Eish Roger! That's not good to hear ... the bakkie saga coming to an unexpected "end" is one thing but the bad health is another matter entirely and we really hope that it's something that can be overcome or at the very least be kept in check. Here's wishing you positive outcomes in your road to rec...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Weggee
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Weggee

Dankie swaer, ek maak so. PM asbl. net jou huis adres en watter dae vir jou gerieflik sal wees vir hulle om op te tel. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: My New Bakkie

That's awesome and that mileage is not bad either! Nice buy! :thumbup:

I was a bit concerned that the gap was too prominent, but if you say that's normal then it's all good. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My New Bakkie
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: My New Bakkie

Congrats! Looks pretty good Luke. :thumbup: Somebody has already spent a few bucks on extras with the vehicle .... integrated bumper, winch, sliders, alu-canopy, fender flares, tinted windows and wind deflectors. Mileage? FSH? Accident free? (the front bumper is not fitting nicely against the fender...
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y cuberator to fuel injection
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 4y cuberator to fuel injection

Your biggest problem is going to be getting the mnanifolds /plenum / throttle body / injectors and rail. The ECU is easy, just use a Spitronics "Saturn" unit or better. I just recently sold a complete imported genuine Toyota conversion kit. They're like hen's teeth, but you can use the Chinese unit ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Weggee
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Weggee

Hallo Hennie. Ek't eers gedink dat dit nie die courier kostes werd sou wees vir die 34 botteltjies lead substitute maar die goed raak nou effens skaars en met 'n nagedagte sal ek graag daai by jou kry. Ek sal vervoer van die kant af reel as dit reg is by jou. (Die ou Ford V6 gebruik nog die substitu...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Season's greetings to all
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Season's greetings to all

On behalf of the Admin team and the Hilux Club committee, I would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to all forum and club members for a safe, peaceful season that's filled with the love of family / friends and leaves us with nothing but happy memories. May the new year bring much of the same ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Bad Service
Topic: Chimney Champ...or Chump?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Chimney Champ...or Chump?

Eish! Maybe the machinist did his job correctly but the assembly guys fitted the wrong bearing size .... maybe one intended for another model with a bigger shaft.

So what did you do to fix it? Replace the bearings for the correct size inner or fit a spacer collar on the shaft?
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Terminal Clamps?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Battery Terminal Clamps?

While I think of it, on the subject of connectors / connector lugs ..... if you want to fit a sweat-on connector lug to a cable but don't have on hand, you can use a suitable size of copper refrigeration pipe. Just cut to desired length and hammer one end closed, drill a hole through the flat sectio...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Terminal Clamps?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Battery Terminal Clamps?

Don't really know. Maybe it's more corrosion resistant but I'm not sure. Also don't know if Zinc is a better conductor than brass. I've also always used the brass ones.
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 3.0 d4d Electrical Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Hilux 3.0 d4d Electrical Problems

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: 22R Block Water Jacket Crack

:thumbup: ..... Let's hope it holds! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How far can I drive with a front CV boot throwing grease?
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: How far can I drive with a front CV boot throwing grease?

It's probably just that the boot is torn and the CV itself is still OK. If you are unable to get the boots replaced in time, then pack the CV with lithium grease and tape it up. Just be sure that the outside of the boot is clean - use some petrol on a rag to clean it off without getting any into the...
by Mud Dog
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: cresida gli6 swap 1uz
Replies: 40
Views: 4861

Re: cresida gli6 swap 1uz

:D: Looks like you're a sucker for punishment ..... the 7MGE conversion was almost completed and looking good! :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D oil sweat leak from head cover gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 3.0 D4D oil sweat leak from head cover gasket

Hi and welcome Ferdi! :thumbup: This is something that is a reasonably easy DIY job, even for a beginner. Anything that is above the tappet cover or uses the tappet cover as a mounting needs to come off - usually only a few small things, the inter-cooler included - really not a biggie. Just note wha...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Chevrolet Utility - Radio Code
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Chevrolet Utility - Radio Code

Welcome Shea! :thumbup:

Take it to the dealers - they should be able to pull up the code from the VIN.
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Leaf Spring Suspension Reinforcement
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Leaf Spring Suspension Reinforcement

Don't go too hard on the shocks because you run the risk of breaking the shock mounts. I'm assuming that you are at times carrying heavy loads over rough roads and if you beef up the springs too much you will have a very bouncy ride when not loaded. My suggestion to you is to fit some Air Helpers si...
by Mud Dog
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Heating a bearing to fit it

SKF site says to heat bearing 80 to 90°C more than the shaft but not to heat bearing more than 125°C. Also not to use a gas torch but rather a heat gun or bearing heater. Read more here ....

http://www.lubsys.com/knowledge/knw_heatmnt.htm
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Fold-up Camping Table
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Fold-up Camping Table

I think this is the same table as in the first post, but at an even better price of R299 (40% off normal price) .... that's for nothing, even though it might not be the most sturdy folding table out there. https://www.takealot.com/campground-valhalla-folding-table-white/PLID44969086?utm_source=SFMC&...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Heating a bearing to fit it

Ya,the blue-ing usually suggests that you've changed the temper of the metal . It's better to cool the shaft to shrink it rather than heat the bearing to expand it That's exactly what my concern would be. But then who knows just how much it may have changed the temper and the bearing could be fine ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Rear Diff (local humming noise)
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Rear Diff (local humming noise)

No Rodney, it uses a 3rd member, so it will be the Jap imported diff. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.5 d4d not starting
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: 2.5 d4d not starting

Just also wondering .... saw a post here recently in which (if memory serves) the fuse box in the engine bay had to be moved to get to the fusible link. If that's the case, then it might also be possible that one of the connectors in that fuse box became dislodged. Might be worth checking to see tha...

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