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by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Fuel Warning Light
Replies: 17
Views: 175

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: 17
Views: 175

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: 17
Views: 175

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: 17
Views: 175

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: 17
Views: 175

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: 17
Views: 175

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: 106

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: 58163

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: 76

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: 94

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: 2
Views: 116

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: 4965
Views: 112843

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: 97
Views: 8103

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: 97
Views: 8103

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: 97
Views: 8103

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: 97
Views: 8103

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: 350

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: 350

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: 69

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: 198

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: 1721

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: 198

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: 350

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: 350

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: 599

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: 873

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: 3803

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: 153

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: 412

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: 412

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: 3803

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: 412

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: 412

Re: My Hilux... 2010 4x4 Auto

A belated welcome, Jan! :thumbup: :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Volgende trippie?
Replies: 21
Views: 1006

Re: Volgende trippie?

:thumbup: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 3.0D4D 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Hilux 3.0D4D 2011

Not a stupid question. Toyota loved doing this and in all likelihood it is switched through a 'floating earth'. Guys with the same model can maybe confirm.
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3163

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

You wrote: I switched the radio of for the last time. Deja vu. That empty feeling, and the sudden stillness in the car…
I'm getting a similar feeling right now that your story has come to a close ......... :blink:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3163

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Thank you Hennie! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: An interesting and entertaining read that perked me up each time I saw a sequel had been posted .... I usually start at the bottom of all new, unread posts and work my way up to the last and latest, but almost without fail went straight to this thread ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3163

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Very happy to read that you were all safe without any serious damage .... it could, as you said, have been a lot worse than that. You could look at it from the perspective that you were travelling under a protective blanket and the wheel incident was just to remind you of that before you became too ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Hilux Vigo silver rear bumper give away - Taken

sakkie4x4 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:20 am
No prob. Post a pic when done
Before and after! :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opgewonde Seuntjie!
Replies: 21
Views: 872

Re: Opgewonde Seuntjie!

Manne ek het al so 2000km gedoen met die V8 En ek moet sê hy koop mooi. Ek Moet bieg.... ek het met my hart gekoop hier en moes eerder ñ VIGO V6 gekoop het :o: :shh: Sal maar weer adverteer.... Maar daai S/C sal my toy word Hy kort cross over steering ( power steering ) Wat's fout? Te swaar op sous?
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1307

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

OK ... I knew I'd seen it somewhere on the vehicle. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 53
Views: 1721

Re: Hesitation during driving

Good to hear. If you have the timing on 8 or 9° BTDC it should be perfect. If the miss-firing has gone then the idle should be adjusted at the carb. Hope all continues to go well. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1307

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

Luke I seem to also recall that the Musso had a sticker on it that said "Powered by Mercedes" .... could have been on the rear door or front fenders ... exactly where I don't remember. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry

As jy die enjin klaar uitmekaar gehaal het maak dit sin om sommer dieslfde tyd nuwe bearings en shaft seals in te sit. As ek jou was, sou ek die pistons ook vervang - as die enjin oorhit het is dit baie moontlik dat die piston skirts "collapsed" of "deformed" het.
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1307

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

The Ssangyong Musso in RSA was built locally at the EL Mercedes plant and powered with the Merc motor but with the Ssangyong logo on the tappet cover ..... it's still a Merc motor. ....( I hope.) :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aluminium Canopy 2014 Double cab
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Aluminium Canopy 2014 Double cab

Wonderful! Looks great! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y
Replies: 35
Views: 1307

Re: 602 5cyl 300d merc engine into SFA replacing original 4Y

A job well done guys! :thumbup: I've been keeping abreast of this project from the word go and Wade has often sent me messages and pics of the progress, hold-ups and hiccups along the way. I think he was very patient with the drawn out nature of the project but he never lost his enthusiasm and was s...
by Mud Dog
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3163

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

I'm still here and still mesmerised. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe
Replies: 115
Views: 3163

Re: En so.... ry ons Zambië toe

Lekker, Hennie! :thumbup:
Amused by pic 2267 ... the one with the rural hut / shop, whatever, with straw thatch that hadn't even been trimmed but with a solar panel on the roof. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My hilux
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: My hilux

:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hesitation during driving
Replies: 53
Views: 1721

Re: Hesitation during driving

Thanks. Will be curious to know if it has sorted the problem.
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which diff oil to use
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Which diff oil to use

No train smash ..... the 80W90 is just a bit thicker in viscosity.
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Which diff oil to use
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Which diff oil to use

ISO 460-85W140-GL5 ..... or better. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: '93 SFA spares needed
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: '93 SFA spares needed

Phew, Helgaard! You might just get lucky to find some of those items still available from the agents that still have the odd stock item gathering dust on a back shelf somewhere, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. I think you might have more luck searching the scrap yards, but guys like A1 Bakkie S...
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

dd6 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:53 am
Thank you very much for the help uncle Andy! The tool is not pretty, but it works. Good luck guys....
Hey, I just resized and posted your pics ..... and you're the one who thought up the idea and made the tool. No thanks required. Hope it helps some guys. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

Pics from Jaco .....
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by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Radio toets
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Radio toets

Have look here Paul ..... viewtopic.php?f=51&t=43757&p=506381&sid ... 59#p506381

Looks like a couple of guys want to go do a trail in Heidelburg next weekend or the one thereafter. I'm sure they'd welcome the company. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to clean a radiator??
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: How to clean a radiator??

Good question. Read here bottom of pg7 and top of pg8 ... http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad22.pdf It doesn't appear to be readily biodegradable but bacteria in pond scum and sewerage achieve total degradation in 2 weeks. If the sewerage flows directly to the ocean, it's going to ge...
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Battery and Solar panel
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Battery and Solar panel

Visit 4x4 direct branch in Brackenfell ..... Cape Town 021-982-0446 or 021-981-7189
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Diff and Gearbox oil refill made easy

My boet has a nice upright unit that is particularly useful for draining engine sumps from the dipstick tube - stick the pipe down the tube to the bottom of the sump, set the unit to suck instead of pump, pump the handle a few times and walk away to do something else while the sump oil gets sucked o...

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