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by Mud Dog
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 40
Views: 698

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Weereens dankie daarvoor Hennie & Edge! :thumbup: (Het gister vir jou 'n PM gestuur, Hennie. :winkx: )
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Electrical leak
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: KZTE Electrical leak

Almost without doubt an old tracking device trying to charge a battery that no longer holds a charge. A common problem.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1929

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

From what I have been told over the years, cold water on hot discs is the primary cause for warping. I am also led to believe that driving / braking in the rain is not the cause because there is a constant spray mist on the discs which produces a more even cooling, but warping occurs when the roads ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.
Replies: 40
Views: 698

Re: Moz/Mal/Zam trip - A dream come true.

Thanks Hennie, a detailed and informative TR with useful tips at the end. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Hilux
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: New Hilux

Looks good. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Where can i get good Recon Diff or Second Hand Diff
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Where can i get good Recon Diff or Second Hand Diff

Here's the thing to be careful for .... that drive train was never designed for the torque of a V8 and with a standard motor the drive train already takes more strain than designed for when you fit 33" tyres. Now take those 33's and drive them with a V8 - you're gonna break something in time .... ju...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Where can i get good Recon Diff or Second Hand Diff
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Where can i get good Recon Diff or Second Hand Diff

They are indeed tough, much stronger that the local GearMax one. Refurbishing is the better option, changing the ratios means changing the front diff as well - the front and rear diff portions (3rd members) are interchangeable, a nice option to have if you have diff trouble out in the styx.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Engine block
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Engine block

Scrap yards? Scrap metal dealers?
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 22r Brospeed
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Hilux 22r Brospeed

Just set it by ear ..... warm up the motor so that the auto choke is off, loosen the bolt on the dizzy and rotate the dizzy to the point where the motor runs the most free / highest revs at idle and find the "centre spot" of the high rev range (remember that with a longer duration cam the idle can b...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Torque Settings Cylinder Head 2y/3y/4y
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Torque Settings Cylinder Head 2y/3y/4y

I would imagine so. The heads and blocks are all the same just the bore differs. I'm open to correction but if memory from 4 / 5 yrs ago still serves me correctly I think it was about 52NM for the head bolts.

Hopefully someone can verify.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ford v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Ford v6 engine

P.S. if you're looking for the V6 sound then go with the 5VZ (3.4lit Prado motor) and fit a set of branches - should give an awesome sound.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ford v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Ford v6 engine

Why not just keep the 22R then. There's a lot you're going to have to do to change it with the 2.4lit diesel and your only going to achieve a marginal fuel economy with less power on the open road. Just doesn't seem worth the effort to me unless the 22R is buggered and you have to replace / repair i...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Rear Diff Lock Wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Rear Diff Lock Wiring

Great, glad to hear that it all came together. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ford v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Ford v6 engine

Agree with the above. Make no mistake, the older non-uprated Essex V6 was a fantastic motor in it's time (the uprated unit not so good). For decades it was the best bang for your buck conversion .... same fuel economy but a bit more power. That extra power is nothing compared to the power improvemen...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8 Hilux DC 2017 long range tank
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2.8 Hilux DC 2017 long range tank

I'm pretty sure it will be OK for general overlanding purposes as long as you're not going to be taking on any serious obstacles. The break-over angle is always affected with any kind of load, the moment the suspension is suppressed, even slightly, that angle is affected. If you're really worried ab...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8 Hilux DC 2017 long range tank
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 2.8 Hilux DC 2017 long range tank

Hi Ron and welcome. :thumbup: There shouldn't be too much impact on the suspension but then again it depends on what other extras there are being carried along with you. I assume that you want to fit this for overlanding, and typically in such a case guys will have fitted drawer systems, water tanks...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Zarooq Sand Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Zarooq Sand Racer

How about one of these? ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7dOq_ykF5U
by Mud Dog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: HILUX 1992 2,2 4x4 double cab - R135 000
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: HILUX 1992 2,2 4x4 double cab - R135 000

The problem arises when it's written off or stolen and they pay you out the book value which is ridiculously and unrealistically low. One needs to specify a replacement value incl all non standard extras.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Hilux
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: New Hilux

Agree with the above comments (from a conservative point of view :D: ), and also you know and are familiar with what you've got .... although I'm inclined to believe that you should be getting a little better fuel economy. Maybe have it checked over properly.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Baasvark wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm
FIRSTGEER wrote:Welkom Dawie
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Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
Tony het seker sy bril in die bakkie gelos. :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Welkom aan boord. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

Float level sounds like it will be OK. I would still keep an eye on it from time to time.

Choke rpm of 2000 is too high. Is it not an electronic auto-choke? - It can be adjusted.
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Shane if it's not affecting anything adversely and the vehicle stands level, I would leave it be, but the fact that the axle is protruding more to one side than the other would cause me to look at it again closely and figure out why that is. Have you noticed at all whether the nose "dives" a bit on ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Quite common with a lot of vehicles that the rear track is actually slightly narrower than the front, especially with pick-ups.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

:D: Really? Why, ... what did you do?
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

@ Ricky .... you are not ignorant. A person who asks questions is better informed at the end of the day. Please never refrain from asking because you think it's mundane or that you think you are expected to know. We are all here to help and learn from each other, no matter the level of our experienc...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hi Andy, It would seem that the axle brackets (???) have been worked on/changed in the past . Hmmmm I know that Hoppy moved the axles forward when he put the KZ motor in.... He also lifted it an additional 50mm. The problem was that the front & back axle were not aligned (ie tracking together). The...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hi Stef. Quite some time "no see". :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

As a club member you get the benefit of discount deals that the club is able to negotiate from time to time with suppliers of spares, camping & outdoor goods and 4x4 equipment. You also get the benefit of reduced costs on outings where the club has got a deal or provided sponsorship for members. Arg...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

.... Since then I have moved the axle 10mm. For some reason it protrudes 20mm more to the left than the right? .... .... we actually cut the brackets off and shifted the whole axle to the right by 10mm . They were then re-welded. .... The axle should never have been shifted to either side, not sure...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

Welcome aboard Peter! :thumbup: Nice to have you join up. :winkx:

P.S. Four wheels are better than 2 for the older guys. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hmmmm ..... did this start straight after fitting the tyres and before the axle shift? Could be that the tyres are the cause. Before you do anything else I would switch the tyres in front from one side to the other and see what happens then. I also have to wonder, ...... how did you manage to move t...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Has there been an axle shift done on the vehicle? Alignment should be about 1° toe in I assume that the alignment centres would have checked the ball joints on the tie rod for play / wear ... did they actually do that? What about play in the "king-pin" inclination (castor)? The SFA doesn't have an a...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 10143

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

Agreed. If you do EFI, go the standard route and I would use Spitronics rather than Dictator .... more robust with more functionality in respect of parameter settings. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 10143

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

If you're talking about individual throttle bodies for each cylinder, then I think you're looking for problems .... even if each throttle body is interconnected so that they open exactly the same, the individual TPS units might not give the same values and you will have a massive headache to get the...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Nuwe lid

Welcome aboard! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 10143

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

No MAF meter, it uses a TPS (throttle position sensor). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Greetings

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: LET'S TALK TIRES>
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: LET'S TALK TIRES>

Nice! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 978

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

The 1JZ is an old motor now ... spares could be a problem ... good motors though and that straight 6 had plenty torque. If you marry it to the standard SFA box you'll have to drive like an old man if you don't want to strip the box over time. KZ box will handle it fine. There are a number of guys th...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area

Thanks Dawie, much appreciated and I'll give him a call. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Good mechanical workshop in JHB area

VW golf GTI snapped a cam belt and the valves got hammered. Looking for someone that will do a decent job at honest prices. Dealership prices are way too funky to even give them consideration.

Suggestions?
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

First thing is to change the needle and seat to get the float level stable. Then look at the timing .... maybe 15° will be OK if it doesn't ping but remember that the further you advance it the more strain you put on the pistons and con-rod bearings - advanced timing is also one of the primary reaso...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

Just do the needle and seat if there are no signs of weeping, especially around the acceleration pump that would indicate a leaking pump diaphragm. If the butterfly bushings are worn, a kit is not going to rectify that. Once you have your float level sorted I would check how the timing behaves at 12...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Starting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 4Y Starting Issue

Nope, 1342 is correct.

Idle speed should be 800 / 900 rpm when warm.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

15° Advanced is a bit too much with a standard cam .... if you have a longer duration cam then it's ok. The float level sight glass has a half-way marker and that's where the level should be when the vehicle is on a level surface, that's at all times, running or not. The fact that yours creeps up to...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo

Seems like the Vigo has a lot of faults reported here with the fuel gauge. Generally the problem is with the cluster itself and it's a pricey replacement. Apparently there are guys that repair the cluster problem at a fraction of the cost of replacing .... just do a search on "Vigo fuel gauge" .... ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 1979 RN30 series Hilux spares search
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: 1979 RN30 series Hilux spares search

Also try Barrie Drenth at Ultimate 4x4 ... he is up your way.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

OK. Sorry I misunderstood / was under the impression that we were talking about a 2x4 here. Anyway, strange that you're having these problems ... I have a local diff on one of my SFA's (the red one in my signature pics) and it's done about 220,000 km's with a lot of off road and some of it quite rou...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

Yes, not only the side shafts are stronger, but the diff itself as well. However my question still remains .... why do you want to change over? The local diff is more than capable of handling everyday general use. The benefit of the import diff only comes into play when you are going to put excessiv...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

Just wondering why you want to do the swop?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Interesting video

Pieter, here's another possible cause for excessive oil consumption .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4yek9oTfE
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Interesting video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0NwnbVN1cw

Actually, you can follow his videos for a lot of tips and tricks as well as just pure common sense on vehicle maintenance.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y missing and no power
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: 4Y missing and no power

Plugs burning white indicates an AFR that's too lean. Get it sorted because you're running the risk of burning valves. The cause could be that it's sucking air through one or more of the vacuum pipes that have been "blanked off', sucking air somewhere else or with the carb itself (air screw / float ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Starting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 4Y Starting Issue

The dizzy is incorrectly splined with the cam. Take cap off the dizzy, take the bolt out and then pull the dizzy out slowly. You will see that the rotor turns on the helical splines as the dizzy lifts out. Once free of the splines, turn the rotor one spline at a time into the fault and slide the diz...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Note before posting
Replies: 26
Views: 8904

Re: Note before posting

It appears to be a little confusing ... says it's locked but you can post an ad if you wanted to. I think the "Locked" indicator is there because the headers and notices are locked. As it is you've just posted a response above, albeit a query. Test it out and place a test ad (use new topic) in one o...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Note before posting
Replies: 26
Views: 8904

Re: Note before posting

Hi Craig. That's strange .... it should be available to you. Gonna just check something .....

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