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by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Most electrical not working
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Most electrical not working

Welcome Graham! :thumbup: I'm not familiar with the fuse box positions and lay-outs of you vehicle but the fact that it's running is a good sign. I would say to check every fuse and replace what's blown and take it from there to see if something is no longer working, but I doubt that will be the cas...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry
Replies: 28
Views: 1019

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

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baboons Pass 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Baboons Pass 2018

Nicely edited video. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: imported used 22re 2.4 petrol motors from japan
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: imported used 22re 2.4 petrol motors from japan

Ivan Balk wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 am
tks Dylan
I'm Andy - you must speak to Dylan :D:

The importers are in JHB and call themselves Jap Auto I think. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: imported used 22re 2.4 petrol motors from japan
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: imported used 22re 2.4 petrol motors from japan

Speak to Dylan at Alex Motors. It's a used motor, so you don't really know what you're getting, but if the motor is imported from Japan and not the USA then the chances are good that you get a good motor. Problem is that it's an old motor and discontinued and in Japan a vehicle is mandatorily 'scrap...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Hilux Story
Replies: 4988
Views: 118419

Re: The Hilux Story

(Geez Tony, ... what have you been getting up to? Does Annemarie know? :laugh2: )
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

P.S. Your man, Geoff should be able to steer you right. :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

I don't know the names of UK spares suppliers but I believe you get the Monroe brand of dampers over there. They produce steering dampers and should be able to supply the correct one for your model. The same will probably hold true for many of the other damper brands available to you there. Check wi...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 971

Re: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018

Baie mooi fotos en verslag Hennie! :thumbup: The mountains and huge rock outcrops in that area have always been an absolute fascination for me. Sandstone, limestone, quartz, granite and basalt in massive layers tipped onto their sides after having formed over millennia. One cannot help but wonder at...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Glad to see that you haven't given up Nick and that you're still plugging away at the problems. :thumbup: You're going to get to the bottom of it sooner or later. :winkx: :D: The steering dampers should be readily available from after market spares outlets or shock absorber distributors. Good luck.
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Engine conversion chev 4.1
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Engine conversion chev 4.1

Welcome Minesh. :thumbup: Why that particular engine? If you're talking about the old 4.1 straight six that was in the El Camino's and Constantia's then you're talking about old tech motors and there are better options available with better power delivery and fuel economy. You're also going to battl...
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spare wheel for standard 2013 Hilux KZ-TE
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Spare wheel for standard 2013 Hilux KZ-TE

This man is selling a set with tyres - https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... bf7795e851

Maybe you can find someone else that needs a spare or two and split the set up. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: angola 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 1201

Re: angola 2017

:thumbup: !!
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sandblasting your SFA?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Sandblasting your SFA?

Ive had too many bad experiences with powder coating to even consider it for a simple thing like burglar guards, let alone any vehicle parts. That said there are those who swear by it. One of the big problems is that any rust forming underneath the coating is less evident than under paint and theref...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: angola 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 1201

Re: angola 2017

Great pics that bring back a lot of good and bad memories. Thanks for sharing Andre. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Good to hear Tim, but I doubt it will be a lasting solution. The cleaner could have improved the contact area sufficiently for now, but the main problem is errosion / wear. I suspect the problem will come back to haunt you sooner than later. Might be a good idea to get that solenoid while they are s...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 101
Views: 8476

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: 10
Views: 159

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: 10
Views: 159

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: 10
Views: 159

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: 1327

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: 1327

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: 182

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: 931

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: 5068

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: 5068

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: 182

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: 10
Views: 403

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: 1418

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: 18
Views: 690

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: 18
Views: 690

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: 464

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: 32467

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: 464

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: 152

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: 307

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: 464

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: 547

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: 547

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 323

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: 128

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: 59034

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: 95

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: 106

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: 241

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: 4988
Views: 118419

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: 101
Views: 8476

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: 101
Views: 8476

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: 101
Views: 8476

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Thanks Pieter, it seems to be fine now. :thumbup:

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