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by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

Shock the bolt repeatedly as well with a hammer on the strong arm handle (rotational shock) - 2 hits left and 2 hits right while putting tension on the handle. (Don't hit the bolt itself ... that will transfer lateral shock into the crank .... not good.)
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

4th and 5th gear in the box are not that strong (especially 5th), that's why I suggested 3rd - much less chance of doing any damage. If 3rd doesn't work, then maybe try 4th. :winkx: P.S. if the handbrake is not holding the vehicle while you do this, then get someone to sit inside and hold the foot b...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Old Hiluxes & Stouts up to 1978 models (Gen 1&2)
Topic: 1998 Toyota Hilux 4x4
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: 1998 Toyota Hilux 4x4

Might still be available from Bosal. Worth a phone call.
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2700 i Vibration on Pullaway - What is it??
Replies: 22
Views: 1216

Re: 2700 i Vibration on Pullaway - What is it??

It does sound like a clutch shudder. Unfortunately it doesn't go away.
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: 3RZ Front crankshaft seal replacement?

Not so sure about the allen key - it's high tensile and brittle. If it snaps off / shatters inside it (or pieces) could fall into the clutch / pressure plate side of the flywheel - then you got problems. 6mm is also not very strong. Something else I just think of is ghat sometimes those bolts are le...
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 33
Views: 1216

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Happy to hear that you are home safe. Thanks for the feedback, interesting. The 5VZ is still one of my favourite motors, it's just getting the drive train and gearing right and sorting all the conversion issues like speedo and rev counter. It's issues like this that were the only deterrent that caus...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 41
Views: 1109

Re: Changing The Clutch

There must be a gap between the flywheel and pressure plate which gets taken up as the pressure plate is torqued down. So that's normal but what I don't like is how flat those fingers are - there should be a little dome-like curvature to my mind. The clutch plates vary a bit and that could just be b...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diff ratio.
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Diff ratio.

Jy sal beide diffs se ratio's moet verander. Makliker is dalk om groter bande op te sit? Stem saam. Een van my Hilux'e het ook 'n 3lit Ford V6 enjin en dit ry redelik lekker sonder om te hoog te rev met 33" bande. Enigste is dat die speedo effens uit is, maar dit sal ook gebeur met 'n diff ratio ve...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk earthing...

No idea what happened to my explanation re what happened. Maybe Mods deleted. That's it I'm out !! :o: :shock2: I don't see anything that was deleted in the admin log .... also don't see a reason to delete something that could be useful to someone. I've had the experience from time to time where I ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3686
Views: 180390

Re: Joke of the day

:D: ID 10 T errors.
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk earthing...

With a cable operated clutch and a bad earth strap between the body and the motor I can see some logic there. The motor and box are insulated from the body by the rubber in the mountings and the suspension / shock bushes complete that isolation. The clutch pedal makes direct contact to the body and ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3686
Views: 180390

Re: Joke of the day

An elderly gent goes for a follow up visit to his doctor.

Dr - " I'm afraid it's bad news, Jim".

Jim - "What is it Doc"?

Dr - " Jim, you have to stop masturbating".

Jim - "Oh my goodness .... why"?

Dr - "Because I'm trying to talk to you here".
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3686
Views: 180390

Re: Joke of the day

:laugh2: All legit answers!
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Let's talk earthing...

I don't see how that will affect the release bearing. There is no earth disconnection between transmission and motor when the clutch is used. :scratch:

Continuity remains through the bell housing and even through the spigot shaft.
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unknown switch on console below drivers side cup holder
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Unknown switch on console below drivers side cup holder

Vrieskoei wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:33 pm
Maybe dalk n NO2 knoppie..................
:laugh2: :laugh2: Most Hilux's could use one of those on the open road! :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: 3RZ engine sending antifreeze out back
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: 3RZ engine sending antifreeze out back

Hi David, yes, it has been a while since you've poked your head in here. :D: Firstly, I'm not familiar with the head of a 3RZ, but I cannot see how you would be losing coolant through a valve stem seal. If the coolant is being lost through the motor, then the most common cause is indeed the head gas...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 41
Views: 1109

Re: Changing The Clutch

I suppose that in the end, two points of reference are better than one. :D:

But seriously, I'm not a professional mechanic and have taught myself over the years looking after my own vehicles, so I believe that Marnus is the more accurate and reliable source. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 41
Views: 1109

Re: Changing The Clutch

Marnus and I must have been typing these long posts at the same time, posting within minutes of each other, and it looks like we're saying the same things. Read through both just in case either of us has missed something or explains it better. :D: The seals (crank and gearbox shafts) are available f...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tablet/Android radio for my Hilux
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Tablet/Android radio for my Hilux

Bloody smart! Doesn't look like after market at all. :thumbup: Also like the choice of music. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Changing The Clutch
Replies: 41
Views: 1109

Re: Changing The Clutch

Hi Bruno. Not a very big deal but will take some time and you might need a helper to remove the gearbox. You might need to jack the vehicle onto stands if the suspension isn't raised or has sagged. If you do this make sure that it is on sturdy stands, but I've got away without jacking because I have...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3686
Views: 180390

Re: Joke of the day

Time for a little humour again .... A woman is in a jewellery store looking at a ring with a fairly large diamond. As she leans over to look at it more closely, a little fart slips out. Hoping that no-one heard, she asks "How much is that one?" The jeweller responds, "Madam, it you farted just looki...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: MY STEERING FEELS HARD SOMETIMES LEGEND 45 AT
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: MY STEERING FEELS HARD SOMETIMES LEGEND 45 AT

Hydraulic steering pump problem? Have you checked the level of ATF in the pump reservoir?
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice

There are a couple of reasons why you have excessive play in the drag link. One will be the cups inside the link ends that are worn - these are replaceable. The second is the ball pin on the pitman and on the "J"-arm (RHS steering arm). I believe that they are replaceable in some cases but if not ca...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

Exactly. Do as you said and keep an eye on those plugs regularly and if you see the slightest sign of erosion on the electrodes or even the rim of the plugs, you must know that your valves / seats have already suffered a little as well. Fitting an EGT gauge might be helpful.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Injectors
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 3RZ Injectors

Thanks! You live and learn. :thumbup: Just yesterday I was telling someone with misfire issues on a petrol motor that the injectors are unlikely culprits - I'll have to tell them about this. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3RZ Injectors
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 3RZ Injectors

Thanks for the info Stephen. Diesel injectors I can understand giving problems due to the high pressures that they run at, but petrol injectors in my experience very seldom give hassles, so it's interesting to hear and also the cause (evaporative fuel deposits on the coils).
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Klippe uit Namibië
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Klippe uit Namibië

All very interesting in their own way. The first pic has a what looks like fossilized footprints of a bird. The pink stone you lost, was it perhaps rose quartz? I see a small one there in the 4th pic from the top. I have about a dozen or more pieces of rose quartz from there. Thanks for posting, Hen...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 20
Views: 871

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Not good to hear, Nick. Sadly when buying an older machine one doesn't know what underlying problems come with it and there's always a risk factor, but if it's not a total pig in a poke and you didn't pay premium, it's mostly worth it to restore, especially if you're the handy type or learn as you g...
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Side Steps
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Side Steps

Welcome Kevin. :thumbup: Maybe someone else can give you a more definite answer but I think the chassis rails are very similar and It might even fit as a straight bolt on. I'm just not certain. If however the price is good you are a handy DIY type, you can modify the mountings to make it fit without...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Carburetor Mod To Decrease Fuel Consumption

As I see it, that's exactly what it does, allows more air in and leans out the mixture. The only reasons I can see for taking the extra air from the float chamber is that it takes in some fuel vapour as well as air and that the resulting negative pressure in the bowl retards fuel flow to the jets as...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 33
Views: 1216

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Understand all that, but it still needs to work, so I wish you the very best that luck has to offer. :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 33
Views: 1216

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

There are always niggles with a conversion, but that release bearing worries me, especially that you're going to be doing a long trip to a fairly remote area.
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stof, wind en ratel in Namibië Junie/Julie 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1368

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

Dankie vir die voledige verslag en lekker fotos, Hennie! Namibie sal vir my altyd 'n wonder wêreld bly. Ek wou nog minstens een keer terug soontoe met die vrou, maar dit lyk deesdae meer en meer dat dit nie gaan gebeur weens haar mediese toestand. So verslae soos joune beteken vir my dat ek weer Nam...
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Issue with front fog lights
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Issue with front fog lights

Happy to hear that all is well. It just concerns me that there is another underlying issue - a faulty brake light on it's own should not have caused that. Keep an eye on it and also inspect the wiring under the rear for any damage. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SPLIT RIMS for SFA HILUX
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: SPLIT RIMS for SFA HILUX

A very scarce item, Nassim. There are still some left out there I'm sure, so keep looking. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Issue with front fog lights
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Issue with front fog lights

Check the connections and cabling behind the brake light and also underneath the rear end. Might not be a fused bulb. Sometimes with an older vehicle the bulb socket corrodes and makes poor contact.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Issue with front fog lights
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Issue with front fog lights

Welcome Javier. :thumbup: I'm thinking you have a bad earth / ground somewhere or the brake light ground is making contact with the fog light ground at some point in the connections or harness. Toyota like to wire their vehicles using a negative (ground) switching. Also look under the dash at the br...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Suspicious green box
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Suspicious green box

Or leave it in and charge your fuel to an anonymous donor. :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3000d (5L) het bietjie warm gekry
Replies: 33
Views: 1206

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

"Mix" of meng? :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Most electrical not working
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Most electrical not working

Lets keep this topic in one thread. I have merged the 2nd thread with this, the original one. :winkx:

Graham, I've edited your profile to include "UK" in your location so that the guys can see that you might have a different spec vehicle (we have a "Mowbray" here as well in Cape town).
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Anything Else for sale
Topic: Airgun, mobility scooter, and bar fridge
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Airgun, mobility scooter, and bar fridge

What pics do you have? If on camera phone you can transfer to PC or post with tapatalk.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Most electrical not working
Replies: 5
Views: 131

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: 33
Views: 1206

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: 6
Views: 231

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: 128

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: 128

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: 4989
Views: 121886

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: 20
Views: 871

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: 20
Views: 871

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: 62
Views: 1368

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: 20
Views: 871

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: 198

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: 2
Views: 223

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: 1332

Re: angola 2017

:thumbup: !!
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sandblasting your SFA?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

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: 1332

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: 196

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...

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