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by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 99
Views: 55594

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Just to be clear, you only hear the sound when the clutch is depressed, no matter whether it's in neutral or 1st gear? If this is the case, then it's the release bearing. These are sealed bearings that have their own lubrication sealed inside. It is however not a perfect seal and dust / dirt does ge...
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: torque value - dry or greased
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: torque value - dry or greased

I agree that values usually apply to dry, undamaged threads. If they spec 60NM and you're already at 55NM then you're closer to 90%. There's no doubt the bolt shank can handle it because it's spec'd for higher but its the threads themselves that might deform or strip because they'll have more latera...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)
Replies: 41
Views: 6369

Re: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)

Electrically operated locker.
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Tristin wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Update on the bull
Slowly coming together :cooldude: need to sort out the paint work where the original parks and indicators should sit.
Nice, Tristin! How are you going to access the change lever on the winch?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Speaking of the "honey-do" list; this one had been on said list for two years. .......... But the wife likes to move furniture around frequently, soooo the TV is fixed to the cupboard instead. Turned out good. :thumbup: Such a pity that one cannot get decent solid timber board any more unless you d...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Snorkel DIY or Not
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Snorkel DIY or Not

Lekker! Turned out well! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Snorkel DIY or Not
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Snorkel DIY or Not

Looking forward to the pics! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21119

Re: 12V Lights

I was walking around outside last night just doing a general check during the wind and thought about this thread when thinking about how much outside solar light I have. The green circles and arrow show where I have the units mounted that are mentioned above ..... . 20200610_202404.jpg 20200610_2024...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Maybe not .... that gable end looks like it could also use a touch of paint on the fascia and a lick of 'varnish' on the wood.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Next was painting .....
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Made a bracket for the post and after all the painting / sealing was done, I mounted it.
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Klaar gelag ... all done. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Nice going Tristin! But you see how quickly the weight builds up! :winkx: Whenever I cut a 45° end off a piece of flat steel I throw the off cut into a tub and use those as gussets when I need one. In this case I welded a small one to the end of a piece of 8mm round bar and the shank of an 8mm coach...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Tristin wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Update on the Bullbar
Got all the lights in place and drilled holes for the winch
Looking good so far Tristin! :thumbup:
Proud of you! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

weather vane? So if it turns it means the wind is blowing? If water drips from it, it means it is raining? Pretty much. :laugh2: With the angle iron sections all pointed in the same rotational direction it behaves like the rotor of an anemometer in the breeze / wind with the air being separated ove...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

With that part complete, I took an off-cut of 114 x 38 meranti rafter wood (a scrap from when I built my porch awning about 18 yrs ago .... can you believe it! :shock2: ). Cut it to the shape I wanted ...... (my band-saw blade had snapped prior to lock-down, so I used a jigsaw). . 20200517_143048.jp...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

I then took a piece of 12mm round bar and cut a 45° tapered point on one end. Again, I have no lathe, so I used the drill press with a make-shift end "guide" to get the taper as true as I could. The pic shows it already greased as I had tested it for functionality. . 20200517_143004.jpg Here is wher...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1430

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Wasn't going to post this and it's a bit late now but seeing as the forum is so quiet ....... Was buggering about in my workshop over lock-down with some menial stuff and then decided replace my old buggered weather vane with a new one and a completely different concept. Rummaged through my off-cuts...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Snorkel DIY or Not
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Snorkel DIY or Not

Not difficult to do, just get your positioning of the holes correct. If You've done it before then it should be easier 2nd time around. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux 2.4d 4x4 Rev counter buggering around
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Hilux 2.4d 4x4 Rev counter buggering around

:thumbup:
I hope it worked.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hilux 2.4d 4x4 Rev counter buggering around
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Hilux 2.4d 4x4 Rev counter buggering around

Sounds like a poor earth. At low revs 700rpm is too low and probably not accurate. It could be piggy-backing on the earth of the flicker lights. However the problem only started when you replaced the regulator so I would go back and check all the connections there first, also that you haven't crosse...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Back to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Back to the Forum

Beautiful van! Welcome back! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21119

Re: 12V Lights

The deal is available again at R799 per unit ....... https://onedealaday.co.za/deals/sistywa ... UifQ%3D%3D
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Front Diff

A Dremel tool with it's small diameter blade is nice for cutting in tight areas like that. If you don't have one it's a worthwhile thing to have with so many other uses, so it won't be money spent on a tool that you're only going to use once or twice. Then when cutting the bearing race, if you cut a...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Thank you

Very nice Gernot and a respectable consumption figure for the V6! :thumbup: I also doubt that an after-market bumper is going to significantly affect the economy .... yes it's a bit heavier than what you already have there as standard (I'm guessing somewhere in the region of 30kg) but I think it wil...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Maybe do a search on Yaris forums ... could be that there's a way to reset this yourself ..... like turn the key to ignition for 3 secs and turn off and back on after one second and then put on the left indicator while pressing on the brake pedal, still holding the brake turn the overhead light on a...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 30, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

That's a bummer ..... That means every time you have to disconnect the battery like when working on the electricals or just disconnecting if going away for a period of time, you have to go to the agents to have it re-set.

Eish! :shock:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

That's something new to me Tristin, Is it keyless starting?
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

I think it's more an ECU thing ......
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

It does it with the 2 lit motor as well.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Both seem to be suffering from same problem... on pull away, the engine just wants to stall. Now i know it's not me being a learner driver. This seems to be a common thing with the Yaris, Corrolla and Rav of that era. Don't think that cleaning the MAF will make any difference ... it didn't for me. ...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1KDFTV wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: 1KDFTV wanted

Try Japan Auto, Engine Den and Engines for Africa. Just google them for contact details. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Recovery Equipment
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Compressor recommendations

You're going to need a serious compressor to do two tyres at a time, something a lot bigger, more bulky and more pricey than what is normally used. I would rather direct the resources towards a decent double piston unit of a reputable brand that will last and serve you better over time.
by Mud Dog
Wed May 27, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings

Not really necessary .... workshops won't bother with that. However there is possibly some small merit in doing so IRO minimising incremental wear over time. Your positions are going to have to be accurate to relocate 32 splines in the same position though.
by Mud Dog
Sun May 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Daylight driving lights for Hilux Vigo
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Daylight driving lights for Hilux Vigo

I assume that you want to fit them in the bumper ..... ? Check with 4x4Direct What they have available ... (probably still on lock-down at this time). Also a pic of the bumper might help. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Tig welder?

The thicker the wire the more heat it draws so on thinner material it doesn't always make sense to reduce the wire size, however with thinner wire you can reduce the welding amps and reduce the heat that way and get a better penetration and flow. On thin material like body panels I would use a wire ...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Tig welder?

For what my opinion may be worth, I would just stick to TIG. The whole wire feed thing can be a hassle IMO .... yes nice in many instances but with TIG one can feed as much as needed ... you can just flow existing metal together or add without having to constantly adjust or switch off wire feed rate...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota KZTE Throttle body
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Toyota KZTE Throttle body

Welcome Jan! :thumbup:

Maybe this will help ....
https://mafiadoc.com/dtc-14-15-ignition ... 123dc.html

Hope you come right.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mini fridge for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Mini fridge for camping

Welcome Jeremy! :thumbup: Avoid the cheapies .... no substitute for a decent quality camping fridge / freezer, but before you commit to that kind of expense, go on a few camping outings and see if it's really what you want to do. In the meantime you can make do with the tinned and dry goods. You cou...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Sold - New Legend 50 Rollbar & Tonneau Cover - R3 900
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: New Legend 50 Rollbar & Tonneau Cover

Rules above ....

1. You must include the price in the subject line and / or in the post.If you don't specify a price we will delete your ad.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Kia ora (Maori) = Be safe (often used as a greeting). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Overlooking the expense, portal axles would be the best option but for the front you would probably have to do a SAS (Solid Axle Swop) if they don't make a portal for the independent front suspension. If you can get it right, it will give you a meaningful lift that improves diff clearance, approach ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Hello and welcome Norman! :thumbup: I don't believe that you're going to get 33's to fit without some serious modifications, especially to the front. The wheel wells just don't look big enough. A 2" lift may just be a drop in the ocean. The standard front bumper is almost certainly going to foul and...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 15, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 99
Views: 55594

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Byron, even though you may not be mechanically inclined, there is a lot that you can do for yourself and save some bucks. If however the vehicle is under warrantee or has a service plan, you should stick to those. You are always welcome to ask here (as you did) for second opinions and most of the gu...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R

HI Shermohammed. As far as I know there is no high level diff breather kit available from the agents. Just make them up yourself as explained in the links provided by Tim in the above posts. Easy job. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 99
Views: 55594

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Yup, agree. There is nothing on the clutch plate that will cause a squeak, .... maybe the pressure plate but even that is a long stretch. Most likely one of the pins / linkages that Tim mentioned but my guess would be the clutch fork pivot. Difficult to get to inside the bell housing but WD 40 with ...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 d4d limp mode
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: 3.0 d4d limp mode

https://www.engine-codes.com/p2006_toyota.html

Check all vacuum lines first for leaks .... cracks or perishing. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: '03 toyota hilux read differential ID.
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: '03 toyota hilux read differential ID.

James, if your vehicle is anything like the RSA models, it probably has a factory fitted diff lock on the rear axle. That would be better than a LSD. The front is likely to be an open diff and fitting a LSD to the front makes sense to improve the vehicle's capability. You don't need to replace the w...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Hi George. The Grabbers might well fare a bit better on tar than other brand mud's, I'll take your word for it. :D:
The point being that in Andrew's case AT's with their much better road holding would be better suited to his needs than mud's. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 07, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi i am looking for location of central lock and electrical wiring for toyota hilux vigo 2010 please if anyone can tell
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Hi i am looking for location of central lock and electrical wiring for toyota hilux vigo 2010 please if anyone can

Hi and welcome Patrick. :thumbup: I don't know where the Vigo locking unit will be located, but on the older '90's models it is behind the passenger side kick-panel. That's on the LHS here in RSA where our vehicles are right hand drive but it could be that the wiring loom was inverted for LHD vehicl...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

I have General Grabber X3 on the white SFA ... as a mud terrain tyre they're not to bad for general off road but in mud the treads fill quickly and become slicks. Pretty quiet by comparison to some other brand muds I've had but do become noisier a they wear. Not so good for grip on tar (like most mu...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Coopers, Goodyears, Dunlops, Yokohama, whatever brand, choose an all terrain tyre for your application. An aggressive tread like a mud terrain might look cool but if you're not into more serious / regular off-road then it's a huge waste due to the excessive wear on tar. The A/T's will also give you ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Cv shafts
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Cv shafts

Hi John and welcome! :thumbup:

If you lift is 3" how much is the diff drop? If the difference is small then no extension of CV shafts is necessary.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 6436

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Axle wrap won't interfere with the crown & pinion. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

You can advance the timing by ear for now until you can set it properly and it will be drivable, just not optimum power and economy unless you get it exactly right by fluke. I can't remember which way to turn the dizzy to advance it but with the motor running and the dizzy loose enough to turn, turn...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

Bretton hasn't been around for quite some time. From what you are saying it looks like the ignition timing is now way out. It never quite works out once removing the dizzy to get it back on the correct spline when putting it back by eye. here's what you have to do .... Remove the tappet cover. Take ...

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