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by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 117
Views: 11762

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Hot dip was done but not very happy with the amount of dross and zinc runs on the job.Had to sit and file by hand and eventually decided it was more effort than it was worth to get it nice and smooth .... they're just sliders after all. Nonetheless, it's a lot better than what it was (one cannot rea...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Venter vs Camp master/Town and Country
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Venter vs Camp master/Town and Country

I've seen plenty rusted Venter trailers as well as rusted Campmasters. Maybe the Venter stands up to it a little better, but both are going to go the same way. IMO Venter used to be a good quality product but the build quality is nowhere near where it used to be and you're paying extra for the name ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Will do. :winkx: . Andy & Sheridene (2) - Club member Dylan & boys (3) - Club member Chris Farley (3) - Club member Bradley Holmes - Club member Mitchell Geer (tentative) - Club member Tony Geer & Naomi (2) - Club member Jayson Berry (3) - Club member Bill Bester & Tristin (2) - Club member Gary Bar...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......

P.S. Thabo, you know these motors well. Maybe you can give a better insight into possible causes for the problem.
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Hilux Surf 1 kzte heating problems......

If a petrol motor over-fuels it runs a bit cooler, if a diesel over-fuels it runs a lot hotter, so that might be something to look at. Then diesels always run hotter the harder they work, so when towing up a hill it might be a good idea to drop down another gear (maybe 3rd instead of 4th) .... sound...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dicktator for 7MGE?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Dicktator for 7MGE?

Good to hear. They will probably give you a start-up map to load but you still gonna have to do a dyno tuning.
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dicktator for 7MGE?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Dicktator for 7MGE?

1. You should be able to buy direct 2. Not sure on this 3. You will need an AFM or a TPS on the throttle body - some setups can use both. 4. Impedance should be able to be set on the ECU (don't know too much about the Diktator) 5. You would have to check with Diktator themselves if no-one has the an...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

This group is still growing! ..... 19 Vehicles so far and counting! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 25
Views: 1647

Re: The Super-Single cab

Beautifully neat! Keep it up! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 4x4 conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: 4x4 conversion

Welcome Ziggy! :thumbup: The short answer is usually no. Of course it's very possible and spares required are easily available but it's the cost of those spares (you won't always be able to source good 2nd hand parts) and of course the labour and down time involved. By far more often than not, it's ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Jumping out of low range
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Hilux Jumping out of low range

Welcome Hayden! :thumbup:

If it's only low range, then the problem is in the X-fer case, not the gearbox. you might want to look at the condition of the bushings inside the LR shifter housing and on the shifter shaft / lever end. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Peter (Timberman), Tony asked me to add you to the group .... Have done so now ..... Andy & Sheridene (2) - Club member Dylan & boys (3) - Club member Chris Farley (3) - Club member Bradley Holmes - Club member Mitchell Geer (tentative) - Club member Tony Geer & Naomi (2) - Club member Jayson Berry ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Dylan, I only have 16 confirmations, who are the other five? Watsapp group? Andy & Sheridene (2) - Club member Dylan & boys (3) - Club member Chris Farley (3) - Club member Bradley Holmes - Club member Mitchell Geer (tentative) - Club member Tony Geer & Naomi (2) - Club member Jayson Berry (3) - Clu...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: short throw shifter kit for 2003 hilux 4x4
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: short throw shifter kit for 2003 hilux 4x4

Hi James. From my experience with the local guys and their modifications, no-one seems to attach any importance to that kind of modification here. Best would be see what's available from the USA, they love doing all those fancy things to their vehicles. The other option available to you is to shorte...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 62
Views: 8728

Re: Electric Vehicles

Impressive! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: MARTY'S TRUCK in BACK TO THE FUTURE
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: MARTY'S TRUCK in BACK TO THE FUTURE

Beautiful restoration job ! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

We will also be collecting kids clothing to be distributed amongst the kids in the rural Transkei along the way. Midas Bowls Rd. have sponsored an ARB air pump worth R2500 to be raffled at R100 per ticket and the proceeds will go to buying clothing for the kids. Raffle will be drawn on the day of t...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: diagnostics

I don't think that's your problem. If the pump is faltering and delivering insufficient pressure, to my mind the motor will probably misfire and it would be worse at revs when the fuel demand is higher.
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Replace interior roof handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Replace interior roof handle?

Manufacturers sometimes leave that handle off on the passenger side of the more basic feature models. In such cases they have a couple of cover plates over the holes and if you could source a couple of those, just remove the handle, fit the covers and you're sorted. You could also steal with your ey...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

We will also be collecting kids clothing to be distributed amongst the kids in the rural Transkei along the way. Midas Bowls Rd. have sponsored an ARB air pump worth R2500 to be raffled at R100 per ticket and the proceeds will go to buying clothing for the kids. Raffle will be drawn on the day of th...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Andy & Sheridene (2) - Club member Dylan & boys (3) - Club member Chris Farley (3) - Club member Bradley Holmes - Club member Mitchell Geer (tentative) - Club member Tony Geer & Naomi (2) - Club member Jayson Berry (3) - Club member Budoz Mona - Forum member David Kretzman - Watsapp group Grant - Wa...
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Revo Canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: DIY Revo Canopy

Welcome Birra! :thumbup:

Your project is looking very good and neatly done so far. :thumbup: Keep us posted. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 10
Views: 509

E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Our year end GTG is a planned day trip along the wild coast up to the Jacaranda on Sunday 15th Dec where we will have lunch. Bring and braai, or whatever suits you. We will do this together with the local East London 4x4 Guys watsapp group (combined outing). Time and place of departure will depend o...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 117
Views: 11762

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Brackets are made and all welding work is complete. Vent holes drilled for hot dipping. Some extra holes drilled in the support arms in case I want to secure something to the sliders at a later stage (like a sand ladder rack or a fold down step etc.) Just to do the holes for the tread plates and it ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 117
Views: 11762

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Hindsight is 20:20, you should have added captive nuts on the inside of the flat sections before welding them in. Maybe rivnuts now? Hi Nic. No, I don't want the tread plates to be able to be unscrewed ... they'll probably go missing for their scrap metal value. I'll be pop-rivetting them in place....
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 117
Views: 11762

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

I thought of that already Pieter. Have got Sikaflex on hand if I decide to go that way, but if I ever have to do a repair or repaint, it's easy to drill out the rivets instead of masking off. Also, Sikaflex cannot be removed with a solvent once cured - has to be removed mechanically, so there's that...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Tony should upload the river crossing and recoveries vids to u-tube and post the links. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 117
Views: 11762

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Almost 2 yrs after starting the slider project and 16 months since the last update! The side steps were in the way in the workshop, so they were moved to a store .... out of site, out of mind ..... what can I say. :blushing: Of course, every time I take SifuLux out into the rough I keep kicking myse...
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: Da Kei Rally 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Da Kei Rally 2019

Awesome stuff and I like the play on "Dakar Rally". The wild coast is beautifully scenic and always worth a visit and to combine it with an off-road excursion is as you say, paradise. Great report and pics Tony! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Limited slip diff in front axle?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Limited slip diff in front axle?

I was thinking about 4x4's but that's interesting, didn't know that.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold Pressing Leaf Springs / Leaf Spring Re-Arching
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Cold Pressing Leaf Springs / Leaf Spring Re-Arching

Be careful when extending the shocks - they are the stops for the outward travel and if that is too much the shackles can invert. Good to see that you're giving it a go though. :winkx: Oh, ..... you keep posting something else while I try reply. :D: But I see that you did this a while ago and that i...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cold Pressing Leaf Springs / Leaf Spring Re-Arching
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Cold Pressing Leaf Springs / Leaf Spring Re-Arching

Pretty much the same as what I did to my front leaf pack in a thread here about 3 yrs back. You might have a problem though .... looks like the curvature of both sides is the same but the pedestal on the driver's side sits higher than that of the passenger side because of the diff pumpkin on the dri...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Spookspruit 4x4 Trail: 22 - 24 November 2019

I'll hitch a ride with you Edge. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: diagnostics

I hope that Mudavanhu gets sorted whatever the cause turns out to be. :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: diagnostics

I'm thinking differently Ricky. If the ICV is blocked (or not working), it restricts the airflow and the idle is lower than should be .... of course this affects only the idle speed. So I'm more likely to think that if you disconnect the ICV and there is no difference to the idle, then the ICV may w...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: diagnostics

Strange. If it were sucking air somewhere on the intake, the revs would be higher than normal, not lower. Wonder if the TPS is working properly. Try adjusting the idle up a bit. Also not sure if your motor has an ICV, if it has, that may be blocked.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Looks like even the car is enjoying itself. :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: diagnostics

With a cold start and the cold start valve active, it should be idling higher than 1000rpm (somewhere around 1200rpm) and as soon as it warms up and the cold start valve deactivates, the idle should drop down to about 800 / 900rpm. So it would seem that there is something else that is causing the re...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oom Thys
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Oom Thys

All the best, Thys-bud! Hope you have a great day and awesome year ahead! :thumbup:


:bday:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado S95 VX Bumper question
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Prado S95 VX Bumper question

Good to hear. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado S95 VX Bumper question
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Prado S95 VX Bumper question

I think that it's more like a structural support for the front of the body as well as added protection for the radiator in the event of a bump. It certainly should not be loose and the reasons for the bracket being broken could be varied. I would as you suggest, remove the plastic bumper and have th...
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New Member - Prado
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: New Member - Prado

Welcome Johan and congrats on a very reliable, comfortable and capable vehicle. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: 2019 in review.

Hmmmm ..... I don't know how much merit there is in what Thys is saying. I think there is some truth in that the young-bloods do things a bit differently from us oldies but a lot of the "ou toppies" aren't around any more either. People come and go, some stick around longer than others and truth be ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Love it! Thanks for posting. :thumbup:

Keep us updated with the prep for Bull Run 2020 ! :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 25
Views: 1647

Re: The Super-Single cab

Still looking good and slowly getting there, Gareth. Well done so far. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: 2019 in review.

Ricky, I think I've been here over 10 yrs now and I've seen guys (and ladies) come and go. I don't think there is a bad vibe or segregation as you put it, but I think it's more of a case of someone joining to get info or to learn the ropes. Once they have got the hang of it (been there, done that sy...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.8GD 6 engine clean
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: 2.8GD 6 engine clean

No problem hosing it down, just don't do it if the motor is hot. I also wouldn't recommend a pressure washer, although I have done that but my pressure washer has a pressure setting where I can turn it right down. If it's just dusty, then a hose down will do. If it's got oil / grime residue, then an...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box

Not sure about the KZ, but on my SFA (LTD) it's behind the passenger side kick panel. Looking at your pics I don't see anything that resembles mine, so it could be almost any of them .... could even be a split unit where the signal receiver is not integrated with the actual relay. Maybe with it all ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: 2019 in review.

Just a side point here, but I think it needs to be reminded of, and that is that if one is making use of the club's "blanket" VHF radio licence, one needs to be a paid up member for it to be valid. On that point alone it makes it worth it to belong since going the ORRA route for a licence is already...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: 2019 in review.
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: 2019 in review.

We have discussed this a number of times in the committee section / amongst some committee members telephonically and even at AGM levels. To try and put it all in a nutshell, first we have to take cognisance of the fact that all the guys who put effort into admin / maintaining / running the club, do...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: It's with a sad heart...
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: It's with a sad heart...

For that price Rob would have to take the booster cables out from under the passenger seat. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Limited slip diff in front axle?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Limited slip diff in front axle?

Hehe. Desperate or determined .... it's probably one of those two (determined sounds better). :winkx: But ja, phone around to all you can think of in your area, breaker yards included, and let them know you are in the market. Follow it up also so that they remember you .... sooner of later someone i...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Rear leafspring upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Rear leafspring upgrades

That is true, the extra blade perhaps a little more so. But they are the lesser evils ..... if you keep bottoming out it's only a matter of time before you incur some damage.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte

The KZ was a good bakkie in it's time, but I would bite the bullet and go for the D4D. It's better on fuel consumption than the KZ and also has more power. The KZ cylinder head is known to crack if it works too hard and overheats. Fitting an AMC head sorts that out, but it's still a cost that you co...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Hilux auto

Something you can try is to disconnect the battery for a while and the ECU will reset itself to the factory map. See if that makes a difference. Then you will know if it's an ECU "learning" issue.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Hilux auto

Not sure if your ECU model "learns" your driving style and conditions but I suspect it does. That's why with the extra weight and trailer it was more sluggish at first and then became better after a while. Similarly when the weight was removed it was more responsive until the ECU "un-learned" the ad...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Limited slip diff in front axle?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Limited slip diff in front axle?

@ Helgaard. Anthony ("GOOSENZ") move to OZ or NZ a few years back and has since not been very active on the forum. I don't think we got any standard Hilux's that were fitted with LSD here in SA. As far as I can recall they were available as an after market addition and were not necessarily always or...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Rear leafspring upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Rear leafspring upgrades

You could fit some air-helpers which would work better for the differing loads (all your camping kit vs no load). The other option is to fit an extra blade in the rear leaf packs but it's going to be stiff when you have no load.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux auto
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Hilux auto

Diesels are historically a bit more sluggish than petrol motors and although not a diesel fundi, I think you have listed the more likely causes of the sluggish pull-off .... auto box and more importantly turbo lag, and a decat / free-flow will most definitely make a difference .... (that's where I w...

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