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by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?

Hi Maurits and welcome to the forum. :thumbup: The Taro is basically a re-badged Toyota built by VW under licence. I suspect that many of the parts are direct from Toyota and that there are really only some cosmetic differences. Getting spares from VW means you're assured that you're getting the rig...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 180
Views: 18711

Re: 12V Lights

Yes, lithium ion battery. Cannot remember how many mAh, but they last the whole night on full brightness, even when you have an occasional overcast day. However I did find that if you have more than 3 overcast / rainy days in succession, they shut down at about 3.30 / 4.00 am during the night. To my...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 180
Views: 18711

Re: 12V Lights

This is what I put up. Came with mounting brackets and remotes. Think they were rated IP68. HTB1zFDeXLWG3KVjSZPcq6zkbXXav.jpg solartodes1.jpg One I put onto a pole next to the driveway closer to the gate and another at the carport end of the driveway (mounted to the fascia of the carport). Third one...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lockdown Lys
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: Lockdown Lys

Pieter wrote:Dagga koppe afpluk en vries
:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 180
Views: 18711

Re: 12V Lights

When we originally started with load shedding I was also charging batteries but you're still reliant on mains power and the saving is minimal. Got tired of the schlep of daily charging very quickly which led to the solar kit I put together. So now, as you say Pieter, it's almost 5 years down the lin...
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Hi Nols. Het jy reg gekom?
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 18
Views: 106

Re: Forum come to a standstill

Yep, also thought that there would be more traffic here since everyone sitting at home .......
by Mud Dog
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Electrical puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Electrical puzzle

That is an unusual fault and also wonder how that happens. Glad to hear that it's sorted. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Nadat ek die draad herstel het start die Hilux baie mooi en hy klink reg vir my, ek gaan ry 'n draai met hom en kom agter dat sodra ek voet neersit dan ping hy verskriklik en hy het dit nooit gedoen voor die draadjie afgebreuk het nie. War sê dit vir jou? Daar het seker iets verander met die stelli...
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA

That can happen, especially with older vehicles where the lock barrel and / or key are worn .... the key is released in both the "Off" and "ACC" positions. Could also be that there is an old tracking unit stuck away somewhere that the sparky didn't find. When fitted they take off the power from an u...
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Timing is deur die Diktator. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Glo nie die filter is jou probleem nie, dis moontlik maar as dit so erg was sou daar "fuel starvation" wees elke keer jy 'n ruk met revs ry (soos op 'n snelweg) sonder om petrol te trap. Dat hy net onder laaiding 'ping' dui meer op "ignition timing" of "air / fuel ratio". Daai twee is albei deur die...
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 27
Views: 333

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Hallo en welkom Nols. :thumbup: Is dit moontlik dat die Dictator van sy settings kon verloor het? Ek vermoed dis presies wat gebeur het. Hooplik het jy die "ECU map" van die vorige eienaar gekry, of kan dit nog by hom kry en dan herlaai. Of nie dan sal jy maar seker self die kar moet laat dyno tune....
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: New 33 inch General Grabber X3's for Sifu-Lux
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

Re: New 33 inch General Grabber X3's for Sifu-Lux

Those 33" Grabbers are still on "Sifu-Lux" ...... my observations are that they don't wear so well on tar, (but then what MT tyres do), and that the treads get choked up quite quickly in mud, especially if it has a clay content. Road noise is also a bit on the high side. That said, the Grabbers are ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Finally got round to fitting Spitronics to my Lexus Hilux
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Finally got round to fitting Spitronics to my Lexus Hilux

:thumbup: It's a "must do" so don't leave it too long. Chances are very small that the base map is running too lean but if it is you can burn valves. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Finally got round to fitting Spitronics to my Lexus Hilux
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Finally got round to fitting Spitronics to my Lexus Hilux

Awesome. Good to hear you got it sorted. :thumbup:

Did you do a dyno?
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Electrical puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Electrical puzzle

Diodes are usually separate from the regulator, inside the back end of the alternator. If the diodes or one of them is faulty you won't get the full voltage output. It could be that this is also what's triggering the other warning lights.
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Electrical puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Electrical puzzle

That's why it's called "electrickery". :D:
Does your alternator have the diode pack built into the regulator? Usually not the case. 12.4 is too low, you need to be getting between 13.8 and 14.2. Could be that the diodes are playing up.
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA

I think one of the mistakes made when setting up the hand brake is to not completely slack off the cable before adjusting. Slack it of underneath where the driver's seat is. With both rear wheels lifted set up the ratchet adjustment in the drum through the hole in the backing there is a tool for thi...
by Mud Dog
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA

These old vans were never known for their good brakes .... marginally adequate but nothing fantastic. However, they should not be "deep and spongy" ... something ain't right. Also the hand brakes have a reputation of being almost non existent, but 99.9% of the time it's because they haven't been set...
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: VHF Radio Roof Console
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: VHF Radio Roof Console

:slap: Eish!
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Thank you

Awesome, Gernot. Always nice to hear / read that. :thumbup:

Maybe you could post a few pics of the Vigo and the kitting out of it. Someone might pick up an idea or two from you. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2001 Prado VX 3.4 V6 Radiator repair
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: 2001 Prado VX 3.4 V6 Radiator repair

You can take it to Silverton Radiators to be checked. If it has brass tanks it can be repaired and they will tell you if it's worth re-coring or not .... 9 times out of 10 it's not. Cheapest is to replace it outright with an aluminium radiator from Midas / Autozone / Alert.
by Mud Dog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Toyota Hilux Vigo 2005 - 2015 Drawer System
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Toyota Hilux Vigo 2005 - 2015 Drawer System

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by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Exhaust box

Speak to Dylan at Alex Motors and dyno tuning. He had a D4D but later converted it to Lexus V8. He should be able to give you meaningful advice. Tel 043 - 726 3211 He's hands on and he's always busy so you might be very lucky to get him on the line straight away, but be prepared to be patient if you...
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: My Stallion not firing up
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: My Stallion not firing up

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: My Stallion not firing up
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: My Stallion not firing up

Glad to hear! :thumbup:

I assume that the rev counter problem has now also disappeared?
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: My Stallion not firing up
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: My Stallion not firing up

It's a 4Y motor Pieter. I assume it was the old points / condenser type but has since had a dizzy replacement which may be the later electronic type. Not sure how that's going to be overcome. I think the coil pack is built into the dizzy cap which means a cap replacement if he can source one up ther...
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: My Stallion not firing up
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: My Stallion not firing up

Sounds to me like the coil pack was breaking down and has now failed. The rev counter wire is usually connected to the negative terminal of the coil where it picks up the pulses (2 pulses = 1 revolution on a 4 cylinder, 4 stroke motor).
by Mud Dog
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail

Thanks Dawie, good to know. What I'm trying to figure out is if there is a direct link between Ierfaan's mishap and the now lesser oil pressure. Like if there has been any disintegration of the old tensioner or guide, and if pieces of which could get into the oil pump or oil galleries. Usually such ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail

Thanks for the feed back. Good to hear but the oil pressure warning is a bit concerning. Ive never had to work on a 4Y oil pump and cannot remember if t runs off the cam behind that chain cover.

Was there any disintegration of the old guide or tensioner?
by Mud Dog
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Temp Gauge: Works & then stops working
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Temp Gauge: Works & then stops working

Sounds like a bad connection either at the sender as Pieter suggested or at the cluster itself, could also be a dry joint on the cluster board.
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Evaporator
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Hilux Evaporator

:thumbup: I think you may have got lucky. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is the 4Y an interference engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Is the 4Y an interference engine?

Hi Ricky. Yes I answered that but in retrospect and after some thought I think I may have been mistaken. If memory serves me correctly, the valve travel protrudes significantly past the head surface but the 4 Y pistons have a deep depression / combustion chamber which I think makes it non-interferen...
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: 4Y Timing Chain/Cover Fail

Hi and welcome Ierfaan. :thumbup: The "Y" series motors were tough and reliable with a reputation to match. They just went on and on and on ...... That may be part of their downfall .... we get into a trusting mindset and neglect to service things like replacing the timing chain, tensioner, sprocket...
by Mud Dog
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Ratels raider returns
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Ratels raider returns

Welcome back Dylan. :thumbup: Can't really comment on the new "Pro's" but had a set of ST's a while back and they were pretty good tyres all round, just a bit slippery in the wet. Probably due to the nature of the compound, which I believe was formulated for longer tread life .... supposedly were re...
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: PLEASE Help: Cleanup - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: PLEASE Help - 96 Hilux 2,4 D SFA 4x4

janerasmus wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Waar is die Prentjie?
Kyk bietjie verder af in hierdie thread ..... viewtopic.php?f=8&t=44393
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??

From what I see in the pics it's all minor stuff, but headache stuff because original spares are so difficult to find. The vehicle itself looks more that worthwhile to restore but I think you will have to go with some non -OEM fixes here and there. Starting with the exterior, that grille is original...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 4Y Alternator

Some of the pirate versions are fairly decent but it's a chance you take because there's such a variance in quality. That price sounds about right. Was just thinking ..... one was able to get parts for the original but don't know about the body or "end caps". Worth a phone call to Diesel Electric. A...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings

Individual bearings. And do the seals as well at the same time. Get only Toyota seals, not pirate. You should be able to get the bearings from BearingMan (take a sample with you), but be sure to get decent quality .... Timkin or SKF. Don't know the part numbers but the spares dept. of your local dea...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 4Y Alternator

Should still be available. Phone a dealership for the part number and then try Diesel Electric, Midas and Autozone. Diesel Electric will probably carry Lucas Bosch but the others will have pirate knock-offs.
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing

We all make that mistake sometimes. :D:
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil inside the Intake manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Oil inside the Intake manifold

:thumbup: No probs. Let us know how you progress and what your experiences are along the way. Always nice to have feedback and I'm sure it will help someone else somewhere along the line. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil inside the Intake manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Oil inside the Intake manifold

That was me, Johan, and yes, a small amount of oil (very light coating) can be considered as being normal on an older motor. If it's more than a light amount, then I would say have the turbo done while it's out. Let me also say that I'm not a mechie, but that I have looked after and maintained my ow...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing

Not sure if Terrain Tamer will have outlets in Italy / Europe, but I'm sure you can order on line ..... just the shipping that will make it expensive.
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: Fuel gauge not reading correctly.
Replies: 13
Views: 17258

Re: Fuel gauge not reading correctly.

That looks like a cluster for a Vigo..yes? Then it is easy. Disconnect the 5-pin pump and guage connector at the tank. Switch on the ignition. Fuel guage must show E..for empty..as in nothing..all the way down. If not - then it might be the cluster, or in some cases the harness (which I doubt). On ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing

The 2.8 is an old motor so you might well have some difficulty getting spares. I would try agents first just in case you get lucky and find someone that still has stock. Then you can try scrap yards / breaker's yards for used parts but make sure it isn't corroded as well. last resort would be to hav...
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Guess the cable...???
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Guess the cable...???

Ivan4x4 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Reverse liggie werk
Handbriek uitroepteken liggie gaan aan Maar werk die had briek?
Low range, high range liggie gaan aan.. en die 4WD liggie?
Speedo Werk

Kan dit dalk abs wees want abs liggie bly aan..?? Weet nie (SFA hettie sulke goeters), maar moontlik
by Mud Dog
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Guess the cable...???
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Guess the cable...???

If its a cable and not an electrical sheath and it comes from the box then it's speedo, if not then it's hand brake.

If it's electrical from the box then its reverse light ... if from the X-fer box then its 4WD indicator.
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 4sale
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: 4sale

Well then let's hope that you find an Aussie or even NZ buyer. :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota hilux KZ-TE 3.0 01
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Toyota hilux KZ-TE 3.0 01

Hi and welcome to the forum, Johan. :thumbup: If you're using oil, it's either leaking out and then you would see evidence of that where the vehicle gets parked. Otherwise it's getting burned and there's a couple of possibilities .... worn rings / worn valve stem seals / cracked head / worn turbo sh...
by Mud Dog
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7M SFA Hilux engine problem
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: 7M SFA Hilux engine problem

Welcome Enno. :thumbup: It's nearly impossible to diagnose like this .... could be a number of possibilities. Physically being there and hearing the sound and where it's coming from (top or bottom of the motor) would help, but even that is no guarantee. It's an old motor so if the sound is low down ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: 1963 Toyopet Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: 1963 Toyopet Stout

Ahhh, ... so the 22R thermostat housing worked! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: engine slow to crank

Starter has to come off for the clutch job. It could well be that it wasn't properly reconnected, but don't rule out all the other possible connection areas I pointed out.
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: engine slow to crank

A poor connection will cause that area to heat up. Often you will see a discolouration of the cable insulation or even the connector lug, that is if it's been a problem for some time. It might help you to locate the bad connection/s. You could also go feel the cables immediately after a crank to see...
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: engine slow to crank

Don't leave it too long ... a voltage drop to the starter puts a massive load on the armature and field coil ... can actually burn them out. That is of course if it is a voltage drop, but it sounds like it to me.
by Mud Dog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: engine slow to crank
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: engine slow to crank

Sounds more like a voltage drop to the starter. They would have removed it to do the clutch so that's the first place I would look. Make sure the bolts are tight and that it's properly grounded and check the connections at the back of the starter. Also check the battery terminals are making good con...
by Mud Dog
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: YN67R Dashboard Cluster (Rev Counter)
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: YN67R Dashboard Cluster (Rev Counter)

No idea of 2nd hand costs. You could try enquiring at https://www.ultimate4x4.co.za/home

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