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by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

:D: Really? Why, ... what did you do?
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

@ Ricky .... you are not ignorant. A person who asks questions is better informed at the end of the day. Please never refrain from asking because you think it's mundane or that you think you are expected to know. We are all here to help and learn from each other, no matter the level of our experienc...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hi Andy, It would seem that the axle brackets (???) have been worked on/changed in the past . Hmmmm I know that Hoppy moved the axles forward when he put the KZ motor in.... He also lifted it an additional 50mm. The problem was that the front & back axle were not aligned (ie tracking together). The...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hi Stef. Quite some time "no see". :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

As a club member you get the benefit of discount deals that the club is able to negotiate from time to time with suppliers of spares, camping & outdoor goods and 4x4 equipment. You also get the benefit of reduced costs on outings where the club has got a deal or provided sponsorship for members. Arg...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

.... Since then I have moved the axle 10mm. For some reason it protrudes 20mm more to the left than the right? .... .... we actually cut the brackets off and shifted the whole axle to the right by 10mm . They were then re-welded. .... The axle should never have been shifted to either side, not sure...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

Welcome aboard Peter! :thumbup: Nice to have you join up. :winkx:

P.S. Four wheels are better than 2 for the older guys. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Hmmmm ..... did this start straight after fitting the tyres and before the axle shift? Could be that the tyres are the cause. Before you do anything else I would switch the tyres in front from one side to the other and see what happens then. I also have to wonder, ...... how did you manage to move t...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA PULLING LEFT
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: SFA PULLING LEFT

Has there been an axle shift done on the vehicle? Alignment should be about 1° toe in I assume that the alignment centres would have checked the ball joints on the tie rod for play / wear ... did they actually do that? What about play in the "king-pin" inclination (castor)? The SFA doesn't have an a...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 9575

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

Agreed. If you do EFI, go the standard route and I would use Spitronics rather than Dictator .... more robust with more functionality in respect of parameter settings. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 9575

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

If you're talking about individual throttle bodies for each cylinder, then I think you're looking for problems .... even if each throttle body is interconnected so that they open exactly the same, the individual TPS units might not give the same values and you will have a massive headache to get the...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Nuwe lid

Welcome aboard! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 9575

Re: JohanM's 4Y EFI Conversion

No MAF meter, it uses a TPS (throttle position sensor). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Greetings

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: LET'S TALK TIRES>
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: LET'S TALK TIRES>

Nice! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

The 1JZ is an old motor now ... spares could be a problem ... good motors though and that straight 6 had plenty torque. If you marry it to the standard SFA box you'll have to drive like an old man if you don't want to strip the box over time. KZ box will handle it fine. There are a number of guys th...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area

Thanks Dawie, much appreciated and I'll give him a call. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Good mechanical workshop in JHB area
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Good mechanical workshop in JHB area

VW golf GTI snapped a cam belt and the valves got hammered. Looking for someone that will do a decent job at honest prices. Dealership prices are way too funky to even give them consideration.

Suggestions?
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

First thing is to change the needle and seat to get the float level stable. Then look at the timing .... maybe 15° will be OK if it doesn't ping but remember that the further you advance it the more strain you put on the pistons and con-rod bearings - advanced timing is also one of the primary reaso...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

Just do the needle and seat if there are no signs of weeping, especially around the acceleration pump that would indicate a leaking pump diaphragm. If the butterfly bushings are worn, a kit is not going to rectify that. Once you have your float level sorted I would check how the timing behaves at 12...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Starting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: 4Y Starting Issue

Nope, 1342 is correct.

Idle speed should be 800 / 900 rpm when warm.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

15° Advanced is a bit too much with a standard cam .... if you have a longer duration cam then it's ok. The float level sight glass has a half-way marker and that's where the level should be when the vehicle is on a level surface, that's at all times, running or not. The fact that yours creeps up to...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo

Seems like the Vigo has a lot of faults reported here with the fuel gauge. Generally the problem is with the cluster itself and it's a pricey replacement. Apparently there are guys that repair the cluster problem at a fraction of the cost of replacing .... just do a search on "Vigo fuel gauge" .... ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 1979 RN30 series Hilux spares search
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 1979 RN30 series Hilux spares search

Also try Barrie Drenth at Ultimate 4x4 ... he is up your way.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

OK. Sorry I misunderstood / was under the impression that we were talking about a 2x4 here. Anyway, strange that you're having these problems ... I have a local diff on one of my SFA's (the red one in my signature pics) and it's done about 220,000 km's with a lot of off road and some of it quite rou...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

Yes, not only the side shafts are stronger, but the diff itself as well. However my question still remains .... why do you want to change over? The local diff is more than capable of handling everyday general use. The benefit of the import diff only comes into play when you are going to put excessiv...
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Hilux 4x4 import diff conversion

Just wondering why you want to do the swop?
by Mud Dog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Interesting video

Pieter, here's another possible cause for excessive oil consumption .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4yek9oTfE
by Mud Dog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Interesting video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0NwnbVN1cw

Actually, you can follow his videos for a lot of tips and tricks as well as just pure common sense on vehicle maintenance.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y missing and no power
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 4Y missing and no power

Plugs burning white indicates an AFR that's too lean. Get it sorted because you're running the risk of burning valves. The cause could be that it's sucking air through one or more of the vacuum pipes that have been "blanked off', sucking air somewhere else or with the carb itself (air screw / float ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Starting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: 4Y Starting Issue

The dizzy is incorrectly splined with the cam. Take cap off the dizzy, take the bolt out and then pull the dizzy out slowly. You will see that the rotor turns on the helical splines as the dizzy lifts out. Once free of the splines, turn the rotor one spline at a time into the fault and slide the diz...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Note before posting
Replies: 26
Views: 8434

Re: Note before posting

It appears to be a little confusing ... says it's locked but you can post an ad if you wanted to. I think the "Locked" indicator is there because the headers and notices are locked. As it is you've just posted a response above, albeit a query. Test it out and place a test ad (use new topic) in one o...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Note before posting
Replies: 26
Views: 8434

Re: Note before posting

Hi Craig. That's strange .... it should be available to you. Gonna just check something .....
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: LET'S TALK TIRES>
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: LET'S TALK TIRES>

Yes, I also thought about going to 15" rims and a bigger tyre profile, but while the 2003 model here came out with 15" the Columbian / US models may have been fitted with 16" rims to accommodate bigger callipers and brake discs. In that case, 15" rims will catch / won't fit.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: LET'S TALK TIRES>
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: LET'S TALK TIRES>

I would stay with the 16" rims, the bigger rim diameter means you have to fit a lower profile tyre ..... not good for ride comfort (less air cushioning) and more likely to get damaged on the rougher surfaces. Also, 16" tyres are more common and will therefore be easier to source if you have to repla...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y missing and no power
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 4Y missing and no power

P.S. An ignition timing of 10° BTDC does not sound excessive with a modified cam ( IIRC the standard setting for the 4Y was 8 or 9° BTDC). A cut cam with a longer duration will almost always result in a lumpy idle depending on how wild or mild the cam is, but then it should smooth out as soon as it ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y missing and no power
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 4Y missing and no power

Hi and welcome Bryne! :thumbup: Was it missing before you adjusted the valve timing? If you're one tooth out on the cam sprocket it will still run but give you the symptoms you've described, i.e. low power and missing with a 'lumpy' idle. That's where I would start my trouble shooting checks. I've d...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: KZTE help needed

Do a google search for KZTE wiring diagrams .... there are some out there for download. I think the files were just too big for the forum software limits to be uploaded here. good luck. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

It's not just the motor that pushes the cost up. It's all the little extras (some bigger ones) that you have to buy to make it all come together and then there's the many hours of labour that go into it. Take a Lexus V8 conversion for example .... you can source a 1 UZ for as little as 12k but the c...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 20, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux mods
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: 2000 Hilux mods

P.S. If you really want to get serious, you'd get an SFA and build that up. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2000 Hilux mods
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: 2000 Hilux mods

Not much you can do with the 5L motor. They were donkeys for sure, slow but very reliable and long lasting. If you're not a purist and you want to stick to diesel, I would sell the 5L and replace it with a Ford 2.5lit WL motor. Lighter on fuel and delivers more power and despite it being Ford, it is...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: KZTE help needed

Have you checked all the fuses? Could be that a fuse blew with the replacement of the battery. Could even just be a poor connection being made at the fuse box. You could also locate the immobilizer unit and check that there is power to it. Not sure about the KZTE but on thy SFA's it was usually loca...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: FS : FRONT GREY CLOTH SEATS - From Toyota Hilux - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: FS : FRONT GREY CLOTH SEATS - From Toyota Hilux - SOLD

The topic headline was edited on 3rd May to reflect that they have been sold. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Finding Shocks in SA

:thumbup: .Good luck. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Finding Shocks in SA

I'm sure that Mikem will do the installation for you, it's part of what they do. There's a big difference between the SFA and IFS in terms of ride comfort, it's why manufacturers moved away from SFA. You might already know this but the cause is the amount of unsprung weight (that is anything below t...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 18, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Finding Shocks in SA

Not sure f the Prado shocks will work - the compressed length and the extended length have to be compatible with your suspension travel. If it allows too much outward travel the operating angle of the CV's (I'm assuming that you still have IFS on the surf) you run the risk of CV damage. If the shock...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

It'll save you a lot of PT and stress ..... and weight. :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

Something else to consider with bash plates is constriction of engine bay ventilation. Don't close it up too much.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

:thumbup: That plate holds the fairlead and can come under a fair amount of stress if the winch angle is acute. 3mm plate would do it if it were ribbed (internally would be aesthetically better) to prevent buckling / flexing, otherwise 5mm should be adequate for that plate. Hennie's suggestion of al...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Surf & 4Runner
Topic: Finding Shocks in SA
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Finding Shocks in SA

Bilstein. :winkx:

P.S. Fox are good, but I don't think you'll get as good a bang for your buck (a bit overpriced IMO).
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: DIY Tubular Replacement Bumper Tube Thickness

What type of steel tubing should be used would mild steel work. Yes what thickness of steel tubing should be used for the bumper. 3mm will do, even 2mm should do it depending on the design strength what thickness of steel tubing should be used for the Fender Rail. Again, 2 or 3 mm but it's my opini...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Rear Diff Lock Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Rear Diff Lock Wiring

Hi and welcome! :thumbup: You will need the control unit. When you activate the switch to engage the locker the control unit in turn activates the diff lock actuator motor. The controller deactivates the motor once the fork in diff has engaged .... it may not do so immediately because the lugs / tee...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE

Your front brakes do by far the most of the work. That is why front disks and pads are always so much bigger than the rears. You do not want to end up getting the balance wrong and end up with locking rear brakes. Exactly right. IMO it's no worth the effort and you will have very little improved br...
by Mud Dog
Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Uneven drive on cold mornings
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Uneven drive on cold mornings

Tend to agree that this has something to do with the cold start valve (CSV). Either the valve is not functioning properly or the parameters it's receiving from the ECU are out. Could even be a temp sensor that's feeding incorrect or info to the ECU. Carefully cleaning the MAF could help - do a searc...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 2008 yaris service
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: 2008 yaris service

I think you'll be safe to follow the logbook at every 15 thousand k's. Also less confusing. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3692
Views: 216052

Re: Joke of the day

Yep. Elections are over, now brace for load-shedding .......
by Mud Dog
Fri May 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2014 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Legend 45 DC 4x4 R330 000
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: 2014 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Legend 45 DC 4x4

Roy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:04 am
2014 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Legend 45 Double Cab 4x4 for sale in very good condition. Replacement bumper front and back, mag wheels, canvas canopy. R400 000

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