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by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Hilux Hangman
Replies: 675
Views: 18581

Re: Hilux Hangman

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by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2015 Toyota Fortuner steering and traction issue whilst driving
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: 2015 Toyota Fortuner steering and traction issue whilst driving

I'm not familiar with the Fortuner at all but ir sounds very much like the vehicle is automatically engaging 4x4 (this will make the steering very stiff on a solid surface like tarred road). To my mind, traction control is something only used when there is a need for it, like on gravel roads and off...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

The bigger the tyre diameter, the more rotational leverage it has against the braking power. Just a change from 30" to 31" tyres results in a very noticeable difference in braking. The callipers and discs on the SFA were not designed with big tyre diameters in mind. That's the one thing. The other i...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: SFA Suspension

What do you have in at the moment? Standard? I cant give first hand commentary on Mikem, but from all the reports I've heard it's probably the best bang for your buck. Then remember that the leaf packs are only one component of the ride comfort aspect, shocks are the other main component. If you hav...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Agree, pretty much what I've been saying. I'm running 31" s on the maroon Lux which is standard except for a Dobinson's suspension kit (no axle shift) and I'm able to sometimes get those tyres to touch. On the white Lux I have 33's with raised suspension and axle shift .... those touch the front and...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tips to prevent uric acid disease/ GOUT
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

Re: Tips to prevent uric acid disease/ GOUT

Eish! Hope it goes better from here on. Acidic system, big problem with most of us in the "modern" age ... so many contributing factors in both diet and lifestyle. The upside is that it can be managed, just to find what works for you and what doesn't. All the best in getting there. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

From what you're saying, I'm still leaning towards standard shock length and the standard shock damp rating .... as you say you're not doing any hardcore / extreme stuff. You can also try Monroe as an alternative to Gabriel and they might even give a softer more comfortable ride. But ja, speak to Mi...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Limited slip diff , 1993 , SFA.

I know that LSD's were available for the SFA import diff. Not common in RSA, think they were imported from the USA and Oz. I strongly suspect that finding one will take some perseverance and patience. Contact the local gearbox and diff centres and put the word out that you're looking - you might hav...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyres & Shocks for SFA
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Tyres & Shocks for SFA

Hi Ricky. I would stay with the 31" tyres, the 32" will touch at the back of the wheel well unless you do an axle shift. The 4Y motor is also a significantly under powered to handle anything bigger than 31". I would also look at the new General Grabber A/T tyres, IMO they will perform better in the ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto Electrician in Cape Town
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Auto Electrician in Cape Town

Check in with the guys at 4X4Direct. They'll be able to give you all the advice you need. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

The SFA visco fan can have a similar problem ( I think they changed from a solid to visco somewhere around '91 / '92). There is a write-up here about changing / topping up the silicone oil.

IRO the temp gauge, it also has that "flat spot" but personally I would leave it the way it is.
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

You can get by without the idle-up for the a/con .... normal idle should be about 800 / 900 rpm but you can push it up a bit to compensate. I would suggest 1000rpm will do the trick. Just don't use the a/c when doing slow obstacleswhere low rev torque is needed, and with town driving on pull offs, a...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Tuning and understanding your Toyota viscous fan clutch

Thanks Thabo. Interesting reads and some new understanding gained IRO the valve adjustments. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

As I recall it electrically operates a VSV (when the compressor kicks in) which in turn supplies vacuum to the diaphragm unit and that there as a mechanical adjustment at the diaphragm unit.
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

Yes. The 4Y should have the idle up as well.
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

There is some Merlot available again at R360 / case plus shipping if you check the last communication with CK Wines (about 6 posts up). You can order direct. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

No, it's the throttle / idle screw ..... the A/C idle up opens the throttle a tiny fraction by way of that diaphragm unit and a slotted link arm (it only comes into play when the A/C is on and the motor is idling).
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

P.S. I thought you were going to share with your daughter ..... but since that is apparently not happening any more, you might like to get a second stash that can be for sharing. :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Yeah, Christian makes good wines .... maybe not the best available but certainly quality at very reasonable prices. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

This is your idle adjustment screw (red circle) .... IMG_20190831_162448.jpg It could also be that the throttle butterfly is sticking and not returning fully to the stop provided by that screw. You say the air-con idle-up is disconnected but I would also have another careful look to see that it is n...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Well will you look at that! Cobus, you can still get lucky .... Christian is in the process of emigrating and he is winding up his operations here in SA. He has a number of wines that he wants to move at reduced prices and this will be the last opportunity from his side. I received this mail from hi...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 203

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

Yes, SA models have the air screw ... just placed differently. I highlighted it in your pic.
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by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A750F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ATF Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: A750F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ATF Oil

" 'N boer maak 'n plan". :D:

The old oil doesn't look too bad. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A750F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ATF Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: A750F AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ATF Oil

An air impact driver will get it off fairly easily but don't use a hand held impact driver and hammer if the plug is aluminium or if the housing is cast iron (normally the case on gearboxes more so than diffs). You could also try shocking it with a hammer, many medium force taps rather than a few ha...
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Leaf Spring Noise. Any Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: SFA Leaf Spring Noise. Any Ideas?

An old post revived. :D: But now that it is, let me add something that I have come across since the time of first postings. A friend and long time off road enthusiast were chatting about exactly this issue a couple years back and he shared an idea that makes sense. His solution was to clean the leaf...
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux D4D limp mode - NO engine light
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Hilux D4D limp mode - NO engine light

I'm by no means a fundi on this but ja, I think it's now an ECU problem. Once you fit an after market chip it interferes with the original ECU mapping and it's irreversible, even if the chip is removed. What I don't understand is that there is still a problem after the ECU has been replaced. Sounds ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Hi Cobus, I'm afraid that you have lost out. The 70 cases of surplus wine disappeared very quickly and it was only with some luck and pleading that we managed to fill the order of 9 cases as placed almost 2 weeks ago.

Sorry to disappoint.
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Hi Craig, yes - if you look back a few posts you will see the following with a copy of the invoice. (I highlighted the price in the quote). ...................... I have paid for the E/Cape consignment and attached the invoice below. It works out to R28 per bottle with shipment included . You can re...
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

The wine order has just arrived. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

iT hashiNT arrrive yet (hic!) ..... hoo shaYs that I drunk it all (hic!) ..... thersh still 2½ bottelsh left.

:D: It went out for delivery on Monday (got confirmation) ...... expecting it to arrive soon. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Just some useless info.
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Just some useless info.

:thumbup:

How you doing, Roger?
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Blad vere
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Blad vere

The rear seldom ever give a problem unless badly abused with overloading. It's always the front that sag and take a hammering, especially when there's a heavy integrated bumper and winch. Any second hand units will probably already have sagged and even new ones are known to suffer the same fate with...
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Capacitor in D4D diff lock actuator?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Capacitor in D4D diff lock actuator?

Hi Shane. Are you talking about an ADD (automatic diff decoupler) or an actual diff lock? If it's an ADD then this article could be useful ..... https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?t=29665 However, I see you have a '97 hilux .... if it's for that one then you're obviously talking about an...
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Blad vere
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Blad vere

Lyk vir my jy trek jou broek uit op jou avatar pic. :D:
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Blad vere
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Blad vere

Mikem Suspensions. Praat met Darryl. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux 1986 dash green back lights not working
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Hilux 1986 dash green back lights not working

The back-lighting and warning lights are separate circuits. The back-lights only come on when the park lights or driving lights are on. I suspect you have a loose or bad connection behind the dash or at the stalk switch. :think:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Braai and recipes
Topic: So we're building a smoker
Replies: 20
Views: 1362

Re: So we're building a smoker

The NS4 stuff doesn't etch that nicely, I would rather suggest an automotive red oxide. It will also burn but leaves a better etched layer. I once painted a cast iron exhaust manifold with the stuff and the surface went dull, almost powdery but no rust ever showed up again. Also used the same stuff ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Selling Hilux 4x4 Auto but.....
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Selling Hilux 4x4 Auto but.....

This is unfortunately a reality. Anything that's new immediately becomes 2nd hand the moment you take ownership and loses value against the purchase price. This is compounded in the case of vehicle extras - a prospective buyer may not see the need for those extras within the ambit of his / her perso...
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

:laugh2: When I saw that you had posted (before opening and reading the post) I was already thinking that I should chirp you about being thirsty. :D: Well long story ..... I notified them by return e-mail immediately that I would put the offer up on the forum and that I was certain there would be ta...
by Mud Dog
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Braai and recipes
Topic: So we're building a smoker
Replies: 20
Views: 1362

Re: So we're building a smoker

From my experience a little heat is not a bad thing, even if the meat gets cooked in the process as long as it doesn't dry out.

To overcome the "hot spot" just fit a diffuser plate in the smoke chamber. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Not yet Craig. Just placed the order this evening and waiting for confirmation and courier costs. Will advise as soon as I know. :winkx: Final order as placed .... • Andy - 1 x case of 12 • "Agteros" - 4 cases of 12 • "Hunter26" - 1 x case of 12 • FIRSTGEER" - 2 x cases of 12 • "Am Racing" - 6 units...
by Mud Dog
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Any last minute takers? I'll be placing the orders tonight.

Hugo, I got your mail and will respond with confirmation and banking details for CK Wines. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

:thumbup: Not at office PC right now but will check it out later. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

:D: .... Hugo, on the LHS of this post is my profile, at the bottom of that you will see "Contact" with a 'bubble' next to it. Click on the bubble and it will give you the option of contacting me via PM or e-mail. Either will do. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: have a 3L, injectors not getting fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: have a 3L, injectors not getting fuel

Diesel filter clogged? Injector pump faulty? :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Fitting a rear view camera on the factory fitted radio
Replies: 39
Views: 5501

Re: Fitting a rear view camera on the factory fitted radio

Always a good idea. Does your system spec sheet give the amperage draw on the unit? Doubt it will be more than 5A but thinking more in terms of about 2 or 3 amps. If your spec sheet gives the draw, then go with a fuse that has a 1A higher rating, otherwise I would start with a 2A and see if it holds...
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

The Gautengers must be drinking too much beer or still water ....... :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

I'm going to place the orders for the Border / Kei region on Monday so if there's anyone else interested, place your order here ASAP. Hugo, it seems that you're the only one interested 'on your side of the fence' so if you PM me a delivery address I can place your order at the same time (in that cas...
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

• Andy - 1 x case of 12
• "Agteros" - 4 cases of 12
• "Hunter26" - 1 x case of 12
• FIRSTGEER" - 2 x cases of 12
• "Am Racing" - 6 units
• "Bill Bester" - 1 x case of 12




by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR

:laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR

Not the same car, but an interesting new Supra .....

http://www.drivenmag.co.za/index.php/a- ... d=18162305
by Mud Dog
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

• Andy - 1 x case of 12
• "Agteros" - 4 cases of 12
• "Hunter26" - 1 x case of 12
• FIRSTGEER" - 1 x case of 12
• "Am Racing" - 6 units
• "Bill Bester" - 1 x case of 12




by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

At a guess I don't think it will add more than about 6 or 7 rand per the bottle but that it may vary a bit depending on the delivery distance. If you're close enough you can even collect direct. Also just to mention, it's not necessary to take a full case lot if you can get other guys in your area t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Now the fun begins
Replies: 79
Views: 10323

Re: Now the fun begins

Any way you look at it! :D: :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

No probs Craig. As per your call earlier, I'll pay for the consolidated Border /Kei order and collect payment on collection / delivery. :winkx:

• Andy - 1 x case of 12
• "Agteros" - 4 cases of 12
• "Hunter26" - 1 x case of 12







by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Where can I get new spare tyre change kit
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: SFA Where can I get new spare tyre change kit

Also try Barrie Drenth at Ultimate 4x4 (also a member here). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Fantastic, I will just ask my daughter which is the best wine she likes after all.... My wine is her wine and her wine is her wine Craig, we don't have a choice of wines in this particular offer ..... it pertains only to his surplus of "Bare Facts Sauvignon Blanc". ...... Never mind, your daughter ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

Andy... bet I'm the last person you'd expect to reply to this post :lmao: But if you can have a whisper with CK Wines, about producing a halaal red/white wine alternative :shock2: ja i know... blasphemy... ................... Hi Shaakir. Christian is a member here and hopefully he reads this and re...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Christian Kuun - CK Wines
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Christian Kuun - CK Wines

• Andy - 1 x case of 12
• "Agteros" - 4 cases of 12









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