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by Mars
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Fortuner Drawer
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: DIY Fortuner Drawer

Very nice job indeed.
by Mars
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free
Replies: 43
Views: 7067

Re: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free

If it was not done yet they should honour it. Go to the dealer and ask them to check on your vin nr.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Mikie wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:16 pm
If I recall correctly is was a reputable brand, red and white box
Your best bet is undoubtedly Powerbrake disks and pads. They are expensive - on a par with Toyota OEM but that will definitely be the end if your issues.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Go for a reputable brand like Ferrodo, ATE etc. Buying Toyota is no guarantee that you will get the good disks. Having said that Toyota reckon the supplier issue was resolved.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

What make disks did you use? Not all brake discs are created equally. Toyota has an issue with their supplier and many discs have been replaced under warranty (where applicable of course).
by Mars
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Splitpin wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am
Update: Het alles terug gesit met nuwe intake gasket seels nadat alles mooi skoon gemaak was. Die bakkie start baie makliker. Nog besig met die catch can en moet nog airbox modifikasie doen.
Baie goed om te hoor!!!
by Mars
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ford v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Ford v6 engine

If you are going to go through the whole excercise of changing the engine then I am of the view that there are better options out there than the good old Ford Essex V6. A colleague of mine had a SFA with a 3lt V6 and I helped him maintain it shortly before he sold it. I was surprised to find that pa...
by Mars
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE electrical gremlin
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: KZTE electrical gremlin

I agree with you. It sounds like an earth issue. Did it start immediately after replacing the radio? The best bet is to start looking in the vicinity of where you were working when the problem started. You may have disturbed or damaged an earth wire close to the radio.
by Mars
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Welkom Danie!
by Mars
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 34
Views: 14698

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

I suspect he has the "plat bakkie" and not the raised body. I was referring to the raised body. I am almost 100% sure he won't know what a "plat bakkie" is. Brad we get two variants in SA. The normal workhorse which is a "low rider" and then we get the raised body or Raider in 4x2 which has the iden...
by Mars
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Hilux 3lt D4D 15" Mags and tyres - R3000
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Hilux 3lt D4D 15" Mags and tyres - R3000

I have 4 x 15" Hilux Mags with Bridgestone Dueller 694 31 x 10.5 x 15 LT A/T tyres. The mags are undamaged and not buckled but have smaller scratches due to veldt driving. The tyres have about 25 to 30% tread left (3 mm to the tread indicators and 5 mm in total). Perfect set for "play" wheels which ...
by Mars
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: 2006 D4D DC Rear Bumper and Side Steps for free - taken
Replies: 2
Views: 960

2006 D4D DC Rear Bumper and Side Steps for free - taken

I have a (painted white) complete rear bumper with all the plastic trim and brackets. The bumper is slightly bent due the straps from a tow-in vehicle. I also have aluminium side steps that have some scoring marks on them and are slightly bent due to some rock damage on trails. I want to throw it aw...
by Mars
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 34
Views: 14698

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

The front suspension is identical to both vehicles so it is pretty much a bolt on conversion. The centre bearing needs to move back and the biggest trick is the wiring.
by Mars
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

Welcome Peter.
by Mars
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Nuwe lid

Baie welkom hier Oric. Hierdie is 'n baie lekker forum met 'n groep fantastiese mense op.
by Mars
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Continental tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Continental tyres

I have a bakkie that does deliveries and I have had many sets of tires on there over the past 550 000 kilometers. The best thus far have proven to be the Hankook Dynapros but they are also expensive now. The worst was Good Year Wrangler (by a long shot). I have Continental World contacts on there no...
by Mars
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carryboy Canopy
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Carryboy Canopy

SA Canopy Centre is die invoerders. Hulle kry parte in maar dit vat soms lank. Daardie vensters is vrek duur. Jou beste opsie is waarskynlik om na 'n canopy plek te gaan en te hoor of hulle so 'n venster uit 'n ou canopy vir jou het.
by Mars
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Dit lyk of jy daar druk verloor het. Alle turbo diesels se turbos blaas bietjie olie deur. Ek dink jy moet eers seker maak hy seel mooi daar voordat jy nou groot geld spandeer soos turbos. Ek is nie oortuig dat die die turbo is nie.
by Mars
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

Hi Ricky If the ignition is too far advanced it can cause the engine to start running hotter. Just look out for that but if it is usually between 10 to 12 degrees BTDC then it should be fine. As far as the level in the float bowl is concerned I also don't know the specific model well but to my think...
by Mars
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 166

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

Die probleem met die intrument "cluster" is daar is "surface mount" weerstande agter op die stroombaan wat droeë laste ontwikkel. Ek vermoed dit is omdat die vervaardiger lood vrye soldeersel (tin) gebruik om omgewings vriendelik te wees. Tin is brosser as lood. Dit is eintlik baie maklik om die "cl...
by Mars
Thu May 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Opinons on diesel tuning chips
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Opinons on diesel tuning chips

I am not a fan of the plug and play chips. The only way to do it in my opinion is a Dastek Chip Unichip Q4 that is properly installed and then calibrated to your specific vehicle on a dynamometer. I particularly like the chip with the 5 programs. The one map is set for optimal performance (economic)...
by Mars
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies

Quintus

Hierdie saak is al vele kere op die forum in detail bespreek. 'n Vinnige soek op die forum sal vir jou sommer baie inligting gee.
by Mars
Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 2008 yaris service
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: 2008 yaris service

No it simply has additives to neutralise the acidity which tends to form in diesel engine oil over time so it will be good in the Yaris.
by Mars
Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 2008 yaris service
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: 2008 yaris service

Delo 400 is actually an oil intended for diesel engines but you can use it in the petrol Yaris.
by Mars
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE

I am not aware of one. I am also not convinced that it is always the best idea to do it. 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 brake...
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

It may be. I have to say that I have not had an issue with buying pirate Bosch brake pads.
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

Check out this video on how to check if Bosch Parts are genuine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrRqEP9Ugx8

Even if not following the process in the video you at least know to check for the secure key code on the Bosch part.
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

If genuine Bosch yes. Make sure they are not knock offs. Are there a lot of Bosch pads knockoffs going around? How do you tell the difference? Unfortunately I have no idea. I suppose the best way is to look at the packaging. With knockoffs they always skimp on the packaging. On the pads one should ...
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

Definitely worth a try although the ATEs are also quite soft in my experience.
by Mars
Mon May 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Seat replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Seat replacement

That is insane. How can work done to the bakkie by a Toyota Dealership using Toyota parts which is a simple retrofit impact on the warranty. It sounds very straight forward to me to do it but if that is in fact correct then you will still lose the warranty. Really does not sound right to me. Perhaps...
by Mars
Thu May 02, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New hilux from the Garden Route
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: New hilux from the Garden Route

Welcome Ian. Enjoy your beautiful new bakkie!!
by Mars
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

No it will most definitely not affect your warranty.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y blown headgasket
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: 4Y blown headgasket

It is better strip the head and have the engineering shop re-seat the valves and check the valve guides (replace if necessary) seeing as you have already come this far. Also fit new valve stem seals.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y blown headgasket
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: 4Y blown headgasket

I am not that familiar with the 4Y but I have done it on other engines in the past. Like Andy says, the weight of the whole assembly can make it difficult to manipulate.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Vigo Armadillo Tonnue Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Hilux Vigo Armadillo Tonnue Cover

No idea but they are quite expensive new.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Loud Intermittent Click from engine
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Loud Intermittent Click from engine

It will probably be expensive yes. A DIY removal and clean-up of the turbo/actuator is really not that difficult. I hope you manage to get it sorted.
by Mars
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Loud Intermittent Click from engine
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Loud Intermittent Click from engine

Noises from the engine are incredibly difficult to find if they are intermittent. The first question to pose is if you are certain that the noise was not there before changing the timing belt and if it is not a question of you noticing it now after the service now that you are listening to the engin...
by Mars
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

Hi Mike Please do not take this the wrong way but it seems as if you want to over-complicate things. Why bother with the calipers in the UK which cost 115 pounds per caliper = 230 pounds or R4370-00 before shipping or import duties when you can drive to your nearest scrapyard specialising in 4x4s an...
by Mars
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Uiteindelik...
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Uiteindelik...

Baie geluk. Dit is regtig 'n mooi bakkie daai.
by Mars
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Powerbrake Pads - Reds or Blacks
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Powerbrake Pads - Reds or Blacks

Hi Mike. The red pads would be a waste of money if you do normal driving and all that you need is improved braking. I used the Bendix Ultimate brake pads and they work perfectly. The reds are more for extreme braking performance where you expect the pads to get very very hot like when pulling a heav...
by Mars
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

Yes the one that came out with the 15" rims has a 297 mm disk. The later model has the 319 mm disk. So to my mind you have two options. Go for the original sized Powerbrake upgrade which will make a massive difference in my experience. To the extent that I no longer felt that I needed to fit bigger ...
by Mars
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

I am not 100% sure at what point the Mk6 brakes were updated but I think it is late in 2006 early 2007 when they increased the size of the rim as well. The later model have a larger brake caliper. I had the 2006 with the smaller calipers. The brake disks are almost identical in appearance but the la...
by Mars
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX

Thank you for the post and well done!!!
by Mars
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: Aircon Compressor Pulley bearing replacement?

Yes it probably means the aluminium is still good. Don't remove any of the aluminium by sanding it.
by Mars
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tyre Size - 2019 Hilux 2.8 GD6
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Tyre Size - 2019 Hilux 2.8 GD6

Going from a 60 to 65 profile is not such a big difference. I seriously doubt that it is going to create any issues.
by Mars
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: New fog lamps and old wiring?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: New fog lamps and old wiring?

What are the specs on the new spots?
by Mars
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: How strong is an Aluminium Canopy?

Dit is nou baie interessant en 'n baie nuttige toets. Dankie vir die moeite.
by Mars
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: help! Hilux 1996 Error signals
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: help! Hilux 1996 Error signals

I agree with Barend. There is an issue with your charging circuit. Probably the voltage regulator.
by Mars
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux will not start
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hilux will not start

The 2.4d has a mechanical injection pump. It may however have an electronic fuel cut-off which would also point to your ignition switch as is the case with the engine not cranking when you turn the igition switch. If it was purely a case of diesel starvation it would still crank. Conversely if it cr...
by Mars
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Entertainment Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Entertainment Battery

This has been done with some modifications. Some guys move the existing battery to the open space and then have enough space to fit a 105 in the existing bay. Some guys have gone for a smaller capacity battery in the open space and some guys even installed a 105 Ah battery with some modifications in...
by Mars
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Unichip P&P or Software(map)
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Unichip P&P or Software(map)

+1 on what Thabo said. If you are going to chip it there is only one and that is the UniChip Q. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the chip you can always bypass it and go back to factory settings. Even if you are somewhere out in the sticks. Re-mapping the ECU means that you only ...
by Mars
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 786

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

Sorry to hear that. If you do it properly you will have many 100s of thousands of trouble and worry free kilometres.
by Mars
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing Belt
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Timing Belt

Stel weer die liggie in maak seker dat die waarde wat jy insit 9 is. Dan sal die liggie oor 90 000 km aankom. Kyk heel onder aan hierdie draad hoe om die verstelling te maak as jy nie seker is nie. https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... =3&t=25132
by Mars
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration

Welkom Stephan. Kan nie wag om die stories te hoor nie.
by Mars
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)

He has a D4D. He will struggle a little with the coil. :mocking: The relay on the starter is simply part of a few measures one needs to put in place. One can also break the power to the ignition switch but you would have to hide it very nicely as this is the area they rip open to see if there are im...
by Mars
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

^^ I agree.
by Mars
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

If the brackets are the same then the alternator should work.
by Mars
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)

There are lots of ideas. From very basic to quite advanced. A simple suggestion is a hidden switch activating a relay on the starter solenoid.

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