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by Mars
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies
Replies: 2
Views: 86

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: 279

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: 279

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: 148

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 131

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: 344

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: 1160

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: 241

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: 241

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: 179

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: 125

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: 125

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: 332

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: 360

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: 161

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: 332

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: 332

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: 140

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: 423

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: 324

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: 168

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: 260

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: 84

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: 126

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: 200

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: 195

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: 739

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: 93

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: 638

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: 425

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: 287

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: 287

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: 425

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.
by Mars
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Kitchen Cabinet
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: DIY Kitchen Cabinet

Baie goed gedoen!!!
by Mars
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fortuner 2008 Cruise control
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Fortuner 2008 Cruise control

Watter een het jy? Die oorspronklike Toyota een of 'n "aftermarket"? Die Toyota een is blykbaar baie maklik om te installeer maar daar is 'n ekstra kabeltjie wat jy moet kry.
by Mars
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D fuel light ?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: 3.0 D4D fuel light ?

Die pompie is definitief al wat jy hoef te doen. As ek injectors vervang het dan pomp ek net eenvoudig die pompie tot hy moeilik word om te druk. Hy vat 'n paar swaaie om te start.
by Mars
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 3.0 D4D Diesel guage malfunction
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: 2011 3.0 D4D Diesel guage malfunction

Dankie vir die terugvoer. Goed om te weet.
by Mars
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Great to hear!
by Mars
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.

Ja, Ja....... Closet Ford fanboy!!!!!! :mocking: :laugh2: :laugh2: ;-)
by Mars
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0D4D Oil filter
Replies: 32
Views: 4034

Re: 3.0D4D Oil filter

Thanks for that. So R287 incl VAT which means the whole set is R20 more expensive than the Toyota oil filter.
by Mars
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Injectors ?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 3.0 D4D Injectors ?

Ek moet sê ek het geen verskil agter gekom met die Wynns in die tenk nie. Die elke injector het 'n unieke calibrering wat in die ECU van die bakkie vasgelê moet word. Ek het die sagteware om dit te doen.
by Mars
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

Hi Malcolm There are two issues. If the head gasket blew because of overheating (causing the head gasket to warp) then it would require the removal of the cylinder head and having it skimmed and to replace the head gasket. The parts are not as expensive as the labour. Quite a bit of work to get the ...
by Mars
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

I hate to be the prophet of doom but it is starting to sound more and more like a blown/cracked cylinder head. I certainly hope not. The cylinder is under very high pressure on the compression stroke so it is not strange to have pre/combustion gases forced into the coolant. This will usually happen ...
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0D4D Oil filter
Replies: 32
Views: 4034

Re: 3.0D4D Oil filter

The brands that have proven themselves here in sa. Gud, Fram and Donaldson
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Injectors ?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 3.0 D4D Injectors ?

Hennie Ek het die beste prys gekry by Northern Diesel in Silverton. Hulle verskaf die oorspronklike splinter nuwe Denso injectors en al die seëls wat jy nodig het. Mens kan kry wat oorgedoen is maar as dit met die regte onderdele goedoen is en behoorlik gedoen is kos dit amper dieselfde. Dit is noga...
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Noisy D4D
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Noisy D4D

I agree. Do you know how to do it?
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Sat nav
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Sat nav

I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news first: My version will not work on the unit. The good news: the device supports the iGo and TomTom software. It is available and can be purchased from Audiosuperb at 011 974 3441. They are prepared to ship it to you counter to counter via postnet...
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.

Normally they would track your browsing history and see what you have been looking at, showing interest in or getting quotes on. They then tailor the advertisements shown to you in line with your behavior patterns.

Do you perhaps have something you need to tell us????? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Sat nav
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Sat nav

Is it Soundstar or Starsound? Post as much info on it as you can as well as a model number or anything appearing on the face of it. Perhaps you could also post a picture of the screen and the setup menu?
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: You Drive Me Crazy !!!
Replies: 35
Views: 1628

Re: You Drive Me Crazy !!!

Agree 100% with Andy. The system is working correctly. It does not engage immediately like with a manual shifter. I think its time to stop looking for faults and to enjoy your Surf. :thumbup:

It is after all a Toyota.
by Mars
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Sat nav
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Sat nav

What operating system does your system use? I may have a copy for you.
If your system supports Tom-Tom or Garmin or Tracks for Africa it would be worth you while to buy the software.
by Mars
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

A pressure test should show a leak. They can also test for exhaust gases in the water. Do you smell exhaust gases when smelling the coolant in the bottle?

A dead giveaway is losing coolant and a tendency to run hot.
by Mars
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Why is this forum flooded with FORD adverts.

Neither have I. I hate Tappit talk!! :)
by Mars
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Pressure in bottle kz-te when cold

I hope that it is not the case here but pressure in the system when cold could indicate a blown head gasket. Just check carefully if it is using coolant.

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