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by pietpetoors
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.

Not sure, I sent Steve a PM to say I want to take it but he have not read it yet.
by pietpetoors
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rust Converter Removal From Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Rust Converter Removal From Paint

Try turpentine or parafin or petrol.
I took mine off with turpentine

If this do not work get Autosol
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monroe VS KYB
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Monroe VS KYB

It is worth investigating, I did a Google search and saw some good things about KYB, is just not well known in South Africa.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Hilux (3RZ) 4x4 Front discs - Ferrodo - R1000 neg.

Good to "see" you again Steve, I sent you a pm
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monroe VS KYB
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Monroe VS KYB

First time I hear of KYB, I currently have Monroe and do not have problems.
by pietpetoors
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo diff olielek
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Vigo diff olielek

Bly jy kon dit regkry.
Mens kan soms darem lank soek na 'n klein foutjie.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 for sale

Andy, courier will cost you about R5k
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 3946

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

If it is the metal pipe, the one goes to the fuel tank's breather and I think the other is just an open end breather for the canister. My vehicle not with me today.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 3946

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

That canister is the carbon canister which only get rid of the petrol fumes in the petrol tank and run them through the engine. Mine was disconnected it for a long time. The first thing to start with is just plug all open vacuum holes. A short piece of pipe with a bolt in works well. If the engine s...
by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Bargain Alert
Topic: Clearing some stock at 4x4 Direct
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Clearing some stock at 4x4 Direct

I've put some products on special. These are products we ordered for clients but they never collected. PLEASE NOTE: These specials are ONCE OFF only and there is only one available at this price of each. (prices on 21 June 2020) The products are at all our different branches, but we can courier to y...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Recovery Equipment
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Compressor recommendations

Our 180 l/min ammo box compressors are back in stock:

https://4x4direct.co.za/tyre-care/9234- ... 61683.html

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by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)
Replies: 41
Views: 6517

Re: 2003 D/Cab Rear Diff Lock Problems (KZTE 4x4)

Did anybody find a solution to the 1999-2005 Hilux diff lock which does not disengage? I changed my motor and I cleaned the mechanism inside the diff. I though the problem was fixed, for more than a year now, but today it got stuck again. Only way I could get it unlocked was to jack up the left rear...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21588

Re: 12V Lights

The solar lights are noce, I love the idea that you just screw them on a wall and they work, no wiring or anything. Makes it much easier to light up your area. What is also awesome about some of them is the day / night function, so after you installed it you forget about them, they just go on and of...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

That is very cool Andy.

Tristan I like your bumper. Going to look awesome when done.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

weather vane?

So if it turns it means the wind is blowing?

If water drips from it, it means it is raining?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Back to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Back to the Forum

That is good news, welcome back
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21588

Re: 12V Lights

Thanx Andy, that is a very good price.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Front Diff

In the video below the guy shows the method I used on my Treg

https://youtu.be/FQdb5it7eJQ?t=75
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Front Diff

Or you can buy such a bearing ouller kit from Adendorfs, it is super handy

https://www.adendorff.co.za/product/mac ... rator-kit/

https://youtu.be/bZH3d8fBrOg
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Front Diff

On my old Touareg I had to cut it with a baby grinder on 2 sides until almost through and then hit it with a chisel to split it.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Thank you

Nice trokkie. We get good feedback from the WildDog bumpers. They streamlined and not as thick as many of the others. Johan at our Vredenburg branch also fitted one to his Prado 120. I am sure these are not going to have such a big effect on the fuel consumption. https://4x4direct.co.za/hilux-and-fo...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Nowadays you get special MAF sensor cleaners, our Autozone sells some. I've always usued carb cleaner until I saw these at Autozone. Used the MAF sensor cleaner the last time. Cannot say that it makes a difference. https://ggstore.co.za/product/crc-sensor-clean-mass-airflow-11wtoz-325/ A couple of y...
by pietpetoors
Sun May 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: IFS Control arm bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: IFS Control arm bushes

Bestel maar solank twee van daai boute by Toyota.

Kanse goed dat hulle afgesny gaan word.
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mini fridge for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Mini fridge for camping

The cheapies you refer to are probably those heat exchanger coolers and not a fridge. They are noisy and not very effective. I camped for many many years with a cooler box and ice. A coolerbox like a coleman with some ice will keep everything cool for a weekend. I take 500ml water or coldrink bottle...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: IFS Control arm bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: IFS Control arm bushes

Ek het myne by Supa Quick laat doen lank terug. Lower control arm se voorste bush is 'n probleem. Daar is daai bout met so off centre kop wat jy gebruik om die allignment te stel, soms roes hy vas in die bush. Dan is daar ook een van die bushes wat so moeilik uitkom dat die ouens hom soms uit brand ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Tig welder?

Thank you. How do one determine what thickness of filler wire you will need? For example if I use it to weld mild steel body panels of 0.8 - 1mm what thickness of wire must I use compared to let's say 5mm mild steel? Same with alu, let's say I need to weld between 2 and 5mm Alu ? Can one just stick ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Tig welder?

Is there anybody who have one of these combination machines? MIG and TIG ? Are they working OK or is it better to just stick with a TIG I do not weld much, I need it mainly to weld body panels on vehicles and the odd Aluminium frame every now and then. So if I stick to TIG something like this might ...
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Tig welder?

Thank you, so if I want to use it for Alu and mild steel it must be AC/DC
by pietpetoors
Sat May 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Tig welder?

I want to buy myself a TIG welder. But I see you get combination machines which offers MIG and TIG. I see some of them says "not suitable for Aluminium TIG welding" , why would it not be suitable for Alu welding? Like this one https://www.takealot.com/matweld-welder-mig-stick-tig-250am-220v/PLID6696...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Baie bly om te hoor hy is weer reg.
Dit was nogal lank kopkrap gewees.

Daar is darem min goed so lekker soos as mens die fout self kan opspoor en regmaak.

Knap gedaan, geniet hom.
by pietpetoors
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Sorry correction, he uses General Grabber x3
by pietpetoors
Tue May 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

I love Coopers, on my 2nd set now.

But a friend of mine fitted General Grabber x3 (not Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac as previously stated) and I am amazed how quiet it runs.
by pietpetoors
Tue May 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not

Dis maar moeilik, mens weet nooit verseker nie. As hy koud is , haal radiator cap af en kyk hoe lyk water. Dit moet nie grys wees en moet nie erg olierig wees, soms gee anti freeze 'n olierigge gevoel. Jy kan hoor hoe lanklaas is hy gediens, dan trek jy die dipstick uit en kyk hoe lyk die olie. Is d...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not

Sal veel eerder die Hilux vir plaasvoertuig gebruik. Willys gaan jy net mee kan ry, amper geen vrag dra en as jy die dag parte benodig gaan jy jou dood sukkel. Die goed lyk mooi, maar onderstelletjies is maar baie dun. Landy is Landy, Hang af wat jy koop, oues se parte skaars en duur en Landies is n...
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: dual battery system
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: dual battery system

LiFePo battery is the best but expensive.

Will it be a permanent fixture or do you want to build something with removable box.
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch

Rob use https://tiresize.com/calculator/ for your calculations A 265/75R15 is about the same outside diameter as your 31" Tyre A 275/65 R17 also has the same diameter. So if you fit 17" rims you will need something like a 275/65 R17 to get the same OD and if you have the same OD it will be the same ...
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

My Solar panels has been fitted. Orienatation is Nort West because I attached it to the wall. I made it adjustable so I can change the angle. I used a 150 watt panel which is way too big to charge my 105Ah battery for the house's lights, but the extra size makes up for the imperfect orientation. Act...
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: link to a repair manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: link to a repair manuals

Welcome to the forum. All the manuals we have are at
https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/manual/
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?

Isnt engine yn80 and body yn110
by pietpetoors
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: IFS Hilux Bump Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: IFS Hilux Bump Stop

Thats interesting. Thanx for sharing
by pietpetoors
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: BMW Cruiser - Big Boxer - 1800cc
Replies: 2
Views: 314

BMW Cruiser - Big Boxer - 1800cc

I like this, it would be awesome if they do it. I never liked Harleys much, but this one I would go for: BMW-R18.JPG The biggest boxer engine to ever grace a BMW series production motorcycle is destined to take the fight straight to Harley-Davidson and Indian. Less than a year after blasting onto th...
by pietpetoors
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Volkswagen Taro 4x4 - model LN 110?

Very nice, seems to be in good condition for its age.
by pietpetoors
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lockdown Lys
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Lockdown Lys

Sies, verf is 'n siekte!
Gewoonlik geniet ek dit, maar die keer is dit niks lekker, seker omdat graag ander goed wil doen.
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21588

Re: 12V Lights

Is the battery inside the unit?
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21588

Re: 12V Lights

Yes we sometimes also do not realise when it is load shedding. Only way to know is when computer's UPS starts to make a noise and the kettle all of the sudden do not want to work. I also installed some solar wall lights on the side of the house where there is sun. Those are very nice, you can add li...
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lockdown Lys
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Lockdown Lys

Cobra
Cobra
Cobra Enjin
Cobra Enjin
by pietpetoors
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 191
Views: 21588

Re: 12V Lights

Wow, cannot believe it is almost 5 years later. My 12 volt light system in my house is still running fine. Up to now I used a Victron 15 Amp charger to charge my battery during the day. About a month ago I upgraded the battery to a LiFePo battery. This made a huge difference. Because it runs at 13.3...
by pietpetoors
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lockdown Lys
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Lockdown Lys

Daar is 'n verskil tussen my moet doen en wil doen lys. Omdat ek al vir 2 jaar die moet doen lys ignoreer het ek besluit om myself te disiplineer, ek moet eers die moet doen lys voltooi voor ek aan die wil doen lys mag werk. Moet doen: Nuwe kraan op gryswater sisteem installeer - gedoen Plantbakke o...
by pietpetoors
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: Forum come to a standstill

Peter, is it OK with you if we change your thread's name?
by pietpetoors
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: Forum come to a standstill

My list is so long I think 3 weeks will be too short. Today I sprayed down the whole house with high pressure washer. Tomorrow will start painting. Will paint outside, inside, boundry walls, etc. Have two balconies to chop off the tiles, re seal and put new tiles. Been finding excuses not to do it f...
by pietpetoors
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 1648

Re: Forum come to a standstill

Ja Nee. Is dead quiet., not even somebody splitting on his neighbour for not staying inside.
by pietpetoors
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Kyk in algehele donker of die dizzy cap nie 'n kraak het nie.
Hy gaan mos niks kan sien nie ?

Laat enjin luier en kyk of jy enige vonke kan sien op die cap of drade.
by pietpetoors
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

En stel hom op 8 grade
by pietpetoors
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Ja, as jy timing stel moet jy vakuumpyp afhaal en afblok
by pietpetoors
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Het jy die vacuum advance pypie afgehaal en geblok toe jy die tyd met die timing light gestel het?
by pietpetoors
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Hang af waarvoor die Dictator gebruik word. As jy nog gewone distributor het en jou Dictator beheer slegs die petrol dan gaan jy timing met die distributor stel. 'n Vinnige toets vir timing, trek die vacuum advance se pypie af en blok hom af met 'n skroefie, gaan ry om die blok en kyk of dit beter is
by pietpetoors
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1864

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Het jy al vir dictator gebel en gevra of hy dalk sy verstellings kon verloor.
Ping is gewoonlik maar net tyd wat verkeerd is of 'n te arm mengsel.
by pietpetoors
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 4.5 D-4D v8 swap to Hilux 2005-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: 4.5 D-4D v8 swap to Hilux 2005-2015

Think the price of the engine might be the main reason why nobody fitted it yet

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