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by smokintyres
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 3355

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

Speaking of the "honey-do" list; this one had been on said list for two years. WhatsApp Image 2020-05-02 at 16.15.21.jpeg WhatsApp Image 2020-05-16 at 11.42.04.jpeg Turned out ok, could have made it deeper, DVD player, or rather the cables barely fit... Shutterply and 32 and 25mm steel squ...
by smokintyres
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 3355

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

Next was painting ..... . 20200525_155818.jpg 20200527_174420.jpg Made a bracket for the post and after all the painting / sealing was done, I mounted it. . 20200604_144419.jpg Klaar gelag ... all done. :D: That is a completely different outcome to what I had expected and oh so awesome! :thumbup: M...
by smokintyres
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: Thank you

Loving the vehicle, should have upgraded long time ago! Usually commute by motorbike, but it's a tough choice nowadays, because even sitting in traffic doesn't bug me in the V6 Auto :cooldude: Nice trokkie. We get good feedback from the WildDog bumpers. They streamlined and not as thick as many of t...
by smokintyres
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: Thank you

Finally remembered to take a photo of the new family member while out and about: WhatsApp Image 2020-06-01 at 11.01.13.jpeg WhatsApp Image 2020-06-01 at 11.00.59.jpeg Nothing has been modified yet, only transplanted the load bars with RTT and awning. Although I like the clean look, the list of "...
by smokintyres
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: BMW Cruiser - Big Boxer - 1800cc
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: BMW Cruiser - Big Boxer - 1800cc

Not a Harley fan either, but this is something I would consider looking at and taking for a test drive :crazy2: Although, I must say that coming from an adventure bike, the RnineT was already rather harsh to ride on our roads, not sure if this one will be any better. Being a BMW Boxer; at least the ...
by smokintyres
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: Thank you

:thumbup: Still getting the 2.7 ready to be sold, but load bars and awning have already been transplanted. :D: Will be taking the new family member onto her first trip this weekend and will take some decent pictures (out in nature and not in the concrete jungle). The 8 year old girl has been used as...
by smokintyres
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Thank you

I haven't posted in a looong time, but frequently come here for technical issues/questions. Thought, I should at least put a thank you out there for all the guys taking the time to answer questions, post photos of solutions etc. Recently upgraded from a 2.7 Bullnose to a V6 Vigo and obviously the wh...
by smokintyres
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Whining sounds still present after replacing bearings

Often if the diff pinion has play you will get a low whirring or humming sound over a certain speed range and generally under load. Get under there and give the pinion flange a good tug in all directions - there should be bugger all to no play. Any movement relative to the housing of more than 0.3?...
by smokintyres
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 hilux diff drop kit
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: 2003 hilux diff drop kit

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by smokintyres
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 hilux diff drop kit
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: 2003 hilux diff drop kit

Good Morning, herewith the photos as promised. Please excuse the dirt and grease...
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I see there is some surface rust on the spacers under the anti-roll bar, probably worthwhile getting those powder coated before installation...
by smokintyres
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 hilux diff drop kit
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: 2003 hilux diff drop kit

I used the drop kit from 4x4 Direct to lower the diff and stabilizer bar. Will try and take some photos tonight.
by smokintyres
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2003 hilux diff drop kit
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: 2003 hilux diff drop kit

Hi Ranesh, CV joint repair/replacement isn't cheap, hope you are prepared.. I've installed the ball joint spacers and diff drop kit and have no complaints so far. The propshaft angle is well within limits and I have not had any rubbing. IMO the only way to make the front end more robust is to replac...
by smokintyres
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION

To be brutally honest, if you were to keep the Hilux as a Weekend getaway car: definitely a keeper But as a daily runner, it may be money well spent on something newer, provided you can find a decent previously loved vehicle, since new ones are just insanely expensive... I have been through this min...
by smokintyres
Wed May 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 4434

Re: Coolant Replacement

I had the exact same thoughts, but the coolant should definitely not be diluted. It is formulated to keep your internals corrosion free and your water pump running smoothly. Saving a couple of Rand by diluting may end up costing you more than a few grand to replace water pump and perhaps a blown eng...
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 4434

Re: Coolant Replacement

Thanks Andy and Louis! Did a bit of shopping around and found that the Toyota fluid is marginally more expensive than the Castrol, so I am going to stick with the original Toyota fluid.
by smokintyres
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coolant Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 4434

Coolant Replacement

My 2.7 will get some TLC this weekend and I was just wondering if I should purchase the original Toyota Coolant (Pink fluid) or if anyone can recommend any other brand?
by smokintyres
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Namibia: Please help with advice and recommendations!
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Re: Namibia: Please help with advice and recommendations!

More, Thabo, het jy na Gondwana se opsies gekyk? Dit is dalk die moeite werd om 'n Gondwana kard te kry. Die kard kos R200 per persoon, maar jy kry 40% afslag op akkomodasie. Daar is die Kalahari Anib lodge naby Mariental, die Namib Desert Lodge naby Sossusvlei en "The Delight" by Swakopmu...
by smokintyres
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: '12 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 Exhaust system options/advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 2200

Re: '12 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 Exhaust system options/advice.

Hi George, being a fellow Windhoek resident, I can give you one advice and that is not to involve Powerflow here in Windhoek, they messed up my steering column when I had Branches and Freeflow exhaust fitted to my 2.7 Hilux. Whatever they tried to install was not meant to be installed on the 2.7 and...
by smokintyres
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Lets talk Dashcams
Replies: 6
Views: 3119

Re: Lets talk Dashcams

Got a Garmin 20, very happy with it. Quality is good, 720p and the Garmin Dashcam program bundles it nicely (still a huge amount of data, but it could be worse) and allows you to cut the video, as well as take screenshots. It is important that you can "tag" while recording, otherwise you a...
by smokintyres
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: kzte load bed weight
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: kzte load bed weight

Hi John,

I don't have an exact value, but two fairly slender guys can lift it with relative ease, so I'm guessing less than 200kg, probably around 150kg. Hope this helps.
by smokintyres
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Advice

Perhaps the radiator fan? Something may have broken off creating an imbalance that is now causing the noise? Does the noise change with the revs of the engine?

The interior fan is working fine?
by smokintyres
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Sanding Paper
Replies: 17
Views: 4596

Re: Sanding Paper

I know what I'll be doing this weekend :cooldude: Thanks Cassie for bringing the topic up (again?), some great tested and proven methods available it seems!
by smokintyres
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Pod Rooftop tents
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Pod Rooftop tents

Do you perhaps mean Custom Leisure Tech?

http://customleisuretech.co.za/
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: LEXUS V8 VVTI
Replies: 83
Views: 21617

Re: LEXUS V8 VVTI

pietpetoors wrote: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:40 pm Good to hear.
Is that km/l or l/100 km?
km/l is pretty impressive already, can't believe that it would be l/100km?? :o: Really got me thinking to convert as well :think: :drool:
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Mamba sê dag
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Mamba sê dag

Greetings and welcome fellow 2.7 owner :wave:
by smokintyres
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Project Bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 4886

Re: Project Bumper

Great job! What's the thickness of the steel?
The angle is quite a lot better from the looks of it. Just remember that your spare wheel may now be even more of a target for sharp rocks etc... Do you have a spare fuel tank under the spare wheel?
by smokintyres
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Thanks guys!
by smokintyres
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: My Hilux Rebuild - pic heavy
Replies: 58
Views: 12091

Re: My Hilux Rebuild - pic heavy

Well done Jofre! That is one sturdy tray you have there. What are you going to put on the frame plain steel sheet or aluminium? Is the frame spray painted? What product did you use? Plenty of space under the tray for additional fuel tanks or water tanks, or general storage. Those boxes I ended build...
by smokintyres
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Finally an update, only exactly a year later :blushing: I had initially thought I could get the sheet metal work done by a specialist company since I didn't have the suitable equipment to tackle it myself. But the first quotation sort of left me in a state of shock. The price was dropped rather sign...
by smokintyres
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Hoeveel weeg IFS loadbin?
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Re: Hoeveel weeg IFS loadbin?

Ek het my bak/loadbin verlede jaar afgegooi en met 'n platbak vervang. Nog nie een oomblik spuit nie! Die bak kan van twee mans gedra word. Ek vermoed dit weeg rondom 150kg met die "tailgate", maar sonder rollbar of einige ander goed. http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=41&...
by smokintyres
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cable sleeves
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: Cable sleeves

Thank you for your inputs Jurgen and Stef. I had a look at braided sleeving, but am concerned that not everything that can enter through the mesh will also fall out again, adding to the abrasion? The corrugated or convoluted sleeving is the one that was previously installed and wasn't looking all th...
by smokintyres
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cable sleeves
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Cable sleeves

Good Morning, after having removed the old cables between the starter and the secondary battery and finding most worn or full of sand etc, I find myself wondering if it is necessary and if there is a better product perhaps?

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
by smokintyres
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to check for faulty electronics?
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: How to check for faulty electronics?

Have a look at this: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36444&p=434566#p434566" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If you scroll down a bit you will find a document called "Uncovering Battery drains" that will give you a step by step instructio...
by smokintyres
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 99 2.7 4x4 DC - gearlever/gearbox hot
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: 99 2.7 4x4 DC - gearlever/gearbox hot

Not sure if I can help, but my 2.7 Gearbox lever can also become rather hot. It used to be much worse before the gearbox overhaul which was only necessary because the previous owner must have used the fifth gear carrying or pulling heavy loads. While they had the gbox open, they also replaced all be...
by smokintyres
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Thanks! Practicality vs look is not an easy decision to take: Heart vs Brain... :crazy:
A good looking rig you have, I like the way store your High Lift Jack :thumbup: How badly does it collect dust down there?
by smokintyres
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 270 Degree Awning 2.4 meter long
Replies: 5
Views: 16312

Re: 270 Degree Awning 2.4 meter long

That awning looks awesome and strong. Probably on the heavy side as well?? First thought the rods are solid but if my eyes don't betray me, there is an end cap visible on one of the rods?
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Saved myself one trip and a whole lot of fuel today. Would not have been able to load the launches with the more aerodynamic section facing forward, never mind both at the same time. Once you go Platbak you never go ba(c)k.
Launch.jpg
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: I Joined the 90 club
Replies: 54
Views: 10895

Re: I Joined the 90 club

Congrats!!!
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cellphones in the workplace
Replies: 30
Views: 2813

Re: Cellphones in the workplace

Hi Chris, I was in a similar position about two years ago. I had learned off the web that apps are available to open (and even edit to some degree) AutoCAD drawings from phones or tablets. I had already made use of the practicality of Office Excel and Word being available in app form allowing viewin...
by smokintyres
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Very nice job. :thumbup: :thumbup: I was also thinking of donig it just have not gathered the courage to remove the load bin and start the process. The big thing is to get the basic mounting positions. If You have that you can design the camper or what you want and once you done you can install it....
by smokintyres
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Hi Duane, ACAD is short for Auto CAD and the full version (run off a fairly top spec PC) is fully 3D capable with a couple of tricks up its sleeves for mechanical services. I have only worked on Solidworks at Technikon, and unfortunately don't remember much :oops: The ArchiCAD program to my knowledg...
by smokintyres
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil filter on 2.7 IFS
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Oil filter on 2.7 IFS

Excellent idea! I shudder to think how many innocent interlocks had to suffer because I didn't think off this :blink:
by smokintyres
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Great job. Looks really neat.. Before i bought Tarquins canopy I was also thinking of copying the Ausy canopies that are shaped to suit your new set up.. looks like they gat much more space. If you need an easy 3D drawing program you should try "sketchup" it's a free download under a stud...
by smokintyres
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil filter on 2.7 IFS
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Oil filter on 2.7 IFS

Oh, that's how I've been doing it ever since I got my 2.7, didn't bother going through the wheel opening and now I know whyB-)
Still a mission to do with the bashguard off, and impossible not to spill or do you have a handy trick to avoid spilling?

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Thanks all for the compliments :D: Very neat work, looks great! Well done! :thumbup: What is the reason that you have placed the roll-bar supports so far into the flat-bed. From what I can see they are removable but surely this interferes with the practicality of an open load space? Or are you plann...
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

I think the pictures might be too big. If you load them on the normal forum software, the forum will warn you that they are too big, but Tapatalk does not warn you. The load bin looks very nice. :thumbup: Thanks Pieter, size must have definitely been the issue. Just shows how long ago I have posted...
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Photos are up;)
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Re: Copying the Aussies

Seems Tapatalk pulled a stunt on me. Will add the photos as soon as I am at the PC again.

Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
by smokintyres
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Copying the Aussies
Replies: 47
Views: 12117

Copying the Aussies

This idea has been running through my head and been put on paper a while ago already. This year I took the plunge and took the standard "bak" off and built my own flatbed. This is the initial outcome: I fabricated a platform to the dimensions I hoped would work out large enough, yet not to...
by smokintyres
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where the hec is the indicator unit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Where the hec is the indicator unit?

Thanks, will order one right away :thumbup:
by smokintyres
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where the hec is the indicator unit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Where the hec is the indicator unit?

Hi Pieter, by any chance can you remember which of the units (FLASHERCF14 or FLASHERCF13) you used for your Hilux? Also it appears there are two units or am I mistaken?
by smokintyres
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cube in a cube, in a cube.
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Cube in a cube, in a cube.

Awesome, thanks for sharing :thumbup:
by smokintyres
Wed May 27, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Heart Attack imminent
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Heart Attack imminent

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by smokintyres
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sucker for punishment
Replies: 47
Views: 3465

Re: Sucker for punishment

Awesome bike and I'm sure the restoration work required is part of the fun. Can't wait to see her restored to her former glory :subscribed: With my recent trip up north, I was surprised to see a couple touring our country (and possibly neighbouring countries) with two TW200. They may be slow on the ...
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Die Volkswagen UP, nogal heel nice.
Replies: 23
Views: 4777

Re: Die Volkswagen UP, nogal heel nice.

Love the throaty roar of the three cylinder :cooldude: Tiny little car, ideal for city zoom-zoom (sorry, know its a Mazda thing, but it best describes the scenario), not sure how well it would handle long distance travel, especially overtaking manouvers. But then again the 1.4L 55kW Conceptline Polo...
by smokintyres
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Need vw polo help please.
Replies: 31
Views: 5983

Re: Need vw polo help please.

pietpetoors wrote:Oil pressure low, maybe the oil pump packed up or whatever drives the oil pump is broken.

Does not sound good, good luck. :wth:
+1, sounds like an oil pump related problem...
by smokintyres
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Best way to clean off old mud from under bakkie?
Replies: 19
Views: 1840

Re: Best way to clean off old mud from under bakkie?

Try Dirtnurse, worked wonders for my engine! See before after pictures: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26938
by smokintyres
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Brakkenjan is dead!
Replies: 52
Views: 4068

Re: Brakkenjan is dead!

Ag nee :blackeye:

As ek so vir daai bestuurder kant se dak kyk, sel ek vas dat jy nogal baie gelukkig was om met net 'n paat skraape uit te klim, bly jy is ok!
by smokintyres
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Braai and recipes
Topic: Beer chicken
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Beer chicken

Stuart Baak wrote:A must try!
I second that!!

Works perfectly well over the coals, especially if you wrap some aluminium foil around it, to maintain the heat. Treat it almost like a peotjie; the longer you leave it, the better!
by smokintyres
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery drain problem finally sorted
Replies: 20
Views: 6640

Re: Battery drain problem finally sorted

bad circuit down to the "dome" circuit/fuse by checking the amps drawn in each of them What I find interesting about this post is; remember when Tumelo's Hilux almost caught fire and he burnt his harness, it was also the "dome" circuit. :shock2: Definitely worthwhile investigati...

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