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by Jaws
Fri May 08, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 d4d limp mode
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 3.0 d4d limp mode

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by Jaws
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 2011 D4D Alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: 2011 D4D Alternator

Hi Sakkie

Mine did the same. I got a cheap replacement at my local spare shop for under a R1000 with the idea of replacing the bearing on my orginal.

That cheap alternator is still going strong 4years on.

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by Jaws
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux D4D Right Front Leather Seat-Black
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Hilux D4D Right Front Leather Seat-Black


Auto trimmers will fix that no problem.



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by Jaws
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Checking Gearbox Oil level - Hilux 3.0D4D
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Checking Gearbox Oil level - Hilux 3.0D4D

I have opened my before. But the plug is very soft and I have replaced it in the past as the corners got rounded a bit

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by Jaws
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: 2014 Hilux d/c Hooter Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: 2014 Hilux d/c Hooter Problem

Are you sure it is no the spiral cable?

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by Jaws
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 99
Views: 57332

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Just for interest I drive like a tool at times and I'm on 230k km with my original clutch. This includes many times where I got stuck in sand and I used the slip the clutch to get refs up to get unstuck.

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by Jaws
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux D4D limp mode - NO engine light
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Hilux D4D limp mode - NO engine light

Could even the turbo VNT system.


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by Jaws
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Chips vs Mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Chips vs Mapping

I have read the discussions re Chips but ask the following question : What is the difference chips / mapping. My D4D has done 350000km and has to do another 3 50 000 because I cannot afford another, I am happy at 120 and get 10km per litre Am I wasting my time looking at this issue Mike personally ...
by Jaws
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: 2014 Hilux car radio swap for a 2007 Hilux car radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Re: 2014 Hilux car radio swap for a 2007 Hilux car radio

2007 radio does not have Bluetooth

I'm pretty sure you can get the facia trim from a car audio shop to make the radio fit.



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by Jaws
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 130 corolla 2e recon
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: 130 corolla 2e recon

The problem is on high km the bores on these engines go out of round, becoming ovall.

See if you can get a clean one from an engine import place.

Swop over the carburetors and go.

The import 2e engines come with LP gas carburetors on most of the clean ones.



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by Jaws
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for Set of Mags
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Looking for Set of Mags

Stan you will have better luck here

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/fo ... 0-Mercedes

My old man sold his when I was 20 years old. If only I knew back then what I know now...

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by Jaws
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3048

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

I am still wondering if its possible that Supa Quik installed the disks and pads the first time incorrectly, which could have caused them to constantly brush the pads? They did fail to tighten my shocks in place properly at the same time too Unlikely. Discs are clamped down by the wheels. Sent from...
by Jaws
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

My alternator bearing became noisy about two years ago. I didn't want to drive with the noise so I went down to the local spares shop and bought a pirate alternator to use while I get the bearing on the Toyota original alternator replaced. I paid R1000 for the brand new pirate alternator. 50 000 km ...
by Jaws
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Hilux touch screen radio: How to upload SATNAV
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Hilux touch screen radio: How to upload SATNAV

Even the Fong Kong Android headunits are not half bad these days

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by Jaws
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tablet/Android radio for my Hilux
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Re: Tablet/Android radio for my Hilux

Would you mind sharing how much you paid ?

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by Jaws
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Let's talk earthing...

The black wire needs to be at least as big as the red wire.

I have seen installation where huge positive wires are installed and then negative is done with a wire less than halve the size .



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by Jaws
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Let's talk earthing...
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Let's talk earthing...

No idea what happened to my explanation re what happened. Maybe Mods deleted. That's it I'm out !! Brian if you are this easily offended then the internet is definitely not the right place for you. Trust me this is the "friendliest" forum I'm part of and Andy is by far one of the best meaning good ...
by Jaws
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: '03 Hilux 4x4 polyurethane body mount kit
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: '03 Hilux 4x4 polyurethane body mount kit

I agree with my Mud Dog stay with rubber


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by Jaws
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

Thanks for the update. Always good to find out what the issue turned out to be.

With the Tech stream software you can modulate the turbo actuator to check if it’s working


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by Jaws
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Toyota Jack

I also have two pieces ofb38x50mm pine plank screwed together the car.
The soft pine works well as the jack goes into the wood and make slipping off less likely
by Jaws
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15" x 10J Rims on a VIGO
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: 15" x 10J Rims on a VIGO

The first facelift was officially November 2011 but seems like most people only registered them in 2009. So yes officialy 2008 but I have only ever seen them as 2009 models
by Jaws
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15" x 10J Rims on a VIGO
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: 15" x 10J Rims on a VIGO

With the first "facelift" in 2009 the Hilux came out with the 2005 Fortuner 16"mags and larger brake discs and calipers in front.

Not all the models got this bigger brakes up front like the SRX models.

An easy way to check is the Powerbrake website:

http://www.powerbrake.co.za/category_s/3739.htm
by Jaws
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

As for the replacement my clutch idler bearing started to make a noise at 100 000km. I always said I'll leave it until I replace the clutch. I'm now on 200 000km and it's still going
by Jaws
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

My guess would be that you are on the money when you suggest idler pulley bearing. It may feel OK but doesn't mean that it is. Sometimes these sealed bearings start to run "dry" as the grease inside hardens with age and heat. You could try getting some W40 to seep in there and see if it makes a dif...
by Jaws
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: 3.0 D4D Engine whining noise

Ten rand on the alternator bearing
by Jaws
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Got this on Friday..

Love the kaaskrul colour congratulations
by Jaws
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: Power brake

Some feedback: So with 200 000km on the clock the new discs, pads and shocks makes the car feel like new. It's unbelievable. I guess over time I got used to how the car drives. The PB disc are amazing super smooth with zero fade, well worth the money so far. I'm also extremely pleased the Magnum sho...
by Jaws
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: GD6 BATTERY DISCONNECT / RECONNECT PROCEDURE
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: GD6 BATTERY DISCONNECT / RECONNECT PROCEDURE

SamM wrote:Thanks Marnus. Hopefully there will be a few more comments later.
I don't think so Mars covered all there is . This a Toyota nothing to it when disconnecting battery. Some other makes would require a visit to the dealership
by Jaws
Mon May 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: Power brake

It never rains it pours While fitting the new discs to my Hilux I noticed the left front shock absorber sweating a bit of it's oil :-( Dropped the car off at Supa Quick this morning for 4 new Monroes Magnums. My poor wallet is another R4k lighter It's a bad month financialy as I'm also leaving for v...
by Jaws
Mon May 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Power brake

The pads supplied by PB for my SO car was Mintex https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/bc52b283a422fed57b45174e6b8de40c.jpg And the brochure for Mintex features the car they went on to :-) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/95a5e55565e6ae7f9682763396647087.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Ta...
by Jaws
Mon May 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monroe shocks
Replies: 30
Views: 10459

Re: Monroe shocks

Interesting to see the prices ten years ago.

I just got a qoute from Supa Quick - R3950 for 4 x Monroe shock on a Hilux Vigo 4x4.
by Jaws
Sat May 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: Power brake

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180526/c1327a67f1e8ee353eccb21cb2a336fb.jpg Out with old In with the new https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180526/5692b1f853598e27031d76edfdb75997.jpg Actually I’m bit worried that the high speed braking jitter was not as a result of the old disc. The old disc lo...
by Jaws
Sat May 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Power brake

Herman, did you also replace the brake pads with those from Powerbrake? The cheapest pads the sell are R1700 for the Hilux. I also ordered a set of pads and discs for my wife’s Mini Cooper so I decided to just get a set of pads from my local Midas that costs a R1k less for my car. Sent from my iPho...
by Jaws
Tue May 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: Power brake

The discs were R3k for a set delivered to my office the next day. I’m a bit of a heavy driver , I don’t spare the horses. My original discs lasted 100 000km. I then replaced them with spares shops specials I’m now on my second set and they don’t make it to 50 000km before they develop terrible brake...
by Jaws
Tue May 22, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Power brake

Decided to give the old Hilux a set of new discs https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180522/43eb75730f59527551d7e70727f2addb.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180522/e51a758ea91911ca059bd92a563f7ff8.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180522/03aa87708257db9b6a6ad157113edbe3.jpg Sent from my i...
by Jaws
Sun May 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: spare wheel stolen
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: spare wheel stolen

Just check OLX plenty for sale round about R2k

You will probably buy your own wheel back


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by Jaws
Sun May 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: 2.8 Hilux Unichip Q4
Replies: 20
Views: 6324

Re: 2.8 Hilux Unichip Q4

Hi Guys, does this mapping/chip affect the warranty? what is TSA say about this ? It most definitely does. But most guys just unplug them before a service . Which in my opinion is rather unethical. We had a member here who burnt holes in three different D4d engines each time with WOT and overfuelin...
by Jaws
Sun May 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: 2.8 Hilux Unichip Q4
Replies: 20
Views: 6324

Re: 2.8 Hilux Unichip Q4

Everyone who chips their bakkies gets excited by the Amazing fuel consumption figures displayed by the ECU

Meanwhile the actual fuel consumption has gone up as the extra fuel added by the chip to increase the power goes unmetered by ECU hence the lower figure shown by the ECU
by Jaws
Sun May 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Does Hilux Vigo support OBD2 communication?
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Does Hilux Vigo support OBD2 communication?

On the normal LM327 based OBD scanners you can only access a few parameters.

For diagnostic purposes rather get the Toyota techstream software and cable
Although this only runs on windows laptop



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by Jaws
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Liglens opknap
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Liglens opknap

Koos jy moet hulle nou n laag clear coat met n UV protection verf. Die plastiek gaan nou gou weer verdof as jy dit so los.

Kyk op youtube baie videos wat dit mooi verduidelik

Ligte lyk nou baie goed. Goeie werk


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by Jaws
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hiace-Hilux Engine swap
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Hiace-Hilux Engine swap

No . You cant even do a straight swop between a 2009 and 2010 1kd Hiluxes as the injector drivers were changed. If you can get all the ECU yes or you have to use the original injectors
by Jaws
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Performance Chips
Replies: 22
Views: 3456

Re: Performance Chips

Ek het n Performance chip gekoop en wil my hilux laat dino. Waar kan ek gaan? Ek het iewers gehoor van SAC dink dit is in PTA, kan iemand my aanduiding gee asb. Ek gaan more of vrydag PTA toe en sal daar wil aangaan [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171129/ea51eebd9ddaa6e7c676643daf9b94b2.jpg...
by Jaws
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: 2006 double cab 4.0V6 Raider 4x4

Really impossible to say with the information at hand.

Personally I would find it hard to pay more than book value. Even with extras fitted.

Older cars like SFA Hiluxes easily fetch way over book value but I dont think the Vigo are there yet.
by Jaws
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Performance Chips
Replies: 22
Views: 3456

Re: Performance Chips

Good post Mars


Just to add that if someone still feels they really "need" a chip an EGT gauge should be installed with the chip


by Jaws
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.5 D 2KD Turbo Reconditioning
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: 2.5 D 2KD Turbo Reconditioning

Did you also check the oil drain from the turbo ?
by Jaws
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: viscous fan and aircon
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: viscous fan and aircon

I can turn my viscous fan by hand with only a bit of resistance when cold.
by Jaws
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3L d4d 2012 clicking noise no power
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: 3L d4d 2012 clicking noise no power

Could be the VNT actuator. Although generally they don't give issues
by Jaws
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3L D4D Fuel Problem / Cutting out
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: 3L D4D Fuel Problem / Cutting out

Andrew Schmidt wrote:Hi All,

It is the cluster. Had all of the aforementioned checked. A nice R 4013 to replace and the OD get reset to "0"

Thank you for the advice
You still owe me a penny :-)
by Jaws
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3L D4D Fuel Problem / Cutting out
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: 3L D4D Fuel Problem / Cutting out

I know of a few D4d where the fuel gauge gets stuck before empty. Fix is to replace the instrument cluster.

You probably ran out of fuel although it indicates that there is fuel left in the tank
by Jaws
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Standard Hilux Vigo 17" Rim - Sorted
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: Standard Hilux Vigo 17" Rim

Plenty available on Gumtree and olx
by Jaws
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3lt D4D Waterpump (and Cambelt ) Replacement Step by Step + How to reset Timing Belt Light
Replies: 59
Views: 60514

Re: 3lt D4D Waterpump (and cambelt) Replacement Step by Step

Thanks to the idiotic situation with Photobucket (which was never a good user experience to start with and I am being kind here) now requiring the payment of monthly subscriptions for third party image hosting/publication I had to move everything over to imgur and redo all the links to the photo's....
by Jaws
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3lt D4D Waterpump (and Cambelt ) Replacement Step by Step + How to reset Timing Belt Light
Replies: 59
Views: 60514

Re: 3lt D4D Waterpump (and cambelt) Replacement Step by Step

Thanks to the idiotic situation with Photobucket (which was never a good user experience to start with and I am being kind here) now requiring the payment of monthly subscriptions for third party image hosting/publication I had to move everything over to imgur and redo all the links to the photo's....
by Jaws
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: EGR cooler/valve
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: EGR cooler/valve

Hi all. Some help please. Does the 3L D4D in my Hilux have an EGR cooler/valve? My VW bus has it and I have been advised by an agent to have the cooler removed as they give trouble. I don't want the same problem on the Hilux. I think some-one said it does not have one. Is this true? Many thanks Doc...
by Jaws
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Loadbin cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Loadbin cracks

Ek sien presies daai op baie Vigo. Myne het self twee fyn krakies op die reger kant
by Jaws
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 3.0 D4D BEHAVIOUR
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: 3.0 D4D BEHAVIOUR

On a hot day with the Viscous fan engaged I have a noticeable drop in power
by Jaws
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km
Replies: 7
Views: 2279

Re: RE: Re: Revo Hilux at 40 000 km

lukestoyzx wrote:Not the dreaded strut spacers! Has nobody learned yet! Please get them out and your suspension properly! Before you get hurt.

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Please Luke share your experience. Mine has been in for the last 150 k km without a problem
by Jaws
Sun May 28, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 d4d engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: RE: Re: 3.0 d4d engine

TheoF wrote:Thanks but that is used engines.
Missed the new part in your post
New will be dealers only. And like you said R100 000 plus

scrap yards and engine importers sells secondhand units for about R40 000



by Jaws
Sat May 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 d4d engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: 3.0 d4d engine

Quick google bought up

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-car-replace ... 0253475709

Search for 1KD-FTV.


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by Jaws
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2016 hilux moose test fail
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Re: RE: Re: 2016 hilux moose test fail

en blykbaar is hulle nou besig om dit reg te maak ! http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Guides_and_Lists/handling-fail-toyota-repairs-its-hilux-after-moose-test-saga-20170303 daa gaan seke n recall wees vir al die wat al klaa daa buite is ! Daar was dan niks fout nie?! Is jy nou al so verveeld met jouse...

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