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by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howziiiiit
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Howziiiiit

Yup, just sold mine. It had rust in a few places.
by niclemaitre
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howziiiiit
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Howziiiiit

For that price you're going to have to deal with rust issues. Unless you can find a nice "only lived in Gauteng" one. Mechanical issues are fine to fix, parts are relatively cheap, especially on the Y series engines since they are identical to the HiAce. The lower mileage rust free origina...
by niclemaitre
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1987 Hilux DC 4x4 2.8D R50 000 SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 170

1987 Hilux DC 4x4 2.8D R50 000 SOLD

Bakkie has been sold
by niclemaitre
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights

I've sourced lights for my (older than yours) Hilux from Grandmark
by niclemaitre
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer case issues
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Transfer case issues

Image

Just checking that this is your Hilux?

I'm really sure that there isn't any kind of electrical motor involvement in shifting 2wd-4wd
by niclemaitre
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer case issues
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Transfer case issues

The 2WD-4WD selection is manual. The selector slides a gear up a shaft to a point where it engages with the front drive shaft gearing to drive it. Presumably this gear is not able to return to the 2WD position
by niclemaitre
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer case issues
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Transfer case issues

The front driveshaft should fully decouple when in 2wd. It should rotate freely by hand. It sounds to me like the transfer case selector may have come off of the coupling in the transfer case itself, so that when you move the lever, nothing is actually changing inside the transfer case. Can you stil...
by niclemaitre
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Steering box bearing
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Hilux Steering box bearing

Another way to free bearings in a deep, blind hole is to pack the bearing center with grease and then plug it with a rag and tamp it down. The grease and the rag eventually force their way under the bearing, lifting it out
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??

Hi Petrie You should get a lot of help here. I got new front headlights from Hella. Taillights are standard Hella as well. The grille, if you want new, you can get from Grandmark. Same with the side lights. Interior stuff is tricky, have to try scrap yards and similar. Caryota in Cape Town have help...
by niclemaitre
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing

Mud Dog wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:28 pm Not sure if Terrain Tamer will have outlets in Italy / Europe, but I'm sure you can order on line ..... just the shipping that will make it expensive.
Missed that, I assumed he was in SA
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Hilux 2.8diesel water pump housing

I got one from the agents, but you can also buy a replacement from Terrain Tamer I think.
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: YN67R Dashboard Cluster (Rev Counter)
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: YN67R Dashboard Cluster (Rev Counter)

I paid about R500 for a replacement cluster
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2003 IFS Hilux 2.7i Raider 4x4 R135k 230k km
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

2003 IFS Hilux 2.7i Raider 4x4 R135k 230k km

Posting on behalf of a friend. YEAR: 2003 MILEAGE: 230 000 SERVICE HISTORY: Has original service book, serviced at Toyota, then self. CONDITION: Good, bush rash, and a few scratches. EXTRAS AND MODIFICATIONS: Canopy, wired for dual battery, wired for VHF, LoadHog helper springs, Cooper Discoverer ST...
by niclemaitre
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts catalog required
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: Parts catalog required

Tom wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:15 am My Hilux is a KZ-TE
There were different models of KZTE, so there are two different designations for that year 2003, either KZN 190 or KZN 165. It'll be the first few digits of the VIN. Once you have that, you'll be able to find the correct section of the parts catalogue.
by niclemaitre
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Re: Andy's "new" LUX
Replies: 120
Views: 16156

Re: Re: Andy's "new" LUX

Hindsight is 20:20, you should have added captive nuts on the inside of the flat sections before welding them in.

Maybe rivnuts now?
by niclemaitre
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gear lever boots
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Gear lever boots

Toyota will sell you one, as part of a complete gear lever assembly, for the lovely price of only 2.5k. Too bad if you only need the dust cover. "It's a complete assembly" :(
by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gear lever boots
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Gear lever boots

I found a generic gear lever boot at Midas and with a bit of cutting of my old one and the new one was able to manufacture a Frankenboot to keep the dust out. While I had the gear lever covers off I found that the dust cover boot on the gear box was trashed too, so I cut it off and took it with me t...
by niclemaitre
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: 1999 KZTE Hilux: locating central locking relay box

jamjamdave wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:49 pm IMG_20191014_141653_1600x1200.jpg
Is it not one of those three black relays? Those look like the toyota relays for that sort of thing. Otherwise it surely must have a fuse that you can pull
by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gear lever boots
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Gear lever boots

Thanks! I already have a tranny cover. I more want an intact boot to help prevent dust getting in through the gaping hole in the current one.
by niclemaitre
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gear lever boots
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Gear lever boots

Nope, not anymore :(

I'm probably going to have to get a generic one from Midas and make up a Franken-boot. It doesn't matter what it looks like since I have a transmission tunnel cover already. It's more to keep the dust from coming in through the hole in the boot.
by niclemaitre
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gear lever boots
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Gear lever boots

Hi there

I'm looking for a replacement gear lever boot for my SFA. Mine is quite tired after 32 years... Has anyone had any success in sourcing them, or a finding a similar part that fits?
by niclemaitre
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA Where can I get new spare tyre change kit
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: SFA Where can I get new spare tyre change kit

A socket and a long extension?
by niclemaitre
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Fortuner Drawer
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: DIY Fortuner Drawer

Mud Dog, you state “Personally I still don't like drawer systems .... yes, it does make getting to what you want a lot easier but it's extra weight and you loose a lot of space. ” You are quite right. I am confused though, whether to do it or not. I wanted to get rid of my fibreglass canopy and ins...
by niclemaitre
Mon May 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: I need a lift please
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: I need a lift please

Time freight?
by niclemaitre
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Living SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Living SFA

I could (did) poke holes in the old one with my finger
by niclemaitre
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Living SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Living SFA

Bought one from him, arrived yesterday at Postnet, collected today. It's like new!!
by niclemaitre
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

It might be the lights relay is faulty?
by niclemaitre
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Rear Bumper Mounting Bolts?

I've added U-channel to the inside of my chassis rails and enlarged the bolts that hold the bumper on (also got a custom bumper - similar to the original though). I think the U channel was a 400mm section of 75mm U-channel with I think M14 HT bolts
by niclemaitre
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Loadbin
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Loadbin

Try Barrie at Ultimate $x4
by niclemaitre
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: SFA Window Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: SFA Window Channel

Thanks, I got mine from the agents. Been a mad week, moved from Stellenbosch to Harrismith.
by niclemaitre
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

Well done!

I'd love to replace my wiper switch with one that has intermittent, since currently my intermittent switch is my left hand...
by niclemaitre
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: Headlight ( low / high ) beam with turning light switch

It's actually much simpler than the wiper switch since the high/low switch is not in the stalk, but in the column. Remove the steering wheel and the column covers. Remove the plugs from the loom. You should be able to remove and clean the entire switch mechanism. It's not difficult.
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Replacement front seats for IFS DC
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Replacement front seats for IFS DC

Fit yes. Bolt in, unlikely, you'll be drilling holes
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Hilux LN65 Alternator Dilemma

A mechanic working on mine managed to short out something and set fire to the wiring in the engine bay and blew the (original) voltage regulator which are no longer made. Long story short, there was a hack repair job that I've had to have replaced since it was overcharging and causing massive electr...
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pics of my Stallion
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Pics of my Stallion

Thank you Moderator and Nic, Nic, I looked at the options of mounting the Hi Lift inside the Canopy, wasn't fitting where I wanted it to come, as it's longer than the Canopy, and I need the Canopy space for loading for Farm. I needed a place where I could access it easily and found the bull bar to ...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Pics of my Stallion
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Pics of my Stallion

I'd be a little hesitant about mounting that hi-lift jack on the bull bar, even though it looks cool. In the event of a crash, you have a significant risk of it breaking free and becoming a projectile. Rather bolt it inside the canopy.
by niclemaitre
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Hilux Rear bumper SFA CAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Hilux Rear bumper SFA CAD

What kind of bumper? Is it a copy of the original? Post a picture
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: RE: Centre console - SFA
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: RE: Centre console - SFA

Cool! Great idea. I'm wondering if I should do that or one of those little fan chiller boxes
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

I've replaced the original bulbs with LEDs from 4x4direct, that are significantly better than the original incandescents.
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

My tail lights (local bin) are still working fine, except for the fact that my reverse light is pretty much useless. On removing the lens cover, I found that most of the chrome has flaked off, leaving a black plastic reflector. Does anyone know if there is a product out there to refurbish these? If...
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

I'm sure the pirate ones will fade. But since Toyota no longer have the left hand side light and if they did, it would cost R900, I can buy another 11 before I start to lose money.
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Yes, swung by there on my way to work. Seem to have an excellent range of spares for loads of vehicles.
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Tim86 wrote: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 am https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... 71#p506971

Depo, through Grandmark apparently:

http://www.grandmark.co.za/
R75 for the entire light assembly. Toyota's price for the right hand side, lens only, R900.
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1991 Hilux SFA Double Cab for sale- R68 500
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: 1991 Hilus SFA Double Cab for sale- R68 500

Are you the original owner?
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4Y branch Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: 4Y branch Availability

Try Barrie at Ultimate 4x4

https://www.ultimate4x4.co.za/home
by niclemaitre
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Baie dankie!!
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Bos Toe wrote: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 am Myne by Auto Body Parts in Krugersdorp gekry vir R228 albei!
Het jy 'n kontak nommer vir hulle asb?
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1530

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

Perhaps, but unlikely. Worth checking out if nothing else fixes it. You can always use it to trigger a relay directly from the battery positive.
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Import Bin LHS taillight
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

SFA Import Bin LHS taillight

Hi there

I need a tail light for an 87 SFA with the import bin (vertical tail lights). It's identical to the taillight of the Venture, but for some reason Toyota have ceased production of the LHS (passenger) one, the RHS they still make :slap: .

Anyone know where I can get a pirate part?

Thanks
Nic
by niclemaitre
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Heating a bearing to fit it
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Heating a bearing to fit it

Ya,the blue-ing usually suggests that you've changed the temper of the metal. It's better to cool the shaft to shrink it rather than heat the bearing to expand it
by niclemaitre
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: SFA Front window holder

Apparently so. I'll post the part number when I get mine
by niclemaitre
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: SFA Front window holder

Replacement from Toyota is R150. Which is cheaper than buying a sheet of 1mm steel because no one in Stellies has offcuts.
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: SFA Front window holder

Thanks. That's Plan B. Plan A is see how many limbs Toyota want for one
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front window holder
Replies: 15
Views: 788

SFA Front window holder

Hi there The front passenger side window fell into the door yesterday. The little channel that grips the bottom of the window and connects it to the raising and lowering mechanism is rusted to hell. Any one know where I can get a replacement? The raising and lowering mechanism doesn't come with the ...
by niclemaitre
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: In Need Of Some Drag Link Advice

I got an entire replacement drag link from Gemini Spares, it wasn't very expensive from what I recall, around R300
by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota to Rent for Africa Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Toyota to Rent for Africa Trip

https://africamper.com/

Or Avis rent fully equipped 4x4s too. You can also rent just a 4x4, and hire an off road trailer with all the bells and whistles if you prefer
by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1530

Re: 22R Starter Motor Solenoid Switch Repair

I got mine through my local Autoelectrician, Mettes Auto Electrical in Stellenbosch

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