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by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Motor swop in my 06 srx 2.7 to a 4.0
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Motor swop in my 06 srx 2.7 to a 4.0

Did I offend the masses? Sent from my SM-A805F using Tapatalk :laugh2: I'm sure you didn't. Man, I can't advise on the specifics, but as a rule you would use the clutch and flywheel from the motor that you're putting in. Specifically for the starter compatibility that you mentioned as well as the f...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights

Try Midas / AutoZone, maybe even Goldwagen.
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gd6 fender flares
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Gd6 fender flares

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Body mounting bushes?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Body mounting bushes?

P.S. It's not the body mount rubbers - they get harder and compressed over time so their ability to absorb vibration does indeed lessen, but their function is purely vibration damping and not shock damping. Furthermore their characteristics won't change significantly enough with cold and warm weathe...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Body mounting bushes?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Body mounting bushes?

When its cold weather or has 4 occupants it drives like a dream. When its warm weather or when ive been driving for more that half an hour its starts to drive like rubbish. You say shocks can be ruled out but I'm not so sure ..... what you describe is typical of a hard shock absorber or one that is...
by Mud Dog
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Face Book Group
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: New Face Book Group

Haven't seen you here in a while Simon ..... come to think of it, I haven't seen you at all in quite some time ..... last time you were going to bring me some honey. :D:

Your FB group link above isn't working. Says the page may have been removed or the link is broken.
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: rear breaks
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: rear breaks

Also check that the assembly of the mechanism in the drum is correct that all the levers / springs / lugs are where they should be (after the slave cylinder replacement). Sometimes the shoes can be installed wrong side up. Here it helps to have a manual or a schematic of what it should look like. Go...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Xtra Spare Wheel - Cheapest Option
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Xtra Spare Wheel - Cheapest Option

Pressed steel rims like Pro-White are the cheapest option to buy a new rim, but it's the tyre that's going to cost you more and will be very dependant on your choice of tyre. Here it helps to shop around and a lot of that you can do on line. A cheaper option still is to look around on sites like OLX...
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Does it have LSD? A lot of the bigger BM's and Mercs had it.
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2011 DC 2.5srx 4x4 mod list help
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: 2011 DC 2.5srx 4x4 mod list help

Some guys like the Gabriel Safari's but not me - pretty hard. A better option would be Monroe (better bang for your buck in my opinion), - life time warranty, much smoother ride as well and if you want a bit better performance you can opt for their nitro-charged Gas-Magnum units (that would be my ch...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: 2011 DC 2.5srx 4x4 mod list help
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: 2011 DC 2.5srx 4x4 mod list help

Beefing up the front suspension is always a good idea with the heavier bumper. The bumper itself doesn't add too much weight, but it's the overhang in front that causes it to impact the suspension. Then there's the question about if you're going to fit a winch (now or maybe later) and whether your h...
by Mud Dog
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Help to identify this model
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Help to identify this model

Use the VIN no. to identify the vehicle particulars and year model

https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Toyota

https://en.vindecoder.pl/AHTLE56E003004890
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: What is a fair price for Agteros
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: What is a fair price for Agteros

Old model with a fair bit of mileage but otherwise looks to be in pretty good condition, especially for it's age. I would estimate between 85 and 95 K.
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Front Manual Locking Hub Rebuild Kits - SFA
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Front Manual Locking Hub Rebuild Kits - SFA

Not sure that there are kits available, but I'm pretty sure you can get complete replacement units on line.
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: What is a fair price for Agteros
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: What is a fair price for Agteros

Mileage? Service history? What suspension is in there? Any other upgrades?
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer case issues
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Transfer case issues

Good to hear. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 'problems'
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Hilux 'problems'

The spiral cables were a known problem and there was a recall with free replacement. The clutch is a wearing part and it's life is relative to how hard it's worked and driving style - I have almost 200 thousand km on an original clutch with my SFA. I don't recall any inherent clutch problems being r...
by Mud Dog
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1395

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

A small electric two plate stove with a short ext cable is a good idea for exactly the reason you mentioned.

When planning your packing, try keep the heavy stuff low as practically possible for better stability ( COG). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1395

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Agreed Hennie, far better to have it mounted securely outside the canopy and painted white or silver. But in reality not everyone has a suitable dedicated mounting bracket and bottles get tucked into canopies all the time. I'm guilty of this myself from time to time for the odd occasion where I need...
by Mud Dog
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 1395

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Great stuff! :thumbup: A small but significant tip .... spray that canopy white or silver .... black absorbs heat and your cooler / fridge / freezer is going to be working much harder than it should. Will also help other foodstuffs keep longer and if you have drinking water containers in the canopy,...
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

One of our local guys shared some pics his dad took in the late 70's / early 80's at the Molteno challenge. Thought I'd share this one here of an old Merc W114/115 series converted to 4x4 on what is presumed to be a Hilux chassis.
IMG-20200928-WA0002.jpg
by Mud Dog
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 5VZ-FE Starting issues
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 5VZ-FE Starting issues

Welcome Todd. :thumbup: If it starts / runs by dripping fuel into the air intake then you have a fuel related issue. It's either fuel delivery or fuel delivery management. Check that there is fuel pressure on the injector rail (there should be between 2 to 4 bar and there is a regulator on the retur...
by Mud Dog
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Transfer case issues
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Transfer case issues

Actuator motors are prone to getting all 'gunked up' inside. Water ingress messes up the grease and over time it tends to solidify. This may or may not be the cause of your problem, but it's worth while to remove the actuator, strip, clean and re-pack with fresh grease.
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX

You should be able to get from Midas / AutoZone.
by Mud Dog
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: 2016 - on - Revo Shape Hilux
Topic: Power upgrades for a 2.4
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Power upgrades for a 2.4

Not so sure about the 2.4 handling 35" tyres too well. That's a big jump from standard. It's going to drain a lot of power from the motor. Then as mentioned, you going to need a suspension lift and more than likely a diff drop and body lift as well. Lotsa bucks! Furthermore, you're going to be way o...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX

Welcome Guy! :thumbup: There's a whole lot of after market central locking units available and generally they are universally compatible with most vehicles and fitment is easy. Typically for the 4-door kits there will be one or even two 'master' units in the kit which are fitted to the drivers door ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New Member and New Prado owner
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New Member and New Prado owner

Hi and welcome Ivan ! :thumbup: Sandy conditions as well as slow driving in anything other than top gear are going to negatively affect the fuel economy of any vehicle, so be prepared. Deflated tyres are going to help traction and economy in the sand but again reduce it on harder surfaces, so depend...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8 GD6 Auto VS Manual & 4x4 vx 2x4
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: 2.8 GD6 Auto VS Manual & 4x4 vx 2x4

Hi and welcome Jaryd! :thumbup: I really cannot comment on the 2.8 GD6 from any personal experience but diesels make for good towing vehicles. However they don't like to work too hard for long because of heat. To this end I would rather have a manual box so that I can select the gearing myself. Sure...
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 101
Views: 7333

Re: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out

Ai Dawie, dis altyd hartseerend om te hoor dat iemand wat jy leer ken het, sy Hilux verkoop. Ongelukkig moet ons aanpassings doen as ons ouer raak, net 'n feit van die lewe. Ek kyk self elke dag na die twee van my en besef ek sal ook op een of ander stadium ontslae moet raak daarvan. Voor die 'lockd...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Newb help - glow plug relay for LN130
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Newb help - glow plug relay for LN130

Welcome aboard! :thumbup: You could try one of these guys ... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiLxKm2kPvrAhXHTMAKHbohAyMQFjADegQIAxAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easyautoparts.eu%2Fen%2Fspareparts%2Ftoyota%2Ftoyota-hilux-ln85-110-89-%2Felectrical-deta...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging

:thumbup: Good to hear, Tristin.
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lpg
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Lpg

Hi and welcome Nick! :thumbup: Yes it's possible, I just don't know the motor, how old it is and how easily you will be able to source spares over there. If the old fuel tank was removed you're going to have to find a replacement along with fuel level float unit (you might be lucky and it's all stil...
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

Absolutely good to hear! At least there wasn't any major issue. :thumbup:

I got a brother-in-law and some mates living in Brissy and another BIL a little further south in Coff's Harbour but doubt I'll be visiting soon. Thanks for the offer of a cold one though. :D:
by Mud Dog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

What bothers me is that there's a hard spot when you rotate the crank, that's not normal. If it's not a valve that's fouling, what else is causing it .... :think: Why did you need to replace the head gasket? Was there another issue maybe? Could something have fallen into the motor (cylinders) while ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

[quote="You]at 1:06 into the video, it shows all the cylinders midway in their respective strokes. Does this mean that the cam could go 360 degrees around without interference from the pistons? ie. no risk of damaging valves?[/quote] Yes. I guess my main query is, how can the crank be 360 out at the...
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

There is another way you can do it that might be less hassle worrying about the valves. By now you might be confident enough to try it. Remove the timing belt. Turn the crank (it will be easy to turn if the glow-plugs are out) so that it's 180° away from the TDC position (this is where the pistons w...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Tips and Help on using the forum
Topic: PLEASE Update your email address
Replies: 8
Views: 42121

Re: PLEASE Update your email address

That's the address that's currently in your profile Nick. So it is correct. You can always change it yourself if you need to though. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

Probably also the reason why a valve might be fouling with a piston.
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

I make it 360° on the crank, i.e. TDC exhaust instead of TDC compression ... same thing as 180° out on the cam and pump (cam / pump = 360° and crank = 720° in a cycle). Apparently his timing marks are lining up as they should. Cam and pump are both 360° per cycle so that's why I termed it as 360 out...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

Crank, cam, valve relationship is the same in diesel and petrol, although I was aware you were referring to diesel. On petrol it might still run if you are a tooth out on the cam / valve timing, but on diesel it's more critical. Which brings me to the next point ... there should be no knocking or ha...
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 148

Re: Hilux '93 3L 2.8L Timing Issue

Hi and welcome Bahram. :thumbup: I'm nor familiar with the timing marks on your motor and where they should be but I suspect that you might be 360° out on the crank. It's a 4 stroke motor, i.e. 2 up and 2 down which means that there are 2 TDC positions per cycle, one TDC compression and TDC exhaust....
by Mud Dog
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2.4 or 2.8 for Overland Vehicle on a budget
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: 2.4 or 2.8 for Overland Vehicle on a budget

Hi and welcome Sean. :thumbup: It's certainly possible to modify, but just doesn't make economic sense - especially on a limited budget .... and that's even when using good serviceable used parts. Then there's the labour cost on top of it. Your best option by far would be to sell and replace with a ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: 2001 KZTE difflock not engaging

Its a common problem with the motorized actuators, especially if the vehicle has done some wading. I imagine that the units should be removed and serviced periodically, also making sure that the seals are in good order.
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hi Lux V6 Auto How to select neural without battery power.
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Hi Lux V6 Auto How to select neural without battery power.

Let us know what you did. Like I said the easiest would be to get underneath and connect a jumper battery so that you can take it out of park.
by Mud Dog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hi Lux V6 Auto How to select neural without battery power.
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Hi Lux V6 Auto How to select neural without battery power.

Welcome Jan! :thumbup: One of three possible options that I can think of (whichever may be the easiest for you). Starting with the two more difficult ones, either remove the shelf so that you can open the bonnet - or - disconnect the drive-shaft at the diff so that you can push the vehicle back (IMP...
by Mud Dog
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3Y harmonic balancer with double pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 3Y harmonic balancer with double pulley

If it's a bolt on pulley, then all you need to do is to have an engineering works put new bolt holes with the required PCD on a grooved pulley.
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: recovery points ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: recovery points ?

Try 4x4Direct in Boksburg. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3Y harmonic balancer with double pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 3Y harmonic balancer with double pulley

Second belt is also a V belt. Not sure if you will still be able to get pulleys from Toyota, doubt it.
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: 1995 SFA Ignition Broken
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: 1995 SFA Ignition Broken

Try Barrie Drenth at Ultimate4x4 (google it). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

True. Keep us informed of your progress ...... And as one of the genuine veterans of this forum you know the drill ..... pics, pics, pics! :D:
by Mud Dog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Also cool and will do the radiator protection job nicely. Looks like something the US police cruisers are fitted with. Weight will be the watch-word. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Maybe something like this ..... (excuse my freehand drawing skills). :D:
The stinger should also be angled a bit more forward than in my drawing.

Black widow.jpg
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Just thinking that a low profile pipe bumper in front with a small stinger will enhance the "Bad Boy" look quite a bit, not to mention that it might save the radiator as well next time you ditch it. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build
Replies: 39
Views: 2685

Re: Bullrun 2019 - Black Widow Build

Looking lekker rof (and ready). :thumbup: I fully understand the itch that makes it a daily driver now, but I hope you have a spare set of rims and tires for city driving - those muds won't last too well on the tar. :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 101
Views: 7333

Re: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out

Lekker om te hoor! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: P2008 fault code help
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: P2008 fault code help

Have a look at the link below, Robert. Hope it helps.

viewtopic.php?t=29970
by Mud Dog
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Engine not switching off
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: KZTE Engine not switching off

The fuel solenoid will only open when current is supplied to it. Similarly the relay that probably controls it will be in the "normally open' configuration, i.e. it will require current to close the circuit supplying power to the solenoid. So I doubt that it will be a loose connection and betting th...

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