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by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Back to a hilux
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Back to a hilux

Congrats and good to hear, Johan. :thumbup:
Trust it'll give you many years of good service. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Revo Canopy
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: DIY Revo Canopy

Awesome job and looks really smart! Congrats on a job well done! :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help and advice PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Help and advice PLEASE

Agree! :D:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help and advice PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Help and advice PLEASE

Welcome Tiaan! :thumbup: Not sure I can help much either .... diesels aren't my thing. The sensor you're talking about, is that the MAF (mass air flow)? Doubt that is the cause if the old one works fine in your friend's vehicle .... also since you had the same problem after some time with the new re...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Big Blue - 2001 Prado VX 3.4l V6
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Big Blue - 2001 Prado VX 3.4l V6

Congrats on the acquisition! Awesome vehicles! :thumbup:

Looks like you might have to have something custom made if you cannot source in retail or 2nd hand markets. :think:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuut...
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Nuut...

Welkom Chris! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Updating your profile
Topic: user name
Replies: 44
Views: 5633

Re: user name

Lyk my dis al klaar Peanut1506 ... kan ook nie sien op die admin log dat een van die mods die verander het. :scratch:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes
Replies: 25
Views: 1448

Re: 3.0 KZTE IFS Hilux Woes

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Lost property in Namibia

We're still not having any luck tracing the owner. Apparently the number plate and licence disc were removed (maybe for de-registering purposes or building a new trailer). In the meantime we have a couple of pics and hopefully someone recognises it. . Nam03.jpg Nam05.jpg NAM06B.JPG . If anyone recog...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: Help needed thermostat housing
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Help needed thermostat housing

That's what I thought. Also thought that since it's also an "R" series motor, a lot of the design features will be the same. Who knows, it might be an exact fit. Hopefully it is. :winkx: I also looked at some pics from a google images search and I see some have a threaded temp sensor port while othe...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: Help needed thermostat housing
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Help needed thermostat housing

I couldn't get a vernier in there with the EFI plenum and with a tape measure I can't get a very accurate measurement. However I measured 72 / 73 mm so I think the 22R housing will work. It also has a similar take-off angle (about 45°) like the sample pic you posted. The ID of the housing looks like...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: Help needed thermostat housing
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Help needed thermostat housing

Will measure the 22R tomorrow. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: 1963 Toyopet Stout
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: 1963 Toyopet Stout

Agree. Restore it. Rare vehicles now, so very nice find indeed. They were quite sparse and simple but looks like everything is there, so shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Just some upholstery trimming, body work and respray ... well worth it. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 18
Views: 2499

Re: diagnostics

If it idles high and returns to the normal low idle after you blip the throttle, then you have a sticky cable or butterfly mechanism. You can check it better by opening the hood when the idle is high and turning the throttle closed manually at the throttle body. If that doesn't make any difference, ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)
Replies: 34
Views: 1137

Re: Overheating Hilux 2700i (2001 model)

As mentioned before, the Toyota brand coolant is probably the best way to go. Not only that it's recommended by the manufacturer but also because it compares well against other leading 'off-the-shelf' brands IRO of price. The brand of coolant / additive is however not that important when it comes do...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Looks as if my 4y's headgasket is on the way out
Replies: 67
Views: 4623

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

A leak there is usually the rear crank seal but can also be the gearbox seal on the spigot shaft. Assuming that the faulty seal was replaced as part of the fix, then it could be that a pirate seal was used and they are notorious for failing after a short time. The other possibility is that an OEM se...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Windscreen Wiper Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Windscreen Wiper Motor

Usually it's a poor contact on those fingers. You'll see when you open up. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Windscreen Wiper Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Windscreen Wiper Motor

Doubt that i's the motor itself. More like a bad joint on the motor or the relay. I'm leaning towards a bad connection in the motor itself. Might be a good idea to take it out, clean it up and check the connections between the "fingers" and the copper strips on the wheel (inside the motor cover on t...
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota Fortuner 2011 3.0 D4D Weird noise when accelerating
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Toyota Fortuner 2011 3.0 D4D Weird noise when accelerating

Hi Jannie and welcome to the forum! :thumbup: Your problem is indeed strange and the propshaft carrier bearing was something that also came to my mind. From your description, this is a load weight related issue and may well have something to do with the shaft angle. Your description of the sound als...
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Lost property in Namibia

Will try get the number and Pm you if I do. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Lost property in Namibia

Edge, if I can get the reg no, do you still have a contact to get the owner details through NATIS?
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Lost property in Namibia

The link seems to be broken. No, not broken but just realised that it's a FB Messenger communication to the FB page admin ..... of course you cannot all read it, so here is the message ..... Hi, ek het n trailer die 26ste gekry tssn Marienfluss en Orupembe wat se dusselboom af gebreek het met julle...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux D4D Right Front Leather Seat-Black
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Hilux D4D Right Front Leather Seat-Black

That's always the first place to wear through, but in your case it looks like it can be re-stitched. I would try that first.
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Lost property in Namibia

No picture posted. I guess he's wanting the owner to verify ownership with the reg. no.
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Rear Diff backlash
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: SFA Rear Diff backlash

Personally I think it's more likely that the backlash is coming from the crown and pinion. :think:
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Rear Diff backlash
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: SFA Rear Diff backlash

Hmmmm ....If it is indeed the spiders, shimming can work but I think it will be a temporary solution. Shim stock is usually soft and I think the spiders will wear through it in no time. If you can get a harder shim stock like stainless, that should work. :think: If it's the crown and pinion you can ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Lost property in Namibia

The message below says it all. This appeared on the Hilux4x4 Facebook page .... https://www.facebook.com/hilux4x4.co.za/inbox/2918395118170862/?notif_id=1577699845795686¬if_t=page_message&mailbox_id=402878316526032&selected_item_id=100000012083160 Hi, ek het n trailer die 26ste gekry tssn Marienf...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '03 HILUX Replacement Carpet
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: '03 HILUX Replacement Carpet

The Tacoma is basically a re-branded Hilux and I'm no sure what the Toyota marketing strategy was at the time but there are only subtle differences to the best of my knowledge (we never got the Tacoma here in SA). I cannot confirm but I would assume that the cab structure is the same and that the ca...
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Easy CV joint/drive shaft Test
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Easy CV joint/drive shaft Test

There will always be a little back-lash in the diff, so if that's the only place you're hearing anything I wouldn't worry about it at all. The CV's will let you know when there's a problem ... they will start clicking on turns long before they give out and in many cases a little more life can be squ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lubrication for the YN67R - 4Y Petrol Engine 4wd
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Lubrication for the YN67R - 4Y Petrol Engine 4wd

Hi again. The 20W50 should be fine for the older motor, however changing oil every 5000 km is really unnecessary .... that's what you would do if it was a diesel engine where the oil collects a lot more carbon. On the 4y every 10 to 15 thousand km is good. Also if the average mileage you do is low a...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 40
Views: 4115

Re: The Super-Single cab

Looking very good! Nice Job! :thumbup:

I hope you're still going to seal all the composite material to protect it from moisture. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??
Replies: 7
Views: 354

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

It's my opinion that the Jap assembly was the better one. The local bin that had the tail lights on the side is the one that I believe is the less desirable bin. The lenses are3 more exposed and more prone to damage, also, replacement lenses are more difficult to source.
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ATF
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: ATF

Hi and welcome Brad. :thumbup:

I don't run an autobox myself but from many reports the Toyota ATF is very reasonably priced against other leading brands and in some cases even cheaper. So it's my understanding that most guys use the Toyota brand.
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise

Sounds like a plan. Let us know in few months how it goes .... might just be a better option than grease. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Some points of interest ..... yes this is a Hilux forum, not a Rover forum but the Landy and most of the Rangies are club members and one forum member here having owned or still own a Hilux. This was also a combined outing of the Hilux club and local "4x4 Guys". Also of interest, the ferry across th...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

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by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

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by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

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by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

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by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

I felt guilty having a long afternoon nap today knowing that i had a lot of pics to sort through, resize and post .... but it looks like I did the right thing and Dylan has already posted most of what I have. :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise

OME should have teflon sliders between the blades, but these wear down or become rough and don't slide as they should, so unfortunately some form of lubrication is necessary. A dry lube like graphite is great, but enough doesn't stay in there for too long and it soon becomes very ineffective. If you...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can I weld a loose shackle?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Can I weld a loose shackle?

The shackle plates and pins are of a higher grade than ordinary mild steel, but can be welded without compromise .... how else do they do it in the factory. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Old Man Emu leaf spring noise

I personally wouldn't weld on the spring material .... the heat will result in some annealing taking place .... not desirable. Rather close / tighten up the clamps around the blades as best you can (you can use a decent G-clamp and vice grip for this to do it in situ or remove the leaf packs and do ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

The raffle was won by Marius Krause on ticket number 43, congratulations! Marius is also a forum member here ("ePikkeninni"). The kids clothing bought with the raffle money was well received by the local community in the area. Thanks again to all contributors. The day itself was a blast and enjoyed ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can I weld a loose shackle?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Can I weld a loose shackle?

Yes you can weld them on the outer side. Be sure to get decent weld penetration and don't grind down your welds afterwards. If your welding heat has undercut the steel where the weld bead meets the plate, that's a weak area and it will crack loose there in time - fill that with another bead of lesse...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

The raffle has closed. Thanks to all that have taken tickets. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??
Replies: 7
Views: 354

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

Welcome Petri! :thumbup: I would say it's normally worth it if the condition is not so bad that you have to throw the whole bank at it. Don't know what you paid, but these vehicles are still sought after today and one in fair to middling condition can fetch about 80 to 90K. In good or restored condi...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: This year has come and gone
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: This year has come and gone

Thanks Tertius. Same to you, your family and to all our members & families as well. Be safe and create special memories wherever you find yourselves this season. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyres size options
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Tyres size options

Your tyres are not the best for sand driving. The bigger the footprint in sand, the better. The footprint of a tyre is affected by the diameter but more so by the width, and then a bigger profile allows you more deflation which increases the footprint. Yours are just over 28" in diameter, 225mm trea...
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyres size options
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Tyres size options

I'm running 33's on the one Hilux with V6 conversion and 31's on the other with standard 22R motor. Both with standard diffs and no problems. Speedo is spot on against GPS with 31's but the 33's give a significant under-reading. I don't think the diffs are a problem with motors that don't deliver a ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dicktator experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Dicktator experts?

Can do. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Checking Gearbox Oil level - Hilux 3.0D4D
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Checking Gearbox Oil level - Hilux 3.0D4D

Isn't there a dip-stick for the g-box against the firewall? Not sure of this myself and don't know the vehicle, just thinking that I remember someone talking about it some time back. :think:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dicktator experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Dicktator experts?

You can try contacting Dylan ..... https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3443 But be warned that he is a very busy guy which has forced him to have a lot less time on the forum. Nonetheless, very knowledgeable, especially around ECU's, mapping them and fine tuning. If yo...
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dicktator experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Dicktator experts?

Why don't you just e-mail or PM them directly?

If you look at their profiles, at the bottom you will see "Contact" and a 'word bubble' with 3 dots inside ..... click on the bubble and you have the option of either PM of e-mail. :winkx:

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by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Customised Toyota Hiluxes in Antarctica
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Customised Toyota Hiluxes in Antarctica

Those tracks have been around for a long time and are available from a number of different manufacturers. They basically just bolt on, but the prices of the units make it prohibitive to be popular as well as the fact that they are very application specific .... not something you would find on a gene...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Thanks Ricky (Bear) for your raffle donation. Appreciated! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

We must also give a cut off time to leave from the rendezvous ..... (Engen garage in Abbotsford?) .... so that we are at the ponts by 6.30 / 6.45
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: E/ Cape 2019 YE GTG

Welcome to the club Tristin! :thumbup: Andy & Sheridene (2) - Club member Dylan & boys (3) - Club member Chris Farley (3) - Club member Bradley Holmes - Club member Mitchell Geer (1) - Club member Tony Geer & Naomi (2) - Club member Jayson Berry (3) - Club member Bill Bester - Club member Tristin (2...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 40
Views: 4115

Re: The Super-Single cab

Got the same problem with my wife, Gareth ... a real shorty. Problem with a step so far back it's an impractical off-set, and then also it's gonna look a bit odd if you drop it below the sill height. I would rather fit boxes and then do some sliders / side steps (full length) which are in any event ...

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