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by Mud Dog
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

That's something new to me Tristin, Is it keyless starting?
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

I think it's more an ECU thing ......
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

It does it with the 2 lit motor as well.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Cleaning of Throttle Bodies on Electrically Injected Engines

Both seem to be suffering from same problem... on pull away, the engine just wants to stall. Now i know it's not me being a learner driver. This seems to be a common thing with the Yaris, Corrolla and Rav of that era. Don't think that cleaning the MAF will make any difference ... it didn't for me. ...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1KDFTV wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: 1KDFTV wanted

Try Japan Auto, Engine Den and Engines for Africa. Just google them for contact details. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 27, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Recovery Equipment
Topic: Compressor recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Compressor recommendations

You're going to need a serious compressor to do two tyres at a time, something a lot bigger, more bulky and more pricey than what is normally used. I would rather direct the resources towards a decent double piston unit of a reputable brand that will last and serve you better over time.
by Mud Dog
Wed May 27, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Hilux D4D 3.0 Rear wheel bearings

Not really necessary .... workshops won't bother with that. However there is possibly some small merit in doing so IRO minimising incremental wear over time. Your positions are going to have to be accurate to relocate 32 splines in the same position though.
by Mud Dog
Sun May 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Daylight driving lights for Hilux Vigo
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Daylight driving lights for Hilux Vigo

I assume that you want to fit them in the bumper ..... ? Check with 4x4Direct What they have available ... (probably still on lock-down at this time). Also a pic of the bumper might help. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Tig welder?

The thicker the wire the more heat it draws so on thinner material it doesn't always make sense to reduce the wire size, however with thinner wire you can reduce the welding amps and reduce the heat that way and get a better penetration and flow. On thin material like body panels I would use a wire ...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tig welder?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Tig welder?

For what my opinion may be worth, I would just stick to TIG. The whole wire feed thing can be a hassle IMO .... yes nice in many instances but with TIG one can feed as much as needed ... you can just flow existing metal together or add without having to constantly adjust or switch off wire feed rate...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 23, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota KZTE Throttle body
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Toyota KZTE Throttle body

Welcome Jan! :thumbup:

Maybe this will help ....
https://mafiadoc.com/dtc-14-15-ignition ... 123dc.html

Hope you come right.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mini fridge for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Mini fridge for camping

Welcome Jeremy! :thumbup: Avoid the cheapies .... no substitute for a decent quality camping fridge / freezer, but before you commit to that kind of expense, go on a few camping outings and see if it's really what you want to do. In the meantime you can make do with the tinned and dry goods. You cou...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: New Legend 50 Rollbar & Tonneau Cover - R4 500
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: New Legend 50 Rollbar & Tonneau Cover

Rules above ....

1. You must include the price in the subject line and / or in the post.If you don't specify a price we will delete your ad.
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Kia ora (Maori) = Be safe (often used as a greeting). :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Overlooking the expense, portal axles would be the best option but for the front you would probably have to do a SAS (Solid Axle Swop) if they don't make a portal for the independent front suspension. If you can get it right, it will give you a meaningful lift that improves diff clearance, approach ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 18, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Lift kit, Yes or No, to fit 33" tyres

Hello and welcome Norman! :thumbup: I don't believe that you're going to get 33's to fit without some serious modifications, especially to the front. The wheel wells just don't look big enough. A 2" lift may just be a drop in the ocean. The standard front bumper is almost certainly going to foul and...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 15, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Good to hear! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 97
Views: 54052

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Byron, even though you may not be mechanically inclined, there is a lot that you can do for yourself and save some bucks. If however the vehicle is under warrantee or has a service plan, you should stick to those. You are always welcome to ask here (as you did) for second opinions and most of the gu...
by Mud Dog
Thu May 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R

HI Shermohammed. As far as I know there is no high level diff breather kit available from the agents. Just make them up yourself as explained in the links provided by Tim in the above posts. Easy job. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed May 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 97
Views: 54052

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Yup, agree. There is nothing on the clutch plate that will cause a squeak, .... maybe the pressure plate but even that is a long stretch. Most likely one of the pins / linkages that Tim mentioned but my guess would be the clutch fork pivot. Difficult to get to inside the bell housing but WD 40 with ...
by Mud Dog
Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 d4d limp mode
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: 3.0 d4d limp mode

https://www.engine-codes.com/p2006_toyota.html

Check all vacuum lines first for leaks .... cracks or perishing. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Sat May 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: '03 toyota hilux read differential ID.
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: '03 toyota hilux read differential ID.

James, if your vehicle is anything like the RSA models, it probably has a factory fitted diff lock on the rear axle. That would be better than a LSD. The front is likely to be an open diff and fitting a LSD to the front makes sense to improve the vehicle's capability. You don't need to replace the w...
by Mud Dog
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Hi George. The Grabbers might well fare a bit better on tar than other brand mud's, I'll take your word for it. :D:
The point being that in Andrew's case AT's with their much better road holding would be better suited to his needs than mud's. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Thu May 07, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi i am looking for location of central lock and electrical wiring for toyota hilux vigo 2010 please if anyone can tell
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Hi i am looking for location of central lock and electrical wiring for toyota hilux vigo 2010 please if anyone can

Hi and welcome Patrick. :thumbup: I don't know where the Vigo locking unit will be located, but on the older '90's models it is behind the passenger side kick-panel. That's on the LHS here in RSA where our vehicles are right hand drive but it could be that the wiring loom was inverted for LHD vehicl...
by Mud Dog
Wed May 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

I have General Grabber X3 on the white SFA ... as a mud terrain tyre they're not to bad for general off road but in mud the treads fill quickly and become slicks. Pretty quiet by comparison to some other brand muds I've had but do become noisier a they wear. Not so good for grip on tar (like most mu...
by Mud Dog
Tue May 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Toyota Surf & 4Runner
Topic: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: New Hilux owner looking for advice on tires

Coopers, Goodyears, Dunlops, Yokohama, whatever brand, choose an all terrain tyre for your application. An aggressive tread like a mud terrain might look cool but if you're not into more serious / regular off-road then it's a huge waste due to the excessive wear on tar. The A/T's will also give you ...
by Mud Dog
Mon May 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Cv shafts
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Cv shafts

Hi John and welcome! :thumbup:

If you lift is 3" how much is the diff drop? If the difference is small then no extension of CV shafts is necessary.
by Mud Dog
Fri May 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Lexus V8 Conversions
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: Lexus V8 Conversions

Axle wrap won't interfere with the crown & pinion. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

You can advance the timing by ear for now until you can set it properly and it will be drivable, just not optimum power and economy unless you get it exactly right by fluke. I can't remember which way to turn the dizzy to advance it but with the motor running and the dizzy loose enough to turn, turn...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

Bretton hasn't been around for quite some time. From what you are saying it looks like the ignition timing is now way out. It never quite works out once removing the dizzy to get it back on the correct spline when putting it back by eye. here's what you have to do .... Remove the tappet cover. Take ...
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

Red through the condenser. Can check to make sure tomorrow. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

Show a pic of your dizzy ... should be able to help you. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: 1999 IFS 2.7 S/C-To upgrade or not

Looks like it's in fairly nice condition. Would be a pity to turn it into a farm bakkie / toy, not to mention expensive if you really want to get serious about it. Would probably be better to get an old SFA - more rugged and already more capable in standard guise - much cheaper to buy, much cheaper ...
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3697
Views: 264566

Re: Joke of the day

I wasn't joking ..... :tease:
by Mud Dog
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3697
Views: 264566

Re: Joke of the day

:D:


Actually, the longer I stay at home, the more homeless I look.
by Mud Dog
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which 4Y to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Which 4Y to buy?

Thabogrobler wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Mud,

Those WL's runs north of R35k nowadays....
Wow! That's become steep! :shock:
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

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

:shock: Tristin, why are you using such heavy gauge material? That looks like 5 or 6 mm plate .... way too heavy .... 2.1mm would be more than sufficient. That would be OK for the winch base plate .... you must minimise any extra weight possible. Remember that any weight addition beyond the axle has...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 12V Lights
Replies: 186
Views: 20527

Re: 12V Lights

Hi Peter. I've seen an ad for the same thing with minor cosmetic differences, different manufacturer. Doesn't give the price, you have to enquire.

https://www.anern.com/Product-detail/So ... ght-ISGL05
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting

Let us know what he finds .... might help someone else in the future. Still hoping it's something small.
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

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

If you recess the fairlead rollers it means that you will have to enlarge the winch box further forward .... then the whole bumper protrudes further forward. Not ideal as it will significantly impact the approach angle. I would still mount the fairlead outside with a narrower winch box .... those fa...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting

Hopefully not something serious. But if all the fuses have been checked and are still good, then you might have to summon the help of an auto electrician.
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Toyota Fortuner D4D not starting

Hi and welcome Samantha! :thumbup: I'm no auto electrician and don't know the ins and outs with the D4D models, but I think your problem stemmed from the incorrect battery connection. Hopefully it's just a fuse that's blown and not something expensive like the ECU. Check the fuses in the engine bay ...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

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

Hi Tristin. As I said on our local watsapp group, that bumper is too bulky and looks like it belongs on a big-rig. Probably weighs a ton as well. Glad to see that you're progressing with the replacement. You got your winch box done, now maybe just finish it off with pipes. Something like this .........
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which 4Y to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Which 4Y to buy?

Hi and welcome Frans! :thumbup: I think I would opt for the USA motor before the Chinese one even though I don't now the USA unit. It's also my understanding that the Korean unit is of a better build quality than the Chinese one which is a very rough finish. Phone around to guys like Midas, AutoZone...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Shocks of Hilux
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Shocks of Hilux

Hi and welcome Michael! :thumbup: I don't know what brands are available in the UK but if you can get Monroe shocks they give a softer ride. Also take cognisance of the fact that by far the vast majority of ride comfort is determined by the front suspension, so look at that first. Also, you might no...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Emergency 12V Solar Panel
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Emergency 12V Solar Panel

Not sure I understand your reasoning ... while driving the alternator will be supplying more than enough power .... is it not working? If not, then how are you going to start the vehicle without enough battery power, besides a run start ...(you might not always be in a position to run-start / push-s...
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Emergency 12V Solar Panel
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Emergency 12V Solar Panel

Have a look here what I did to leave my panel permanently and safely secured.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=24935&p=291003
by Mud Dog
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Emergency 12V Solar Panel
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Emergency 12V Solar Panel

Hi Tim. Sadly that budget just ain't gonna cut it. Typically the foldable panels are more pricey than the rigid ones and you'd also need a controller unit ..... depending on the light intensity, the voltage from the panel differs from 0V to somewhere around 22 / 23V on the smaller panels. So you can...
by Mud Dog
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

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

Nice work! :thumbup: ABE (African Bitumen Emulsions) used to make the old "Malthoid" sheeting that was used on flat roofs as well as the primer for both wood and concrete substrates (BituSeal), in addition they made numerous other bituminous products to maintain the Mallhoid sheeting including that ...
by Mud Dog
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Considerations for increasing rims 15inch to 17inch

Don't do it. Stay with the original 15" . Bigger rims just don't make sense. With 17" rims you'd have to fit an extremely low profile tyre to avoid the front wheels from scrubbing the front and back of the wheel arches on turns .... problem. Low profiles are for performance vehicles ... this is a ba...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 40
Views: 1065

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

Sheesh! You've been busy boet! :D: Also had to get out one of the three chain saws ..... decided on the electric one ..... quieter and no starting issues after lying dormant for so long. Reason was an old loquat tree that had two large branches break and fall into the neighbour's yard after some str...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Issues with Low range 4WD
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Issues with Low range 4WD

Hi and welcome Veeryam. This is not a problem that I have come across before, so not sure I can be of much help. I've known it to happen with the normal gear lever and usually it's just the nylon bush at the end of the lever that has worn or disintegrated or alternatively its the bush in the turret ...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Crankshaft position sensor bank 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Crankshaft position sensor bank 1

Het hulle die olie en filter vervang met die diens? Mag miskien verkeerd wees maar ek dink dis daar waar die probleem ontstaan. Na my mening werk die VVT met olie druk ..... kan te veel of te min wees. Lyk vir my dat sodra die olie bietjie warm geraak het, dan werk dit weer reg. Olie te dik of filte...
by Mud Dog
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Diagnosis codes on a 1992 Hilux Surf diesel from Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Diagnosis codes on a 1992 Hilux Surf diesel from Japan

Welcome Joe! :thumbup: Could be that the new turbo is delivering significantly more boost than the old one, particularly at revs thereby affecting the AFR enough to trigger the lean mixture warning in the higher rev range. There's a small chance that the AFR sender unit is giving a slightly false re...
by Mud Dog
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Newbie

Welcome Jon! :thumbup:

The Hilux looks great, enjoy it! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: engine number - location
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: engine number - location

:thumbup:

Hopefully VW will now be able to provide some additional info for you. Hoffentlich, vielen Glück! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: IFS Hilux Bump Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: IFS Hilux Bump Stop

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: engine number - location
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: engine number - location

I think you will find it where they Indicate it will be. It might be a bit difficult to find and read with it being tucked away behind the thermostat housing - you might have to remove the housing.

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