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by Mud Dog
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electronic dizzy connection
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Electronic dizzy connection

Hi Claude, Thanks for the feedback. Appreciated, and happy to hear that you have a resolution to the problem. Yep, you never know if someone else will encounter the same problem and ideally the info should be on the forum where it can be searched and referenced. I'm sure that you have no objection t...
by Mud Dog
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: OEM vs non-OEM
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: OEM vs non-OEM

Four years after the Competition Commission started engagements with the automotive aftermarket, its guidelines for the sector are finally about to go into force. It’s been a long time coming and key players in the sector are said to be neither particularly delighted, nor unhappy about it, but when ...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Good Service
Topic: Mikem Suspensions - Darrell Dockray
Replies: 22
Views: 10413

Re: Mikem Suspensions - Darrell Dockray

Awesome service for this day and age. Huge kudo's for Mikem here! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Injector cleaner makes
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Injector cleaner makes

The dealerships often add huge mark-ups for what is essentially the same product you can get over the counter, just vehicle brand packaged. However, there's of course differing qualities and you can be assured (for the most part) that the stuff from dealerships is of a better standard. The huge diff...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Hilux offroad bumper - Monty Style
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: DIY Hilux offroad bumper - Monty Style

Nicely done!! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Tue May 25, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Super Bargain (I think)
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Super Bargain (I think)

I think that anything below 3K would be a bargain, but I'm guessing that you got it for a lot less than that. ........ 1½K ?? (Then you stole it! :D: )
by Mud Dog
Wed May 19, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 4x4 DC d4d unexplained vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Hilux 4x4 DC d4d unexplained vibration

Hi Kobus. Yeah, those are the obvious and first things to have checked out. I would also have a second opinion on the drive shafts ... (some guys are not too thorough or could have even missed something) ... paying attention to excessive play on the centre carrier bearing, the slip-joints on both pr...
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: My new wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: My new wheels

:thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3701
Views: 339730

Re: Joke of the day

:slap: :laugh2:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: 2010 Fortuner rear diff lock actuator giving error codes
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: 2010 Fortuner rear diff lock actuator giving error codes

Hi John. The electric actuators are prone to becoming "sticky", mostly due to water ingress which turns the grease inside into goo. I would suggest that as a first step to remove, strip, clean, re-lube and re-fit the actuator. Hopefully that will solve the problem. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: 2jz build
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: 2jz build

Hallo Hannes. Ja daai was 'n populêre ombouding is al baie gedoen. Weet ongelukkig nie wat dit al behels maar "search" vir "2jz" conversion en jy sal seker baie posts kry on deur te lees.

:winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: BFG's for a BFG
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: BFG's for a BFG

Hi Harry. The tyres should fit without fouling on the standard off-set rims. The question is how much further out the replacement rims will sit. The rear is not a problem, it's the front that will be the issue - with a wider off-set the outer arc of the wheel on turns will be bigger and that's where...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2010 kun26 invincible broken front diff
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: 2010 kun26 invincible broken front diff

Hi Iain. I can't give you a definitive answer but in all probability they are the same. You could check with the agents in your area for confirmation that they are interchangeable. If they are, just be sure that the ratios are the same. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Batterye, lewensduurte, discharges!!
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Batterye, lewensduurte, discharges!!

Interesting. However, let me just add that on my solar lights systems which I built about 4 or 5 years ago I set my controllers to cut out at 11.2V battery charge. Admittedly the four different modules (each consisting of panels, a controller and two 108 A hr medium cycle batteries) didn't discharge...
by Mud Dog
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: hilux sfa specialist mechanic KZN?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: hilux sfa specialist mechanic KZN?

Hi and welcome Kit. :thumbup:

Hopefully some of the KZN guys can advise.
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Future modifications
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Future modifications

EFI ... worth doing IRO small power gain and perhaps slightly better fuel economy (not very noticeable) but mostly off-road driveability, ... i.e. inclines / side-slopes. Here I have to say that I never had any issues with the standard Nikki carb which in my experience performed very well at all ang...
by Mud Dog
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Suspension upgrade for Hilux Vigo 4x4
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Suspension upgrade for Hilux Vigo 4x4

Agreed. TJM aren't too bad either but I would still go for the OME. I have OME in the one SFA and Dobinsons in the other - prefer the OME over Dobinsons.
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

Hopefully the standard 4x4 model X-member will be a straight forward bolt-on job. At worst you might have to make some new holes in the chassis. Holding thumbs! :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Body mounting bushes? (was never the problem)
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Body mounting bushes? (was never the problem)

And so? What was it?
by Mud Dog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Tips and Help on using the forum
Topic: PLEASE Update your email address
Replies: 10
Views: 45184

Re: PLEASE Update your email address

Thanks Jan. That is the address that is on your profile. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 110
Views: 69011

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

The Vigo owners can perhaps tell you for sure, but I seem to think that there is a difference.
by Mud Dog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)
Replies: 18
Views: 5126

Re: DIY Immobilizer (wanted)

The fuel cut-off solenoid is certainly one of the better options, electrical cut-offs are easily bypassed. However the fuel cut-off must also be well hidden because if they see it they will just bypass it as well, either physically or electrically with a jumper.
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: J90 Prado radiator swop with Vigo Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: J90 Prado radiator swop with Vigo Radiator

Well done! :thumbup:

There is no limit on the number of pics, but the size is limited to 800 x 600 pixels, you have to re-size the pics .... probably the reason why it won't let you up-load. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: IDENTIFY THIS
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: IDENTIFY THIS

Looks like it's the standard Toyota diff that was used in the 2.2 / 2.4 petrol and 2.4 / 2.8 diesel models. LSD kits were (and probably still are) available for these diffs.
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Warranty
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Toyota Warranty

I didn't read it in depth Shaakir, just skimmed through it, but as I understood it does include "your uncle the mechanic" and even includes your own work but that any work done must have been done competently. :think:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Warranty
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Toyota Warranty

The warranty terms around these things are mostly very unfair .... if you or a non-dealer workshop do any alterations / part replacements the warranty is often voided including on stuff that is completely unrelated. I believe that the competitions board has stepped in and won a law suit that now all...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors

Hope you come right. Have a great Xmas. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft

Good to hear that all is well. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

Pics .... If you are creating a thread you will automatically be in the "Full Editor" window, but if replying to a post you have to select "Full Editor" by scrolling down a bit (i.e. don't use the "Quick Reply" box). In "Full Editor" you can attach pics. To do...
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My Bergskilpad
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: My Bergskilpad

Lekker! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

Monty, I recall someone once saying that the ratios are externally marked on the diff housing. However, even if that is the case one cant be sure if a previous owner has changed the crown and pinion and altered the ratio (that is to say, if you are not the first owner). If the diff is a local diff (...
by Mud Dog
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

Welkom Monty! :thumbup:

Geluk met die projek. Lyk my jy is heeltemal toegevoer daarvoor, maar ja, daai diff ratios ... sal ook 'n oog oop hou vir so 'n tabel waarvan jy praat. Het Google niks gelewer nie?
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member to forum
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: New Member to forum

Welcome aboard, Jan! :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors

Hi Stef, I think you will battle to get the original spec injectors, but it's worth giving Diesel Electric a try to see if they still have or if they can match up. When we did my conversion we fitted Mitsubishi injectors that Dylan had lying about, but then we had to make our own fuel rail anyway be...
by Mud Dog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 5L Motor Welch Plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: 5L Motor Welch Plugs

Good to hear! :thumbup:

We're in RSA, and vet far from OZ. :D: I have a B.I.L. that lives in Brizzy though. Can pass the referral on to him. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Some questions on the 2.4dg6 and purchasing
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Some questions on the 2.4dg6 and purchasing

Did you not perhaps mean 95 kmph instead of 195 kmph, Tristin? :D:
by Mud Dog
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Dealerships around JHB for selling "old" Prado - recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Dealerships around JHB for selling "old" Prado - recommendations?

Hi and welcome Iris.The guys up your way might have better recommendations, but you could speak to Imperial Toyota and if they don't have a used / pre-owned division, they could perhaps recommend someone for you. Good luck.
by Mud Dog
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Re: Tyres

This should give you all you need to make comparisons .....

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Legend 45 Auto downhill creep
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Legend 45 Auto downhill creep

Very typical of most torque converters. doesnt take much rev increase from the motor side to engage, but needs a lot more from the g-box side before it grips. Best is to use 1st gear low-range which will help spin the converter from the gearbox side, but if it's still "running away" 1L 4x4...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft

I don't think there will be a problem with it as it won't be dry, but as a precautionary measure just squirt some oil in there before re-installing and then at first start-up, keep the revs low and watch that the oil pressure light goes off (be sure that the light is working when the key is turned t...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Main & Con Rod Bearings using the same Crankshaft

It really doesn't make sense to put the old bearing cups back. Even if you put them back exactly in the same places and orientation as they were, they won't be microscopically in the exact positions and there will be new wear as they seat in again. You've got it all out, so now is the time to do it....
by Mud Dog
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Differential Breather Kits for Hilux YN67R

:thumbup: Good on you! Maybe you should post a few pics of your breathers. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Brake fluid level sensor. Can not see one on my brake fluid reservoir. Any suggestions.
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Brake fluid level sensor. Can not see one on my brake fluid reservoir. Any suggestions.

The sensor, if it has one (not all vehicles have), is normally fitted in the cap of the brake fluid reservoir. In such case there will be wires to the cap. If there are no wires, then the vehicle is not fitted with a sensor.
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: oil in intake manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: oil in intake manifold

Hi and welcome Qillaq. :thumbup: The Toyota 2.4 Diesel (2L series) motors were notoriously robust motors but equally notorious for being sluggish, especially on up-hills or when towing. They are old diesel technology and only produced about 60KW. Pick-up trucks fitted with these motors were very und...
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Gas struts to be fitted underneath bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Gas struts to be fitted underneath bonnet

You can get from Midas, they carry a full range of Gabriel gas-rider struts, push or pull, varied lengths and strengths. Not expensive.
by Mud Dog
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Gas struts to be fitted underneath bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Gas struds to be fitted underneath bonnet

Not sure that I'd trust them in a strong wind, even with sturdy mounting brackets. But I don't see why you shouldn't be able to fit them, you just need to get the right length and gas pressure, then when positioning them to make sure that they don't foul against anything as well as that the bonnet w...
by Mud Dog
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake upgrade LN110 , bigger calipers and rotors?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Brake upgrade LN110 , bigger calipers and rotors?

Brembo are good with very little fade. You can't go wrong there. A new or skimmed disc that's completely true also helps a little and so does having them drilled with vent holes to help dissipate heat if they're not already ventilated. Just bear in mind that better braking achieved with softer pads ...
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Replacing burnt KZ-TE harness
Replies: 58
Views: 7913

Re: Replacing burnt KZ-TE harness

Glad you came right. :thumbup:
by Mud Dog
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Water accumulation in door - 2.4GD
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Water accumulation in door - 2.4GD

The opening widow rubber seal is never completely efficient and there are small gaps on the side. This means that water will always find it's way into the door, and so the need for drain holes. It's also the reason why so many car doors start to rust from the bottom. Keep the drain holes free to mit...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Water accumulation in door - 2.4GD
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Water accumulation in door - 2.4GD

Hi Jan. There are drain holes in the bottom of the door, (usually 3 of them), these could be clogged with dust and debris accumulated over time. Locate and clear them and your problem should be solved. :winkx:
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Tow Strap
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Tow Strap

As Johan says, a snatch rope tows nicely and it has elasticity so no jarring and less chance of damaging anything, but they're pricey by comparison to a tow rope. The weak points of tow ropes is the stitched loop. If the stitching looks robust it should be OK and if the loop has a protective sheath,...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE

Could also be a relay with a dead short, yes.

Hope you find the fault, otherwise it may mean calling in an auto-electrician.
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Tow Strap
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Tow Strap

You can try Midas. They usually keep bow shackles as well. Get the 10 ton rated strap and minimum 5m length .... I prefer longer because the brakes of the vehicle being towed are usually no longer assisted by the booster (engine not running). A longer strap gives the towed vehicle a little more spac...
by Mud Dog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Replacing burnt KZ-TE harness
Replies: 58
Views: 7913

Re: Replacing burnt KZ-TE harness

Is this the same as yours? Should be similar, if not. ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8awmuE78Mxs
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE

What is this insulation tape on the blue wire (circled in green) which you say goes to the Ignition? Is it a splicing of another wire into it?
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by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Help! - Blowing a Fuse 2L TE

We never got the Surf here in RSA, and although similar to the Hilux / Tacoma, the wiring harnesses might differ. If so, then so would the diagrams but maybe you can look at Hilux / Tacoma wiring schematics for diesel models of a similar era, they should differ too much. There is another possibility...
by Mud Dog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: D4d hilux brake light came on when pressing brake pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: D4d hilux brake light came on when pressing brake pedal

Hi and welcome Charles. :thumbup: If the pedal feels hard or gets harder as you describe, that normally points to a booster problem of some kind. Check your vacuum line to the booster for any damage / perishing where you could have a vacuum leak as well as the connections at the booster and the mani...

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