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by Mars
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: D4D Reliability
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: D4D Reliability

The D4D is super reliable. Over 317 000 ks I got an average of 9.8 km/l in my 3lt D4D 4x4 DC Manual. I sold it to my wife’s cousin and he has now done 450 000 ks. The automatics are a little heavier on fuel.
by Mars
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Powder coating rims

It can be done. The old Smiths wheels were powder coated. It is a durable finish if done properly. The rims will need to be fully sandblasted before. You are more limited in your choice of colours than spray painting. The guys who do mag repairs simply spray paint them.
by Mars
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Injector cleaner makes
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Injector cleaner makes

I use Wynns Turbo and injector cleaner. The reason for that is that I was advised by the workshop manager of a very big and reputable dealership/workshop to.
by Mars
Mon May 31, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1265

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

Hallo Monty Dit lyk sommer baie goed. Geluk man. Die D4D het nie CATs in nie. Hy het ‘n DPF (diesel particulate filter) in wat geen verskil kan maak aan die enjin verstellings nie. Ook nie aan die turbo nie. Ek het ‘n 2005 model gehad. Die eerste modelle het glad nie ‘n DPF gehad nie. Ek onthou ek h...
by Mars
Sat May 29, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 110
Views: 68759

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

There are so many different Hino Trucks that you would need to be a bit more specific. It is possible that one of the smaller Hinos use a similar clutch. There are a few dimensions that would need to be the same. The pressure plate will need to have the same diameter, thickness and hole arrangement ...
by Mars
Fri May 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Please could the clever guys assist.
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Please could the clever guys assist.

My brother’s D4D did exactly the same. Replace the diesel filter unit. It comes complete with a new filter too and it is surprisingly affordable.
by Mars
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Mystery Part
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Mystery Part

Definitely looks like a hose clamp but I am at a loss where it has come from. Maybe the fuel pickup but I am not sure what it looks like.
by Mars
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Powerbrake brakepad replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Powerbrake brakepad replacement

You can use other brake pads if you cannot afford the Powerbrake pads. Ferrodo is good quality but tend to be on the hard side. Bosch are quite a bit softer. I also like Safeline. Stay away from these no-name/wang chung brake pads.
by Mars
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 110
Views: 68759

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Marnu Nigrini wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:36 pm Hi guys, I what to upgrade my 3.0 d4d 4x4 clutch as I tow everyday up to 3ton and I have replaced it 3 times already... Looking for a extra heavy-duty clutch... Any suggestions?
What clutches were you using?
by Mars
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: D4D 300 000 km service
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: D4D 300 000 km service

Don’t replace the waterpump if it isn’t leaking or you don’t have overheating problems. Do a full service (oil and all filters) and replace the timing belt, pulley and damper/tensioner. When last was the gearbox and diff oil replaced? Another thing you can consider is replacing the coolant. Keep enj...
by Mars
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Leaf springs
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Hilux Leaf springs

As far as I could tell the undercarriage is identical. They take the same shock absorbers, brake components, shackles and so on. On the very latest model (released now) the leaf springs were lengthened to soften the ride. So I am fairly certain that the "older" model's leaf springs will fit.
by Mars
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo diff olielek
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Vigo diff olielek

Die uiteinde van die probleem was dat die retainer aan die agterkant van die ABS rat op verkeerde diepte installeer is deur vorige eienaar. Daarom het olieseel nie op die regte plek ge-"seat" nie. Het as `n laaste uitweg die bearings, retainers en olieseels vervang. Geen meer lekke nie! B...
by Mars
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Namibia
Topic: Lost property in Namibia
Replies: 10
Views: 9668

Re: Lost property in Namibia

The link seems to be broken.
by Mars
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

+1
by Mars
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 22R Fast Idle Screw
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: 22R Fast Idle Screw

I am not 100% familiar with that carburettor. Normally there is an adjustment screw resting on the three stage cam that you can back out to reduce the idling speed if it is too high.
by Mars
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tinted window
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Tinted window

Meeste Glassfit en soortgelyke plekke het iemand wat dit doen. Hulle behoort hom redelik presies the kan "match" want jy kry net seker skakerings.
by Mars
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem
Replies: 110
Views: 68759

Re: 3.0 D4D Clutch Problem

Sorry for only replying now. The Bakkie is on 365000 ks now and the Sachs clutch is still 100%. The one in my brothers bakkie is also still perfect. I am not sure how many ks it has done.
by Mars
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Fortuner Drawer
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: DIY Fortuner Drawer

Very nice job indeed.
by Mars
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free
Replies: 43
Views: 10334

Re: Toyota recall to repair airbag light - Free

If it was not done yet they should honour it. Go to the dealer and ask them to check on your vin nr.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 4225

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Mikie wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:16 pm If I recall correctly is was a reputable brand, red and white box
Your best bet is undoubtedly Powerbrake disks and pads. They are expensive - on a par with Toyota OEM but that will definitely be the end if your issues.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 4225

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

Go for a reputable brand like Ferrodo, ATE etc. Buying Toyota is no guarantee that you will get the good disks. Having said that Toyota reckon the supplier issue was resolved.
by Mars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HILUX DISCS ???
Replies: 40
Views: 4225

Re: HILUX DISCS ???

What make disks did you use? Not all brake discs are created equally. Toyota has an issue with their supplier and many discs have been replaced under warranty (where applicable of course).
by Mars
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Splitpin wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am Update: Het alles terug gesit met nuwe intake gasket seels nadat alles mooi skoon gemaak was. Die bakkie start baie makliker. Nog besig met die catch can en moet nog airbox modifikasie doen.
Baie goed om te hoor!!!
by Mars
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Ford v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Ford v6 engine

If you are going to go through the whole excercise of changing the engine then I am of the view that there are better options out there than the good old Ford Essex V6. A colleague of mine had a SFA with a 3lt V6 and I helped him maintain it shortly before he sold it. I was surprised to find that pa...
by Mars
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE electrical gremlin
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: KZTE electrical gremlin

I agree with you. It sounds like an earth issue. Did it start immediately after replacing the radio? The best bet is to start looking in the vicinity of where you were working when the problem started. You may have disturbed or damaged an earth wire close to the radio.
by Mars
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nog n nuweling.
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Nog n nuweling.

Welkom Danie!
by Mars
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 34
Views: 19790

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

I suspect he has the "plat bakkie" and not the raised body. I was referring to the raised body. I am almost 100% sure he won't know what a "plat bakkie" is. Brad we get two variants in SA. The normal workhorse which is a "low rider" and then we get the raised body or Ra...
by Mars
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Hilux 3lt D4D 15" Mags and tyres - R3000
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

Hilux 3lt D4D 15" Mags and tyres - R3000

I have 4 x 15" Hilux Mags with Bridgestone Dueller 694 31 x 10.5 x 15 LT A/T tyres. The mags are undamaged and not buckled but have smaller scratches due to veldt driving. The tyres have about 25 to 30% tread left (3 mm to the tread indicators and 5 mm in total). Perfect set for "play"...
by Mars
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.
Replies: 34
Views: 19790

Re: Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x2 to 4x4 conversion.

The front suspension is identical to both vehicles so it is pretty much a bolt on conversion. The centre bearing needs to move back and the biggest trick is the wiring.
by Mars
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New to the forum - Timberman
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: New to the forum - Timberman

Welcome Peter.
by Mars
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Nuwe lid
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Nuwe lid

Baie welkom hier Oric. Hierdie is 'n baie lekker forum met 'n groep fantastiese mense op.
by Mars
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Continental tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Continental tyres

I have a bakkie that does deliveries and I have had many sets of tires on there over the past 550 000 kilometers. The best thus far have proven to be the Hankook Dynapros but they are also expensive now. The worst was Good Year Wrangler (by a long shot). I have Continental World contacts on there no...
by Mars
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: KZTE felt sluggish...This is what i found in the intake and need help.

Dit lyk of jy daar druk verloor het. Alle turbo diesels se turbos blaas bietjie olie deur. Ek dink jy moet eers seker maak hy seel mooi daar voordat jy nou groot geld spandeer soos turbos. Ek is nie oortuig dat die die turbo is nie.
by Mars
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Carburettor / CO2 settings and ignition timing

Hi Ricky If the ignition is too far advanced it can cause the engine to start running hotter. Just look out for that but if it is usually between 10 to 12 degrees BTDC then it should be fine. As far as the level in the float bowl is concerned I also don't know the specific model well but to my think...
by Mars
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Fuel level gauge takes 2 hours to pickup Hilux Vigo

Die probleem met die intrument "cluster" is daar is "surface mount" weerstande agter op die stroombaan wat droeë laste ontwikkel. Ek vermoed dit is omdat die vervaardiger lood vrye soldeersel (tin) gebruik om omgewings vriendelik te wees. Tin is brosser as lood. Dit is eintlik ba...
by Mars
Thu May 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Opinons on diesel tuning chips
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Opinons on diesel tuning chips

I am not a fan of the plug and play chips. The only way to do it in my opinion is a Dastek Chip Unichip Q4 that is properly installed and then calibrated to your specific vehicle on a dynamometer. I particularly like the chip with the 5 programs. The one map is set for optimal performance (economic)...
by Mars
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: 2011 Dd4 4x4 Transfer & diff olies

Quintus

Hierdie saak is al vele kere op die forum in detail bespreek. 'n Vinnige soek op die forum sal vir jou sommer baie inligting gee.
by Mars
Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 2008 yaris service
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: 2008 yaris service

No it simply has additives to neutralise the acidity which tends to form in diesel engine oil over time so it will be good in the Yaris.
by Mars
Wed May 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 2008 yaris service
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: 2008 yaris service

Delo 400 is actually an oil intended for diesel engines but you can use it in the petrol Yaris.
by Mars
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: DISC BRAKE UPGRADE

I am not aware of one. I am also not convinced that it is always the best idea to do it. Your front brakes do by far the most of the work. That is why front disks and pads are always so much bigger than the rears. You do not want to end up getting the balance wrong and end up with locking rear brake...
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

It may be. I have to say that I have not had an issue with buying pirate Bosch brake pads.
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

Check out this video on how to check if Bosch Parts are genuine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrRqEP9Ugx8

Even if not following the process in the video you at least know to check for the secure key code on the Bosch part.
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

If genuine Bosch yes. Make sure they are not knock offs. Are there a lot of Bosch pads knockoffs going around? How do you tell the difference? Unfortunately I have no idea. I suppose the best way is to look at the packaging. With knockoffs they always skimp on the packaging. On the pads one should ...
by Mars
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

Definitely worth a try although the ATEs are also quite soft in my experience.
by Mars
Mon May 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Seat replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: Seat replacement

That is insane. How can work done to the bakkie by a Toyota Dealership using Toyota parts which is a simple retrofit impact on the warranty. It sounds very straight forward to me to do it but if that is in fact correct then you will still lose the warranty. Really does not sound right to me. Perhaps...
by Mars
Thu May 02, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New hilux from the Garden Route
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: New hilux from the Garden Route

Welcome Ian. Enjoy your beautiful new bakkie!!
by Mars
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: ARE BOSCH BRAKE PADS GOOD

No it will most definitely not affect your warranty.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y blown headgasket
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: 4Y blown headgasket

It is better strip the head and have the engineering shop re-seat the valves and check the valve guides (replace if necessary) seeing as you have already come this far. Also fit new valve stem seals.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y blown headgasket
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: 4Y blown headgasket

I am not that familiar with the 4Y but I have done it on other engines in the past. Like Andy says, the weight of the whole assembly can make it difficult to manipulate.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux Vigo Armadillo Tonnue Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Hilux Vigo Armadillo Tonnue Cover

No idea but they are quite expensive new.
by Mars
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Loud Intermittent Click from engine
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Loud Intermittent Click from engine

It will probably be expensive yes. A DIY removal and clean-up of the turbo/actuator is really not that difficult. I hope you manage to get it sorted.
by Mars
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Loud Intermittent Click from engine
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Loud Intermittent Click from engine

Noises from the engine are incredibly difficult to find if they are intermittent. The first question to pose is if you are certain that the noise was not there before changing the timing belt and if it is not a question of you noticing it now after the service now that you are listening to the engin...
by Mars
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

Hi Mike Please do not take this the wrong way but it seems as if you want to over-complicate things. Why bother with the calipers in the UK which cost 115 pounds per caliper = 230 pounds or R4370-00 before shipping or import duties when you can drive to your nearest scrapyard specialising in 4x4s an...
by Mars
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Uiteindelik...
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: Uiteindelik...

Baie geluk. Dit is regtig 'n mooi bakkie daai.
by Mars
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Powerbrake Pads - Reds or Blacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Powerbrake Pads - Reds or Blacks

Hi Mike. The red pads would be a waste of money if you do normal driving and all that you need is improved braking. I used the Bendix Ultimate brake pads and they work perfectly. The reds are more for extreme braking performance where you expect the pads to get very very hot like when pulling a heav...
by Mars
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

Yes the one that came out with the 15" rims has a 297 mm disk. The later model has the 319 mm disk. So to my mind you have two options. Go for the original sized Powerbrake upgrade which will make a massive difference in my experience. To the extent that I no longer felt that I needed to fit bi...
by Mars
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

Re: Hilux brake upgrade - Land Cruiser Callipers???

I am not 100% sure at what point the Mk6 brakes were updated but I think it is late in 2006 early 2007 when they increased the size of the rim as well. The later model have a larger brake caliper. I had the 2006 with the smaller calipers. The brake disks are almost identical in appearance but the la...
by Mars
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

Re: KEYLESS ENTRY KIT INSTALL on my '03 HILUX

Thank you for the post and well done!!!

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