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by Gyxx
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Landcruiser KZJ71 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Landcruiser KZJ71 handbrake adjustment

I had to do one not long back as the handbrake was only just engaging at the end of the lever travel. I just wound the adjuster on the rear hubs up until it dragged then backed it off until there was no drag felt. After that the brake was fully engaged at about 3/4s of the handbrake lever travel. Ha...
by Gyxx
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: grenade engines
Replies: 11
Views: 1611

Re: grenade engines

Hey dude. Never had anything to do with them myself so I'm not speaking from experience but "The Dog and Lemon Guide" has this to say about them: " ENGINE PROBLEMS - The air flow meter on the 3.0 (ZD30) turbo diesel engine fails at high mileages, frequently causing melted pistons and ...
by Gyxx
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: KZJ78 1 KZTE ECU
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: KZJ78 1 KZTE ECU

Did anyone mention Anything Electronic in Nelson ;-)...
Fixed the one in my KZJ for $220 with a 2 year warranty on the job.
by Gyxx
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Best 4wds
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: Best 4wds

Yeah they're pretty general comments that could be applied to any modern engines... Some people think Nissans are the best, some people think Toyotas are the best, other people have their own ideas... Truth is every model (even from the same factory), every variant and every engine is different and ...
by Gyxx
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Recovery point help
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Recovery point help

There's a good document on this page about mounting tow hooks: http://www.ccvc.org.nz/index.php/ccvc/T ... d-On-Trips
by Gyxx
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Wrangler Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: Wrangler Newbie

Hi Fred. Welcome to Enzed.

Looks like you've already found Devils Gate unless I'm mistaken ;-). There's few tracks around Wellington but you'll find a lot more open gates if you're part of a club. Google "Wellington Cross Country Vehicle Club" for a start...
by Gyxx
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Prado j90 2 speed transfer box
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Prado j90 2 speed transfer box

So does the "2 speed" transfer case refere to the hi and low speeds? Yes. dont most common 4x4s have a two speed transfer case ? Yep - having a transfer case with a high and low ratio would (for most people) be a defining factor between a "real 4x4" designed for off-road use and...
by Gyxx
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Friday 29th January 2016 was a sad day
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Friday 29th January 2016 was a sad day

Yep... Definitely the end of an era...
by Gyxx
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Noob with a old/new hilux surf
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Noob with a old/new hilux surf

Hey dude.

That's one seriously low milage surf! What model did you get, there's a few variants?
by Gyxx
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: What grade lube to use in my diff.
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: What grade lube to use in my diff.

Hey Paul. The book for mine (I think we have the same rear diff) says API GL5 with an SAE rating of 80W or multi-grade 80W-90 at temps below 18 deg and SAE 90W at temps above 18 deg. The maintenance schedule says replace every 40 thousand K's. Super Cheap Auto currently has Castrol EPX 80W-90 4 Litr...
by Gyxx
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: carefull with your cutoff wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Re: carefull with your cutoff wheels

I know it's extremely rare for a modern grinding wheel to fail (when used properly) but when they do go the results can be spectacular. I've probably spent literally hundreds of hours using grinders over the past couple of decades and I've seen the good old polycarb face shield do it's job quite a f...
by Gyxx
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Newbie, looking to get first 4wd
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Newbie, looking to get first 4wd

Hi. Running costs, petrol and diesel - when comparing running costs of diesel and petrol vehicles don't forget to factor in road user charges on the diesel. Also the diesel will require more frequent and expensive servicing. Around the $5K you might find a half decent Surf but be careful of poorly m...
by Gyxx
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1980 Toyota Hilux, light replacement, help
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux, light replacement, help

I think this might be what you're looking for:

https://touch.trademe.co.nz/motors/list ... /991809382
by Gyxx
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Newbie

Hey dude welcome aboard...

Love to see some pics of your Skippy...
by Gyxx
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: newbe to the site
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: newbe to the site

Here's a link to the government website explaining vehicle lighting. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/get-your-lights-right/get-your-lights-right/ Roof mounted lights usually fall under the 'work lights' category (can't be switched to operate as part of main beam circuit). It's an offence to use t...
by Gyxx
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: newbe to the site
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: newbe to the site

This is Wellingtons largest 4WD club.

http://www.ccvc.org.nz/
by Gyxx
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project
Replies: 27
Views: 9696

Re: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project

Yeah - good to see you doing it mate. That's more important than what you're doing it with or what extra flash bits are bolted to it... Call me mad but I've always fancied one of those Russian GAZ 4WD vans...
by Gyxx
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: UHF PRS
Replies: 25
Views: 3337

Re: UHF PRS

What's the make and model number?
by Gyxx
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Haurangi Road & Sutherlands Hut.
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: Haurangi Road & Sutherlands Hut.

Right.

That gives me a bit of time to try to fob the kids off on some unsuspecting relative...

Well one kid at least otherwise I won't be able to fold the back seats down to fit the camping gear in - the pros and cons of shorties :wink: ...
by Gyxx
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Haurangi Road & Sutherlands Hut.
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: Haurangi Road & Sutherlands Hut.

Geez time flies...

Since I made the original post on this thread asking if the track was gated I've been on a couple of trips cum working bees on that track and helped out the Featherston guys fixing up the very gate I was asking about.

Still haven't pulled any venison out of there but ;-) ...
by Gyxx
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: The Odlins Road thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Re: The Odlins Road thread

Buggeration...

When you say carpark do you mean the area up at Maymorn junction before the track heads down to the hut?
by Gyxx
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: The Odlins Road thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Re: The Odlins Road thread

Have a look on the ARAC website.
by Gyxx
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: Electronics

Jerry wrote:Yeah, had them fix my 1KZ ECU had no problems


Ditto....

I had the 1KZ ECU from my KZJ fixed by Anything Electronic and I'm another satisfied customer.
by Gyxx
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: 4WD's Forsale / Wanted
Topic: FS: 1991 Lada Niva 1600
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: FS: 1991 Lada Niva 1600

You might have some luck if you put it on the Facebook group "Lada Niva New Zealand".

What part of the country are you in ?
by Gyxx
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: gps,which type?
Replies: 13
Views: 3451

Re: gps,which type?

Hi Andrew. There's a lot of forum discussions about the pros and cons of dedicated GPS receivers versus smartphone navigation apps. What is best really comes down to what suits your needs and budget best. For my own outdoor pursuits I'm quite happy with a smartphone app (always backed up by a paper ...
by Gyxx
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project
Replies: 27
Views: 9696

Re: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project

by Gyxx
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project
Replies: 27
Views: 9696

Re: Hiace Super Custom 4x4 project

Hey dude. Nice purchase, I'll be following your thread if you decide to do it up. The 4WD vans will never be ultimate off-road performers because of their design; like others have said, ultimately they're limited by their angles and whenever you see a modified one under-body bash protection (particu...
by Gyxx
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 5734

Re: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff

Hey Calvin. Really digging watching your build mate, sorry for hijacking it there. I was wondering about the designations as I see a lot of 77s on overseas sites but never in NZ. I guess we only get the Jap imports that all have the Electronic pump. I think the only engine variant I've known of in N...
by Gyxx
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 5734

Re: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff

Hi Peter.

Can you settle a question for me regards model codes? The KZJ78 is the model equipped with the 1KZ-TE engine and the KZJ77 is the model equipped with the 1KZ-T engine - basically the same vehicle but with the manual pump rather than the ECU controlled pump?

Cheers
by Gyxx
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Austrian KZJ78 conversion to 1UZ-FE?
Replies: 16
Views: 2226

Re: Austrian KZJ78 conversion to 1UZ-FE?

I remember when the EU put a limit of 100hp on bikes back in the nineties. That pissed off a lot of people. I'm not sure but I think they dropped it since then. And yeah Clint, you're right about that chap from Taihape, he was pretty damn smart... I'm reminded of his wise words every time I watch th...

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