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So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Tar Baby » July 26th, 2010, 12:22 am

I ended up getting a fantastic deal on a 4x4 2.5 hilux locally used, and I'm an avid DIY-er because in my 5 years of owning and maintaining a vehicle I havent come across a trustworthy mechanic. Its always a half-assed job.

I figure there's going to be alot of stuff I cant do on the truck and I'll need to know where you guys get your stuff done (besides tttl, sometimes I swear there is the WORST) and what things should I look out for. I'll be changing the oil, air, fuel filters and fluids next weekend.

There's one other thing - The bloody thing didnt come with powered mirrors. I have to manually adjust them and its really annoying. Do you guys know where I can get the modules for that? I might have someone who could install it, but I trying to source the parts without going to toyota. And well if you know where to get that, the electronic folding ones would be even better :P

thanks 4x4 fellas

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby lighthammer » July 26th, 2010, 2:41 am

I ended up getting a fantastic deal on a 4x4 2.5 hilux locally used, and I'm an avid DIY-er because in my 5 years of owning and maintaining a vehicle I havent come across a trustworthy mechanic. Its always a half-assed job


Congrats bro, good job on a good deal. How much did you pay, what year, what features you got?
True that there are hardly any good backyard mechanics around, most of them can't do a proper job unless you either stick around to supervise or give very specific instructions on what to do. A lot of the local companies do a good job but can be expensive if the repairs start to add-up.

I figure there's going to be alot of stuff I cant do on the truck and I'll need to know where you guys get your stuff done (besides tttl, sometimes I swear there is the WORST) and what things should I look out for. I'll be changing the oil, air, fuel filters and fluids next weekend.


What kind of bad-service did you get at TTTL? I was in there last week to have a look at the 3.0 4x4 Manual hilux (which was sold out and they didn't have any left to show me) and from the busy-atmosphere of their place it looked like they were working hard to try to bring & keep up their after-sales standard. I might be wrong and was just fooled by a shiny facade but share your own bad-experience if you have any.


The bloody thing didnt come with powered mirrors. I have to manually adjust them and its really annoying. Do you guys know where I can get the modules for that? I might have someone who could install it, but I trying to source the parts without going to toyota. And well if you know where to get that, the electronic folding ones would be even better :P


Check sweeky on the forum, he might have some parts for you. If not - then take a drive in your new (old) truck to the bamboo dude.



As for maintenance & DIY options, check these threads for ideas & inspiration:

The DIY thread

The Hilux tech-thread


What maintenance options you going with?

- K&N Filter - pm "w2j" on the forum or call Teknet - 6258638. They also stock Amsoil by the gallon.
- Amsoil distributors: Parts Solution Ltd 655 6922 and Pro Lube Ltd, 633-6110
- Tyres - (from the Tyres thread):
PLEASE NOTE PRICES HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND THIS LIST SHOULD BE USED AS A GUIDE OF PROJECTED EXPENDITURE

Nexen and Liberator - $700.
General - $750-800.
Bridgestone and Dunlop - $850.
Kumho - $950
Goodyear and Toyo - $1000.
Cooper - $1000.
Michelin - $1400.


Nexxen Rodian and Roadstone Rodian for $750.00 - Cheap Jack's on Cipero Street
Terra Trac for $750.00

Kumho Roadventure at Mileage Mack in south - $977.00 VAT incl

All Country at Ramrattan's in Marabella - $800.00 VAT incl

Kumho Ecstas - $1,000 at Mileage Mack

Ironman Electra - $800.00 M+S at Jack's Tyre in Couva

Hankook Dyna Pro for $918.0 Vat incl at Tyre clinic
Dunlop PIT for $850.00

Nexxen Rodian - $850.00 at Jack's Tyre in Couva



- Accessories/Bling: 4x4trinidad - 672691
- Truck Armor & Suspension upgrades, ARB diff-lockers - Ironman 4x4 - 3749339

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby trinibajan34 » July 26th, 2010, 8:26 am

THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION light hammer has spoken :D
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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Team Loco » July 26th, 2010, 8:27 am

enjoy the ride man....if i were you, i wouldnt worry too much about those power mirrors. i had installed a pair in my lux a while back, new model. bought the entire mirror package with switches etc. cpost $1000.00. but i wouldnt do it again since no matter how i adjusted the mirrors, the left side never showed my target area, only the left side of the van was seen. bought the package from marud in marabella, but they no longer exist. stick with the manual mirrors, one less stress

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby lighthammer » July 26th, 2010, 8:36 am

^^ werd.

Power mirrors are overrated, unless you need them to help you reverse in tight spots and not rub down other folks' car with your broad-@ss tires.... heh heh heh.

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Cooper » July 26th, 2010, 8:57 am

Welcome Tar Baby, I guarantee you'll love your diesel 8-)

BTW, I found it a bit challenging to read your post..... everytime I started a new line, my eyes went too far to the left :lol:

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby biggy82 » July 26th, 2010, 9:19 am

Team Loco wrote:enjoy the ride man....if i were you, i wouldnt worry too much about those power mirrors. i had installed a pair in my lux a while back, new model. bought the entire mirror package with switches etc. cpost $1000.00. but i wouldnt do it again since no matter how i adjusted the mirrors, the left side never showed my target area,

it hard tuh see a leaky turbo in the engine bay with a side-view mirror eh

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Mr. Red Sleeper » July 26th, 2010, 10:26 am

Cooper wrote:Welcome Tar Baby, I guarantee you'll love your diesel 8-)

BTW, I found it a bit challenging to read your post..... everytime I started a new line, my eyes went too far to the left :lol:


Maybe if you installed the "power mirrors" you wouldnt experience that problem.

I have a very good diesel mechanic whi has proven to be quite reliable:
He is certified and handles our fleet of diesel vehicles.
Alex :345-6295.

Tell him Darren sent you.

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Tar Baby » July 26th, 2010, 10:53 pm

Fellas, thanks for the links!
Between this and some common sense, I think I'm gonna be ok

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby lighthammer » July 26th, 2010, 11:07 pm

Cool beans man.

Post some pics up!

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Team Loco » July 27th, 2010, 9:45 am

lighthammer wrote:^^ werd.

Power mirrors are overrated, unless you need them to help you reverse in tight spots and not rub down other folks' car with your broad-@ss tires.... heh heh heh.



you learn something new everyday. there are actually left hand drive and right handed drive power mirrors. there's a difference in the way the mirrors adjust according to the seating area of the driver ie left or right of the vehicle

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby sweeks » July 27th, 2010, 7:49 pm

Congrats on the purchase ... it's a decent truck.

Is this your first diesel? Depending on the mileage, I wouldn't rush to change all the fluids (besides the diff oils)... the coolant is long life good up to 160 000km according to Toyota Japan. I'm about to hit 80 000km and still have some of the original fluids in my truck without any problems.

FYI... the spiral cable goes bad after a while, but you can get that fixed outside of Toyota now. And as with any diesel, don't make it a habit to run it below quarter tank. Diesel pump servicing and repairs are expensive.

If you need OEM disc pads or OEM oil filters, pm me. Enjoy the lux.

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Tar Baby » August 5th, 2010, 11:37 am

Hi guys, so I've gotten through with all the maintenance stuff. God bless that thread DIY fuel filter thread. I also had a turbo timer installed yesterday with 4x4 Trinidad. The service was nice but the fellas could learn to wipe down the areas they work in with a lil cloth since they leave one setta black fingerprint streaks.

Anyways, I'm in that new ride phase where I wanna buy a billion things for it and its all about the details, the little things that make your ride comfortable and stand out. I want to add just a few things and as ridiculous as it might seem, forgive me :D

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Where can I get this? I might also want 2, because my padna in work here doh have one either and would like to put it in.

The grab handles for the 2 back seat passengers.
The sun visor with the mirror on it for the driver and passenger.

I rather go through you guys and link up the bretheren here first than head to tttl since you've all been such great help.

Pics coming soon.

Thanks

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby lighthammer » August 6th, 2010, 2:46 am

Good to hear about your progress dude. Must be exciting to build such a project. How's the turbo timer working? My frontier has the Greddy that N&M installs, but I always wanted the OEM style like the Volution kit that 4x4trinidad sells.

Anyways, I'm in that new ride phase where I wanna buy a billion things for it and its all about the details, the little things that make your ride comfortable and stand out. I want to add just a few things and as ridiculous as it might seem, forgive me :D


Whatever you do, please.... PLEASE don't do this to your truck:

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For OEM parts, check sweeky, he's got the hookup.
Good luck bro - please put up some pics when you wash the van on sunday! :)

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Tar Baby » August 6th, 2010, 9:19 am

^^

Oh god no

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby wagon r » August 6th, 2010, 2:46 pm

^ then you and most of us in here will get along jus fine....

...*...looks around for the black navara...*....

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby biggy82 » August 6th, 2010, 8:15 pm

wagon r wrote:^ then you and most of us in here will get along jus fine....

...*...looks around for the black navara...*....

wuh...dat Hilux oogly... :roll:































































cos issa Hilux

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Hilux spiral cable

Postby OracleTnT » January 21st, 2020, 1:05 pm

Hi, I just bought a 2009 Vigo and no horn. the old owner said it's the spiral cable.
Do you have and how much? Could you send your number or i can be reached @756-0929.

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Re: So I recently bought a local used hilux

Postby Ted_v2 » February 9th, 2020, 1:46 pm

thats like 600 or so for that,

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Re: Hilux spiral cable

Postby ADONI » February 29th, 2020, 2:36 pm

OracleTnT wrote:Hi, I just bought a 2009 Vigo and no horn. the old owner said it's the spiral cable.
Do you have and how much? Could you send your number or i can be reached @756-0929.

Bought an original revised one on Amayama about four years ago, total cost was $1,150.
Toyota was $2,500
ROC was $1,800
FU was $1,400
There are also cheaper ones on Amazon for around US$20-50

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