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    Default Re: Not quite a "softroader" Diahatsu inside

    I remember these being Giant Killers on the tracks in the early 2000s

    Like little mountain goats. I think you definately got your money's worth there
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I remember these being Giant Killers on the tracks in the early 2000s

    Like little mountain goats. I think you definately got your money's worth there
    Thanks Estee

    Ja lying underneath it for a bit over the weekend, I can see its build really tough suspension and chassis wise.

    The engine is a lazy but lekker torque-y thing that doesnt like revs very much, but I cant really feel any turbo lag since it pulls very linear from the low RPM's.

    This one has had a hard life - 333,000 kilos and judging by the dents and marks on the fenders, and the front bash plate it has seen a lot of 4x4ing in its life.

    Just need to take my time and get it in good condition again - but worried about getting parts for it. Even googling doesnt reveal a whole lot on these. Seems they were never really popular in its time.

    I tried searching on the major car sales websites like autotrader, automart, gumtree, junkmail etc but I couldnt find a single one anywhere in SA for sale.
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    On the electrical windows, I would start looking on the drivers side passenger switch.

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    They quite happily rev to 4000rpm in low range.

    Done that with both in sand and rocky slopes....you need some momentum where others use diff locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    On the electrical windows, I would start looking on the drivers side passenger switch.

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    Aha ! Cool thanks Prof - this is helpful because I tried figuring it all out yesterday but got tired and opened a beer in stead

    The wiring inside the door seem to be fine, motor runs when I power it from external battery on its terminals and all wires are connected to the plug that goes from the loom to the door switch. When I bridge the correct + and - on the plug itself with ignition on, I can make the motor go up or down by changing polarity but I were a bit confused with how the switch works - I think it has 5 pins. Not sure will relook at it this afternoon, maybe unless beer grabs my attention first
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    Spares so far no issue, some thinking out the box required.

    Front disc pads somewhat difficult to find, found some from new importer. (not home at moment to send details)

    Belts are pretty standard off the shelve.

    Alternator PG722
    Power steering PG462
    Aircon PG468 or 469 (check as I use both, depends on tensioner bracket)
    Timing belt Gates T842

    Timing belt and tensioner pulleys more difficult to find

    Air filter GUD ADG878. Fram CAK5722
    Fuel filter. GUD Z180. Fram P4886
    Oil filter. GUD Z218. Fram PH3917

    Shocks Front Gabriel G56173 Monroe D5476
    Rear Gabriel 55088. Monroe D8477

    Injectors are similar to thise in old Hilux 2.4D. Had one set done, retip. Cost me R2300 for set late last year.
    Diesel pump standard type Denso so no issues there
    Alternator is hefty with output between 13.8V to 14.8V
    Turbo is very similar to Isuzu 2.8D, and parts are not an issue there.

    Waterpump was R750 from Alert (thought I had leak, but only gasket was shot)
    Sommer bought two.
    Masterparts is actually place to go to source.
    Found gasket set as well. Alert checked on their system, rings and pistons available. (not that you would need them)

    Front lights are standard rectangulars from Grandmark, and rear bumper lights Suzuki Carry with the reverse light lopped off.

    Feel free to ask if more info wanted
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    Timing belt layout. Before I cleaned it. Had to replace front oil seal.
    Standard 38x28x8 if I remember correctly. Bearing Man.
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    Lastly
    Ours are F78ís.
    I have full service manual.
    Once home Iíll ask Dirk to make a Sticky and Iíll upload it all
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    So its got a timing belt? I thought its a gear driven pushrod type thing - so it might need a new belt at some stage or the engine can go boom when it breaks?
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    So, do the timing belt first.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Lastly
    Ours are F78ís.
    I have full service manual.
    Once home Iíll ask Dirk to make a Sticky and Iíll upload it all

    Thanks a gazillion prof - you are a treasure trove library with information on this little rocky balboa !
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    So its got a timing belt? I thought its a gear driven pushrod type thing - so it might need a new belt at some stage or the engine can go boom when it breaks?
    It will bend valves....

    If you not sure if it was done, I would do so per se
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    Nou is ek n bietjie jags

    I seriously looked at one of these way back but with a young family and too much kit to be carted, opted for the Disco instead
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    Ek het goete ook al goed bekyk, kon net nog ni n lekker ene kry ni.

    Sal defnitief n lekker karretjie wees, ek het die Gen 1 Kia Sportage met di aparte low range gehad, oop diff agter, bloody potent, ma hy was nie diesel nie. Ek like diesel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Nou is ek n bietjie jags

    I seriously looked at one of these way back but with a young family and too much kit to be carted, opted for the Disco instead
    He he ja me too - I call it an "itch"

    I was not out to buy this or actively looking for one - I just came across it and, well the rest is history.

    Going to be a long term project (I hope) and will fix as I go - need to give the finances some recovery time - at least I have the little platkarretjie for the commute thing which is also frugal on the juice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    Ek het goete ook al goed bekyk, kon net nog ni n lekker ene kry ni.

    Sal defnitief n lekker karretjie wees, ek het die Gen 1 Kia Sportage met di aparte low range gehad, oop diff agter, bloody potent, ma hy was nie diesel nie. Ek like diesel
    I like diesel also - al my 4x4's was diesel behalwe die V8 Cruiser. Mazda 2.5, Nissan Terrano 2.7, Kia Sorento almal diesel drinkers.

    Diesel voel net vir my beter offroad, behalwe miskien sand is dit lekker om stadig te crawl en die kompressie maak dit so dat mens skaars die rem moet gebruik as jy skerp aftraende gaan.
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    En hullr sleep beter. Dit was ook n verkoopspunt vir my

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    WAJ - Nice Ride, geluk man!!!

    And they're NOT softroaders...!!

    Ek sou bietjie speel met dei suspensie , hom dalk probeer lig, en groter tyres opsit..........??

    Jy bargain gekoop - R 45 000 is cheap!
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    Smaller, maar hoŽr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    WAJ - Nice Ride, geluk man!!!

    And they're NOT softroaders...!!

    Ek sou bietjie speel met dei suspensie , hom dalk probeer lig, en groter tyres opsit..........??

    Jy bargain gekoop - R 45 000 is cheap!

    Dankie !

    Its not a FJ60 - but its different and unique thats why I like it
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