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HILUX SURF FORUMS - GENERAL INTEREST/CHITCHAT
Frequently posted threads eg Insurance, ECT, That little red button etc- No posting
Topics: 11 Posts: 11
Last Post: 3rd gen 4wd options
11 11
Koi
3rd gen 4wd options
by Koi
Threads you need to read
Topics: 12 Posts: 907
Last Post: stickers/decals
12 907
Admin
stickers/decals
by Admin
General chit chat
Topics: 46,945 Posts: 566,979
46,945 566,979
All Jokes should be posted here - please no really off colour jokes (I think we are all adult to know what is acceptable) as this is a Forum open to all with no minimum age.
Topics: 3,552 Posts: 8,535
Last Post: Door knocking joke
3,552 8,535
BillaBob
Door knocking joke
Spotted someone out and about, post it here
Topics: 673 Posts: 1,988
673 1,988
ne_surf
Black Gen 2 - Richmond Front Street
by ne_surf
 
HILUX SURF FORUMS - TECHNICAL
Technical problems on 2.4 engined Surfs
Topics: 5,580 Posts: 42,449
5,580 42,449
Jameseng
Delay in engaging 4WD
Mechanical problems on later KZN130, KZN185 and newer Surfs
Topics: 3,982 Posts: 30,339
3,982 30,339
ThatGuy
Surf won't turn over
by ThatGuy
Technical problems on V6 Petrol engined 4 Runners
Topics: 238 Posts: 1,899
238 1,899
broseph
Workshop manuals for petrol surfs
by broseph
Mechanical Technical problems not specifically related to engine type - e.g. suspension, chassis etc.
Topics: 5,332 Posts: 36,249
5,332 36,249
Bogus
Transfer box oil fill question
by Bogus
All Electrical Discussions.
Topics: 2,802 Posts: 18,741
2,802 18,741
Fitting different engines in the Surf
Topics: 199 Posts: 6,028
Last Post: 3gr engine swap
199 6,028
The Boo Crew
3gr engine swap
 
Modifications
Topics: 971 Posts: 13,000
971 13,000
Paullen
3" turbo elbow/dump pipe
by Paullen
 
OFF ROAD
everything you need to know about Byways - RUPPS - BOATS etc Where you can & can't go and when you can and can't go on them.
Topics: 51 Posts: 164
51 164
Sub-Forums:
Wiltshire (28/75)
Devon (1/3)
Hampshire (1/1)
Lake District (3/12)
Experiences / discussion at off road centres.
Topics: 376 Posts: 6,845
376 6,845
dannyboy77
bala 21st & 22nd October
Hard and Soft Core off road experiences and discussions.
Topics: 860 Posts: 19,780
860 19,780
ne_surf
Green laning - North East
by ne_surf
 
FOR SALE & SWAPS
Topics: 644 Posts: 2,955
644 2,955
Accessories and parts for sale, swap etc.
Topics: 1,088 Posts: 14,276
1,088 14,276
Dover
Wanted: Chrome bumpers kzn130
by Dover
Anything not Surf related
Topics: 19 Posts: 258
19 258
Thomas A. Swift
Superwinch LP8500 Winch
any item you want to swap
Topics: 255 Posts: 2,000
255 2,000
budweiser
4.1 lsd. I have under armour...
 
WANTED
Topics: 481 Posts: 3,395
Last Post: Totaled KZN185
481 3,395
maxigaz
Totaled KZN185
by maxigaz
Topics: 4,318 Posts: 18,438
Last Post: kzn 130 ecu
4,318 18,438
geordie john
kzn 130 ecu
 
Gear Reviews
Reviews of Tyres used by forum Members.
Topics: 253 Posts: 1,921
Last Post: Nortenha tyres
253 1,921
ne_surf
Nortenha tyres
by ne_surf
Discussions on accessories that are not specifically off road add ons.
Topics: 159 Posts: 1,223
159 1,223
 
PICTURE OF THE MONTH COMPETITION
Please read the rules before posting in this section
Topics: 1 Posts: 1
Last Post: The Rules
1 1
Koi
The Rules
by Koi
Topics: 349 Posts: 1,842
Last Post: My old girl :)
349 1,842
BillaBob
My old girl :)
Topics: 244 Posts: 630
244 630
andyverran
My House in Winter Wonderland
Topics: 297 Posts: 1,086
Last Post: My pal, Hudson.
297 1,086
TyeChadwick
My pal, Hudson.
Topics: 172 Posts: 585
Last Post: Not forgoten
172 585
Damian
Not forgoten
by Damian
 
DEALER REVIEWS
Discussions relating to dealer experience good or bad.
Topics: 206 Posts: 913
206 913
sheza
Hi lux mechanic yorkshire wanted
by sheza
 
For Surf owners with other off road interests
Topics: 266 Posts: 3,093
266 3,093
 
TECHNICAL ARTICLES
Technical Articles on Maintenance and repair.
Sub-Forums:
Other modifications not specifically off roading e.g. Stereo, lighting, Roofracks, In car electronics like TVs, GPS etc.
Hardcore technical modifications e.g. Suspension, Engine etc.
 

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  • Naughty Tortoise
    3.0 KZ185 1996 will idle but then dies as soon as you rev the motor to 2000
    Naughty Tortoise
    Hi All, I hope you can help. My trusty Surf of 13 years has decided to stop going. It is a 3.0 KZ185 1996, it will idle but then dies as soon as you rev the motor to 2000 and hold it there, the engine management light comes on and the motor slows down, as it slows down the management light goes off...
    16th January 2018, 20:15
  • Lanark
    Transfer box oil fill question
    Lanark
    Hi
    strange goings on.

    the car is on level ground and if I poke my finger through I canít feel the oil at the same level as the bottom of the filler hole. Yet, when I try and add more oil it pours out the hole.

    what am I doing wrong.

    also itís difficult to...
    14th January 2018, 23:19
  • ThatGuy
    Surf won't turn over
    ThatGuy
    The battery in my surf died when the temperature dropped so I replaced that and all was good for a week or so. But where i dont drive it daily as I have a work van I went to drive it in my unit earlier this week and it wouldn't start. So I though okay the battery has been drained for what ever reason,...
    14th January 2018, 12:42

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  • Naughty Tortoise
    3.0 KZ185 1996 will idle but then dies as soon as you rev the motor to 2000
    Naughty Tortoise
    Hi All, I hope you can help. My trusty Surf of 13 years has decided to stop going. It is a 3.0 KZ185 1996, it will idle but then dies as soon as you rev the motor to 2000 and hold it there, the engine management light comes on and the motor slows down, as it slows down the management light goes off...
    16th January 2018, 20:15
  • Lanark
    Transfer box oil fill question
    Lanark
    Hi
    strange goings on.

    the car is on level ground and if I poke my finger through I canít feel the oil at the same level as the bottom of the filler hole. Yet, when I try and add more oil it pours out the hole.

    what am I doing wrong.

    also itís difficult to...
    14th January 2018, 23:19
  • ThatGuy
    Surf won't turn over
    ThatGuy
    The battery in my surf died when the temperature dropped so I replaced that and all was good for a week or so. But where i dont drive it daily as I have a work van I went to drive it in my unit earlier this week and it wouldn't start. So I though okay the battery has been drained for what ever reason,...
    14th January 2018, 12:42
  • Algol
    Temp gauge all over the place; overheating?
    Algol
    Weird symptoms today.

    1. I put the heater on and it took ages to give out heat, despite clearly being warm enough according to the temp gauge.
    2. Then, pretty much simultaneously, the heater started to work and the temp gauge needle started going waaaaay up, then back down to normal...
    13th January 2018, 21:37
  • ne_surf
    Green laning - North East
    ne_surf
    Anyone fancy a look out in the north east? Weardale/Teesdale

    I was hoping to organise a day out in the near future. It's been a while since I have been out with the club.
    22nd June 2017, 11:02
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