Sign in to follow this  
andy white

Losing Power When Accelerating

Recommended Posts

I have a 2008 RAV 4, 2.2 Diesel with 50k on the clock and today when accelerating noticed that it became very lumpy with loss of power and drive. Below about 2000 rpm it seems fine. Could this be related to the engine control management system? I will get it in to Toyota on Monday but meanwhile any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be the cold weather and you need a new fuel filter. I had the same problem when it was cold two weeks ago, new filter and all is OK.

As it was cold and I didn't want diesel all over my drive i got the dealer to change it, cost under £80.00

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fuel filter instructions are pinned if you want to save some money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rang Toyota today and they confirmed highly likely it is the fuel filter and to my amazement they said it is down to fuel companies not providing the right additives in the mix to help prevent this cold weather problem in diesel cars, so you end up with waxy diesel clogging up the filter. They also said if you take your last fuel receipt and the invoice covering the work back to the seller then they may compensate you. They said there were examples of Tesco doing this. Cost of work is about £100 total.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this