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Avensis T25 2.0 D-4D Engine Rattle

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Hi Guys,

I've got a 2007 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D, with 125k miles on the clock. Over the last few months I have been getting a rattle from the engine, i've read about injector rattle online etc but not sure if this is the case with mine.

So when I dont start the car for a day or two, on start up i get a little bit of white smoke, with a strong sooty smell. When the engine is cold and I am driving I get a bad rattle on acceleration (1500+ rpm). However, im slightly confused as when the engine is nice and hot (long motorway run) I dont get any sort of rattle? If it was an injector it would rattle when hot too? Any ideas on what it could be?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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The white smoke and sooty smell at startup sounds alot like an issue seen on high mileage 1cd-ftv engines. Essentially the copper washers at the base of the injectors would fail and allow exhaust gas into the crankcase. Your car probably has the later "ad" engine so I have no idea if that is as common an issue with them.

£2 for the washers and I paid £60 labour to get mine done but that was a local mechanic I know well.

If that's your issue then the sooner you get it looked at the better... I must've cleaned 2 or 3 KG exhaust soot from my intercooler and intake manifold

 

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8 hours ago, laserguidedhawk said:

The white smoke and sooty smell at startup sounds alot like an issue seen on high mileage 1cd-ftv engines. Essentially the copper washers at the base of the injectors would fail and allow exhaust gas into the crankcase. Your car probably has the later "ad" engine so I have no idea if that is as common an issue with them.

£2 for the washers and I paid £60 labour to get mine done but that was a local mechanic I know well.

If that's your issue then the sooner you get it looked at the better... I must've cleaned 2 or 3 KG exhaust soot from my intercooler and intake manifold

 

Thank you. Yes, my car is the 1AD-FTV variant. Do you know if the copper injector washers will be related to the rattle on acceleration too?

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It would be hard to say if the rattle is directly related. Get yourself a 3ft length of garden hose - hold one end against your ear and move the other end around your engine with the cover off too try and narrow down where it's coming from.

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