Collie72

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About Collie72

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  • First Name
    Colm
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Avensis
  • Toyota Year
    2003
  • Location
    Cavan
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Car Restoration
  1. Hi all, I just want to say... be wary of where you buy your diesel these days! There is a lot of "washed" diesel and agricultural diesel being used as normal diesel at some filling stations. The consequences are obvious! The Avensis D4D is a common rail diesel engine. These have to run on high grade diesel. Otherwise, you have problems with your injectors, your EGR valve, your fuel injection pump. your fuel filter. Symptoms include the lack of power, smokey exhausts, etc. A mate of mine had a 2011 Toyota Avensis D4D and he filled it last week at a garage known for "washed" diesel. (He didn't know this.) He got 20 miles down the road and the engine failed...completely. The engine has to be replaced coz the acid they used to wash the diesel f**ked everything up. So, just watch yourselves when you are filling up. Go to a decent garage. It might be more expensive per litre, but at least you know it won't destroy your car. And of course, you will get better MPG also when you use decent diesel. Thanks!
  2. Hi all, I just want to say... be wary of where you buy your diesel these days! There is a lot of "washed" diesel and agricultural diesel being used as normal diesel at some filling stations. The consequences are obvious! The Avensis D4D is a common rail diesel engine. These have to run on high grade diesel. Otherwise, you have problems with your injectors, your EGR valve, your fuel injection pump. your fuel filter, lack of power, smokey exhausts, etc. So, just watch yourselves when you are filling up. Go to a decent garage. And you will get better MPG also when you use decent diesel.
  3. Rossi46...Thanks a million mate for this post and pics!! You got me out of a hole. I have a Haynes manual for the d4d and even the pics for locating the egr on that were crap, with vague instructions. So thanks for the time and effort, mate. I did mine yesterday, thanks to your pics and advice. Otherwise I would have been afraid to go near it. ;)
  4. No, you won't get an engine management light for this one, coz the EGR is mechanical and the build-up of carbon inside it %$(s it up. Your problem could also relate to dodgey diesel...??
  5. What mileage is on your car? Have you tried cleaning out the EGR yourself? There's a good post somewhere on this forum about cleaning out the EGR with photos
  6. WOW!!!...That's cheap! Over here in Ireland they are charging us £25.00 just for one can in Halfords. Talk about being ripped off!!!
  7. £300...?? That's not bad, considering all the work you got done! I'd be happy with that.
  8. The bushes are on Ebay. That's where I got mine the last time. Didn't find the job easy as made out to be. I had trouble trying to get the rear stabiliser back in place when i had the bushings installed.