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  1. We seem to be a vanishingly small group, Paul! 06 plate, and nearly 104,000 miles now. No major problems. (Or, as Charlie might suggest: No major problems - yet!!!) Ian
  2. I agree, Charlie! But while my engine was within the extended goodwill warranty period, there was no indication of anything going wrong. From the previous service history, there was no indication of the EGR having been cleaned, and, when I first checked it, it was dirty, but far from clogged. I may just be treating symptoms rather than an underlying cause, as it were, but I'd rather keep treating those symptoms than do nothing, and perhaps hasten engine failure. Glad yours in still working well!
  3. Hi Neil, I had the dreaded P2002 come up on my 2006 T180 recently. The car has its original engine, and I've done about 25,000 miles with it since I bought it. At 103,000 miles, I had had no problems with the engine. I have always done my own servicing. There's minimal oil usage, and I do clean the EGR regularly, use low ash C2 oil, and avoid supermarket fuels. There was no loss of power when the fault code came up, and the car still drove perfectly. I reset the MIL with my scanner, and, over the next several tank full's of diesel, used two different DPF Regenerator products. I would say that the engine smoothed out a little (although it was not rough before), but P2002 kept recurring, at first every couple of days or so, but latterly, several times a day - to the extent that I kept the scanner in the car to clear the fault code while I was on the road. In all this time, the engine never lost power! In principle, I only take a car to the dealers if I'm totally stuck - and I hate to be beaten! I read all I could find about the DPF and how it operates (although, technically, we have a DPNR filter on our cars - Diesel Particulate and Nox Reduction filter). I came across a couple of threads elsewhere that suggested that a number of these filters were being needlessly replaced when the problem was not in the filter itself, but in the system that detects a potential failure. I hope that I'm describing this next bit accurately! A Pressure Sensor device measures the pressure difference between the gases entering the DPF and leaving it. If that difference is too great, then P2002 is triggered. On our cars, the Differential Pressure Sensor is a small, easily accessible component, bolted on to the bulkhead almost directly below the passenger side wiper arm spindle, and nearly in the centre of the bulkhead. It's a little square box, 50x50x20mm in size (or, in old money, 2x2x3/4 inches) with one multiplug on it, and two narrow-bore flexible pipes coming out from underneath it. It's mounted with four small nuts onto a mounting bracket. The same code would be triggered if one of those pipes became partially, or totally, blocked. I took the sensor off to get better access to the pipes, and then unclipped them from the sensor itself, and used my airline set first at about 30psi to check that the pipes were clear. One pipe obviously was, as I could hear the air going down it, but the other one was clearly almost totally blocked. I increased the pressure to about 40psi, and suddenly the air began to hiss down the pipe. I didn't want to be too adventurous and increase the pressure any more, so I put it all back together, just to see what would happen. That was over a thousand miles ago, and P2002 has never been seen since! I do hope that your dealer has gone through the required process to eliminate this simple problem before replacing the DPF. Best of luck with yours! Ian
  4. Hi guys, First, this is a great forum! I've learned a lot about the RAV4.3 since I got a 2006 T180 2.2 D-CAT last year. I've just had to replace a front door check assembly, and couldn't find any posts that described where the various fixings were, and how to get at them. After a search, I came across this link: It gives a clear, detailed description of the procedure, with photos. Job done! No problems! The link might be of use to some other RAV4.3 owners. Ian
  5. Welcome to the Toyota forums reviht :)