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    paul
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    rav4 t180 & Rav 4.3. D4D
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    2006
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    Lancashire
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  1. I did the same and got a full refund,they even paid the return postage costs. you should definitely get refunded..I can’t understand what their problem is with that. if you paid by PayPal they will look into it for you.
  2. I’m having similar issues on my old T180 and even fitted a cheap £90 egr valve from eBay which was listed as being applicable to my car,but it didn’t work and actually made things worse. Luckily I was able to return and got a refund. It sounds to me like your lack of power might be the car going into limp mode. ?. Last week I had a diagnostic check done on mine by a Toyota dealer which showed 4 historical fault codes which they have deleted,and everything seems fine up to now. I asked to see.the codes but was told the mechanic wasn’t in,but that if the warning lights returned they would rescan it FOC. As Devon said you have to spend some time with pipe cleaner type brushes and lots of carb cleaner,a 30 minute job. I would try another clean before buying the genuine denso egr,which are around £300 if they are still available? Apparently certain fault codes can be caused by more than one issue,and need a process of elimination to fix You may already this but you can temporarily erase engine warning lights by disconnecting the negative battery terminal for an hour or so,but the lights will reappear eventually. I keep thinking of trading mine in,but I like it and would only get 1-2k.max. I would be prepared to spend up to £800 to fix mine,as after owning for 8years it doesn’t owe me anything. Any Toyota dealer should tell you the part numbers you want a have your engine number and some service history. I’ll keep you posted how things develop with mine.
  3. Potential issue gets a bit of a mention on here Gareth.A top of the page pinned thread running to 54 pages of 543 posts,but some might miss it ;-) I for one hadn't even joined up.
  4. Many other manufacturers including BMW and VW have had serious engine build issues in the past,but to my knowledge none of them have ever admitted to there being a build fault,let alone offering a replacement FOC. So fair play to Toyota,and imo 7 yrs warranty is quite a long warranty period.
  5. Probably best to leave it then.. As said its a real shame an otherwise great car is spoilt by a suspect engine. BUT as gj said not all 180's are affected,I bought mine on 58k without doing my research,it's now on 66k,and touch wood runs perfectly on its original engine..I do have my £3k rainy day fund ready though just in case. Just like us it's down to luck of the draw,with a dash of healthy life style thrown in.
  6. Well Worth trying Chris,but this happened with ours practically from brand new. I've been reliably told its caused by external interference to the frequency Toyotas alarm uses.
  7. I've had the same issue with all four of our keyless entry Ravs,but it only happens on our driveway? It happened to other Ravs visiting us also? It's totally intermittent,but seems to happen mostly when we have low pressure weather conditions,but not always? I've now got used to just opening the car with the little key which activates the alarm,you then press the start button with the fob, and of you go. Toyota have reprogrammed the alarm frequency many times,but never with any success. They say it must be some external interference disrupting the wave length? Something I guess we just have to live with,but it is annoying especially at 6am. I've had to go round explaining to our neighbours a few times.
  8. My last VW Golf, famed for their bulletproof bodywork also spent its previous 4yrs in that Aberdeen Kev..The underside was like a rusty nail.
  9. According to an MOT inspector friend of mine it's not unusual to see unexpected corrosion on vehicles that have lived by the sea, or where roads are regularly salted/gritted for most of the winter months.. Even on vehicles of only 5yrs old. So Baldie could be correct.
  10. The 'goodwill' engine warranty period is 7 yrs Niel, so if yours is a 2008 model and the dealer says your engine is faulty you should get a replacement engine,as Gj said, not a repair.
  11. Haha. Your a right comedian Kev min.
  12. Is that the new European common language Kev ;-) Bit of everything in there..German,Gaelic and a hint of that Inglish
  13. Nice find Don,and looks really strong. On a socket with so many sides that half a mil in size makes a big difference.
  14. Finally got in contact this morning. To learn the cars been sold,so the hunt continues. Thanks for your help guys.
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