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  1. Well... 250 miles later My issues seems to have solved itself.. A slight puff here and there but only a puff and thats all.. No James bond smoke screen as someone said on this forum once. It seems to be getting better and better. It's clearing up and i'm glad.. Was it the bottle of Reddex or the resetting of the ECU? Maybe both but who cares, the engine seems fine! Millage is coming back to where it was before as well. I done a run a couple weeks ago and managed 84 miles before the first notch dropped on the fuel level (constant speed at 5am on a Saturday morning). Before it would drop 1 notch at around 120-150 depending on my driving. This time it dropped a notch at 114 miles so its getting better. On that same 300 mile run a few weeks ago, somehow it managed 350 miles to a tank. Last time I done a run like that I got 450+ miles to a tank.. So i'm glad fuel consumption seems to be restored. I also couldn't find the function in the utility section of techstream that you mentioned. Maybe you can't initiate it through this version or my ECU version simply doesn't support the function? Either way the cars back to how it was. Whoopie! (touches everything made of wood around me).
  2. Ahhh that's interesting. I'll have to poke around for it then. Be interesting to see what it does to my car. Tha is for letting me know
  3. Oh that's interesting. Would you think it's a good idea for me to run something like that? What does that utility do? Reset the short term AND long term fuel trims? I think I'll do this as well. My corrections sit around .4 to .8
  4. Sounds good. This is the first engine issue i've had with my car after 38K miles and almost 4 years of ownership so i'm not terribly bothered about it. Have to expect something after 113,000 miles. That's what I loved about the lexus. Still got 30-35 to the gallon despite being a 3.6l V6 petrol. Lovely smooth car that was. Ill report back should anything else happen. So far, all seems well. Would like to know what the milage is like as well.
  5. This is exactly what I was thinking as well. Everything looks okay to me. I'll have to see what it's like on a longer journey but so far since the reset etc, everything has been fine. Power delivery has been smoother and no smoke. I have another MAF which i'll plug in to see if the values are the same as the current one. Typically peaks at around 130 grams per second. the DPF seem absolutely fine to me as well as you say, nice and clean for a soot bucket.. I removed my exhaust the other day and inspected the bottom of the DPF. given I can only see probably 1% of the actually core but it was all clean, not black and looked immaculate. Will have to see how it is later next week when I return to University on my 36 mile one way commute. Edit: Any thoughts on keeping your RAV 4 now it's up and running? Still gonna go for the RX?
  6. 14psi. On my phone I can get it to 2 d.p. says 14.45 if I remember right. edit: Normally boosts up to 15psi on my phone. Will boost 17psi 60+ mph in 6th.
  7. Okay managed to do a bit of logging on my way to the gym and back again. First one is the whole journey. It's only about 4 miles. First picture is the entire journey. The long flat spot is traffic in town, crawling. Screenshot 2 is a third gear pull. I wish there were more data points. Seems to update a bit slow no not all that accurate. fourth one is another third gear pull. IT was a third to fourth up to 4K rpm each before I ran out of country road.. Doing 80mph at 4K rpm in 4th so thats where i'll end it.. Last screen **** was the whole of the return journey. You can see the points where I was able to reach 100% throttle towards the end. It's a shame you can only capture and save 30 seconds at a time on techstream. As you can see, the DPF never actually regenerated, nor was it instructed to do so. Strangely enough I haven't had a puff of smoke since resetting the ECU and dumping the reddex.. I should mention that resetting the ECU was just pulling the fuse. It wasn't an update. The calibration ID for the ECU is 302U8000. I'm not sure if that's the firmware version or not. Can't seem to find that information.
  8. Will do. Should be able to do it today. Do you know what the values should be? I've tried searching for a service sheet of sorts but couldn't find anything other than the proper voltages/ resistances each sensor should be when testing with a multimeter. Glad your car is up and running again! Should hope it runs quiet and smooth as anything. Should expect the value to change a tiny bit not not much i'd imagine as fuel trim is learnt and set. Suppose there was a fair amount? Luckily my oil has only dropped about 5mm below max in the past 9,000 miles. due a service now! Wonder if this will help with the smoke; fresh oil!
  9. What kind of throttle you looking for? Just a normal pull away? I'll see if I can datalog tomorrow. It's annoying that the version I have (10.0) will only log 30 seconds when you record the data. Some values also update extremely slowly (i'm using tech stream). I think i'll need to play around with some drivers and makesure I select the proper ECU number as I just clicked whatever on the drop down lists to get it working. I'll see if I can source some software which can do that then. Thank you for the suggestions. It could be the update as I'm not sure if the tuner pulled the file from my car or pulled it from a database. so the one that got re-flashed to my car could've been an older version. I'll dig around in techstream and see If I can find the version number. Thank you for the help thus far. been super
  10. Done some live data whilst driving, only about 20 minutes worth. 3/4 was country roads with the rest being on an A road. As you can see on the left with the values i'm monitoring, the DPF status was in an operative mode the whole time whilst driving which is odd seeing as i was poodling around country roads with an average speed of roughly 30/35mph. The DPF should regen when the vehicle is over 50mph however, it will regen whilst traveling slower if the DPF is really full but this doesn't seem to be the case as the pressure differential across the two sensors isn't even .1 PSI. I should also mention that the large spikes are me flooring it, whilst the jagged area 2 thirds in are on the A road. I wasn't at a constant speed or gear. Exhaust temperature was around 200 ˚C until I floored it in third where it spikes to just under 500˚C where it hovers between 300-500 for the rest of the journey. Another thing is that, in the second picture which is zoomed in. I was stationary on my driveway. You can see the flat spot at the beginning (blue line). It starts to increase to 500˚C where the DPF will start regening (I should've monitored both temperature sensors). It starts to drop then the status monitor reverts to standby which is when I turn the vehicle off. Ive also had no smoke since resetting my ECU and dumping loads of reddex in the tank. Only done around 55 miles though. Saying that, it started smokeing after a 7 mile round trip. Started smokeing after 4 miles whilst I went to town. My next port of call will be to stop fuel from going to the 5th injector. If this stops excessive temprature of the exhaust then i'll put it down to the ECU update which needs doing. I have the files ready, just a case of uploading the files to the ECU. Threepot, do you know if theres a way to pull the origional file off the ECU? I don't want to lose my remap haha edit: Should also mention all my injector trim values were within +- 1.0 which as far as i'm aware are within spec.
  11. Ah okay that's nice of them then. My parents had an RX 400h many years ago. I loved the thing when I was younger than I am now. Silky smooth with eh V6 and electric motor. Had good power and economy as well for what it was. Fantastic car. They had it for 3 years before getting a Range Rover 3.6 TDV8 which they spent a couple grand on for repairs.. they now have a 4.4 TDV8 which still costs then money. Out of the 2 Land Cruisers and the Lexus, covering 9 years, they didn't spend a single penny on repairs. Just oil and brakes etc. With the range rover.. they've spent a fair amount.. they're crap when you compare the engineering with the Toyotas. I've been lucky with my 2.2. I've owned it since 75K miles. Now on 113K, not a single problem up till now. Have to expect something to happen over 38,000 miles though. Not everything is perfect.
  12. That's a very good point, and you could be right. People do it all the time, naturally of course. It's very common, it's why i'll never buy private and only buy from dealers from now on so you have some sort of protection at least. Depends on the car at least but I think this will be my last diesel car. Been driving diesel for the most part since I started driving 7 years ago. I've had my car for around 3 and a half years now. I lose count! It still pulls as good as ever. MY cables have arrived so i'll have chance to look better diagnose my car. Will update with any info I find. Also, I hope your injectors arrive today as well! Do you have to send your injectors back to Mr.T straight away or can you buy them with the promise of returning yours after you've fitted the new ones?
  13. didn't know it would stop you from entering improper codes. Good ECU! That's exactly what I was planning to do Threepot, probably today or tomorrow. Yesterday I reset the ECU and put half a bottle of reddex, to half a tank. I don't believe all that much in injector cleaners but hey ho. Worth a little try. I've done ECU resets before and the car always seems so much smoother whilst accelerating from a standstill while the ecu relearns the trim values etc. I done 20 miles and no smoke though there was a small puff. Saying that the 20 miles were all country roads with no idling in traffic so if the 5th injector is leaking, its all being burnt away straight away, rather than "pooling" causing a stream of smoke until the engine is worked hard to burn it away. Did your car have a small loss of power before you changed the injectors? My car is still as powerful as ever. Pulls really hard no matter what gear. If the car is smoking and I floor it, most of the time the smoking will stop which leads me believe it's something to do with excessive regens as the ECU stops the regen whilst I demand 100% torque. Hoping my hardware will arrive today so I can do a proper diagnostics on the vehicle.
  14. Thanks for letting me know. Now I really am hopeing the removal will be as simple as it was for you. I've got 113K miles and 11 years of age so I have a lot of hope! I also looked at the Toyota repair manuals and found that my injectors do in-fact have seats. Glad I have 4 of them sitting next to me.
  15. Ah okay. I didn't realise they detuned the 2.2 to 150 from 180. Probably because of all the head-gasket fiasco. Hmm okay. Well I hope mine aren't stuck like the others. Like I said, I had a 4ft prybar to remove them, putting my whole body weight into it.. Came out eventually. Took me a very long time.. Are you're injectors under the valve cover like some D4D engines or open top like this (not my car) After 10 years I fear the wont wiggle out. I'll have to do it when I remove the intake manifold to decoke it. These engines get choked up very very bad. My old 2adfhv was severely choked at 77K probably by about 40%.