Many thanks to Matt and Lee for your responses to my problem, just to put you guys in the frame, the story has moved on a bit since. I had taken the car to my local garage who i trust implicitly, and they looked at the car but could not come up with a definate diagnosis, but did say that fuel pressure was showing a bit low and suggested taking the car to a specialist diesel garage, so the owner and myself delivered it ourselves, and told the garage owner to diagnose the problem and give one of us a call so we could decide how to proceed. We heard nothing for seven days or so, then my garage had a call to say that they had removed all the injectors, which had taken them five hours, due to stubborn injector removal and having to remove camshafts and housing to get the sealing washers out. they then said they had all 4 of the injectors tested at £25 each (£100), and that all 4 are bad and would need to be replaced. This work has been carried out without my authorization, so how do i stand with that. As I work in a shop i have 1or 2 mechanics come in, and after a chat with one of these guys, he said if all 4 were bad, the car would not run normally once it had started. I was then talking to another guy who i know quite well, who has a friend who is in the motor trade, and who buys and sells cars, and could be interested in mine, and he has a good friend who works at bosch on diesel fuel system repairs, who he contacted and was told that no way would it be 4 bad injectors, he had recently sorted out an avensis with the same engine, and exactly the same problem, and it turned out to be the injector pump needed to be re programmed. I am going to chat with my local garage tomorrow and see how he feels about it. I also found out through a local contact that the injectors have not been tested at the nearest possible place to the diesel specialst, which i would have thought would make sense. Sorry to waffle on with this thread, but i thought you would need to know the whole story before you can advise me on the problem.
So, do you feel that the problem would be 4 bad injectors, if so how would the car run if it were. I plan to ask them where they got the injectors tested, so shall i ask for the so called bad injectors back and have them tested myself. I have no plan to be paying them for the work i did not authorize, but my car is in pieces on their property so they hold all the cards at the moment.
Some advise from you guys on this forum would be invaluable to me at this trying time.