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Handy Andy 11

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  1. My 2006 2.2 D4D Diesel Avensis has a faulty throttle control valve, my engine is the Lexus and I can get one from a breakers but it is from the two litre D4D engine. Before I purchase the second hand throttle control valve does anyone here know if the two parts are compatible as anyone I ask is not sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Since I was last on here I removed the diesel fuel tank and cleaned out what was a very dirty, black, slimy mess what some would call algae but actually it's not, as algae needs sunlight to grow. There was quite a lot of this microbic bug which thrives in the new low sulphur bio-diesel. I had to pressure wash the inside of the fuel tank using washing up liquid and dying it out thoroughly. I blew out the fuel pipes, cleaned the fuel filter housing and put in a new fuel filter. Initially when I proposed the idea of removing and cleaning out the fuel tank to local mechanic repair shops they acted as if they had no clue what I was talking about and did not want to take on the job of cleaning out the tank etc and most said the car was for the scrapyard and later (after the tank was cleaned) one mechanic admitted that they pretend they do not know what your talking about as they hate the job and it is easier and more profitable to replace a clutch. Since removing, washing and replacing the tank the car is now running like it should and the slow starting issues I had previously been experiencing are now gone. Has anyone else experienced this diesel bug or mechanics attitude. I hope this may help someone in the future.
  3. Happy new year to all. A few weeks ago my car stopped and after receiving help from this forum I was able to determine the problem being a very dirty fuel filter. I noticed when bleeding the system the fuel was black and dirty, so today I started to remove the diesel fuel tank to clean it out. I have removed the rear seat and the pipes and electrics to the fuel gauge sender on the tank and I screwed off the exhaust and the guard. I also removed the two straps holding on the tank and let them drop down onto supports about an inch. I removed the fuel filler and vent pipe. I see two other small black pipes at the fuel filler side of the tank nearest the front of the tank. How can I remove the clips [i.e how to unclip them] to release the pipes and tank without causing any damage to them as it is a cold day here and plastic would be brittle i.e how to unclip them. Any help on how to remove fuel pipes etc. would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Happy new year to all. A few weeks ago my car stopped and after receiving help from this forum I was able to determine the problem being a very dirty fuel filter. I noticed when bleeding the system the fuel was black and dirty, so today I started to remove the diesel fuel tank to clean it out. I have removed the rear seat and the pipes and electrics to the fuel gauge sender on the tank and I screwed off the exhaust and the guard. I also removed the two straps holding on the tank and let the tank drop down onto supports about an inch. I removed the fuel filler and vent pipe. I see two other small black pipes at the fuel filler side of the tank nearest the front of the tank. How can I remove the clips [i.e how to unclip them] to release the pipes and tank without causing any damage to them as it is a cold day here and plastic would be brittle. Any help on how to remove fuel pipes etc. would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Thank you all for responding to me. Today I loosened one injector at a time and got someone to crank the engine and each injector appeared to be pumping diesel ok so with a bit of easy start in the breather it started. But when I started the engine the diesel came out black and looked dirty. I drove the car today and she is going ok now but I think the diesel fuel tank could be very dirty so I am going to clean it out. If this can be of any help to anyone in the future I will be happy as I had a positive outcome and again thanks to all who helped and have a merry Christmas.
  6. Hi guys thanks again for responding, I had a problem over a year ago with the [maf] sensor' I then cleaned it with brake cleaner and the car went again, but the car has ever since been making a slight knocking sound when been driven in low revs and low speed a bit like an old transit van diesel used to sound like, could it be possible that the (maf) air flow sensor could have totally failed this time I cleaned it again. I have been trying to get someone with a scanner to call with me but no one is available till long after the holidays is over in the new year, that why I am trying to eliminate things myself for now. Thanks.
  7. Thank you for taking the time to respond Cyker. The hill I was on was not overly steep and my fuel tank was ¾ full and I had filled it to the brim 2 days prior. Today I changed the diesel fuel filter and I cleared the two fuel pipes into the diesel tank with an air line and bled the system. The car still won't start, the engine cranks ok and the rpm needle on the dash moves up when cranking the engine. Does this indicate that the crankshaft sensor is not the cause of problem. I have the car from almost new and it has done 210k trouble-free miles. I have repaired and serviced the car from new. I could and have done any and all repairs to diesel car prior to the year 2000 but I have very limited knowledge of the more technologically advanced cars, sensors etc... as I am old school any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  8. The engine made a loud clicking noise similar to a very bad cv joint
  9. Avensis 2.2 d4d 2006 driving up steep hill car lost power and stopped engine started for a few second and stopped now will not start at all
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