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  1. Please could someone tell me where the information for cleaning an EGR valve is ?

    I have looked through past posts but can't find it .

    Currently gome into Limp Home mode...On the motorway doing no more than 40 ....ahhhhhh

    Warning lights on.

    It has been blowing some serious smoke recently.

    The worst thing is its due to go in for a replacement engine tomorrow some distance away.

    Many Thanks

  2. D-CAT models have a filter in the exhaust to catch soot. The trouble is that the soot would ordinarily block the exhaust so something has to be done about it. There is a "fifth" injector that sprays neat fuel into the exhaust. Its a bit like an afterburner in a jet fighter with a blue flame and it rapidly heats up the exhaust to a point where the manifold will glow cherry red in the dark. This burns the soot and discharges it out of the tailpipe.

    The upside is that the RAV is "self purging". On some cars the dealer will charge you to thrash the living daylights out of your car to force the soot out and others use a chemical process also for a princely sum. The downside of the 5th injector is that it uses extra fuel and this is reflected in mpg. As stated the exhaust gets very very hot and fingers will be severely burned so keep away!

    The D-CAT system is used to bring down the emmisions of the T180 or the automatics. Oh and of course, following afterburn, the engine stinks of burning - perfectly normal.

    Ahhhh , thank you
  3. Hi Yokohama Geolanders GO51, see below :

    Good afternoon Stella.

    Many thanks for your enquiry and sorry to hear that buying Yokohama's are such hard work.

    Please be re-assured that the only problem we have with this tyre is we have no stock. Demand has exceeded supply recently.

    The G051 is a current Yokohama 4x4 tyre.

    Best regards,

    Mark.

    Mark Griffin.

    Sales Manager.

    Yokohama H.P.T Ltd.

    Mount Farm, Dawson Road,

    Milton Keynes. MK1 1AH.

    p. 01908 625 603

    f. 01908 625 635

    e. markg@yokohama.co.uk

    Registered Office:

    Mishcon de Reya, Summit House,

    12 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QD

    Registered in England

  4. T180 going in to see Mr T on Monday - would anyone know if they will look at the recall issues ? Have had a letter from Toyota some months ago but no recall as yet !

    Just while I'm on has anyone read any where about people having issues with a burning smell ?

    Been doing it for a few months, when I get out the car I always notice a burning smell, more like an electrical burning smell.

    No smoke and not a strong smell - will mention to Mr T.

  5. Stella

    I'm now in much the same position with a car which although has cost a fortune is a really nice car which has only disappointed in that it hasn't demonstrated the reliability, fun and build quality of the old 4.1, it's still a cracking car. :thumbsup:

    Since buying the car last year I've had the brakes, exhaust, engine all changed and got rid of the run flats.

    I was always going to keep it for around 5 years and although I could have researched the fuel consumption and tyres and saved myself those surprises I am going to keep it. As Charlie says 6 years seems to be a reasonable time nowadays for the expected service items to need replacing, the engine is a bummer but the warranty is there and available if you stand your ground with Mr T.

    Hope you choose to keep it!

    Kenny

    Hi Kenny, Its good to know I'm not alone ! Seeing Mr T on the 29th re the engine. Do you know what I love the car and actually can't find anything as good to replace it with as yet. Will let you know what happens. Thanks
  6. Well, a happy ending to my story ! On recommendation from a few people and yourselves mentioning stainless steel....

    I visited an exhaust specialist , even handier because I could walk to work from there !

    As I thought they could not weld it back to the middle box so they have made a new section.

    stainless steel and a life time guarantee and even looks the biz ( the garage has been going a very long time too ).

    £360 inc VAT and sorted in a day !

    They also specialise in Yokohama tyres.

    Well it turned out okay in the end, I really appreciate your advice and knowlede :thumbsup:

  7. Just taken it to a friend who is a mechanic in the army - was looking to take it to the barracks and weld it back . Unfortunately it has broken off too close to the middle box ! Off to an exhaust specialist tomorrow who hopefully will be able to fix it ! I guess its coming up to 70k and is 2006, its a pity that nothing to do with the T180 is standard !! If it was a VW I would be fine ! I have new Geolander tyres, I am getting the engine sorted at Toyota re head gasket and now I'm getting a new exhaust.......does anyone know anything else that could go wrong ?? Should I part ex or should I keep ? I'm thinking the satellite/ audio system or something will go wrong next ! Any advice appreciated , Thank you

    Once the engine is sorted the car should be all good..The exhaust I know from experience is a very costly job but the reality is like my car the cars are near t 7 years old now and like many cars they cost a lot of money to maintain..

    Stella only you can decide ? New tyres and exhaust and a new engine means you bills should hopefully be low for some time but again taking a reality check We You or I just cant know what is round the corner but at least with your car you know the dice is loaded in your favour..... Plus you have spent a lot on tyres ect ect so maybe you should at least get some return ??

    It is I think pretty rare for satelite / Audio systems in these cars to give trouble !

    Welding up the existing exhaust is I think a waste of time as it will likely just pop somewhere else on that Huge centre box !!

    Try googling and ringing Bosal exhausts.. Bosal is one of the largest manufacturer's of replacement exhausts in the country and I know they were about to start making systems for the Rav4 fairly soon...

    I have just discovered Bosal are only down the road from me :) , Bamber Bridge ( Preston). I shall speak with them first thing. You have really been a great help - Thank you
  8. Just taken it to a friend who is a mechanic in the army - was looking to take it to the barracks and weld it back . Unfortunately it has broken off too close to the middle box ! Off to an exhaust specialist tomorrow who hopefully will be able to fix it ! I guess its coming up to 70k and is 2006, its a pity that nothing to do with the T180 is standard !! If it was a VW I would be fine ! I have new Geolander tyres, I am getting the engine sorted at Toyota re head gasket and now I'm getting a new exhaust.......does anyone know anything else that could go wrong ?? Should I part ex or should I keep ? I'm thinking the satellite/ audio system or something will go wrong next ! Any advice appreciated , Thank you

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