Toyota HiLux Diesel Problems

Toyota Hilux SR5 2012-2013: What is the best engine?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2018

The best engine for economy is the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel. The 4.0-litre V6 is a great engine, but it does consume a fair amount of fuel. In terms of reliability they are much the same. On average they would have done between 100,000 and 150,000 km. Pricewise they would average $28,000-$31,000. The main thing to look for is any sign of hard work or heavy off-road use.

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Toyota HiLux 2014: Engine rattle

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Oct 2017

There shouldn’t be any significant noise if the injectors are within specification. Injector wear on common-rail diesel engines is quite common, so have the injectors checked to determine if they are within spec or not.

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Diesel Particulate Filter clogging in HiLux, Prado and Fortuner?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Feb 2017

There are quite a few reports of problems with the dpf clogging on the latest 2.8-litre diesel, but a Toyota spokesman told us there is currently no service campaign or recall related to the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) on any of the three vehicles you reference.

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Toyota HiLux 2007: Rattling Engine

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Sep 2016

It doesn't matter what brand of fuel you use, the problem in the fuel-injectors. It's a problem with today's common-rail diesel engines and the injectors used in them. The only solution is to replace them. Phone Toyota's customer assistance people (Ph: 1800 869 682) if you want to pursue the problem.

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Toyota HiLux 2016: How powerful is the engine?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jun 2015

A 2.8-litre turbo diesel is one of the engines announced this week for the new HiLux, with a gutsy 450Nm of torque.

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Toyota HiLux 2007: Camshaft snapped

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Dec 2011

I would ask Toyota to investigate what appears to be a serious issue with your car, and request that they cover the cost of replacing the engine. If they baulk at that suggestion continue to negotiate with them for part compensation. Carmakers often cover part of the cost in situations like yours.

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Toyota HiLux 2010: Will too much oil cause damage?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2011

13 mm is a long way over the top, but I doubt you would do any damage as a result. Even so I would be asking the dealer why it has been overfilled and to drain a little out so it is back to the high mark on the dipstick.

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4WD thirsty on fuel

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2006

IT DEPENDS what you regard as incredibly thirsty. Four-wheel-drives tend to be thirsty. They're heavy and have to drag all that extra four-wheel-drive gear around, and the Rodeo's petrol V6 is a 3.5-litre unit. If fuel consumption is a key consideration for you, try a diesel. Fuel consumption will be much lower, and you won't lose too much performance.

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Toyota HiLux 1999: Odd smell

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2006

IF IT'S coming in when the engine is under load it sounds like a diesel problem. It might be worth having the engine checked to make sure all is well under the bonnet, and check for displaced seals in the firewall that might be allowing the fumes to enter the cabin.

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Rodeo vs Hilux fuel economy

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jul 2006

The 3.5-litre Rodeo uses more fuel. I recommend the Toyota. Consider a diesel if you are concerned about fuel economy.

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