Toyota HiLux Engine Problems

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 2006: Injector seal leaks causes engine failure

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Feb 2015

If Toyota has agreed to help you out with the repairs I would stick with them and have the car repaired, but if they haven't you could approach the government consumer affairs people and ask their advice on what action you could take. You could also consult a solicitor and consider sending them a latter requesting they take action to resolve the issue.

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Toyota HiLux 2005: Should I need a new air-conditioning pump at only 93,000km?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Sep 2014

Not in a car that’s nine years old and six years out of warranty. Things go wrong, even in a Toyota.

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Toyota HiLux: Can I convert it to LPG?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2011

It is if it has a 2.2-litre or 2.4-litre engine, but not if it’s got a later 2.7-litre engine. The valve train in the smaller engines are fine for LPG, but the later 2.7-litre engine had a valve train that wasn’t suited to LPG and gave head problems until updated in the early 2000s.

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Toyota HiLux 2008: I've been sold a lemon

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2011

It does sound like you have copped a lemon. Go back to the dealer and ask for a meeting to discuss your problems, and ask for a Toyota rep to inspect your car and give you a report on what they are going to do about it. The good thing is that the fact that the warranty has expired doesn’t mean a thing if the vehicle Toyota has sold you is unfit for purpose, and it sounds on the surface as if that is the case. If the approach to Toyota through the dealer fails to arrive a satisfactory resolution consider approaching the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 1300 302 502 and enlisting their help.

Under the Australian Consumer Law introduced in January 2011, a consumer can request a refund or a replacement for persistent problems if the car doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to do.

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Toyota HiLux 1994: Exhaust fumes entering cabin

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2010

It could be a cracked manifold or a leaking gasket, but either way I would expect that you could hear it. I would expect it to be worse when the engine is hot, so take it for a drive and get it nice and hot and then check it again.

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Toyota HiLux: 1989: Can I replace the motor with Holden V6 motor?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Apr 2010

The Castlemaine Rod Shop in the Victorian town of Castlemaine used to make a kit that adapted the Holden V6 to the Toyota gearbox for just such a conversion, but have stopped supplying it because of the difficulty in covering all possible bases with the one kit. However, they say that installing a Holden V6 with its gearbox is a relatively simple job.

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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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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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