Diesel fuel injectors

Bruno

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Hi,

My Dad has a 2005 Landcruiser with 270k kms on the clock, its an irish car. He has just been told he needs 4 new injectors. I have investigated and while a lot of these cars were recalled and had injectors replaced by toyota, he is not part of the recall, does anyone know what the difference is and why only some models were recalled. He is also fairly good mechanically, and was wondering if he could possibly do the work himself and how long it would take?. Any help is appreciated
 

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Welcome to the club! Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will be along ...

I was under the impression that Toyota Ireland were replacing injectors? Didn't realise they were only doing some vehicles.

Dont think it's difficult but is awkward as they're a matched set and the serial numbers havevto be entered into the main ECU using the expensive Toyota SST I think.

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Welcome Bruno.

AFAIK, the recall was not to replace the injectors but rather the copper seals that sit under them. The earlier copper ones would sometimes crack causing various problems. Worst case was a seized engine due to oil pickup being blocked. Having said that, these are few (that I know of) compared to the number of LCs on the road. It also is only on early models (<2004 I think) and seemed to happen around the 70k mark. Seeing as your dad's has a whack load more, I am guessing this is not the reason.

Gary's comment on the matching the injector with the ECU rings a bell but I cannot remember where I heard that. From Gary maybe :lol:


Did they give a reason for the need to replace? I have a local Toyota tell me I need 4 new ones at 60kmiles. When I challanged them they said "Oh, well, on second thoughts you only need one but we replace all 4 for good measure". When asked why I needed it replacing they said it was due to poor spray pattern. To date, I have found no one who can tell me the spray pattern without removing the injector.

A fellow member Ecky-Thump used to drive them for work and said to me one day they used to replace the injectors around the 300k mark. (I may be off on the distances) Maybe he can give some more detail... Paging Les.
 

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Thanks guys,
I have had the seals replaced, by my local dealer, and he did an engine management test that said two of the injectors were leaking constantly while the other two are letting in too much diesel.
I have contacted some people who sell injectors and they tell me that the injectors can go in programmed or not programmed, they just perform better if programmed.
I have got some good prices for getting the work done from indpendent specialists around €1400 plus vat the dealer wants €2400
 
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Bruno said:
Thanks guys,
I have had the seals replaced, by my local dealer, and he did an engine management test that said two of the injectors were leaking constantly while the other two are letting in too much diesel.
I have contacted some people who sell injectors and they tell me that the injectors can go in programmed or not programmed, they just perform better if programmed.
I have got some good prices for getting the work done from indpendent specialists around €1400 plus vat the dealer wants €2400


The latter part is interesting - Wonder what the difference is then for programmed vs. not programmed.
As for getting the injectors, contact Ian Rubie - he can do a decent price on them.
 
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