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  • It sounds like an ecm programming issue. Sounds to me like it is dropping to base idle and your computer is trying to compensate the idle air control. Make sure all the ecm input are continuous signals and you have no dead spots in any of the input …
  • Borrow a heat temp gun off someone and check the inlet hose and outlet hose to your radiator. The temperature difference should be 10 to 15 deg F. when the engine is at operating temperature. If the temp difference is greater then 20 Deg F the radia…
  • Have your tires checked. First run your hand over the treads and check for uneven wear. It may be a belt shifting in your tire. Use your spare and replace one side at a time. Drive it for a week with the spare on each side. If the sound stops the ti…
  • LSD when referring to fuel is Low Sulfer Diesel. And Farout learn to bleed the air from your fuel system and see if the shutter goes away. Even you can do this procedure. Read all the posts on it. Good Luck
  • Don't use Biodiesel above 5% in a CRD engine. Biodiesel holds more moisture then #2 petroleum diesel. The high pressure at which these injectors work will cause any amount of water in liquid form to cut the injector tips. Then you will have to repla…
  • Look at all the US made trucks and how they are used. They are generally used and abused. Maintenance is not followed and they keep on going. People who buy light duty equipment like "Toy"ota's and Honda"izuzu" and Nissan products normally have thei…
  • Well with a switch over problems will always be had. I deal with a very large diesel fleet and we had switched over to USLD about 4 years ago at one of our maintenance facilities. After the switch fuel system problems increased then dropped off to a…
  • Your not being told the straight truth. The problem you incurred sounds like injector failure due to leftover deposits from the LSD coming loose. After switching to ULSD on older vehicles you must change the fuel filters. The ULSD most likely cleane…
  • Be careful here with the EGR systems on Japanese engines. If you check you will find they are required on vehicles on sale in the US, not in Japan. And you want to use PCV instead of CCV! OK. Same thing. The egr valve on these engines are for smog c…
  • Hate to break it to some Toyota huggers but as long as the oil meets the manufactor's specs it's all good. Get over it. The engine has a problem which is more likely related to a poorly designed EGR and CCV system.
  • Bells and whistles!!!! The end result is still the same. Vue is a 5 passenger suv 29 mpg's combined, which is more affordable and not as ugly as the Highlander. Merry Christmas.
  • The combined number is 29 for both. And its subjective opinion on which is a better vehicle. The highlander is not worth 10K more then the Vue (my opinion). But I like the mild hybrid design of the vue much better then the overpriced system in the H…
  • Your numbers are slanted. The fuel economy numbers are very close to the Toy. Vue has better hwy and lower city. Overall they are about the same. Over the next two years it will out sell the Highlander Hybrid by 50%. I drove a Highlander hybrid and …
  • "I tell this to all my clients "If you are looking to save money on transportation, DON'T buy a Prius or TCH. Buy a 3-4 y.o. Civic or Corolla with 40,000 miles on it for $11000. That's a much better choice." " I'd buy one at an auto auction befor…
  • moparbad, Your not going to get an honest straight answer from kdhspyder. He sells Toyota's for a living. He will slant and spin whatever he needs to sell his "Toyota" products. He is a car salesman!! Car buyers who are financially smart will buy…
  • But the point being are NiMH batteries "NON-toxic"!!!!!!!! No they are not just a better option then NiCad or Lead acid.
  • Research about "NON-toxic" NiMH batteries: -NiMH batteries generally do not contain any cadmium. They do contain 30-50% by weight nickel, and 4-15% potassium hydroxide. They also generally contain 2.5-8% cobalt, and 5-10% zinc or other similar met…
  • Don't get me wrong. I'm not against electric hybrids. I don't like twisted misinformation. NiMH batteries are the best battery option we have right now. All the auto manufacturers are using the same technology just presenting it in different ways. W…
  • "Now here you need to do a little homework. try googling Cobasys or NiMH batteries. One of their main benefits is that they are NON-toxic." Twisted words again. These NiMH batteries are mildly toxic not NON-toxic. Yes they are better then Lead aci…
  • Big question is what are they (Toyota) paying their worker's and what deals (incentives) were made for them to open assembly plants by the governments where the plants are located. Toyota has expanded drastically in the last ten years. Over the next…
  • Did the dealer change your fuel filter? If so make sure it was bled of air properly. To do this, with the engine off pump the hand primer on the fuel filter housing till you feel resistance increase, then turn the silver bleed fitting to bleed off t…
  • They should have replaced it with a Orbital Spiral Cell battery. Much better for this application then the Optima red top gel cell. It's black and has the Mopar symbol stamped on it.
  • Check the sensor that senses EGR flow. If it is a delta P sensor like in the detroit's, the hoses leading to the sensor clog up with soot. A low EGR flow will be read and you will get too much egr which will cause incomplete combustion due to too mu…
  • Simple things first. Check air filter and engine oil first. If the air filter is dirty change it. Have your engine oil tested. If the fuel dilution is too high you have an injector problem which needs to be addressed. A good engine oil sample report…
  • pch101 is still trying to convince people who know better that going by "peak horsepower" which an engine can potentially develop will magically cut the diesel advantage in fuel economy for comparable diesel and gas engines. He keeps distorting what…
  • "I've been pointing out throughout this thread what the EPA said -- using a turbo allows you to use a smaller engine to get the same power. In normal street driving, where peak power is not often required, the smaller turbo motor gets to function li…
  • "At that time, a 10 second 0-60 time would have a GTI label slapped on it. Now, only a few cars, including the TDi, are that slow. You could not get away with offering a non-turbo diesel in today's market, because a naturally aspirated diesel engine…
  • The 1982 Honda civic your quoting only had 67 Hp. If you used last years epa methods it would have gotten 34/43. It was built like a soda can. The most unsafe and lightest car I ever saw. My buddy put three of us in his at college and it barely move…
  • And what kind of mpg did they get? I understand perfectly, but you just want to argue. Where do these engines produce their hp in the rpm range? and what were they designed for? As for the S2000's engine being turbo charged so what. Could it handle …
  • You seem to not understand. Look at Honda's S2000 and compare it to a turbo engine of the same size. With turbos it's all about getting as much air into the cylinder at the lowest cost. As for power it's what you want to do with it and where in the …
  • I will be taking my CRD in for the recalls next week. I have a little over 35,000 miles on my CRD. The EGR valve was replaced at 4K. I removed the new one at 25K and inspected it. It looked fine. It was a bit hard to get to but not to much trouble i…
  • Your doing it again. Double talk. 1980 stats now and include the non turbo vw rabbit diesel. Are you afraid?
  • Like I said. With you it's double talk, double talk, double talk. Put your data up and defend it, or your just here to argue. I'd like to hear your stand, it's entertaining.... right?
  • Double talk, double talk, double talk. That is all you give. Lets have the comparison of the 1980 Mustang 5.0 and 4 cylinder and put the VW diesel rabbit in for fun. Lets see where it goes. You brought the mustang 5.0 and 4cylinder into it, not me.
  • Lets do the comparison. But we would also need the weight of the cars. If the weight of the 4cylinder manual Mustang is close to the VW diesel rabbit of the time lets go. I'm game.
  • Gullible people are born everyday. And the techs can also change parameters. Anyone with a laptop and the proper programming also. Chips can be swapped out. But it is still the burden of the car manufacturer to prove that the modification caused the…
  • I think you just want to argue. Nothing is being overstated. Go back to the 1980 VW diesel rabbit which wasn't turbo charged and get the specs and mpgs. Then compare it to the non turbo gas model. And you thought all diesels had to be turbocharged. …
  • EPROM's had to be replaced. If they could be reburned (reprogrammed) they could be reprogrammed and reused. EEPROM's can be reflashed (reprogrammed) without being removed from the ECMs. This discussion is leading to nonsense. Just say reprogrammed t…
  • I should have stated that since a v8 develops more torque ealier then a v6 or 4 cylinder gas engine it will produce more power at lower rpms. And yes the larger the displacement the more low end torque. I miswrote. But to understand how to match…
  • Thanks winter2. The gearing of the trans makes sense for the CRD which makes it's power ealier as does a gas v8.