Rear guard action on SRI-V
The black plastic liners inside the rear guards on my 2011 Holden Cruze SRI-V have started to fold in towards the tyres, which is putting pressure on the outer panel by drawing it into the undercarriage of the car. Can I take the car back to Holden to have it fixed?
Warren, email It could be the result of shoddy production so by all means take it back to the dealer and have them look at it for you. SEAL THING I have a 2007 Toyota Prado with the same diesel engine as the Hilux and was wondering how I could tell if the injector seals were leaking. When I bought my car new, it had a knocking noise when cold, but was normal when warmed up. The dealer said that there was no recall but he did recognise that it was noisy. Will I cause any damage when it is cold? Someone told me that the fuel is flooding the motor, causing it to run incorrectly.
Stuart Francome, email There was a problem with the engines when they were cold. I understand that it was because of over-fuelling during the time of coldrunning. I believe Toyota was changing the injectors on complaint vehicles. The leaking injector seal is something else and the way to check if there is a problem is to inspect the oil pick-up in the sump for a build-up of carbon deposits. If the pick-up has a carbon build-up, the likelihood is that it would eventually block and starve the engine of oil; if there is no carbon present, it is unlikely to have a problem. It’s best that a dealer check the pick-up by inserting a probe through the oil drain hole in the sump. GIMME GEARS What is your opinion of CVTS? I have heard belts break early and they’re expensive to repair.
Kim, email I’mnot a fan and wouldn’t own one myself. My experience dates back to the early 1980s, when they couldn’t make the belt last on anything but a small engine and even then they were troublesome. Now, they have improved and they are much more reliable and the principle behind them
Back in black: The plastic guard liners are folding in towards the rear tyres of a Holden Cruze SRI-V