There was a problem with the injectors over-fuelling the engine during warm-up of the diesel engine and Toyota issued revised injectors that a dealer could fit if you complained about it. I’d take it back and ask that the revised injectors be fitted. VAPOURRUB I can’t refill my 1998 dual-fuel Toyota LandCruiser when it’s warmer than 30C. A friend who used to be in the LPG industry said I should have a larger fill hose fitted but it turned out that I already had the largest hose. The automatic fill limiter was adjusted and I was advised to fill at petrol stations with aboveground storage tanks on hot days, but it still won’t fill when it’s over 30C. Another friend said it could be air in the tank that needs to be removed. Do you have any ideas?
Phil Green, email Our LPG experts say it is unlikely to be air in the tank because the installation was done some 18 months ago. The most likely cause is a heat source influencing pressure in the tank. Check for changes to the exhaust system. POWERLESS TO ACT I bought a 2009 PK Ford Ranger XLT 4WD auto to replace a Ford AUII ute to tow a horse float weighing 900kg and two horses weighing at most 1000kg. Up until the Ranger’s 30,000km service I was very happy with the vehicle — it had power up the hills to my property and I could comfortably do 95km/h up the steepest hills towing just under two tonnes. I did a trip three days before the service without a problem but three days after the service I did the same trip with the same load and couldn’t reach 70km/h up the hills! In fact the Ranger was totally gutless and wouldn’t even kickback a gear. The Ford dealer couldn’t find anything wrong and couldn’t understand why there was such a difference in performance after the service. The problem has been looked at a couple of times by the dealer with only marginal improvement. With the latest adjustments I noticed a big increase in
Floating feeling: After servicing, a Ford Ranger lost its uphill towing urge