Our business has just bought two new manual Toyota HiLux Workmate utes and had Toyota put cruise control on them. But the cruise appears to disengage over bumps or under loads on both vehicles. The dealer told us that this was acceptable because the cruise is not standard in Workmates. The salesman who sold us the utes said that they were Toyota parts but fitted after-market. After having other cars with cruise, this just doesn’t seem correct. Can we go any further with this problem or do we just have to put up with it? It is very annoying. DarlingDownsJoinery, email
No, you don’t have to put up with it. It shouldn’t be disengaging simply when you drive over a bump or similar. There is something wrong with it. Take it back. FATAL INJECTORS The engine in my 2007 Mitsubishi Triton is cutting out, using a lot of fuel and running rough. A diesel specialist said that the fuel return was blocked but my repairer advised me that it would cost $700 per injector to fix it by fitting new injectors. Could you please shed some light on what might have caused the problem?
JimW, email The injectors used in all Japanese common-rail diesels wear and that’s likely to be your problem. The only course of action is to replace them, as you have been advised. ELBOW GREASE I amthinking of having the Crystal Glaze Paint protection applied to my new Holden Cruze. Having witnessed the lacquer finish peel off on old cars has made me think twice. Would you recommend it?
LC, email No. The best way to take care of your paint is to keep it clean by regular washing, only using detergent when it’s very dirty, and regular polishing. HALTING PROGRESS I just got my 2010 Holden Cruze serviced and the service people said it needed new front brake
Injector issue: Sorting out the common rail fuel delivery on a Mitsubishi Triton will cost $700 per injector