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johng19

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Might sound stupid to some, but i have a toyota avesiss, (it's a taxi) it's looking like some of the injectors are going. Its done 180,000 miles, will cost 1000 - 1500 to get done. Other than this not had any real problems with it, and allround its not in that bad of condition, If I got them done I'd be looking at getting another year or so.
Do you think it would be better to get rid or fix as it done so many miles. Bearing in mind my last one was a mondeo I had 280, 000 out of that.
I understand a lot will think 180,000 is a lot of miles but I know of some that have doubled that.

Has anyone had injectors done and then had no problems. On line you look some have and had problems with them after.
 

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I'd research grants for new electric cars for taxi use and see if it's worthwhile. The dealer should be able to assist to some degree.
 

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He's a taxi driver not an enriched chauffer :D
 

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That sounds a lot for a set of injectors and fitting, get a price from an independent garage. The only problem will be if they manage to snap, one off getting it out, that will be pricey to fix. You need to consider, can get a similar vehicle for what I'm about to spend and what else will need doing soon, so if you will need tyres, a cambelt and a wheel bearing it may be worth cutting your losses,.
 

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But also, you never know if your next motor has underlying injector issues. Sometimes it’s better the devil you know and the best thing is to maintain what you have.
 

Maesknoll

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Blimey, I remember when the local fuel injection specialist refurbed injectors for £20- £40.
 

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If it's the same as Hilux injectors they have to be mapped to the ECU, they're not just a retrospective fit.
 

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If it's the same as Hilux injectors they have to be mapped to the ECU, they're not just a retrospective fit.
Agreed, but the mechanic only has to enter the code from the new injector into his diagnostic machine to reprogramme the ecu, it's not rocket science if he can read and type.
 

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Don't know where you are, but 1st Diesel in Croydon are (or were) good.
 

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Most Toyota ECU's can't be altered without the Toyota equipment as from what I know it uses a specific programming code that is not available outside of a dealership.
There are a small handful of tuning companies that have successfully managed to re-map Toyota ECU's but they're not that commonplace.
 

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Seems a lot of investment, plus 1, maybe 2 services and an MOT in that time, along with the usual wear and tear items, for another year out of it.
Get back to the fords mate, service them and they run happily around the clock.
 

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plus 1, maybe 2 services and an MOT in that time, along with the usual wear and tear items, for another year out of it.
Get back to the fords mate, service them and they run happily around the clock.
That would be the same with a newer car. Every car (taxi) I have had has gone around the clock.
 

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That would be the same with a newer car. Every car (taxi) I have had has gone around the clock.

You've lost me.
Thought the decision was, and yes I read it was a taxi:

1.Buy a new car or
2 Spend out on over a grands worth of injectors and running costs for another to get a final years motoring out of the existing car
 
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