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    Just for the future too im from the S/E suburbs in Melbourne can you guys recommend where to take my car in the future. Maybe Diesel experts or just people with a good reputation but most of all thorough mechanics more than anything. Cheers

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    highly recommend Anth120playdo PM him for any help you need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrannyF View Post
    Just another couple of questions if you guys don't mind. Is the new 2.8L Prado any good or are these injector issues still a worry. I'll have to have a look at the service history to see if they were changed at 120.000kms as i bought the car at 121.000 so only now with a bit more knowledge on these cars am i thinking they weren't etc. I'm a bit upset with previous mechanics ive used too not picking it up but such is life.
    Give it more time. Other issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrannyF View Post
    Just for the future too im from the S/E suburbs in Melbourne can you guys recommend where to take my car in the future. Maybe Diesel experts or just people with a good reputation but most of all thorough mechanics more than anything. Cheers
    Hard to find. I guess that why the come from far away :-)
    You don't need an expert for many services, mainly for the specialist area jobs like injector diagnostics & replacement.
    I'd say take it to someone who knows them well every 40k major service. The rest you should be able to find someone good enough to get the job done. A lot of diy service is the go.
    I recommend DIY because The Industry is loosing technicians, apprentices are not getting put on, it getting worse.
    This means more than ever they have to accept lower than ideal applicants to fill the positions.
    Exactly why I cannot grow a business, I'd be forced to lower standards to do so, which is not an option.

    Quote Originally Posted by gympiebrowns View Post
    highly recommend Anth120playdo PM him for any help you need...
    Hey brownie, Thankx, I highly recommend you get those injectors out, how many Klm's? Pop pop......
    How lucky do you feel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrannyF View Post
    Is the new 2.8L Prado any good or are these injector issues still a worry.
    Sorry to hear of your dramas mate. So much for modern diesel reliability. The 2.8 will have issues in the future too and most of them will be related to the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and then the injection system. It's not going to be a vehicle you want to buy secondhand.
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