Prado Starting Problem

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 16:55
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Had a problem starting 2001 Prado for last 4 days but just thought it the 2degrees overnight at Molong NSW. Getting worse so talked to mechanic friend in WA who thought glow plugs as Old Man probably hadn't changed in 14 years. Off to Coonabarabran Dunlop tyre service with diesel mechanic and 2 hours & $85 later it was MICE. Chewed the fuel pump line, letting in air!! Great blokes that found & fixed it. xxx
Heather L.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 17:05

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 17:05
Good to see, a mechanic that realises a laptop can't replace a pair of human eyes and a bit of common sense.

Cheers
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 18:41

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 18:41
Good outcome, Heather!!

Better than the result for the young bloke who bought our '97 Landcruiser turbo wagon. :-(. He had "problems" with overheating, a few kms out of Hughenden. Got towed back into town and it turns out long haired plague rats had chewed a small coolant hose running to the turbo. About $12K later...........

Hope that's the last of the dramas.

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Follow Up By: Member - Heather L - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 18:59

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 18:59
Yikes! How long ago was that? Almost in Qld & staying for 6 months - need to keep away from any sort of rats!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 19:32

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 19:32
Ha ha, wouldn't worry Heather.

They usually go into plague proportions after a good season.......haven't seen one of those for 3-4 years. :-(

Someone said mothballs under the bonnet keeps them away.

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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 22:29

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 22:29
Hi Heather

You should have left the 'pets' ('Pests?) back in Tassie instead of importing them into the mainland.

Agree with Pop though - good to see someone still uses a bit of nous to follow the basics when indentifying the fault. That was a relative inexpensive and prompt solution to your problem that could have been challenging for some.

Now you should be able to escape the colder climes and get back to a more hospitable environment - head north for the winter - as we hope to in a month or so.

Cheers - Phil & Jill
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