Aaaah, broken down!

Submitted: Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:00
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Anyone know why my 200 series landcruiser has just broken down... Near Goulburn, driving since 5 am put my foot down.... Lost all power, can't drive over 40 k now. No error messages or alarms 2008 model v 8
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:28

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:28
Sounds like it has gone into limp mode.

Could be any number of reasons. Try cleaning the air filter first - happened to my Brothers.

Not sure you can clear the limp mode without the reader. Roadside assist should be able to do it.

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Follow Up By: Bega Boy - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:34

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:34
New air filter..... No error messages... If I don't drive for 10 min it will get up to 70 kmh then loose all power... Almost like it's out of fuel... Both tanks are full. Have a tilt tray coming in 1 hour
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:52

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:52
Definitely sounds like one of the sensors is putting it into limp mode. Just lucky you weren't in the middle of nowhere or up the tip.

Let's us know what the cause was when you find out.

All the best.

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Follow Up By: Berniec - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:59

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 10:59
Just a long shot but Goulburn at 5am this morning may have been a bit cold if you were running waxy diesel. Could be creating a blockage/restriction. Best of luck.

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Follow Up By: Bega Boy - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 12:45

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 12:45
Actually drove through snow at minus 5 no issue...Was 4 deg when itvsyarted to play up, by 10 am 13 deg.... Using winter fuel
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:18

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:18
Sounds like a fuel issue alright but no warning lights is a bit of a mystery. If it's in limp mode it should have an engine warning light on at the very least.

I had a similar situation in my 2009 DVJ79 V8D where I presumed the filters were at fault. The culprit in the end was the suction control valve within the fuel pump. It didn't produce a warning light but eventually threw a brief error code that the mechanics were fortunate enough to pick up as they were plugged in monitoring the idling at the time.

That was late last year and all good since.

Good luck with it.

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Reply By: Geoffr17 - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:57

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 11:57
On a lighter note on a bad day for and to answer your question , it's broken down because something is wrong with it.

Keep a smile on your dial.

Hope it's nothing serious
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 12:49

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 12:49
Exactly the same happened to my 80 series L/C. Turned out to be a blocked fuel filter. Picked up a bad batch of fuel at the last fill.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:27

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:27
I think fuel filter as well. Happened in my old rodeo, changed the filter and away we went again. Errol
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:47

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:47
The 200 has a warning for fuel filter blockage !!
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Follow Up By: Member Peter Tojo (WA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:23

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:23
My 200 LC has had 2 blocked fuel filters in remote areas with the symptoms as described. Easy to change and I ALWAYS carry a spare now.
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 19:36

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 19:36
Lucky it isn't a Jeep. You are getting helpful replies instead of sarcastic ones. :-) Good luck with it, the newer motors can be tricky to diagnose without a reader. Cheers.
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 21:19

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 21:19
G'day Bega Boy,

Any update/s on what the problem is? These new fangled rigs have become too bloody smart for their own (or OUR own) good......damned computers!!!

My 2012 Silverado was playing up and it turned out to be an unknown sensor in the pollution "system". I fixed it by using an "Autocal" (with 5 different tunes installed) and now I carry that with me everywhere I go. It plugs into the OBDII port and can clear codes etc.

I don't know whether something like that would be beneficial to you, but it might be worth looking into for the future.

Nothing more embarrassing than having a $100K+ vehicle that will only limp along at some really low speed (7k/h in the case of the Chev)!!!
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 07:17

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 07:17
Yes, my vote is for a blocked fuel filter/system.
The same happened to our old Volvo V40. The in tank filter was blocked.....almost and would allow the car to run for a short while then splutter to a stop. Wait 10 min and it drove normally for another short while.
Sound a similar problem. Please post the result as I have a 76 series with similar fuel system. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: MactrolPod - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 08:47

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 08:47
A fair while ago a 200 owner on here had trouble right across the top end from the Cape to Cape Leveque where it was flat trayed to a Toyota mechanic who knew about another fuel filter under the car. Seems no other mechanic knew about it, simple fix as it turned out, just took the right bloke to find it. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:49

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 10:49
No other fuel filter under the car.....not on the diesel anyway !!
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Follow Up By: MactrolPod - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 14:42

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 14:42
I tried searching for the thread with no luck, the bloke reported there was something under there. A mate has a 200 and we couldn't find one under the car either. Wonder if it has the cooler in the return line like I had in my Hilux. Reading the thread the bloke tried every Toyota shop across the top end (guess not too many) and had success at Broome?... I think.
Someone better at searching might find it.
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Follow Up By: MactrolPod - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 14:54

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 14:54
http://www.exploroz.com/Members/220477/9/2012/Burton_s_Perth_to_Cape_York___Cape_Leveque__Broome___9-13_July_2012_Day_101-105.aspx
Found it! And a petrol as you said Gronk. Wish I could be more helpful.

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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 12:00

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 12:00
Yes, my vote is for a blocked fuel filter/system.
The same happened to our old Volvo V40. The in tank filter was blocked.....almost and would allow the car to run for a short while then splutter to a stop. Wait 10 min and it drove normally for another short while.
Sound a similar problem. Please post the result as I have a 76 series with similar fuel system. Good luck.
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Reply By: Member - Tony F8 - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 07:33

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 07:33
Mate has a 76 series, went into limp mode, looked at everything, found it to be a blown brake light, wouldn't have believed it if I hadnt seen it with my own eyes.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 09:28

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 09:28
A little while ago someone posted here on another thread that their vehicle went into limp mode with a "Low Fluid" warning. Checked all those you'd think were relevant - diffs, transmission, engine oil, coolant. Nope! It was the windscreen washer.
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 10:18

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 10:18
Would be nice if the OP answered to tell us the answer to his riddle

"Anyone know why my 200 series landcruiser has just broken down"
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Follow Up By: Whirlwinder - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 15:08

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 15:08
Could be that he does not yet know. It has been the w/e you know.
Give the boy a chance and I am sure he will come good.
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