Toyotas stink!

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:34
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Why is this so?

Now, before Toyota owners get out the poison pen, this is not a Toyota bashing exercise but a serious enquiry.

I've been doing a bit of "on the road" research and I've noted that whenever I cop particularly nasty smelly diesel fumes when following another vehicle, the vehicle is a Toyota.

I'm not talking clouds of black smoke from being over fuelled but slight haze and a nauseating smell.

The vehicles are always 60 series wagons, early hiluxes 2.4l etc and Coasters. Being blissfully ignorant of Toyota engine technology I wonder if these have something in common that would cause this problem.

I wondered if they all were indirect injection and worn out, or if there is some other explanation.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:52

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:52
I think you have GoneTroppo..! All seriously you talk about older vehicles smelling, so no doubt that means the cause could be anything and anything.

To me some of normal petrol vehicles stink with their foul catalytic converter technology and this is normally noticed following a car up a hill, other than that you couldn't possibly correlate a Toyota as smelling more than another vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:58

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:58
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:58

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:58
Gone Troppo,

You might also find that the change in the sulphur levels in diesel fuel could have something to do with it.

The older vehicles were not designed for the "New Fuel" and some of the rubber seals started to dry out causing leaks in the fuel pumps. What you could be smelling is half burnt fuel.

Just a theory.

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 16:06

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 16:06
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The smell could also be where your fresh air intake is in conjunction to their exhaust outlet.
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Follow Up By: Member - Welshmun (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 16:24

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 16:24
Strangely the reverse effect applies to Nissan patrols, and most other 4WD's. I've never smelt one, but that's usually because I'm leaving them behind perhaps . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 17:45

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 17:45
Oh thats a bit Cruel, is that when you are passing going down hill lol lol.?
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Reply By: 3F62 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 17:40

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 17:40
Well the Toyota's do seem to run a bit richer.......well mine does.....I cleaned the ram head out on the snorkel the other day & found 2 Nissians & Landrover blocking it.....

Now slipping on the flame proof suit......

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:29

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:29
Lol !, Guess that would be right, The poor ba#@#@#ts were blinded from all the black smoke, had no idea where they were going!!.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:19

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:19
Good One Axle
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