Landcruiser’s Diesel Fuel Pump needs to be recalibrated, again
Barely after driving the vehicle for a little less than 18K Kms after getting the Diesel Fuel Pump re-calibration done, I feel that it needs to be done again.
The reason for this is as follows
Firstly the FE of the vehicle has gone down drastically. Earlier (before the RE-CALIBRATION) the TLC used to give me a FE of 8.5, city driving, to sometimes even 9.5-9.75 on the highways) . Now the FE is barely 7-7.25 KMPH.
Second reason is that earlier under hard acceleration there used to be very little to no black smoke from the exhaust. Now even on idle there is black smoke emitting from the vehicle. This can clearly be seen from the naked eye. On hard acceleration the vehicle smokes like a chimney. So this can’t be good. Under idle, when one stands at the back of the vehicle, you can feel the unburnt diesel on your eyes.
So these two reasons were enough for me to send the vehicle for the re calibration. Gave it yesterday at Lakozy Toyota at Okhla Industrial Area. They said that I can expect the vehicle back in a weeks time. Will try to keep the developments posted on the blog.
The ODO meter now reads 1292XX Kms.
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