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Hi all, new to this but desperately seeking some advice! Recently had to have a fuel injector replaced at considerable cost! Was told by the garage that there is often the possibility of the rest of the injectors failing after one has been replaced. Took my car out today and in 2nd gear it is throwing out black smoke which clears in higher gears! Is it looking likely that the others are starting to fail? Would some engine flush help? Is it time to get rid of my beloved Rav. Fuel injectors are £388 plus vat and there are another 3 of them . Anyone had a problem like this, any advice much appreciated
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I would try some fuel injector cleaner like Seafoam right away. Add the bottle to a full tank of gas. Injectors aren't hard to change and you can shop around for injectors too...You don't have to buy from the dealer......
When you're blowing black smoke from your exhaust , it's a rich condition,more fuel than air. Sounds like you need a tune up. Spark plugs, air filter etc...
What was the vehicle doing that it needed an injector replaced? How many miles on your vehicle?

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He has a diesel rav, not gasoline. Black smoke is a sign of dirty injectors on a diesel.

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I'd say Michelle just might be a she.
As mentioned above kevcules, it's a diesel. Air filter is a possibility but spark plugs are not. Diesel injectors are not as cheap as they are for petrol engines. This is a diesel injector cleaner that is sold worldwide and may be worth looking for. Clean air filters are a MUST.

http://www.gumout.com/ourProducts/dieselFIC.asp

If it's not available then certainly others are in the U.K. It's worth a shot.

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Thanks guys! Car has just hit 60k. Had just had a full service one week prior to fuel injector going, which included full oil change and new air filter! Toyota UK reckon they do not advocate the use of engine flush as they state it can do more harm than good, but others state to use it! Really is a costly nightmare! Thanks for all advice! Think I wil give it a flush out as a first option and see if it helps!
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He has a diesel rav, not gasoline. Black smoke is a sign of dirty injectors on a diesel.
I thought "he" or "she" might have had a diesel, but wasn't sure....

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Lucas is a great fuel additive, recommended for diesel injectors.
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Sorry to but in on your thread, but bought my 2006 RAV at christmas, warranty runs out 15th June, guess what, one completely failed injector, three suspect so quoted £1K to replace all four. I am hoping the warranty will pay! The garage has said I shouldnt drive the car until they have been replaced as it could wreck the engine further - any thoughts on this?? I need my car to get to work - NE Scotland is not well known for its public transport!
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Sorry to but in on your thread, but bought my 2006 RAV at christmas, warranty runs out 15th June, guess what, one completely failed injector, three suspect so quoted £1K to replace all four. I am hoping the warranty will pay! The garage has said I shouldnt drive the car until they have been replaced as it could wreck the engine further - any thoughts on this?? I need my car to get to work - NE Scotland is not well known for its public transport!
While a bad injector might cause your car to run poorly, I'm not sure that driving it would "wreck" your engine. Wonder what your mechanic's rationale is?
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edit: Upon thinking about this again, is your RAV a diesel by any chance? Not being familiar with diesels, this might be his reasoning.
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Yes my Rav is a diesel, I can cut down but not stop using it as I am a 24 mile round trip to the neares shop and my work is 20 mile round trip! fingers crossed the warranty people will fix it
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