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elusive.moose

Hi,
I'm looking at a 2007 2.4L Avensis Li as a replacement to my early 90's Terrano and its $800 6monthly WoFs. Need lots of room for gear, and am doing 60km a day, 80% on the motorway.
I keep reading about issues with the D4 engine - is this applicable to all the avensis models, or just the 2.0L? The plastic cover on this particular 2.4l engine says D4-VVTi.
The other option i am considering is a 3.0l 2005 Outback, which i assume will be thirsty. Both similar KM's, outback about $1k more.

Thanks a lot.

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Anon

Hi there,
It seems that all Toyota D4 engines have potential to give the same issue, also identified by engine code FSE. So 2.0ltr 1AZ-FSE and 2.4ltr 2AZ-FSE. No issues with Outback except Subaru engines are not the most fuel efficient.

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elusive.moose

Thanks. So D4 with the VVTI injection still suffers this issue? Running 98/high octane fuel resolves this issue, or just lessens the likelihood of an issue? Is it enough of an issue to be put off the Avensis?

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Anon

It's hard to know how to spot a vehicle that has a clogged intake which is one of the things to happen, I've not heard if fuel type helps prevent it. I just know that these engines can give issue and can be expensive to remedy.

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