Gipsy wrote:Peter, it's unlikely to be an electrical problem because once the engine is started the diesel doesn't need electrics to run. No lights other than tbelt? It sounds more like fuel, changed filter lately? Check the filter for water? I'd be looking at fuel but if you have an obd scanner check for faults pending. You don't always get the engine light until a threshold is reached, that's why faults pending is a good warning sign. There was an issue with the fuel filter where if there is any water in there it can get through the filter without showing a fuel light on the dashboard. It happens particularly at higher speeds where fuel flow is higher. Apparently in these high flow conditions the float in the filter is held down below the trigger level for the fuel contaminant warning.
Gipsy wrote:Yes Hilux has 'limp mode' when certain conditions are met but I don't think that's the problem here otherwise there would be a MIL (malfunction indicator light) or engine light.
Gipsy wrote:Yes a broken timing belt causes serious problems but I don't believe it happens when you're 5kms over the light coming on... That's tied to the odometer not the condition of the tbelt.
Gipsy wrote:I'm still looking into the float in the filter issue, I'm sure I read it in a Toyota memo somewhere but I accept it's more likely to be a probe.... Been a while since I looked inside the filter housing.
Gipsy wrote:Rob, you never know if you're getting biodiesel these days, servos and fuel companies are not required to tell you nowadays, if it's under 5 percent they definitely don't so assume it's always bio! If it says biodiesel at the pump, assume it's over 5 percent.
That would not be the issue here, the op said he can restart the Hilux.
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