Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:42 PM
data loggers basicly record as you drive, it can then be downloaded and checked over, you just need to jump to the points that show irregularities..in this case, the idle.
you then check all other sensor outputs at that time, hopefully it will either indicate a managment problem, sduch as cam sensor out of sync... or will show that managment is working fine and problem lies elsewhere, such as fuel pressure problem causing managment to compensate..
brilliant bits of kit, but takes an expert to fully comprehend whats going on if problem isnt obvious.
im still learning with these puppies, normally send data off to an expert for their opinion when the problem is less obvious.
re the toyota recalls...from experience, toyota is far and away, streets ahead of other mannufacturers when it comes to taking the hit..that recent recall with the throttle cost them billions, but unlike some other manufacturers, rarely did you have to fight for it.
had a 7yr old avensis with melted headlight reflectors recently, would have cost approx £800 to fix, till i found out that it fell just inside an extended warranty that they issued for this problem..arranged for repair at zero cost without any problem...very impressed, especially compared to numerous fights with renault ive had to deal with over dash problems, even then its done at reduced cost not gratis