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Forum: 4.3 General   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Blogson
I haven't experienced that smell situation so far...

I haven't experienced that smell situation so far with my V6 - is the smell inside the cabin? Could it possibly be the tires burning rubber?:wink
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   04-24-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By Blogson
And check to make certain that they actually...

And check to make certain that they actually changed the oil and filter. Some years ago after my wife had taken her then-Mazda to the dealer for service. I checked the oil just after she had brought...
Forum: 4.3 General   04-24-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Blogson
Thanks - that CR issue has not yet made its way...

Thanks - that CR issue has not yet made its way to some of us on the West Coast. Info is not surprising to all of us who were fortunate enough to be able to get ours before the Toyota wimps decided...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By Blogson
That strategy might work in Ohio but using it in...

That strategy might work in Ohio but using it in much of the West on highways and not maintaining a steady speed on our substantial grades and otherwise will earn quite a lot of cursing and road rage...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Blogson
Welcome and hopefully the rattle sound is not the...

Welcome and hopefully the rattle sound is not the timing chain. It is more likely coming from the alternator, coolant pump, or a pulley, all of which can be checked by using an inexpensive...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Bob. Enjoy your RAV - sounds like you...

Welcome, Bob. Enjoy your RAV - sounds like you got a great low mileage vehicle.
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-23-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Blogson
As you discovered the dealer actually apparently...

As you discovered the dealer actually apparently was trying to sell you a properly done brake job at the higher price. I suspect that if you had taken your vehicle in and asked for the advertised...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By Blogson
How many miles one can get from a set of brake...

How many miles one can get from a set of brake pads depends upon a number of factors. So far we haven't had to replace front brake pads on any car we've owned. I had a Toyota Starlet which I sold...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Blogson
Interesting article about "rail dust." But if...

Interesting article about "rail dust." But if the paint actually is bubbling up it sounds like a defect and if so should be corrected under warranty, and in any event if the problem is rail dust...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Blogson
Yeah, those sorts of come-on "deals" such as...

Yeah, those sorts of come-on "deals" such as the $89.95 brake job generally are designed to get people into the door so that the service advisors can work to sell the customer higher priced...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By Blogson
And if the mountains in the West were flattened...

And if the mountains in the West were flattened there wouldn't even be the Pacific - the U.S. would stretch all the way to Asia . . :wink
Forum: Member Introductions   04-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help ....

Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help . . . :wink
Forum: 4.3 General   04-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By Blogson
So far there haven't been any recalls or TSBs...

So far there haven't been any recalls or TSBs (apart from the TSB about transmission whine, which if I remember applies to all of the 4.3s with the V6) on my 2011 and there were no changes which...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   04-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Blogson
Side mirror problem prevented by folding the...

Side mirror problem prevented by folding the RAV's side mirrors, before going into the car wash. Also the Owner's Manual recommends removing the antenna.


Our soft touch car wash charges $8.00...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Blogson
Congrats for getting your RAV, and welcome!

Congrats for getting your RAV, and welcome!
Forum: Toyota   04-19-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Blogson
While now I would not prefer small, turbo...

While now I would not prefer small, turbo premium-gasoline engines I would seriously consider a small turbo diesel. My sister bought a new 2015 VW Golf TDI based upon the recommendation of a friend...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver...

Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver metallic? Enjoy your RAV!
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-18-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By Blogson
A lot of our driving is over hills and mountains....

A lot of our driving is over hills and mountains. When we had manual gearboxes we shifted a lot. The auto boxes on our current vehicles shift a lot as well, but unless wanting to use engine...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   04-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Blogson
No problem so far with our automated car wash -...

No problem so far with our automated car wash - no scratches in the clear coat, for example, but it is rather pricey. Locals use it for washing their Mercedes, BMWs, and other expensive cars.
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-17-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Blogson
Owner's vehicle specs are noted in the profile. ...

Owner's vehicle specs are noted in the profile. It appears that your husband's analysis is correct. My RAV (a V6, different gearbox) does not behave as yours does. Suggest that you have the...
Forum: 4.3 General   04-16-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Blogson
Here is a link (hopefully) to a wiring kit for...

Here is a link (hopefully) to a wiring kit for your vehicle and instructions about connecting it:
https://www.etrailer.com/tv-wiring-install-2007-toyota-rav4.aspx
Forum: 4.3 General   04-16-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Blogson
Suggest that before replacing a battery it be...

Suggest that before replacing a battery it be capacity tested. My wife's 2010 CR-V has an OEM Panasonic which in our experience will probably last nearly as long as the vehicle- as I reported in...
Forum: 4.3 General   04-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Blogson
Does Costco stock their Kirkland car battery in ...

Does Costco stock their Kirkland car battery in the RAV's size 24F? The last I checked they did not have that size. Costco/Kirkland batteries generally have done well in Consumer Reports testing...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   04-16-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By Blogson
Thankfully you didn't find out about the missing...

Thankfully you didn't find out about the missing and loose lug bolts the hard way, including having a deadly crash! Gross incompetence by the dealer's service department.
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Blogson
From another RAV4World post, quoting the V6...

From another RAV4World post, quoting the V6 service manual: "A hydraulic lash adjuster, which maintains a constant zero valve clearance through the use of oil pressure and spring force, is used."
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