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Forum: 4.4 General   05-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
  Hello
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Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your new RAV XLE!

Welcome, and enjoy your new RAV XLE!
Forum: 4.4 General   05-15-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,117
Posted By Blogson
Sitting in almost any vehicle used to aggravate...

Sitting in almost any vehicle used to aggravate my sciatica, which was so bad at times that I couldn't even move without being in excruciating pain. The remedy, despite doctors' advice which was to...
Forum: 4.4 General   05-05-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Blogson
and/or my 1960 Ford V8 . . .

and/or my 1960 Ford V8 . . .
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   05-03-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Blogson
Checked your profile - says that you have a V6....

Checked your profile - says that you have a V6. According to several posts, including if I recall one from moderator JuneBug the 4.3 A/C compressor on the V6 is a continuously running variable rate...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-30-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Blogson
Interesting Cruise Control Behavior

Something for V6 RAV4 folks to cogitate over when having nothing else to do. Interesting phenomenon with my '11 V6 RAV. Switch on cruise control at least 45 mph so trans and TC lock in 5th gear and...
Forum: 4.4 General   04-29-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,059
Posted By Blogson
It's good to see the apologies and updates to...

It's good to see the apologies and updates to mclass555 after he/she basically was berated for having their new RAV serviced at 2000 miles. I was ready to bail out of this forum but all seems to be...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
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: 4.4 Exterior   04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
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: 4.4 Mechanical   04-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,153
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: 163
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help ....

Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help . . . :wink
Forum: Member Introductions   04-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver...

Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver metallic? Enjoy your RAV!
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
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."
...
Forum: Toyota   04-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Blogson
There was a similar but less detailed report in...

There was a similar but less detailed report in Car and Driver. To answer the query posed in the story in the link, people who want small and even larger cars soon may have no choice - turbo engines...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Blogson
How many kms has the vehicle been driven between...

How many kms has the vehicle been driven between when the first photo was taken and subsequent pics which show the discoloration? The discoloration could be buildup from normal use and exposure...
Forum: 4.4 General   04-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,312
Posted By Blogson
I told my selling dealer exactly what I wanted...

I told my selling dealer exactly what I wanted and he delivered exactly what I wanted. Didn't try to sell me anything more or tack on any extra charges.:smile
Forum: 4.3 General   03-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
  Mice!
Views: 1,257
Posted By Blogson
There are lots of threads about this issue with...

There are lots of threads about this issue with suggestions about how to prevent damage. As far as I know there is no Toyota-supplied part(s) which would prevent rodents from getting into the HVAC...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   03-22-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Blogson
It's obviously good that you discovered that it...

It's obviously good that you discovered that it is leaking before you put it into the garage! From the description it appears that the leak is from the tank itself and if the fuel level is as high...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   03-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Blogson
There are nearly as many opinions about trailer...

There are nearly as many opinions about trailer hitches as there are forum members. Here's (hopefully) a link to many discussions: Rav 4 World is the internet's largest Toyota Rav4 SUV and Rav4 EV...
Forum: Member Introductions   03-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Frank, and enjoy your new RAV!

Welcome, Frank, and enjoy your new RAV!
Forum: Toyota   03-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Blogson
The 4.4 generation RAV is closer to being a wagon...

The 4.4 generation RAV is closer to being a wagon than was the 4.3 and nearer than earlier generations, which progressively moved from being SUVs towards the direction of being what traditionally...
Forum: 4.4 General   02-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By Blogson
Also the problem might be cured by using seat...

Also the problem might be cured by using seat covers. Occasionally I used to get mild shocks from my Base RAV's upgraded fabric seats, but after I installed some inexpensive but matching seat covers...
Forum: Member Introductions   02-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Paul. You will enjoy that RAV V6 power!

Welcome, Paul. You will enjoy that RAV V6 power!
Forum: RAV Lounge   02-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,708
Posted By Blogson
We certainly notice the difference between the I4...

We certainly notice the difference between the I4 and the V6 engines in our driving over two-lane mountain roads with limited passing opportunities with my wife's CR-V I-4 and my RAV4 V6!!:smile
Forum: RAV Lounge   01-17-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By Blogson
I'll take the rear door-mounted RAV4 3.4 spare...

I'll take the rear door-mounted RAV4 3.4 spare wheel anytime over an under an under the rear floor-mounted spare - had that on a Chev pickup, absolutely filthy from thrown-up road grime, great fun to...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   01-04-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By Blogson
Here you go, for example - from a Dr. Dyno post...

Here you go, for example - from a Dr. Dyno post about the throttle-when-cold issue:


Old 05-09-2013, 07:15 AM
Dr. Dyno...
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