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Forum: 4.3 General   08-31-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your RAV - you will like...

Welcome, and enjoy your RAV - you will like having that V6 power!
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   08-30-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Blogson
I don't know how "leaking fuel injectors,"...

I don't know how "leaking fuel injectors," whatever that supposedly means, could cause the problem you are having. In pre-ECU days the pinging problem you are having could be caused by improper...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   08-27-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Blogson
Since you had the light switch in the correct...

Since you had the light switch in the correct position, will your dealer's service department check your headlights to make certain that they are properly aligned? I have a 2011 model (previous...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   08-27-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Heather. This may sound like a stupid...

Welcome, Heather. This may sound like a stupid response, but when you were driving while using the regular lights are you certain that the light switch was turned so that they were actually on? I...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-15-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,598
Posted By Blogson
Neither the '11 V6 or 2012 I4 RAVs have had a lot...

Neither the '11 V6 or 2012 I4 RAVs have had a lot of specific problems which fall into any particular category. The V6 coolant pump issue was resolved before the '11 V6. There have been some...
Forum: 4.3 Interior   08-14-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Blogson
I use it for my small MP3 music player, but I use...

I use it for my small MP3 music player, but I use a small piece of adhesive hook-and-loop (aka Velcro) on the back to prevent it from sliding out. LOL - maybe we accelerate too quickly, especially...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-13-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Blogson
I don't think that it's necessary to add an...

I don't think that it's necessary to add an aftermarket trans ATF cooler, unless perhaps towing in Sahara-like conditions. The RAV4 V6 with the towing prep package is designed to tow 3500 lbs. as...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   08-11-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By Blogson
You mentioned an acceleration problem in another...

You mentioned an acceleration problem in another thread and there have been reports of unintended acceleration as noted in that thread, but I have not seen anything such as the problem which you have...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Blogson
I agree with Dr. Dyno. An automobile A/C...

I agree with Dr. Dyno. An automobile A/C compressor either works or doesn't work - on its own it doesn't work intermittently, especially as you have described. There apparently is some other...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-03-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! The dealer is handing you a load of BS....

Welcome! The dealer is handing you a load of BS. It's possible that a tire or tires could be out of round and while they may do OK with a not-so-thorough balancing that would not sort out any out...
Forum: 4.3 Interior   07-31-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By Blogson
I simply used a thick carpet remnant in the rear,...

I simply used a thick carpet remnant in the rear, covers the floor and extends up the sides and wheel wells about 10 inches and is thick and stiff enough so that the upward extensions do not fold...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-27-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Steve. Hope that you can have any...

Welcome, Steve. Hope that you can have any problems with your RAV sorted out quickly so that you can enjoy it. Sounds like the problem you are referring to could actually be the gasoline mileage...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-24-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Jose, and enjoy your RAV!! I have a 4.3...

Welcome, Jose, and enjoy your RAV!! I have a 4.3 - no sport mode, but some 4.4 owners should be able to respond to your queries.
Forum: 4.3 General   07-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Blogson
The color comparison match is very close, and...

The color comparison match is very close, and it's common practice for manufacturers to have minor color variations from one batch to another. Also the filter structure and thickness appear to be...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,281
Posted By Blogson
As I remember there was a recall about rusted out...

As I remember there was a recall about rusted out rear suspension components and the affected RAVs were to be repaired free of charge to the owners, and part of the fix involved epoxy applied to...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Blogson
As keeton mentioned, long trips are not as...

As keeton mentioned, long trips are not as potentially problematic with today's vehicles including RAVs as those trips were years ago. But you will be driving across large areas with few towns so it...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   07-07-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By Blogson
When I bought my '11 Base model I found that the...

When I bought my '11 Base model I found that the hard spare tire cover was very difficult to remove, then discovered that there apparently were two different wheel cover parts numbers which applied...
Forum: 4.4 General   07-03-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,864
Posted By Blogson
My V6 has a sunroof, so to swap it for a 4.4 4...

My V6 has a sunroof, so to swap it for a 4.4 4 banger with a sunroof the only thing I'd get from losing the V6 is three beeps? Yikes!!!:wink
Forum: 4.3 General   06-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Blogson
I agree - I don't like sunroofs, either....

I agree - I don't like sunroofs, either. Unfortunately the one on my '11 RAV was mandatory with the options package which I wanted. I miss the days when one could order just exactly what one wanted...
Forum: 4.1 Accessories   06-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,477
Posted By Blogson
Err, isn't the entire exhaust system grounded...

Err, isn't the entire exhaust system grounded without mods because there are metal-to-metal connections all the way from the exhaust pipe (tail pipe) through to the engine, which has to be grounded...
Forum: 4.3 General   06-14-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,883
Posted By Blogson
I bought mine because of the RAV4's very good...

I bought mine because of the RAV4's very good reliability record as in Consumer Reports magazine, the V6 engine, being able to get the exterior and interior colors I wanted, the availability of...
Forum: RAV Lounge   06-14-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,682
Posted By Blogson
Again, nice pics! Looking forward to more. When...

Again, nice pics! Looking forward to more. When I blow them up the close foregrounds become blurred while the rest is still clear - is that because of an exposure or an f-stop setting, or do you...
Forum: 4.3 General   06-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Blogson
Yep - that's why I used the word "should" rather...

Yep - that's why I used the word "should" rather than "will."
Forum: 4.4 General   06-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,303
Posted By Blogson
Suggest that you check out the April 2015 issue...

Suggest that you check out the April 2015 issue of Consumer Reports or their magazine about best cars, generally available in public libraries and the mag. about cars usually can be had where...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   06-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Blogson
To find out about recalls you can go to...

To find out about recalls you can go to www.toyotaowners.com (http://www.toyotaowners.com) and join - you will need to enter your RAV's VIN to do so. That should reveal any recalls as well as...
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