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Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   Today, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By Blogson
I don't know what your temperature gauge is...

I don't know what your temperature gauge is supposed to show when the thermostat is working properly but from your description the thermostat seems to be OK.


Then if there isn't a problem with...
Forum: 4.2 General   Today, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By Blogson
Since your mileage has not changed since you got...

Since your mileage has not changed since you got your RAV there likely is no problem which has developed. Somehow even with the same model and engine type gas mileage can vary from one vehicle to...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By Blogson
If your RAV's coolant temperature gauge shows...

If your RAV's coolant temperature gauge shows abnormally cold temperatures after the engine should have warmed up (driving it on the highway, for example) then that would be one clue that the...
Forum: 4.4 General   Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Blogson
I was only making a legitimate suggestion, not...

I was only making a legitimate suggestion, not trying to put anyone down. Some people don't read their owner's manual. I also asked because my 4.3 doesn't have a range meter and so my manual doesn't...
Forum: 4.2 General   Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By Blogson
Can't answer your question about your current...

Can't answer your question about your current mileage - has it been the same since you bought your RAV?


The 4.3 generation RAV V6 has quite a lot of power - perhaps a good used one can be...
Forum: 4.4 General   Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Blogson
Maybe the answer is in the Owner's Manual . . .

Maybe the answer is in the Owner's Manual . . .
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Suggest that you take your car to...

Welcome! Suggest that you take your car to another shop for a second opinion - from your description of the problem and the testing which has been done on the engine it does not appear that your...
Forum: Member Introductions   Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! You have quite a lot of experience with...

Welcome! You have quite a lot of experience with RAVs!
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By Blogson
I had that problem some years ago - the problem...

I had that problem some years ago - the problem was the thermostat, which was stuck open. The way that it was designed that problem directed nearly all of the coolant to the radiator. That also...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 645
Posted By Blogson
That's not true. I've disassembled A/T's which...

That's not true. I've disassembled A/T's which have clutches and bands (but not a RAV A/T). And this is part of an article from CarParts.com about A/T's:


"The clutch pack is used, in this...
Forum: 4.4 General   08-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Blogson
I sympathise with your wife. I have to shift...

I sympathise with your wife. I have to shift around a lot at times with my '11 RAV Base. Adjusting the seat sometimes helps for a while. That problem was almost as annoying with my '05 CR-V. The...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   08-29-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Blogson
Did a search on this forum ("non-interference...

Did a search on this forum ("non-interference engine") and the consensus seems to be that RAV4 engines are non-interference engines - so a broken timing belt or chain won't result in bent valves,...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Blogson
Thanks I remember that second point and feeling...

Thanks I remember that second point and feeling that doing that was rather complicated, and could void any warranty covering the components which were involved. Seems to me that part of it was...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Blogson
Thanks, James. Since that is not shown in...

Thanks, James. Since that is not shown in Toyota's published lists of customizable features one has to be curious about how many other optional features are available but not listed. No wonder some...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-29-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Hope that your wife continues to enjoy...

Welcome! Hope that your wife continues to enjoy her RAV!
Forum: 4.3 General   08-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Blogson
Interesting - can DRLs be switched off by using a...

Interesting - can DRLs be switched off by using a scan tool? That is not listed in JuneBug's posted list or my Owner's Manual list of customizable features.
Forum: 4.4 General   08-29-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Blogson
For years it has seemed that Motor Trend's...

For years it has seemed that Motor Trend's reviews have been influenced by how much advertising has been bought in MT by vehicle manufacturers whose vehicles have been tested.. . . ..
Forum: Member Introductions   08-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Don't know about changing the horn on...

Welcome! Don't know about changing the horn on 4.4 RAVs but someone who does may be able to help.
Forum: 4.3 General   08-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Blogson
Easy to determine - if there are no running...

Easy to determine - if there are no running lights operating when the engine is running then the vehicle is not equipped with them - if the vehicle has them they come on automatically when shifting...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Blogson
What RTexasF wrote occurred to me as well. If...

What RTexasF wrote occurred to me as well. If the A/C is first switched on and allowed to run for, for example, five minutes without switching it off and on again, does the A/C begin to produce...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Blogson
Since your A/C works after you have switched it...

Since your A/C works after you have switched it on and off and on again several times the problem may be in the electrical circuit which determines when the compressor is supposed to cool, and there...
Forum: 4.4 General   08-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Blogson
Go by what the Owner's Manual states, to keep the...

Go by what the Owner's Manual states, to keep the warranty in effect. 4.4 RAVs use synthetic oil. I don't have a 4.4 owner's manual and the Toyota web site to access manuals for me doesn't work, but...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Blogson
Seems to be a way for the dealer to extract more...

Seems to be a way for the dealer to extract more money from customers. In 50+ years of driving I've never had that service done, have never had a dealer even recommend it and have had no related...
Forum: 4.4 General   08-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Blogson
This post might help: #5 (permalink...

This post might help:


#5 (permalink (http://www.rav4world.com/forums/123-4-4-general/163746-technology-package.html#post1587658)) Old Today, 11:13 AM
Jetton...
Forum: 4.3 General   08-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Blogson
I don't have a backup camera, but figure that...

I don't have a backup camera, but figure that they must be better than trying to use the distortion-inducing outside mirrors for parallel parking which are OEM on cars these days . . . I've never...
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