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Forum: 4.4 General   10-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! And hope that you have continued great...

Welcome! And hope that you have continued great Toyota results with your RAV!
Forum: Member Introductions   10-01-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Hope that you enjoy your useful RAV!

Welcome! Hope that you enjoy your useful RAV!
Forum: 4.3 General   09-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 715
Posted By Blogson
This all is becoming rather complicated. Should...

This all is becoming rather complicated. Should be a simple transaction - since you want to have the RAV inspected have that done, and if OK then buy the car. It's essentially in almost new...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   09-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Blogson
The November 2014 issue of Consumer Reports lists...

The November 2014 issue of Consumer Reports lists the Michelin Latitude Tour and the Michelin LTX M/S2 as the best all-season SUV tires, and the Michelin Latitude X-Ice X2 as the best winter tire,...
Forum: 4.3 General   09-29-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Blogson
As Veliksan has stated the factory-installed...

As Veliksan has stated the factory-installed Bluetooth is covered under the VSA. The complete terms of the VSA (not legally a warranty) which you purchased will be in the printed documents which...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   09-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Blogson
A trick which I've used to determine whether the...

A trick which I've used to determine whether the noise is from a belt is to squirt some water onto the belts and into the pulley grooves with the engine switched off, then run the engine (be careful...
Forum: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Blogson
Thanks for the interesting suggestions links but...

Thanks for the interesting suggestions links but I have doubts that they will work consistently.No "humane" mouse traps, etc. solutions for me, either! At one of my workplaces with mice problems the...
Forum: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Blogson
Good tips for eliminating odors, tbeck 3579 -...

Good tips for eliminating odors, tbeck 3579 - mouse and in general rodent odors can be difficult to eliminate. Thanks for the practical suggestions. Yep, autumn brings in the mice - we used to be...
Forum: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Blogson
Whoa! That's a lot of mouse debris - no wonder...

Whoa! That's a lot of mouse debris - no wonder the original blower motor stopped working! Hopefully you will get some useful info about rodent prevention from some of the threads on this forum. At...
Forum: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-22-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Blogson
It's great that you got the blower sorted out -...

It's great that you got the blower sorted out - congratulations!! The mouse bits are very annoying! There are threads on this forum about mice in the RAV vent systems. Keeping them out isn't...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   09-22-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Blogson
The forum search function sometimes doesn't help...

The forum search function sometimes doesn't help much or at all - that can be frustrating! Have you had a look at Consumer Reports magazine? Some parts are available online. Their comparison tire...
Forum: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Blogson
It would appear logically that connecting the...

It would appear logically that connecting the motor/blower so that the air flow is towards the heater or windshield would be the correct method. Reversing the connections usually will result in the...
Forum: 4.3 General   09-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,634
Posted By Blogson
The lack of used V6 RAVs on area dealer lots (my...

The lack of used V6 RAVs on area dealer lots (my post #4) and contrasting that with the availability of I4s including 5 4.4s apparently indicates either that if V6s are available they are snapped up...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   09-10-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,554
Posted By Blogson
The Panasonic batteries we've had in our CR-Vs...

The Panasonic batteries we've had in our CR-Vs were sealed and had "Maintenance Free" stamped on them. Also we only replaced one - 13 years old and that one had removable cell caps for adding...
Forum: 4.3 General   09-08-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blogson
Is it a V6? Don't see the emblem . . .>:D

Is it a V6? Don't see the emblem . . .>:D
Forum: 4.3 General   08-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
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: 4.3 General   08-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
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: Member Introductions   08-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Hope that you enjoy your RAV4 Diesel...

Welcome! Hope that you enjoy your RAV4 Diesel when it arrives!
Forum: Off Topic   08-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Blogson
I've been driving vehicles which probably...

I've been driving vehicles which probably wouldn't and won't pass the small overlap crash test for more than 50 years. The only exceptions were in my OTR truck driving days. I'm not about to begin...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   08-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Blogson
Have had zero problems with my 4.3 in automatic...

Have had zero problems with my 4.3 in automatic car washes. I remove the antenna and fold the mirrors inward before going in, but that's it. Our automatic car wash uses very soft "brushes" and...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   08-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Blogson
The Toyota RAV4 Owner's Manual says that coolant...

The Toyota RAV4 Owner's Manual says that coolant used should be either Toyota Super Long Life Coolant, or "Similar high quality ethylene glycol-based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite, and...
Forum: 4.2 Accessories   08-15-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Blogson
Unless what is charging the battery outputs...

Unless what is charging the battery outputs voltage which is at least the same as the battery's tested voltage it will do no good - in fact, it may actually work to discharge the battery. If the...
Forum: 4.2 Accessories   08-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Blogson
That sort of arrangement might help to maintain...

That sort of arrangement might help to maintain an automotive battery, but normally charging voltage has to be higher than the nominal battery voltage, in other words, higher than 12v., since a...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-12-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Blogson
OK, you're off the hook this time, and anyway I'm...

OK, you're off the hook this time, and anyway I'm not the forum Gestapo . . . :D
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   08-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By Blogson
I was wary of timing belt vehicles after a...

I was wary of timing belt vehicles after a friend's broke and trashed her engine. I also was wary of timing chain engines since we had two Saturns with chains and the engines were annoyingly noisy. ...
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