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Forum: 4.3 General   08-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
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: Member Introductions   08-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
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: 179
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: 15
Views: 908
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: 9
Views: 771
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: 367
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: 367
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: 146
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: 15
Views: 1,263
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. ...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Andy. I lived in the UK and had a...

Welcome, Andy. I lived in the UK and had a running argument with Vauxhall corporate over a pinking problem. They wanted to remove the cylinder head and install a thicker head gasket, and I told...
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   08-08-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Blogson
What happens if you press (carefully) on the...

What happens if you press (carefully) on the affected places?
Forum: 4.4 Interior   08-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Blogson
With my 4.3 when new I had a free trial period,...

With my 4.3 when new I had a free trial period, and if I recall that was set up by the dealer. When the trial time was about to expire then I received invitations via email (dealer apparently...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   07-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Blogson
In your first post if I recall you mentioned that...

In your first post if I recall you mentioned that the noise has not become any louder after 40,000 miles, so unless it becomes worse, if it were my vehicle, I would keep an eye (or ear) on it but...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   07-31-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Blogson
From your verbal description the noise was...

From your verbal description the noise was slight, but in the video it sounds quite loud. Preliminarily and from your pinpointing it sounds like it involves the valve train, rather than a connecting...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   07-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Blogson
If the sound hasn't become any worse after 40,000...

If the sound hasn't become any worse after 40,000 miles it seems unlikely that the engine is about to self-destruct now and the vehicle most likely can be driven without that sort of concern. Can ...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   07-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Blogson
If the coolant level is only slightly down I...

If the coolant level is only slightly down I would not bother adding more. But apart from using Toyota coolant I have used Chevron Dex-Cool Extended Life (5 year, 150,000 mile protection) in my...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-21-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By Blogson
Yes, the vehicle could have been serviced...

Yes, the vehicle could have been serviced regularly by an independent shop without the data being entered into the Toyota service record. However, if there are any recall repairs - should be shown...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! It appears that most of the problems...

Welcome! It appears that most of the problems with the V6 had to do with the coolant pump in earlier year models, but that part reportedly was revised for the 2010 model year. The V6 engine has been...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Blogson
Are you certain that you aren't comparing...

Are you certain that you aren't comparing behavior while using the cruise control with behavior when the cruise control is not in use?
Forum: 4.4 Interior   07-15-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,191
Posted By Blogson
For her CR-V my wife got a piece of heavy card...

For her CR-V my wife got a piece of heavy card stock, cut it to the size of the opening between the sun visors and cut a slot and a small opening so that she could slide it over the mirror mount. ...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and hopefully your new RAV meets your...

Welcome, and hopefully your new RAV meets your expectations.
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Blogson
You might get some responses on this forum since...

You might get some responses on this forum since we have members in the U.K. and other countries where diesel RAVS are sold. When I lived in the U.K. Tesco bought its fuel on the spot market from...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! About the black trim, some members have...

Welcome! About the black trim, some members have had suggestions about how to take care of it - perhaps so a search (box and button at the bottom of the page) to find them.
Forum: 4.3 General   06-27-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Blogson
Don't know about short trips being a problem - a...

Don't know about short trips being a problem - a large percentage of my driving is two miles or less and so far my '2011 OEM battery (Johnson Controls) shows no sign of dying.
Forum: 4.4 General   06-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Blogson
There's the audible warning system made as part...

There's the audible warning system made as part of modern brake pads which should be adequate to notify owners that their pads need replacing. Much better than in the "old days" with drum-and-shoe...
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