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Forum: Member Introductions   04-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and congrats on getting the RAV which...

Welcome, and congrats on getting the RAV which you wanted!
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   03-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Blogson
If I am not mistaken I believe that 4.2 RAV4...

If I am not mistaken I believe that 4.2 RAV4 engines are non-interference engines, meaning that the engine will not need to be replaced because of a broken timing chain since the valves cannot...
Forum: 4.3 General   03-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Blogson
Automatic door locking module - plugs into OBD...

Automatic door locking module - plugs into OBD port: Automatic Door Lock Closing CANBUS OBD system For TOYOTA New Vios Corolla RAV4 Car speed lock device Free shipping on Aliexpress.com...
Forum: 4.2 General   03-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Blogson
If the oil was on the threads is it possible that...

If the oil was on the threads is it possible that whoever installed the plugs used some engine oil as an anti-seize measure? I have done that but not with a RAV, and the oil works well to prevent...
Forum: 4.3 General   03-07-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Blogson
It should be possible for you to go to...

It should be possible for you to go to www.Toyota.com/owners (http://www.Toyota.com/owners) and register. The vehicle's VIN after being entered will make it possible for you to access Vehicle Specs,...
Forum: Member Introductions   03-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and hope that you continue to enjoy your...

Welcome, and hope that you continue to enjoy your '03!
Forum: Member Introductions   02-27-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! As a former rural Minnesotan I...

Welcome! As a former rural Minnesotan I sympathise with you having to deal with snow. Good to hear that your RAV is coping well with the white stuff! :)
Forum: 4.2 General   02-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Blogson
Here's a thread from a Toyota dealer service...

Here's a thread from a Toyota dealer service dept. Recommends air filter change, presumably under normal driving circumstances, at 30,000 miles. Toyota Factory Recommended Maintenance | Toyota...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   01-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Blogson
Testing battery voltage while charging basically...

Testing battery voltage while charging basically doesn't accomplish anything useful for evaluating battery status and capacity. Example - had my obviously failing 12v motorcycle battery charging as a...
Forum: 4.3 General   01-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,791
Posted By Blogson
Don't know whether this answers your query, but...

Don't know whether this answers your query, but this is from a dealer's blog and incudes the official Toyota bit from their Safety page about Smart Stop:

Toyota Expands Star Safety System to...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   01-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Blogson
Had that happen with my '05 CR-V. Apparently...

Had that happen with my '05 CR-V. Apparently when I inadvertently let go of the key while beginning to crank the system thought that the vehicle hadn't started because it hadn't primed the cylinders...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   01-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Blogson
If the vibration increases with increasing...

If the vibration increases with increasing vehicle road speed then it's most likely to do with tires or wheels. If it occurs at low vehicle speeds the problem could an out-of-round tire, but if the...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   01-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Blogson
+1! Back in the Old Days BAB (Before...

+1!

Back in the Old Days BAB (Before Antilock Brakes) our driving instructors told us to use both accelerator and brakes in emergency situations under slippery conditions to prevent brake lockup,...
Forum: Member Introductions   01-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Blogson
Ah, Vancouver Island - a beautiful part of...

Ah, Vancouver Island - a beautiful part of Canada! Enjoy your new RAV! :cool:
Forum: Member Introductions   01-03-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. Looks great!

Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. Looks great!
Forum: 4.4 General   01-03-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Blogson
From what I understand about the 4.4 RAV the oil...

From what I understand about the 4.4 RAV the oil and oil filter will be changed free to the customer at 10,000 miles/1 year under Toyota Care. The tires will be rotated at 5,000 miles, again at no...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   01-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Blogson
A shop could supposedly "repair" the situation...

A shop could supposedly "repair" the situation which they noted without actually repairing anything, but charge for "labor" time, and they then could pass the vehicle regarding the test - the way in...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   12-22-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! You first need to determine whether your...

Welcome! You first need to determine whether your RAV has the Toyota towing package installed - that is not an aftermarket item and only comes already installed on the vehicle by the factory. After...
Forum: 4.3 General   12-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Blogson
Thanks - I understood that in general the...

Thanks - I understood that in general the reference was to home heating oil but also thought that it applied to tax-exempt fuel which could be used in road vehicles, including diesel for agricultural...
Forum: Toyota   12-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Blogson
I still believe that Consumer Reports wants all...

I still believe that Consumer Reports wants all of us to be traveling in Abrams battle tanks minus the armament, with 50+ mpg, and with the interiors completely equipped with a kazillion airbags,...
Forum: 4.3 General   12-18-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 95,958
Posted By Blogson
There is this thread on the 4.4 forum: ...

There is this thread on the 4.4 forum:
http://www.rav4world.com/forums/123-4-4-general-2013-model/112529-negotiating-discount-esp-canadians.html
Forum: 4.3 General   12-14-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Blogson
If the engine isn't running and the ignition is...

If the engine isn't running and the ignition is switched to the "on" position there will be multiple warning lights, including those. Does the engine crank when you try to start it? Is the battery...
Forum: 4.3 General   12-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Blogson
Yep - with the manual HVAC it's not possible to...

Yep - with the manual HVAC it's not possible to decouple the A/C, etc. when using the defrost setting. I had a dealer's service dept. try and after phoning Toyota corporate they said that it couldn't...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   12-12-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Blogson
Welcome to the forum! My guess based upon prior...

Welcome to the forum! My guess based upon prior experience with vehicles which were not made by Toyota would be that the problem probably is the flasher control unit. Those units were mechanical -...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   12-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! This thread might help:...

Welcome! This thread might help: http://www.rav4world.com/forums/98-4-3-interior/78217-removing-automatic-disabling-recirculate-air.html#post806741
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