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Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   09-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
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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: 1,112
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: 1,112
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: 1,112
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: 1,112
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: 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications   09-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
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: 32
Views: 1,830
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: 1,243
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: 1,340
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: 1,159
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: 437
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: 250
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: 297
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: 1,248
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: 1,256
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: 526
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: 526
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: 160
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: 1,836
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: 139
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: 432
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: 754
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: 276
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: 276
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: 680
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 ...
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