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Forum: Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Bob. Enjoy your RAV - sounds like you...

Welcome, Bob. Enjoy your RAV - sounds like you got a great low mileage vehicle.
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Blogson
Interesting article about "rail dust." But if...

Interesting article about "rail dust." But if the paint actually is bubbling up it sounds like a defect and if so should be corrected under warranty, and in any event if the problem is rail dust...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By Blogson
And if the mountains in the West were flattened...

And if the mountains in the West were flattened there wouldn't even be the Pacific - the U.S. would stretch all the way to Asia . . :wink
Forum: Member Introductions   04-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help ....

Welcome, and enjoy your RAV. The V6 will help . . . :wink
Forum: Member Introductions   04-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver...

Welcome, Alex! Presumably gray is silver metallic? Enjoy your RAV!
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Blogson
From another RAV4World post, quoting the V6...

From another RAV4World post, quoting the V6 service manual: "A hydraulic lash adjuster, which maintains a constant zero valve clearance through the use of oil pressure and spring force, is used."
...
Forum: Toyota   04-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Blogson
There was a similar but less detailed report in...

There was a similar but less detailed report in Car and Driver. To answer the query posed in the story in the link, people who want small and even larger cars soon may have no choice - turbo engines...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   04-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Blogson
How many kms has the vehicle been driven between...

How many kms has the vehicle been driven between when the first photo was taken and subsequent pics which show the discoloration? The discoloration could be buildup from normal use and exposure...
Forum: 4.4 General   04-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By Blogson
I told my selling dealer exactly what I wanted...

I told my selling dealer exactly what I wanted and he delivered exactly what I wanted. Didn't try to sell me anything more or tack on any extra charges.:smile
Forum: 4.3 General   03-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
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Views: 1,057
Posted By Blogson
There are lots of threads about this issue with...

There are lots of threads about this issue with suggestions about how to prevent damage. As far as I know there is no Toyota-supplied part(s) which would prevent rodents from getting into the HVAC...
Forum: 4.1 Faults & Fixes   03-22-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Blogson
It's obviously good that you discovered that it...

It's obviously good that you discovered that it is leaking before you put it into the garage! From the description it appears that the leak is from the tank itself and if the fuel level is as high...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   03-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Blogson
There are nearly as many opinions about trailer...

There are nearly as many opinions about trailer hitches as there are forum members. Here's (hopefully) a link to many discussions: Rav 4 World is the internet's largest Toyota Rav4 SUV and Rav4 EV...
Forum: Member Introductions   03-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Frank, and enjoy your new RAV!

Welcome, Frank, and enjoy your new RAV!
Forum: Toyota   03-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Blogson
The 4.4 generation RAV is closer to being a wagon...

The 4.4 generation RAV is closer to being a wagon than was the 4.3 and nearer than earlier generations, which progressively moved from being SUVs towards the direction of being what traditionally...
Forum: 4.4 General   02-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Blogson
Also the problem might be cured by using seat...

Also the problem might be cured by using seat covers. Occasionally I used to get mild shocks from my Base RAV's upgraded fabric seats, but after I installed some inexpensive but matching seat covers...
Forum: Member Introductions   02-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Paul. You will enjoy that RAV V6 power!

Welcome, Paul. You will enjoy that RAV V6 power!
Forum: RAV Lounge   02-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By Blogson
We certainly notice the difference between the I4...

We certainly notice the difference between the I4 and the V6 engines in our driving over two-lane mountain roads with limited passing opportunities with my wife's CR-V I-4 and my RAV4 V6!!:smile
Forum: RAV Lounge   01-17-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By Blogson
I'll take the rear door-mounted RAV4 3.4 spare...

I'll take the rear door-mounted RAV4 3.4 spare wheel anytime over an under an under the rear floor-mounted spare - had that on a Chev pickup, absolutely filthy from thrown-up road grime, great fun to...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   01-04-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Blogson
Here you go, for example - from a Dr. Dyno post...

Here you go, for example - from a Dr. Dyno post about the throttle-when-cold issue:


Old 05-09-2013, 07:15 AM
Dr. Dyno...
Forum: 4.3 Interior   01-04-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Blogson
Yes, in the right-hand column the Settings list...

Yes, in the right-hand column the Settings list alternatives, e.g., Manual/Auto with the options separated by the downstroke. That means that they can be changed to one or the other. I don't know...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   12-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Blogson
I disagree with some of the posts which negate...

I disagree with some of the posts which negate the value of ABS. A properly designed ABS will prevent, not facilitate, wheel lockup. It also does what a driver with a non-ABS system cannot do -...
Forum: 4.4 General   12-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Should be a warranty issue. ...

Welcome! Should be a warranty issue. Presumably the vehicle has been towed to a Toyota dealer. If that dealer's service department cannot resolve the issue it is possible to try another dealer's...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   12-26-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Blogson
If you are having a lot of icy driving conditions...

If you are having a lot of icy driving conditions and since according to the AAA studded tires are legal in NM you might want to consider buying some. Also if that intersection is dangerous one...
Forum: 4.4 General   12-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,307
Posted By Blogson
Yeah, all that drivers need to do is to avoid...

Yeah, all that drivers need to do is to avoid crashing into a stationary barrier at 40 mph with the left front of their RAVs - the only event for which the test has any meaning. :wink
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   12-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Blogson
Lived on a dairy farm in Minnesota - apart from...

Lived on a dairy farm in Minnesota - apart from ice fishing and other winter sporting activities, winter and blizzards were hassles! It was a problem to try to take a shower or a bath when the...
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