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Forum: 4.3 General   09-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
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: 36
Views: 864
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: 1,144
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: 1,054
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: 407
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: 239
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: 259
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: 1,178
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: 1,112
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: 478
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: 478
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: 155
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: 1,699
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: 136
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: 423
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: 705
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: 253
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: 253
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: 652
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: 14
Views: 1,112
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 475
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: 3,283
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: 157
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and hopefully your new RAV meets your...

Welcome, and hopefully your new RAV meets your expectations.
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