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Forum: 4.3 Interior   Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By Blogson
I simply used a thick carpet remnant in the rear,...

I simply used a thick carpet remnant in the rear, covers the floor and extends up the sides and wheel wells about 10 inches and is thick and stiff enough so that the upward extensions do not fold...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-27-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Steve. Hope that you can have any...

Welcome, Steve. Hope that you can have any problems with your RAV sorted out quickly so that you can enjoy it. Sounds like the problem you are referring to could actually be the gasoline mileage...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-24-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Jose, and enjoy your RAV!! I have a 4.3...

Welcome, Jose, and enjoy your RAV!! I have a 4.3 - no sport mode, but some 4.4 owners should be able to respond to your queries.
Forum: 4.3 General   07-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Blogson
The color comparison match is very close, and...

The color comparison match is very close, and it's common practice for manufacturers to have minor color variations from one batch to another. Also the filter structure and thickness appear to be...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,944
Posted By Blogson
As I remember there was a recall about rusted out...

As I remember there was a recall about rusted out rear suspension components and the affected RAVs were to be repaired free of charge to the owners, and part of the fix involved epoxy applied to...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Blogson
As keeton mentioned, long trips are not as...

As keeton mentioned, long trips are not as potentially problematic with today's vehicles including RAVs as those trips were years ago. But you will be driving across large areas with few towns so it...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   07-07-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Blogson
When I bought my '11 Base model I found that the...

When I bought my '11 Base model I found that the hard spare tire cover was very difficult to remove, then discovered that there apparently were two different wheel cover parts numbers which applied...
Forum: 4.4 General   07-03-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,566
Posted By Blogson
My V6 has a sunroof, so to swap it for a 4.4 4...

My V6 has a sunroof, so to swap it for a 4.4 4 banger with a sunroof the only thing I'd get from losing the V6 is three beeps? Yikes!!!:wink
Forum: 4.3 General   06-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Blogson
I agree - I don't like sunroofs, either....

I agree - I don't like sunroofs, either. Unfortunately the one on my '11 RAV was mandatory with the options package which I wanted. I miss the days when one could order just exactly what one wanted...
Forum: 4.1 Accessories   06-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By Blogson
Err, isn't the entire exhaust system grounded...

Err, isn't the entire exhaust system grounded without mods because there are metal-to-metal connections all the way from the exhaust pipe (tail pipe) through to the engine, which has to be grounded...
Forum: 4.3 General   06-14-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By Blogson
I bought mine because of the RAV4's very good...

I bought mine because of the RAV4's very good reliability record as in Consumer Reports magazine, the V6 engine, being able to get the exterior and interior colors I wanted, the availability of...
Forum: RAV Lounge   06-14-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By Blogson
Again, nice pics! Looking forward to more. When...

Again, nice pics! Looking forward to more. When I blow them up the close foregrounds become blurred while the rest is still clear - is that because of an exposure or an f-stop setting, or do you...
Forum: 4.3 General   06-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Blogson
Yep - that's why I used the word "should" rather...

Yep - that's why I used the word "should" rather than "will."
Forum: 4.4 General   06-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,102
Posted By Blogson
Suggest that you check out the April 2015 issue...

Suggest that you check out the April 2015 issue of Consumer Reports or their magazine about best cars, generally available in public libraries and the mag. about cars usually can be had where...
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   06-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By Blogson
To find out about recalls you can go to...

To find out about recalls you can go to www.toyotaowners.com (http://www.toyotaowners.com) and join - you will need to enter your RAV's VIN to do so. That should reveal any recalls as well as...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   05-30-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By Blogson
So far my wife and I patronize two dealerships...

So far my wife and I patronize two dealerships within the Lithia chain (she has a CR-V) and so far they have given us very good service. However. although Lithia has a strong presence in much of...
Forum: 4.2 General   05-26-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Jimmy. Hopefully you will enjoy your...

Welcome, Jimmy. Hopefully you will enjoy your RAV and get the mods which you want installed OK, and that the driver door lock problem can be sorted out.
Forum: 4.4 General   05-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 554
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, and enjoy your new RAV XLE!

Welcome, and enjoy your new RAV XLE!
Forum: 4.4 General   05-15-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,067
Posted By Blogson
Sitting in almost any vehicle used to aggravate...

Sitting in almost any vehicle used to aggravate my sciatica, which was so bad at times that I couldn't even move without being in excruciating pain. The remedy, despite doctors' advice which was to...
Forum: 4.4 General   05-05-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Blogson
and/or my 1960 Ford V8 . . .

and/or my 1960 Ford V8 . . .
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   05-03-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Blogson
Checked your profile - says that you have a V6....

Checked your profile - says that you have a V6. According to several posts, including if I recall one from moderator JuneBug the 4.3 A/C compressor on the V6 is a continuously running variable rate...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   04-30-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Blogson
Interesting Cruise Control Behavior

Something for V6 RAV4 folks to cogitate over when having nothing else to do. Interesting phenomenon with my '11 V6 RAV. Switch on cruise control at least 45 mph so trans and TC lock in 5th gear and...
Forum: 4.4 General   04-29-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By Blogson
It's good to see the apologies and updates to...

It's good to see the apologies and updates to mclass555 after he/she basically was berated for having their new RAV serviced at 2000 miles. I was ready to bail out of this forum but all seems to be...
Forum: Member Introductions   04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
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: 31
Views: 4,009
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...
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