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Forum: 4.2 General   Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Blogson
As katekebo has suggested it is worthwhile to get...

As katekebo has suggested it is worthwhile to get a second opinion, and it also would be worthwhile to obtain estimates from a trusted independent repair shop or shops as well as possibly from a...
Forum: 4.3 General   Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 123,588
Posted By Blogson
That raises suspicions that Toyota doesn't want...

That raises suspicions that Toyota doesn't want potential buyers to know how badly they're being gouged in comparison if paying the official price, whatever that may be, compared with the prices...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Blogson
If I had Toyota-branded batteries fail within...

If I had Toyota-branded batteries fail within short periods I wouldn't want to have another. If one failed while driving on some of the many remote highways in the U.S. it could be a long wait...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Blogson
With your findings about the strut, as others...

With your findings about the strut, as others have posted the noise likely is from the front brakes, and that doesn't necessarily indicate that the brake pads need to be replaced. My previous...
Forum: 4.3 Exterior   07-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By Blogson
I agree about the OEM antenna and audio system....

I agree about the OEM antenna and audio system. Even though my Base RAV has an upgraded sound system over-the-air reception is not at all good. With satellite radio it is somewhat better but in my...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-28-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Blogson
Battery CCAs shouldn't drop off as much as those...

Battery CCAs shouldn't drop off as much as those have after one year. But according to owners hot climates are death especially for Toyota OEM and replacement batteries. Regarding dealers' testing...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Blogson
The first thing to do is to have a look at the...

The first thing to do is to have a look at the strut - if it is leaking there should be visible signs of oil on it. A leaking strut conceivably could result in the sound which you describe since the...
Forum: 4.4 Mechanical   07-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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: Member Introductions   07-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Blogson
Welcome, Bill, and enjoy your RAV! You've had a...

Welcome, Bill, and enjoy your RAV! You've had a lot of experience with Toyotas . . .
Forum: 4.3 Interior   07-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Blogson
Looks like there's a selection on Ebay, but...

Looks like there's a selection on Ebay, but include covers for both front and rear seats along with all headrests.


I simply have thrown a large inexpensive blanket over my back seat and that...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Blogson
When Oregon mandated 10% ethanol gas the highway...

When Oregon mandated 10% ethanol gas the highway mileage with my then-Hyundai Elantra decreased by 10% as did that with my wife's CR-V. Doesn't make sense theoretically, but those were the results,...
Forum: 4.3 Mechanical   07-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Blogson
Already also noted in a previous thread with some...

Already also noted in a previous thread with some possible differences: http://www.rav4world.com/forums/99-4-3-mechanical/153130-class-action-lawsuit-oil-consumption.html
Forum: 4.3 General   07-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Blogson
The last I heard these U.S. EPA mileage figures...

The last I heard these U.S. EPA mileage figures are based upon the vehicles being tested using non-ethanol gasoline.


Also the EPA has relied heavily upon the vehicle manufacturers' own test...
Forum: 4.4 General   07-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Blogson
The problem for insurance companies is that some...

The problem for insurance companies is that some body shops will see more dollar signs than are necessary to achieve a repair which restores the damaged vehicle to the OEM state. The problem for the...
Forum: 4.3 General   07-25-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Blogson
Err, so far, so good (touch wood!). :wink

Err, so far, so good (touch wood!). :wink
Forum: 4.2 Faults & Fixes   07-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Blogson
How old is the battery? If it is more than a few...

How old is the battery? If it is more than a few years old it could be going flat from a short in one or more of the battery cells, especially if the electrolyte level is below the top of the...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Blogson
Are you trying to buy one from a forum member, or...

Are you trying to buy one from a forum member, or are you asking for advice? For the latter, suggest that you consult Consumer Reports, especially their annual auto issues (April) for reliability...
Forum: RAV Lounge   07-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blogson
Suggest Northern California - Oregon -Washington...

Suggest Northern California - Oregon -Washington coastal strips! Temp. here now 61F. (11AM), having some welcome rain (rare in summer) and fog. Usually warms to low 70s and have sun in the...
Forum: RAV Lounge   07-23-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blogson
Fortunately for us we don't live in the inland...

Fortunately for us we don't live in the inland Oregon heat but the humidity there is at least 60% and more with thunderstorms and rain at the moment. This summer inland is the hottest on record. ...
Forum: 4.3 Interior   07-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Since your profile indicates that your...

Welcome! Since your profile indicates that your RAV is a Base model, it would appear that something within the manual ventilation control system has broken or become disconnected, or that something...
Forum: 4.2 General   07-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Blogson
Sorting out the problem is a tough call without...

Sorting out the problem is a tough call without actually being able to have one's hands on the RAV. Never have heard of a "warped" gear. From your description draining and replacing the gearbox oil...
Forum: RAV Lounge   07-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blogson
Congrats - good to hear that the repair went...

Congrats - good to hear that the repair went well. Can you post a pic?


Interesting that your weather forecast is for cooler weather than that for inland Oregon (100+)!
Forum: 4.4 Interior   07-22-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Blogson
I tried out the softex seats at my servicing...

I tried out the softex seats at my servicing dealer. The real leather seats in my Hyundai Elantra GT were much better, IMO.
Forum: 4.4 Exterior   07-22-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
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Views: 3,116
Posted By Blogson
With my 2011 Base I wanted the Value Upgrade...

With my 2011 Base I wanted the Value Upgrade Package for the alloys, upgraded upholstery, sound system, cargo cover, etc. but part of the package was a mandatory sun roof which I didn't want. Got the...
Forum: 4.2 General   07-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Blogson
Welcome! Is there more resistance than normal...

Welcome! Is there more resistance than normal when shifting from one gear to another? If so, I would suspect that the clutch isn't disengaging completely when the clutch pedal is pushed downward,...
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