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  1. Ultra-Gauge--A cheaper alternative to the ScanGauge?

    4.3 General
    I'm mostly interested in monitoring transmission fluid temperature in my 2009 4cylSport. Will the UG do this?
  2. Minus sizing for winter/snow tires

    4.3 Exterior
    I recently got a new set of snow tires and alloy rims for my RAV. Based on recommendations from others on the forum I downsized from my stock 18" rims to 16"; wheel width 6.5", hub bore 60.10mm, offset 45.00mm. The new rims required a new set of lug nuts; smaller diameter. No big deal. For...
  3. Fuel door jambed by ice (behind the door!)

    4.3 Exterior
    Don't know about commercial de-icers; suspect it would have taken a lot to melt the chunk that was lodged behind my fuel door. I suppose if one was desperate (and privacy was not an issue) one might direct a stream of "warm fluid" on the affected area :eek:. Then use a rubber glove or pliers...
  4. Fuel door jambed by ice (behind the door!)

    4.3 Exterior
    The recent storm coated my RAV with a thick layer of ice. Took a long time to clear the windshield and windows. When I got to the gas station to fill up (for the first time ever) I pulled the fuel door release lever and got no response. The door stayed closed; no sound of a latch releasing; no...
  5. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    Yeah. I've seen it done on my Ranger and Volvo; not for the faint of heart. They've actually got a special spade-type drill bit that cuts fast and only penetrates to about 1/2" depth when the hole breaks through. Think I'll remove my spare tire before I take it in and have them do the bracket...
  6. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    Great news! I just got a simple email reply from my Toyota Dealer: "The rust treatment with the oil spray will not void the warranty." Wonderful.:thumbs_up: I'm ready to book the RAV's first oil spray at Krown. And it's very comforting to get such a clear, direct response from my Dealer on...
  7. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    Ontario roads, especially Toronto, get a huge amount of salt dumped on them. This is very corrosive stuff, but my experience with the Krown oil spray on my Ranger and Volvo has been excellent. Both vehicles originally from the southern states (Florida & Alabama) so now, despite their age, they...
  8. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    I just found another disclaimer in my 3-yr/60,000 Plan... #8: no coverage for repairs where the vehicle has been "altered in any manner not approved by the Manufacturer". I suppose that might include adding a few extra holes for oil spray? :-(
  9. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    The "extra protection" plans I purchased are: 1. "Body-Gard" (Sym-Tech Dealer Services, Richmond Hill, ON) which includes an electronic rust control module and (I now realize) is mostly focused on wheel wells, rocker panels, fenders, door panels, quarter panels and hood. 2. "Extra Care...
  10. Krown oil spray & Toyota warranty issues?

    4.3 Exterior
    Greetings everyone. First post from a new member… My question: Has anyone had their Toyota warranty voided or down-graded as a result of using Krown Rust Protection? Background: Two weeks ago I bought a 2009 RAV4 from Toyota On Front in Toronto; a super clean Sport model with 73,516 km...
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