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Curb weight listed at 3670 pounds - 2011 RAV4 V6 Limited AWD.
Presumably go from there - my Base model, other specs the same, has additional weight from some factory installed additions.
 

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Well, I took only some short drives lately (work from home) but I thought to check the oil catch can. Well... I don't know what to think of what I saw there. Milkshake on the bottom. I know that some moisture from condensation will be evaporated and sucked trough the PCV with oil vapors. But why would deposit as milkshake on the bottom of catch can? Did it come like that from the engine? When I was driving longer times, it was just oil (see above picture).

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What exactly is an "oil catch can"? For sure that milkshake is not a good sign. My first thought would be head gaskets (if it were a 4 cylinder) but it could, as you say, be condensation.
 

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My programmable flasher relay just arrived this morning! I can't wait to play with it!

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Ten minutes later: I had to bend up the little plastic "ears" that are on the sides, because the car socket didn't have the holes for them, and they were preventing the relay to go all the way in. OE relay doesn't have those. The default number of flashes is 4, but it can be changed per above instructions.

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My programmable flasher relay just arrived this morning! I can't wait to play with it!

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Ten minutes later: I had to bend up the little plastic "ears" that are on the sides, because the car socket didn't have the holes for them, and they were preventing the relay to go all the way in. OE relay doesn't have those.

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Does the limited trim turn signal stalk have the 3 flash lane change feature built-in (i.e. half toggle)? I don't understand the tap to signal feature of the smart flasher if the existing turn signal stalk does not support lane change flashing. It would be pretty cool if this could be added to cars that dont support it.

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Does the limited trim turn signal stalk have the 3 flash lane change feature built-in (i.e. half toggle)? I don't understand the tap to signal feature of the smart flasher if the existing turn signal stalk does not support lane change flashing. It would be pretty cool if this could be added to cars that dont support it.

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if the existing turn signal stalk does not support lane change flashing
You have to be gentle on pressing the stalk. Takes getting used to it. It will take getting used to the flash function anyway, even with a OE stalk that supports that.
When changing lanes I was holding in place anyway, without clicking it all the way, to avoid the clicker wear, and to to press again in the opposite direction, when the stalk would not automatically reverse. I would not want an OE stalk.
The default number of flashes is 4, but it can be changed per above instructions. I like it because it self-discipline me. I tap, wait for those 4 blinks and, after that, change the lane. I see every day people using their turn signal in the same split second that they are turning. That's useless...

PS: I drove a rented BMW that had this feature from factory, but the stalk would not remain "locked" and would not self-cancel (if used as a normal flasher). Press all the way, it will start flashing, but the stalk would return to middle.
That was super annoying, because when I was tapping it in the opposite direction to cancel, if I would press slightly too long, it would now blink in that direction. Now I had to cancel that. Very disconcerting.
If you ever saw a car passing you with the left blinker on, and then blinking shortly in opposite direction, that's what happens.

No wonder that 90% of BMW drivers don't use their turn signals.
 

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Update: Today I have replaced the flasher bulbs with LED's. I bought a set of four 7443, orange/natural amber (NA). The rear plastic cover is clear in the flasher position, so amber is required there legally.
The rear use 7440 bulb (single filament) but the 7443 LED's (or bulbs) will work correctly in that socket.
Because I have the new relay, there is no need for ballast resistors (to prevent hyper-flashing).
With those LED's, the daylight flashing is more visible. This is the item: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P9T7D1W/
 
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