xog

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  • First Name
    xog
  • Toyota Model
    RAV 4
  • Toyota Year
    2006
  • Location
    Cheshire
  1. xog

    Check Abs System

    Thanks for this topic and all who posted. My rav4 has had the very same problems, I'd previously been looking at the abs sensors as the problem, I took them out and cleaned them, with no difference. Then I found the topic here and it turns out it was the brake pedal switch. Thanks again to all.
  2. xog

    Oil Filter Jammed

    True but I was using a standard canister filter wrench, so needed the extra space, EU legislation - less said...
  3. xog

    Oil Filter Jammed

    I thought about it, but I rather have a replacement to hand it the thread stripped or some other problem arose, Really apart from a few extra drips of oil and having to remove the front wheel and the little plastic panel for access, it is easy enough to unscrew the whole filter body put the new filter in and screw it back on. I wonder why Toyota don't use a spin-on canister like most? Bill.
  4. xog

    Oil Filter Jammed

    Apart from the hex being chewed and rounded it looks like some gorilla had tried a chisel on it to try and undo the plug. I decided to leave the plug alone, replaced the filter element after cleaning out the housing, with the new element fitted I about half filled it with new oil before !Removed! it back on with a new 'O' ring. It is a bit worrying as to what standard the so called 'technicians' are, the service book has stamps from dealers and a garage (before I owned the vehicle). It is as suggested a good reason for doing your own maintenance if you can. Thanks to those who gave me advice about this. Bill. Hi Bill, it looks as though it was done by the same gorilla that did mine! No chisel marks but hexagon is in exactly the same state. The dealer who did mine is in Rochdale. My vehicle came from London the stamps are from dealers and a garage in the area, (I'm in the Manchester area). I'm guessing that they wiz on the whole filter using the plug with an air tool to save time? Then next time try to use a cold chisel to shock it into coming undone? Perhaps it is part of the training of the 'technicians'.
  5. xog

    Oil Filter Jammed

    No a dark grey XT4.
  6. Thanks again, I posted here with a photo showing the problem I had. http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/147671-oil-filter-jammed/ Bill
  7. xog

    Oil Filter Jammed

    I could not get a socket to grip the 14mm plug on the filter here is why. I removed the little panel inside the R/H wheel arch to gain better access and unscrewed the whole housing with a normal filter wrench with little difficulty (although it was very tight). What I found. Apart from the hex being chewed and rounded it looks like some gorilla had tried a chisel on it to try and undo the plug. I decided to leave the plug alone, replaced the filter element after cleaning out the housing, with the new element fitted I about half filled it with new oil before !Removed! it back on with a new 'O' ring. It is a bit worrying as to what standard the so called 'technicians' are, the service book has stamps from dealers and a garage (before I owned the vehicle). It is as suggested a good reason for doing your own maintenance if you can. Thanks to those who gave me advice about this. Bill.
  8. More than one way to skin a cat eh? Thanks for this I might take off the paneling as the filter body appears to be so tight, should give better access and perhaps I'll try an ordinary filter wrench too. Might have more 'feel'. Bill.
  9. Hi Bill, see thread: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/147671-oil-filter-jammed/ I think you are probably talking about the same problem. Thanks for the link, that's what I wanted to know! I was afraid the 'plug' was a long through bolt and I am not known for a delicate touch when giving the wrench a good bit of welly. Bill.
  10. I decided to change the oil an filter on my newly acquired 2006 Rav4 and found this guide to be very good. I have a problem though. At some time the 14mm bolt in the end of the filter has been rounded off (by some over enthusiastic jockey with an air tool probably) and is also very tight. So the question is can I simply unscrew the whole filter body with the filter tool mentioned here and deal with the rounded bolt head on the bench? I tentatively tried this but it seems very tight, I don't want to break anything. Or is it a long through bolt that has to be removed first? Any other photos of the item would be helpful too. Thanks, Bill.
  11. Steve

    Welcome to the Toyota forums xog :)