BobbyMcLeish

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About BobbyMcLeish

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  • First Name
    Bobby
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    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Toyota Rav4 2.2TD D-Cat SR Auto (White Pearl 070))
  • Toyota Year
    2011
  • Location
    Berkshire

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  1. BobbyMcLeish

    Diesel dilemma

    Just play safe and avoid diesel altogether.
  2. BobbyMcLeish

    Parking sensors don't like rain

    I NEVER use that switch to turn my front sensors off, as I would forget to turn it on again until I hit something !!! Must admit that my Toyota front and rear sensors have never let me down in all the years I have owned this Rav, even in the rain, they are fine. Obviously thick snow stuck to them would interfere with them. I do notice sometimes when driving forward up a steep slope or similar when reversing they sometimes activate, but that's them only detecting the ground because it's steep. I'll always have front and rear sensors.
  3. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav 4.3 - Possible Oil Leak

    Isn't a oil leak ( or any leak in fact)a MOT failure now ?
  4. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 2011 Facelift D4d heavy fuel consumption

    I have only ever got anywhere near 30mpg (which is shocking) in my 2011 D-Cat Auto when on the motorway doing about 60 mph or a bit more. Doing that is just a hindrance to truckers etc and in my opinion is dangerous, especially if you happen to be one of those middle lane hoggers !!! I'm never getting another diesel ever again for various reasons, but I do like my Rav a lot and it's one of the longest periods that I have owned the same car. Shame I never had a magic wand to change it to petrol !!
  5. BobbyMcLeish

    What's it worth?

    Look for the same spec, year, model, mileage and condition on Auto trader (Private and Trade), this will help you come up with a pretty spot on selling and trade in price.
  6. BobbyMcLeish

    Replacing/upgrading 2004 stereo recommendations

    I had the official Toyota DAB interface installed in my 2011 Toyota RAV4 a few years back, as my system was DAB READY !!! It was not cheap, but worth it, as I get loads of Digital Stations, however in some locations it does cut out, but this only happens in remote areas (places where you might get a dodgy mobile phone signal). However, I have to say, when it was done by my local Toyota dealer (who are not DAB experts and just follow a install guide), the reception was awful and they just said it must be this area !!! (Thames Valley). So I took it to my local car entertainment specialist and they installed a powered windscreen DAB Aerial which is on the side top of my windscreen and once I got this done, there was a VAST difference in reception and station choice, cost about £100 and was well worth it, albeit, having this option enabled in my car was overall very expensive.
  7. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    I think most work the same, more or less just like you mention. I think people who have them have to take the time to educate themselves with the particular sensors in their car. When I bought my RAV4, I spent about 20 minutes with the salesman walking all round the car coming from various different angles, so that I ensured they worked properly. I also parked forwards and backwards etc. I know exactly what each and every beep means.....however, they are only a added tool, the key person in these scenarios is the driver, his eyes, ears and his feet when controlling the car 😁 You either trust them or not...if not, turn them off or get them disconnected.
  8. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    My RAV4 came with genuine front and rear sensors, which also has a on /off switch in the centre front console next to where the cigar outlet is and the heated seats switch. Came with a Toyota manual, so I know they are genuine Toyota. Again, it's a shame the did not come with at least a wee monitor for the front ones, if not the rear also. I bet if I knew the actual make and model of them, there is probably an outlet somewhere for a screen, as I have had sensors fitted in other cars and they nearly always come with a screen or at least is a option. (Something like the photo attached, can get even more discrete ones that are smaller) I must admit that my front and rear Toyota sensors have performed excellently and have never let me down and work well with the Toyota reversing camera.
  9. BobbyMcLeish

    Brake pad wear sensors

    Mine also squeal when reversing 😀
  10. BobbyMcLeish

    Brake pad wear sensors

    I doubt that there is a switch, I think they are designed to just make that noise when they reach a certain minimum thickness. I had all mine done and they also used copper grease on them and they just make the noise, I keep meaning to pop back to the garage, but I've not had time, so I just put up with it for now.
  11. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    Shame your not in my neck of the woods !!!
  12. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    I may be in touch when I get round to installing mine
  13. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    Well done..and good for you for persisting with it. I bet you're chuffed with the results.
  14. BobbyMcLeish

    Rav4 auto folding mirrors

    That's a bloody pain, I do hope one works out easier when I get round to it...good luck
  15. BobbyMcLeish

    White smoke when on incline or travelling at high speeds

    Mine is the 2.2 D-Cat Auto 2011 and mine does this every so often and it is indeed the "auto regen" doing what it should do. It worried me at first until I learned about it The auto regen should only happen when the the engine/inside of the exhaust system is at a certain temperature, because it burns off all the build up of crap and blows it out of the exhaust. As it only happens for a very quick period, I guess I don't always see it unless I am look in my rearview mirror at the exact same time as it happens. However, when I have noticed it, it's been after I have been driving a while and everything is hot, never when cold. It's happened when I have pulled away at a junction or just coasting along the motorway. This is my simple interpretation of what I have learned with mine and the Toyota technicians. Hope it helps.