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IanML last won the day on October 23 2018

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  1. IanML

    4.2 D4D Rear differential noise & repair

    If I read the linked message correctly, the whine was allegedly from the transfer box, for which the recommended grade is 85W90, and the substitution of 80W90 the cure. Have you done that, by any chance?
  2. IanML

    4.2 D4D Rear differential noise & repair

    Before you do anything drastic, have a read here. Apparently, the transmission whine can be addressed by a lighter oil. I have the same symptoms, and I think it's worth a go.
  3. IanML

    06 D-CAT T180 DPF fail

    You can't pass the MOT test in UK if the DPF has been removed.
  4. IanML

    Adding led spot lights

    Assuming you have wired a switch to control the relay, with the switch in the off position, put the meter across the relay contacts (the supply and the lead to the lamps). If you measure battery volts, the relay is "off" (the contacts are open), and your led's are picking up power from elsewhere. If you measure a small voltage or zero, the relay contacts are closed, and you should now disconnect one of the control wires from the relay and measure again. If you get the same result, the relay is defective (contacts are permanently closed); if not, the control wires are keeping the relay on permanently, and you need to investigate whether the switch is defective (contacts always closed) or there is a short across it.
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    Road noise, rear of cabin

    On the general point about spares for older models, if unavailable in UK, a good site to try is Amayama. They have a large warehouse in the UAR, and will air freight to UK. Not cheap, but if you're stuck....
  6. IanML

    moon roof

    On the parts diagram, it looks like the motor is centrally in front of the roof aperture.
  7. IanML

    Rear door/tailgate weather seal

    67881-42030 Weatherstrip Back Door. £125 on EBay
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    Road noise, rear of cabin

    I have the same car as you, but mine is whisper quiet unless the engine is working hard on a hill. My rear door is quite resistant to being shut, so I would guess yours has either lost the rubber buffers or needs the striker adjusted.
  9. IanML

    False Alarm Siren and lights flashing.

    You need Toyota Techstream, e.g. here.
  10. IanML

    transmission & driveline oil servicing

    Here you go: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/SYNTHETIC-80W90-GEAR-LUBE-32OZ/dp/B000RZSJJM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545684194&sr=8-1&keywords=80W90+synthetic
  11. IanML

    stiff steering wheel

    Try lubricating the steering column universal joint (just above the rack).
  12. IanML

    Rav4 stalling whilst running

    Sorry, but that is wrong. The alternator is capable of supplying all the car's electrical load, and, simultaneously, replacing the charge in the battery which was used when starting. Even if the alternator is developing its full rated current, it will not cause the engine to stall.
  13. IanML

    Traction control

    Page 303. Having read the limitations of the EV Mode in the manual, I have to say I'm not very impressed. All that complication for very little benefit. Not for me!
  14. IanML

    RAV 4 Hybrid Consumption

    1 US Gallon=0.833 Imperial Gallon, so 33 US mpg = 40.8 Imp mpg