Jammacat

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About Jammacat

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  • First Name
    Jane
  • Toyota Model
    Rav 4
  • Toyota Year
    2003
  • Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Hello! I have an 03 Rav4 too (3 door) I hope you get it sorted, so much fun to bomb around in.
  2. Any scuba divers here? Looking to share dive experiences operators. PADI qualified some 25 years now but I just dive warm waters. My last trip to Barbados was a shame to see the state of the coral however the encounters with the Hawksbill turtles and rays and other creatures were really enjoyable. Free diving and snorkling were just as enjoyable. I'd like to dive with sharks in Egypt. Look forward to hearing from any fellow bubblers ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿข
  3. RUToyota haha - almost as much as I am RAV4! ๐Ÿ˜ Looking at premium discount companies I'm really impressed. I wondered, might there be a chance of approaching another online valenting detailing supply company that supply a bit more of a range. I'm liking the look of Bilt Hamber products, expensive though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ. In any case I am about to try out the BH auto balm which has anti corrosives for old paint. I shall try and post some before after pics if I get it on right๐Ÿ˜ or if I don't ๐Ÿ˜…
  4. Hi everyone, Rav4 Mk2 NRG 4.2 2003 owner. Just wanred to say everyone has been so helpful so just signed up for the premium membership. I am in the West Midlands if any other Mk2 owners would like to meet up. Im in Stourbridge. Glad to have signed up and thanks to all for such thoughtful help and great wisdom here. Jane ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. Jammacat

    RAV 4 Gone

    Im fairly new here and a shame when someone leaves who seems so thoughtful and helpful. Ugh expensive fix and part numbers are a headache. Sounds like you made a good decision. Shame though. The Countryman Minis look useful and pretty nifty, I'm sure there is a good club for those too out there somewhere. Regarding the sale I couldn't seem to find the for sale section, is that a paid for section to access? All the best to you๐Ÿ‘
  6. Wow sounds a nifty little find! Sorry I've no idea on the deets but I'd check it out if I were a Mk1 fan ๐Ÿ‘
  7. Thank you, do you supply new or second hand parts?
  8. Hi everyone! As above really. Well I bought the rubber only for my rear wiper from the main dealer just shy of a tenner, a bit surprised! Is there anyone in the West Midlands area, I'm in Stourbridge, who uses a local parts supplier for our classic Mk2 Ravs? Ordering online can be difficult if my mechanic is on a tight schedule sonetimes. He often uses Euro Car parts but has found parts on ebay for me. I have the 4.2 NRG 2lt 3 door petrol model. Appreciate any information very much to keep my wee jeep on track. ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. Thank you Ian. Clearly I know nothing about what affects ride height thanks for putting me right. I will suggest that for my mechanic. He is so sought after and so busy that it is understandable to miss small things sometimes.
  10. Absolutely, having just paid near ยฃ10 for rear wiper rubber, I hope it works out well for you Ian, looks like a good find if you live in Jersey. Be interested to know how you get on. Hopefully the stone pillar incident will have a positive side ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘.
  11. Funny thing is OEM rear shocks were replaced just last year as a pair, only one had broken. My mechanic can't see what the problem is why the rear passenger side is so high. It does look quite pronounced. It is unusual for him to be stumpt. I feel a bit reluctant to drive it often or far like it. I just wondered if there is some quirk of this model that may be the reason. I know that while rust repair a lot of parts were removed and replaced he did a very through job. I wondered hoped it might come to someone's mind. A trip to the main dealer has come to mind but I'd like to avoid that if possible.
  12. Thank you for all your suggestions Ant Rav I shall go for a long trip and check the tyres. Do you always buy Toyota OEM parts? Do you know if there alternatives for the Mk2s?
  13. Thanks Ian the dust covers were only surface corrosion and rubbed down and painted while on the hub the front were corroded so I had them replaced. But it does seem to be coming from the back. Thank you for your thoughts, I was surprised when I saw them, they are so thin and yes the price is nuts to replace the back ones.
  14. Hi everyone, good Monday to you. Please could anyone shed any suggestions about these problems, I think they are two seperate issues ๐Ÿค” Following my proud purchase last year of my 3 door Tonka Toy, it has had a beautiful rust removal and protection underneath of most importantly, the framework, and main parts over the summer. It developed a chuf chuf noise at low speeds starting out. I realise it may be rust rubbing off but it was never a problem for the first 6 months of having the car at the same driving intervals. I have tried to address the probken by driving and breaking to clear it but it returns very proudly the next day. My mechanic has checked the many things he spent a lot of time to carefully removal rust and paint protect over the summer done in stages. It was a fabulous job. I have no trust issues with my mechanic and the photos were wonderful. Parts were removed and rust treated and then replaced but I don't want to assume one has anything to do with the other. The noise is only noticable at low speeds, during driving not during breaking. I might park for an hour and it returns, it is a soft sound like a steam train, chuf chuf chuf at the back I think. I gently tried the handbreak at around 5mph there is a squeek then. Also on deceleration at low speed there is a rattle again in the rear as if something loose in the back I've checked the obvious bits and bobs that could be to blame. Also very odd but the rear passenger side sits around an inch higher to look at it it looks obvious but measuring just over an inch on the flat. The tyre and wheel arch gap there still looks high to me and odd. I dont kniw of it was always like that or I suddenly just noticed it one day. Im sure these are all simple problems it is booked in for the 14th November so if no replies and we find the solution I shall post up. Chuff chuff (rubbing) noises and rattles are surprisingly annoying but I've no idea of their significance. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate your thoughts๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ™‚, I've looked through a couple of past posts.