Zincubus

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    Rav4 Sport 4.1 W reg 2000.
  1. Hey guys . We've got an O2 registered RAV4 ( 2 door ) and I'm wondering what to have the tyre pressures set at for a road trip around Cornwall and Devon , just two adults and we well be doing around 800 miles, I'd guess . I read somewhere that you can set them lower for a softer ride ( but lower mpg ) and higher for a harder , faster ride ( better mpg ) . We'd prefer a lovely soft ride but I don't want to wear the tyres out unevenly .... Any suggestions ??
  2. Hey guys . We've got an O2 registered RAV4 ( 2 door ) and I'm wondering what to have the tyre pressures set at for a road trip around Cornwall and Devon , just two adults and we well be doing around 800 miles, I'd guess . I read somewhere that you can set them lower for a softer ride ( but lower mpg ) and higher for a harder , faster ride ( better mpg ) . We'd prefer a lovely soft ride but I don't want to wear the tyres out unevenly .... Any suggestions ??
  3. Well I'd love to take the route of dodgy Internet explanation but I actually put a link to to the thread on my desktop and checked for replies every half an hour or so for a couple of hours but it suddenly came up with a reply saying something like page could not be found " or similar ... http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login&do=process As an extra kick in the nuts there were ZERO replies from this site but thankfully MANY very helpful replies from the RavWorld forum .....
  4. I'm actually confused and angry about this situation . I started a thread a couple of nights ago asking for some urgent advice ..... instead of getting a load of helpful replies the tread was simpy deleted !!!!! What is the point of a Rav4 forum section if the thread like mine ... panicking threads - are deleted !!! I'd like an explanation as I'm flaming livid !!
  5. Last question . I've seen somewhere that if the lambda sensor is replaced when the engine is cold it can cause manifold issues !?? Anyone heard anything similar ? I could easily take it for a 15 minute burst on the bipass before I drop it off in the morning at 8.30am but if he starts the job a few hours later the engine will have cooled down again !?? Any thoughts ?? Sorry to be a worrier !!
  6. Right he's quoted £168 to supply and fit a genuine Toyota lampda sensor and £316 for two ( £20 saving on labour ). I've booked it in tomorrow morning to have ONE replaced . Thanks guys , thank you for all your continued help and reasurrance !!
  7. Right he's quoted £168 to supply and fit a genuine Toyota lampda sensor and £316 for two ( £20 saving on labour ). I've booked it in tomorrow morning to have ONE replaced . Thanks guys , thank you for all your continued help and reasurrance !!
  8. Thank you . I will see how much he quotes and then ask how much to have them BOTH done at the same time and save on labour .
  9. I've also read that failing to replace them can cause some kind of damage or mask damage being done to the catalytic converter .... Quote - " Note: the lower sensors do not affect the way the engine runs they are just there to monitor the function of the catalysts. The upper ones (sensor 1) provide feedback to the computer for mixture adjustment. If you are replacing the #2 sensor(s) frequently, depending on the exact trouble code, you may actually have a failing catalyst. In my cases both sensors were #2s and both failed due to an open heater circuits within the sensors themselves."
  10. Thanks guys .... Cars worry me at the best of time as I know nothing about them , that's why I got a Toyota - to avoid all the hastle !? Soooooo I'm not sure I could drive with the orange engine light on for much longer , as it is now everytime I glance across and notice it's on - I nearly get hot sweats !!
  11. Right guys that damn orange engine warning light as reappeared on the dash I've had it into the local garage again tonight and he's done another diagnostics test but didn't charge anything this time ......he's going to ring me tomorrow with an estimate for the repairs . He reckons it needs a new Lamba sensor ( one of the lower ones as the two top ones have already been replaced ) . He said that he replaced one of these sensors a few years ago and just the sensor cost about £200 although that was a genuine Toyota part but as mine is 12 years old he thinks he may be able to get a cheaper ( generic / off market ? ) sensor a lot cheaper ..... Still going to be the labour charge and vat on top though . Anybody any ideas as to what it's likely to cost us for this local garage to replace a Lamba sensor inc labour ??? Just a ball-park figure of course
  12. Right guys that damn orange engine warning light as reappeared on the dash :( I've had it into the local garage again tonight and he's done another diagnostics test but didn't charge anything this time ......he's going to ring me tomorrow with an estimate for the repairs . He reckons it needs a new Lamba sensor ( one of the lower ones as the two top ones have already been replaced ) . He said that he replaced one of these sensors a few years ago and just the sensor cost about £200 although that was a genuine Toyota part but as mine is 12 years old he thinks he may be able to get a cheaper ( generic / off market ? ) sensor a lot cheaper ..... Still going to be the labour charge and vat on top though . Anybody any ideas as to what it's likely to cost us for this local garage to replace a Lamba sensor inc labour ??? Just a ball-park figure of course
  13. The airbag light stays on for about 6 seconds according to the handbook. It is longer than the others. Thank you . That's about right then , I've never noticed I before now though and our seatbelts are showing a bit of age now and are very slow to slide back into place , no idea if they can be cleaned or lubricated or something ...
  14. Well the Ravs beeen fine today . No warning lights or anything .... The bit that may have sounded confusing in the above post was simply me passing on information from the garage ( information that I clearly didn't understand ...) The red light I mentioned is at the bottom left of the dash screen and shows what looks like a ball and a person sitting down - its apparantly the indicator for possible air bag / seatbelt tensioner issues May I ask what is the point of the People who buy their own scanner and cancel the warning lights themselves ?? Arent the lights supposed to be warning of impending breakdown ?? Confused !?
  15. That's what it was a lampda sensor not a tampa sensor :) Also what is a eml ?