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Big Kev

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  1. Due to the continued over moderation of a misanthropic insomniac moderator hereon, I have decided to channel my energies elsewhere to help Rav 4 and any marque drivers. So it's goodbye from me to many good friends made here, and thanks very much......it has been a blast. Kevin.
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    Bluetooth

    Concur with Gus......my Touch and Pish did not receive or allow me to text with my last outdated phone, a Nokia Steam Driven. Have now got a Galaxy 3 of Samsung stable, which immediately gave me READ AND SEND of texts.......what and why Jamesy Firemac has with speech recog and speech text leaves me speechless. He's probably just dictating texts to his wife, who types and sends.......she likes to keep him happy. Have worked out why my phone will not stream music to my car........haven't put any music on it yet......airse.......! If it has anywhere near the sound quality of Bluetooth binary musi
  3. If the complete sphinctus of a dealer who has been fitting your car with cheap starter motors had done his job properly.........would we be having these conversations, Oor James.......? I think not.......
  4. Oh Martin........ya bad bad person ye.......your post will be removed at 3.00am by persons above explaining or manners......unless the rule of for sale is still relaxed now that MANY MANY HORSES HAVE BOLTED........
  5. Best case scenario.......car absolutely fine. Worst case scenario.......it turns out to be pish, you have bought it, and you try to offload it. No chance.....not many folk like you oot there who would buy a Categorised car. You answer your own question.......why have insurance written it off for a mangled bumper ? Take along all of your tools which check the floor pan for true and ripple damage. (Me too......haven't got any......) All done in the best possible taste.......jog backwards, mucker.....
  6. Me also too forbye......two Ravs, both with OEM reversey beep beeps and almost faultless. Sometimes react to heavy coverages of white line paint or bright white metallic stone chips on a driveway. Would not be without them.
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    Differences

    When you see the price of the unpainted wheel arch extenders, and add the price of them being painted, and then the price to fit them PROPERLY..........nah.......week for two on the Costas much better value........
  8. Good point aboot the supermarket widdle, Karen.......do not use it.
  9. Hi Karen, Welcome to This forum. When was fuel filter last changed? Has car got decent service history? How long have you had the car? Also possible fault with your EGR valve being blocked with carbon. I will send you a PM with my moaby number on it, coz ah can talk a lot faster than I type, and there is a known engine related problem with your model.......dinnae go frettin' but......there are things in place to fixicate. Me in Stepps not a million miles away. Also 2009 model much less likely to have The Engine Trouble.......touch wid.
  10. ......TIME TO TELL THEM TO PUT GERMOLOIDS OINTMENT ON THEIR STARTER MOTORS, Jamie....... You have repeatedly said they are nice as nine pence in their dealings......I would rather have Adolf Hitler.....and the job done properly ffs.....
  11. ..........albeit he called it an Allen screw, the answer was in gjnorthall reply......?
  12. Welcome to This forum, Jim.....now you have an answer, can I ask a wee question please......? Think hard and reply........how noisy are those Pirelli tyres at, say, 65mph.....? I ask for a reason.
  13. Nobody said they DON'T WORK, of a fashion.......but ye hit the pish nail right on the head........as soon as you get to a road you know does not have enough snow to stop yer stockings laddering........you have to stop and remove them. Then you get to a side road with deep snow again, and you have to stop and........you'll get ma "drift".......? In Scotlandshire, that is a 2 day journey to work with the inconsistencies of council gritting policies. On a front wheel drive Vectra, sticky tape might be a godsend in the snow.......on a perma 4 wheel drive Rav, snow socks are for keeping the tyres w
  14. ..............and don't buy a Lottery Ticket FFS mate..........you have bought more duff Ravs than most dealers have in stock.....!!
  15. ............at the same time just aboot doubling the life span of yer normal tyres.......well said Oor Isa........lol.
  16. Snow Socks.......available in all good shops, as long as they are also registered stockists of teapots and fireguards.............which must be manufactured from chocolate. As gjn has euphamistically alluded..........as soon as ye hit roads with nae snow........you get a ladder in yer stockings. Technical term......they are pish........ Edit.......that 2004 permanent 4WD Rav of yours will go up the side of a house in an ice storm......trust it implicitly, or get cold weather tyres......another massive improvement.
  17. I too am of a mind that if yours was gonnae go again, Martmin.......it would have done so by now.......nae oil usage, nae watter usage must indicate you have a goodie. Keep forgetting the mileage your astronaut wife runs up......lol.......could it be the longer runs which has helped your replacement injun......? Know we will never.......
  18. Well said, Dave and Paul mins........if I was back in the market, and a T/SR180 came up at the right price, new engine or not, I would have one again as long as my circumstances were the same......i.e. I could afford to re~engine the thing. They are bloody marvellous cars, but the replies have been given in all honesty to the O.P. who asked should he swap.......if you are not in a position to fix it, don't do it......seemples.
  19. ...........and Dave.....sorry, Rodney......sorry, Arthur.......lol.
  20. Scalpel........wrists........goodbye cruel world. In most people's VERY CONSIDERED OPINIONS, the negative side that you are LOCKED INTO was very much outweighed by the fact they did that GOOD WILL WARRANTY........go swap for a Vauxhall.......ah hear prayer beads are free with some models this month.
  21. "One's luck was not tender......." Jamesy......I apologise proficiently for the obvious detremental effect reading my peesh has had on you.
  22. Jonny min........I think you answered it in your earlier possibly original post..........it is a 3 grand Russian roulette......that if I recall is the engine price, and nobody yet has taught them to fit themselves..... Then there have been more than two instances that I know of where replacement engines have gone kaput....... A Scottish sum.......T180 /SR 180 priced at £8000.00.......no replacement engine. Offer £4000.00........ You will be told to GTF........YOU JUST SAVED A LOT OF MONEY.......
  23. .........Coz it is not a cylinder head or gasket only problem, mate. No new engine.......no do swap.....jog backwards.
  24. So Jase.......they removed yer pollen filter, deemed it bowfin', and returned it from whence it came.......? See me......? Spent all ma life in Sales.....ah would have the manky filter in a see through poly bag for ye to see as you arrived...... "Would sir like us to replace this.....?" Four minutes later, joab done, sale made with added value thrown in.... Bind moggles........business is tough.......even tougher for plonkers......lol.
  25. ..........or an injector out of tolerance? Exactly symptom I got from an Avensis......tapping or cracking on acceleration and abrupt lifting of foot off gas. All 4 replaced.......warranty........£1000.00 they said at the time.
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