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  1. I have used the Ring 6w panel for years on my garaged Porsche (Toyota is used daily), but I’m in Portugal. Still Ring says they work on cloudy days.
  2. Mine were standard equipment on a Spanish T180 equivalent. Not on the Portuguese one though.
  3. Sorry I don’t know. My mileage was about the same as yours, perhaps 90k.
  4. In our RAV4.3 I used the free luggage net. I really didn’t like the way the Toyota guard mounted half way between seat backs and rear window, it reduced the space for dog to sit up and look around (tall Weimaraner, big dog). The net still mounted in the wrong place but at least sagged down to allow his head space above the bar. I think finally as he got older and just went to sleep for any journey, we took it out and just put headrests up to make the gap too small for him to jump through.
  5. Toyota couldn’t clean mine, I got a new DPF for the price you say. How old is the car?
  6. How long/far did you run it with the wrong fuel?
  7. From my experience; clean EGR; replace EGR; force regeneration to clean DPF; replace DPF (if your car has DPF).
  8. My fifth injector was goosed. Indie coded it out (also EGR to my surprise) and I have no more smoking - which I guess should correctly be called unburnt fuel vapour.
  9. Thanks. Not sure I have that, but the head is sunk below such a narrow V that I’m pretty sure the bit holder would not get past it.
  10. I have a 11 year old RAV4.3 with headlights and the dash roller switch that can move them down if I have weight behind. I bought a good quality HID kit (HIDS4U) for my H11 projector dipped beam and fitted it myself. Not difficult, and I barely do an oil change myself these days. Both lights come on well and throw a clear horizontal line as they should. 1. The line is too high. At the HID kit recommended range of 7.5m from a wall it is about 63cm high, but it should be just below headlight centre which is about 48cm. I see the vertical adjuster, a bizarrely hidden white screw with 6mm? Hex head at the base of a narrow V. But I need a hex bar 20cm plus to get to it! Is that right, do I have to buy a special tool? Seems weird. 2. Will I succeed to lower the line 15cm or is that so far out of spec that I should try to re-mount the bulb first? I’d prefer not to...! 3. As the car is a daily I used the roller wheel to keep the lights low for the moment. I can see it lowers the driver side light a bit, then stops, but continues to lower the passenger side much more. Is that normal or is something wrong with the driver side, and any idea what? Motor, adjuster, stone jammed under it? I’d have thought it more logical that pax side adjusted little as then I only blind hedges, not oncoming traffic.. (Please no digressions into the legality of the kit, I’ve followed them a lot on another forum...) Thanks!
  11. Didn’t see this months ago when mine did the same and Toyota couldn’t diagnose. Small garage eventually found the fifth injector was stuffed. It was injecting fuel into the DPF but not igniting, then repeating a few minutes later.
  12. Dodgy ignition switch? Can’t think of anything else that would kill the car so comprehensively.
  13. Dealership is official Toyota dealership? Even then, mine failed to diagnose smoke as a faulty fifth injector. Definitely get second opinion.