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  1. Hi Everyone, Have a RAV4 diesel and was wondering if any one has used dpf cleaner additives sold in car accessory shops. Does it work or is it a waste of time and money? Not experienced any problems with my RAV4 , now 8 years old , but if I do we’re this additives any good.
  2. Surprised it would go down as low as 8volts. Thought the cut off voltage may have been closer to 10. 5 - 11.00 volts.
  3. I don't want to turn them off personally, it is just that my next door asked me could they be turned off if you wanted to. Of course I did not know and that make me curious as to whether it could be done, alas searched the handbook alas to no avail. Hence the query on here.
  4. The lower fuel consumption maybe due to your new car running on E10, where your previous one was predominantly run on E5 fuel. I could be wrong however. thomas
  5. Any body know what the lowest voltage the auxiliary battery can get to before it fails to start the inverter etc to get to the READY status so one can drive the car? Just curious to know what the critical voltages the system will tolerate. Regards Thomas
  6. The .car is 4.5 RAV 2021model year
  7. Hi everyone, does anybody know if the puddle lights can be turned off or not. Have not seen anything in the manual, but may have missed it. Thanks in anticipation. regards , thomas
  8. Is the 12v battery on the 2021 rav4 an AGM or an EFB. Had a look at mine today, the top is black and the case is clear opaque plastic with high and low marks for the acid level, the acid of which is just visible through the case. There is no markings or labels to indicate that it is AGM. Battery is manufactured by Yuasa Japan and has 345LN1-MF written on it. Surely a AGM battery would have AGM clearly marked somewhere on the case/top.
  9. Does the latest model RAV4 suffer from the flat auxiliary 12v battery issues as mentioned with Corolla , Yaris and Auris models? Just wondered if the British supplied models suffer with it as it appears quite prevalent in the USA and Canada.
  10. I notice in earlier photos of road hero space saver kit that they provide 5 wheel nuts. Curious as to why they are supplied. Can't the cars original wheel nuts be used?
  11. I had some spare time on my hands today so I decided to see if the 17 inch steel space saver wheel from my 2014 RAV4 would fit my new 2021 RAV4 excel which has 19” wheels and supplied with no spare. I removed one of the rear wheels and put the 17” wheel on. Fitted ok. Checked to see that it did not foul with anything. Spun the wheel, no undue knocks or grinding noise. So am contemplating sourcing a spare wheel for a RAV4.4 either from a dealer or maybe a well known internet Auction site.
  12. Just bought a new 2021 RAV4 excel hybrid, no spare wheel just a tyre repair kit. Any one know if there is a kit available or if a space saver wheel from a 2014 / 2018 RAV4 would fit? There appears to be ample space in the spare wheel well. thanks, thomas.
  13. Out of curiosity, what is a BSI and what does it do?
  14. Thanks for your reply and information. Much appreciated. have a nice day. Thomas
  15. If I fit a new battery on to my 4th generation 2014 RAV4 diesel, will I need to inform/ update the engine management system ?
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