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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 ?
  16. I have a 2014 rav4 which got an advisory on the MOT recently stating that the bonding of the bushes on both rear trailing arms was degrading requiring the replacement of both rear trailing arms. The bushes cannot be replaced separately, only the complete trailing arms. Got an estimate circa £750. Any one else experienced this problem.
  17. One of the middle segaments of the high level brake light does not work on my 2014 Yaris. Does any one know if the brake light comprises of several replaceable bulbs or does the complete light unit have to replaced? Thanks powerman.
  18. Finally got a few spare moments to look at things. The jets on this 2014 MY RAV don't have a ball bearing like adjustment , it is a plastic assembly with just a small slit in the end. However I did find that when closing the bonnet that washer pipe was kinking and thereby restricting the flow. Opening the bonnet and the pipe would unkink itself and there was quite difference in the flow from the washer jets with the bonnet open as compared to when it was closed. Solved problem by adjusting the pipe routing.
  19. Thanks for reply. Will have a close look at the jets tomorrow in the day light and see if I can make an adjustment. Thanks again, powerman.
  20. I have a 2014 RAV 4.4 . the jet of screenwash from the washer jets strikes the window some 6 - 8 inches from the bottom of the screen when the vehicle stationary and just about clears the wiper blades when driving. Is this normal or do i have a problem?
  21. Can anyone tell me what Toyota's technical specifications are for the output voltage of the alternator on a 2004 yaris 1.3 litre ?
  22. You will need a 5W/30 oil to ACEA A1/B1 specification. Cheapest oil i have found is Havoline Energy from Morrissons 15.99 for 5 litres if i recall.
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