Rav4 UOA #1

Turned out pretty well here. Per the comments from Blackstone, the UOA was on par or better than the universal averages, which change oil @ 6,700mi, compared to my run on 10,000mi. I just wanted to do one UOA with the Rav4 to make sure it was a healthy motor, and that seems to be…

2007-2012 Rav4.3 How-To Bleed Brakes

This is a how-to for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Toyota Rav4 (4.3). Items/Tools Required: 16 oz. of DOT3 or DOT4 Brake Fluid (I chose Red Line RL-600) Brake fluid catch bottle (I chose this – but can be made using hose and a water bottle). 8mm flare wrench 21mm socket Baster (optional)…

2007-2012 Rav4.3 Brake Pad & Rotor How-To

This is a how-to for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Toyota Rav4 (4.3). Items/Tools Required: Front pads (I chose these) Rear pads (I chose these) Front rotors (I chose these) Rear rotors (I chose these) 14mm, 17, and 21mm sockets & wrenches Grease (White Lithium) Antiseize and/or Brake Grease For the pads, I…

2011 Toyota Rav4 Cabin Air Filter

How-to: Replace Toyota Rav4 Cabin Air Filter: Requires: New filter No tools required, but pliers may help Step 1: Open the glove box & and empty Step 2: Push the sides in to get the hinges down, remove the damper. Here’s where pliers may come in handy – push the knobs together to get it…

2011 Rav4 V6 AWD – Engine Oil Change

How-To for an engine oil change for the 2011 Rav4 V6. Do all work at your own risk. Tools needed: Stands or ramps 14mm wrench Oil filter removal tool Toyota oil filter Roughly 6 quarts of engine oil (Amsoil SSO 0w30) Drain pan Drive the car up on ramps or up on stands. I did…

2011 Rav4 V6 AWD – Transfer Case Fluid Change

How-To for the transfer case on the Rav4 – this should apply to all Rav4.3’s with AWD, so I believe 2006-2012. Again, a very simple process that definitely should be done (not a lifetime fluid) and shouldn’t require a trip to the dealer. Do all work at your own risk. Tools needed: Ramp or stands M10 hex…

2011 Toyota Rav4 Headlight Bulb How To

Really straightforward but thought I’d post a how-to, as I did this job this evening. No tools necessary, besides maybe a small flathead. Requires: 2 New bulbs (Philips 9006 Crystal Vision Ultra) Flathead Disconnect the battery to be safe, and do all work at your own risk. The bulbs I chose were the Philips 9006…