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broker-len

Rav 4---happy owner !!!!!

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Bought this finely engendered  car    !!!!!!!      2008         with 60000 miles      it was a lease from dealer    right out of the gate it started to burn oil         a lot of oil     quart in 1000miles         should have taken back to dealer      buy the time I got frustrated enough     they told me it was normal      4 Qt  crank case   recommend oil change every 5000 miles------------------------RIGHT---------------------  heard there was a recall   had it tested a few times was told it was within specks  $$^&@$&^*^$-------my time for the last recall was running out so tried again----------------BINGO----------they rebuilt motor,  pistons and rings and said I needed a water pump not covered and charged me $ 100.00 to put valve caps on-----OK-------a month ago, with 90000 miles, started to get rain water in the passenger floor         the dealer had no idea why      went on line   all kind of ideas     thought some one may benefit from what I found------if you take the  windshield washer then plastic cowl cover off      no screws just snaps       under, on the passenger side  vent tray   another piece of HIGH QUALITY PLASTIC --take it off and you will see why it is leaking--------the cheapest, sponge rubber seal Toyota could find      saved a few pennies ,,,  when I looked I could see it just lost it's life   got a piece of sponge rubber with  adhesive at pep boys and fixed the problem     there may be other reasons for leaking -------------------I wander, if the system goes another 50 years will my Rav be a high priced classic ?      and the cheep plastic parts bringing big bucks on E bay

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I always had problems with Japanese cars, yet none, absolutely none with 2 Jaguar E-Types and an Aston DB-6....................go figure.

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