phil19

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About phil19

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  • Toyota Model
    Rav4
  • Toyota Year
    2010
  • Location
    New South Wales
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000

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  1. phil19

    Replacing alternator and engine belt

    Just an update. I went to Brisbane and the alternator died. Got a new one for $400 + $250 fitted. It is now a bit quieter and drink less petrol. Lesson learn don't ignore the signs!!
  2. phil19

    Replacing alternator and engine belt

    Just replaced the belt with Gates. Bought on ebay for $50. Took me 2:45h. Lets see if it is quiet and smooth tomorrow. 🙂 I checked the alternator is charging the battery so I may not change it yet. Re cost. one quote me recon replacement for $180, recon my own alternator for $200 if with installation $350.
  3. phil19

    Replacing alternator and engine belt

    The alternator and belt you posted would fit my car, but would you recommend those brand??
  4. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    Hi Ashley, I have not used anti-seize lubricant but will check again. Thanks for the advice.
  5. Hi, I think my alternator is slowly dying (whining noise but charging is fine atm) and I want to replace the alternator and the engine belt as well. I need a bit of guidance here as when I look up there a a few alternator and I don't know which one to choose. Can anyone recommend one please? I also want to replace the engine belt. Can anyone recommend me a quiet one please? If DIY what tools do I need? When replacing the alternator and engine belt what else to I need to replace as well? Thanks for your help. Edit: I have a RAV4 2010 2.4l CV. 2nd edit: my mechanic that i trust quoted me $300. I think that is a good price. What do you think?
  6. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    Just wanted to update this thread ... I finally changed the spark plug SK20R11 (90919-01237) at 118tkm. It was very easy with a spark wench. The old plugs were not too bad, inside it was clean. Just on the other note: I also changed the coolant, cleaned the throttle body and air sensor, changed engine air filter and cabin filter and of course oil and filter changed as well. I also washed the engine bay. My rav4 2010 run like a dream now. :)
  7. phil19

    Brake Pad and Rotor - any brand?

    There are really quiet, no noise when reversing or braking. Most of the time I do driving around the city and I am not an aggressive driver. Lets see how long the HI-Q will last. Hi-Q is Korean brand.
  8. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    There are differences in US and Australia manual. US manual suggests changing every 100,000miles and here 100,000km.
  9. phil19

    Brake Pad and Rotor - any brand?

    Yes, you are right, I need to measure the rotor and pad size of my vehicle. Then go around shopping. I took the car to the mechanic, it will cost ~$400. Does anyone know about Hi-Q brake pads?
  10. phil19

    Brake Pad and Rotor - any brand?

    Is there a standard size for all Brake Pads and Rotors?
  11. phil19

    Brake Pad and Rotor - any brand?

    Hi, has anyone replaced Brake Pad and Rotor on their RAV4 2010? I think it will cost me $700 to get it done. I tried to find out how much it will DIY cost. And where to buy Pad and Rotor? Supercheap, Repco, Autobarn, ebay? Which brand? Just to add: after rotating the tyres I notice a squeaking noise when I drive around 10km/h but goes away at higher speed (no noise at 40km/h)
  12. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    I was exactly looking at the denso on ebay, but I will check the spark plug inside the engine, maybe I don't need to replace at all. My Toyota has only done 105.000km.
  13. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    thanks guys, so it is safe to order Denso SK20R11.
  14. phil19

    Spark Plug for RAV4 2010

    Hi, I would like to change my spark plug but have several questions: which spark wench to I need 16mm or higher? Some site and my Manual says Denso SK20R11, but when I check on amazon it says that this will not fit my RAV4 2010 model. Now I am confused. Any ideas?