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Forum: Toyota Prius
10-26-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,022
Posted By mg48

No ICE at 46 mph?

I was driving to work this morning here in Houston. I noticed I was at a 46 mph using CC and I had no orange ICE indications on my display. The battery was green with 1 bar missing. I was on a...
08-20-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,941
Posted By mg48

Re: Sat, Aug 11th, Houston Hybrid Club.

Sorry that I missed the kick-off event, but I will definitely make it out for some of the other dates.
05-10-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By mg48

Re: All in all a good purchase decision

Planet savers just can't take a joke. The L in Liberal is for laughter. They don't do it, but they sure make me! I'm a republican too. I bought my Prius for the gas milage also, not to save the...
05-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,531
Posted By mg48

Re: Car Jacked!

That was a joke ;)
05-01-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,531
Posted By mg48

Re: Car Jacked!

Remeber the articles all said the battery packs would cost $1,000s of dollars to replace. I bet that is what he was after. ;)
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-20-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,696
Posted By mg48

Re: auxiliary audio jack

You can get one at Radio shack, Fry electronics, ...
03-15-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,112
Posted By mg48

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

I work for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. I can confirm that we did not test the Mars rovers at the plant described.
03-12-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,199
Posted By mg48

Re: Daylight Savings Time Changed correctly? NOT

Correct. The GPS data alone will not give you local time.
02-03-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By mg48

Re: Cruise Control vs. my foot

I find the same thing with the Prius. Use cruise control all the time. The only time I can do better than CC is when I do pulse and glide. That will definitely get me better mpg than CC but it...
02-02-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,560
Posted By mg48

Re: Tax Credit Eligibility

10% for me. If you want to feel better you can always reduce your other deductions to allow more of the hybrid tax credit to kick in. You know all those shady deductions you claim. You can be...
02-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,708
Posted By mg48

Re: Turbo Tax Users

Taxcut has the form and it looks like I actually get $390 of my expected $3150. Wow a whole 10% of what was expected. At least the car is working as advertised, because the tax credit sure isn't!
Forum: Toyota Prius
01-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By mg48

Re: buying diesel or hybrid?

I looked at the VW TDI models before purchasing a 06 Prius. The biggest drawback was the VW quality/repair problems. Consumer Reports as well as others rated the VW very low in reliability. On the...
Forum: Toyota Prius
12-29-2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By mg48

Re: Cabin Heat on Automatic

I think it keeps the temp setting but does not adjust the fan speed or outlet setting.
12-13-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,112
Posted By mg48

Re: Taken for a nasty ride!

Were you pressing with your left or right foot?

I have presses on the brake with my right foot and had the bottom right edge of my shoe hitting the accerlator pedal. It feels like you are...
11-08-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By mg48

Re: which NAVIGATION YOU SUGGEST FOR CAMRY HYBRID?

I've always had stand-alone GPS systems. I thought about the built in unit from Toyota, but you just can't justify the cost. Recently I saw a cell phone based system called Telenav. I thought I would...
10-21-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,868
Posted By mg48

Re: White residue on tailpipe

The white in the tail pipe indicates a slightly lean burn, with no oil consuption. Exactly what you would want to see with this car/engine. ;)
Forum: Toyota Prius
09-04-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,347
Posted By mg48

Re: How many miles still can run if the last gas indicator flashing

Not that I have far between gas station here in Houston, but I sometimes go another 50 miles after the blinking starts and I still have not been able to put 11 gallons in.
Forum: Toyota Prius
08-31-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 48,173
Posted By mg48

Re: Jumpstarting a car with a Prius!

JeromeP, I call BS on the fuse blowing comment. If the prius is off you cannot blow ANY fuses jumping another car because there are no fuses between the prius batt and the dead batt. and that is...
08-08-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By mg48

Re: Still Running Absent Smartkey-liability?

The Prius, and I assume the TCH also, makes an aubible smoke detector type sound if one tries to walk away with the key and leave the vehicle on. I think that is how they cover themselves on this...
Forum: Toyota Prius
07-25-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,027
Posted By mg48

Re: Refusal to "Glide"

Yes I have had this happen before. I don't know why either. It does not happen often, but it does happen sometimes. I just chalk it up to the battery managment sytem.
Forum: Toyota Prius
04-13-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,569
Posted By mg48

Re: 2006 Prius Lease Deals

Because of the lack or very slow depriciation that the Prius has been seeing I don't think leasing is a good idea unless they are really cheap. The idea of the lease is that you only pay for the...
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-24-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,603
Posted By mg48

Re: Pressurized crankcase?

Thanks! That is info I can use.

JeromeP, What can I say, we are just different kind of people. I like to learn all I can about my vehicles, even if that means something might get dirty.
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-23-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,603
Posted By mg48

Re: Pressurized crankcase?

No "jiggle test" required. It was BLOWING out.

I did not notice a smell of gasoline from the oil, but I was not looking for that. I have the oil and will check it Fri.

Someone please go...
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-23-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,603
Posted By mg48

Re: Pressurized crankcase?

That would not be the case if the engine is running while parked. But regardless of the engine ops, the compressed air (fuel injectors off) or air/fuel mixture should not be entering the vented...
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-22-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,603
Posted By mg48

Pressurized crankcase?

I did the 1st oil change yesterday on the Prius and ran the engine to fill the oil filter before doing the final oil level adjustment. I had left the oil filler cap off becuase I was expecting to...
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