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03-12-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,935
Posted By navguy12

Re: Battery starting to go?

When I got my new battery (sold the car a week after that) the stipulation was the original warranty is what one gets when the car is new, thus if the warranty is up at 130,000 kms, Honda will honour...
Forum: Toyota Prius
02-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,912
Posted By navguy12

My list of things to do on my new `08 Prius

I`m going to capture the procedures I follow to finish my here:http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3963817/2008-toyota-prius-touring-hatchback-4d

Pictures for things like heated seats, etc will be...
Forum: Toyota Prius
02-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,428
Posted By navguy12

Re: So many questions: new (to me) 2008 Prius

Finally taking a breather getting my new car just right.

First fill up (to the first click of the gas pump as per manufactures recommendations) returned 4.9L/100 kms. I'll wait and do at least...
01-29-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Sorry I'm late replying, have a new '08 Prius and I'm getting it setup the way I want, which means about 2 weeks in the garage getting things 'perfect'.
Yea, I'm a numbers guy....should see my solar...
01-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

I'm trading the Civic in tomorrow and have closed out my cost sheets for this car. Here are the executive summary extracts:
TOTALS % of Total $/km
Insurance ...
01-24-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Had 3 re-cals on the drive from home to Cobourg to get the new battery. Due to headwinds, kept it at 90 kph on the 401.

I had the rear seat pre-removed as well as all but one of the torx...
01-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Battery swap occurring tomorrow and car being traded in for '08 Prius later this week.

The current battery is so dead (but STILL no IMA light !) that I am not even getting stop/start when...
Forum: Toyota Prius
01-20-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,428
Posted By navguy12

Re: So many questions: new (to me) 2008 Prius

Done and done!

So sounds like I'm good to use 185/65R15 winter tires.....

Thanks Harold.

Cheers

Mike
01-20-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Its the old story, what may seem a good deal to one person is different from another. The car will be traded in and the dealer has already pre-sold it wholesale. I got about $500 more than expected...
Forum: Toyota Prius
01-20-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,428
Posted By navguy12

Re: So many questions: new (to me) 2008 Prius

Follow up question: my Prius currently has 195/55R16 all seasons (my new car seems to be called a "Special Edition Premium Package") and I see that an 08 Prius could also have 185/65R15 on it.
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Forum: Toyota Prius
01-20-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,428
Posted By navguy12

So many questions: new (to me) 2008 Prius

Hello

I'm in the process of switching from my 2007 Civic Hybrid to a 2008 Prius. I should have the 2008 Prius by 31 Jan 2012.

It's white with a grey interior, has 14,016 km's (!) and come...
01-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Update: new battery being installed on the 24th.

....and I've found an '08 Prius that will replace it later this month......
Forum: Toyota Prius
01-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,646
Posted By navguy12

Re: Switching from Honda to Prius

Harold
Thanks for the tips. Sounds like you got a great car.

Not 100% sure, but I really miss the hatchback, etc. I'm going to start watching the local and provincial sites to see......
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01-18-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 74,254
Posted By navguy12

Forum: Toyota Prius
01-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,646
Posted By navguy12

Switching from Honda to Prius

Hello all, first time on the Prius site.

I am looking at getting into a used Prius, say 3-4 years old (if I go ahead and sell my '07 Civic hybrid).

Any issues one should be on the lookout for,...
01-17-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

This info is only available on the actual Honda proprietary software/laptop/DTC. It is the unit that was plugged into the OBD II socket whilst we went for our "show and tell" test drive.

My...
01-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

:) Just got an e-mail from my dealer:

This dealer is Cobourg Honda in Cobourg, Ontario.:):):):):):):)
01-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 74,254
Posted By navguy12

Re: 12V Battery Replacement Detailed

Yes, thanks for the heads up and the photo of the new battery in situ. Glad no one was hurt....

Just an observation: if there was no warning at all prior to this adventure, is there a possibility...
01-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,787
Posted By navguy12

Re: Efficacy of grid charger on failing IMA battery

Harold, sure sounds like it......
I heard at the Hyundai booth at NAIAS this morning that any new hybrid of theirs will have a lifetime warranty, not affected by age and/or mileage........
01-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Igor: thanks for the summary. Bottom line I have 1/5 of what I should have. Now to get Honda Canada to do the ethical thing (while still under warranty). I'm glad to hear my picture will help...
01-14-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,787
Posted By navguy12

Efficacy of grid charger on failing IMA battery

Hello

I'm staying at a buddies place in suburban Detroit while here at the NAIAS. He is a (lithium ion) battery engineer and his firm does hybrid battery module development/testing for the...
01-14-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,194
Posted By navguy12

Re: New ScanGauge in the mail: ideas for set-up wanted

I had 12 re-cals during a four hour drive from suburban Toronto to Detroit on 13 Jan 2012.

My ScanGauge logged a few new 'pending' codes as follows:

P0004; P00A9; P074C; U1A66; U1B52; U3900;...
01-14-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,032
Posted By navguy12

Re: My first 'no electrical assist and near miss' adventure

Update: 12 Jan 2012 visit to dealer.

Drive from home to dealer elicited two re-cals (in a 50 km secondary road trip). Once there, the car was scaned and no codes found. Then, with my service...
01-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,935
Posted By navguy12

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