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06-22-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 39,874
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Toyota Factory turns landscape to arid wasteland

Uh, "0" is not "exept the computer". You've contradicted yourself.

We get 52 MPG and they don't even test the Prius for emissions in my state. That saves us a bundle.

And then you typed in this...
Forum: Toyota Prius
10-08-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,079
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: 2001 Prius Transmission Failure

Thank you for asking.

My wife has good days and bad but lately they've been tending good . . . which makes me happy.

The hills are still there but mostly I'm home, work, and shop . . . and...
Forum: Toyota Prius
10-08-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,079
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: 2001 Prius Transmission Failure

My 'disposable' e-mail account still gets notices when someone posts to one of my earlier threads. Most of the time, I just ignore them but if there is some technical confusion, I'll post and update...
Forum: Toyota Prius
10-06-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,079
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: 2001 Prius Transmission Failure

I have seen one thread about replacing the transaxle in an NHW20 Prius, your model. It is rare but not to those who have just suffered the failure.

You have my sympathy but there isn't a whole lot...
Forum: Toyota Prius
09-20-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,079
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: 2001 Prius Transmission Failure

You may want to take it to an independent hybrid shop:
http://www.fixhybrid.com/local_hybrid_shops.html

Can you describe "the noise under the hood?"

How long has this been going on?

Did you...
Forum: Anything Goes
04-19-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,765
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Talkin' trash in the office

We will have to agree to disagree:


Political activities at work - we are on a government contract and it is not a contract to engage in political activities. We just passed April 15, do you...
02-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,387
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Carbon footprint of Prius battery/all-electric battery?

We can agree it was retracted. Must have been something wrong.


100 / 3000 ~= 3.33% of the total mass

Apparently the remaining 2,900 lbs comes like the flowers that bloom in the Spring.

...
02-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,929
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Premature tire wear (Any TSb's)

The first step is to get a four-wheel alignment done and get the numbers. Then look at what it takes to get all four wheels properly aligned and this may be difficult. Also, check the tire pressure....
12-27-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,387
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Carbon footprint of Prius battery/all-electric battery?

Hi,

Well let's see:


3,042 lbs - weight of 2010 Prius (see Wiki and other sources)
97 lbs - weight of 2010 Prius battery (see Wiki and other sources)
~2,950 lbs of Prius - no...
Forum: Toyota Prius
11-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,592
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Replacing 12VDC auxiliary battery - NHW11

The jumper bolted onto the Odyssey battery handles it.


On my original battery, the fusable link assembly is on the positive terminal located towards the front. So I'm bolted on to the short...
Forum: Toyota Prius
11-26-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,592
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Replacing 12VDC auxiliary battery - NHW11

Hi,

What I did was:


Find the largest battery that would fit in the space.
Order the screw/bolt version.
Make two short jumpers with lugs.
Used the bolts on both the ground and the...
Forum: Toyota Prius
07-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,759
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: DRAFT: oil testing report

To find out why it does not work. Now we know that AMSOIL seems to 'eat' bronze bearing material (aka., yellow metal) based upon the oil testing results. This piece of information was not found on...
Forum: Anything Goes
04-03-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,447
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Two weeks notice

Thanks everyone but this will be one of my last postings. I will try to disable my moderator settings later this evening, which means I won't be able to deal with SPAM messages. Seriously, I would...
04-02-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,942
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Help ! Buying New Insight/Trading '06 HCH

Hi,

I would recommend going to Ebay and looking at the "Completed" sales of Honda Hybrid Civics to see what sold and didn't sell at different prices. This will be more current data than the other...
Forum: Toyota Prius
04-01-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,480
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Prius mileage increase modification

I would recommend calculating the specific heat and energy required to change the speed of a typical Prius:


brake pad - ~0.5 lbs, even at 200F, the amount of heat available for the four front...
04-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,571
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Rick Wagner CEO of GM is out

Hi Martin,

I had 13 years with General Electric Space Division, 1977-1991. As an engineering company, GE was superb and I learned many valuable lessons. But I also resigned four times, three times...
03-30-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,298
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Broken

Hi,

I hadn't stumbled over that bug and have already taken pains to save my data elsewhere. Sorry, but I don't know what is involved with this problem. The moderators are in the same boat.

Bob...
Forum: Introductions
03-30-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,411
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Howdy

Signature spam is not allowed. Curiously, after banning this user, the signature spam disappeared ... a good thing.
03-30-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,437
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Status of the GreenHybrid Mileage Database

Thanks for the tip about "fuelly.com" as I didn't know about it.

Bob Wilson
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,480
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Prius mileage increase modification

Thank you but I'll pass. Hybrid electric, regenerative braking does not generate appreciable amounts of heat.

Bob Wilson
03-30-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,571
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Rick Wagner CEO of GM is out

Jack Welch of GE was notorious for shutting down and selling off GE divisions for poor performance proving the best way to make a small fortune 500 company is to start with a large fortune 500...
03-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,764
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Taxes Credits available for Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The Toyota tax credits expired over a year ago. I'm not aware of any others unless there was something in the recent stimulus bill.

Bob Wilson
03-27-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,392
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Calling any post-April 2006 owners!

Last posting was May 2007, nearly two years old. I've had a request to u-sticky the thread. Let me know if anyone thinks it needs to remain "sticky" by say Monday or Tuesday, March 31. Otherwise,...
03-26-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,011
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Live Green Plano TX (4/18/2009)

Sounds like a fun event. I've made it sticky for now but I'll have to unstick it April 3.

Bob Wilson
Forum: Toyota Prius
03-26-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,480
Posted By bwilson4web

Re: Prius mileage increase modification

The problem is insufficient information to justify this claim.

Bob Wilson
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