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About johalareewi

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  • Toyota Model Prius gen3 T3
  • Toyota Year 2009
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  1. how high can tyre pressure go?

    The tyre will have a maximum sidewall pressure (somewhere on the tyre). Do not go above this! In practice, if your tyre pressure is too high, you will wear the center of the tyre faster than the edges. If your tyre pressure is too low, you will wear the edges of the tyre faster than the center and risk damage to the sidewalls. So your working pressure range is inbetween. Different tyres behave differently so you need to experiment carefully and safely and ask around.
  2. Audio System Turning off - Prius Plug-in

    If you are in USA, have you checked on the Prius Chat forums?
  3. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    That guy was testing the limits of the various prii. He ran out on purpose to see what would happen. FWIW you don't have to run out of fuel, a blocked fuel line will do just as well (or a dead fuel pump).
  4. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    The PIP is an electric car with petrol assistance so running out of petrol won't be a problem.
  5. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    Early gen3 prius owners found out the hard way...
  6. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    Trouble is the gen3 just keeps going. You don't know when the petrol runs out. The car just stops with a flat HV battery and no fuel. :( The gen2 does stop when it runs out of petrol (before it falttens the HV battery) so you can refil and keep going. The gen3 (1.8 drivetrain) doesn't. Not sure what the new 1.5 drivetrain used in the Yaris does.
  7. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    Not sure about the hybrid Yaris but this won't be any use with the gen3 Prius. When the petrol runs out it also flattens the HV battery and your car becomes a road block. You have to be recovered to MrT to be rebooted.
  8. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    Yaris has a smaller tank?
  9. Hand Brake Switch

    Or you could just hook the light green wire up to +12V or ground, depending on what the head unit wants.
  10. Tyre Pressure Monitor reset not working

    Could it be done with a scangauge II via the xgauges? Might be something on Priuschat.?
  11. Toyota Hybrid Owner - Email flyer from MrT

    update: Toyota dealer has sorted out the issue with the marketting company and my afternoon tea voucher should be in the post.
  12. Poor Yaris Hybrid Mpg?

    Over the last year, my wife's hybrid yaris has ranged from low 50s to high 50s. This seems to be par for the course looking at the other yaris hybrids on fuelly. While not in the same league as the Prius, it is pretty good for an automatic yaris. The one thing I did notice when she got the hybrid yaris was the tyre pressures. In the yaris glovebox is the tyre pressure sticker and there are 2 values for tyre pressures. There is one for normal and one for ECO (I assume they mean the type of tyre rather than the hybrid ECO mode). The ECO PSi is a higher than the normal PSI but, from MrT, the lower PSI had been used even though the tyres were low rolling resistance (ECO) ones. It is well documented that running LRR tyres below the recommended pressure causes a major drop in mpg.
  13. Driven Gen4 Prius today

    You may be right. I find that if I run my finger around the edge of the door (at the top) before opening it, it doesn't drip into the car (but I do get a dirty finger).
  14. Toyota Hybrid Owner - Email flyer from MrT

    Found phone number for the company doing the recommend toyota promotion. They were pretty helpful and said the gifts haven't been despatched because MrT hadn't updated the system to say the test drive had taken place. :(
  15. Driven Gen4 Prius today

    Gen3 prius does that too. :(