altocumulus

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About altocumulus

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  • First Name
    Geoff
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  • Toyota Model
    Prius PHEV Excel
  • Toyota Year
    2018
  • Location
    Aberdeenshire
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  1. altocumulus

    Solarpack ?

    https://blog.toyota.co.uk/solar-powered-ventilation-prius
  2. altocumulus

    PHEV

    Toyota GB, probably Toyota EU and possibly Toyota Japan, have confirmed that my vehicle does not have pre-heat/chill fitted as per the brochure. The brochure will be amended, firstly with the online copies. They have also confirmed that the AutoBeam (mentioned elsewhere by Jay) doesn't conform to the description in the manual, this will also be amended. The AHS system was designed to be activated at a speed above 60km/h (37 mph) activating when the vehicle is assumed to be driving on a motorway or other high speed roads.
  3. altocumulus

    PHEV

    Thanks Jay, I can't hear clicks, so just counted notches. The onside one difficult to do directly down the chute.
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    PHEV

    By clicks I assume you meant the teeth marks moving. 15 would just about suggest a complete revolution of that wheel? Measurement wise (before change) the top of the lights on the car is at about 70cm; the beam on the offside was also at 70cm onto the garage door - the onside at 73cm. I managed to get a small spanner onto the nut on the offside, whilst the onside needed a driver. Oddly on the onside wheel the teeth were obscured by a plastic cover (?) and I could only move the wheel by moving it outside that slot. Despite moving both I didn't see any perceptible change in the beam at 3 feet onto the garage door, so I'll have to gauge the change on the travel.
  5. altocumulus

    PHEV

    It's uncanny, I thought it was just a thing! The number of cars I get behind that brake on every corner - and not only at night!
  6. altocumulus

    Should I buy a plug in?

    I forgot to add, the shallow boot may mean the PHV is less likely to become a Taxi-driver's choice - one can hope.....
  7. altocumulus

    Should I buy a plug in?

    Brake Noise - That's OK, I don't hear any .... 😄
  8. altocumulus

    Should I buy a plug in?

    Nae bother - All the Prius be good, (with quirks!), but you knew that anyway......:D
  9. altocumulus

    PHEV

    Lamp adjustment, somewhere between 12 and 15 'clicks' proved right? Perhaps I should have read something like this with my RAV4s - I thought it was "as was"! They were awfully poor headlamp and couldn't wait to get high beam switched in. Will have a go this morning.
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    Should I buy a plug in?

    Boot space! I can get three loaded Safeways' boxes in there, to do our shopping at Tesco. There's still room around the boxes in the space for smaller items, but that's the limit unless you don't close the cover - in which case you can add another three height-wise. It's a ridiculous design, though arguably it teaches you to reduce your holiday clothing. The last time we went away for 10 days we filled the boot of a RAV4 Hy - just for two of us. You'd have to be 'creative' but it's not all doom and gloom! It's a second-hand model? Wonder why someone wants to get rid so 'quickly'? MPG - better by far than the RAV4 Hy (though that was exceptional, and I managed on average to exceed the guide MPG). I'd say better than Gen2 & Gen3, though I didn't monitor my cars that closely back then!
  11. altocumulus

    PHEV

    It seems a standard Toyotaism. The variable adjustment on all the 7 cars I've had have been poor, neither one thing nor the other. On another note - the rear window, yes ok it's quirky and possibly helps the aerodynamics, but I'd much rather have wipers to keep the damn thing clear! Rainex helps, but isn't as good as wipers on the rear.
  12. altocumulus

    TPMS on PHV

    I've had a preliminary answer and the manager isn't aware of any ability to store more than one set of sensor details, but further investigation will be carried out! It won't be the first time the manual has been wrong! If this is correct, I won't be needing the wheels, that'll prove popular!!!! Luckily my 'garage' is big enough to store a combine harvester in, as long as it's not too tall!
  13. altocumulus

    TPMS on PHV

    Thanks Pete. It was the issue of potential damage to the side wall of tyres that made me plump for wheels rather than just a change of tyres - that plus being an hour or so distant from my garage - I valued the ability to decide when to change as being more important. I'll see what the garage come back with; certainly the manual is a little ambiguous - nothing new!
  14. altocumulus

    PHV Battery Range

    I cannot recall where I read it, but one response to the same question suggested the recycle plant in the UK was not seeing enough work!
  15. altocumulus

    TPMS on PHV

    Yes, I've just read that, though it does interchange between a mention on wheels and tyres. My interpretation is that 2 separate sets of wheels can be registered - i.e. 8 sensors, but will wait until I get confirmation on that interpretation from the garage. They earlier implied the code needed changing with each change of wheels.....