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  1. Ahh ok, I was going to phone around and see if I could take the car anywhere else. Let me know how you get on. Cheers valmiki
  2. Panther, did you find anywhere to do a regas in the end? I llive in Swansea with a 2010 Prius which I am sure uses the older gas. I rang Toyota Swansea and fell off my chair cheers valmiki
  3. Thanks to everyone for chipping in. The 12v battery was replaced via the dealers about 3 years ago, and I keep an eye on it on the scanguage, so I'm pretty sure that's not the cause. I may wait for cooler weather, and then see if the problem still occurs, in which case it is almost definitely the hybrid battery heating up or the throttle body. The car is reaching that age where one wonders is it worth searching out a good independent for those extra maintenance bits and pieces, but then hybrid systems still spook the locals a bit (especially here in Swansea). Also, something I found recently when trying to find somewhere to get the aircon serviced/topped up, none of the major independents eg. ATS/KwikFit/Halfords want to touch hybrids any more! No idea why, Kwikfit did mine about 5 years ago?!
  4. Thanks for this. Don't really want to start dis-assembling the rear seat, it's a bit out of my skill set lol. I'll read up on the process a bit more, I've seen the youtube videos.
  5. Hello folks, My 2010 Gen3 Prius is now on 108k. Over the last few days I've noticed a tendency for the engine to hold revs, even when I've taken my foot off the accelerator, for maybe a second or so. It would then drop down, almost as if the signal to drop the revs is taking time to work it's way to the engine! This is when the engine is up to temp, and the battery has way more than the two bars, so it's not related to those common scenarios. It also doesn't happen all the time, just every now and then, usually the late afternoons. With the age and the mileage of the car, I'm wondering whether there's something on the way out? The hot weather we've been having could be a cause (but then why would it hold revs, surely that would make the engine hotter?). I have a scanguage connected to the obd port, so I can always see the rpm, and if the sound of the engine wasn't enough (and it is very noticeable to me at least!), the rpm indicator indeed tells the same story. To deepen the mystery, there's no fault codes either. It's a funny one 🤷‍♂️ Just wondering has anyone come across anything similar with theirs? I'm reluctant to ask the local dealer to take a look, they want £80+vat just to diagnose Thanks valmiki
  6. I have a 59 plate that was registered January 2010, 79k on the clock - zero problems so far (touch wood) just brake pads/discs which you'd expect, and on the original battery too! *touches wood furiously* - I have to say I'm still loving it! There's not many around down my neck of the woods, if there were loads I'd probably feel differently.
  7. The Prius has definitely got the rear sensors, I've never bothered to look closely at the Auris though! My mission tomorrow if the weather holds out ;-)
  8. Weird one this one, my 2010 Gen 3 Prius beeps in reverse as expected but the beeps increase in speed as any objects get nearer. My wife's 2012 Auris on the other hand beeps at a constant rate when in reverse, both cars have the rear view camera too. I much prefer the distance-based beeping, at least it's useful!
  9. £39
  10. I thought brake fluid change was every 3 years or so? About £50?
  11. valmiki

    Brake Pads?

    If you have a smart key, then make sure you keep it well away from the car while doing the brakes - the car 'awakens' as you approach it with the key and pressurises the brakes. I looked at this a while back, and found some to-do's on Prius Chat - do your research! It could be an expensive trip to the dealer to reset the system.
  12. valmiki

    Good News?

    HUD and some major improvements under the bonnet, I may be changing my mind about my initial distaste with the exterior design
  13. My wife has an Auris Hybrid on 62 plate (old gen), works just fine with her iphone 5. Syncing was a doddle with Toyota Touch & Go and she hasn't complained once (touch wood). I wouldn't expect yours to be any different.
  14. valmiki

    Tyres And Mpg

    perhaps it's Toyota's own 'defeat' technology to rig the mpg/emissions tests? here's looking at you VW and your superior diesel technology
  15. valmiki

    More Spy Shots.

    The dashboard creaks and rattles...really lets the side down Toyota!
  16. valmiki

    2016 Prius

    woah, that back end...going to be like marmite!
  17. You learn something new every day - I thought rear brakes were for parking only (which is why I was querying how braking hard would clear rust off the rear discs)
  18. Does this definitely work for the rear discs? I posed a similar question a while back but didn't get an answer. I can see this being more of a problem on the Prius, with it's foot-pedal rear brake which is either on or off, with the Auris I can use (gently) the handbrake during driving to clean the rust off.
  19. Does the Yaris have a hand rear-brake or pedal as in the Prius?
  20. Can you hear any noise when trying to unlock? Could be worth warming the general area of the door with a hair dryer (if you can get a lead to your car), sometimes a little hear will loosen things up (please don't torch anything though!) Worth a try
  21. Have a look at Prius Chat, plenty on there. As luck would have it might want to have a chat with this guy too! ;-) As it happens the car came back yesterday, the result of the free 'visual check' was that everything is ok No need to release Mr. Angry for now ;-)
  22. Have you read my post about brake calipers in this section of the forum? Your calipers should be covered under warranty (not 100% on this though)
  23. Got to say, I love the HUD on the screen, almost put me off buying the Auris Hybrid for the wife (gen 1 2012 plate) when I realised they didn't have it.
  24. Yeah...I wish. My wife and I do barely 10k a year, and both cars have periods where they are stood around for 2-3 weeks. Not ideal use for any car I guess! But there's plenty on various forums for older hybrids having problems as brakes are not used as much as in normal cars.