Phil T

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Phil T last won the day on December 8 2018

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    Prius PHEV replaced Gen 4 Business Edition +
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  1. 2018 PHV. I have some, what looks like crazing on the front windscreen. I thought it was dirt, so scrub and wash, and polish, and still this crazing. Driving into or with the sun to one side, it has little sparkles, which get worse according to the angle on the windshield. I looks as if it is inside the glass, as if on the laminate surface. Has anyone else notice anything like this. Very difficult to photograph if anyone is asking.
  2. It's the power unit that causes the interference to the DAB. Wrapping the power feed cable around a clip on ferrite ring should sort it out. One near the power unit and one close to the camera. I found the Nextbase power supply better than most but much better with extra ferrite rings. Looped through it works best. I've moved my mount onto the grayed area now I have replacement sticky fixers, the suction cup doesn't like the raised surface there, and it's powered from the interior lamp supply, with the power supply tucked into the headliner.
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    Air Horns?

    Anything more than a single tone IS illegal, several different tones sounded together IS legal, so Wolf-Whistle is not legal. As a note to taking the front bumper/bodywork (hardly a bumper these days) off. Fiamm's AM80 and similar can be fed down from the top between the rad. Keyhole surgeons should have no trouble! Fiddly but possible.
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    Cabin filter

    Thanks everyone for the information, yes the filter does stink, and that's without the help of the Peugeots ! Thanks Ten Ninety, saved me from explaining that one. Dimensions if your going to do the job 225 x 186 x 30 some are 1 or 2 mm different. If you search for the the late model years you are met with lots and lots of the earlier versions Check the dimensions. American video here. Drop door, damper clip off (finger job), push stop clips in right then left, givers more leverage that way, door drops down and it pulls off the hinges straight back towards you. You can do it with it on the hinges but it will probably drop off anyway. NOTE our filter housing has the slide in tabs on the right, clips on the left. Though it does have a clip on the right that does nothing. Note the orientation of the filter tray, the two ribs are at the bottom, and note the filter FITS in the TRAY. One Chinese video shows pulling the tray and filter out, then putting back just the filter! There is a rib going across the tray and this should slip in between the folds as you replace the filter. The filter has either up arrow or air flow on it. Replacements are between £8 and £50 so check what you are getting. Most ( some strange unknown brands crop up) apart from the Chinese versions are from OEM companies, maybe not Toyota but they should be of very good standard. Unfortunately Which has not got round to testing the Best Buy yet
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    Cabin filter

    With the African desert dust heading our way and following a pollution of Peugeots I was thinking about replacing the cabin filter with a carbon activated version, however, on removing the old one it's a grey colour and I cannot determine if it is indeed a carbon one or just dirty. As it's now 14 months old and there were just a few insects and odd bits in it, there was little dust coming off it. I cannot believe that Toyota would put an activated carbon one in as standard and the only marking on it I can make out is MUFT4. Looking for a replacement is a nightmare, not many sites list one and those that do show some odd sizes but I don't fancy dealer prices. So anyone know the correct part number and does a white (if it did start out white) clean filter look uniformly grey after 14 months, from the smells it lets in I'm sure it's not an activated carbon version
  6. Very Black inside now, amazing how much the little bit of white lifted the ambience, but heated seat switches you can see and reach! Are the rear seats really that far raked back. What does the radio do or not, with the change?
  7. Bit late but if this is a common problem. Take the door switch off and check for corrosion and poor operation. WD40 it and operate it buy hand see if there is consistent switching. The rubbers often get out of line and become squashed over the switch causing problems.
  8. I will just put this down to a Toyotaism. Turn the radio up so I don’t notice the engine 🤪
  9. TheProfessor, on the Gen4 I would expect that but this is my 2018 PHEV. Crawling on a slight incline, after setting off doing 10 miles, so lots of energy left in the battery, all electrics, heater, etc off. Running in City mode and the engine fires up. The other side of Leek heading towards Buxton 10% hill past The Roaches, battery all the way, no ICE.
  10. That depends on how far you go away from your charging socket! With 30 miles costing around a fifth of petrol prices, it makes a good town car. Pity Fuelly does not calculate kW/mile. I'm tempted to put a kWh energy sub meter on my outlet, then I could calculate the approximate cost of running on electric.
  11. I used to get that with my Gen4, lots of long hills around here, you would think that Toyota could have found a way to shut of the charging, rather than turn the engine over to get rid of surplus charge. I was assured that it wasn't actually firing up the engine, unlike mine which is firing up the engine for no apparent reason and using fuel!
  12. Would be nice if they followed correct banking practice and did not use a link to pay money into. If you go to the site you get a warning insecure site. Facebook is not a site I like to use anymore. At least it's not a con and a hole into your bank account! No need to pull it apart then Mike! So if we take advantage before a full year of membership , do we get the year added to our existing membership time.
  13. Completed with reservations. With a PHV the consumption is nigh impossible to predict with it changing from electric to petrol on medium runs. The charging socket needs a kWh meter on it! With an empty battery I use the 2nd trip recorder and see 80-90 mpg depending whether I'm in the Peak District or the flat. On combined runs the MPG is normally showing above the 199 mpg max reading average. And it's a Toyota, isn't the Extremely satisfied box superfluous
  14. I have noticed some strange behaviour. Only when I am approaching the town of Leek on A53 in battery mode, the road starts to climb and the engine will start. Full battery and not very steep hill at that stage, traffic at a crawl. I turned on City mode and the engine stopped. Next time I approached I was in City mode and the engine started as before, so next day I tried the same route heater off, no aircon, and City mode. Engine started! At this point the battery is nearly full. I can go up other steep hills and the car will stay on battery but not on this stretch of road, cold days warm days the same
  15. I'm getting 25% Members email from what appears to be from the Toyota Owners Club, with a link to pay. It came with another email the same for the Ford Club. Very suspicious. "Toyota Owners Club via" Either this is bad practice or its a spoof. Can anyone shed some light on the subject.