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johalareewi

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  1. Results are in after a month of using E5 vs E10. I used hybrid assistant to analyse similar long journeys which i make regularly so there is both E10 and E5 data. With the E5 super unleaded the mpg is about 12% better than E10. So for me, if E5 is 10% more expensive or less than E10 it is actually cheaper than E10.
  2. I got this one but i see it is currently unavailable. My wife has a similar one in her car. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07W56ZYQB
  3. If there is a new plug in prius, hopefully it will have a bigger battery capacity and more boot space (but not additional length otherwise it won't fit on my drive). And the ability to charge at 22kW.
  4. Not always possible i know but the best voice control i have found is the one in the passenger seat. 😉
  5. My old Mini (in the 70s) was held together with Araldite. Takes a while to cure but it fills gaps and can be sculpted. Also stands up to heat, UV, rain, frost, salt, etc.
  6. I have a car socket extension block which provides additional car sockets and USB sockets. It also has a built in digital voltmeter. Very useful.
  7. Just got an email from MrT announcing their new 30 model BEV range. Doesn't appear to be a Prius but the bz sedan looks close.
  8. The EV charging infrastructure isn't up to the job for serious EV use. That's why i still have a PHEV.
  9. Interesting replies. My Plugin gen2 has the E10 and E5 symbols on the fuel flap and it runs fine on E10 but the mpg meter is noticably lower than when it was E5 unleaded. E10/E5 price differences vary daily at the moment but nice to know that super unleaded E5 will be ok to use if the price is right.
  10. Having noticed an mpg drop using E10 fuel (vs the old E5) and the rising price of fuel, the price difference between E10 and super unleaded E5 is less significant than it used to be. Would switching to E5 super unleaded be more economical for a Prius than using E10?
  11. Prius on snow with winter tyres is no problem. Done it a few times. I also found driving in B mode helped YMMV.
  12. 2018 plugin prius when connected to EV charger can be demisted using the remote A/C on the key fob. You can also do this while inside the car without having to turn the car on. 😉
  13. Might it be available with a firmware update?
  14. Only if mixing cross ply and radial tyres (can you still get cross ply?). I had a blowout last month and Toyota rescue took me to nearest tyre fitter with a tyre in stock who could fit right away. I now have a summer tyre and an all season tyre on the rear.
  15. I have a 2017 Prius PHV and can't see that you could get a golf bag and clubs in the boot without putting the rear seats down. Could you take your golf gear to a dealer and try it in a PHV? That is what i did with my music gear to see if it would fit or not.
  16. An older hybrid Yaris would probably be worth looking at. My wife still has a 2012 one working flawlessly and cheap to run.
  17. You could try the hybrid assistant app to analyse your car while driving.
  18. Over the years on this forum, low mpg has been caused by:- Wrong type of engine oil Tyre pressures too low Tyres not low rolling resistance type Winter (cold, wind, rain, snow, having heating on) Roof bars Brakes not releasing fully Traction battery fan vents blocked
  19. The 'new' battery was 3.1V (the pack is rather old but still in date) so i got another brand new battery which was 3.3V and key fob is working fine. Many thanks for the help.
  20. Deadlock prevents the doors being opened from inside. Physical key will still unlock from outside.
  21. Tweaked the battery clips but still no joy. Key fob buttons do nothing. The SKS system doesn't recognise the key. But the Start button does recognise the fob when using the "dead fob battery" start method.
  22. Went to use the spare key for my gen2 plugin prius and it was dead. I tested the battery and it was completely flat. Fitted a new battery but the key won't open the prius remotely. It was working when i got the car. Does the prius forget the key if it isn't used for some time?
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