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kithmo

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  1. They should make the sale of second hand cats illegal, full stop.
  2. What exactly is wrong with the hybrid battery ? I can't find any POS80 code references online anywhere, only a generic PO580, which is a cruise control fault.
  3. I do it mainly to clear surface rust off the brakes so it doesn't build up because mine is parked on the drive out in the weather.
  4. My Gen 4 (original OEM) battery isn't an AGM battery, it's just a normal Lead acid wet cell with caps for topping up the cells. I use my 3.8A Ctek for topping up the battery about every 6 weeks and it takes around 6 hours just to top it up so 24 hours or more sounds about right from flat. 👍
  5. Does the Prius even have an external motion (AKA tilt) sensor ? The message that comes on on the MFD when you turn the car off is for the internal ultrasonic motion sensor.
  6. Was it laminated the same as the original and did it have the rain repellent coating on the outside, same as original ?
  7. And the smell of burning pads 😁
  8. It's definitely a Gen 4 recall, I had it done on mine. What I really meant was to check if any of the wires are chafed there. The recall work wasn't very convincing to me, they just put a bit more tape on and in the wrong place. I ended up taping it up myself and putting a bit of foam over the wires to protect them in the end, as did others. FYI if the insulation on the wires was damaged when they checked, they should have replaced that part of the loom, I suspect some didn't as it was more involved than taping it up.
  9. There was a recall for a fix for possible damage to the engine wiring back in 2018, did yours get the fix ? Look in the engine bay at the two circled areas in the photo to see if there's any chafing of the wires.
  10. If you turn off the HVAC, it will usually stop in less than a minute.
  11. Try waiting till the engine stops before turning it off.
  12. I would suspect the brake light switch, the switch may be too near or touching the pedal or faulty, the car won't accelerate when the brake is on and if the switch is on then the car thinks the brake is on. This may not throw up any fault codes. Alternatively, it could be contaminated fuel, water or diesel in the petrol.
  13. Still got the Gen 4, should I add the MG ZS EV ?
  14. oops, I messed up......😉
  15. Difficult to measure accurately, but by my tape measure it looks to be about 2.5 m, including the slope back to the top of the door, so I would say 2.6 m would clear it, so 3 m is plenty. 👍
  16. I find the translation of the Mitsibushi Pajero quite funny. 🤣 Pajero meaning
  17. SWMBO has this when her 2006 Gen 2's 12v gets low, it's like a reminder for me to charge and condition the battery for her. A friend had something similar on his mk1 Auris which turned out to be something to do with a sensor in the boot (latch maybe ?).
  18. My Gen 4 has them, I can't fault them and looking on the web, they're competitively priced as well. I've slowly clipped those 90 degree corner kerbs in supermarket car parks a couple of times with mine and not a scratch on them, just a "rub" mark on the sidewall. The slope of the tyre wall up to that rim protector seems to make the tyre ride up and doesn't even damage the rim protector. I've seen rim protectors on other makes of tyres, on other cars with chunks ripped out, but not these. I can't comment on wear rates as I've only done just over 12k miles but at +3 psi on the tyre pressures they are wearing evenly and grip wise they seem fine, but I haven't pushed them as I drive a bit more sedately these days, although I did have to do an emergency stop when a pillock minibus driver suddenly opened his door as I was going past him and they coped with that no problem.
  19. I've been pronouncing it wrong for 10 years 😦
  20. English Pr- eye-uss for me. 😉
  21. Had a bit of a surprise parking sensor malfunction warning today. I drove the missus to a hospital appointment and parked up, no problem. When I came out to go home I put the car in Ready mode and when I selected "D" the brakes slammed on and I got a picture of the car on the MFD with a big red bar across the front and a loud continuous bleep, suggesting there was something close, in front of the car. I put it back in "P" and got out to check and make sure there wasn't anything there, there wasn't so I wiped the front sensors, got back in the car and selected "D" again, same thing. I was thinking, how do I get out of this, I had reversed in to the parking space and thought I was stuck not being able to go forward. I thought I would try to drive forward and lo and behold it let me, releasing the brakes, I'm assuming the accelerator over rides the brakes with manual input. As I started driving along the display changed to a picture of the car with the sensors greyed out and a message saying clean the parking sensors (no indication of which ones). I stopped off on the way home for some breakfast and wiped all the other side and back sensors, came back and set off, no message, I thought great, then it came on again, this time as I was driving, so I drove home and was thinking of phoning the dealer. I then went out again a little later and thought, I'll clean the front badge in case it's something to do with the radar and as I was wiping the badge I noticed the two black sensors on the front, just under the top grill, which I had forgotten about/not noticed and there was a huge blob of water on one of them which I wiped off, went out and no warnings, problem solved. There was a lot of rain last night and I can only think that the sensor was dry when I first set out and the water had run down off the front when I parked up at the hospital. 👍
  22. I had this once with the Gen 3 I had, it was overflowing down the breather pipe on to the back wheel. After than I never did a "second click" fill just stopped at the first and it never happened again.
  23. And make sure you can crack open the filler plug BEFORE draining. 😉
  24. Googled: Prius (click on "Prius" for link)
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