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bwilson4web

BMW i3 and Model 3, Male, 71, from Huntsville AL

    1. jdenenberg
      jdenenberg
      Bob, I though that I was catching up to you, but you're at 56.7% likes/messages and I'm only at 42,5%. Jeff
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    2. jackalope
      jackalope
      Hi Bob, you seem to be the perfect person to check with for my question. We have had our 2008 Prius since new. We love it and it has 145,500 miles on it. We are debating keeping it longer, getting a Prius Prime of recent vintage, or a used i3 REX (maybe 2017-18). This is our main car for everything except towing our sailboat and similar activities. How do the Prime and i3 compare with each other and a gen 2 prius?
    3. PAUL PETERSON
      PAUL PETERSON
      Hi Bob, sorry to bother you but I'm stumped and you're the tranny oil guy.
      I accidentally drained my fluid (don't ask). Attempting to refill, I am unable as fluid added overflows as if it is full, which it surely is not. I have done this regularly as I have a fluid leak. The car is cold and tilted away from the plug. Is this a physics issue? It's an '09 with the awkward fill hole.

      Thanks!

      Paul
    4. mikefocke
      mikefocke
      Bob you seem to be reading threads and responding as if the recipient can see to whom you are responding. How are you doing that. I read in a sequential manner but see no indication of what message 43 is responding to. Many forums I use have a structure to them but not this one and I haven't been able to find a setting which would show the fact that 53 was in response to 39 or whatever. Hint appreciated.
    5. Goolash
      Goolash
      Any chance of an update to the temperature profiles you posted back in 2008 for your Prius tires? I'd love to see a definitive, data-supported ideal tire pressure range.
    6. hill
      hill
      Jeez - been so long since I'd PM'd. Anyway Bob, Tony-one of the local guru's here in soCal has a new product you may be interested in (tho it's way pricey ... maybe the ol' emergency rational)
      http://www.umc-j1772.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=17&product_id=50
      If on long distance travels in the i3. should you need a "free" charge at a hotel, the above appliance adapts the tesla wall chargers to J1772.
    7. ronlewis
      ronlewis
      Wow, Bob. It looks like you are well-respected here, :). Seeing all these requests for help, I feel terrible asking for any. Someone in the Gen 1 thread referred you. I'm merely hoping to find a link to a no-start checklist. If that doesn't get me going, I'd just take it to a tech. If you're too busy, don't even respond, I understand and appreciate that you've helped so many others.
    8. Londonderry
      Londonderry
      IDK how this works as a means to reach you but am trying since it looks like we're both online. My 2002 Prius is having problems and I wondered if you would sell me a scanner that would function with this model. I am considering giving the car to a friend who wants to learn about these vehicles so it would be far better if I could give him a scanner to go with it.
      1. offib likes this.
    9. gittarpikk
      gittarpikk
      Hi Bob

      gittarpikk from maryville tn

      can I get your email to send you a question... only get 420 characters get in this post... not enough

      my email is [email protected]
    10. vaughnstark777
    11. vaughnstark777
      vaughnstark777
      You have a picture in a post from 2009 showing a gen1 Prius being towed with all 4 wheels on the ground behind a RV with a tow bar. The link you shared is no longer any good. Can you share any details on how to tow a Prius this way?
    12. gittarpikk
      gittarpikk
      Hi Bob
      Mike from Maryville Tn... I got the traction battery finished and all back together (2002 Prius) . The car ran perfect for about a week and a half....then one Sunday Morning I took the Prius to WalMart for an oil change..... but now it wont run... long story...lots of detail..but need an email to send it to you..
      Mine is [email protected]
    13. BobMc989
      BobMc989
      Bob
      Here is my email if you are interested in contacting regarding the used 2012 pip that I traded in , [email protected]
      BobMc
    14. BigFan
      BigFan
      Bob - Sorry to bother you with this, but I have been looking for how you create a table in a post. I see other have do this, including you. What am I missing when I look at the formatting options in the forums?
    15. bubbatech
      bubbatech
      Bob,
      What plotting software are you using? You latest post has some really nice b-splines.
      jim
    16. Maine Pilot
      Maine Pilot
      By the way, I've liked some of your cartoon postings and have sent them off to my friends on the internet.

      Bob
    17. Delemi
      Delemi
      Engine runs rough. Intake was just done as well. From Toyota TIS
      P3191 – engine didnt start
      P3000 - Battery Control System
      P3101 – engine system malfunction
      P3190 – poor engine power
      P1300 - ignition circuit malfunction #1
      P0303
      P0302
      P0301
      P0300
      c1259 - ABS error code meaning problem with regenerative braking
      b0116 – LH airbag circut
    18. Delemi
      Delemi
      Bob. We have talked in the past. Give me your opinion. Save car Ive had. Hasnt ran right since the winter.
      Replaced all spark plus and all coils and the injectors were replaced today.
    19. mikel 52
      mikel 52
      Bob,
      It's been quite a while. What do you know about disabling the power steering on a 2002 prius.
      Mine hit 250K recently and started with the PS errors and I'm tired of them.
      Thanks
      Mike
    20. mwilson
      mwilson
      Hi Bob, I was searching through old posts and noticed a capacitor discharge experiment to revive dead NiMh batteries. I am working on similar experimentation and was wonder if you ever tried this and what your results were. Best!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 11, 1949 (Age: 71)
    Home Page:
    http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/
    Location:
    Huntsville AL
    Occupation:
    My hobby, engineering
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Old guy

    Engineering, keeping wife happy,

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    "Skin in the game" we own(ed) and operate(d) these cars:
    134 eMPG - Standard Range Plus Model 3 (2019-12-18)
    117 eMPG / 39 MPG - i3-REx (2019-12-18)
    Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/robert66969

    (trade-in) 199-58 MPG - Prius Prime (2018-03-21)
    (sold) 52 MPG - ZVW30
    (sold) 52 MPG - NHW11
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