fotomoto's Recent Activity

  1. fotomoto replied to the thread '07 Prius w/ 62k miles & service records: bad idea?.

    There are two kinds of gen 2 vehicles, those that have had the HV battery fail and those that will but when? You will definitely want...

    Sep 30, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  2. fotomoto liked Fivel's post in the thread 12v Battery Yuasa $95 -- Too Good to be True?.

    Update: called the guy, and he explained what the deal is. I forget the exact terms he used, but he was very straightforward, and said...

    Sep 30, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  3. fotomoto replied to the thread Toyota EV market innovation.

    Imagine relying on only one provider and they know it (from personal data the consumer freely gives away). A consumers' strongest power...

    Sep 30, 2020 at 9:24 AM
  4. fotomoto replied to the thread engine stumbling/running rough while cruising.

    What was this specific update? Inverter? It should be on the paperwork.

    Sep 29, 2020 at 9:07 AM
  5. fotomoto replied to the thread Satellite antenna base keeps burning out.

    I didn't mention this option specifically because stock OEM headunits use different connectors from the traditional push together style...

    Sep 28, 2020 at 2:54 PM
  6. fotomoto replied to the thread What is this on my roof?.

    I'm going to guess those are mounts for electronic antennae (company car, short wave radio enthusiast, etc). Before looking at the...

    Sep 27, 2020 at 8:06 AM
  7. fotomoto liked Prius Maximus's post in the thread Cordless Kobalt Chainsaw or Pole Saw -- Recall....

    it's the 40v chain saws and pole saws. A problem with the switch that it can heat up and fuse so it can't be turned off. Fortunately I...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 1:53 PM
  8. fotomoto liked Trollbait's post in the thread Car and Driver on Tesla efficiency.

    Tesla switched to ceramic bearings awhile ago

    Sep 25, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  9. fotomoto liked Manuel Orellana's post in the thread Best Rear Spring / Strut 2005 Prius.

    That turning sound was coming from the rear, stops when you press the break so I'm thinking it may be rear breaks? In any case, not a...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 11:33 AM
  10. fotomoto replied to the thread Best Rear Spring / Strut 2005 Prius.

    That typically comes from a failing CV joint on the front wheels. Even with recordings, diagnosing sounds over the internet is difficult.

    Sep 25, 2020 at 11:20 AM
  11. fotomoto replied to the thread Best Rear Spring / Strut 2005 Prius.

    Yes. Prius wheel bearing failures are fairly common. Adding weight may be the trigger to get them to make noise right now but...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 10:45 AM
  12. fotomoto replied to the thread Car and Driver on Tesla efficiency.

    Dang, I thought it was from something you had posted before. Yes, it concerned pitting and wear due to the flow path thru/around them....

    Sep 25, 2020 at 10:22 AM
  13. fotomoto replied to the thread Car and Driver on Tesla efficiency.

    Is the electricity path flowing the motors' bearings still an issue for longevity, power, and (I assume) efficiency? Or have they made...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 9:04 AM
  14. fotomoto replied to the thread Help identify the problem.

    Check both batteries. It appears the HV battery is very weak (1 bar). Letting an old, weak battery sit unused for several days can...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 4:57 PM
  15. fotomoto replied to the thread Anyone know why my engine is making this noise? (VIDEO).

    When you're doing the oil change, look underneath the pump, you might see further evidence in the form of colored sludge and/or dried...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 4:29 PM