jerrymildred
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jerrymildred

Senior Member, Male, from Tampa, FL

I wonder ... Jul 29, 2019

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    1. TheRedRocker
      TheRedRocker
      Hi Jerry,
      Thanks for all your posts. I'm looking at a 2013 PIP with 58k miles. Assuming battery check and test drive is fine, do you have any other advice?
      Thank you,
      Lee Armstrong
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      2. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        Sounds like a good find. I'd treat it like any other used car purchase, but with the added check of the battery. See if you can get a car fax, check the VIN on toyota.com/owners to see if it was serviced by Toyota. If it's your first Prius, it'll make strange noises, so you might want an experienced Prius owner with you so you. know what's normal.
        Jun 24, 2022
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      3. TheRedRocker
        TheRedRocker
        Thank you, Jerry
        Jun 27, 2022
    2. ColoradoCrow
      ColoradoCrow
      HI. I own to prii. both 2008. both base wifes is white mine is red. Hers 119k mine 117K original batteries. hers came from PHX hot dry (battery killer). mine from FL. (hot and humid) both are starting to show signs of battery wear. Would a Prolong charger be worth the investment? I'm leaning towards that because I can always resell the unit. They are about ($500) used.
      1. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        When we first moved back to the US in 2014, we bought two Prii. I Got one to help keep them running longer.it's a gamble. Will the charger extend the life of two batteries long enough to pay for itself? Normally, it would be likely, but there's always the chance of some failure other than the modules getting out of balance. We took the chance, but I don't really have a way to know if we came out ahead.
        May 28, 2022
    3. Diemaster
      Diemaster
      "My early '17 Prime has the cartridge type, the later ones have the spin on."
      Can you define early and late 2017's or point to where I can find this? I have a prime MFD 9/2017 and bought about 2 months later 10/28/2017. I would just go out and look but it's in the shop getting fixed from hitting debris on the freeway.
      1. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        Not that I know if. Given the date, I'd guess yours is late 2017 and has the spin on filter. But you'd have to look to be sure.
        Jun 16, 2021
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    4. Markavelee
      Markavelee
      Hello Jerry can you assist me with sourcing a used NUVANT EVC-12 charger ?
      1. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        Honestly, I think this is the first time I've heard of that one. I have an old Prolong charger.
        Apr 14, 2021
      2. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        PS, asking people one at a time will take a long time - probably forever. Far better to post a thread to the whole forum.
        Apr 14, 2021
    5. jerrymildred
      jerrymildred
      I wonder ...
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      2. Raytheeagle
        Raytheeagle
        Still got Senior Member listed.
        Jul 30, 2019
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    6. backbob
      backbob
      I am considering buying a Prolong charger for my 2003 Prius, which is in excellent condition, but is 16 years old and we got 290k miles on the original battery. It only now gave a P3006 code after we left it sitting for 2 months while on vacation in our Tacoma. Do you think it could work on a battery that has already worked so well? Do you know of anyone using Prolong to get more than 300k miles?
      1. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        I think there have been several with those kinds of miles. I'd suggest you get in touch with Jeff at Hybrid Automotive for answers to whether the device would help with your code.

        Here's an article that might be helpful from one of the really good Prius shops. https://lusciousgarage.com/blog/gen_1_prius_battery_failure/
        May 15, 2019
    7. Safiya Barrington
      Safiya Barrington
      Hey Jerry, I have a toyota prius 2013 that I got roll on roll off from Japan. Everytime, I start up for the first time in the morning, however, it makes this loud knocking sound from under the hood and something under the passenger side spins loudly. Any idea what it could be?
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      2. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        Look for threads in the Gen 3 forums about knocking. Probably a clogged egr circuit. If so, you need to clean that before you blow the head gasket. You'll also get more information by posting questions on the forum so hundreds of brains can provide their experience.
        Oct 18, 2018
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    8. Eve Barbanell
      Eve Barbanell
      Hi Jerry! Nice meeting you the other day at Tampa Hybrids. Guess what! My Mom got a Leaf. She's super happy! Perfect for her to putz around town. I still love my Prius though!!!
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      2. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        I saw your Facebook pictures. She really looked happy. I still love my Prius, too. Amazing cars.
        Mar 4, 2018
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    9. KevinPluggedIn
      KevinPluggedIn
      Hi Jerry - Glad to hear that Sun got your recall taken care of. Did you need to schedule in advance? I am nearing my first oil change on the '14 PIP I bought back in November, and hope to have the recall work done at the same time. Also, what do you typically pay for an oil change from the dealer?

      Thanks for your time and insightful posts...Kevin
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      2. KevinPluggedIn
        KevinPluggedIn
        Good to know. Thank you. I will call them a week or two out. I wish I could do my own oil changes, but I don't own any of the ramps/jacks, pans, etc that I would need, and I'm afraid that there is a "learning curve" that I should have completed on a '96 Chevy or the likes many years ago, but never did.
        Jan 19, 2018
      3. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        No worries. It's pretty easy. If you're close to New Port Richey, maybe you could bring yours over for the next oil change and I'll show you how or else talk you through it. Can't do that now because I'm getting ready for a three week trip to Africa and leave next Friday.
        Jan 19, 2018
      4. KevinPluggedIn
        KevinPluggedIn
        Thanks. I may take you up on that offer one of these days. I am in the Trinity area a few times per week, so it may just work out. Have a good trip, and be safe over there.
        Jan 19, 2018
    10. KJ Fitz
      KJ Fitz
      Jerry,

      I see you have the Prolong system AND are an electrical engineer and/or lineman. I have three Prii and am thinking about it. What do you think, Good Stuff, or Snake Oil?
      1. jerrymildred
        jerrymildred
        Good stuff, assuming you have Prii with NiMh batteries. When we came back from Honduras, we bought two Gen 2's from Todd at Tampa Hybrids. He actually recommended I get one since we had two batteries to maintain. It impressed me that he would suggest that since it would potentially cost him repair income down the road.
        I'll send more by message.
        Apr 21, 2017
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Occupation:
    Retired - sort of
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    2017 Prius
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    2022 Bolt Premium -- The Prime was great but it drove me to full EV, but we still have our 2017 Prius Two.
    2017 Prime Premium -- Oh WOW!!!
    2013 PiP base -- MAJOR upgrade! Traded in on Prime in Mar. 2019
    2007 package 2 -- replacement for "the victim"
    2005 package 5 -- traded in on PiP in Dec, 2016
    2005 package 5 -- totaled in a rear ender in Dec, 2015
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