Mendel Leisk
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Mendel Leisk

Underfoot, Male, 71, from Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Happy to be here Jul 14, 2021

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    1. Dennis G Waller
      Dennis G Waller
      Where can I obtain an official Toyota repair manual for a 2020 Prius prime
      Dennis Waller
    2. Sacko107
      Sacko107
      Thanks so much for the response. I think I’m in the “final countdown “
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    3. Sacko107
      Sacko107
      Hi Mendel. In a 2021 post by Ilovegirls about head gaskets you explain why coolant blows out the coolant reservoir. Very helpful thank you.
      I have coolant blowing out the reservoir consistently on my 2013 PriusV (237,101). Bars & K-Seal have worked since about 130,000 mi. Question- Is this the “death rattle” or are there bandaids that will extend the life without a full head gasket repair?
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        I’d start a thread, I’m not really expert. With your history, I’d look for a salvage engine. Some have used 4th gen, or just sell. See @Ragingfit video on that transplant, pinned at top of Prius v mod’s forum (weird location but makes sense). You’ve been bandaging for over 100k.
        Aug 16, 2022
    4. LKasdorf
      LKasdorf
      Hello Mendel. In one of your posts, you suggest that people send you a message and you will send back a link to a service manual. I could really use the service manual for 2ng gen Prius. Thanks very much! Lynn Kasdorf
    5. Lemon Drizzle
      Lemon Drizzle
      Hi Mendel. I would like to replace my valve stem seals and need an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to do this including part numbers. Do you know of any threads or videos that show this? I can't work with a general overview of the procedure. I need specific instructions. Many thanks for your help.
    6. bigrin
      bigrin
      Mr. Leisk, is there a video on how to fill transmission fluid from above as you have done? thanks... CR
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Not sure, haven't seen one. I just heard the suggestion, to use a hose extension on a funnel, worked well. Keep outside diameter of the hose around 5/8" and it should fit. It's good to have a helper pouring, so you can keep an eye on it; have them stop when it starts to overflow. You can pour 3 quarts/litres before you have to start being careful; it'll take about 3.5.
        Jul 1, 2022
      2. bigrin
        bigrin
        Thank you sir. Saw some of your comments on egr cleaning, replacing cooler etc. Currently at 99K on my 2014 prius v, and just cleaned the egr pipe. It was clogged a bit. Now nice and clean, and veh runs well. Do you think I need to replace the cooler as some have suggested? Thanks... bigrin
        Jul 4, 2022
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      3. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Some have a replacement cooler, pre-cleaned, to save down time. Or if it’s proving impossible to clean original. Other’n that, I would just clean what you have, which should be doable at your miles.
        Jul 4, 2022
    7. TheRedRocker
      TheRedRocker
      Hi Mendel,
      I am considering a 2013 PIP with 58K miles. I am a DIYer, can handle EGR.
      I will check the battery and test drive.
      Do you have any other advice? bisco recommend not buying any Gen 3, so I'm wary.
      Thank you,
      Lee
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      2. TheRedRocker
        TheRedRocker
        Thank you, Mendel, I appreciate your advice.
        So hearing the pressurizing and grunt sound are good sounds? I will read up on Gen3 brake booster.
        Jun 24, 2022
      3. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        The pressurizing sound, just so you can recognize, is what you typically hear when first opening the drivers door. After that it should be quite infrequent. If you hear it often, say every 30 sec subsequently, and/or grunt sound when stopping, it’s sign booster pump is failing. You’re looking at $2~3k to fix through dealership. There is warranty extension, but with time and mile limit.
        Jun 24, 2022
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      4. TheRedRocker
        TheRedRocker
        Thank you, Mendel
        Jun 27, 2022
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    8. Tim Jones
      Tim Jones
      Sold my v
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Are you out of Prius then?
        Jun 7, 2022
      2. Tim Jones
        Tim Jones
        Yes
        Jun 10, 2022
    9. vvillovv
      vvillovv
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        It said I needed a password, with both links.
        May 3, 2022
      2. vvillovv
        vvillovv
        allowpc
        May 3, 2022
      3. vvillovv
        vvillovv
        I had a choice of Private (which only let me see the vid) or password protected. I would have just posted it to the Brakes thread if it didn't need a pass ----
        May 3, 2022
    10. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      Mendel you have regular Email mines [email protected] get in touch I've done pictures of my gen 3 intake w 240 or so K miles on it . I can almost push a ball point pen through all four EGR ports in each port of intake . But HG failed and very quickly too .
    11. pnw_jk
      pnw_jk
      HI Mendel, thank you so much for the PDF guides for the 2016 Prius! Helped me change my oil for the first time on this car. I was wondering, do you have any of the PDF manuals for changing the engine and inverter coolants?
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      2. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Just noticed this. Will check what I've got and pm you
        May 2, 2022
    12. Purrius
      Purrius
      I'm not sure if this is the best way to ask, but you seem to be very affluent with information on the 2010.
      I'm looking to block my grill in CNY right now in the winter. If I've read right, I need to keep the upper grill on the driver's side uncovered. Do you know if that's accurate? Thanks so much!!
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        I’m inclined to leave upper grill completely open. It’s quite a small area, and that’s where the inverter rad is. I do 50% of lower down to freezing, 100% if it’s steadily below freezing
        Jan 31, 2022
    13. Frank1234
      Frank1234
      I have a question, so my gen 2 is little louder than use to be and according to my research it looks like the crankshaft bearing is the culprit so the question is what I should do in terms of how to deal with this, can i keep driving like that, can this be fix or do i am about to need a new engine, any help will be highly appreciate
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      2. Frank1234
        Frank1234
        So stupid me, I just figured out last oil change I grabbed the wrong gallon of oil from my storage and ended using my gen 3 oil by mistake on my gen 2 (0w20) so I did the oil change again with the 5w30 and problem solved noise gone hopefully no damage was done, wrong oil was only 1 month in the engine.
        Jan 20, 2022
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      3. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        There's been a few 2nd gen owners that switched to 0W20. I think you're being prudent though; I've been tempted to switch to something like 5W20 off-and-on. But Toyota 0W20 all I've every put in, it's had zero consumption between changes so far, so I better not jinx it lol.
        Jan 20, 2022
      4. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        That’s the Yaris engine . It can be dealt with but more folks than not are going to want to remove the engine assy to do it. So I’d look at a JDM low mileage take out . They still make this engine today. Plentiful in JDM trim they’re also a very high HP output engine for the rally car etc. good luck
        Mar 22, 2022
    14. jimolson
      jimolson
      Mendel, my thanks to you for your many helpful comments to my PriusChat postings through the years. Can you suggest where I might find a pin-out diagram for the MAP sensor on a 2010? I'm trying to trace an open ground lead problem (P0108) using a wiring sniffer tool from my office.
    15. ASRDogman
      ASRDogman
      That's it! Thank You Very Much!
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    16. ASRDogman
      ASRDogman
      Hey, I can't find the post from the last few days that have the photo's of the wooden ramps you just made. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks
      1. Mendel Leisk
    17. drbtz
      drbtz
      Hey Mendel, I'm still riding on the OEM brakes at 125K and they seem to have a lot of life left. I have no reason to believe the back calipers are sticking because MPG but read some info saying the bolts are prone to sticking. Worth taking apart and lubing before Midwestern winter?
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Yes, definitely they’re overdue. Regardless of pad thickness, the recommended service interval is 30k miles or 3 years, in US. You can stretch a year or two, but periodic clean and relube is good. Do be cautious with rear brake assembly, and it’s a good idea to disconnect 12 volt neg for duration of service. And pump pedal before reconnect.
        Oct 31, 2021
    18. kobear18
      kobear18
      I already got a new radiator. I also suspect that my heater core is clogged too. I may just do a heater core bypass. I don't need heater here in winter anyways. I will still have to use bar's leak because it does seal the head. I just need to replace radiator once a year or so. I just want to get through this chip shortage.
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Think it’d be best you start a thread. I think if needed you might be able to flush out stop leak with 50:50 vinegar:water mix.
        Oct 16, 2021
    19. kobear18
      kobear18
      I just feed garden hose water into the lower hose of the expansion tank, It should be the same as flushing it by the lower radiator hose right? So I completely opened the drain valve / petcock and then force water into the lower hose of expansion tank. I felt a lot of pressure and still the drain valve / petcock only dripping NO stream of water. Does it confirm the radiator is clogged by the Bar's leak?
    20. kobear18
      kobear18
      Hi Mendel ... I guess I will message you for this question. I only have water in my entire system now so I guess I can do the flush in house. I just want to confirm my radiator is clogged. I opened the petcock / drain valve, only dripping drop by drop of water come out. It should be a stream of water come out. That is the first sign its clogged?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 9, 1951 (Age: 71)
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
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