Mendel Leisk
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Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Retired

Mendel Leisk

Cloud Watcher, Male, 70, from Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Happy to be here Jul 14, 2021

Mendel Leisk was last seen:
May 25, 2022 at 9:49 PM
    1. 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
    2. 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 .
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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.
    7. ASRDogman
      ASRDogman
      That's it! Thank You Very Much!
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    8. 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
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    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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?
    12. 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?
    13. wr69
      wr69
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      2. alftoy
        alftoy
        Used the Oxi-burst no name brand from Superstore for $4.50 for a tub. Basically sodium carbonate, sodium percarbonate. Urnex coffee espresso machine cleaning cleaners have the same ingredients. Just used Oxi-burst on my coffee stained french press micro filters and urns, stainless steel came out like new.
        Oct 22, 2021
      3. wr69
        wr69
        thx again, i competed the EGR clean a month or so ago. was going to write up some notes for everyone's benefit. the oxy-clean worked, but took overnight soaking and a few clean/spray cycles.
        Nov 14, 2021
      4. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Nov 14, 2021
    14. seeker311
      seeker311
      Hey Mendel. The prius chat app for Android is not working for me today and I cannot find it in the Google play app store. Have you heard anything about this?
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I'm relatively unaware of these comments, only check in very infrequently.
        Oct 7, 2021
    15. Katsu Curry
      Katsu Curry
      Hi Mendel. Sorry, I didn't see an option for Private Message. I'm refurbishing a 2004 Gen 2 Prius. I'm in Vancouver and trying to find a reasonably priced 12V battery (on a very tight budget). You had mentioned something about Canadian Tire having a Motomaster that might work and you considered buying it. Did you ever get a new battery? Any recommendations? Thanks.
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Have not replaced yet, but still likely to go with CT option.
        Jul 24, 2021
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    16. Pulse07
      Pulse07
      Hi Mendel Leisk, Private message is not working for me. I saw your advice that toyota 1F7 Classic Silver Metallic is a match for the silver part of the alloys and Hubcaps. Do you know the paint code for the black part of the hubcaps?
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Like the song, black is black? Though there ARE colour-match blacks. I’ve picked up universal black touch up pens in past. One complication might be mat vs satin vs gloss though.
        Jul 19, 2021
    17. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Happy to be here
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    19. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Climbing towards the light; I hope…
    20. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Just happy to be here :)
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 9, 1951 (Age: 70)
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
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