Mendel Leisk
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Mendel Leisk

Sand Pounder, Male, 70, from Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Happy to be here Jul 14, 2021

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Viewing thread Replacing Underbody Panels, Oct 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM
    1. 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 at 9:02 AM
    2. 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?
    3. 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?
    4. wr69
      wr69
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        It might be similar. The product I used was also powdered, called "Oxi-Clean Stain Remover. I see it in the "we found similar products..." section (in your link), except a very large box, for $49.32:

        I've got a 5kg (11 pound) box (of the Oxi-Clean Stain Remover), purchased from Costco Canada, I'd speculate for around $25 CDN. FWIW, it's also a good soak for (ahem...) certain smoking pipes.
        Oct 7, 2021
      2. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Sent you a pm with pic of the product I have; don't think you can post pics here.
        Oct 7, 2021
      3. 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 at 10:52 AM
    5. 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
    6. 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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    7. 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
    8. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Happy to be here
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    10. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Climbing towards the light; I hope…
    11. Mendel Leisk
      Mendel Leisk
      Just happy to be here :)
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    17. Steph1972
      Steph1972
      Got my PlugOut Power Inverter kit.
      This turns my prius into a generator for my house.

      Check out PlugOutPower.com
      They have a discount going on right now that saves you $200
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      #18612 Saturday at 3:24 PM

      Hello sir , hope you’re having time to look at this post I’ve seen today on the newbie forum , curious to know what you’re thinking of this , thanks for your time ....
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Sorry, no clue about stuff like that. :)
        Feb 16, 2021
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    18. Eugen
      Eugen
      Hi!2017 Prius I do have a coolant leak,dealer says is from my Exhaust Heat Recirculation System.The problem is that part is quite expensive and if I do it I just want to be sure is from there. How can I test it? I was thinking to bypass the exhaust gas heat exchanger linking those 2 water hoses with a metal pipe . I want to try this only to see if I still have the leak. What do you think about this idea?
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Maybe post a question, get a concensus. Electro.... is one member who REALLY knows his stuff, flag him and Chapman and so on. It’s got the CAT right? Around $3K.
        Jan 19, 2021
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    19. Johnrdl
      Johnrdl
      I hope you/family are well. I appreciate the information you provided last time I posted. I have 2010 Prius, Base 2 with 25,800 miles. It's 10 years old and need service advice: Brake fluid exchange, Coolant exchange inverter, Coolant exchange engine, Trans axle fluid exchange, HV fan cleaning. Thanks.
      1. Mendel Leisk
        Mendel Leisk
        Toyota USA recommends 15 yrs or 150k miles for inverter coolant. That said, 10 yrs or 100k is Toyo Canada recommendation.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      2. Johnrdl
        Johnrdl
        Most likely going to do brake fluid exchange, engine coolant exchange, and trans axle fluid exchange at end of month along with my oil change. Spoke with Toyota USA and said definitely sooner the better for all of them. Always appreciate the help.
        Jan 15, 2021
    20. FLdreamin
      FLdreamin
      Hi Mendel - got the Noco Gen1 Mini, but the dang thing comes with eyelets. My ground bolt is nicely rusted on and the front jump point isn't budging. Alligator clips would've been ideal here. Any ideas?
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    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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