Mendel Leisk's Recent Activity

  1. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread Sudden Coolant loss—I don't think it's the head gasket.

    Hotter plug doesn’t make engine run hotter, just makes plug less likely to get a build up.

    Dec 6, 2022 at 9:01 PM
  2. Mendel Leisk attached a file to the thread Normal?.

    Here’s ours, always looked this AFAIK. 3rd gen though. [ATTACH] Oh, see it’s quite different. :unsure:

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  3. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread 2013 v pump/electrical noise every 10 seconds.

    Not sure. This video is pretty good, worth a watch, might answer your question: [MEDIA] IIRC he ends up replacing both, but worth a watch.

    Dec 6, 2022 at 6:19 PM
  4. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread Exhaust shield necessary?.

    96k kms. That's not mine in the pic btw..., but ours is in good shape.

    Dec 6, 2022 at 6:13 PM
  5. Mendel Leisk attached a file to the thread Super cold (around 15 degrees) start this morning, engine started very rough.

    You could just loosen the nut slightly, then switch over to the E8 socket. There's no real advantage though, and outside chance the E8...

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  6. Mendel Leisk liked ChapmanF's post in the thread Super cold (around 15 degrees) start this morning, engine started very rough.

    Well, the debated part is the strength of the belief that EGR is behind the gaskets failing. As far as I've seen, no one is debating...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 2:46 PM
  7. Mendel Leisk attached a file to the thread 2012 PIP 90k service - highway robbery?.

    For 3rd gen and specifically the plug-in (it's the same as reg 3rd gen), right? It's basically an oil/filter change, tire rotation, and...

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  8. Mendel Leisk attached a file to the thread Exhaust shield necessary?.

    This attached pic (kudos to the person who posted here, years back) shows 'em all; well except the very front one. I have an ongoing...

    Prius 2010 Underside Photo - original.JPG Dec 6, 2022 at 2:26 PM
  9. Mendel Leisk liked PriusHead05's post in the thread Exhaust shield necessary?.

    Well, maybe I should have looked before I spoke. The metal shield is there, but a plastic cover is hanging down and looked pretty...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 2:21 PM
  10. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread Exhaust shield necessary?.

    I'd get it. There's a school of thought, not unreasonable, that all this stuff is superfluous. I just don't subscribe to it, figure if...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:46 PM
  11. Mendel Leisk liked PriusHead05's post in the thread Exhaust shield necessary?.

    Yes. That's the one.

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:45 PM
  12. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread Gen 5 tire sizes.

    Too, maybe we need to wait for official 5th gen tire specs. If these are the correct sizes, there's a not insignificant 1/2" difference...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:42 PM
  13. Mendel Leisk liked Trollbait's post in the thread Gen 5 tire sizes.

    I, and apparently @Prashanta , took your post format to be grouping the wheel sizes together by model year, not small or large equipped...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:28 PM
  14. Mendel Leisk replied to the thread Sudden Coolant loss—I don't think it's the head gasket.

    Same here.

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:21 PM
  15. Mendel Leisk liked ChapmanF's post in the thread Torque wrench -- what "range?" Christmas gift.

    I haven't gone as far as checking with weights, but I've occasionally pitted my various torque wrenches against each other, including...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:11 PM