Old Wrench It
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Old Wrench It

Member, Male, 64, from San Diego, CA

Visiting family on East coast, a sister gave me a 2005 Prius with 91k on it. Seems to be running well. Suggestions as I drive it to CA? Nov 27, 2018

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Dec 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM
    1. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Visiting family on East coast, a sister gave me a 2005 Prius with 91k on it. Seems to be running well. Suggestions as I drive it to CA?
    2. Chris HV
      Chris HV
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        Old Wrench It
        Just saw this... will try the contact
        May 22, 2018
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    3. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Reinstalled it, drove a short 4 miles and it seemed fine. Had only been getting 40 mpg at best prior, got 53 mpg on short test.
    4. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Finally felt satisfied with pack yesterday z
      1. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        Terminal nuts NOT holding tight easily received the locknut washers making nice tight connections
        Apr 27, 2018
      2. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        After Intake manifold, EGR and cooler cleaning am getting a nice city mileage around 55 mpg, but highway and/or hills is more like 44mpg...I do see one more suspect battery pack and still getting code for battery pack needing replacement though it's overall behaving much better. If I had a nice garage would invest in an cheap cherry picker to help move battery in and out of vehicle
        May 11, 2018
      3. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        Ended up re threading both of some terminals and nuts. Used m5 .8 on both. Also discovered what I think is the best cleaner for the nickel coated copper nuts, WD40 lithium grease cleans them great. Don't use vinegar, it will eat the nickel off.
        Jun 9, 2018
    5. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      0 not O, found it.
    6. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Anybody know what POB4C on Gen 3 Prius, 2010 , means?
    7. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Anybody know how to test 2010-2015 TOYOTA PRIUS BATTERY VOLTAGE SENSOR 89892-47020 OEM B6418
    8. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Any Prius DIYers in San Diego area?
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      Old Wrench It
      The modules I suspected by noticing there voltages fall faster are definitely on the weak side.
      1. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        Just doing a fast load check doesn't work. The discharge rate needs to be examined and then further tested for those modules discharging faster than .01 volts per 3 seconds. If it's discharging faster than .01 volts per 2 seconds it's highly suspect even at .01 v per 3 secs it should get at least a 10 minute discharge watching for sharp decline, if it stays near or above 7 volts for 20 minutes it should be good
        Apr 2, 2018
    10. Old Wrench It
      Old Wrench It
      Load testing modules, how long you run a load test on a module?
      1. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        Started with 7.8 volts with a 12 volt headlight load. After 23 minutes it is still at 7.05. It's taking between 2 to 3 minutes to drop another .01 volts
        Mar 31, 2018
      2. Old Wrench It
        Old Wrench It
        Looking around found on http://www.hybrids.co.nz/ that a range of 40 to 75 minutes is an extensive test to make sure of the quality of a battery's strength values. The quick test on my original modules seems to indicate they're all still 'good'. But did notice some that seemed to start dropping more quickly than others, so will go back to do more intensive tests on the ones that drop voltage faster
        Apr 2, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Apr 1, 1954 (Age: 64)
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Occupation:
    disabled but getting better
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Over educated in too many fields, AA level in electronics, life time home mechanic, MA in theology, General Contractor Construction, Potter Sculptor Kiln builder, and all around nature lover

    4 Prius vehicles,
    2005 Prius
    2010 trim 2
    2012 trim 2
    2013 Prius C trim 3