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Tombukt2
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Tombukt2

Senior Member, Male, from Durham NC

Got the 08 lifted 40mm today hell getting studs out of top plates May 12, 2024

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    1. htcmember
      htcmember
      hi @Tombukt2,

      Could you please share me these techstream FW for Prius/Lexus CT gen 3? :)
      I would love to try on it and flash it into my car for a trial and share experience on the group too.
      I've recently changed these egr valve and new intake manifold but seem that I still feel the rough/shaking issue even it's better than before of the replacements.
      thanks again and have a wonderful night :)

      Riley (htcmember)
    2. ColoradoCrow
      ColoradoCrow
      Tom, I have a friend looking for a gen 2 . any Ideas on a good used one? His budget is slim...trying to figure what he needs to save? $3K? More or less?
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        And where might this person be Can this person do anything does he have tools of any sorts or is this just like somebody's kid they need to plop in a car because they need them to go away?
        May 24, 2024
      2. ColoradoCrow
        ColoradoCrow
        He has some tools and knowledge. Mechanically inclined.
        May 24, 2024
    3. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      Got the 08 lifted 40mm today hell getting studs out of top plates
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    4. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      Had to pick up a 2012 Chevy Volt to replace the generation 3 since we can't get it to do right no matter what we do
    5. OldMage
      OldMage
      Texted about the MFD, haven't seen a reply, figured I'd try you here.
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Look man I deal with a lot of incompetence everyday complete and other morons I have your stuff ready to go I need to look and see if I have your address You have my phone if you still need the stuff let me know I'll break it down tonight and get it in a box
        May 20, 2024
    6. Freeus5
      Freeus5
      Hey Tom, you had asked me how far I am from Westchester. Is there some place there I can get this engine swapped out?
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        I was using that as a locator I know people all over the country that work on these vehicles and other things Tell me where you are basically
        Mar 23, 2024
      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        I'm at 9198920363 too
        Mar 23, 2024
    7. OldMage
      OldMage
      Hey Tom, you got part # for RA65 starter solenoid contacts & plunger? My older boys are really wanting to help me get my coupe running again. Does the starter type matter much? I remember Mark (RA24man) spec'ing a specific starter for my build.
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Text my phone if you do that 919-892-0363 I can get you sorted out two or three different ways not an issue Happy to help
        Mar 9, 2024
    8. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      [email protected] or 919 892 0363 up early bed late. Old military. Lots of pieces for these cars
    9. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      Picked up another 08 green mint leather interior looks like it was just taken out of the garage and taken out of service
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    10. vvillovv
      vvillovv
      Sorry it looked strange to you. I thought since you are in a similar area you have a better idea of where the person could get service. Looks like 2 posts of all that person is gonna make anyway.
    11. vvillovv
      vvillovv
    12. ColoradoCrow
      ColoradoCrow
      Tom, I sent you an email about selling my 08 Gen 2 with 128K miles.. Prices are all over. I've seen local gen 2 go for $9k with 180 miles on them. I think I have it fairly listed at $7,200. What do you think? I have had people ask about delivery. I could do that and fly home but not sure how to proceed with a sale. What do you think? Know anyone who needs a great 08?
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      2. ColoradoCrow
        ColoradoCrow
        Yes. Rust free. No salt on the roads in CO. Garage kept.
        Jul 27, 2023
      3. ColoradoCrow
      4. ColoradoCrow
        ColoradoCrow
        What do you think of the photos?
        Jul 28, 2023
    13. bisco
      bisco
      i watched the map cleaning video, i think my back can withstand that amount of time under the hood. i'll get some crc maf cleanerand give it a shot.
    14. bisco
      bisco
      haha, no, it's an acronym for my old boston interior design company. it never occurred to me when customers started using it and laughing.
    15. bisco
      bisco
      i could probably do that. i'll look for a youtube video. i can't lean over the engine bay or my lower back goes out and i'm in traction for a week.
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        If you text my phone if you do that sort of thing I can send you some pics and won't be limited to this 420 characters in nonsense You won't have to bend over too much this is these two things I'm talking about are quick and you can stand pretty much straight up You might bend over for a second to undo the map sensor but nothing serious I mean a slight I don't know 5° bend over maybe I have sciatica and a bad back
        Jul 15, 2023
      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        And I'll send you the part numbers tomorrow afternoon for the ones I ordered they're like $12 a piece I ordered two two different makes they all look the same and they fit hundreds of cars
        Jul 15, 2023
      3. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Do you work for Nabisco You know the cookie company
        Jul 15, 2023
    16. bisco
      bisco
      i'll ask the mechanic to look at the map first, then move on to the egr. i hope he is amenable, sometimes they insist on doing things their own way.
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Oh you have no way to do this at home or in the apartment parking lot or what have you I mean it's just two 10 mm in a plug spray it off with the carbon choke cleaner look down the whole see if there's any oil build up if there is give it a shot in the hole let that stuff air out put it back on and start the car
        Jul 15, 2023
      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Here here again a coat hanger say 13 14 in long with a half inch bend on the end take off that metal tube going to the intake from the EGR cooler and run that down the intake manifold use your shark rocket or your shop vac pull a vacuum on that hole that you just ran the reamer down that pulls most of the crap out
        Jul 15, 2023
    17. bisco
      bisco
      i don't have any lights, and it has been going on for a few weeks now.
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      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        9298920363 You can text or whatever and maybe not have the 420 character limit or something
        Jul 15, 2023
      3. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        What I can tell you on your intake If you take off the metal pipe that goes from your cooler to your plastic intake set it aside of course make sure it's clear and run a reamer down that plastic intake that's the passage that connects the four ports the ports
        Jul 15, 2023
      4. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        You can lose and all that stuff up with a coat hanger then suck it out with a shop vac and then just blow on the end of the plastic intake where the metal pipe goes and you'll be able to blow through there no problem I would be seriously shocked if they're that clogged on your car at 30K no matter what's been going on with the car That's not enough time for anything to
        Jul 15, 2023
    18. bisco
      bisco
      did you have any codes?
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Initially no was everything was flying under the radar when the rough running fart noise card in the spokes noise started when it got worse Yes and I will tell you what they are
        Jul 15, 2023
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      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        I'm looking for my notes I can tell you one was poor engine performance engine failed to start is the other one and there were two more and as soon as I cleaned the MAP sensor that stuff was gone I've never seen a map sensor make a car run like it was going to fall apart I've seen a lot of them go bad in other cars in other cars
        Jul 15, 2023
    19. bisco
      bisco
      hey, we're the same age! at 30k, can you think of any possibilities? my theory is clogged intake ports due to the thousands of times it has come on, gone through the warm up stage and shut down because i'm driving ev. hard to believe it's plugs, coils, maf, throttle body etc. at that mileage, and i've only ever used mobil gas. i tried to make a video, but it only does it under load. even worse on regen
      1. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        Car has 30K? Try cleaning the map seriously. I couldn't believe how bad the car was running clean the map and it stopped now it doesn't every so often so I'm changing the map they want to be here tomorrow
        Jul 15, 2023
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      2. Tombukt2
        Tombukt2
        In text stream when I scan the car it was showing me an orange all these bad values supposedly for my throttle body which to me made no sense as soon as I cleaned the map all of that stuff in orange magically went away so I guess the map sensor will obviously has something to do with the throttle body and it's control
        Jul 15, 2023
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    20. Tombukt2
      Tombukt2
      Pretty funny apparently I can't post to the forums I think that's hilarious
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