help with maintenance

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by misterdean, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. misterdean

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    i gotta do something besides worry about it. i followed a guide i found on here to get those battery readings from the center console. figured that was the proper thing to do but mendal said those measurements are meaningless use a volt meter. you are now the second person to recommend the volt meter. it's either buy the volt meter buy a battery or do nothing. it's not like i have any other suggestions at the moment besides charge the battery. to be honest i am considering that but wasn't sure if it was detrimental to charge a battery that tested good.
     
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    not with a proper charger.
     
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    mendel has other suggestions in post #2
     
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    now that you've clarified the 10 mpg drop, you'll probably get different advice.

    are you aware of the gas tank bladder issue?
     
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    what is a proper charger? i was thinking about charging it at home with a trickle charger.

    i am not aware of a bladder issue. pretty much everything i have read suggests tires and 12v.
     
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    trickle should be fine.

    gen 2 prius has a rubber bladder that expands and contracts on a whim. single tank results can be misleading, and only long term tank averages are close to accurate.
     
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    EDIT - this isn't about fuel economy any more so i will post in troubleshooting.
     
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