Hillsboro, OR Maintenance Meetup

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  1. Rebound

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    Let's do this!
    I have a fully-stocked garage and a lot of knowledge of Gen III Prius (2010-2015) maintenance. I can host three cars at a time at my house for a weekend meetup, in in the garage and two in the driveway.


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    I'm an hour or two north of you and would be willing to show up to assist / learn more about Gen3 as I'm mostly familiar with everything Gen2 related.
     
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    It'll be great to see your Prius Camper!
     
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    i'll bring the beer!
     
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    You always say that but we know the routine... We don't buy any beer because you said you would and then you don't show up and no one gets a beer. I must admit it's a great trick to keep us sober, but we're not falling for it this time!
     
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    :-O
     
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    You at least have family in Nor Cal;).

    And still haven't stopped by one of our meet ups:whistle:.

    Maybe sometime soon (pandemic willing)(y).
     
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    I don't know if I could handle @bisco in real life? He's such a legend online there's no way he could successfully represent his online legend in real life...
     
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    I'm willing to roll those dice;).

    But it takes two to tango :).

    I have wine country to offer as enticement here:whistle:.

    Hopefully you have some more to offer than warming weather:cool:.

    Maybe some day(y).
     
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    i can barely handle me in real life :oops:
     
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    Hey Portland folks!
    I put a cat shield on my Prius a few weeks back. I bought a rivet setting tool for this task, so if you order a shield, we can install it at the meetup.

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    did you guys pick a date. I may swing by to say hi. I'm new to the group but kind of married to the Gen3 now as I have two of them. Just started to get back into the "car business", after some dealer muck-ups. Nice garage floor by the way. Don't need plates for the food I guess, since floor is so clean!
     
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    i think i just need to get a couple of those cat shield stickers!
     
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    Now that we’ve got you, we’re a group of two, so it’s a start.
     
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    im up for sometime in later October. I think prius camper mentioned he might drive down. not sure exactly what work ill have to do at that time. but I have egr system cleanout, OCC, and mouse-proofing on my list. I got some pretty chewed up air baffles on the 2010 - but it probably came from the PO, as we got it used. or at least that's what I tell my wife so she thinks we don't have mice roaming around inside the car. :) I attempted to pickup some used (unchewed) baffles from the junkyard over the weekend. 3 prius, I managed to get 2 intact left-side baffles and one right side baffle with about a quarter-sized hole chewed out of it. On mine, I have about a tennis ball sized hole - way bigger than a mouse. they must have been hungry for that tasty soybean-based plastic!
     

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    Ok! We can mouse-proof your car.
    We’d pull out the wiper assembly and the tray beneath it, then we’ll put some thick chicken wire over the cabin vent entrance. There’s a second one in the rear as well. That will keep critters out of your cabin. We can’t keep them from the engine bay, but we can probably cover the air intake snorkel with chicken wire, so they don’t nest inside your air cleaner.
    It would be very easy to replace your spark plugs in the midst of this, but plugs are expensive and have a 100K mile replacement interval.
     
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