Long-time prii driver, short-time lurker

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Greenteapri, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Greenteapri

    Greenteapri Active Member

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    Hi! My name is Mike. I am happy to have found fellow like-minded prii owners. This place is amazing!

    Car history:

    I purchased my '13 prius III in 2013 with three miles on the odo. Currently, Pria has 87xxx mi on her; mostly road trip miles from Texas to Colorado x2, Grand Canyon x2, and Kentucky last year. It wasn't until last year, with 70xxx mi, on my Kentucky trip that I noticed she was burning oil. I check my oil at every gas fill-up religiously, thankfully. There was a small dollop of oil on the tip of stick!

    Since discovering the issues that plague this engine, I have taken a proactive role in ensuring (hoping) Pria dies old, like her predecessors do. (My gf has the gen2, which I convinced her to get ). She's at 177xxx.

    I've since Cleaned the egr system, MAF sensor, intake manifold and throttle body. I've also drained/filled the cvt oil and, just recently, installed a rear sway (which I love immensely!).

    I plan on swapping out the plugs early, installing more suspension mods, specifically a strut tower bar (though I don't know the difference between the four Cusco offers) and possibly more chassis upgrades. I have a set of Michelin energy saver plus' coming in today and I can't wait to get them on!

    Anywho, that's me and my Prii! I look forward to interacting with you guys! Cheers!
     
  2. Skibob

    Skibob Senior Member

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    Welcome. Don’t be ashamed to be a short time lurker, long time owner. Most of the newbies come here only after they start having problems.
     
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  3. Montgomery

    Montgomery Senior Member

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    Don't forget to post a pic of your ride! We all have done this! Welcome aboard!
     
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  4. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    well done and welcome! all the best (y)
     
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  5. Greenteapri

    Greenteapri Active Member

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    Funny thing is, I joined to upgrade the Prius :D:D:D. I didn't know it could be ;)
     
  6. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    now you're forewarned :eek:
     
  7. Greenteapri

    Greenteapri Active Member

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    That doesn't read ominous at all...I'm prone to mod-bug bites!
     
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  8. Greenteapri

    Greenteapri Active Member

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    Ok.
     

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  9. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Welcome to PriusChat!
     
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