Possible Monthly install meets. Bay Area-Fremont

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  1. acceleraptor

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    So been out for a while but getting back in and have 2 things I'd like to work on (without the obnoxious HOA guy who likes to complain about people working on their cars on their own driveways): a trans fluid flush, and possibly finishing screening my eng compartment penetrations against rodents.

    I've not read through mosta the 30 pages of posts since I first attended one o' these meets. Does the guy with the auto shop (PriusMPG?) still have his shop open? Are they still at his place or have the meets moved?
     
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    They’ve moved and only happened at @Rebound ’s place a couple of times in Fremont ;).

    Otherwise they have been north along 680: Lafayette and Fairfield :).

    You are welcome to stop on by at one of the upcoming ones. Keep monitoring here for more details (y).
     
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    Okay, whoa.. that's far, hahaha. I usually drive to Berkeley once every week or so and that already feels far..
     
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    I guess there're no meetups near Fremont anymore? Hmm..
     
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    Maybe @Pedal Logic will chime in and might have availability ;).

    That would make it about half way from Milpitas :).

    The trans drain and fill is easy to do at one of the meet ups(y).
     
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    Yeah, I'd wavered between changing it every 30k then getting suckered by Toyota's "good for the life of the car (our warranty periods)!" spiel. But also been busy so I'm coming close to 90k now and don't think it was ever done (though I should double check my service record docs). I don't think I've jackstands anymore or not sure where they are.
     
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    We’ve got them and a pump to make the change easy;).

    I’d change it sooner rather than later as the “lifetime” fluid claim doesn’t remove some of the break in debris. I changed the diff fluids in our 2017 Lexus RX450h at 6500 miles and they were both purple versus a reddish tint:cool:.

    While color doesn’t indicate the whole story, it told me an early change is worth something :).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    Let us know what day works for you, I can plan accordingly too. ;)

    Manager will take a long vacation in January so it would be perfect time for a meetup. :whistle:

    Perhaps lowering springs and strut tower bar while I’m at it? LOL :rolleyes:
     
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    As we get our calendar populated with January dates, I’ll have a better idea of what’s going on.

    But for me I believe the above identified Sunday works as of now :).

    If Pedal Logic chimes in with his availability, that might change though:cool:.

    But I’ll text him later and see what he thinks(y).
     
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    Sure, maybe we can plan one here in Fremont soon. Transmission refill isn't too bad.

    The rodent screening is best done if you also replace spark plugs, which is a 120K mile event. That's because you have to remove a bunch of the same stuff in both cases.

    I'd say we probably ought to do one or the other in a single day's meetup but not both... but if Ray comes, we'd probably get all of it done.
     
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    Good to see you post. Happy new year ;).

    I know you’ve been slammed with other things, so what’s your availability?

    Keep this updated and I’m sure we can work something out(y).
     
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    Would you have some things you’d like to do, or would this be for social aspects?
     
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    Both. I really want to change coolant n inverter.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Well that’s easy;).

    Where are you located :whistle:?

    Happy new year (y).
     
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    I'm in Milpitas. Just gonna do rodent screening and trans flush since I'm at least 30k away from spark plugs.

    My most convenient times're actually weekdays, M or F.

    Currently reading up on oil catch cans but nothing yet on what I want to do specifically about that. Curious about anyone else who's put one in or an air-oil separator, and, if so, how it's working, where they placed it, etc.
     
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    I have a catch can on our 2010 and I mounted on the front cross member;).

    Haven’t caught a lot of stuff, but it has caught some so that means it is working:).

    Maybe a Friday could work:whistle:.

    Our calendar comes tomorrow so the wife will then let me know what's available(y).
     
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    Ray, open a shop in Dublin lol
     
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    You got space at your palace:p.

    If so, pencil me in(y).
     
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    Depending on the weekend I may be able to come by.
     
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