Prius Plugin's lack of spare tire.

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by Cherazi, Mar 23, 2013.

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Prius Plugin's lack of spare tire.

Poll closed Mar 30, 2013.
  1. I was informed by the sales person

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  2. I do not care

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  1. rogerv

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    I'm honour bound to suggest we return to the thread topic before rumours of mutiny abound.:p
     
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    Yep. But we use the same spelling if referring to cars or (slang) for fancy dental work, but another if cooking steaks.
     
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    See no reason why the PIP tire inflator can't be used alone to add additional air without the slime. Seems like no reason to have to carry an additional tire inflator. The PIP included 12V tire inflator should work like any other portable 12V tire inflator to put extra air in the tires even without putting in the slime, enough to make it to a station or repair shop as long as the tire is not completely unfixable. I carry a portable Slime Digital 12V tire inflator in my GenII for that purpose.
     
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    The filler hose is attached to the bottle of goop.
     
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    Here's a pic of what I did to my Toyota supplied one, after attempting to buy a 10 amp portable air compressor and finding they're all 15 amps.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm waiting to hear the the total cost of repair after the Toyota Slime is used. To clean up the mess (TPMS, Tire and Wheel) so it can be made serviceable again...if it can with out total replacement.
     
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    the video even says not to use the slime if you can get toyotacare to come.
     
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    The Slime company apparently makes a TPMS safe Slime formula, such as Quick Spair, which cleans out with water.
    "Look for the yellow bottle and the TPMS Safe icon. Many of Slime’s Spair kits also feature TPMS Safe Sealant. If your vehicle has TPMS, try the Smart Spair or Safety Spair from Slime."
     
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    Ours is still in the plastic wrap and didn't realize this. Thanks for that info. Guess I will bring along my Slime Digital 12V Tire Inflator on an upcoming road trip in case we could get by with just an emergency tire inflate.
     
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    This photo is a nice modification. A few Prius users have used the 12V Tire Inflators, such as the Slime Digital that I have, without blowing the fuse. Filled up tires on 2 Prii while in ACC mode, and in Ready mode. It worked fine.
     
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    Yep, I read that other thread. I'm just a wuss when it comes to possibly overtaxing a complex electrical system such as is in our cars. It only took me an hour to do the conversion and it can be reversed to use the can of flat fix by just removing the hose. Now I'm happy and I won't worry.

    By the way, one of the benefits of doing it, was while pressure testing it to make certain the clamped hose wouldn't blow off at the straight nipple on the compressor I found that it has an internal pressure relief valve. It suddenly stopped increasing the pressure right at 55 psi.
     
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    yes, i wonder what the final costs will be, compared to a used donut.
     
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    Alot more than $35.
     
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    No, you really ought to add a tire plug kit, pliers and diagonal pliers (cutters) along with the pump.
     
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    This one from Harbor Freight works without blowing the fuse too, and it's under $10:
    [​IMG]
     
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