What did you do to ur Gen III Prius today????

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sfv41901, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. M One

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    Yep, using just regular spray can 3x layers topped with 3x layers clear.
    The Prius engine runs so cool you don't need special paint.

    Sprayed it more than a year ago and see no deterioration of paint at all.
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    How do you rinse and dry the egr cooler if you’re using oven cleaner? I’m planning to do mine and I ‘m searching the best and safest way to do it ... thanks
     
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    Did you buy only the bg 109 or the three products ? Looks Interesting if it works, please give us updates of it .... thanks
     
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    I only used oxi, but I think oven cleaner make up is similar, just stronger. I rinsed thoroughly with hot tap water, then just let it air dry. Compressed air would help I think. It’s stainless too.
     
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    I did a research for oxi clean , boy , so many results, every company uses this term for all kind of cleaning products... may I ask you if you could just give the specific name or picture of the one you’re using ... thanks again
     
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    Here’s a Canadian Costco link:

    https://www.costco.ca/oxiclean-max-efficiency-stain-remover%2C-5-kg.product.100425415.html

    Other larger stores would also have this, maybe in smaller sizes, Walmart for example. In case the link is problematic:

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    Thanks for the clue , this should do the job !! image.jpg
     
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    Not sure, powdered is easiest to work with, economical and you can make concentrated and hot solution.
     
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    Oups , tought it was the same , think I’ll go with the oven cleaner anyway ...
     
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    i was thinking only high pressure hose was easiest, and also fastest. Ray once cleaned 3 egrs in 15 minutes, saved 3 prius lives including mine. No chemicals or pre soaks needed.
     
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    Love your idea , but I don’t own a pressure hose, hoping it is not too bad, I will go with chemicals to see , never done before....
     
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    Car wash bay has high pressure hoses, $2 for 4 minutes here. Water Pressure may vary.
     
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    Not sure, but maybe pressure wash harder on the cooler? There’s someone in another thread, engine transplant IIRC, had a coolant leak from the cooler, post cleaning. Not sure even what cleaning technique used.
     
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    How long did it take with the bbq cleaner?
     
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    Another question: the screw under the cooler , the one that is driving everybody crazy , do you really have to put it back ?? I looked at the pictures and I ´m not sure if it is a necessary one , makes the next egr cleaning easier if it’s already done... tell me if I’m wrong or crazy
     
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    Just the 109, which is the EPR. I bought the quart size because I want to try it on my Town&Country
    with 375,000 miles. I don't drive it much anymore, but I still want to do it. :)


     
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    You don't HAVE to re-install the nut, or stud. As long as you tighten up the others.

    You can get a pressure washer for $100, even less on sale. It will really make it easier, and faster.
    I didn't use it the first time, but it wasn't that clogged. But the 2nd time I did on the replacement Cooler.
    Clears it out quick! Then I used the oven cleaner. The water was black! I did it 3 times and by the 3rd time
    the water was pretty clear. Clear enough anyways. :)
    The pressure washer is not going to poke any holes in the cooler. Unless you have a 20,000 psi one with
    a pin hole size nozzle, then maybe.... But your standard 2-3000 psi washer will work great.

    Do not use oven cleaner on the egr valve! Use brake or carb cleaner and a brass wired brush.

     
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    Thanks a lot guys for your good advices and your time , I took notes..
     
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    Only use it on the cooler, not the valve,, it dissolves within a few seconds as for the pressure washer just go to the car wash and put a couple dollars in the machine

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