What did you do to your Prius today?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Benggolf, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. jay_man2

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    Gave it the day off from work (worked from home), checked the fluids, conditioned the leather on the driver's seat, and drove to and from the gym.
     
  2. Rae Vynn

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    What I WILL do to my Prius today, is drive it to Portland, to the Convention center, park it, hopefully, near other Priuses, and attend the VegFest 2009

    See ya there! :p
     
  3. damack1

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    Today I broke down and read part of my owner's manual - the page that tells how to reset the oil change alert. I had to do this because the dealer failed to do it when I had my oil changed. Instead, they reset my odometer for me, which I really didn't want them to do.

    Anyway, I successfully reset the alert, and I've somehow found a way to move on from my odometer reset grief.
     
  4. patsparks

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    I had my learner driver son drive me across Adelaide to my work place. I was working today but worked from home. I needed some documents. I haven't checked the fuel consumption since but it was at 4.0L/100km before we left, I doubt it as good as that now.:Cry:
    We also dropped in to see mum on the way home.
     
  5. PriusRos

    PriusRos A Fairly Senior Member - 2016 Prius Owner

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    So sorry. That sucks. :mad:
     
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    cleaned the hatch glass today.
     
  7. Randall Rash

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    Hey, me too. A coat of Zaino Z-5, Z-8 and Z-CS (Clear Seal) made her look wet and shiny.
     

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    PriusRos A Fairly Senior Member - 2016 Prius Owner

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    Removed wheel covers. Washed him in Dawn and blow dried with the leaf blower. Applied Zaino All-In-One. Wiped off. Mixed Zaino Z-2 with ZFX accelerator and applied. Cleaned windows and solar roof with Armor-All Auto Glass cleaner. Cleaned spoiler and headlight/taillight covers with Meguiar's PlastX. Wiped off Z-2. Applied and wiped Z-6. Wiped wheel covers with Z-6 and put them back on the wheels (much harder than getting them off). Drove him to El Mariachi for dinner. He didn't come in with us though.
     
  9. Jim Calvert

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    Told it to play CD disk # 3. It almost always pays attention to my commands, and never gives me any sass. ;)
     
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    I filled the tank:

    • configured iPod touch as a recorder
    • at every 0.1 mile point, called out miles and MPG
    • drove neighborhood route to Shell station
    • filled up
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    Ran 'hill climb' test at 55 mph from Tennessee River and got Consumer Reports MPG to the top, 32 MPG. I love it when a plan comes together.

    Sprayed and wiped down interior and all glass.

    Bob Wilson
     
  11. Benggolf

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    Just used my finger nails to remove them. Heat them well enough and it comes of easily then remove the residue with WD-40. :)
     
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    Did another wipe-down with Z-6 because he gets dirty overnight. Then finished with Clear Seal. (I don't really like Clear Seal that much -- I find it hard to judge if I'm putting on too much or too little and I don't really see a noticable difference in shine.)

    Took him out for a nice long run and took a few photos. I probably drove about 60 miles but still only averaged around 51mpg because of all the hill-climbing. It seems there are a lot more uphills than downhills. There were a few stretches of dirt roads, so when I got back he was covered in a fine layer of dust and I had to wipe him down again with Z-6.
     
  13. Rae Vynn

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    Put a white oval "VGN" sticker on the back :p
     
  14. a priori

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    So glad to hear you are able to take your son and visit your mum. I'm certain it does her heart good to see such great reminders of her man!
     
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    I was reunited with my Prius today! I brought her home from the body shop and just stared!

    I was thankful for the tight and sure handling (in comparison to the Corolla rental) and a bit upset at the lack of auto-lights (again, in comparison to the Corolla rental).

    Also, I tested out the new horns I put on at the body shop. No, not those kinds of horns -- the ones that make sounds when you push on the center of the steering wheel!
     
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    I said hi to dad, he is in a box in the book shelf. My son will only go see his grandma under protest.

    So not this kind of horns?
     

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    Glad to hear your baby's back home! Enjoy!!
     
  18. a priori

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    Just keep taking him. He will have only so many chances to see her in this life. Some of us never had such opportunities!

    Not quite! More like these:
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    The one on the left is a low tone, and the one on the right is the high tone.

    I can't give you the sounds made when I press the switch, but here are the separate tones:

    Low Tone and High Tone. Please "note" these links give you the opportunity to save a file directly from the FiammAmerica website. Take your own precautions, if you'd like, but the files have been fine for me. I don't know how to upload wav files, otherwise I'd do a better job of providing the sound.
     
  19. a priori

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    Thanks, Maggie!
     
  20. Rae Vynn

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    A Priori, if you put THESE horns on your car, people might actually NOTICE you, and NOT run their vehicles into you!

    [​IMG]
     
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