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06-24-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Vitamintv

Wow congrats on 400k miles! Sorry to hear about...

Wow congrats on 400k miles! Sorry to hear about the accidents.
06-18-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

Here is a long awaited update, and resolution....

Here is a long awaited update, and resolution. For those of you who predicted a failing HG, you all called it.
...
04-29-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Vegasaurus

Yep. I had mine done here:...

Yep. I had mine done here: http://hybridautocenter.com/HAC4/

The owner is an electrical engineer. In addition to servicing hybrid battery packs, he buys wrecked Nissan Leafs and uses their guts to...
04-26-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Vegasaurus

Can confirm, had one cell replaced in my 2007...

Can confirm, had one cell replaced in my 2007 Camry Hybrid. It was less than $300 out the door.

Just search google/yelp/whatever for a Prius specialist. Stay away from chains or anyone that...
04-26-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By EvilEwok81

I agree with gshadow and Raidin on this. My...

I agree with gshadow and Raidin on this. My father has a 2006 Toyota Prius (Purchased used in 2009 w 35k) and his is still going strong with only normal maintenance required on it since having it. I...
04-26-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By gshadow325

your post doesn't give someone perspective it...

your post doesn't give someone perspective it gives and opinion on another model vehicle.

Without looking hard enough for someone to repair it. You are stuck paying the dealership to fix it. As...
04-16-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

mini update: saw a flaw in how I routed the...

mini update:

saw a flaw in how I routed the hoses for the catch can. oil accumulates and settles at the bottom of the "U" shaped bend. I went ahead and re routed it and made it more simple, and...
04-16-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By ramenboy

:eek2: whoa... that's interesting. not ready...

:eek2:

whoa... that's interesting. not ready to give up on this design yet, for sure. i mean the new bmw x2 has very similar lines. so i think for lexus to pull the plug at all was a little...
04-15-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

Last Words: -Will keep driving the car for...

Last Words:

-Will keep driving the car for the next few days and keep under observation
-If issue persists and CEL comes back on ... will get injectors checked. Willing to even go as far as...
04-15-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

OKAY, and 4-5 hours later, we're done! Prior to...

OKAY, and 4-5 hours later, we're done! Prior to heading home, I topped off with pink coolant to make up for what we spilled. Upon start up, the car did "shake violently" for a good 20-25 seconds, my...
04-15-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

Lastly, the Oil Catch Can (Respect, to the guys...

Lastly, the Oil Catch Can
(Respect, to the guys over at Prius Chat on this one)

https://i.imgur.com/pg0URIv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/emBFC1q.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5yTn3tb.jpg...
04-15-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

Gaskets galore! ...

Gaskets galore!

https://i.imgur.com/OuDIpBs.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/rJelt3y.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RJF1OVk.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RizLvyn.jpg

(forgot to take pics of the metal gaskets...
04-15-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

While intake mani was off, figured I'd go ahead...

While intake mani was off, figured I'd go ahead and clean anything/everything that was easily accessible

https://i.imgur.com/xHozYVI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iXPjeim.jpg...
04-15-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

hooray for wire brush thingee's and 3 cans of...

hooray for wire brush thingee's and 3 cans of parts cleaner
(parts cleaner not pictured)

https://i.imgur.com/rUWdqvj.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Gf5kfZ7.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Dap5JkL.jpg...
04-15-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

most of you have already seen the youtube videos...

most of you have already seen the youtube videos on intake mani cleaning and egr cleaning, so i'll skip the tech talk and go straight to pictures:


oil under TB, collecting in the intake mani....
04-15-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By chargerfan

UPDATE TIME: a friend who owns a shop...

UPDATE TIME:

a friend who owns a shop suggested that I stop clearing my CEL's. he recommended to keep the CEL and check on it every day to see if new CEL's occur. I went ahead and listened to him,...
03-15-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By synrgy350

Thanks for posting such detailed information on...

Thanks for posting such detailed information on your car Raidin! I sometimes lurk over at priuschat, and noticed a lot of people blaming clogged EGR systems for head gasket problems. Apparently when...
03-11-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By lexusrus

I'm just happy to hear that you got it all fixed...

I'm just happy to hear that you got it all fixed and back on the road.
03-06-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By huy33

It's really good to see that you believe in the...

It's really good to see that you believe in the CT that much to spend that kind of money to have it fixed up ready to go again especially since you're in the courier business and it's all about cost...
03-05-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By ramenboy

glad you got the ct back, raidin! if it...

glad you got the ct back, raidin!

if it lasts another 300k, then $5400 is worth it.

i plan on keeping my ct for a long time too
02-11-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,985
Posted By Vegasaurus

as always, thanks for your continued input! ...

as always, thanks for your continued input!

best of luck
12-25-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Trexus

So glad to hear it wasn't a major problem. Glad...

So glad to hear it wasn't a major problem. Glad to see it was fixed and you're back on the road. You're very close to the 400K miles mark. Congrats and happy driving...
12-20-17, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By gshadow325

I don't know about you, but I was worried about...

I don't know about you, but I was worried about the fate of the courier CT for a moment!!
12-19-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By ramenboy

glad it turned out to be a relatively easy fix! ...

glad it turned out to be a relatively easy fix!

glad its back on the road!
12-09-17, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By SalsaBoiii

Exclamation Car vlogger with ct!!!!

There's a car modding channel/company on YouTube called Throtl, and one of the members just bought a CT to modify!!! I'm suuuuuper stoked to see what's in store.

Here's the link to the video:
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