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Toyota Prius thread?

Posted: Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 08:19
by T1 Terry
Are there any topics here that discuss the Toyota Prius in particular? Now I have my 2008 Brisbane taxi Prius registered it's time to start fiddling with it :twisted: It now has 710,000km on the original engine and drive train, the left hand drive shaft is up for replacement, apparently the battery was replaced with a second hand one from a wreck back in 2006 at around 600,000kms and at the moment it seems to be working fine.

Questions:
Does anyone know the voltage range of the battery pack?
Has anyone tried linking LYP cells directly to the Prius cells to extend the capacity/range?
What criteria determines when the ICE motor is engaged and can this be altered at all?

T1 Terry

Re: Toyota Prius thread?

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 03:47
by Phildo
Hopelessly late reply, and it completely fails to answer the actual question, but here's some other Prius-relevant info.

For mechanical and general info about Priuses (Priuii?) there are various US forums, including:

https://priuschat.com/forum/
http://www.priusonline.com/

As well as various other general Toyota forums.

Parts - for part numbers, etc, I'm using:
http://www.japan-parts.eu/
https://toyota.7zap.com/en/gr/prius/222 ... -aheebq/1/

First rule of the Prius: Get the Toyota Techstream software and a MiniVCI cable. The cable will cost around $20 from eBay or AliExpress.com. Older versions of Techstream are free.

Second rule of the Prius: Keep a 10mm spanner in the glovebox. When a Prius isn't happy for some reason then it won't go. By disconnecting the 12v battery (I disconnect the black negative clamp) and waiting a couple of minutes it resets the Prius computers and the car will probably then start. I've tried waiting 30 seconds and one minute, and it doesn't always clear the computers. So, stuff it, I set a timer on my iPhone for 2 minutes.

Re: Toyota Prius thread?

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 07:21
by jonescg
Several members have done the plug in hybrid conversion trick, but usually on older vehicles. I know EVric has one, hopefully he will chime in.

Re: Toyota Prius thread?

Posted: Sat, 26 May 2018, 13:47
by T1 Terry
Phildo wrote:
Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 03:47
Hopelessly late reply, and it completely fails to answer the actual question, but here's some other Prius-relevant info.

For mechanical and general info about Priuses (Priuii?) there are various US forums, including:

https://priuschat.com/forum/
http://www.priusonline.com/

As well as various other general Toyota forums.

Parts - for part numbers, etc, I'm using:
http://www.japan-parts.eu/
https://toyota.7zap.com/en/gr/prius/222 ... -aheebq/1/

First rule of the Prius: Get the Toyota Techstream software and a MiniVCI cable. The cable will cost around $20 from eBay or AliExpress.com. Older versions of Techstream are free.

Second rule of the Prius: Keep a 10mm spanner in the glovebox. When a Prius isn't happy for some reason then it won't go. By disconnecting the 12v battery (I disconnect the black negative clamp) and waiting a couple of minutes it resets the Prius computers and the car will probably then start. I've tried waiting 30 seconds and one minute, and it doesn't always clear the computers. So, stuff it, I set a timer on my iPhone for 2 minutes.
Thankyou Phildo. I've had to do the shut down reboot quite a few times now and at one stage I was thinking of just putting a Gigovac in line so I could save the spanner work :lol: I have since replaced the timing chain in an attempt to rectify a noise that sounded a lot like a chain grinding on the aluminium case. Seems my hearing isn't what it once was when it comes to diagnosing mechanical noises and although the tensioner was almost at its extension limit that wasn't what was causing the noise. As the noise has developed over the last few mths it now sounds like it could be an exhaust manifold gasket, the multi valve combined with the Atkins cycle cam profile gives a very different exhaust note than the otto cycle engines I'm used to working with so that threw me ... well that's my excuse anyway :lol:

T1 Terry