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Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a #4504856
09/01/17 08:40 PM
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couple cells in the Nimh battery pack, wheel bearing, and miscellaneous tinkering. A fad from last decade is finally in my reach! banana

I have Techstream "ebay edition" which apparently interfaces quite completely to these cars. But my generic scan tool was able to read cells 7 & 8 as being the duds. The car always runs when it's on and the rear seat makes a fan noise as a fail safe for the traction battery.



More later, chaps!

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504865
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
More later, chaps!

Tally-Ho !!!


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504867
09/01/17 08:50 PM
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What year, and how-many miles are on it?


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504868
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Be very careful you do not electrocute yourself if you replace the bad cells yourself.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504882
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It's a 2005 with 235k and I'm gonna watch lots of youtube videos before I tear into her. wink

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504884
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Hopefully you her running with minimal $$$

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504894
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Keep us posted!


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504897
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Probably one of the worst high millage buys one can make.......

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: CKN] #4504907
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Why?


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504911
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
More later, chaps!


Cheers Matey! laugh

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: CKN] #4504917
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Probably one of the worst high millage buys one can make.......
Nah I had a few worse, a '75 LTD wagon with 268 K miles. An '84 XJ6 with about 250 K miles. grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: CKN] #4504920
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Probably one of the worst high millage buys one can make.......


I've also got a 35 year old mercedes w123 diesel upon which the odometer broke around 2001. A different approach to the same problem. cheers

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504942
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Probably more fun to work on than drive. I got a prius as a rental in florida last year. It was a horrible car, i would not be able to stand driving it every day. I'd rather drive my ciera with no air, than a prius.


13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504950
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I'm thinking you're up to the challenge. Keep us posted on your progress.

Re: Got a rust free Prius for $750 and it just needs a [Re: eljefino] #4504977
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Sounds like that Prius is a good candidate for a GM LS1 swap.

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