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  1. Hello everyone! I’m planning to buy a car for about 2.4-2.8m region and I’d like your suggestions on this regard. Currently Prius Gen2 has captured my attention and what to expect from a old car like that, what are the common repairs and how much the cost would be? economy and comfortability is my main concerns at the moment. TIA
  2. Hello Peeps, One of my friend is going to buy a used hybrid (2013) & got this hybrid battery report. Actually we are clueless what it says. We are more than grateful if any one could shed some light on this. TIA
  3. I had scan my vehicle and report as below. Please give me a best solution is it necessary to replace the ABS unit or can be repair it. Use utility menu and do break bleeding and zero down seloniod valve. That should fix the break related issues. Do it as replaced master pump so the memory will be erased and new learning patterns will be created. Thank you in advance
  4. Hi all. I'm looking to buy a car. I was looking at Prius 2010. Just wondering about the pros and cons of the specific modle, especially about the hybrid battery lifetime, ABS issue, fuel consumption and service maintain cost.. I'd really appreciate if someone help me out.. tnx 🙏
  5. Hi guys just bought a Prius 2015 and now the leasing company is asking to fit a GPS meter which they will provide me with. If i get the gps from the company, can i fix it by myself? is this a hard procedure? where can i get it done? And can i fix it without been visible to the passengers of the car? Whats the price?
  6. Hi all, I am looking to buy a car first time, so i am still could not finalize the car model which is going to buy, i am seeking for help from your side. thanks in advance. actually, i need to figure what will be the economical car? considering following points 1. Maintenance cost (parts, services etc) 2. fuel efficiency 3. second market 4. current price (my budget is 3million, going to buy used car) I selected following car models toyata vios, vitz, aqua, prius, corolla 121 Hope you will help to fiqure out the suitable car for me (i wont expect more features, base car is enough for me) if there any other (car model) suggestions also welcomed...
  7. Advice needed, my car's abs system is currently in need of a abs system replacement and I have found one at a reasonable price with a warranty, the only problem is it appears to be of a different Prius model ( 3rd gen but not 30 model) the mechanic said they would reprogram the abs system to match the car model. Is this a relaible fix?
  8. I need to buy a hybrid car.Which hybrid car should I buy?..feel free to comment the fuel consumption(km per litre)
  9. Nadia

    NSZT- W64

    Does anyone know a way to get the SD card for the Toyota set up NSZT-W64 ?
  10. As you all know the Japanese Domestic Model of the Prius comes with Japanese as both display and voice language. I was just wondering if it would be possible to change this to English. Does anyone know if this is possible? Cheers, Hansa
  11. Hi, I'm planning to buy my 1st car. I was interested in hybrid and EV models hoping they would be more economical but after reading some threads here it seems I'm wrong. I was looking about Toyota Aqua, Honda Fit (GP5), Honda Freed and Nissan Leaf(seems not so reliable for long journey) and seen more negative comments than I thought. I don't know much about cars(even my parents didn't have one) and I would like to here the opinions/suggestions from the experts. Below are some of my concerns. This is going to be my 1st car. Would be better if the maintenance is easier and economical in terms of maintenance and fuel consumption. I don't want to invest a lot in a vehicle. I prefer to have good resale value in case I want to switch to an EV model once it become more reliable here. My budget is 4m, but can go little up if it's worthy (have to obtain personal loan for around 2.5/3m). I would love if I can get something below that budget as I don't like paying lot of interest for a loan and loan interest rates are high now. Minimum of 5 seats and good boot space. Would love if 6/7 seater available at this price (like Honda Freed). I would prefer safer ones with 5 or 8 airbags (because in most cases would be driven with all seats occupied) Most of the time will be driven in Colombo city and would take for long journey on vaccations/special occasions. Love to have latest features in the interior. In terms of exterio body shape, I dont like box types(like in Suzuki Every) but that wouldn't be a deciding factor. More concerned about interior than exterior.
  12. Submitted by Benjamin Yong on September 30th, 2016 Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Driver technology powers each one of the company's hybrid vehicles. We all know the Toyota Prius family of vehicles are fuel-efficient. Some may even know it’s because of the automaker’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system that powers every hybrid model. But how does it work? Find out below. At the core of HSD is a twin motor-engine setup. A gasoline engine acts as the primary means of propulsion and an electric motor provides backup power and recovers surplus energy. The computer automatically switches between the two to deliver maximum fuel efficiency and a comfortable driving feel. Let’s dive a little deeper into the technology. When the vehicle is initially started up and all the way up to the mid-speed range, engine efficiency is at its poorest. As a result, the gasoline powerplant is shut off and the car runs solely off the high-output electric motor. During normal cruising, the main power switches over to the warmed up engine running at high efficiency, which directly drives the wheels. A generator is also engaged — via a built-in device that splits and diverts engine output — to produce electricity for the motor. In scenarios calling for rapid acceleration like passing on the highway, power is supplied simultaneously from both sources to boost performance. As soon as it’s time to slow down, the process happens in reverse. While the driver lets off the accelerator and/or gets on the brakes, the wheels turn the motor, now operating as a generator, converting rotational and braking energy into additional electricity used to charge a high capacity battery. This is known as regenerative braking. When the battery level dips down to a low level, the engine switches on the generator to begin the recharge cycle, ensuring the system maintains a healthy charge for optimum operation
  13. Hi All, I have seen this advertisement(from a famous hybrid service station) saying that it is possible to recondition/rebuild the "NiMH battery packs to perform at up to 95% of its original capacity". I called the place and got to know that, Procedure takes three days, Procedure called "Battery conditioning" and claims it's American technology, This is not cell replacement. Cost will depend on the condition of the battery(how much of the current battery can be recovered, they said) - Min cost is close to a second-hand battery pack Rebuild battery will be released with a 1-year warranty. They claim that after the rebuilding procedure it is good as brand new. Do you any of you have knowledge on this. Is it a legitimate claim and is it possible to do that? I searched the forum and couldn't find related topics. Hence decided to open a new topic.
  14. sosh

    Toyota Prius

    Is buying a 2nd gen prius (2008) a good idea at this time?? or should i consider a axio 2007 which is almost same in price? i am concerned about the cost on maintenance and all
  15. Hi guys..!! is a prius 2008 a good option when compared with an axio yom 2007?
  16. Dear friends I want to select Allion vs Prius Kindly help me to compare following Comfort Preformance Breaking Preformance Car controlling VSC, traction control etc New features Pl help me Thanks alot
  17. Hi Experts, When I start the car (only in cold start), there is an abnormal sound keep coming from engine bay for about 5 - 10 minutes. But when the engine gets warm, this sound disappears. It is clearly a rattling sound from the engine bay. When this sound is present, I can feel a little vibration to the interior of the car. This happens only when I start the car in the morning. When the engine is warm, this sound is not audible. Issue started 2 weeks back. No repairs were done to the car for last 12 months . What could be the reason? Car : Toyota Prius ZVW30 (mfd.year 2010) ODO Meter : 88,000 km Major Repairs : Complete steering rack and tie rods were replaced by Toyota Lanka 1 year and 2 months back due to a noise problem (at the cost of Rs. 114,000)
  18. Images are as follows for Floor carpet and Leather seat covers Total cost Rs 36000.00 from Custom car sailors
  19. Did a bit of a quick draw analysis on cars prices advertised on a popular local classifieds, maybe it can be of some sort of numerical substance for the many of the arguments here It's work in progress, hopefully we can discover something interesting. https://medium.com/@crunch/galle-road-wars-part-1-c9b3e534a5a
  20. I've been using this car for about 20 months now. when I got it it has done 56k and now 85k. during this period of time, I had to replace the low beam light several times, almost 8 - 10 bulbs I've replaced during the period. When I spoke to the previous user, who is a colleague at my work place, he also mentioned the same issue. Since the problem is known I had one spare bulb in the car this weekend, when I was travelling to Kandy, left side bulb went off, Upon reaching the destination I changed it. However when I stared the car last nyt to come back, the right side low beam gone off. Any good electricians who can attend to this. PN : My car developed a HV battery issue for last 6000km, I tried some diagnostics without changing the battery, nothing worked out well. last week I got a battery service done at Dilly's super in Panadura, where they cleared much of the oxidation from the bus bars. I've the pictures to post, but the capacity restrictions doesn't allows me to do so. During the trip to Kandy,the car did about 10% - 20% good on fuel. However I'm yet to confirm whether the HV problem is fully resolved or not.
  21. My car has done 69k so far. in terms of fuel also its doing quite well. however when I start the car, i hear a sound like rating when the engine warms up. when I asked Toyota Lanka they said to do the engine tune up & see. Since it is doing good on fuel and no difference in pulling power, would engine tune up help to resolve my problem. Anything other places to get an inspection done prior to go ahead with the tune up.?
  22. Hi all, Need your expert ideas on this. Planning to get a hybrid(Prius Gen-3 or Insight 2010), need to know which one is better? Key areas; Fuel Consumption Maintenance cost Safety and Performance Availability of spare parts Re-sale value Know issues (If any) Thanks in advance!
  23. I have sold my lancer & bought a Prius 3rd Gen (UK imported version) recently. What should be the correct engine oil viscosity for my car? Mfd. Year: 2010 Mileage: 35300 miles (approx. 56800 km) Driving conditions: weekdays very low traffic around 30 km per day / weekends long distance around 200km every weekend Yesterday the full service was done from Cl**n Pa*k and after that fuel economy reduced to 35 mpg on average. Usually it is between 50 - 55 MPG. Oil type used: Toyota 0W-20 SN Air filter replaced Oil filter replaced What could be the issue?
  24. hi guys today i pumped Rs.4000 worth petrol to my new prius gen3 and drove from nuggegoda to navinna. i checked my fuel meter just after pumping petrol, it indicates 4 gauges. but on my way to Navinna i noticed a drop of one gauge which is impossible for a prius. then again on my way back to Nugegoda it gained that lost gauge and i was surprised....hehe this is not the first time and few days back same thing happened when i was travelling to dabulla. that day i pumped rs 2000 worth petrol on top of the petrol which was there already and statrted heading towards Dabulla and as i reached Kurunagala i suddenlly notice that iam out of petrol, the last gauge was blinking so i pumped another Rs 4000 worth petrol. then i saw 7 gauges in fuel indicator, i was happy and start driving again. after driving for 6 km again it drop down to 6 gauges. after another 12km it drop down to 5 gauges then to 5 gauges in another 23km. I was shocked. At the end, there was only 3 gauges on the indicator when i reached Dabulla. on the next day when i start the car the indicator showed 5 gauges again and i was more shocked....hehe. so i took the car to few garages near by dabulla but they didnt know much abt the matter. at the end of the day i managed to get the indicator back upto 6 gauges after driving around Dabulla city and belive me when i say this, on the second day i head back to colombo without pumping any more petrol and i lost only 2 gauges from the 6 gauges i had. still i cant figure it out what cause the issue. so i googled it and found this http://priuschat.com/threads/reset-2009-gas-gauge.130111/ Reset 2009 Gas Gauge1. Park the vehicle so as it is level,front to back and side to side.​ 2. IgOn and make sure that "Trip A " is showing on the odo ( this is where we made a mistake).​ 3. Power down.​ 4. Keep your foot off the brake.​ 5. Push in and hold down the Odo/Trip button.​ 6. Push the Power button twice to IgOn ( not Ready mode ).​ 7. Turn the Odo/Trip off then On 3 times in 5 seconds.​ 8. Continue holding the Odo/Trip button until a 6 digit code appears.​ 9. Release,then push again the Odo/Trip button for another 5 seconds. The 6 digit code will change to a 5 digit code.​ 10. After the middle digit,of the 5 digit code,changes to "1" release the Odo/Trip button and the odometer will return to normal readin but its not working for my car coz my car is 3gen guys plz help me to figure out this issue. or if u know how to reset gas gauge for 3gen plz let me know thankx Chamila
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