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I doubt you could use the EV enough to do harm. Remember, the car limits the actual SOC range used, and this is not changed with EV. You can't do worse than being in park often with the AC running.
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Techron-based fuel line/fuel injector cleaner?...
Just a general question to anyone: What is Techron? Here's the MDS sheet, I can't find what is special about "Techron" or what it is (Stoddard solvent???)

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cg ... id=3012002

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I don't have an EV mod, so I can't test as you described. Is there a history of batteries weakening? I've not heard of this before. Aside from lower MPG, I've not noticed any perfomance issues, such as decreased acceleration.
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Just a general question to anyone: What is Techron?
Can't say for sure. Chevron uses it in their gas.

http://www.chevron.com/products/prodser ... eladd.shtm claims that gas with additives keeps the car in better working order. MPGs might suffer, but since Texacos that sell Techron-laden gas won't be common until next year, I'll have to wait to find out...

http://www.chevron.com/news/press/2005/2005-05-02.asp

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Techron-based fuel line/fuel injector cleaner?...
Just a general question to anyone: What is Techron? Here's the MDS sheet, I can't find what is special about "Techron" or what it is (Stoddard solvent???)

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cg ... id=3012002
Techron™, is some random additive Chevron produces. The joy about made-up, trademarked names, is you don't have to prove it does anything at all. "Now, new Moosville brand cow's milk, with more Moorevin™!"

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8 years of ownership, 115,000 miles, about 40 MPG average at present.
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Techron™, is some random additive Chevron produces. The joy about made-up, trademarked names, is you don't have to prove it does anything at all. "Now, new Moosville brand cow's milk, with more Moorevin™!"
Ah, I understand. It's like the "Intel Centrino Technology." There isn't really anything "Centrino" except for a combination of a Pentium M, a wireless card and chipset. Change anything to a different part (like an IBM wireless card instead of an Intel one) and it's not "Centrino" anymore, because that's what the marketing department says so.

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Ah, but they do claim something: keeps the engine clean so it runs in top shape.

Centrino just claims reliability, since it is certified to work together.


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You bet I've experienced this. I have a 2006 and the change seemed sudden to me. My average has been 43 mpg since I purchased the car new. Now I'm lucky if I can get 40. It's summertime and VERY HOT where I live. (I know about winter gas also - has made a little difference sometimes.) My dealer told me, and from comments here, sounds like it wasn't just blowin' smoke: The battery gets older every year. When it is exceptionally hot and the A/C is blowing like crazy, the battery has to work harder and harder. I couldn't find out if it is an indication of soon-to-be battery death, but would sure like to know since I have 100,000 miles on mine and would rather buy a new Prius before the $3K battery gives out than after. What did your mechanic/dealer tell you?
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We replaced the traction battery last summer. Luckily, Toyota and our dealer's service department absorbed part of the cost; and our net, out-of-pocket expense was only about $850.

While even $3,000 is a lot of money, it's only a few new car payments. If the rest of your Prius is in good shape, I'd just wait and replace the traction battery when it fails. That's what we did, and our 2002 is still going strong!

Good luck!

Note: Check your tire pressure. If the "max pressure" printed on the sidewalls is 44 psi, pump the tires up to 44/42 or 44/40 psi (front/rear). Your mileage will increase 2-4 mpg. I have to check our tires every time we take our Prius in for routine preventative maintenance, because the dealer keeps letting air out. Also, learn to use cruise control in town, if you don't already do this. That lets the hybrid computer maximize your mileage, instead of letting your right foot do it. Use SEARCH on this site, to find other tips to maximize your mpg's.
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