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Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-26-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By patrickg
Ken, It would be most helpful if you could...

Ken, It would be most helpful if you could describe/define the content of the arrows connecting the boxes. I would be pleased to play devil's advocate and provide some feedback but as the chart is...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-18-2004, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,483
Posted By patrickg
Re: Prius Wish List

Vance, In general, some really good ideas. IF we all had our way there wouldn't be any real estate left on the steering wheel as it would be all buttons! Your dynamically reassigned buttons under...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-15-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,483
Posted By patrickg
+/- on the nav screen map

Is it just me or does anyone else seem to zoom in and out frequently on the nav map? It would be super handy if that functiion was duplicated on the steering wheel.

:D Pat :D
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-08-2004, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By patrickg
I can brake with either foot. Maybe I'm...

I can brake with either foot. Maybe I'm ambifootress. I can drive a stick or auto. My dad nearly threw me through the wind shield when he hit the power clutch. Power brake some fool put in the...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By patrickg
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to belittle your ability...

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to belittle your ability due to some physical impairment. For the majority of drivers with normal motor control there isn't a problem. Many of us have two working feet and...
Forum: Prius Exteror   10-08-2004, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,273
Posted By patrickg
I haven't tried Armorall on the dash but a damp...

I haven't tried Armorall on the dash but a damp chamios (sp?) is good. Maybe a custom dash mat woild be a betteer idea for the long haul.

My car came with a quart bottle of concentrated...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-08-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By patrickg
melgish, There wouldn't be a MISSING speed or...

melgish, There wouldn't be a MISSING speed or power range as the foot throttle control would give you smooth control from zero power/zero speed up to full power/full speed. The "preset" creep...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-08-2004, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By patrickg
Rsnyder, Exactly! They turn off the ICE when you...

Rsnyder, Exactly! They turn off the ICE when you stop for economy, so why "run" the electric motor. A programming "patch" to "kill the creep" should have no downside (that I can think of.)
...
Forum: Prius Exteror   10-08-2004, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,273
Posted By patrickg
RE: Scotchguard vs Plastic. I didn't harm any...

RE: Scotchguard vs Plastic. I didn't harm any plastic, I didn't intentionally spray any plastic. The "SILVER" plastic on the armrests has a coating that is disolved by the solvent(s) of...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-07-2004, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By patrickg
It might be a tad more responsible to give a...

It might be a tad more responsible to give a little more detail regarding your source of recall info and which Prius is effected (original or 04-05)
Otherwise you start an avalanche of needless...
Forum: Prius Exteror   10-07-2004, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,273
Posted By patrickg
WARNING!!! ScotchGuard vs the Prius

Attention DIY fabric protectors! I recently got around to ScotchGuarding the interior of our new Prius. I am of the school of thought that thinks that if a little is good then a lot is better.
...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-07-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By patrickg
A bit more economy

The electric motor is biased "ON" just a bit to provide the "NORMAL" tendency found in traditional cars with autopmatic transmissions to CREEP FORWARD just a bit.

If you stop your Prius o a bit of...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-04-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,483
Posted By patrickg
Canadian Prius: Your text came through really...

Canadian Prius: Your text came through really well but the attached schematic diagram and modification instructions didn't make it. :D

No job is hard for the folks who don't have to do it, ay.
...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   10-03-2004, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,483
Posted By patrickg
MY WISH... I wish Toyota provided optional splash...

MY WISH... I wish Toyota provided optional splash guards (mud flaps) as I get a lot of mud on my car driving on dirt and gravel roads. I would expect some stone chip protection from the guards as...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-30-2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,606
Posted By patrickg
Felix, Thank you so very much for posting the...

Felix, Thank you so very much for posting the URLs. Very interesting information. It is good to tap the motherlode... to get it from the horses mouth so to speak.

I wish you the very best...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-28-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,966
Posted By patrickg
Man oh man! As you guys "peel the onion", layer...

Man oh man! As you guys "peel the onion", layer by layer, delving ever deeper into the innards of the Prius I continue to be amazed anew at each subsequent revelation. What a tremendous engineering...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-28-2004, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,606
Posted By patrickg
My 1984 Ford pickup was LPG (Propane) powered...

My 1984 Ford pickup was LPG (Propane) powered only, not dual fuel. It wasn't anywhere near being early in the trend. My father, who worked in the oil filelds, showed me large ICE driven pumps that...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-28-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,606
Posted By patrickg
Clett, I'm really not a Luddite nor your enemy. ...

Clett, I'm really not a Luddite nor your enemy. I would be thrilled to see a practical car run on sunshine or smiles and giggles. I don't see the economic sense of messing with a Prius unless or...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-28-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,521
Posted By patrickg
Vincent, A most excellent link. I was blissfully...

Vincent, A most excellent link. I was blissfully unaware of that site. Yet another way to get the width of the tire's contact patch is to drive over a piece of cardboard and note the tread marks. ...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-27-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,566
Posted By patrickg
Rice and water in the tires of a Japanese car. ...

Rice and water in the tires of a Japanese car. So if you run them hot it steams the rice and then what? Should you put Soy Sauce in too? How about ajinomoto?

:D Pat :D
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-26-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,966
Posted By patrickg
I know there are lots of "STRANGE" cults and the...

I know there are lots of "STRANGE" cults and the like in California but never heard of one where the top banana was a sloth. How many toes?

:D Pat :D
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-26-2004, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,566
Posted By patrickg
You pretty well covered the waterfront up to...

You pretty well covered the waterfront up to about 20 miles inland!

My comments re N2 being a good tire fill were not related to the inflated (pun intended) prices reported. N2 is a good tire...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-26-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 10,579
Posted By patrickg
Why would you want to create a vacuum at the rear...

Why would you want to create a vacuum at the rear of the car? Were they afraid it would get too high of gas mileage, coast too good, or have too great of a top speed?

Check your sources. I...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-26-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,966
Posted By patrickg
RSnyder, Most excellent! The physics example and...

RSnyder, Most excellent! The physics example and demonstrations/short rides would be a great thing. Kinetic energy, potential energy, drag, roling friction and on and on. Regen braking alone could...
Forum: Toyota Prius - Technical Chat   09-25-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 10,579
Posted By patrickg
Re: Vehicle Aerodynamics

I don't think the rear end treatment of the Prius is pure cosmetics and the nearly vestigal spoiler is likely NOT a fashion statement. I think Toyota has been there...done that...

Of course you...
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