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Oct
7
comment what happens when you hit engine button on a keyless ignition?
Toyota's with electronic transmissions (all the hybrids, some Lexus's) will shift in to neutral with a single press of the power button.
May
10
comment Prius burns off oil very fast. Is this normal?
Depending on the model year, the Prius has 2 drain plugs. Also, the original US Prius takes 2.9 quarts, not 3. Overfilling that model is easy AND bad.
Feb
28
comment Prius - Maintenance costs over lifetime [0k - 200k]
Also, on a couple of road trips I was able to sustain 85 mph for more than an hour. My mileage during those spans never dropped below 42 mpg. That's with 3 people and luggage.
Feb
28
comment Prius - Maintenance costs over lifetime [0k - 200k]
I do not drive conservatively and I average about 48 mpg. My wife now drives my prius and she averages 55, but can get about 60 if she tries. We both drive a mix of highway and city.
Oct
28
comment How do I apply dielectric grease to my battery?
good answer, but i think it's confusing about putting the dielectric between the clamp and the post. i suggest clarifying that or doing a tl;dr as your last sentence.
Oct
14
comment How far can I drive with 1 gallon too much oil?
the bends are to prevent the stick from vibrating around in the crank case. otherwise, the vibration could eventually cause the dipstick to snap off.