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Posted by bwilson4web on April 22, 2011, 9:03 am

That is OK by me! The "rest of the world" is welcome to their
ignorance which seems to be easily found.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 21, 2011, 11:38 pm


Starter motor needs replaced inside 100K miles?  Bullshit.

Alternator?  Bullshit.

Transmission "servicing"?  In what way?  Fluid replacement?  A simple
drain and fill?  Yeah--so what?  It's noted by Prius owners to be "a
good idea, even though Toyota didn't specify it" regardless.

Timing belt replacement?  Inside 100K miles?  Absolute bullshit.

Serpentine belt replacement?  Bullshit.

Battery replacement?  Bullshit.

Your list is complete and utter bullshit, pulled out of thin air by
someone who either doesn't know shit about modern cars, or by someone
who just wants to say anything he can--regardless of truth--to try to
justify and rationalize his purchase of (and obsession towards) a Prius.

Posted by bwilson4web on April 22, 2011, 9:18 am
 More sillyness from:
. . .

The Prius does not have a separate starter motor, starter motor
solenoid, starter relay, nor a high current, 12V battery.

The Prius does not have a separate alternator or alternator regulator.

We have measurements showing it reduces cold-weather drag.

Every 60,000 miles, our local Toyota dealer sent out a reminder to
have the timing chain replaced. Nothing for the Prius.

My wife's 2010 Prius has no belt ... none.

Funny thing about Prius batteries, they seem to last a long, long time
compared to ordinary car batteries that have to crank out 100A or more
to power the starter motor. In contrast, as you've already pointed
out, the Prius battery has an easy life.

A few grains of observation out weights a pound of b*llshit any
day ... and especially today.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 22, 2011, 10:19 am
 In article

That's not my point.

His point was that in any car with a conventional starter, it requires
replacement inside 100K miles.

And  that's absolute bullshit.

Same with the other items that he claims are "required" in any non-Prius

He even includes timing belt, as if (a) the Prius is the only car on the
market that doesn't use a timing belt, and (b) that those cars require a
timing belt change inside 100K miles.  Both of those statements are

Posted by bwilson4web on April 23, 2011, 6:57 am

Of course because it is my point that parts that not exist can not

Toyota was always sending us notices about replacing the timing chain/
belt of our old Camry. After it was replaced by the Prius, no more
notices. But there is one other Prius trick.

The 1.5L Prius engine produces 76 hp in the NHW20 but 110 hp in the
Scion. This gives the Prius engine less stress and a longer life ...
we don't really know how long they last because they just don't seem
to fail. In contrast, engine rebuilds seem to be fairly common in the
gasser/diesel world.

Bob Wilson

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