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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/3/22 7:27 a.m.

Yeah, tires have really jumped in price recently.  For a Prius, Westlakes used to be $52 now they are $65.  I used to buy my Falken 201s for $65 and now they are $80.  

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
6/4/22 1:04 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Inflation SUCKS !

 

I'm stopping for a lunch break, so here's the mid-way project update: Struts. Passenger side complete, driver side in a few minutes

partially removed the Cowl section

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
6/4/22 3:03 p.m.

Drivers side complete, test flight successful yes

I paid a couple extra bucks and got Monroe brand name instead of some generic.  Also, buying them loaded is definitely the best way to go.  I'll update the budget later tonight.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
6/5/22 1:54 p.m.

Indy-kid #1 helped with an oil change yesterday after I did the struts.  When we jacked it up, we discovered this:

 

Yep; Bummer.  CV boot puked out it's grease.  Everywhere.

I must have burned it up while applying heat to the stuck biolt on the stuts.

Anyone have a suggestion on how to replace just the boot without pulling the entire axle? ? ?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/5/22 2:03 p.m.

Uggg. Sorry to hear of the two steps forward and one step back! 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/7/22 9:08 p.m.

Indy-kid #1 has aquired her permit and here she is Piloting Voyager on the road for the first time.

She's very excited!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/7/22 9:26 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

Freedom!  Well in this case it's new job of hauling the siblings around once off permit.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/8/22 4:07 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

Hurray!  And, with super zooming, it can be seen that she's getting 40.3 mpg.  Also hurray! 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
7/8/22 11:34 p.m.

FYI  I came across this at a auction site I look at. I do not know where you are but I thought you would be interested in it.           https://www.iaai.com/VehicleDetail/33844767~US

 

reiernumans
reiernumans New Reader
7/10/22 5:31 a.m.

Funny how reading about Priuses (Prii?) On GRM of all places makes me look at them, and realize over here they're amazingly cheap forms of decent transportation as well.

 

Now I kinda want one.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
7/10/22 7:37 a.m.

How'd you fix the boot??

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/10/22 1:08 p.m.
jfryjfry said:

How'd you fix the boot??

Not exactly fixed, but I wrapped it with several layers of Seran Wrap and a couple of zip ties.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/10/22 1:11 p.m.
reiernumans said:

Funny how reading about Priuses (Prii?) On GRM of all places makes me look at them, and realize over here they're amazingly cheap forms of decent transportation as well.

 

Now I kinda want one.

With some patience, diligence and a willingness to wrench on them yourself, they provide a good value at economical transportation.  Not sporty or fun to drive, just a cheap basic car.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/10/22 1:12 p.m.
MyMiatas said:

FYI  I came across this at a auction site I look at. I do not know where you are but I thought you would be interested in it.           https://www.iaai.com/VehicleDetail/33844767~US

 

Thanks for the heads up on this one.  I'm in the Indianapolis area (hence Indy-Guy), so Denver is a bit too far away.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/10/22 2:49 p.m.
Indy - Guy said:
jfryjfry said:

How'd you fix the boot??

Not exactly fixed, but I wrapped it with several layers of Seran Wrap and a couple of zip ties.

You sir are now a honorary redneck with all rights that entails.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/10/22 3:39 p.m.

Was pretty sure they made a split boot. Not sure how good they are.

https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-105901-614-700.aspx

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/10/22 3:39 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

In this other CV thread of yours I predicted that if the plastic wrap lasted 6 days, it would last 6 months.  Seems like you're 1 month into it already! Success. 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/4/23 4:35 p.m.

So, Indy-kid#1 is officially a licensed driver, and so "Voyager" is getting used to go to & from school and shuttle her siblings to sports practices.

 

The state of the center console has always bothered me on this car, so I ordered a replacement cover and we installed it today:

 

Edit:  This is the product I bought:

 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
3/16/23 8:28 a.m.

Indy-kid1 had her first accident last week with her brother (Indy-kid2) in the car.  Near the end of our (rural) road, a fire truck turn the corner and was rapidly approaching her as it was taking up most of the road.  She got over a bit too far to the right (to avoid it) & she clipped a mailbox.

It also broke off the passenger side mirror.

I'm proud of her for several things:

She didn't hit the fire truck head on.

Chose to hit mailbox instead.

She stopped and found out whose box it was & exchanged information.

First accident was minor, no insurance claim, and she's unharmed.

Together we went and replaced the damaged mailbox.

Mirror glass wasn't broken, so just a bit of duct tape to the rescue.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
3/16/23 9:28 a.m.

Good for her to make amends!

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
3/16/23 5:37 p.m.
jfryjfry said:

Good for her to make amends!

Yeah, she's the kind of young woman who gives you hope for the next generation.

A few weeks ago I ordered replacement cabin filters for our fleet of Priuii.  We finally got around to installing them last night.

It's an easy and quick job, and WOW, did it need to be replaced.

Look what's in there:

Some varmint was nesting in there and chewed up the filter

New one going in

And a job well done

 

Loweguy5
Loweguy5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/18/23 9:09 a.m.

Learning the value of maintaining and caring for something is a lesson she will carry forward in her life;  well done Indyguy!

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
3/18/23 11:33 p.m.

Thanks for the arm rest cover link.  I'm going to do that and the armrests in the doors

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
4/24/23 5:21 p.m.

Well, crap. This happened:

 

 

Thank God both drivers are ok.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/24/23 8:37 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

That's what really matters.  

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