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#133 of 139 Re: Newbie Question [yelorose]
May 08, 2007 (11:51 am)
"If the speed that traffic is reaching makes the gas engine start, will the engine continue stopping and starting as you speed up and slow down with traffic? Is that bad for the motor and engine? It would seem to be a lot of wear and tear."
The engine will come on at lower speeds if you need more power, if the engine is not warmed up, or if the traction battery (the one that drives the electric motor) gets too low.
Not to worry about engine wear; the hybrids actually spin up the engine before they turn it on, so it is not the same as a conventional engine starting up. (At least this is the theory, and there are a few high mileage hybrids out there).
#134 of 139 Hybrid with CNG as ICE fuel?
May 23, 2007 (5:44 pm)
Has anyone seen a hybrid with CNG as the motor fuel? There are plenty of CNG conversion options out there (for a gasoline auto,) but I like the hybrid concept and don't want to visit the gas station anymore.
It seems to me that this would be the greenest car currently available if it were. Is this more of an untested field at this point? I'm just curious if someone could point me in the right direction, (or the right forum if this isn't it...)
#135 of 139 maintinance?
Jun 16, 2007 (9:02 pm)
What is the maintenance like on the prius???
Aug 02, 2007 (8:48 am)
This link is dead.
Aug 02, 2007 (11:09 am)
Perhaps that's because it's 3 years old
#138 of 139 Traffic Problem ?
Aug 02, 2007 (4:52 pm)
I was expecting our host PF_Flyer to redirect the poster at #135 over to the Prius maintenance section.
Noticing that there are links below even more dormant than this. I have to ask : -
What's your beef with this one to be singled out for attention Mr Hiwayman ?
Aug 02, 2007 (5:38 pm)
I was dead for a few days (for tax purposes), but there's no need to start up a fuss about this. Sometimes the date of a posting isn't noticed when a new member is catching up on all the postings.
Unlike diamonds, links may not be forever!