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BMW i3 and Model 3, Male, 74, from Huntsville AL

    1. ColoradoCrow
      ColoradoCrow
      Bob Im thinking of buying a M3 on Q3 of this year. If I buy a used 2021 Dual Motor AWD how does the Tesla referral code work? What are the perks? Thanks Ben
    2. hill
      hill
      Thx ... was likely fixing it as you were noticing it
      ;)
    3. ColoradoCrow
      ColoradoCrow
      HI Bob. Good morning. I'm trying to decide if a Model 3 will have enough cargo space for my trips. When I travel I usually have 3 suitcases and a tool box. I haven't seen the inside Frunk to know how big it is. would it fit 2 carry on size suitcases?
      1. ColoradoCrow
        ColoradoCrow
        Good afternoon Bob. So I was hoping you use your refferal code to order a M3 this winter. How does it work? I followed a link but it didn't appear to give me or you a discount.
        Jul 27, 2023
    4. hill
      hill
      found it - thanks ... looks like it was a cut and paste faux pas
    5. hill
      hill
      Oh - oh which thread
    6. IAN HIGGINS
      IAN HIGGINS
      Hello, I believe I'm having the 1st gen Prius accelerator pedal issue. I'd like to rebuild can you send me a link for the instructions? or are you still selling remanufactured units?
    7. alftoy
      alftoy
    8. mikefocke
      mikefocke
      If we are talking OS backgrounds, look this up US7103914B2. I do have a background in testing software releases.

      My first OS fix was in September 1969. My specialty was hardware interfaces.
    9. mikefocke
      mikefocke
      Send me an email address and I'll send you a pdf of that Forbes article. Not trying to convince you but I found it very interesting. Pure investing, no product considerations. mike.focke at g...
    10. jdenenberg
      jdenenberg
      Bob, I though that I was catching up to you, but you're at 56.7% likes/messages and I'm only at 42,5%. Jeff
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    11. jackalope
      jackalope
      Hi Bob, you seem to be the perfect person to check with for my question. We have had our 2008 Prius since new. We love it and it has 145,500 miles on it. We are debating keeping it longer, getting a Prius Prime of recent vintage, or a used i3 REX (maybe 2017-18). This is our main car for everything except towing our sailboat and similar activities. How do the Prime and i3 compare with each other and a gen 2 prius?
    12. PAUL PETERSON
      PAUL PETERSON
      Hi Bob, sorry to bother you but I'm stumped and you're the tranny oil guy.
      I accidentally drained my fluid (don't ask). Attempting to refill, I am unable as fluid added overflows as if it is full, which it surely is not. I have done this regularly as I have a fluid leak. The car is cold and tilted away from the plug. Is this a physics issue? It's an '09 with the awkward fill hole.

      Thanks!

      Paul
    13. mikefocke
      mikefocke
      Bob you seem to be reading threads and responding as if the recipient can see to whom you are responding. How are you doing that. I read in a sequential manner but see no indication of what message 43 is responding to. Many forums I use have a structure to them but not this one and I haven't been able to find a setting which would show the fact that 53 was in response to 39 or whatever. Hint appreciated.
    14. Goolash
      Goolash
      Any chance of an update to the temperature profiles you posted back in 2008 for your Prius tires? I'd love to see a definitive, data-supported ideal tire pressure range.
    15. hill
      hill
      Jeez - been so long since I'd PM'd. Anyway Bob, Tony-one of the local guru's here in soCal has a new product you may be interested in (tho it's way pricey ... maybe the ol' emergency rational)
      http://www.umc-j1772.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=17&product_id=50
      If on long distance travels in the i3. should you need a "free" charge at a hotel, the above appliance adapts the tesla wall chargers to J1772.
    16. ronlewis
      ronlewis
      Wow, Bob. It looks like you are well-respected here, :). Seeing all these requests for help, I feel terrible asking for any. Someone in the Gen 1 thread referred you. I'm merely hoping to find a link to a no-start checklist. If that doesn't get me going, I'd just take it to a tech. If you're too busy, don't even respond, I understand and appreciate that you've helped so many others.
    17. Londonderry
      Londonderry
      IDK how this works as a means to reach you but am trying since it looks like we're both online. My 2002 Prius is having problems and I wondered if you would sell me a scanner that would function with this model. I am considering giving the car to a friend who wants to learn about these vehicles so it would be far better if I could give him a scanner to go with it.
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    18. gittarpikk
      gittarpikk
      Hi Bob

      gittarpikk from maryville tn

      can I get your email to send you a question... only get 420 characters get in this post... not enough

      my email is [email protected]
    19. vaughnstark777
    20. vaughnstark777
      vaughnstark777
      You have a picture in a post from 2009 showing a gen1 Prius being towed with all 4 wheels on the ground behind a RV with a tow bar. The link you shared is no longer any good. Can you share any details on how to tow a Prius this way?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 11, 1949 (Age: 74)
    Home Page:
    http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/
    Location:
    Huntsville AL
    Occupation:
    My hobby, engineering
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tesla Model 3
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Old guy

    Engineering, keeping wife happy,

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    "Skin in the game" we own(ed) and operate(d) these cars:
    BMW i3-REx - 106 mi EV, 88 mi mid-grade
    Tesla Standard Range Plus Model 3 - 215 mi EV
    Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/robert66969

    Past Prius: 2017 Prime, 2010, and 2003
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