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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

VIDEO - Prius P3125, P3009, P3120 - MG2 repair

I finally took the time to film a stator swap in a Gen 1 Prius (embedded below) to help promote this repair in lieu of total transmission replacement (or abandoning the car).

For more info on Gen 1 transmission problems, see the previous blog:

Gen 1 Prius Transmission Repair, P3009, P3125, P3130

(Info on Gen 2 issues here…)

A couple comments:

1. The “mumbo jumbo” I mention can be found here:


Futher discussion on PriusChat here:

Gen 1 Tranny Service DO IT NOW

2. Re: pricing

Towards the end I mention the price difference between replacing just the stator winding versus the whole unit.  It turns out the price of the entire transmission has gone down some, from $4400 (as of 2008) to $3470 (as of this posting).  (Our original blog quoted $3000 for the transaxle, Part Number 30900-47020, because we were selling it at cost.)  That said the total for the job (at Luscious Garage) would still be roughly $4000.  We’ve seen it quoted above $6000 at various local dealers.  Meantime the stator repair remains $2500, a significant cost savings.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

EV Bonanza: BayLEAFs, GGEVA meeting Sunday, March 4th

Right here at Luscious Garage!

We’ll kick it off with the SF meeting of the BayLEAFs, an enthusiast group of Nissan LEAF owners.  Besides the usual discussion of all things LEAF, Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies will present on the latest in vehicle charging and their ChargePoint network.

As a bonus, there will be 3 or more Nissan Product Development people in attendance as well. They are interested to see a typical SF BayLEAFs meeting and learn about the modifications popular among members. It’ll be a great opportunity to ask some questions, too. Please join us in a rare opportunity to help shape Nissan’s product future.

Doors at 8:30 am
Meeting 9am-10:30am

After a 30 minute break we’ll convene the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association (GGEVA).  This month’s meeting will focus on the CODA electric car, with a presentation by Thomas Hausch, the SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Aftersales.  The CODA Sedan will be on display and test drives will be available.

Meeting 11am-1pm

If you’re interested in the Nissan Leaf, the CODA Sedan, electric vehicles or EV charging, this event is not to be missed!

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association, January Meeting this Sunday, 11am


The January GGEVA meeting will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM, right here at Luscious Garage, 475 9th Street in San Francisco. See
www.ggeva.org for more information.

This meeting will feature a presentation on and opportunity to see the Fisker Karma and a presentation on converting BMWs to electric drive.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Hours 2011


Time again for luscious holiday recess!  (Pic of Keshau, John, Brooke, and Carolyn getting in the spirit….)

Last day shift will be Friday, December 23rd, closing at our usual 6pm.
Day shift will resume on Monday, January 2nd, at 8am.

Brooke will be checking voicemail and emails sent through the contact page (which directs to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).  Response time should be less than 24 hours.

imageNight shift will be closed the following nights:

Saturday, December 24th
Sunday, December 25th
Monday, December 26th
Saturday, December 31st
Sunday, January 1st

(Pic of jingle bells on night Mike’s boots.) 
Non-taxi folks are welcome to use the night shift for emergencies or drop offs. 

Happy holidays everyone!  See you in 2012!



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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nissan Leaf tires in stock - Ecopia EP422 205/55R16

In support of the Nissan Leaf, Luscious Garage now stocks the OE tire Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (205/55R16). 

Price breakdown:

Tire: $145.31
Mount/Balance: $20.00
CA Tire Disposal Fee: $5.00

Total with sales tax: $182.66

Based on our experience with Toyota Prius (read the related blog here), Continental ProContact EcoPlus are good alternative for those seeking better traction or increased tread life.  Depending on interest we may stock those in 205/55R16 in the future; for now requests need to be placed in advance (expected delivery within 24 hours).


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