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Friday, March 30, 2012


No fooling! April meeting of GG Electric Vehicle Assn this Sunday

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The April GGEVA meeting will be held on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 11:00 AM, right here at Luscious Garage, 475 9th Street in San Francisco. See
www.ggeva.org for more information.

Activities include:

Presentation by Wendy Epstein of Mission Motorcycles on the new 2012 Zero Electric motorcycles.

Presentation by Carleen Cullen, co-founder of Cool the Earth, describing the climate change education program for K-8 students.  This program includes promoting electric vehicles.

Update on charging station installations in the Bay Area

Chapter Elections

A variety of EVs will be on display.

Refreshments

Everyone welcome!  See you there!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


VIDEO - Gen 2 Prius inverter water pump P0A93

Footage of an inverter water pump replacement; audio mostly repeats info from a previous blog

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


More Luscious on Facebook

For all you hybrid geeks and LG fans that can’t get enough, check out our FB page:

Luscious Garage on Facebook

Besides connecting with other biz/orgs we support, it’s proven a casual means to post LG news and highlights, versus blog posts which I inevitably expand into day-long writing projects.  A “Repair of the Day” posts nearly every day, with pics, vids, and prices (where applicable).  Naturally we’d love to hear from you as well.

Blog fans, don’t despair; FB will never replace my verbose diatribes and epic tales from the service bay.  That said, now you know where to get a fix between sporadic doses…

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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:

http://www.3prongpower.com/tech/Gen1TrannyService/

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
Refreshments

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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