Month: August 2008


10 ways to increase your fuel economy!

1) Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve fuel economy by up to one mile per gallon! In a typical car that’s as much as 15-20 more miles to the tank. 2) Agressive driving such as speeding, rapid acceleration and last minute hard braking can reduce fuel economy by up to 33%. 3) Use the correct weight of oil when you go to change it. Using an oil that is too heavy can reduce fuel economy by 1-2% and reduce engine life with inadequate lubrication. 4) Heavier vehicles take more power to get moving which reduce your fuel economy. Taking
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Toyota Prius Spark Plug Installation

These installation instructions are good for Prius Hybrid years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

You will need:

– 12mm and 10mm sockets
– 5/8ths deep socket
– Ratchet
– Tool to remove plugs
– Spark plugs to install (gapped to .040″)
– ~20 minutes

First, remove the two 12mm bolts on the sides of the relay housing (marked in yellow) and it pulls back out of the way.

Next, remove the four 10mm bolts holding the individual coil packs in place (marked in green). Believe it or not, that’s all the bolts you have to remove to do this

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