[time-nuts] OT: Re Technology. Was Naval Jelly
brooke at pacific.net
Tue Apr 13 13:26:58 EDT 2010
The Prius fire was caused by improper spacing. I've come across this in
related areas. My son restored a 1941 D8 CAT and told me the lifters
were hitting the valve cover. It turns out he substituted a gasket for
the factory thick cork seal. The seal thickness was part of the
design. In a similar fashion modern off road vehicles require the
proper thickness of gaskets or things touch each other that are not
Mark Sims wrote:
> Oh, yeah... there a lots of neat Prius hacks. Including conversion to plug-in hybrids with lithium batteries. For a good time see:
> BTW, Toyota sells a non-hybrid Prius overseas... it gets better milage than the hybrid...
> (I wonder if there's a hack to change the SOC limits?) Makes the warranty
> more impressive.
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