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Old 06-27-2011, 07:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
bwilson4web
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I think I read somewhere that the Prius already uses PCMs to store coolant heat for quick-up-to-temp restarting. . . .
The North American, NHW20 model (2004-09) has a thermos that holds hot coolant. No phase-change heat storage.

The current ZVW30 model has a heat exchanger behind the catalytic converter to tap exhaust heat and rapidly heat up the block.

Bob Wilson
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