Engine hesitation after cold start.

Discussion in 'Gen III Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by FishHawk, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. FishHawk

    FishHawk New Member

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    Anyone experiencing a engine hesitation after a cold start? I've have noticed this and after the engine is warm there is no hesitation.
    Any recommended cures for this condition?
    FishHawk
     
  2. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Move to a warmer climate, or install a block heater. I suppose you could also heat your garage.

    Seriously, though, the cold engine hesitation is built into the design of the Prius. The top priority for a Prius is low emissions, and heavy use of a cold ICE goes against that. All Prius will rely heavily on the battery for the initial warm-up stage. If you insist with your foot, the Prius will draw power from a cold ICE, but only reluctantly.

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  3. FishHawk

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    Thanks Tom . Did you see that rock climber on 60 minutes? Amazing.
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