1. NuShrike

    NuShrike Active Member

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    Well, repairs now also include replacement of a leaking engine water pump, and drive wheel/belt attached. A $380+ extra jobbie.

    So in total for 150K probably:
    tighten sway bar links, replace exhaust flange gasket, don't proactively replace drive-belts until the engine water pump has issues, throttle body if not done yet, check/replace axle seals.
     
  2. NuShrike

    NuShrike Active Member

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    @ 181K+ miles now. The dealership wants to replace the catalytic-converter because the engine-code is saying it's not operating within "normal" efficiency. So that's a $1k+ jobbie along with an O2 sensor replacement. Wth.
     
  3. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    i've read that it's not necessary unless you fail a smog test, which is not required on prius in california. also, you can grab a cheap after market of salvage yard dog.
     
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  4. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    If only we knew what nation and or state you were in we could give advice.
     
  5. NuShrike

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    California. :)
     
  6. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    Sadly, there are no CARB certified aftermarket converters for a Prius, so while you could fix it for $400 in parts in MS, it is close to a grand and a half in CA.
     
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  7. BeatleBob

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    OP -- Your Prius story and mine are a lot alike. I recently came to this discussion with an 04 Prius, 152K miles, and warning lights, and a a general question of what do I need to do to catch up on maintenance, beyond the oil change/oil filter and reactive mode I have been in, if I am going to keep the car for another 60K or five years? The post I copied below should help your situation. It gives the basic path forward I am on, once my dead hybid battery gets replaced (that's a story for another post/another time)
    [BTW -- anyone have good pointers re board etiquiettes and techniques? e.g., I am still grappling with board functions like how to quote and create cross references links]

    "Here's the punch list incorporating everyones's thoughtful comments. I plan on going to the shop and asking for an estimate of the items, and seeing if it's worth it to do the maintenance, or sell and buy a new / later model Prius.
    It's quite a list. That said, thanks for your help, everybody. You've been really terrific! Any guesses what the final tally will be from the shop mechanic?
    • Rotate tires adjust tire pressures as required
    • Replace ATF -- use Toyota ATF only
    • Change engine inverter and coolant fluid
    • Clean and adjust rear brakes
    • Replace brake fluid
    • Replace cabin air filter
    • Replace engine air filter
    • Replace ac filter
    • Clean Throttle Body, if needed
    • Check 12 v BatteryReplace PCV
    • Replace engine and inverter water pump and serpentine belt
    • Clean HV battery fan
    • Replace thermostat and gasket
    • Lubricate chassis
    Inspect the following:
    • top off as needed -- antifreeze (adjusted to x degrees?), differential oil and clutch fluid(?), brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid , rear windshield washer fluid
    • ball joints & dust covers
    • drive shaft boots
    • exhaust pipe and mountings
    • radiator, and condenser
    • brake lines and hoses
    • brake pads calipers and rotors
    • engine valve clearance
    • drive belts -- look for cracks on ribbed side of the belt
    • steering linkage and boots
    • rack and pinion steering assembly
    • fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel vapor vent system hoses
    • all lights and signals


    Read more: Gen II Prius Past 150K -- Big PicturMaintenance Schedule Question | Page 2 | PriusChat
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    Good luck.
    BeatleBob
     
  8. valde3

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    You may want to use 5w-30 (0w-30) instead depending on outside temperature your driving habits engine condition and other factors.
    You only should use Toyota SLLC as both inverter and engine coolant.
    If you have some short of information display you can tell if you need to change thermostat or not.
    There isn’t anything to lubricate on chassis.
    No need to check antifreeze if you already replaced it at “Change engine inverter and coolant fluid”. Windshield and rear washer fluid is the same.
    Engine valve clearance check is just to listen to the sound of the engine.
    No need to check drive belt if you already replaced it at “Replace engine and inverter water pump and serpentine belt”

    List may seem long and hard but everything except replacing engine coolant, cleaning hv-battery fan, changing thermostat and changing coolant pumps is super easy and fast. And even those are pretty fast and easy.