2014 PIP Service Advice Needed

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  1. CaliGuy

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    Our 2014 Prius Plug-in is now at 93,500 miles and I was about to get the oil change with the multi-point inspection done at toyota but seeing as it is getting close to 100,000 mile I thought i'd get ahead of what it will need done soon.
    So far since purchased new in 2014 we have only had the oil & filter changes done regularly, changed the engine & cabin air filter when needed and nothing else. There have been no warning lights etc and all is good.
    So, what should I be needing soon or get done now?
     
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    Engine coolant.

    If you not already done so, transmission fluid and brake fluid.

    Look into EGR cleaning.


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    Thank you for the reply.
    Would that be now at 93,500 or at 100,000?
     
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    100k.

    Also note: at 120k is spark plugs.
    150k inverter coolant.


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    have a serious inspection of your brakes done.
    regarding the egr circuit, any idea what percent of your driving has been ev?
     
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    I would say no more than 2 or 3 percent. Majority is freeway miles and local streets are 45-55 in my area so that 10-11 EV miles are gone in a matter of minutes. So we just charge a couple of times a month to keep the EV battery in good shape and happy with the 45-50 mpg we get from gas.
    Front and Rear brakes pads/shoes are both at 7.0mm according to their inspection today.
     
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    Got the car back and all is good but they recommended the following based on miles and age of car:

    1. Replace Brake Fluid - $132.19
    2. Hybrid Battery Cooling System Vents and Fan, Clean & Service - $299.95

    I told them No Thanx for the moment.
     
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    both of those will get you mixed comments here. if you don't carry pets, you can probably ignoramus's the fan cleaning, or diy.
    maybe less important in LA, but the caliper pins should be cleaned and lubed.
     
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    That's not a bad price for the brake fluid, a little high but meh. I would do that.


    Clean the fans yourself. Isn't it a walk in the park with the PIP??

    And second the transaxle fluid, asap. If a dealership doing, definitely should not be over $100. If they're talking much more they're larcenous and/or clueless.

    They've actually revealed their larceny, with the hybrid battery fan cleaning quote.
     
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    Are you referring to their "Hybrid Battery Cooling System Vents and Fan, Clean & Service" recommendation?
     
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    YES $300 is 100% total rip off

    You can DIY it or leave it alone unless you have pets that shed hair
     
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    The hybrid battery fans on the PIP are in the back and easily accessible ;).

    @Rebound has a video of the process, and it’s very easy to do:).

    A lot easier than giving $300 to the mechanic (y).
     
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    No pets or hair shedding, it's my daughter's work commute car and so majority times it's 1 person in it.
    Maybe, i'll have a look but don't think we need to do it.
    Thanx for the response.
     
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    I just checked my fans over.the weekend, and it was literary a 20 minute DIY.
     
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    Watch the YouTube on cleaning the hybrid battery fans on the Plug-in. It’s a joke. The video is only 8 minutes, start to finish.

     
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    What was your mileage when you checked and was it dirty? (Or you could have waited a later mileage since it was not dirty? I trying to see if I should spend the time and check myself or just wait).
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    Very interesting........the dealership told me they have to remove the rear seats to get into area to clean & service.
     
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    Spend a little time around here on the forum and you will find out that you had misspelled that.
    lots call em the "stealership"

    After visiting the stealership for the first 5 years, I decided to do my own maintenance from here on out.
    That way I know that not only has it been done right, but it has been done!
     
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    To get to the intake vents you need to remove the rear seat base - which requires no tools and takes about two minutes...
     
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    That may be what the procedure says (and probably for the regular Prius and not the PIP);).

    But when their lips were moving, you should have questioned what came out:whistle:.

    But at least you know now how easy it is and now can decide to frequent a new service location (y).
     
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