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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Montgomery, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Montgomery

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    Hi All,

    Visited the world famous HybridPit in Buena Park California this morning. Set up an appointment to get the following done at 63,000 miles:

    EGR/Intake manifold Cleaning
    Installation of Oil Catch Can
    Cleaning of Fuel Injectors
    New coolant
    New spark plugs

    My appointment is Wednesday, April 21st. I will take pictures.
     
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    wow, that's early on the injectors, coolant and plugs?
     
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    What are they charging by service?
     
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    Likely a lot of “let’s do everything while it’s opened up” logic in the earlyish coolant and plugs. And maybe no reason to do injectors?

    Exhaust Gas Recirculation “can” be done with minimal disturbance of the coolant, and I’d leave the plugs till next time.

    Is “new coolant” just engine?
     
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    what if poster is experiencing misfires and or knocks, and was told on here to perform the maintenance listed above to troubleshoot? :ROFLMAO:
     
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    A lot of this is voluntary for me. I have the money now and I wanted to get maintenance done that will restore engine to nearly new. Cost estimate ranging $199 $399, depending on how deep we go. I just wanted to get the main things taken apart, and, upon inspection, they have the "go ahead" to do it. My goal is to go well beyond 200k miles and knowing the simple things like fuel injectors have been cleaned and plugs replaced will keep me from getting unnecessary work done when I have to take it to the dealer for some "recall issue". Just covering myself while I have the funds.

    Also, I drove a lot this last year,..............yeah, the complete opposite of most of you! I did some side work that I am licensed to do and really put on the miles. Doing this work allowed me to save some money. I am now back at my old job and not driving as much but while I have the funds, I wanted to do some maintenance earlier than needed. In a nutshell, it may be overkill but they Hybridpit is not a dealership, they know our cars from top to bottom and I trust their work and judgement. Could I do this maintenance myself? Most likely, but it would entail a lot of time for me. I go by the 2 and 2 rule. If it will take me over two hours to do and cost over $200 to have done, I have it done. Less than two hours to do and less than $200 in cost, I do it myself.
     
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    What we drop at the dentist, puts it all in perspective.
     
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    what about atf fluid change? Less than 2 hours, do you diy that?
     
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    If they do all that work for $399 and it includes a proper egr cleaning, that is a great deal. I would question them closely on the scope of work.
     
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    They let you watch and take pictures every step of the way. Had to reschedule to the 28th due to back order of parts.
     
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