299,999+ Mile Club

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by usbseawolf2000, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. ROSS MARSHALL

    ROSS MARSHALL New Member

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    Looking at 2 Priuses, one 2008 with 420k miles, but a rebuilt engine was installed at 375k. And the other 2009 with 300k and no information available about the history as it is apparently a private resale dealer. This is for my nephew who is going to put about 10k on it per year to get him through college. He has no mechanical skills. Any opinions on this dilemma?
     
  2. johnjohnchu

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    1) Did you replace the HV battery pack? Yes, it was replaced with a brand new pack at 255K.
    2) Did you replace the hybrid transaxle fluid? Yes, every 100K.
    3) Did you replace the brake pads? No, still looking good.
    4) Your lifetime MPG (if available)? Estimated to be around 50 mpg.
    5) How often do you change your oil? What brand / product did you use? Every 5K, usually Mobil One synthetic.
    6) How about post a picture of 300,000 miles on ODO? See attached.
    7) Are you the original owner? Yes
    8) How many miles under your ownership? 300K+
    9) Feel free to add anything else you wish to share. Engine was rebuilt around 180K due to oil burning. See link below for additional info:
    2008 Prius - burning oil at 135,000 miles | Page 4 | PriusChat
     

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  3. Aaron Vitolins

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    Very impressive! Thanks for sharing. I'm interested in the engine rebuild, like what the engine looked like torn down, piston rings shot? We don't hear of many rebuilds on the 2nd gen since they are so durable, BUT known for oil burning. When I had my 2005 it drove me crazy, ran great but burnt oil!
     
  4. Ashok

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    Just joined this exclusive club. Disappointed that it is stuck at 299999 but keeping track using trip computer.

    Original battery pack. New ignition coils and spark plugs are the only thing done to power train.

    Hoping it will keep going.
     
  5. Shiftypowers

    Shiftypowers New Member

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    I just bought a gen 2 Prius advertised with 150,000 miles. Found out an hour later at the dealership that it has 300,000 miles on it hahahahha! Turns out the gal that purchased it before me got the treatment!! She paid 5000 dollars for it and thought it had 115000 miles when really it had about 250,000. Service records show the hv battery was replaced at 180,000 in 2012. The guy that sold it to her more than likely changed out the dash to show less miles. What he didn’t count on was that a Supreme Court department of justices son would buy it after her HAHA! I’d be crapping my pants right about now if I was that individual... more to come. Has this ever happened to anyone here?
     
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  6. dolj

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    I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. It is easy to do if you know how. If you want to fix your ODO so it reads correct, we can tell you how to do that too.

    I was looking to buy a '08 Prius last year advertised at 163,000 km (101,280 miles) and when I did pre-purchase due diligence, I noticed the ODO climbed steadily every 6 months by mid 20,000's kms although the years (it was an ex taxi) until between May 16 and Oct 16 the ODO dropped from 453,890 km (282,034 mi) to 126,668 km (78,707 mi). So, in reality it had nearer 521,000 km (323,700 mi) on it. Just didn't like the way they were not up front about in the advertising. At least the price reflected the true miles and wasn't the bargain it first seemed.
     
  7. rwyckoff

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    Please post information about your ownership experience. Some questions to think of...
    K=1000miles
    1) Did you replace the HV battery pack? At 310K, replaced with 2 year old Pack from Ebay for 1500$, around 2014
    2) Did you replace the hybrid transaxle fluid? Every 60K after I moved to Az. in 2007.
    3) Did you replace the brake pads? Rear pads at 300K, Front at 400K
    4) Your lifetime MPG (if available)? Ignoring the plugin Batt. pack I had for 5years(65mpg), around 50mpg
    5) How often do you change your oil? What brand / product did you use? Full syn., every 10K, After I hit 200k every 12-13K
    7) Are you the original owner? yes, Nov 2003
    8) How many miles under your ownership? 406000
    9) Feel free to add anything else you wish to share[/QUOTE]

    Oil usage has been a head scratcher, reducing to 1500m/qt. after 150K, and rising back up to 4000m/qt after 300K.
    Entire drive train continues to be bullet proof, with clicking of valve lifters and low hissing noise when I go 40mph in stealth mode from the transmission, and more clicking when I do a slow sharp turn. Rough roads on my commute to work has caused the headlights to blink out requiring the lights to be turned off then back on. I have heard of other people that have the same problem and I am convinced that the problem is in the connectors because when I spray them with WD40 the problem goes away for awhile. Try that before you pay for an expensive Modual.

    Overall this car made for a great long distance commuter car. life time costs less than half of any other car selling when I purchased. The plug-in and full electrics have surpassed the Prius now, so I will not be buying another Prius, But this car will go down as the best car I've ever owned after 50 years of car ownership.
     
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  8. #1 Toyota salesman

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    I hate to get too sidetracked here, but there's really nothing wrong with vehicle with the incorrect mileage, unless you state clearly on it that it is the correct mileage. I don't know of a single states title that doesn't have a box on there. Why most vehicles you see, on the title after 150,000 miles or so they're just gonna have exempt or TMU (true mileage unknown)
    you bought a 10-year-old car with "150,000" miles. 150k or 300k, you didn't buy a classic Ferrari. Who cares?

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  9. nssdiver

    nssdiver Me digging' life

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    Permission to come aboard?!?

    1) Did you replace the HV battery pack? NO - still original.
    2) Did you replace the hybrid transaxle fluid? ~100K, 180K, 250K (Will replace ~60K intervals now)
    3) Did you replace the brake pads? 150K, 240K (due to a frozen caliper)
    4) Your lifetime MPG (if available)? 42MPG
    5) How often do you change your oil? 1x/year (whether it needs it or not)
    What brand / product did you use? Amsoil 0W-30 Signature Series w/ Ea filter
    6) How about post a picture of 300,000 miles on ODO? (Attached)
    7) Are you the original owner? NO. Bought certified used w/ 19K in '09
    8) How many miles under your ownership? 280K
    9) Feel free to add anything else you wish to share:
    - Went through a spat where I replaced wheel bearings in the front 5X in 50K miles @ ~180K...
    - Also: Coolant Control Valve ~200K, Rear springs/struts ~260K (springs broke due to rust through)
    - Plugs ~110K, PCV valve when I get tired of using oil, Rubber rear hatch switch cover;
    - Optima Yellow top battery w/ adapter wiring ~2012 (still going after flattening it twice!)
    - HID bulbs in each headlight

    Car has been T-boned (& repaired), a deer hit me, I sought revenge (on a family member)

    Unbelievably reliable and low cost/maintenance car all things considered. I fear I may lose it to cancer before any major/cost malfunctions.
    HV battery ventilation checked during rear strut replacement. Surprisingly clean.

    Will still run >100mph. Last run was 103 going up a slight incline w/ 3 adults in car. Ran out of road to safely continue.
     

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  10. nicoya69us

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    Good Afternoon to all. I made the mistake to bring a prius to central america and now im having a problem that i cant resolve. The dashboard goes black when its dark. It rains or its not hot enough. If anyone had this problem before please reply. Thanks

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  11. #1 Toyota salesman

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    I'm at 298040, right now, as I'm finishing the last 100 miles of a 700 mile trip last night/today. I'll put another almost thousand on it this week. I'll be in the 300 club next week. I bought it memorial day with 278,000. LOL

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  12. Jsmittysmit

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    I have a 2008 with 293600 on it. I just got back for a 2,000 Mile road trip with no issues. It does burn a good bit of oil now though. My mechanic says he thinks it's just a leak in the seals but there is never any oil on the ground where I park so I'm not sure I believe that. I bought mine with 278000 miles on it about 6 months ago and so far I have had to get a new key, new tire, replace catalytic converters, new tire, breaks, starting battery, and replace a sensor in the hybrid coolant Reservoir. I can't complain though. I got it for $2500 and she was super clean and I have all the past survice records. Planning to keep here going as long as possible. :)
     
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    Just put another 900 on it yesterday...I'll be at 300k Tuesday

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  14. bailor

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    I hit 299,999 miles this week. 98,000 of those miles came within the last 24 months. I am impressed with Toyota to say the least. I bought this car at 201,000 miles and since have replaced the spark plugs, and 12v. battery... thats it.

    1) Did you replace the HV battery pack? No, previous owner said no as well.
    2) Did you replace the hybrid transaxle fluid? No
    3) Did you replace the brake pads? No
    4) Your lifetime MPG (if available)? Not Available
    5) How often do you change your oil? What brand / product did you use? Whatever is on sale.
    6) How about post a picture of 300,000 miles on ODO? I can add the picture later.
    7) Are you the original owner? No
    8) How many miles under your ownership? 98,000
    9) Feel free to add anything else you wish to share. I've been having little misfires here and there, but nothing big until this past weekend when the engine began sputtering quite a bit. I thought it had finally decided to die. Changed the spark plugs and COP boots, and now running better than before.
     
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    I'm officially a member!

    I'm at 300,125 with another 400 to drive today

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  16. akaab

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    Getting close - 288,401, but my combination meter board has gone bad. I just got the following helpful info from Matt at Texas Hybrid Batteries.

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    All of the combo meters that came in the 04 and 05 model cars will stop at 299,999. We sell a conversion that replaces your meter with a newer version (06-09) that does not have the 300K limit. It will fix the failing display issue and the the odo limit which is great for you. The price is still the same as all of our rebuilt combo meters at $150. Orders placed on our website ship same day and take 2-3 business days to ship. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    Perfect timing!

    Paul A.
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    Jupiter, FL
     
  17. #1 Toyota salesman

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    Bought Memorial day this year (2018) at 278k
    I'm the third owner. First owner used it as a courier vehicle, second owner used it as just a daily driver. I believe both owners put the same amount of miles on the vehicle.

    it is the original HV battery, add stl going strong, according to techstream, etc...

    I know fluids and inverter pump had been changed by the previous owner, but I did all of that, as soon as I bought the car.
    I've been doing a lot of 700-800 mile single day trips lately, greeting 40-42 ACTUAL MPG @78-85mph, varying terrains
    Oil consumption is less than ideal, but I'm about change the PCV this weekend, so... 1536208943568.jpeg

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  18. SnT08Prius

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    The big 300,000 arrived to day!

    Main thing is the HV battery is original
    Tires get about 80,000 miles still drives straight.
    Engine replaced just over 270,000. (motor half apart now)
    Replaced engine mounts
    Replaced radiator
    Brakes once - still at 70%
    Replaced inverter pump
    Arizona paint burn... LOl the heat is awesome!!

    One thing I have noticed is the battery is not draining as fast on hill climbs as fast with the replacement engine (about 130,000 miles on it) so it seems that the old motor was well down on power and leaning on the HV battery a little too much maybe.. Last trip back from LA we were able to zoom up the hills and still maintain healthy battery life. The trip before we were down to 60 MPH max with a drained battery.

    Work needed: Rear drums, 1 front wheel bearing, shocks and windscreen.
     
  19. #1 Toyota salesman

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    Quick update...31 days later...
    307184
    With another 750 coming tomorrow

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  20. DMC-5180

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    What kind of job has you driving 750 miles in a day? Do you transport railroad crews or something?


    iPhone X ?
     
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