A few general maintenance questions

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by DevChatt, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. DevChatt

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    Hey guys,
    My 06 prius is about to hit the 103k mark. Unfortunately at about 90k i had a water pump leak and had to get it replaced alongside with the engine coolant. So I have a list as follows of maintenance to do's and some questions with it...:

    1. Inverter coolant - will do this at the Dealer probably, unless this is generally a not too bad maintenence item, i've only ever drain and filled coolant on another car ever once...how are others experiences doing this?
    2. Oil Change / tire rotation - I may just have a cheapo 20 dollar shop do this, not due to the oil change, but because I feel too lazy to do the tire rotation haha...
    3. Spark plugs -- i've done these a few times before, but what plugs do you guys recommend? I've never anti seized or gapped plugs before and would prefer not to do either!
    4. PCV valve/ throttle body cleaning...these should be an easy combine with the spark plug right?

    Thank you all for the assistance?


    Edit: I've also meant to post this in the gen 2 forum...not gen 3!

    If a mod can move this thread (or show me how to), I would greatly appreciate it!
     
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    1) nothing wrong with that.

    2) mark the filter and tyres, and check the oil level before leaving.

    3) oem, plugs are easy, but take some digging to get to. they come pre gapped. you can check them, but don't try to change the gap.

    4) yes.

    5) click the report button under your post and request forum change.

    6) all the best!(y)
     
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    I believe 2006 Prius is Generation 2
     
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    Thank you bud! Do the OEM ones require applying anti seize?
     
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    no, i'm not even sure it's a good idea. check youtube for instructional video's, specifically nutzaboutbolts.
     
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    change transmission fluid too
     
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    Just did that one at the dealer with the serpentine belt. Seemed like a good idea. Belt was almost destroyed!
     
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