Anyone know a good Prius mechanic in Dayton Ohio?

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  1. Limerick

    Limerick New Member

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    Hi everyone. New Prius owner and have the cold weather knock. Does anyone know of any reliable mechanics near Dayton Ohio who can help with this? preferably not a Toyota dealer.

    I have a 2012 Prius v with 148k miles. Drives well and the sound and heavy vibration goes away when the cars warm. It is throwing a CEL with the codes reporting misfires in 3/4. 2 pending and 1 confirmed. Dealer I bought it from told me to take it to a shop and that he’d never seen any issues with the car and that it’s in excellent condition. He thinks it could be old gas because the car sat for 4-6 months
     
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    Just put some dry gas in it. STP. found at any auto parts store
     
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    I’m fairly certain it’s a head gasket issue. Pulled the service records and the dealership said car overheated and blown head gasket not repaired :/
     
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    Same dealership as:

    “Dealer I bought it from told me to take it to a shop and that he’d never seen any issues with the car and that it’s in excellent condition.”

    ?
     
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    Call Toyota and explain ?

    If story holds water, I wouldn't take it to 3 party, at least not until the stories get all straightened out.
     
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