Drove on all electric mode for 8 months. No gas.

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by JDFINSFAN, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. JDFINSFAN

    JDFINSFAN New Member

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    I got a company car and didn’t have to add so many miles on my 2014 Plug-In with 165 miles and a blown head gasket.
    I however couldn’t always drive the company car and was forced to run errands in the Prius. I continued to get a charge over 11 miles and strategically drove around town.
    We have only one charging station across town at a Health foods store.
    Occasionally, if I thought I couldn’t make it home, I drove there to charge for 30 mins, the. Drive home.
    Anyone else primarily drive on Electric only?
     
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  2. Pluggo

    Pluggo Senior Member

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    Welcome. With short trips and frequent charging, you might go for years with a slightly blown head gasket, as long as a cylinder doesn't fill up with coolant and bend the crankshaft! I've got 3,377 miles on this fill-up with 3 bars remaining on my 2012. The indicated EV range is 10.6, but I'm sure that the estimate reflects recent air conditioner use. Fortunately, no head gasket problems. Here's my favorite head gasket graphic, showing six different areas the gasket can fail. The best failures are when oil or coolant are blown to the outside of the engine. Messy, but no driveability symptoms and not fatal unless you run out of either fluid.
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  3. bisco

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    since we got home from florida on 03/15, i have driven over 2,000 miles. 95% ev. and the 5% hv is me trying to burn off the tank of gas i foolishly bought, think i was going somewhere. :rolleyes:
     
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