Engine Issues. Dealer Suggests Engine Replacement. Advice?

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  1. bindu

    bindu New Member

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    I have a Prius 2010 which at 155k miles had an engine issue. The toyota dealer says that it need be replaced at 5500 K cost which includes new engine / labor charges. 1 yr warranty on the new engine.
    Any adv?
    thanks in advance
     
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  2. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Have a used engine installed.
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

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    Have they told you any details as to what's failed on your current engine? If it's just head gasket, independent mechanics could take the head off, have a machine shop shop refurb it, and reassemble everything with Toyota's (very complete) gasket kit, for maybe $2500.

    2011 Prius Head Gasket Failure | PriusChat

    If the block has problems as well, piston/ring replacement, and perhaps a piston arm or two if bent, can be purchased: new piston ring set is around $100, and pistons are around $50 apiece. Guesstimate the piston arms are around $50 apiece, if needed.

    Another option regarding block: a complete/new "short block" can be purchased for around $1800, basically everything from the head gasket down.

    None of this is super cheap, but just food food for thought.
     
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    I would by a new engine if I were u
     
  5. bisco

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    ay 155k, i would look around for a mech that will install a low mile salvage. you can find many threads here and maybe youtube videos
     
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