Evidence of previous maintenance?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Sterlingarcher6969, Aug 5, 2022 at 1:17 AM.

  1. Sterlingarcher6969

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    Hi everyone this evening I was going to preform a transaxle fluid swap on my 2014 when I saw these blue marks. Are these from factory? They are on both drain and fill plugs.
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    I think so my Gen 2 has pink marks all over the transaxle like that
     
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    Probably marked after torquing at factory. There's some transaxle fluid change tips in my sig btw.
     
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    Cool thanks guys. My genius self bought a set of hex sockets for the change but none of the 8 sizes were the one I needed
     
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    IIRC, it's 10 mm.
     
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    Don't forget, when changing your transaxle fluid, ALWAYS remove the fill bolt first.

    That way you won't be in a situation where you have dumped your transaxle fluid and cannot remove the fill bolt, leaving you stuck with an undriveable car.

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