Gen4 engine swap into gen3

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  1. Millie21

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    Has anyone on here ever swap a Prius engine or know a mechanic or mechanic shop that has done it. Around the Bay Area ?
     
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    yes, luscious garage and avi's automotive
     
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    Thanks ...if I can’t find a mechanic or a shop that willing to do it correctly. I may have to do it myself
     
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    And why would you want to do that?
    Edit: oh, I'm sorry, I checked the link and now I know...
     
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    Where is Avis automotive at ?
     
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    I'm wondering - would it be better to just get a GEN4 - it's so much better as a car to drive than a GEN3.
     
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    Another link, a series of videos, 4th gen into a Prius v:

    Swapping in a Gen 4 Prius' 2ZR Engine into the Prius v | PriusChat

    The First Transplant, the thread escapes me, it was by @cnc97 I'm 99% sure. And being the first person to do this (probably in the world), that's something. Maybe someone can post a link.

    BTW, maybe this should be in 3rd gen maintenance, kind of a fish out of water? OP can report and request it be transferred.
     
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    Berkeley ? Haven’t seen a Avis automotive In berk? Thanks It seem like the gen4 engine are more reliable then the gen3
     
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    Thinking of it, the entire engine compartment contents would likely to be needed - Engine, Inverter, Transaxle, 12v battery (different type) A/C, P/S, Catalytic Converter etc etc. Then there's the computer(s) and wiring loom - and I'm not sure about the battery, as it's not just in a different place, but it's a different specification.

    I can't see that it is worth spending that on an old Gen 3. Easier to just buy a Gen 4, much better car.

    But, I guess anything is possible, within reason.
     
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    Yea arts automotive try to get me to sell my Prius talkin about it’s a bad bad car. Hybrid of that model are the worst according to the dude there. Crazy
     
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    Has your Gen 3 engine failed?
     
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    Not yet. It burns oil I have 170k on a 2010
     
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    i always get arts and avis mixed up. i'm surprised to hear that about art, maybe he's sick of repairing gen 3's
     
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    Have you monitored the rate of consumption?
     
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    I’m not that savvy with cars n oils. But since my last oil change the dip stick has the oil at half have put 1,500 miles since the oil chance
     
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