Hi all, new Prius v owner

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by farmecologist, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. farmecologist

    farmecologist Senior Member

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    Well, I'm resurrecting my thread for the new season. Thank god the winter is over...I have never seen so much snow! Plus, we were smack dab in the middle of the 'polar vortex'. Yes..it got down to nearly -30F....which is unheard up here in Southern MN ). It literally hadn't been that cold in decades.

    I'm happy to say that my zinc coated brake discs survived the winter in great shape! Here is the post from last year with pics when they were new :

    Hi all, new Prius v owner | Page 3 | PriusChat

    They really haven't weathered much,...no visible rust like I always see on the 'cheap' discs. I plan on installing these on our 2012 Hyundai Sonata this year. Our 2010 Prius liftback also has them on the front.

    So the first order of business this year is to replace my Clazzio seat cover bottom that a mouse ate. o_O Luckily, Clazzio was able to special order me the part. More details here :

    Had my first Wth moment - Varmit ate thru seat cover! | PriusChat

    Edit : Just caught another mouse nosing around under the car...up to three now! (y)


    After that...do the normal maintenance stuff and possible do the catch can thing. I may also try a brake bleed. Has anyone done this? I know @NutzAboutBolts has a couple vids on it...but is it necessary? Other than that...not much to do since I did pretty much every conceivable thing last year!

    To catch up , here is a list of all the things I did last year ( details in posts above ) :

    128,009 - OIL CHANGE -
    - Used BG-EPR treatment before oil change.
    - Replaced Engine Air Filter and Cabin Air Filter.
    - Replaced Engine Under Vehicle Splash Covers.
    - Installed Clazzio Seat Covers
    - Replaced 12V Battery
    - Cleaned Hybrid battery Fan
    - Changed Transmission Fluid
    - Changed Engine coolant
    - Changed Inverter Coolant
    128,532 - Changed PCV valve & tube.
    - Changed Spark plugs.
    - EGR cooler removal and cleaning, EGR tube cleaning.
    - Intake manifold removal and cleaning.
    - Rear Brakes ( Zinc plated rotors, new pads ).
    - Front Brakes ( Zinc plated rotors, new pads ).
    130,267 - Rear Shocks
    - Front Strut Assembly
    131,700 - Suspension component torque specs? | Page 3 | PriusChat
    - Replace Front Control Arms
    - Replace Front Steering Knuckles
    - Replace Front Brake Dust Shields
    - Replace Front Hub/Bearing Assemblies
    - Replace Front Tie Rod Ends

    Edit: Made list more clear.
     
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  2. padroo

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    My list wasn't as long.

    Changed oil.
    Changed wheels.
     
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    Bleeding brakes is good insurance but plenty of people don't do it unless they change a brake caliper or otherwise get into the hydraulic system. If you are talking about the viability of an oil catch can, I would say it can't hurt to reduce the amount of oil that ends up in the intake manifold but it is not likely to reduce oil consumption. If you are cleaning the egr valve and cooler it would be a good time to add a catch can if you wish. And a pvc valve. If you have to buy a new egr valve and cooler because yours can't be adequately cleaned, be prepared for a $250-$450 part. Sometimes they get clogged pretty bad. Toyota Part 25601-37010
     
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  4. farmecologist

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    Yep...I have been thru the EGR and intake manifold cleaning process twice..so no worries there (I updated my list above to make that clearer ). I'm still on the fence whether or not the catch can is worth it vs. just cleaning the EGR/intake periodically. I can see why it certainly is 'good' to do though.
     
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    When you look at what it collects, don't think that can be good. Some just collects at the bottom of the intake manifold, but that level seems to stabilize, and I'd speculate the intakes are getting a steady diet of the atomized goop.
     
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    farmecologist Senior Member

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    True. I think I'm just rationalizing the fact that I have been lazy on installing it. :D I even have all the parts. The next time in there I'll do it. I think I was obsessing over where to put the bracket too much last summer and due to that never installed it.
     
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