How do I know if my 2014 v vin has the updated rings?

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  1. skydivetoday

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a 2014 prius v with 59,000 miles. I have no oil use issue at 5000 mile oil changes but wonder if I will?
    Is there anywhere I can look up if my vin is pre or after ring fix?
     
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    The attached TSB spells it out, I think.
     

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    Thanks for the fast response,

    If i understand this PDF my Vin of "JTDZN3EU6EJ011219" would be out of the oil burning cars? Is this correct?
     
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    For Prius v the piston/ring transition is:

    JTDZN3EU#EJ001475

    yeah I think so.

    Still, it’s a little presumptuous to label all previous to the cut-off VIN as “oil burning”, and to think post cut-off VIN’s are immune. I’d still consider shorter oil change interval than Toyota’s recommendation, and check level regularly.
     
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    I have installed a spin-on filter so the oil changes are easy and the anti-drain back valve help longevity. .
    I plan on 3,000 mile oil changes from now on, and just keep the car for many years.
    Thank you for the information.
     
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    Yeah the v's a very handy vehicle. And of course they discontinued it. :rolleyes:
     
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    The 3000 mile interval might be excessive, unless you don't drive at least 5000 miles in four months. The "Maint Req'd" light comes on at 5k, so I change the oil when the light comes on. Makes it easy to keep track. I have driven my 2013 V in hard Uber driving, and 5K oil changes. Now at 96K, I have no oil consumption issue. (Crossing my fingers).
     
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    No oil consumption on 96k Uber 2013 V is good news for all of us
     
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    You won't get the oil burning till 150,000..... if it happens at all