How many miles on your Gen 3 and what Repairs / Maintenance have you done?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Michael Wood, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Kurt Weiske

    Kurt Weiske Active Member

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    2014 PiP at 145k miles. Drives great, except for some rattles in the under-trunk area I'm trying to isolate. I'm getting 52-54 mpg highway. Regular oil changes, at 130K did spark plugs, inverter and engine coolant. Cleaned the MAF and throttle body recently, and added a a can of Seafoam to my gas tank at 140. Original brakes are OK, Hybrid battery tests out at 79% or capacity. Never replaced the 12v battery, but it looks simple enough - and I want to reset the factory radio, too - replacing the battery should do the trick.

    The OEM Bridgestones lasted 35K, I replaced them before a rainy winter as they were going bald. Michelin Defenders next, great sticky gobs, fun to drive, took a 2-3 mpg hit for about 5K miles before they settled in. They lasted over 60K, now running on Yokohama Avid Ascends.

    The next time I do an oil change I may put some Seafoam in and run it for 100 miles or so before the change.

    For fun I replaced the map lights, door lights, dome lights and trunk area light with LEDs.

    I might tackle the EGR myself in the coming weeks.
     
  2. FMC-Irl

    FMC-Irl New Member

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    2012 with 178k Kms. Nothing but regular oil services every 16k Kms. Although this week the rear heat shield came loose but fixed with a few oversized washers. Due plugs and pads/discs all round at next service. The most reliable hassle free car I've ever owned.
     
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  3. HomerCT200h

    HomerCT200h New Member

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    From what I recall, last time I used seafoam on a car over a decade ago, if you run that stuff on your engine then you're going to want to do spark plugs afterwards as well. But I'm sure it says on the can or somewhere.
     
  4. jadd806

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    I'm closing in on 159k on my 2015. Here's what I've done so far. Just had my first (and probably only) brake job.

    Hoping to get at least 5 more years out of her, should be easy now that my commute has gone from 30k miles per year to 7k.

    Worth checking out the EGR even if I haven't experienced oil burning?

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  5. bikes4u

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    Unscrew the 3/8 inch stainless tube and see how gummed up it is. That's a good indicator of the entire system
    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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  6. eliteconcept

    eliteconcept 700 mile club, top tank mpg 69.5

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    2014 had since it was new in August 2014. Currently has 115k on it, and plan to drive it another 2 years before replacing it. To this point I've just had to change fluids (oil, coolant-engine, brake fluid), filters, spark plugs, and tires. OEM Ecopias lasted 60k, and looks like the replacement ecopias are going to last about 60k as well. I will be replacing preventively my 12v battery in the new couple weeks before the real cold of winter starts to set in.
     
  7. tb07prius

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    33k check oil once a year whether it needs it or not. Alls good.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
  8. Grit

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  9. MexicanChip

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    89k 2015 Toyota Prius in a Dry hot desert environment for most of the year.
    Mainly city Driving and a handful of roadtrips up in Northern Nevada and Northern Arizona.
    Here it is:

    Oil Change with new filter every 10k miles
    Top off fluids every 5k miles
    12 Volt battery Replaced 3 years of use. (The Las Vegas Desert destroys these batteries within 5 years)
    Tires Replaced at around 40k miles
    Water Pump Replaced 86,432 Miles (much easier than anticipated)
    Three sets of Windshield wiper blades.(rockauto)
    One hubcap that fell off when I ran over a pipe on the freeway.
    Engine Coolant drain and Replaced at same time the water pump was replaced
    Headlight restoration with a cheap kit from amazon after five years of the sun baking the UV coating off.

    In line next is a lot of preventative maintenance Cleaning my Intake manifold and EGR service, spark plugs, installing Oil Catch Can, Transmission Fluid Drain and Fill, Upgrade my drain plug to the valvomax drain system, and relocate the pcv valve.
     
  10. Stangar

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    Original owner with 240,480 miles on my 2011. Mainly highway driving in the high desert of Southern California. I seldom exceed the speed limit.

    Oil/filter changes (Mobil 1 Synthetic, 0W-20) and tire rotation every 5000 mi. Air filters changed every 15,000.
    Trans fluid changed every 30,000 mi with Toyota WS.
    Original brake pads and discs. Brake slide pins lubed and brakes bled every 50,000 mi.
    Changed coolant every 50,000 mi.
    Spark plugs changed at 104,320 and 183,501.
    The original Yokohama S33 tires lasted 105,000. (195/65 15)
    The Michelin Energy Savers were good for 135,120. They were replaced last week with Michelin Primacy A/S from Costco. (Love 'em and on sale)
    EGR cooler and intake manifold cleaned at 183,500 along with the addition of an oil catch can.
    New 12V battery at 143,325.
    Replaced water pump and thermostat at 208,222 for preventative maintenance.

    All maintenance items completed by myself.

    I'm a believer in multiple oil changes early in the engines life with an easy brake in. I changed the oil and filter at 250, 1100 and 5000 miles.
     
  11. Stangar

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    Oh yeah, . . I changed the struts, strut bearings and shocks at 157,000 miles with the OE part numbers. Much, much nicer ride then as those components were at the end of their life.

    Also, early in the cars life I added all the Cusco braces: shock tower, front, middle, rear braces and the sway bar. That added considerable stiffness to the chassis.
    I needed to remove the Cusco rear sway bar as it was a little harsh for my taste.
     
  12. Stangar

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    Crap! I said the magic thread ending word.
     
  13. ChapmanF

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  14. Steven Tessler

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  15. drbtz

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    It's been almost a year, I'd love to see where everyone is at.

    My 2015 is sitting at 124,356mi. Did plugs, coolant, EGR, manifold at 120k. Installed an OCC at 123k.

    Checked brakes and they still have lots of life. Replaced a oil filter housing after it cracked on me.
     
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  16. Montgomery

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    63k on a 2015. Replaced 12v at 4 years. Changed oil filter system to the spin on type. Love it now! Much easier to change my oil. Oil changes every 5k. At 60k, had coolant, transmission fluid, new spark plugs, fuel injectors cleaned, OCC installed and EGR clean done. Fuel injectors were really clean! They asked me what gas I use. I don't use anything special but I tend to buy Chevron Techron gasoline. Brakes as still like new (hardly any wear). I also used to list all my work done on the Toyota website. But they took it down. Now they call me every month about some special they are offering. I won't take my car to a dealer. I use independent people.
     
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