Is it time to hang this car up?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by vdubstress, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. vdubstress

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    So I was making a left turn this week and got the dash Christmas tree effect. The shop is saying new hybrid battery and hybrid system pump to the tune of almost $3k. Worth it at 187k? Or is it time to out the Prius out to pasture?
     

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    1) are they quoting you a genuine Toyota replacement battery?
    2) do you really, really like the car?

    Less than two "yes" votes = time to say goodbye.
     
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    Yeah, the shop said they will only do a new Toyota replacement. The car runs beautifully otherwise, I've owned it since it was new and it really doesn't feel like 12 year old car.
     
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    sounds like a plan. the longer you keep it going, the better for everyone.
     
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    vdub, where are you located?

    Also curious about what 'intake air screen' they are speaking of. Since I have yet to see one of those on any HV battery I've worked on............
     
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    What was the oil level?
     
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    If the engine is showing signs of heavy oil usage and it needs a battery I would let it go. It is a big financial decision one way or the other.
     
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    I'm in the Sacramento area. Not sure about the screen. I did go to grab my daughter's car seat (named tank) and noticed the vent area is linty/kinda gross looking.
     
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    I'm usually adding about 1/4th a quart St every fill-up, so about 1 quart every 1200-1500 miles. We've had a lot of wet, cold, windy weather, so the defrost, heat and AC have been running pretty much since November. I'm still getting about 48 mpg.
     
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    Just below the top dot on the stick.
     
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    It sounds like you keep a good eye on your oil level. A lot of people don't and wait till the light comes on and wonder why they have problems.
     
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    Might be worth investigating the battery fan if it hasn’t been cleaned before ;).

    Do you ever hear the fan running?

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    I rarely hear the fan, only when it is very hot here in the summer
     
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    hearing it and cleanliness are two different things
     
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    I've owned two Prii and never heard the fan run but hearing isn't one of my strong points.:)
     
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