Just Bought a 2012 For $700 with a Blown Head Gasket

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  1. Cosmo Tigato

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    Just Installed the OCC (Oil Catch Can) in the 2012 Prius 2

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    .After about 175 Miles on the new Head Gasket in the 2012 Prius 2, the Intake Manifold looks like this.

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    Awesome awesome awesome!!!!
     
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    Do you have an update on how the motor is doing? Any oil in the catch can? Thanks!
     
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    The Motor is running Fantastic.! (230 miles on the new Head Gasket)
    No Oil in the Catch Can! (just Water!!!) 62 Miles with the OCC

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    This is the same car you had water pooled atop the intake valves? From living on the "wet" coast??

    Is there any baffle in that can?
     
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    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    62 miles is peanuts btw, probably why there's not noticeable oil.
     
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    I don't live on the coast.

    Nope.
    That was the Red 2011 car that had Gas pooled atop the intake valves.
     
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    I was asked for a update so I opened it up and took a picture :D
     
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    I do at least 800 a week......sometimes 1200
     
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    That's great! I know it's very satisfying for you!

     
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    Why is it I always end up looking at the Large Cup Size Bathing Suits on this site?
     
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    Wow!!! :eek:

    I do about 80 Miles a Week o_O

    Every 3 months, I take a 700 mile round trip.

    So, I takes forever to rack up miles.
     
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    Day ain't over and I've done 180
     
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    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

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    I'm happy not to have to drive that many miles, but I have to say, OP has impressive skills. Great job, too. It's also good work when it's something you enjoy doing, of course! Two thumbs up at minimum.
     
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    Awwww Shucks

    Toyota is my favorite.
    Prius is Super Fun to work on.
    It's nice that you don't have to remove the inverter assembly in the Gen 3 (unlike the the previous Gens)

    Thanks again for the Compliment.

    If anyone in my area needs help working on their car, look me up, I would be happy to help.
     
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    Portland/Beaverton maintenance MeetUp this Saturday at my place. PM if you want to come.
     
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