Miles on yer Gen 3? (& major work done?)

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by CharlesPrius, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. CharlesPrius

    CharlesPrius Member

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    38-41, ouch
     
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  2. High Mileage

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    Change oil somewhere between 5-10K, uses 1/2qt in 10K miles.
    Trans fluid every 60K
    Coolant every 100K
    Tires every 70K
    Plugs and EGR clean at 192K
    Both rear wheel bearings around 200K
    Original 12V and traction battery
    Installed LED headlight bulbs at 220K miles, finally no more replacing bulbs every 6 months.
    I would love to have a new Prime advanced, I personally like the look other than the white interior on some of them.
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

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    ^ That's a keeper. (y)
     
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    We probably all feel the same way about each of ours;).

    I do about mine anyway:).

    It’s primed for the @bisco challenge(y).
     
  5. ALS

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    I have a little over 80K miles on mine. Normal maintenance items oil, tires, one set of front brake pads around 50K, I do the cabin and engine air filters myself. Major repairs were three wheel hubs, one rear brake caliper, and a new hybrid battery. So far so good, the engine doesn't use any oil between my six month oil changes.
     
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    In 80,000 mi. ??......:eek:
     
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    Yep the three wheel hubs and the real caliper were all within 60K miles. I got the your battery is deteriorating code at 73,500 miles and the dreaded your battery is dead replace it, at 78K miles.
     
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    Yeah until something real expensive fails, those brake components on the firewall for example, ugh.
     
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    Still cheaper than a new car;).

    And if low mileage like your garage queen, I’d sink some more into it(y).
     
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    Agreed, wholeheartedly.
     
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    OMG! ......
     
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    That’s the hilly salt belt for you:eek:.
     
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  13. CharlesPrius

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    I'd say you're the winner so far! Which LED's did you buy?
     
  14. CharlesPrius

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    Yeah my $1500 HeadGasket + Water Pump job was well worth it, it runs better than ever and I'm currently getting 53-56 mpg, the best ever.
     
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    202,000 original miles
    Tires: 105K miles on original Yoko's and 97K miles on Michelin Energy Saver A/S (and they'll easily go another 20K)
    51 to 54 mpg (calculated) mainly highway
    Oil change every 5K miles with Mobil 1 5W-20 (doesn't burn any)
    Tranny fluid every 30K miles with Toyota ATF WS
    Cleaned EGR cooler and installed OCC (oil catch can) at 185K miles (and it needed cleaning badly)
    Plugs at 105K (I need to change them again)
    New struts and shocks at 155K (and should have done it sooner. They were shot). That kicked my tail in the Summer heat.
    One new 12V battery - Original was still good after 7 years - preventative action
    One brake fluid change at 145K along with slide pin lube

    Environment: High desert of Southern California

    I drive the speed limit (65 and 70 mph) in the right lane. "Heh, you are holding us all up!"
     
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    My 2010 was totaled Dec. 29th, 2017. Like most here, nothing major to report other than a bunch of over-maintenance:). This summary copy/pasted from a thread 1 year ago:

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    - literally a couple hundred miles shy of 150k miles, I never got to truly "own" the hybrid battery which was still performing solidly
    - zero oil burn, TGMO 0w-20 at 5k mile intervals from new, never varied once from this protocol
    - transaxle fluid changes at 87k, 97k and 140k
    - both coolant loops drain/fill twice
    - Intake manifold EGR ports cleaned at 97k, fully gooked and low rpm acceleration "shudder" prompted
    - driver side transaxle seal at 97k
    - front pads and rotors at 100k
    - rear pads and rotors at 115k
    - original wheel bearings
    - plugs and PCV at 130k
    - entire EGR circuit cleaned and preemptive water pump replacement at 140k

    - Winston Chin's ETC spoofer
    - Energy Savers summer, x-Ice 3's winter
    - H11 to H9 low-beam mod
    - LED parking, interior and rear license plate bulbs

    The plan was to stay ahead of oil burning/EGR/head gasket issues and go for "gen 2-style" mileage. Will start over now with a 2014 just picked up Saturday (Jan 13, 2018).
     
  17. High Mileage

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    CharlesPrius, I purchased the Hikari kit for the H11 6K cool white bulb on Amazon in Dec 2017 for $70. They have done well for me so far.
     
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    150k (about 120k ours) on a 2012 Prius Three.

    - Changed the low beams twice.
    - Changed the transaxle fluid at 125k
    - Oil changes at 7,500 with Pennzoil Platinum 0w20 (now high mileage).

    Taking it in tomorrow for front brakes and a brake fluid change. Since I'm dropping it off I may see what they want to change both coolant loops and the water pump. Probably do an EGR this summer. It might be losing 1/2 qt over 7,500 miles, maybe.
     
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  19. Soujiro13

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    Yup cleaned it thoroughly, definitely did improve from the 34-36 was getting prior to cleaning. It's weird though, once in a while I will easily get 44-46 mpg. Can tell the system is kicking in easier. Driving habits stay similar.
     
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    I am up to 370,000 miles on mine with no major repairs needed!
     
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