Most important maintenance?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Mr. King Andrew, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Mr. King Andrew

    Mr. King Andrew New Member

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    I have a 2010 Prius Five that I recently bought that just passed 150,000 miles.

    It has had literally no major service reported at all in the Carfax or in the Toyota service history. Basically just oil changes, cabin air filter changes, and tire rotations.

    I just got the spark plugs changed with new ones, and put a new K&N engine air filter in. I wanted to get some other services done, mainly fluid changes. Am I missing something that may be more important that I should consider doing first?
    • Engine coolant change
    • Inverter coolant change
    • Transmission fluid change
    • Brake fluid change
    I want my Prius to live a long and healthy life. Am I correct to prioritize major fluid changes?
     
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    Egr circuit cleanse ;).

    Enjoy your new to you Prius (y).
     
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    Change all of the fluids. Run BG EPR before your next oil change, then add MOA and 44K afterwards to clean out the engine and fuel systems. Keep an eye on the dipstick for the next thousand miles to see if you're burning oil. And definitely clean out the EGR circuit to potentially mitigate any issues with your engine.

    Have the brakes, struts, and tires checked as well.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

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    Your bullet point list is good. I'd add a FULL brake inspection. That's supposed to happen every 30k miles or 3 years, according to Toyota USA. .
     
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    Unless it's been totaled and repaired, damaged in some way, something major in the past redone, or not showing signs of something needing service other than the norm. I'd say drive it and maintain its regular services..... oil, filters, tires, brakes......etc
    The stealership has all sorts of garbage maintenance scheduling so they can line their pockets.

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