Overheation question

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by exmetrodriver, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. exmetrodriver

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    So without a temp gauge on the gen 2's how would you know if your engine was overheating from radiator fluid loss from a leak in your coolant system?
     
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    probably get an idiot light on the dash. hopefully before there is damage. be careful if you grille block.
     
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    if you have a leak, you should take care of that before driving
     
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    Well that would be "Common Sense" my friend not to drive anything knowing it was leaking. I'm talking blown radiator hose, ect, ect. Will these cars not drop a warning light if your car suddenly overheats? If not, I find that very odd. A first of its kind in modern automobile history possibly.
     
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    My Prius c has this note in the owner's manual:

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    Perhaps your manual has something similar.
     
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    seems like all it ever does is light up like a Christmas tree, whenever it's broken. is the low oil light the same?
     
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