Point of oil catch can?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by kehyler, May 1, 2019.

  1. Grit

    Grit Senior Member

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    He's a member here that wanted actual data, scientific data, real data & did I forget to mention- DATA? Data of the long term cleaning benefits of the EGR circuit. I referred him to the main oil catch can thread because he had questions that literally were covered many times but he only looked at the first few pages of photos and concluded there wasn't enough "data." Then proceeded with an Italian tune up to clear out the EGR and the removal cleaning method wasnt productive.

    Also see post #40 and see my signature.
     
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    Didn't he want the broomstick of the witch of the West, too?
     
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    Based in the KC area, he’s close to the fictitious Dorothy:p.
     
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    If exhaust were coming out of the cooler that hot, the EGR passages in the plastic manifold would melt, methinks.
     
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    OOOOOOOH . HAHAHAHAHAHA. I'd be remiss if i said I didn't want/like data. But in this case it would be the opposite. I'm whole heartedly convinced the EGR clog is causing all this mayhem, and I jumped on board with both feet. My "jury is still out" is more in reference to the fact that we have a working theory, but no scientific procedure to prove it, even though I'm convinced the theory is correct. Anecdotal evidence is still evidence!

    When Lexus wrote up their report on our engine, they blamed our problems on "inferior" spark plugs, "inferior" ignition coils, and a leaking valve cover gasket. I was pissed as I didn't just buy the cheapest stuff from the store (though, I always do question how one determines "High quality" from "Low Quality"). They recommended using Platinum plugs and not Iridium. Really?? Platinum are BETTER than Iridiums??? My response..."If you are gonna say the product used is inferior, you had better have some solid research to back that up!" They rescinded their comments.
     
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    Was that Lexus corporate, or a Lexus dealership?
     
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