Prius 2010 excessive oil consumption

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by amritdiane, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. jack black

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    What is the liquid? Oil on top and froth/emulsion on the bottom?
    Do you short trip?
     
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    Yeah something like that. I keep thinking the bottom is like mayonaise, a mix of oil and water. There's a little gasoline in the mix too I'd speculate.


    A fair number of our runs are short, maybe 3~4 kms. Occasional runs of 30~40 kms.
     
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    I'm really surprised at what gets caught in an OCC. I should get one asap
     
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    If you look through the throttle with the plate held open you can see what it's catching. There was invariably a little "lake" down there on ours, basically the car's built-in OCC. But the level was stable, which to me infers that it's sort of a "surge pile", ie: stuff is landing there, but not staying, eventually sucking into the engine.
     
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    Same here, how many miles on your Prius?
     
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    OMG really? An engine recall? Do you still have your vehicle? Mine is having its first oil pressure level problem and I’m fearing it’s a big one. Taking it in today. Fingers crossed no damage as a result of driving with low pressure. I do not understand why this car doesn’t have an independent oil level symbol like it does for tire pressure....... damn I’m pissed!
     
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