Rattle When Gas Engine Starts

Discussion in 'Prime Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by antiglare, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. antiglare

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    I've noticed that on my Prime, when I manually switch over from EV mode to HV by pressing the HV/EV button, the engine makes a rattle like the sound of loose marbles being tossed. This only happens when the engine starts for the first time during the drive in HV mode; under normal HV operation, the engine turns on and off quietly.

    Has anyone else noticed this on their Primes?
     
  2. bisco

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    different than the cold start sound on your last prius?
     
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    I have noticed a similar thing;).

    And I installed an oil catch can at 21 k to collect data:)

    But here's what I found at 30k miles when I did our oil change:

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    So this spooge is recycling around :cool:.

    Since the engine runs less, the longer you go without running the engine, the more condensation builds. Something to consider (y).
     
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