Scheduled Maintenance Guide

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by athas17, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. athas17

    athas17 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    2
    0
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    A service mgr told me a few yrs ago that a Prius can easily pass 300,000 miles. However, I've just reached the last pg in my maintenance guide which suggests maintenance at 120,000 miles. I am only slightly past that. Called Toyota and it seems they don't print a booklet for over 120,000. Doesn't make sense to me! The gal on the phone said just "start over" with page 1! I guess I'll have to start using notebook paper because I don't like having to dig thru receipts from the shop.
     
  2. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    13,982
    6,666
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    You can log all of your repairs online at the Toyota owners website. You'll see all your repairs done at a Toyota dealer and you can put manual entries yourself if you want to (like when you change an air filter)
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    If you take the US schedule, interval-by-interval, and enter it into a graph (spreadsheet, or even just paper), you will see the patterns emerge: oil and filter change, engine and cabin filter changes, brake inspections and so on. You can then just extrapolate as far as needed. The only exceptions I think, and these are noted in the Toyota document: are coolant changes, subsequent changes are at half the interval of the initial one.

    Here's an example I did for third gen, based on US schedule, but I'm too lazy to do it again for second gen :).

    upload_2018-4-19_13-14-36.png
     

    Attached Files:

    Alain D, SFO, JC91006 and 1 other person like this.
  4. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    13,982
    6,666
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    probably the same for 2nd gen
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Or very similar. 2nd gen oil changes every 6 months or 5000 miles? Funny thing is: graph format is very likely how the schedule is first laid out, and then they convert it to this cumbersome event-by-event list format.

    (I'll crack and make up a 2nd gen graph, shortly...)
     
  6. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    13,982
    6,666
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    2nd gen was based on the assumption of Dino oil changes, if you go synthetic, I think the schedule would be the same.
     
  7. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
  8. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Here we go, 2nd gen schedule. Please proofread, and if you see any clangors, lemme know:

    upload_2018-4-19_16-54-38.png
     

    Attached Files:

    Fern1461 likes this.
  9. athas17

    athas17 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    2
    0
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Thanks. I would have to extend it, since mine is at 126k miles.
    I noticed on your chart that the 2 air filters are suggested to be changed every 30k miles. But every time I go in for an oil change (5k), they suggest I put in new ones. I do those myself, and at every 5k they are filthy. ??
    BTW, today it's suddenly in the shop for an inverter water pump. Very expensive.
     
  10. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Check my chart against the Scheduled Maintenance Guide published by Toyota, I'm hopefully just transposing that correctly. You can download by googling Toyota Tech Info, and go to the Manuals section. There's no mystery: Toyota spells out when to do all this, it's just a somewhat awkward event-by-event format. Also, take the filter recommendations with a grain of salt: at the recommended change interval, check them yourself and make a judgement. It really depends on your environment.

    I'll attach a pdf of it too, but again, if you're missing any books, you can download at the above link.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Alain D

    Alain D New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2019
    2
    0
    0
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Thanks for the table! The only thing I'm not sure about is they list replacing ATF and front differential oil at 60k ONLY in the towing/heavy loading case... doesn't say when do it at regular schedule (as if never) within that 120k printed schedule!
     
  12. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Yeah responded to your other posting. :)
     
  13. exstudent

    exstudent Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    2,207
    840
    0
    Location:
    Torrance, CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    1st replacement should have been done no later than 30K miles. Then REPLACE every 60K miles. Read: Transaxle oil, recent analysis | PriusChat

    In the USA, Toyota list the transaxle fluid as a "Lifetime" fluid: top off as needed. In case you don't know already, NO LUBRICANT LASTS FOREVER. Toyota's definition of "Lifetime," will be very different than a consumer's. I would not be surprised if Toyota views the service life of a Prius as 10years/150K miles, even though many function well beyond those years/miles.
     
  14. ILuvMyPriusToo

    ILuvMyPriusToo Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    648
    422
    0
    Location:
    Outside Philly, PA
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Model:
    II
    The worn out lubricant that kills the car was indeed a life-time fluid! :eek:
     
  15. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    36,202
    25,015
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    FWIW, while Toyota USA says nothing about brake fluid, Toyota Canada now says to replace it every 3 years or 48K kms, whichever comes first. I guess I'm just trying to illustrate the gulf, between two Toyota entities. A few years back Toyota Canada didn't say anything about brake fluid either.
     
  16. padroo

    padroo Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    2,758
    2,209
    13
    Location:
    Chesterton, Indiana Another third world country.
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    I hate general terms like lifetime.
    At the moment I am in the process of replacing lifetime shingles on my house that lasted only 19 years.
    They prorate them and give you chump change back if they don't last. I am looking at $18,000 for a new roof that should of lasted a "Life Time".
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  17. srellim234

    srellim234 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    1,061
    1,172
    0
    Location:
    Laughlin, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Got mine back from the 150k service today. In addition to the chart I had the PCV, brake fluid and coolant changed. Overkill but I went with a tuneup including new spark plugs too. Recently we put on new tires, new shocks and struts and had the wheels aligned after I hit a coyote carcass on the freeway. Next up is a full Prolong hybrid battery conditioning in June.

    We're heading out on a coast to coast to coast (West to East to Great Lakes and back) trip July 1 and I want to be as worry free as I can be about the car.
     
Loading...