Self proclaimed expert explains why Prius Headgasket Failures are normal, early, and inevitable

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  1. Rocky Mountain Priusman

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    This thread makes me want to put KIRKLAND brand extra virgin olive oil mixed with canola oil in my engine the next time I change it. How can it be much different than Toyota 0w-20?
     
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    It will be better.
     
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    It could clean the rings, one never know:D

    i actually had one of those wonders happen once. Had 20years old Corolla which had been running on mineral oils all her life. For some reason i put fully synthetic Mobil in and it started consuming oil. With mineral oil hardly any consumption. I just kept on driving and after second oil change the oil consumption stopped. I was really confused until a friend of mine told me ”your rings are now clean. you’re free now”:D:ROFLMAO: True story
     
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    I got some prime waterfront property in south Florida to sell you. For a really great price....
     
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    Yeah, my money's on Toyota 0W20. :)
     
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    Diesels routinely run lean and not incur real mechanical problems. I've not heard of a diesel with an aluminum cylinder head. They also don't have throttles.

    Gasoline engines are more sensitive to lean conditions IMHO.

    moto g power ?
     
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    GMs Duramax has had aluminum heads since it was introduced in 2001. The new 3.0l diesel for 2020 also has an aluminum block.
     
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    If you dislike your prius so much and doubt its reliability, why dont you sell it for another vehicle you like more, and why are you spending time on a Prius chat forum? Or is it a love/hate relationship?
     
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    i think aluminum diesels are quite common nowadays. I’ve had at least two with such. One had went through head job at around 100kkm:) Bad lifters
     
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    Because I can......and I have 5 vehicles.
    I'm on here because of misinformed people like you.
    Why even reply to or post something from me.
    I know more about the 3rd Gen than you ever will.
     
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    Ecodiesel?
     
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