Turtle uphill and Hybrid system overheat... please help

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Shahzad Nayyar, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Greenteapri

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    It's dusty, for sure. How's she running now?
     
  2. Shahzad Nayyar

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    Well like i said. It runs smooth. Did the same earlier. The test will be on mountains where the car needs every bit of power. Will check and let u people know
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    I think the previous japanese owner did... there were quite a number of hair removed from the fan
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    Has anybody here ever used engine oil to grease up the motor/ bushes? My mech wanted to do that but i did not agree as it is very close to the HV battery. Your comments please

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    The battery should not really get so warm when going uphill.
    More when breaking / accelerating like on a road with many roundabouts

    But you should always keep the fan clean.
    And lubed. I don't see how oil could interfere with the battery
     
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    Motor oil has metal additives in it that are conductive. IMHO it would short the brushes and cause a fire. If lubing the fan, I'd first clean out the old lube and replace it with new Toyota dielectric lube.

    If he wants to do more, instead I'd have him install a filter on the battery air intake. There's a Toyota part number floating around here somewhere on PC.
     
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