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What is the solution when you start burning too much oil?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Higgins909, Nov 12, 2023.

  1. 80eagles

    80eagles New Member

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    I have always been using pennzoil platinum synthetic 5w 30 in all my 3 Priuses
     
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    I have always been using pennzoil platinum synthetic 5w 30 in all my 3 Priuses
     
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    I have always been using pennzoil platinum 5w 30 in all my 3 Priuses
     
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    1.2 quarts in 370 miles would have gotten you a free set of revised pistons and rings in the first five years or 60k miles. Toyota knew the issue early but some seem to forget that fact. You got a lot of miles out of it since you are just now throwing additives in it starting at 198,000.

    Your high mile engine is a poor candidate for a rebuild. The cylinder walls can't be repaired and continuing to dump oil in it just means your $1800 catalytic converter will clog as well. In the meantime the engine will recirculate even more hydrocarbons, further carboning up everything.

    A professionally rebuilt engine is far better than a questionable jdm engine, some of which have proved to be domestic junkyard engines with high miles.

    Get a rebuilt engine and cruise for another 200k without engine issue. Or punt rather than going for 4th and long if your brake booster or hv battery has not been replaced.

    Prius gen3 hybrid pit rebuild ebay.jpg
     
    #22 rjparker, Nov 23, 2023
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    At this point id just do a junkyard engine swap