When you fill up gas tank...

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by Justin Hargrove, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Andyprius1

    Andyprius1 Senior Member

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    my demise is imminent, boo hoo.........or, my calculations are killing me.
     
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  2. Matt H

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    900km.

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  3. ztanos

    ztanos All-around Geek!

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    Epic! How many times have you changed the transmission fluid, if any?
     
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    121,000km on the clock. September the car will be 6 years old.
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    Changed transaxle fluid with Toyota WS at 80,000km. Changed the brake fluid and 12v battery at 3 years with Toyota battery and fluid. Changed the key FOB batteries at 3 years. Changed tires at least once...maybe twice...can't remember. Toyota 0W-20 oil and filter every 10,000km. Toyota engine air filter every 50,000km. Pulled and cleaned HV battery fan at 80,000km. Wiper blades, etc.

    Brakes are all in "like new" condition. Had to remove the rear drums and lightly sand the linings (deglaze) twice, as they like to grab when coming to a stop when it's raining.

    That's it. The above mileage is my normal (not hyper-miling, just paying attention) daily commute of just over 20km each way. No AC, which is coming to a stop this week ;-) Car gets the same mileage it did when it was new. HV battery check for block variation during max charge/discharge shows about 0.5v...but you really never know when the battery is going to give up... My oldest son works for Toyota, and they see their share of battery failures at this age/mileage in hot/humid areas (where we live), but a new battery, dealer installed is only around $1,500 here. I figure I've saved about 2,380 liters of fuel over a comparable non-hybrid 1.5 liter-class Toyota. At ¥110 per liter, that's about $2,500 in gas savings, let alone the low maintenance these cars require compared to a conventional car.
     
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    That's awesome and aligns similarly to what I've done, granted, I have only 99k miles. I plan on doing my trans fluid at 100k just to be on the safe side.

    That's interesting about the sanding of the rear linings, I've found that it's my front linings that are my issue. When the car sits in the rain, the rotors rust and it takes a few seconds of driving with my foot on the pedal to scrape it off or I'll get grabby brakes.

    You can see my fuelly tag, I just drive it like a car, mostly. I do the speed limit in cruise control, maybe 5 over. :D
     
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    Finally remembered to check distance-to-empty-forecast at a fill-up.
    544 mi. (875 km), because it's summertime and the hyper-miling is easy.
     
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    Completely off subject, but nice to see someone else with a Habanero C.
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