Question about Toyota Prius
My '10 Prius is burning oil (2 qts. in a little more than 1,000 miles). They want to replace the short block for $6000. Are there any other options to repair?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine using oil
you might want to check your transmission level and coolant level it may be a bad head gasket and is leaking into one of these areas and that is possible why you cant see no leaks
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
The 5-30W gives the oil a better heat range, so when you go to Florida, the engine oil keeps it's viscosity better.
The 5-W20 has a lower heat range and is great in the upper states and canada where the temperature is not as hot as Florida or Texas.
The 0-W20 is even better if your in the colder climate like Alaska so the oil is not that thick, and when you have the start the engine first thing in the morning, the oil can move quicker to the upper part of the engine.
Best thing is no matter what oil you use, just as long as you follow the recommended oil change duration. Your going to be fine and have a long lasting engine and also make sure you warm up the engine first before running it hard to have the piston and cylinder walls expand the same time. As you run the engine hard when it's cold, the pistons expand quicker then the cylinder walls and after a few years. The pistons and cylinder walls will have to much play and you get piston slaps till the engine warms up.
Good luck and hope this helps and the 5-W30 is more forgiving if you go over a few miles between oil changes.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
SOURCE: burns 2 qts of oil
Sounds like valve stem seals are shot or oil rings. Fan is run by a relay swich is sent a signal from the ecm which gets it signal from the temp control switch.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
It's really up to you if you want to pay to fix it. How good has it been up till now? Is it still in good shape? You can go to www.kbb.com or www.nada.com to check bluebook value. If you do decide to have it fixed, I would strongly recommend that you have the timing belt replaced too if it's a 3.0 V6. They tend to break at about 250,000 miles. I would pay to fix it if it's been a good vehicle and is still in good shape, I've had 2 of them, they are tough little trucks.
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
sounds like possibly a bad intake gasket? bad valve guides, or stuck piston rings...or many other possiblities..perhaps a bad PCV vavle.
It should still be under factory warranty
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
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