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Toyota Prius, Engine, Fuel System
#75 of 105 engine water pump Prius
Dec 29, 2010 (6:38 pm)
My local dealership keeps saying I need to replace the pump. The cost is almost $500. My Prius is a 2005 and no light indicater has come on or do I see any spots in my driveway. Has anyone else had this problem?
#76 of 105 Re: engine water pump Prius [graffiti1]
Dec 30, 2010 (9:54 am)
The water pump replacement and any related repairs are fully covered under the recent "recall". If you paid for anything related before, you should get all your money back.
#77 of 105 Re: engine water pump Prius [graffiti1]
Jan 06, 2011 (9:22 am)
You should contact your dealership again for there was another recall on the Prius Water Pump Inverter. This was actually my 3rd time replacing it...I did spend the $500 dollars initially BUT since there was a recall, I am submitting paperwork to get that dollar amount reimbursed.
it should be free to you if your vehicle falls under the recall. I too have a 2005 prius, so check with your dealership...if they still say the same thing, then contact another dealership and ask the same question. they should be able to see if your vehicle falls under the recall with the last 9 numbers of your VIN.
Hope this helps.
#79 of 105 Mobil 1 and Slick 50?
Mar 10, 2007 (10:21 pm)
I just purchased a 2007 Prius and have previously used both synthetic oil and Slick 50 to increase gas mileage in American cars. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions as to the use of either of these in future Prius oil changes?
#80 of 105 Re: Mobil 1 and Slick 50? [green55]
Mar 11, 2007 (7:44 am)
Owners report no improvement using Mobil 1 in the Prius. It may be because any improvement is too small to see - ie buried in the "noise" of random fuel economy changes.
Slick 50 had to change their formulation and reports I've read say it no longer provides much benefit.
#81 of 105 Slick 50 = waste of money Mobil 1 = just about the best oil you can buy
Mar 12, 2007 (5:51 am)
My subject says it all...
#82 of 105 05 Ford T-bird syn Oil and conv. top care
Mar 15, 2007 (6:10 am)
I just bought an 05 tbird and I usually use Mobil 1 synth. oil in my vehicles. The owners manual calls for 5w-20. What weight of Mobil 1 should I use as I don't think it comes in 5w-20? Also, what is the best method or product for cleaning and protecting the convertible top. My top is a light blue or grey color.
#83 of 105 DONT DO IT
Apr 05, 2007 (5:57 am)
Snake oil, that sums up SLick 50. Never use additives in new engines, they are NOT needed. Using Mobil 1 has all the additives you will ever need. Slick willy sells SLick 50. Case in point, had a 79 LTD wagon, I rebuilt the engine myself, and used Castrol GTX 10W30 in it. I put 300,000 miles on that engine, never once using an additive in it, just plain Castrol GTX. The car gave out, then engine did not. I pulled the engine and put it in another car, in the process I had to swap the oil pan, so just for kicks, I popped the bearing caps and plastigauged the journals. They were still in specs, and clean. If you stick with the recommended 5K oil change and use a good filter and good oil, you will NEVER have the need to add anything to the oil, dont waste your money on slick willy 50.
#84 of 105 Re: 05 Ford T-bird syn Oil and conv. top care [thundrjet]
Apr 05, 2007 (5:59 am)
Mobil 1 0-20 will work. THe low number is the cold value, the large number is the hot value. As long as you have the hot value where it is recommended you will be fine.