Toyota Hybrid - Burning oil problems solved.I have taken a 2001 Prius to over 255k miles and a now a 2007 Prius to 272k miles but I recently found they can go a lot longer.
One problem is they start burning oil at around 100k miles or earlier.
Oil burn is a bad thing because:
- It will coat up the catalytic converter till the point where it stops working and is often needlessly replaced.
- You will loose compression and you oil gets dirtier faster shortening engine life.
- You have to add oil between oil changes.
When it gets really bad:
- You spark plus can foul up.
- You can run the engine oil dry and destroy the engine.
- Have to replace the catalytic converter. Maine, New York and California have restrictions on after market catalytic converters. As a result this can cost you thousands of dollars in those states.
- Waste a lot of money on oil and cause unnecessary air pollution.
My 2007 Prius 272k miles on it was burning almost 2 quarts of oil with every tank of gas. I was very lucky I had not ruined the engine by running it dry. I always carried spare oil in the car. IN SHORT I HAD NOTHING TO LOOSE SO I TRIED A METHOD THAT DIRECTLY ATTACKS THE PROBLEM. It worked! I now am not burning oil and the oil is staying clean. Now that I am not burning oil I am going to try to to clean up my catalytic converter but that is a story in progress.
You can download the exact details or just buy a battery or air filter from us and get the instruction with your purchase. The Air filters are just $10 and can prevent premature aging of your hybrid battery due to overheating.
The details and pictures are specific to the engine on a 2001 to 2009 Prius and Prius C. However, the steps you take apply to any Toyota hybrid