Toyota’s reasoning for discontinuing the Prius V stems from the success of another hybrid: the RAV4. When the RAV4 Hybrid was introduced in 2016, sales for the Prius V took a steep decline. Sales for the RAV4 Hybrid went up following that decision.Apr 30, 2020
Although timing belts are critical, there’s no need to replace them regularly –unless explicitly recommended in your Toyota owner’s manual. Some automakers recommend changing a timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000, others don’t. Many of today’s timing belts can go 100,000 miles or more without needing to be replaced.
Braking and coasting charge the battery and allow for greater fuel efficiency since the gas engine isn’t being used as much. This action results in Prius drivers doing a lot of slow coasting early on from a stop sign or traffic light. Some people even try to stop naturally without ever touching the brake.Aug 3,…
AMSOIL fights timing chain stretch If you drive a T-GDI engine that’s known to suffer from timing chain stretch, like the 3.5L EcoBoost, it’s best practice to use a good synthetic oil, like AMSOIL synthetic motor oil, and a quality oil filter to help fight soot-induced timing-chain wear.Aug 3, 2020
Starting at around 2010 or so, most Toyota models switched from timing belts to timing chains. It’s not a hard-and-fast rule of thumb, but it does cover most vehicles. You’ll have to check your owner’s manual to be sure if you’re not one hundred percent right now, and with some older models there is a…
The timing belt in your Toyota is essential to the running of your car. It connects the crankshaft to the two camshafts, allowing the valves to open and allow air into the engine at the right time. If the timing of airflow in your engine is not precisely right, the engine will not start properly.
What are the symptoms of a bad timing chain? The engine misfires. Once a timing chain is stretched and has lost its integrity, the chain may skip a gear and lose the necessary coordination leading to an engine misfire. There is a rattling sound. Check your car’s oil for metal shavings. Mar 17, 2021
Replacing the timing chain is one of the most important maintenance steps your Toyota will need, but timing chains have no set schedule for replacement. Timing chains may need to be replaced when the chain loosens, which may occur up to around the 250,000 mile mark.
If your timing belt is in need of replacement, you can expect that service to cost anywhere from $300 up to $500. Because the timing belt is not easily reachable on many vehicles there is a good bit of disassembly and reassembly needed to get to the belt. Economy cars with smaller engines require less…
every 60,000 to 100,000 miles Since the timing belt has such an important job, it’s crucial to have it replaced regularly. In most cases, there is no indication that a timing belt is becoming worn. Often times, it just breaks. That’s why most manufacturers recommend you have your vehicle’s timing belt replaced every 60,000 to…
With regular maintenance, a Toyota Prius owner can expect to get between 200,000 and 250,000 miles out of their Prius, with some owners topping the 300,000-mile mark and going strong. As the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, the Prius has an established history of reliable service for more than two decades.
If a timing belt breaks in a freewheeling engine, the engine will simply stop running. But other Toyota engines are interference engines. This means that the pistons, when fully extended, occupy the same place in the cylinders as the valves do when they’re open.Aug 3, 2020
Most automakers recommend replacing the timing belt every 60,000 to 105,000 miles. Timing chains are heavier and more complex than timing belts, but they also last much longer. Like timing chains, timing gears are strong, accurate and last a long time.Dec 12, 2018
a 1993 until 1997 they switched over to timing chains. In 1998 they actually went to timing belts and stayed that way until the year 2007. Since 2007 Toyota Land Cruisers have been using timing chains. Toyota Matrix: Between 2003 and 2013 the Toyota Matrix was using the timing chain.Aug 29, 2020