John's Maintenance

2004 Prius (Iconic)

Last Updated: Mon. 3/23/2009

 

 2004 Prius - Scheduled Maintenance

 2001 Prius - Maintenance Data

 2001 Prius - Scheduled Maintenance

 Maintenance:  Changing Oil

 Maintenance:  Air-Conditioner Filter

 Maintenance:  Wiper-Blades

 

Miles

Cost

Summary

114,122

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

106,375

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

100,609

$42.59

Brake Inspection and Tire Rotation.
100,609

$104.54

Coolant Fluid drained & refilled.

100,609

$105.11

Transaxle Fluid drained & refilled.

98,009

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

93,454

$531.01

Tires replaced.

$132.75 each;  including  tax, labor, valve-stem, road-hazard coverage, and disposal of the old tire.

That previous set of Michelin HydroEdges worked so great, the choice of replacing them with the same was a no-brainer.

90,078

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

89,896

$159.97

Comprehensive Service:
   Tires rotated.
   Full Inspection performed (batteries, ball joints, dust covers, steering linkages,
   exhaust pipes & mountings, fuel lines & connections, drive shaft boots, tires,
   drive belts, brake linings-disc-drums, rack & pinion assembly, flange bolts,
   suspension, transmission & differential fluids, etc).

The rear brakes needed cleaning; 3mm (50%) remaining.  The front brakes were at 7mm (70%) remaining.  Tires will be due for replacement next service.

85,407

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

77,523

$26.13

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

74,008

$166.99

Intermediate Service:
   Tires rotated.
   Basic Inspection performed (suspension, steering, exhaust, etc).
   Driveline components lubricated.
   Brakes cleaned & adjusted.
   Fluids topped-off.
   Engine Air-Filter replaced.

70,045

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

62,504

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

The was the first change using a 7,500 mile interval.  The oil was in remarkable condition still, not as dark or as thick as a traditional vehicle with changes more often.  The extra miles don't appear to be any concern at all, which makes sense from an engine that isn't worked hard due to the hybrid's design.

60,307

$114.08

Comprehensive Service:
   Tires rotated.
   Full Inspection performed (batteries, ball joints, dust covers, steering linkages,
   exhaust pipes & mountings, fuel lines & connections, drive shaft boots, tires,
   drive belts, brake linings-disc-drums, rack & pinion assembly, flange bolts,
   suspension, transmission & differential fluids, etc).

57,023

$27.06

Air-Conditioner Filter replaced.

55,306

$17.88

Engine Air-Filter replaced.

55,301

$52.71

Tires rotated & balanced.

55,236

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

50,068

$24.84

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

45,004

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

44,939

$143.96

Intermediate Service:
   Tires rotated.
   Basic Inspection performed (suspension, steering, exhaust, etc).
   Driveline components lubricated.
   Brakes cleaned & adjusted.
   Fluids topped-off.

40,016

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

36,418

$24.92

Wiper-Blades replaced.

35,368

$18.91

Tires rotated.

34,998

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

29,994

$20.22

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

29,718

$247.77

Comprehensive Service:
   Tires rotated.
   PCV-Valve replaced.
   Engine Air-Filter replaced.
   Full Inspection performed (batteries, ball joints, dust covers, steering linkages,
   exhaust pipes & mountings, fuel lines & connections, drive shaft boots, tires,
   drive belts, brake linings-disc-drums, rack & pinion assembly, flange bolts,
   suspension, transmission & differential fluids, etc).

It was quite routine.  They have obviously done many of these comprehensive services at this point.  All went well... though, they gave me a free rental since the TSB & LSC were scheduled for that same visit. 

25,016

$23.77

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

24,917

$44.67

Tires rotated & balanced
Brakes
inspected

20,048

$23.77

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

19,981

$38.99

Tires rotated.
Brakes
inspected.
Air-Conditioner Filter replaced.

15,896

$49.99

Alignment

Since I was buying brand new premium tires.

15,896

$453.40

Tires upgraded.

$113.35 each;  including  tax, labor, valve-stem, road-hazard coverage, and disposal of the old tire.

Michelin HydroEdge
 
   185 / 65 R15
 
   44 PSI maximum
 
   1168 lbs. load maximum
 
   Standard Rolling Resistance
 
   856 Revs per mile
 
   11/32 in. Tread-Depth
 
   86T Speed & Load Rating
 
   "A" Traction
 
   "B" Temperature
 
   760 Treadwear    (as of November 2004, available with 800 Treadwear)
 
   85,000 Mile Warranty    (as of November 2004, available with 90,000 Mile Warranty)

Driving over a piece of metal (which looked like the blade of a carving tool) caused a puncture-slice along the base of the tire too large to reliably be repaired.  So I took this incident as an opportunity to upgrade the tires, rather than just purchasing a replacement for the damaged standard tire.

The HydroEdge tires are premium grade.  They improve vehicle handling on both wet (rain & snow) and dry roads, as well as allowing for tighter corning abilities.  The tires should last considerably longer too.  The affect on efficiency rather is relatively minor (about 1.5 MPG lower).

The pressure I drive with these tires is 44 PSI (front) & 42 PSI (back).

Please check my personal-logs for "Upgraded Tires" comments.  Here's a few:   500 Miles   1,200 Miles   1,254 Miles   Primary Break-In   Photos   2,000 Miles   3,650 Miles   Secondary Break-In   Wet Driving   Improved Treadwear & Warranty   8,000 Miles   On Snow   Balancing   Ice Driving   Winter Storm Driving   Rain & Snow   On a Classic   19,000 Miles   21,000 Miles   27,900 Miles   Nail In Tire   Nail In Tire, Again   Replaced at 77,558 Miles   Road Noise

15,102

$23.77

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

15,080

$143.96

Intermediate Service:
   Tires rotated.
   Basic Inspection performed (suspension, steering, exhaust, etc).
   Driveline components lubricated.
   Brakes cleaned & adjusted.
   Fluids topped-off.

11,653

$33.95

Tires rotated.
Brakes inspected.

10,004

$22.19

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

5,067

$22.19

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.  Used synthetic oil.

5,027

$38.02

Tires rotated.
Brakes inspected.

1,999

$26.35

Oil, Filter, Gasket replaced.

Switched to SYNTHETIC oil (5W-30 Mobil 1 SuperSyn).  It will protect the engine better than real oil and will slightly improve MPG.

 

Accidents  &  Repairs  &  Updates
 

Date

Cost

Summary

3-11-2009 $3.64

Light Bulbs replaced (both license lights in back)

9-29-2008 $3.83

Battery replaced for FOB #2

3-18-2008 $3.72

Battery replaced for FOB #1

11-10-2007 $2.04

Light Bulbs replaced (both parking lights in front)

4-10-2007 warranty

Catalytic-Converter replaced

4-04-2007 $54.00

Nail found in tire, again.  This time there was a leak.  It was plugged.

4-04-2007 $344.73

Air-Sensor replaced

9-26-2006 $1.03

Light Bulb replaced again

8-09-2006 recall

replace SSC-60C:  Intermediate Steering Shaft

7-25-2006 $1.03

Light Bulb replaced (in the rear, the driving one that comes on with the headlights, not the brakes)

7-06-2006 nothing

The mirror that displays the projection of the speedometer/odometer cluster began to rattle.  The fix was just a matter of detaching then reattaching the dashboard section above it.  No tools were required.

4-17-2006 nothing

Nail found in tire.  No leak was detected after removing it.

12-08-2005 free

update SSC-50P:  Electronic-Control-Unit Update & Sealant

11-16-2005

WD-40

Fuel Door spring-hinge had dried out due to exposure from salt, sand, and moisture.  Just a few squirts of WD-40 restored the needed lubrication. 
3-09-2005 free

update LSC-40J:  Navigation-System Software Update

3-09-2005 free

replace TSB EL002-05:  revised model of the Multi-Display

Besides providing the fix, this also introduced a handy new feature: the ability to toggle between the Energy & Consumption screens by pressing the "Info" button on the steering wheel.

3-03-2005 recall

replace SSC-40L:  Brake Light Switch

9-02-2004 free

update LSC-40E:  Engine Compartment Seal

6-23-2004 free

update SSC-40D:  On-Board Diagnostic

4-26-2004 free

update SSC-40A:  Electronic-Control-Unit Update

 

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