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Posted by mrv@kluge.net on April 18, 2007, 12:02 am
 



View the US Toyota Scheduled Maintenance Guides here:
http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/

also, be sure that you are getting the correct 30,000 mile service for
your Prius.  It is different for a NHW11 (more expensive) than for a
NHW20.

For a US NHW20 (2004-current) Prius, the 30,000 mile/36 month service
is:
<quote>
 Replace engine oil and oil filter 1
 Rotate tires
 Replace cabin air filter
 Replace engine air filter
Inspect the following:
   Ball joints and dust covers
   Brake lines and hoses
   Brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs 2
   Differential oil
   Drive shaft boots
   Engine and inverter coolant
   Exhaust pipes and mountings
   Fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent
system hoses
   Fuel tank cap gasket
   Radiator, condenser and intercooler
   Steering gear box
   Steering linkage and boots
   Transmission fluid

Additional Maintenance Items for Special Operating Conditions:
Driving While Towing
 Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis
Driving in Desert or On Dirt Roads
 Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis

Applicable Footnotes:
1) Reset the oil replacement reminder ("MAINT REQD") light after
replacing engine oil.
2) Inspect thickness measurement and disc runout.
</quote>

For a US NHW11 (2001-2003) Prius, the 30,000 mile/24 month service was
provided for free/complimentary by Toyota with the purchase of the
car.  The service was:
<quote>
 Replace engine air filter
 Replace engine coolant
 Replace engine oil and oil filter
 Replace inverter coolant
 Rotate tires
Inspect the following:
   Ball joints and dust covers
   Brake lines and hoses
   Brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
   Differential oil
   Drive shaft boots
   Exhaust pipes and mountings
   Fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent
system hoses
   Fuel tank cap gasket
   Steering gear box
   Steering linkage and boots
   Transmission fluid

Note: Maintenance services specified at this interval are provided by
Toyota at no charge, excluding items required for vehicles driven
under special operating conditions.

Additional Maintenance Items for Special Operating Conditions:
Driving on Rough, Muddy or Snow-Melted Roads
 Inspect nuts and bolts on chassis and body
Driving on Unpaved or Dusty Roads
 Replace air conditioning filter
</quote>


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