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You rid of a car when costs of repairs exceed value of the vehicle. Cars tend to be like an old wooden ship with rotten hull. You patch one area, and it falls apart somewhere else.
Well, as far as I can find Toyota does not recommend boring or honing the cylinder walls. The cylinder walls are obviously damaged, and with no way to repair them there is no way to repair the engine.Besides take the pictures above what other test have your done to determine the condition of the engine? Compression test? Leak down test? Oil comsumption test?
Those test would give you some idea on how much it would take to repair your engine vs replacing the engine! Since the gas engine on the Priuse used more for recharging the Hybrid batteries and supplemental power, it might not need to be 100% to keep the vehicle operational!
Thanks for the advice! I'll keep it in mind.Have the battery refurbed, keep the oil full and replace the cat. Drive a couple more years and look for a replacement.
How much oil consumption? If not more that a quart in 1000 miles then the cat will last, below 500 per quart and it will eventually get contaminated. I had a customer move to Cali and his Z was using quart in 500. He drove it across the country against my advice and it passed Cali emissions for a 1976.
Yes, it has sat on several ocassions. The previous owner had said it had sat for a year. Then I bought it and it has sat for two more years.The two worst spots I see on the cylinder walls look like it sat without the engine moving for a fairly long time, top ring with valve slightly open to allow moisture in cylinder.
Which is why I asked what test have you done on the engine!Well, as far as I can find Toyota does not recommend boring or honing the cylinder walls. The cylinder walls are obviously damaged, and with no way to repair them there is no way to repair the engine.
Having said that, there are forged aftermarket pistons for these engines. However, they are $800 and up for a set and as said before, Toyota does not recommend boring the cylinders because the sleeve is very thin.
And the results are:Compression test on a hybrid is a bit more complicate than a regular engine, but in a case like yours, it would help you decide which would be a better option to go with.
Cold and snowy as usual. I got my studded snow tires on the Avalon finally for the wifey. Roads are pretty slick and it's supposed to snow again tonight.Have to ask, how is the weather up there?