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Originally Posted by tochatihu
Listen to DanMan. Fluid flushes are some sort of evil dealer profit center in the case of Prius.
But meanwhile, fluid analyses have not been altogether yummy clean from Prius transmissions. A few of them have failed, and we don't know why. It would seem reasonable to drain and refill the type WS fluid every 60 k miles, even though not (yet) specified by Toyota. I appreciate that this might be overkill, but it will only add about 0.2 cents per mile to your total operating costs. You could save that amount by doing your own engine and cabin air filters. Let's spend our Prius-maintenance-pennies effectively.
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