My 2010 Toyota Prius keeps running out of oil (about once a month it is completely dry). It is not leaking because I have placed paper under it for several days and there is never oil on the paper.

Asked by Jun 15, 2014 at 08:12 PM about the 2010 Toyota Prius

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Toyota Prius 2010 runs out of oil (dipstick is dry) about once a month.  I drive alot -
freeway mostly.  There is no leaking.  I am using full synthetic 0-20 oil that is
recommended by Toyota.  I have the oil professionally changed every 5000 miles.  What
could be causing my hybrid car to burn so much oil?

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Read through all 7 Pages on this link. I got through 2 of them, Check the PCV valve and you might think of going with a heavier weight oil due to all the highway mileage to slow down consumption........http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/t opics/2763986/1........In the meantime, check the oil more frequently, like once a week or before the dipstick is dry and add as required.

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