Driving the Prius.Am i doing harm holding the Prius on a hill using just brake and accelerator.?

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Old 11 May 2010, 08:39 am   #1 (permalink)
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Driving the Prius.Am i doing harm holding the Prius on a hill using just brake and accelerator.?
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think so, but you can try to ask this guy: toytech7































He's been a Toyota tech for 20 years and seems to know these cars well.
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:41 am   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,































no, you shouldn't do any harm to the CVT/power split device system.































However, it's not like a manual transmission where you rev the gas engine to hold the Prius on the incline. You should press the brake pedal down for times like waiting for a stop light. That way you won't burn gas you don't need to.































The Prius' CVT/power split device will not be harmed by holding the vehicle on an incline while driving normally.































Follow the old school way (when you're parking on an incline) of pressing the parking brake down, and turning your wheels so they'll be stopped by the curb in case the vehicle rolls. That is the best.































Good luck, enjoy your Prius.
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