Well after two Aisin water pumps went out on my 2013 Prius PHEV Plug-in, I decided to go a different route.
For clarity, they didn’t “go out” after being installed when I drive high speeds 70-80 mph uphill while using Hybrid Assistant I observed the temperatures very high. When driving up steep hills off-road, I would still have to pull over and let the car cool.
When I first found the magnetic motor blade for the Toyota Prius Water Pump, I was skeptical it would work. the only other option is to purchase a new OEM part so before I went that direction I figured it can’t hurt to give this lower-priced option a try.
In my head, if you have a Prius that hasn’t had a water pump change, buy this so that the day yours does go out, you can quickly fix it for good or, have it as a temp fix before buying an OEM unit. I’m going to try and order another just to keep it in my car.
You can buy your own at PriusOverlanding.com