Tag: oil

126 Posts

The Case of the Disappearing Oil
Aug 17, 2017

The Case of the Disappearing Oil

Dear Car Talk

Documenting the mysterious oil loss on this Equinox might prevent a costly repair later. Here's how it's done.

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Keep a Close Eye on Oil-Burning Cadillac's Oil Level
Aug 10, 2017

Keep a Close Eye on Oil-Burning Cadillac's Oil Level

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John's Cadillac is burning oil. Would a different viscosity help?

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Air Flow Sensors Can Send Several Messages
Aug 03, 2017

Air Flow Sensors Can Send Several Messages

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The problem with this VW's air-sensor could be simple fix, or could signal impending doom for the engine.

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The Real Deal regarding Synthetic Oil Change Intervals
Jul 11, 2017

The Real Deal regarding Synthetic Oil Change Intervals

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Suzanne hears a bunch of different answers when it comes synthetic oil change intervals. What's the wise choice?

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Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?
Jun 13, 2017

Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?

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David uses a breaker bar to loosen his oil filter. Is the Hulk working at his oil change shop, or is this normal?

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Jan 26, 2017

Proper Maintenance, Not Additives, Is What a Car Needs

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Prolonging your engine's life may mean keeping clean oil in it instead of feeding it slick additives.

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should i keep my car with blue smoke and a broken odometer
Dec 20, 2016

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Faithful Truck?

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Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?

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Suburus burning oil.
Sep 14, 2016

Used Subarus– Buy This One, Not That One

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Used Subarus pose a unique challenge for buyers. Here's what you need to know about the excessive oil consumption issue.

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should i spend another two grand on a twenty-year-old car
Sep 13, 2016

When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?

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Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

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should i keep a car with sentimental value even if its not practical
Aug 30, 2016

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?

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Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

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