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Does Oil Leak Mean Engine Death For Sue's Subaru?

03.15.2016
Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives? 

Why Does Michael's Jaguar Require Oil From Ford?

12.03.2015
Michael's Jaguar XF needs a certain type of motor oil that is made by Ford and is only sold in Europe. Can he safely substitute something else? Car Talk's advice here.

So Hard to Say Goodbye . . .

09.08.2015
Phil wants Car Talk to help him preserve the life of his 1990 Ford Ranger, which leaks and burns oil, smells like coolant, and the chassis, shocks and gas lines are almost rusted through. Is Phil delusional?

Oil Pressure Mystery: Stephen's GMC Envoy

04.23.2015
The oil pressure in Stephen's GMC Envoy is acting up, fine one minute, warning lights the next. Is he damaging the engine if he drives it while it's doing this? Car Talk's take, here.

Today: Synthetic Oil Sticker Shock

02.19.2015
Sherri's used to paying $35 for an oil change, but her new car requires synthetic oil, at $75 a pop. Car Talk explains why it's worth it, right here.

Should Lars Take the Free Engine?

09.30.2014
Acura has offered Lars a brand new engine in the hopes that it will fix his current car's oil guzzling problem. The car has no other issues. Should he accept Acura's offer? Tom and Ray's question to Lars: What are you waiting for?

The Case of the Disappearing Oil

09.02.2014
Loretta's  2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring is losing oil but it doesn't appear to be leaking or smoking. Can Tom and Ray solve this automotive mystery? 

Oil Light vs. Dipstick: Which is More Accurate?

07.31.2014
The oil light came on in Scott's 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis, but when he checked the levels himself, they appeared to be fine. Find out which indicator Scott should believe, and why Tom and Ray say he should pony up the extra cash to get the sensor fixed, right here. 

Today: Oil Numbers Explained

01.16.2014
Tom and Ray hear from Fred who wants to know what the "W" stands for on his motor oil. Winter? Weight? Tom and Ray settle the question once and for all. 

Today: Death by Lint?

12.02.2013
Tom and Ray hear from Joan who wonders if there's a particular type of towel she should be using to clean the dipstick when she checks her oil. Can lint make its way into the engine and cause damage? Find out why Joan doesn't need to worry, right here. 

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