Tag: engines

159 Posts

where can i get a replacement engine for my old but not classic car
Aug 30, 2012

Can Ron's Engine Be Replaced?

Dear Car Talk

Ron wants to keep his Coup DeVille running forerver, but his mechanic says once the engine dies, it can't be replaced, repaired or rebuilt. Is the mechanic just lazy or will Ron have to brace himself for some bad news?

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Jul 02, 2012

DIY Stop-Motion Rebuild!

Staff Blog

Incredible, stop-motion footage of an engine rebuild, 11 months in the making! 

engines

Should I replace the timing belt before it fails
Jan 01, 2011

Sometimes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" ain't such a good idea.

Dear Car Talk

Our 2001 Subaru Forester (93,000 miles, we're the only owner) has been an excellent, essentially maintenance-free vehicle. Recently, when a front axle was replaced for a torn CV joint boot, the garage owner recommended a pre-emptive replacement of the timing belt. He...

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What can make a car sound like an explosion
Jan 01, 2011

What caused Beatrice's Camry to explode?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 1999 Camry CE that is maintained on a regular basis. Since I am a senior citizen, the annual mileage is about 3,000 miles per year. Yesterday the car was parked in a garage for about one hour. I returned...

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What makes a Subaru WRX sound like a sneeze
Dec 01, 2010

Is Lucy's car allergic? Find out what's making her Subaru sneeze.

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2003 Subaru WRX that has recently been "sneezing" at irregular intervals. The sneezing sound is accompanied by what feels like a loss of power. The sound seems to be coming from the driver's side, under the gas pedal...

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is it bad to rev a cold engine
Jul 01, 2010

Today: does revving an engine cause damage?

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I live out in Southern California and have some ... well, to be polite, interesting neighbors in our condo complex. One couple in particular is very proud of the Porsche 911 Carrera they're leasing. The car probably is a...

engines

Can engine explode from revving
Apr 01, 2010

Can modern engines still "blow up" from racing?

Dear Car Talk

Yesterday a vehicle crashed into some trees near my house. The driver apparently had passed out while driving and was not conscious, but his foot was still on the gas. The engine was racing and the tires were spinning, and...

engines

how to make a dealership honor its warranty
Feb 01, 2010

Could a foreign object really get into the insides of an engine?

Dear Car Talk

My daughter bought a 2005 Kia Sorento nine months ago, and was given an extended warranty by the dealership. A week ago, it started running badly, so she took it back. The technician said two cylinders were not working. He said...

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Nov 01, 2009

Is it ever safe to start a car with no oil in it?

Dear Car Talk

Is it ever safe to start a car with no oil in it? I have a 2004 Honda Civic, and when I change the oil filter, it always drips all over the place, down the side of the engine and onto...

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Nov 01, 2009

Mike's losing a quart of oil a month. But, where's it all going?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2002 Nissan Altima that for the past six months has been losing oil at the rate of about a quart per month. I thought that it might be either leaking oil or burning oil. However, there are no...

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