Tag: gaskets

30 Posts

Dec 01, 2008

Can Jeff stop the oil leaking from his Fiat? Read today's column.

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I just became the proud owners of a 1981 Fiat 2000 Spider with only 40,000 miles on the odometer. The car is in great shape, runs like new and is absolutely fun to drive. After parking the car overnight, I...

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Aug 01, 2007

What could cause Marland car to overheat? Tom and Ray review the possibilities.

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I have a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire that continually overheats. Despite replacing the thermostat, the sensor that operates the radiator fan and the radiator itself, the car still overheats. Ironically, the faster I go, the less likely the car is to overheat...

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how closely should a head gasket leak be monitored
Oct 01, 2005

How long can I go with a leaky headgasket before killing my engine?

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Guys -- I love your show and your column, and have followed them from NY to NJ to IL to NJ to NY to NC to NJ again. My wife's superb purchase of a 1996 Toyota Camry, which has been a...

gaskets

is it safe to use a plastic bag to fix an anti-afterburn valve for a rough engine
Sep 01, 2004

Better to buy a gasket from Walmart than to use a Walmart plastic bag as a gasket.

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I just bought a Subaru GL wagon with a engine and an odometer showing miles OK so I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer The engine ran rough when I bought it for bucks but I figured hey if...

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is it worth paying to repair a real mail seal that is leaking a little bit of oil
Feb 01, 2004

Honda should definitely replace a main seal on a Civic with only 53k miles. Gratis.

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I have a Honda Civic with about miles on it A few days ago I noticed three oil drops on my garage floor and then later three more in my driveway after parking it there I took it to the...

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why does the coolant in our daewoo turn brown and smell bad
Oct 01, 2003

Discolored coolant? We're betting it's colored with either rust or oil.

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My mother recently bought a used Daewoo Nubira It looked shiny and new and it ran pretty well When we inspected the engine compartment we noticed that the coolant was brown and had an awful smell to it I recommended...

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Jul 01, 2001

Is it possible to blow a main seal while changing a timing belt?

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Is my mechanic a crook I had the timing belt replaced on my Mitsubishi Eclipse The morning after I drove it home from the mechanic I noticed oil pouring out of the car It turns out that the rear main...

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Jun 01, 1998

Do I really need an oil pan gasket replacement to the tun of $200?

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I have a ' Honda Accord LX that I recently took in for a -mile service it has almost miles The nice mechanics informed me that I needed an oil pan gasket which is a real bargain at only Unfortunately...

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May 01, 1998

Is it purely coincidence that I've gone through three different gaskets in a year?

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I own a ' Dodge Caravan with miles When the van had miles I started noticing oil spots on the driveway and garage floor Four hundred dollars and a new head gasket later the oil leak was supposed to be...

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Apr 01, 1997

What could be causing this Vanagon to run hot?

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has been having overheating problems with his ' VW Vanagon On a trip to visit us recently one of his lower coolant hoses blew While he was here one on the upper right side blew On his way back home...

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