Tag: oil

138 Posts

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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can a special oil drainage plug keep engine oil from getting discolored
Aug 23, 2016

'Magic' Oil Plug Comprised Mostly of Snake Oil

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Did a $5 widget sold in the 1950's actually keep oil clean, or did it just clean out wallets?

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could my mechanic have predicted the oil leak in my car
Mar 15, 2016

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

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

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Is there an oil substitute for Jaguar XF
Dec 03, 2015

Why Does Michael's Jaguar Require Oil From Ford?

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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.

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Ford Ranger is rusty and leaks oil
Sep 08, 2015

So Hard to Say Goodbye . . .

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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?

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GMC Envoy XL warning lights flashing
Apr 23, 2015

Oil Pressure Mystery: Stephen's GMC Envoy

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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.

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Advantanges of synthetic oil
Feb 19, 2015

Today: Synthetic Oil Sticker Shock

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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.

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Acura offers new engine for gas guzzling TL
Sep 30, 2014

Should Lars Take the Free Engine?

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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?

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Chrysler Pacifica Touring is losing oil
Sep 02, 2014

The Case of the Disappearing Oil

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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? 

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