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TEO
TEO

Hi scotty, I wanted to ask is it possible for my car to downgrade the battery capacity size if i have already disabled the start- stop feature on my Mazda 6 2.5L. other similar like Camry 2.4L uses 35Ah while mine runs on 70Ah battery.

Thank you

Emman
Emman

Hi Scotty, I've been very attracted by your videos, so here I bring my question.

My car cooling fan comes on when the engine is still cold, and it happens as soon I turn off the car. but when the engine is switched on, the fan is not running but the engine temperature is also normal 80 or below, then when I switch off the engine after few seconds the fan comes on producing loud noise. So I have to unplug the battery in order to save the power otherwise the fan will finish the power of battery and I won't be able to start the car. So the next morning as soon as I put back the battery the fan start running before I even start the car, I don't know what to do Scotty, need your help please

Vasiliye
Vasiliye

Hello Scotty, i have a mazda 626 1997 2.0 gasoline/lpg that ive bought a year ago and ive been trying to fix everything myself, but theres one thing i jsut cant figure out, the car is idling fine, but while driving as soon as i press the accelerator pedal the car jerks once, and after i release it its jerks a bit slighter twice, its really anojing its diving me crazy, its most noticable in lower gears, also there are some really light jerks while driving at 1800 constant rpm, ive been working on its lpg distributor and i had to reset the ecu, after i did that, the car magicly stopped jerking for some reason, but the jerking came back after about 300 km, theres also some light knocking sound coming out of the engine while its hot, ive cleaned the hydrolifters and have the correct oil in there, think you can help me?

Joshua5579
Joshua5579

Hey Scotty I did a oil change on my 1996 Ford F-150 it calls for 10W-30. But I accidentally put in 5W-20 what should I do? The truck is a in-line 6 with 180,000

Yan
Yan

Hello Scotty, greetings from Canada! I recently got a new vw golf. The cv joint of the car, that "rubber" thing makes creaking noise when the steering wheel is at full crank (either left or right, both directions make the same noise) and moving at low speed. One more interesting thing is, it only happens when raining, on a sunny day it makes no noise whatsoever. I took it to the vw dealer shop and they said warranty does not cover this. It's annoying because I've driven several cars and only my golf has this problem. I really need a professional opinion, would you think this is a serious issue and if so, any suggestion you would give to kill the noise? Thanks so much!!!

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