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Hey Scotty, I just bought a 2007 Honda Civic Si with 180,000 miles on it. It’s a lot of miles. I was wondering if I could daily the car or should I just use it as a weekend toy. Thanks.
Hey Scotty i have a 2008 Toyota Corolla that has 270,000 miles on it and in the recent months the engine "or engine area" started making this Ticking sound & it seems to be getting louder... It has been driving me NUTS ... i have taking excellent care of the car ,Oil Changes, Replaced Serpentine Belt, Spark Plugs, Cleaned the Throttle Body, Replaced Manifold Gasket etc ... I have no idea what could be causing it ... someone suggested it could be a clogged oil strainer in my oil pan, Someone else said it could be my Fuel injectors ... I know you've worked on a lot of Corollas hopefully you can help ... "If needed i can upload a video to YouTube so you can hear it"
Hi Scotty I have a 2008 Lexus ES350, just bought it 2 months ago, worked fine until around 2 weeks ago it started to make sounds when starting. Is it because of the cold weather and what should I do? I’m in the Dallas area.
Hi Scotty, Last year I bought an 87 pontiac fiero. It has a 2.5 tbi iron duke engine. It is also a manual transmission. I purchased the car not running. I had to up a fuel pump, fuel tank, and fuel pump assembly. It runs and drives now, but ever since I got it running the idle jumps. Also when the car gets warmed up it doesn’t want to move, it will rev up ad eventually catch gear and move. It has new ignition system from plugs, wires, icm, coils, but not the crank sensor. It also throws codes 32 and 44 for obd1. I also replaced the idle air control valve. Most of the parts used were from Autozone and they were the duralast parts that were purchased. Could it be the injector that is causing the code 44, or for the code 32 could it be the crank sensor? Would these cause the jumping idle? Could these issues all be related? Thanks
Scotty, I have a post-dieselgate 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen TDI with 17,000 miles. I used to commute 120 miles round trip a day, but now work from home. Is driving very short distances really that bad for a diesel? Should I consider trading it in for a normal petrol engine, or would it be alright for Saturday and Sunday grocery getting?
Thanks for all you do!