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davethepear
davethepear

I got a Toyotaish vehicle per your suggestion, 2009 Lexus Rx350 with 124000 miles on it... recently it sounds like a diesel! Bad thing or something simple? I just changed the oil in it, hoping that might help. I used full synthetic 5w30. idk.

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palatino
palatino

Hello Scotty I'm buying a brand new beginner motorcycle. I'm trying to choose between the BMW G310 and the Honda CB300R. Is the BMW a higher maintenance bike compared to the Honda?

AgonizedThought
AgonizedThought

Scotty, Still enjoy your videos sir. I just bought a 2006 Lexus GS 300, automatic transmission, 95,000 miles. As I was checking it out with my fancy scan-tool I got the codes B1421 and B1424, solar sensor circuit (driver and passenger). What is their purpose and location?

rajrondo
rajrondo

Hi Scotty!

I'm a single guy looking to buy a used car, and based on your videos, I've been primarily looking at Hondas, Toyotas, and Lexus. In my Internet searches, I stumbled upon a 2007 Lexus GS350 with 106k miles on it for $5500 from a private party (I think). Are there any particular things I should look out for in my inspection? I'll definitely take it to a mechanic/Lexus dealer before I buy, but wanted to know what to look for myself.

DWS11
DWS11

Hey Scotty I hope this finds you well-

What are your thoughts on the 2005-2010 Toyota Avalons? Any preferable years and would they major problems over 100,000 miles? Thanks

Synvexed
Synvexed

Hi Scotty!

I have a 2015 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L GDI w/ an Automatic Transmission

When I was merging on the freeway I gave it a ton of gas, after I did white/light grey smoke came out of my exhaust for a few seconds, the Check Engine light came on and the car started riding rough and bumpy. As soon as I let go of the gas and let it cruise the Check Engine light disappeared and it started riding smooth again. I drove it around 20 miles or so and it still continues to ride smooth and no lights have come on. Should I be worried?

carlover
carlover

Is the 2013 ford Shelby gt500 reliable?

ConnorG
ConnorG

Hi Scotty I have a 2012 Mercedes c250 (made in Germany) with 120k miles. At higher speeds it jerks when it accelerates I replaced the plugs a few months ago (had misfire code) and it went away but now it’s back again. Could it be coils? Or something worse?

roadrog
roadrog

Hi Scotty! I have a 2014 infinity Q60 convertible and will be needing new tires soon. How much attention should I pay to speed ratings? Does a H rated tire ride better than a Z rated tire? Is it overkill to drive Z's if you rarely go over 80?

L.S
L.S

Hey scotty, what do you think of a 2002 Chevy cavalier, are they reliable enough to daily drive? Thanks & have a nice day.

mharris158
mharris158

Hi scotty Im Kedar from South Australia. Im going to buy a 1998 Mercedes C200 Elegance Auto with 260,000 km for $3000. Should i do it? It would mean alot to me if i could get your advice. Thank you.

mharris158
mharris158

Hi scotty I'm from South Australia and I'm asking for you advice. Im going to buy a 1998 Mercedes c200 Elegance Auto with 260,000 km for $3,000. Should I do it?

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, I recently purchased a 2016 Jeep Rubicon automatic with 3000 miles on it and I’m planning to keep it for awhile. What is your take on these 3.6 V6 Pentastar engines. Thanks

Finer_Things
Finer_Things

Hey Scotty. I have a 2001 Ford Focus auto tranny with 225k miles that I inherited for free, and I'm going to drive it until the wheels fall off. Occasionally (not all the time), the transmission slips/takes a second to engage first gear when taking off from a dead stop. Is this symptomatic of a failing tranny?

Barcelona44
Barcelona44

Hey Scotty I’m thinking of buying a 2008 Ford F-150 with a 5.4 triton engine with an automatic transmission it has 89,000 and its selling for $10,000 is it a reliable truck

Jojo777
Jojo777

Hey scotty I'm looking at a 2010 Toyota corolla S automatic 167k miles for $5,300k for my 2nd car. It's from a dealership but my family knows the owners and they replaced a couple pistons, tires,realignment ect at no cost for my first car.It rides a little rough and is a little springy when I push on the rear bumper, other than that everything works. Can I get my moneys worth and possibly fix the rough ride? Thanks again

choffman22
choffman22

Hi Scotty. 2003 Honda CR-V 107k. When I go over sharp bumps or when I slam the door, the light on the dash that indicates the trunk is open flashes on the off once. The back door is closed and the rear glass is also closed. What could be causing this? Is it something I should even be worried about?

JBach01
JBach01

Scotty I have an old junker 04 Honda Pilot with 205,000 miles on it. Dealer says the oil pan is stripped and they can only do one more oil change on it. I see that there’s a small drip where the drain plug is.
Is there anything I can do to prevent the leak without having to replace the oil pan? I’m willing to do oil changes at home from now on.
Thanks

stevennn
stevennn

So I just asked about changing my water pump in my engine. What else should I change/upgrade while changing the water pump that is inside with the timing chain.

darren.ritchie
darren.ritchie

Why can't I see reply messages? Of course I can't see a reply to this.lol.

csnewland
csnewland

Scott,y! My dad just bought the new 2020 Ford F250 Super Duty with the "Godzilla" 7.3 liter gasoline, push rod engine. The thing is an absolute mammoth and a beautiful truck but I've found varying opinions on the internet as far as reliability is concerned and whether or not the technology was a step forward but actually a step backwards. Wanted to know what you're take on it was? Thanks for all your information and saving me hundreds of dollars in labor costs. -Thanks

walt24
walt24

Where is the best place to get a 2 barrel carburetor for a 1984 Ford Bronco?

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, what thermostat shall I pick AISIN or GATES ? Honda Pilot 2010 , thank you

OhiSeeKing13
OhiSeeKing13

Hey Scotty, I have a 2006 Scion tC with a rebuilt title. It has 2 not serviced recalls. Will I be able to have them fix it? Or will they not do it because of the rebuilt title? Thanks for your help.

nick20s
nick20s

Scotty, what makes giant SUVs and minivans attractive to ladies? My wife is nuts about them. I went for test driving a highlander and sienna, both have GDI added in them, is this a dealbreaker?

moodv
moodv

2000 Honda Civic Ex coupe 2dr - 193K, automatic
I plug in my key and can turn it a little bit but not all the way around to start it so sometimes I would take it off and plug it in again and see if I can wiggle it all way through. And I would do that a couple of times before I could start it. Now, when I was driving, it died suddenly and before it stopped there was a little bit of vibration. And I think it had its fuel and battery lights on before it completely died out (before that there were no lights on). I tried to restart it but I couldn't turn the key nor take it off. It was completely stuck there. And so I turned off my headlights and put my car in neutral (from drive) and I was able to take my key and restart it and drive way back home. No warning lights on. Any advice what is wrong with my car or what I am doing wrong with it?

fermin559
fermin559

Hey Scotty what are your Thoughts on a 2016 Honda CRV

aryanrana
aryanrana

Hey Scotty thoughts on the Shelby F-150?

uaplmber
uaplmber

Scotty, looking at trading my 2014 VW Golf Wolfsburg TDI for a 2014+ Ford Transit Connect with the 2.5 duratec, any thoughts and opinions on the Transit Connect and the 2.5 duratec?
Thanks!

Randy77
Randy77

Hello Scotty. Last month I just bought Prius 2010 with 150k miles. I want to ask.

  1. Every time I start to drive this car in the morning there are some noticeable friction sound from the breaks. But as after 1-2 minutes driving the sound is gone. Is it normal? Should I replace the break pads?
  2. Is prius need to change transmission oil? Because I search on the manual and also on the internet, it does not explain about transmission oil replacement for prius
Jose.R
Jose.R

Hello. I have a 1993 Toyota pickup. It’s a 4 cylinder. It’s a manual transmission. It has over 200000 miles. It has the 22r engine in it. I had it since 2009. Since I bought it I’ve replaced the master break cylinder, starter, and radiator. The engine does not leak oil. Every time I change the oil the dipstick show the same amount of oil, so it does not leak oil. About a year ago the clutch master cylinder went out, and I replaced it. A couple of months ago it would grind as I changed gears. I’m not sure if it’s the transmission. It’s been such a reliable truck that I don’t know whether it’s better to let it go or get the transmission repaired. I’m worried about newer vehicle and all the technology and not being able to work on it my self. I’m not a mechanic but I watch many videos on how to repair my self, and do as much as I can by my self. But the transmission might be out of my ability because I only have hand tools. Please help.

ianglenn66
ianglenn66

hey scotty I want to do auto mechanics for my career which would be better to go to a technical college and get certificates or go to a university and get a degree thanks

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, I have ordered for my Honda Pilot 2010 125K miles Front right and left Lower Suspension Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly from DORMAN. How reliable is this brand ? Thank you very much .

darren.ritchie
darren.ritchie

Scotty, hopefully you can help me here. I drive a 2011 Honda CRV awd automatic transmission, 150k miles.

I recently replaced the automatic transmission 3rd gear oil pressure switch. But the problem is that I put it in the 2nd gear location. So i put the 2nd gear switch into the 3rd gear location. Is there a real difference in the sensors or is it okay to leave them?

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty - my 2010 Honda Pilot 125K miles has always run on Honda’s oil recommendation. As it gets older I decided to switch to full synthetic oil. What do you recommend Castrol 03063 GTX Magnatec or Valvoline advanced SAE 5W-20. Thank you .

JBach01
JBach01

Hey Scotty, my mother drives a 2015 Lexus RX 450h (Hybrid). It goes clack clack clack every time it’s cold started. It gets worse as it gets colder outside. But the clacking goes away when the engine or exhaust note “changes” after a minute or two. It also goes away if I rev it up so it’s not at idle. Any ideas? Thanks.

Cadillackenan
Cadillackenan

Hey Scotty ..I wanted to purchase a Lincoln zephyr 2006 59000 miles for $4800 what do you think?

Ryetime
Ryetime

Hey Scotty, ive been looking at buying a rebuilt 2018 chevy equinox off craigslist recently and i found one that had interior burn damage that was confined to the dash only. i got a good price on it and i wanted to know your opinion on if its not a smart buy? the guy said he replaced the dash from a chevy parts car he had what type of risk is involved with buying this car? (the seller is a body/repair shop)
*also the engine bay did not look to be touched and the guy said there were no odors left

Edin95
Edin95

What do do think is the better option, a 2019 Honda Accord or a 2019 Toyota Camry

Dusk272
Dusk272

hey, scotty love to watch your youtube videos! I have a question, could I use AT-205 reseal as a preventive measure in my trucks fluids to help my truck outlast me?
I bought a used truck under 30k miles (toyota tacoma 2018), and I got to thinking to add AT-205 just before I change all the fluids at 60k I thought maybe this would be a great idea to add it and keep the inside seals and hoses in good shape because I am taking your advice and adding them to the outside. Is this a good Idea or a bad idea?

Nascarfan
Nascarfan

Scotty, I am looking to buy a used Ford F150. I am looking for a 2000-2010. Are there any specific years that I should try to avoid? Thanks

FadedK
FadedK

Hey Scotty i was watching one of your videos and was wondering what size wire you use while doing electrical work (soldering)?

manjotsc
manjotsc

Hi,

Scotty, I have a 2007 Chevy Uplander, 220000KM transmission rebuild. I replace the power steering pump. It keeps making foam and whining noise, but my steering wheel, turns smoother than before, and when I remove the steering cap, there is pressurized air comes out. There is no leak.

Thanks,

jrivera40
jrivera40

Hey scotty!
Yet another Toyota Corolla recall. They send me this a few days ago. No solution yet. Basically it says that they didn't design it correctly so in a crash, the ecu may or may not deploy the airbars and or control the belt tensioners.

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, what nuts are better to use in my particular case ( tie rod end nuts ) self locking or crown nuts. Thanks

TheCoolBlueDuck
TheCoolBlueDuck

Hello Scotty!

My wife and I live in the Phoenix AZ area and we are coming to the end of a lease of her 2017 Kia Sorento SX with 22k miles. She likes it but I don’t think it’s worth the $23k+ price tag to buy it.

I want to get her a similar SUV that that is just as old with about 45k miles, reliable, just as comfortable or better and no more than $20k.

I found a “Certified pre-owned” Lincoln MKC Premier with 44k miles and a little over $17k.

Now, I want to get her a Lexus but I cannot find anything close to $20k.

Your thoughts?
Thank you!

Jarod Biberdorf
Jarod Biberdorf

I have just replaced the bearings in my 1974 international 200 that has 782741 miles on it but have no idea how many times it rolled over and while it isn't put together yet I want to know for future reference how would I break those in. I have replaced the main bearings and the rods. The engine is a 345 V8 with a redline of around 3K. And input would be appreciated. Thanks.

EliKatRow
EliKatRow

Hi Scotty, we’re trying to decide between a 2006 Lexus RX400h with 120,000 miles and a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited with 90,000 miles. I’m concerned about the hybrid technology on the Lexus and if it is prone to breaking. Love the look of the Lexus and know its made in Japan so if we take care of it, it might last us until 300,000 miles. But, the Highlander is newer and fewer miles, so we don’t know what’s the better car! Thanks!

GGALLIN1776
GGALLIN1776

Hey Scotty,
1999 Ford F150 XLT 5.3 Triton 159,XXX, auto trans, 4X4, front disc/rear drum.

Having an issue with brakes grabbing aggressively with minimal pedal application doing about 5mph at the end of the driveway. I've only noticed this less than ten times on the road.

I don't have any trouble codes but the ABS light goes on after a few pumps of the pedal only while in motion. i checked all the fittings/sensors to make sure there were no loose connections. The previous owner replaced multiple lines & never bled the system.
I was getting alot of noise due to low quality pads, replaced them & went through the front brakes cleaning/lubing parts properly. I didn't bleed the ABS unit but as for the rest of the system, I replaced all the fluid with DOT 4 & bled all four corners.

Recently it has gotten worse, seemingly locking the front tire, again BARELY touching the pedal. It almost feels as if the right front is causing it although there is no pulling of the wheel when this happens or with any brake application. I checked to see if the pistols were sticking, they seem fine.
I've noticed a hollow contact sound that can only be described as something inside scraping the inside if a steel wheel or a drum brake part scraping the interior of the drum along with what sometimes sounds like a wheel bearing, all sounds emanating from right front.

Any ideas on what could be wrong? I know the front axle halves are on the way out as the boots have split & keep the fender wells coated in oil. I'm not sure if those could be of any relation, but thought there could be some correlation with the vibrations caused.
Thanks,
Russ

RoyH74
RoyH74

Hi Scotty, I have a question regarding your ‘94 Toyota Celica. I mean it’s amazing that it still runs strong with over 240K miles on it . Do you use fully synthetic oil and do you have to top up before you change the oil ? Thanks