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mfabry
mfabry

Hello Scotty, 

I have watched all your videos for the past year. You give great advice and and I truly enjoy watching them. 

I had some gas cans with old, apparantly bad gas, that possibly had water in them. I put about 7 gallons of it into my wife's 2012 Toyota Highlander V6 with 125,000 miles. It ran fine for a short while and then the check engine light came on momentarily when the engine stuttered. We restarted the car and it ran fine for a couple days. Then I added some Techron fuel injector cleaner and added about 7 gallons of fresh fuel. Now the engine won't start. I've tried to siphon the gas out (with the siphon linked below), but was only able to get 1 gallon out.  I'm hoping I don't need to drop an almost full gas tank. I also can't find any information online if the fuel tank has access through the floorboard of the car. Please help. Thank you in advance. 

HORUSDY Multi-Use Siphon Fuel Transfer Pump Kit for Gas Oil and Liquids https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075C3NNZF/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_v3y2Eb4XQHCNN

Thank you, 

Mario Fabry

832-277-5060

mfabry@myamcap.com

Dessy
Dessy

Hi Scotty. I have a 2013 dodge avenger SE. A couple weeks ago my radiator hose busted & I had it replaced. Then about a week ago my temperature gauge started going up unless I would turn on my heater then it would go back to normal. But i can't drive with my heater on all the time, it's too hot. So I had someone look at it & they suggested I need to change my coolant temperature sensor. So I did. But now it doesn't take but 20 to 30 mins & my temperature gauge goes up with or without the heater on. What do you think it might be??

Mash324
Mash324

Hey scotty i have an 09 nissan altima hybrid its 230,000 thousand Km and i got it for 2000 canadian, there are no codes, everything runs fine and gets about 1000 km of mileage a tank, what is your opinion on the Hybrid Nissan Altima as it is a toyota x nissan hybrid id love to hear your perspective, do you think it was a good purchase thanks Mash

JaredM
JaredM

Scotty, my wife is looking at a 2016 Toyota Highlander with just under 3,000 miles. It has the 2.7L 4 cylinder engine. What are your thoughts? Is the 4 cylinder engine too small for a full sized SUV?

Ryan10
Ryan10

Hi Scotty, I have a 2002 Toyota 4Runner with 157,000 mi. The AC compressor makes a bad noise and no longer blows cold. I checked the pressure and it doesn’t need refrigerant. Please help.

Carlos163
Carlos163

Is a 2012 hyundai genesis coupe automatic a good first car for a 17 year old? What other options in terms of sporty cars preferably two doors do you have? Thanks

Car2girl
Car2girl

I'm thinking of getting a 2010-2012 Lexus IS convertible as a daily driver (either the 250 or the 350). Do you know anything about those cars that says I shouldn't? Reliability and relatively low maintenance costs are important to me. Also, if I want another 100k miles of use, about how many miles do you think I can buy it with?

mgfree2r
mgfree2r

Hi Scotty, looking for your opinion on getting a car. The main thing important for me is price and short term reliability at minimum. I wanted your opinion on a 2007 Acura TL Type S. It is sale by owner on craigslist. It is automatic transmission 2007 Acura TL Type S, Used, 134,000 miles

This is the description on the ad "134,000 miles, new tires, new alternator, new A/C compressor, new front struts, timing belt replaced at 100,000 miles, car looks and drives great". With these models, do you think they would give me problems in the short term? I mainly ask because I will be working as a medical resident with 70 hour work weeks and will need my car for work commute. So it would be difficult if I have to take my car to mechanic for repairs.

Juan34
Juan34

Scotty looking into buying a 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 264k miles automatic with front and rear differential lockers. What should I look for and pay extra attention when checking ?

TommyUdo
TommyUdo

Hi Scotty! I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander with 252,000 miles. It has the 2.4 4 cylinder. Runs great, air is cold. However, when I first start the car in the morning, and drop it into reverse or drive, there is a rattling sounding like a loose heat shield or idler pulley. The sound goes away after 30 seconds or so. I checked the heat shields and the belt is worn but everything works (A/C, P/S water pump). Ideas? Live with it?

Tstone_1022
Tstone_1022

Scotty, i have 2015 Nissan Sentra 38k, i have a creaking noise coming from the rear passenger side. I have checked the brakes. I checked the rubber bushings all good there. I took it for a ride with my dad in the back seat so he can hear the sound as well but it didn’t make the creaking noise when I was braking. I then test drove it again but with my much younger brother in the back seat, it started creaking again when I braked. Could it be the change in weight in the back? Should I just put junk in the back and leave it there?

DcrTeddy
DcrTeddy

Hi Scotty, I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS automatic with 210,000 miles. It overheated on me once a while back due to a stuck thermostat. Then I started to lose a bit of coolant every couple of days. I brought my car to Midas and asked them to check my head gasket because I suspected that I blew it. They said the head gasket was fine and all they did was replacing my water pump and thermostat. A couple of days later my car overheated, I brought the car back in and they said that the engine needed to be replaced. My question is: can you check the head gasket if the water pump and thermostat are failing? I suspect they were lying to me about the condition of my head gasket. I might have to sue them.

Ous_10
Ous_10

Hi scotty....
I have 2011 rav4 does a 1 or 2 inche lift affect the suspention badly?

LCSII
LCSII

Good Afternoon Scotty, I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe with 135,069 miles. The vehicle was flooded due to heavy thunder storms a couple of weeks ago. The vehicle has just about completely dried out. Now the vehicle won’t start. It will crank and come close to starting, but won’t. Please help

Harrelhay
Harrelhay

Scotty my wife wants a luxury full sized
SUV. What are your thoughts on the 2017 Lexus GX460? I’m seeing a lot of them at dealerships in the $28-33k range with max 35k miles. Worth it or should I look for something else?

JacTray
JacTray

Hey Scotty,

Hope you’re enjoying your memorial weekend. What do you think about the overall reliability of 5th Gen Camaro’s?

p.rodgers
p.rodgers

Hello from London Ontario . Hey Scotty what do you think of a 2007 Lexus RX 350 with 100,000 miles as a daily driver ?

MannyOGs
MannyOGs

Hey Scotty, I hope you are doing well during this crisis I have 3 questions. The first question I’m planning to buy a 2019 Honda Civic is with a CVT transmission that has 19,000 miles, my second question is besides buying a regular civic I’m between the regular civic and the type R but I want to know how long they both will last. Lastly, when it’s a perfect time to buy a car?

manjotsc
manjotsc

Hi, Scotty, it's me again.

I have a 2007 Chevy Uplander, 220000KM transmission rebuild. When the rpm reaches about 2000, the car jerks when I let go the accelerator as somebody rear-ended me, doesn't happen all the time, I bring to a mechanic, couldn't reproduce the issue and no codes are stored and didn't charge me. I tried to bring to a mechanic when the issue occurs, but by the time I reach my mechanic, the problem goes away.

Thanks,

Cltpacer20
Cltpacer20

Hey Scotty, what do you think about hydrogen vehicles? I wish you could make a video about this topic like electric vs gas vs diesel vs hydrogen

p.rodgers
p.rodgers

Hey Scotty what do think of a 2007 Lexus RX 350 with 100,000 miles as a daily driver ?

MasonChappell2001
MasonChappell2001

Hey Scotty, i have a 91 ranger with a 2.3l Lima. I replaced the rear main seal about 3 days ago, but then a new oil leak showed up. I took the trans out, and found out the oil pan was leaking, so i fixed that. Now its leaking more than it was before. Any advice on how i could handle this? There is oil on the bottom of the bell housing, and its leaking no where else.

Tstone_1022
Tstone_1022

Hey Scotty, I’m looking at a future car preferably a full size sedan but has pretty good amount of horsepower. What models would you recommend?

JacTray
JacTray

Hey Scotty,

I hope all is well on your end. I have a 2013 Chevy Camaro with 162k miles on it. It comes with an automatic transmission and the OBDII code that was given is P0300. I purchased this used vehicle from the dealership for $8,000 and it shut off approximately 5 minutes after I drove off the lot. I has had only one owner and the exterior appears to be in good shape.

The dealership has been attempting to fix it for two weeks now. They took it to a chevy dealer and their computer read that it needed an engine replacement, but the the dealership I purchased it from took other avenues to fix it. First they replaced the throttle body. Then they did a carbon cleaning and replaced the fuel injectors. That didn't fix the issue so now they've replaced the coils on the engine, but cylinder 2 is still misfiring. They have taken it back to the chevy dealer to look for answers because their team of technicians have exhausted all known possibilities. Luckily I can unwound the deal and get my refund back. The general manager said I can only unwound the deal after "all avenues" have been taken but I'm still wondering what could be done now and what could be the underlying issue?

cjphilip
cjphilip

Hi Scotty, I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 2WD Auto with about 118,000 Miles and her in CA it failed smog so bad some years ago its now a "Gross Polluter" and has to be smogged every year. Back when it failed in 2011 it was on its original Catalytic Converter but the replacement got it to pass by a fair margin.

It has no OBDII codes, occasionally stalls when first started, rarely will struggle to start or rough idle until warm, has low power after about 3000 RPM, and will sputter initially after a couple ignition cycles in the same day but runs okay otherwise

Last year the Cat went again
I have High NOx after

  • New Catalytic Converter specific for the model
  • New upstream O2 Sensor
  • Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap and Rotor
  • New rubber connections on Vac Lines, replacement Brake booster and Master Cylinder since the old one was leaking.
  • New Temp sender and Thermostat

It still has High NOx and this year was not equipped with EGR
the only thing I can think left is a Plenum Gasket and hoped you may have some input.

It's sentimental so anything helps

ieatcat
ieatcat

hi scotty i have a 2013 Toyota Innova AT it has 99.900 km. and I recently pop the hood and notice something white on my radiator cap. is it okay or should I do something about it? nothing wrong with the car. ac fine, engine temp fine. thankyou

lamvp123
lamvp123

Hey Scotty so I drive a 2009 Ford Fusion V6, I have a issue where my coolant is very low, and there is head gasket material exposed and coolant in the surrounding area. I’m not too worried because my oil is not milky brown and my coolant color is normal, also my car temp is perfect when warm (right before half way point). I was just wondering if I need to worry about my low coolant level even though I have no visible problems or problems when running or driving. Thanks a lot for any/all information and I’m a huge fan of your channel.

CTmgold
CTmgold

Hi Scotty, I'm looking to buy a new SUV with some pep, what do you think of the new 2020 Ford Explorer ST?

DcrTeddy
DcrTeddy

Hi Scotty, I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS. It overheated on me once a while back due to a stuck thermostat. Then I started to lose a bit of coolant every couple of days. I brought my car to Midas and asked them to check my head gasket because I suspected that I blew it. They said it was fine and all they did was replacing my water pump and thermostat. A couple of days later my car overheated, I brought the car back in and they said that the engine needed to be replaced. My question is: can you check the head gasket if the water pump and thermostat are failing? I suspect they were lying to me about the condition of my head gasket. I might have to sue them.

2010Journey
2010Journey

Hey scotty I own a 2010 dodge journey standard .my a/c has not been working I tried replacing the fuse ,ac resistor ,and ac filter and still nothing any idea what it might be .

Bryce138
Bryce138

Hi Scotty. I’m wondering if you think it’s worth paying an extra $3k for a brand new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or just get the regular version? Do you think the hybrid will last as long as the regular version? Thanks!

JonAube
JonAube

Hey Scotty! Been watching your videos for years.
I’m interested in buying a used 2013 Honda Civic Si manual, private party. The seller claims the title status is reconstructed because interior bits, such as the seats and center console, were stolen, resulting in the car being totaled by insurance. The car is priced $2k below market and the mileage is only 67k. Would you recommend I buy this car?

Stephanie Stambuk
Stephanie Stambuk

Hello Scotty! I have a automatic Toyota corolla le with 99,000 miles. I wanted to know what could be causing my left side mirror and center mirror to vibrate when driving at over 50mph?

Alex1958
Alex1958

Hey Scotty! enjoy your videos. I have a 2012 Ford Fusion V6 with automatic transmission. has 180,000 miles (. mainly highway). The car has been sitting for over a month not used. last time I tried using it I had to keep jump starting the thing, and when it did come on the AC system and radio will not come on. at the same time almost all the warnings lights would come on the dash, except for the check engine light and battery light. the car ran for 20 mins and while I was reversing it decided to turn off and it would not start again. any ideas where I should start? Help!

palatino
palatino

My 98 4runner sat for a week and the battery drained out. I know that normally the battery should hold the charge for at least two weeks, and my battery is new. Could it be my alternator going out?

Miguel.a362
Miguel.a362

Hey Scotty I got a 2003 Honda Civic LX with 207800miles on it and it keeps overheating I have changed the radiator, radiator cap, radiator fan, thermostat, it has antifreeze and new hoses and it overheats when idle and doesn't when I'm driving it what do you think it might be

micahz71
micahz71

Hey Scotty, what’s your thoughts and opinion on the k1500 series? I currently own a 1998 Chevrolet k1500 with 180,000 that was gave to me when I turned 16! I’ve have it for about 4 years now! It’s been a great truck for me! Would be awesome if it ever got posted on your channel for when you read questions about vehicles!

dfsloma
dfsloma

Big fan of u're YouTube channel Scotty i have a question you can hopefully answer for me my friend is looking into a 1991 BMW E30 M3 with manual transmission any known issues he should look out for since this is an older car and it only has 126000 miles on it what do you think he should pay for it as well he's going to basically use it for those weekend drives and car shows no heavy long travels

Rob81
Rob81

Hi Scotty,

Thanks for a great YouTube channel. You have me sold on Lexus and I was wondering what you think of the RX 350 compared to the NX models? Is there any specific model year you would recommend? I’m leaning towards a RX350 2015-2017.

Thanks,

Robert

salad
salad

Hey Scotty, what are your thoughts on the Toyota FJ cruisers with the 4L V6. How reliable are these vehicles and are the automatics just as reliable as the manuals?

Justindz1982
Justindz1982

1993 to 2020 F-150 what year and engine should I buy

Niemands
Niemands

Dear Scotty. I'm having problems starting my 2004 Toyota camry 2.4l LE. The OBD shows no codes. I've checked the fuses, spark, and fuel. They all seem to be ok, yet it will only crank..no start.

Jennifer123*
Jennifer123*

Hello Scotty I'm sorry I'm not sure how to send questions I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I'm trying to figure out I have an error code that I'm not firing right on the H cylinder I am going to change my air filter being that I just bought it change my spark plugs if that's warranted and then go from sensors after I guess

GODDESSLOLA
GODDESSLOLA

Scotty,
Thank you for answering my pervious questions.

All you get mostly is car questions, I wonder if you would answer bike question,

From your own experiences as a rider and mechanic what are the best touring motorcycles?

jessy023
jessy023

Hi Scotty long time viewer I took my car in for its maintenance service today and feel like I'm being robbed.
I have a honda civic lx 2009 that has 85K Miles. The code on dash read A 1 3. When I took it into honda service center they told me they recommended a valve adjustment and spark plug service which they priced at $549.95, a coolant service priced at $119.95 AND a fuel induction service priced at $179.95. Am I being played for a fool or should I go to another local mechanic to see if these are really needed or are they just trying to upsell me

jessy023
jessy023

Hi Scotty long time viewer I took my car in for its maintenance service today and feel like I'm being robbed.
I have a honda civic lx 2009 that has 85K Miles. The code on dash read A 1 3. When I took it into honda service center they told me they recommended a valve adjustment and spark plug service which they priced at $549.95, a coolant service priced at $119.95 AND a fuel induction service priced at $179.95. Am I being played for a fool or should I go to another local mechanic to see if these are really needed or are they just trying to upsell me

Brandon_Barrera
Brandon_Barrera

What happens if you mix gas types?

Tstone_1022
Tstone_1022

Hey Scotty your thoughts on the Chrysler 300 models?

Landon Young
Landon Young

Hey Scotty!!! I am debating on getting a manual rav 4 early 2000's or a 2001 crv manual as well. I know you said older ravs had oil burning problems because of bad piston rings. But of these two. What would be your recommendation. Or if there is something completely different I'm open to suggestions. My budget is 5k.

aaron7950
aaron7950

Hey Scotty, I have a 2015 Nissan Sentra SV 74000miles with one of those faulty transmission that i already replaced once. I have watch a lot of your video and realized that nissan do not make good cars. so i was wonder if i should buy a 2004 toyota 4runner SR5 with 158000miles with v6 engine, is that a good buy?