Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

Scotty Needs A Little Help From His Friends

With over 600 Million people watching my car repair videos, I now need a little help in answering everyones' car questions. If you would like to help and become a moderator here, just watch this video. We're all in this together.

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Hello Scotty, Have you heard anything bad about new Toyota 8spd auto transmission in Camrys in general? I am reading about people complaining about car jerks when start from stop. What do you think in general about these new toyota transmissions. Thx in advance. Good day

Kick
Kick

Hey Scotty, I am in market looking for a used car Budget is $10000 CAD, What car would be best option available for the price.Not a big fan of toyoyta corolla

SirChanceElot
SirChanceElot

I am working on an 89 Dodge Daytona that I've done a ton of work on. Currently it is undriveable because the axles will not seat in the transmission. I'm also trying to figure out if my axles sit directly in the gearbox or into a housing of somekind. They connect directly under the trans, which is a Chrysler A520. I simply need to clips that go inside the trans to hold the axles in place, because my axles do not have cir clips on the axles. What is the piece called that the axles hook into? Would I be better off just dropping it off at a Transmission shop?

Jjgray
Jjgray

Hey scotty quick question I went to a dealership found a car I like a 2005 caddie however after test drive I checked under the hound and black smoke camefrom under the engine bay he said it could be cause recent oil change but at the front of the engine I found thick black gunk my question is what could that smoke mean and the car only had 150k miles

Sachin Dev
Sachin Dev

HEY SCOTTY I SPOTTED A ' 67 Shelby cobra gt 500 with manual tranny? Are they reliable cars to be used as a daily driver?Hows the engine?How's the quality?It has 60.000kms on the odo.They're asking an arm and a leg for the price.Roughly about 100.000usd.Title says no wrecks.Inspection shows no rear end or and crash of any kind.

carlover
carlover

Could a modern car engine run on just about anything that is flammable?

This_American
This_American

Hey Scotty looking for a second car for myself to replace my 2005 Toyota Rav4 S even though it's still working and doing good like it should be no major issues or anythin like that. It's going to replace my Mom's 2006 Ford Taurus SE on it's last leg at barely 200k miles. Which means I'm looking for a car myself but I'm wanting something cheap say under $3,500 easy to fix, will be reliable, automatic transmission (No CVT), and more room overall than the Rav4 as I'm a big guy somewhat. preferably to have it in cloth as that's all I can really afford most likely. Along with the capability of adding a roof rack and bike rack to the car. (Sunroof is a bonus) but it's a necessity. I'm not too keen on what to look out for with cars like what model years to look out for and what brands to avoid and such. So if I could have help with deciding on what to get I'd greatly appreciate it Scotty! and keep up the great work on youtube as well!!

Rifat
Rifat

Hi Scotty, I recently herd that aluminum wheels should also be waxed? Is this necessary to prevent rust and longevity. If so, I was wondering can I use NuFinish Polish on my aluminum rims (I guess be careful of the tires)?

Or any product that you recommend for waxing/polishing rims.

Honestly cannot Thank you for all your help and good work!

sockmonkey
sockmonkey

Hi scotty - what do you think about a 2013 chevrolet sonic LT - 83,000 miles for 3,300 are those good cars.

jswillc1
jswillc1

Hi Scotty - love your videos! My first car was a 1973 Dodge Challenger - not the most reliable car, but enjoyed it for the 2 years I owned it. I would like to purchase a 1967-1972 classic muscle car - can you tell me which are the best built, most reliable models I should consider? Thanks!

Lex7
Lex7

Scotty, I want to repaint my 1974 Orange Stingray Corvette. What’s the best way to go about this? Should I trust one of those corvette restoration shops?

Eric j
Eric j

Hey Scotty I’m having trouble trying to figure out my 2014 Chevy Captiva. It is sputtering when you’re stopped at a stoplight I check the spark plugs to make sure I have the correct gap size in there correct there is a little carbon buildup but not bad have any ideas where I should look next should I put a fuel injector cleaner into the vehicle

Velief
Velief

Hey Scotty I’m your follower from YouTube. And luckily for me. I live in Houston. I’ve been looking for used car for a wile. Is there any chance I can bring the car for inspection to you? And what to you think of buying a used 2012-2016 Audi A6 3.0 T? Thanks in advance

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Why would a car make a screeching noise when in reverse? Whether I'm breaking or not?

Willyd
Willyd

Are Lucas oil treatments worth putting in an engine? Do they actually help?

Bong
Bong

Hi Scotty, would like to know if I can use two standard Scissor jacks just to raise my car and be able to work with two wheels?

Velief
Velief

Hey Scotty ! I would like to know if you still work in Houston. ? Thanks

Lex7
Lex7

Hey Scotty, what are symptoms of a failing oxygen sensor?

mj28inpa
mj28inpa

Hey Scotty! Extremely informative channel! Thank you for all you do! I have a question. About a year ago I bought my mom a 2010 Lexus LS460 with 101k mi. I know, I know, you're not a fan of the V8's lol.. It was regularly serviced at a Lexus dealer since it was purchased, I had a private local Mechanic check it out and got an "Ok to buy, great car in great shape".. My question is this, I have read that using synthetic oil in high mileage cars is a lot better for the car and beneficial in extending the life of the motor etc. Do you agree? Also can i switch the car over from regular if that is what was being used? Synthetic is significantly more expensive, so I want to be sure. I am interested in holding on to this car for as long as it will last. So far not one issue (knock on wood)... Thanks for your time!

Rene_A
Rene_A

Ho, scotty. What do you think about adding an electric fan to replace the mechanical fan on a 2001 ram 1500 5.9 gas 2x4. It has 189k on it i ger about 10 mpg street and need just a little bit more. Thank you.

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Rene_A
Rene_A

Hi, scotty. Need any more moderators? I would love to help.

Sachin Dev
Sachin Dev

Hey Mr.Scotty....I got a deal on a couple of rolls royce and bentley arnage and mulsane.All of them between 2002 to 2008.Are they reliable.Can I expect it to last a decade?How's the quality control?I heard that they are hand made or assembled.What's the deal with that?

Godlyskills7
Godlyskills7

Hey scotty i was considering buying a used mustang between 60-110k miles i am about to go into college and am a little concerned about maintenance i don't have the most high paying job any advice?

Salman1922
Salman1922

Hi Scotty, I am a big fan of yours, i kinda follow all of yours suggestions about cars, recently couple of months ago i bought a 2012 Rav4, 4cyl with 80k miles. one owner car from the owner himself. i looked at the tranny fluid and its kinda brownish, and when going from very low gears to high gears in complete stops it sometimes gives a soft kick. only on the stops from lower to higher gears sometimes. i went to toyota and they dont want to change my tranny fluid saying you never change it before 100k. its not a sealed tranny and has 80k miles on it. i did a drain and fill from local independent shop but it still has brownish fluid and same soft kick in lower gear to higher gear.

what should i do? some says flush the whole fluid, but i am afraid that will ruin the tranny. Thanka

Teaofblack
Teaofblack

Hey Scotty, I have a 2015 ford fusion se ecoboost that I bought recently and it runs pretty well and all reviews and whatnot seem pretty good but I'm still unsure if I will have any issues in the future do you know anything that might be worrisome or am i just paranoid?