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Scotty Kilmer

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Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 52 years, answers your car questions here every Thursday afternoon at 1 PM CST and Saturday mornings at 10 AM CST. Where else can you ask live questions and get answers right away from such an expert with over ONE BILLION views on his internet videos?

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Mac2317
Mac2317

Hey Scotty, what do you think is cheaper buying a $1000 na Mazda Miata that’s an automatic then converting it to manual or buying a $3-3,500 na Mazda Miata that’s already a manual?

anthonytellez4
anthonytellez4

Hey Scotty! I’m about to buy a 2005 Honda Civic with 125k miles for 2400 dollars in California, i own a 2014 Chevy spark and I want to sell it to get a older Honda instead. what should I look after when checking out the Honda? Any common issues these cars have or transmission problems ? Thanks Scotty love you’re vids!

Yegor_Branko
Yegor_Branko

hello scotty killmer please answer?> please tell me BMW, Audi, Mercedes of American assembly is worse than German assembly in quality? sorry for the stupid question, just very interested in the question!

JohanB
JohanB

Hi Scotty

Love watching ur videos!

I need some advise please. I have a Peugeot 207 1.4 2012 54kw model. I live in South Africa and service my car myself. About 5 months back my powersteering went and I got a warning notification on the instrument panel. A few days back driving back from town, going around a corner and vwuallha.....the powersteering came back. I checked the ins panel and the warning was gone.

With that being said I am looking for a full system scan diagnostic tool which can also write, if the need arises which does not cost an arm and a leg. Can u perhaps help guide me to which one I could be looking for?

It will be for my personal use, occasional diy maintenance task and working on my mother in law’s Cev Aveo.

Thanx!!

RexKramer
RexKramer

Hey Scotty,

I would like to know how many regular cab short bed Toyota Tundra trucks with the 5.7L V8 and rear wheel drive were made between 2007 and 2013, but I can not find detailed production numbers.

Can you help? Thank you.

STLien229
STLien229

Hey Scotty, my local police department in St. Louis just purchased 10 2020 Nissan Altimas to update their fleet due to Ford no longer making Tauruses. Was this a smart move, or should they have purchased Dodge Chargers instead?

STLien229
STLien229

Hey Scotty, my local police department just purchased 10 2020 Nissan Altimas to upgrade their fleet. Was this a good buy, or should they have purchased Dodge Chargers instead?

KevRen026
KevRen026

Hey I just bought a 09 corolla and it have a second rattle noise on cold start and i don’t know what’s the problem ? Can you please help me with this

powerstroke kev
powerstroke kev

Hey, Scotty what are your thoughts on the 7.3 powerstroke used in Ford's super duty series (1994-2003). Or the 7.3 idi (1989-1992). Any comment would be great thank you have a great day.

jangofett88
jangofett88

Scotty my rear right wheel vibrates when braking from highway speed. Changed the rotors but didn't help and there's no play in the bearings. '93 Toyota Celica with 161,000 miles.

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty 2016 Dodge Dart 36000 miles $8995, or a 2018 chevy cruise 45000 miles $9100? I really ❤️lovee the way those cars look. I wanted one since they are brand new. Right now I am driving my mothers 2005 Toyota Corolla .

Thecarenthusiast
Thecarenthusiast

Hey scotty
I got a 99 integra type r and i got the problem when idling the car sags on the rpm right after i start the car. It falls to 200 or nearly 100rpm and when i wait he regulates to 1600rpm again but that repeats. When i turn the ac on it stops for like 15 seconds and then sags again with ac. Is that the pcv?

Badboygaming
Badboygaming

Hey Scotty, how long do you think the new civic type r will last trouble free? And is it a wise choice to buy a 2017 one? Thanks

Erik c
Erik c

Hey scotty. I have a Nissan Almera. N16 manual transmission with 88 0000 mile or 143000 km. My engine is sweating oil I change my oil 2 times a year but the aboth 6000km. The oil is thick and I need to add oil to get it all out of the oil pan I use 10w 40 oil fully synthetic as the owners manual suggest what can be wrong with the engine oil? I need to add oil to the car all the time . It’s a gasoline engine 1,5. 98 hp

Chase Hall
Chase Hall

Good afternoon Scotty hope your doing well. May i ask whats the difference between a Manual and a Manual Sequential transmission?

Rob357
Rob357

2008 Ford Eddie Bauer edition stop shift and stop doing everything what can I be

Rob357
Rob357

I drove home call Joe fine woke up started the car transmission doesn’t do anything

Jose.Silva1
Jose.Silva1

Hey Scotty i have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and a 2004 Nissan Sentra and i was wondering what cheap but efficient scan tool can get the job done. Im looking to get one but i wanted more opinions before i pull the trigger. Thank you for your time.

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty what do you think of a 2005 Toyota Corolla from a wholesale company with 30000 miles that’s right thirty thousand miles only ... for $11000?????? Steal???

JaneHonda
JaneHonda

Hey Scotty, how's it going? I know it's bad to tow an auto transmission in neutral with the wheels on the road, but is it okay to coast in neutral when the car is running? (I know you're not really supposed to coast, just wondering)

Mohammed_0321
Mohammed_0321

hey scotty what you think about buying used 25000 miles Nissan Frontier are this truck have good quality and it will stay long?

NathanShu
NathanShu

Hey Scotty my mom got this 2002 Cadillac Seville with the Northstar in it she purchased the car in January 2018 for $3000 did she overpay it had 89900 miles on it. The dealer really tried selling her this car and for $3000 we thought it would be a good price for this amount of luxury in a car. Until October 27 2019, the car has 101000 miles on it the heads blew. The engine blew up. Idk what to do with the car now it’s a piece of crap sitting should we junk it? Maybe reach off a door or a seat. The interior is very nice I feel bad for the car. Do you want the car in full for $100? Maybe make yourself a nice couch off the rear seat of the car. Put this in your video did we get ripped off. My mom drives a 15 Camry now. The cars sitting in the backyard.

JaneHonda
JaneHonda

With Honda's oil dilution problems in their modern turbo engines, can they still be reliable and can wear be reduced if you change the oil before the maintenance minder says to?

Hatim
Hatim

Hie scotty
good morning

I have a small issue with my car

I own nissan altima 2009 v4 2.5ltr engine

The engine runs fine and gear box also fine.

When i accelerate more thn half the car runs but after the halt the engine hesitate / misfire. If i turn off the car and switch it on again back to normal.
I changed car plugs coils.
Computer says no error.
Your help will be highly appreciated
Thanks

Monicoflores636
Monicoflores636

Hey Scotty. About to buy a 1996 Ford ranger. 2.3 4 cylinder automatic transmission. I've always wanted one. However I need your opinion. The owner is gonna give it too me for 500$ only has 169,700 miles. Owner says drives good. New tires. New headlamps and oil filter. Has some Michigan Rust Does it look worth it? Thanks

IBM Selectric Typist
IBM Selectric Typist

Hey Scotty, I want to buy a new (used) car in the 1000$ neighborhood, and I did find a 1995 Buick skylark. It does look it a good buy, 53,000 miles, but I am skeptical to buy it as a daily driver because of its age. Is this something I should worry about? Link to the Craigslist is here; https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/d/brooklyn-1995-buick-skylark-custom/7061062178.html Thanks Scotty.

UberRafInLasVegas
UberRafInLasVegas

UberRafInLasVegas
4 days

Hey Scotty, thank you for always having amazing videos and easy to understand breakdowns of dos and donts. GREAT Wisdom!

a couple questions about my Honda FIt 2015, i have had it for more then 3 yrs and i driver uber in Las Vegas. it has 160,000 miles on it and i got it with 11,000 miles on it. So far it has been great! no big fixes at all, frequent oil changes; brake pads and tires have been switched out on this vehicle and one accident. It was a rear end collision that happen while i had just arrived at a stop light, someone was going 40 miles an hour behind me and forgot to break LOL so ever since then the fog lights and the headlights on the driver side go out all the time, what should i do? the collision place that fixed my car told me it just needed a bulb exchange but they keep going out.....

other then that the vehicle has been doing well, i had a check engine light for the catalytic converter and just recently i just tried your trick because i was never sure if it was the sensor or not until i took it to a shop and they confirmed it for me.... so i tried the lacquer thinner trick with a half a tank of gas and it worked for the most part. NO engine light and the car is running much smoother now! its unbelievable.

the reason why i am messaging you is because i might need to work Uber for another 2 more yrs, my wife is studying to become an RN and i need the flexibility so i can help out at home and be able to continue to work in a field that i like. what do you recommend? i have some income tax money to play with, i would like to do a radiator flush; transmission fluid change... tune up, rotors and maybe some more fixes that i mentioned. is there anything else i should look out for? ok thanks for reading. take care!

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Is it a good idea to buy a car from a wholesale auction to flip for a profit? Its Not something I plan on doing for a living btw

Mangosvision
Mangosvision

Hey Scotty, why did Volkswagen and Audi go crazy with diesel engines back in the 2000s with the Audi Q7 V12 TDI and the Volkswagen Toureg V10 TDI?

Pacman95
Pacman95

Hey Scotty, I recently moved to Austin and purchased a 2010 Acura Tsx v6 with 82k miles for $7800. The car was well maintained with all the service records. I intend to keep it for at least 5 years. What do you recommend I do to get most out of this car?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

What's your opinion on the a 2006-2009 Dodge Charger R/T with a 5.7 Hemi V8 and AWD (this was when chrysler was owned by Daimler)? I was consdering one but I am a bit skeptical given what you have been saying about chrysler

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

How reliable are the TDI Audi A4s? I would think that they arent terrible as VW has been making diesels for a long time

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

How well do the 2006-2009 Mazda MX5s hold their value and will they increase in value in the future? I've considered buying a miata from that generation as they are more powerful than the NA and NB versions. Plus they're better on gas mileage as well

Bogator_z
Bogator_z

Hello Scotty, 2014 corolla S 79,000 miles. Got an Odd buzzing vibration type noise when accelerating at low speed only at 2,000-2,200 RPM. Sound is nonexistent otherwise. Sounds similar to an object being stuck inside of an area fan or something. Any ideas?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

How bad were the first generation Audi TTs in terms of maintence costs? I'm talking about the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder turbo version with the manual transmission (I know that VW automatics are unreliable) and quattro AWD. They arent really luxury cars, but I am bit skeptical about buying one after seeing your videos branding VW products as "endless money pits". If I recall, the TT was made in Germany but I could be wrong.

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

I know you dont like modern Volkswagens, but were the 2006-2009 Volkswagen Mk5 Golf GTIs reliable if you get one with a manual transmission? What are the common problems on those cars?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Is buying an auction car to strip it of parts and sell the parts a good way to make money on the side? Thought about buying a Jaguar, BMW, audi or mercedes at an auction (It doesn't matter whether they run or not)and selling the parts. Chrisfix did that with a Jaguar X type

RookieMonkey
RookieMonkey

Yo Scotty, a friend had a Honda CRV towed after some shaking and non-starts/non-moves. Noticed it was leaking oil prior to this event. Tow away. shop says compression low cylinder two only, and it's dead in the lot. If what they say is true, can he potentially unplug the #2 injector and remove spark plug to drive three good cylinders home?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

What is the main problem with modern volvos? Their automatic transmissions?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Is a 1985 Jaguar XJ going to appreciate in value in the future? I found one on sale that had just been overhauled for $3000. I wouldnt daily drive it as I know how bad jags from that time were (you were not the first one to tell me how bad they were lol)

noebarrios20
noebarrios20

Hello Scotty! Recently, my mother’s 2003 Ford Expedition XLT Has been okay. Now she has a problem where she starts the car up, it runs like normal, and then it starts making like a metal clanging noise in the engine, but it still drives. Could it be that a rod is going bad, or does it need an oil change? (It does burn oil by the way)

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

What do you think of the 2005-2008 Acura RL? Ive considered buying one, wanted to know if they are prone to the transmission problems that plagued the Honda Odysseys. The main reason I like the RL is it has AWD and the engine has power.

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

How much does it cost to convert a normal car (built after 1995) to a flex fuel car, so it can run on E85? Is it something you can eaisly do yourself or is it one of those things only a mechanic can do?

Chuck28
Chuck28

Hey Scotty, I know your dislike of modern day GM trucks, but those stuck with them can’t do too much until they start breaking. I was wondering, will AFM mode destroy my truck? If so, what do you think of “Range Technology’s AFM Disabler”?

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

I also wanted to ask, what do you think of a 2004 Ford Mustang GT with a manual transmission with 109,699 miles? How well built are these cars? Heres an example of one. However I will have mechanic inspect the car (I would do it with any car I'm buying used, no matter what it is).

Alexmurphy
Alexmurphy

Hey scotty. I know you think Infiniti G35s can be money pits, but are they reliable if you get a manual transmission? I know that much of Nissan's Post-Renault merger automatic transmissions are unreliable. I'm asking this question because I found a 2004 infiniti g35 sedan (it has the manual 6 speed gearbox) with 114,000 miles for $5k. I dont plan on driving it much, most of the time I will do shorter trips. From what I know the fatal flaw on the Infiniti G35 models of the day were their automatic transmissions. I also wanted to ask you, can you tell me what problems I should look for when checking out a G35?

njlloman
njlloman

Hello again, Scotty! 🖐🏼 You advise not to flush automatic transmissions, is this also your advice for CVTs? Thanks in advance & more power!

Alvaropera90
Alvaropera90

Hey Scotty! Since most Car manufacturers are swtiching over to CVT transmissions. Who would you say make the best CVT out there?

NathanShu
NathanShu

What do u think of a 2003 mazda tribute with 101000 miles for $3100


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