The Truth About Cars » engine failure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » engine failure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Giving Thanks: Another Corvette Z06 Engine Fails, This Time In Journalist’s Hands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands-2/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229953 Editor’s note: Outside of our exclusive scoop of Volkswagen’s Goodwill Package, news that a Corvette Z06’s engine failed at the hands of a Fox News journalist was our top daily news piece of the last 12 months. It originally ran July 18th, 2015. The cause of the failure is explained here, though whether that is […]

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Editor’s note: Outside of our exclusive scoop of Volkswagen’s Goodwill Package, news that a Corvette Z06’s engine failed at the hands of a Fox News journalist was our top daily news piece of the last 12 months. It originally ran July 18th, 2015. The cause of the failure is explained here, though whether that is […]

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Chevrolet Corvette 427, Z06 Owners File For Class Action Against GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-corvette-427-z06-owners-file-class-action-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-corvette-427-z06-owners-file-class-action-gm/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1196202 A group of owners of 7-liter V-8 powered, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Corvettes have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against General Motors claiming those models have excessive valve guide wear that leads to engine failures. The filing, which was made Wednesday, said General Motors is aware of the problem, but has yet to come up with a solution. The 19 […]

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A group of owners of 7-liter V-8 powered, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Corvettes have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against General Motors claiming those models have excessive valve guide wear that leads to engine failures. The filing, which was made Wednesday, said General Motors is aware of the problem, but has yet to come up with a solution. The 19 […]

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Another Corvette Z06 Engine Fails, This Time In Journalist’s Hands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/another-corvette-z06-engine-fails-this-time-in-journalists-hands/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119353 While track testing the latest Z06 Corvette, Gary Gastelu of Fox News experienced an issue that’s becoming a trend for Chevrolet’s supercharged sports car: engine failure. “After a few lapping sessions, the engine in mine unceremoniously called it quits,” reports Gastelu in his review. Unfortunately the cause is still unknown in this instance, though engine […]

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While track testing the latest Z06 Corvette, Gary Gastelu of Fox News experienced an issue that’s becoming a trend for Chevrolet’s supercharged sports car: engine failure. “After a few lapping sessions, the engine in mine unceremoniously called it quits,” reports Gastelu in his review. Unfortunately the cause is still unknown in this instance, though engine […]

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Drag Racing Depends & Powertrain Pampers: Ballistic Engine Diapers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/drag-racing-depends-powertrain-pampers-ballistic-engine-diapers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/drag-racing-depends-powertrain-pampers-ballistic-engine-diapers/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=778937 Motorsports enthusiasts sometimes don’t realize that behind the glamour of car and motorcycle racing we see on television there is an extensive support industry that makes everything from specialized dipsticks to complete racecars. Much of that industry is located in three locations around the globe. England’s so called Motorsports Valley is where 8 of the […]

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Motorsports enthusiasts sometimes don’t realize that behind the glamour of car and motorcycle racing we see on television there is an extensive support industry that makes everything from specialized dipsticks to complete racecars. Much of that industry is located in three locations around the globe. England’s so called Motorsports Valley is where 8 of the […]

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Piston Slap: Porsche Customer Service doesn’t Stink? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-porsche-customer-service-doesnt-stink/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-porsche-customer-service-doesnt-stink/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:47:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423591   Sam writes: Hello, can you tell me what ever happened with the Porsche IMS concern? At 18K miles, an IMS bearing failure has caused a catastrophic engine failure in my Porsche 911. My Porsche dealer (who has done all of the Porsche recommended service on the car since new) just told me that there […]

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  Sam writes: Hello, can you tell me what ever happened with the Porsche IMS concern? At 18K miles, an IMS bearing failure has caused a catastrophic engine failure in my Porsche 911. My Porsche dealer (who has done all of the Porsche recommended service on the car since new) just told me that there […]

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Piston Slap: Hello Kitty! Contouring the American Mondeo’s future? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/piston-slap-hello-kitty-contouring-the-american-mondeos-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/piston-slap-hello-kitty-contouring-the-american-mondeos-future/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:50:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413980     TTAC commentator sastexan writes: Sajeev, You proved yourself smart by changing over to the older rod shift transmission linkage on your Cougar SVT. My shift cables are broken again – although this time probably due to the 1st mechanic’s ineptitude and unwillingness to finish the job he started and align it correctly. The […]

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    TTAC commentator sastexan writes: Sajeev, You proved yourself smart by changing over to the older rod shift transmission linkage on your Cougar SVT. My shift cables are broken again – although this time probably due to the 1st mechanic’s ineptitude and unwillingness to finish the job he started and align it correctly. The […]

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Porsche’s Deadly Sin #1: 1999 Porsche 911 (996) 3.4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/porsches-deadly-sin-1-1999-porsche-911-996-3-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/porsches-deadly-sin-1-1999-porsche-911-996-3-4/#comments Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:33:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362011 Great artists steal, and I’m obviously inspired by Paul Niedermeyer’s GM’s Deadly Sin series here. I am currently the owner of three Porsches, as pathetic as that may be, and I’ve experienced firsthand the many ways in which Porsche disappoints its fans and buyers. Few companies have been as comprehensively whitewashed by the media and […]

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Great artists steal, and I’m obviously inspired by Paul Niedermeyer’s GM’s Deadly Sin series here. I am currently the owner of three Porsches, as pathetic as that may be, and I’ve experienced firsthand the many ways in which Porsche disappoints its fans and buyers. Few companies have been as comprehensively whitewashed by the media and […]

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