The Truth About Cars » Fluids http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:06:45 +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 » Fluids http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Always Trust, But Verify http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-always-trust-but-verify/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-always-trust-but-verify/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:35:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433614   Patrick writes: Okay, I have a question. Strictly follow the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule, or only perform demand maintenance? Of course I love buying cars where the previous owners were diligent and could prove it. I do a hybrid, I change fluids regularly but do the rest as demand (with exceptions.) Timing belts on interference engines an example of an exception. […]

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  Patrick writes: Okay, I have a question. Strictly follow the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule, or only perform demand maintenance? Of course I love buying cars where the previous owners were diligent and could prove it. I do a hybrid, I change fluids regularly but do the rest as demand (with exceptions.) Timing belts on interference engines an example of an exception. […]

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Pontiac Owners: Would You Buy GM Again For A Free Oil Change? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/pontiac-owners-would-you-buy-gm-again-it-for-a-free-oil-change/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/pontiac-owners-would-you-buy-gm-again-it-for-a-free-oil-change/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 07:06:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342238 Grand news for owners of 1999 model year and later Pontiacs! Buick-GMC GM Brian Sweeney tells Automotive News [sub] that “one of our most important tasks is keeping [Pontiac owners] in the database and keeping them as service customers until such a time that the Buick portfolio has developed fully.” The plan: send owners of […]

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Grand news for owners of 1999 model year and later Pontiacs! Buick-GMC GM Brian Sweeney tells Automotive News [sub] that “one of our most important tasks is keeping [Pontiac owners] in the database and keeping them as service customers until such a time that the Buick portfolio has developed fully.” The plan: send owners of […]

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Piston Slap: Nissan Matic J Worth The Trouble? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-nissan-matic-j-worth-the-trouble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-nissan-matic-j-worth-the-trouble/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:09:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340629 TTAC commentator Kericf writes: First, an update: I submitted a question on my Rodeo ABS and brakes before. It was just a bad sensor (probably from driving in high water). And I chose not to replace the brake lines yet after inspecting them. Now, my new question comes way of a transmission fluid change on […]

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TTAC commentator Kericf writes: First, an update: I submitted a question on my Rodeo ABS and brakes before. It was just a bad sensor (probably from driving in high water). And I chose not to replace the brake lines yet after inspecting them. Now, my new question comes way of a transmission fluid change on […]

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Piston Slap: Dodging Trouble Again? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/piston-slap-dodging-trouble-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/piston-slap-dodging-trouble-again/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:33:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339809 Tom in North Carolina asks: Thanks for taking on the synthetic vs. standard oil change question on my 2005 Dodge Durango a few months ago. Now for a new challenge: the same Durango, 78,000 miles, 5.7 Hemi with 5 speed automatic (trailer tow package and transmission cooler). It’s a highway cruiser, bought it to tow […]

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Tom in North Carolina asks: Thanks for taking on the synthetic vs. standard oil change question on my 2005 Dodge Durango a few months ago. Now for a new challenge: the same Durango, 78,000 miles, 5.7 Hemi with 5 speed automatic (trailer tow package and transmission cooler). It’s a highway cruiser, bought it to tow […]

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