The Truth About Cars » interference engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: Running Interference for Timing Belts? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-running-interference-for-timing-belts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-running-interference-for-timing-belts/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493750 Clint writes: I usually buy vehicles that need the timing belt replaced. (Most people trade in or sell at that point for $ reasons). I do most of the work myself because it’s not overly complicated if you follow a manual. People at my office ask me about general car maintenance. When I ask about […]

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Clint writes: I usually buy vehicles that need the timing belt replaced. (Most people trade in or sell at that point for $ reasons). I do most of the work myself because it’s not overly complicated if you follow a manual. People at my office ask me about general car maintenance. When I ask about […]

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Piston Slap: Recall or Total Recall? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-recall-or-total-recall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-recall-or-total-recall/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:35:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461304 Ted writes: Sajeev, Here’s what I got: 2002 Saturn L200 156000 miles bought new. Excellent car no problems whatsoever, maintained precisely. Question about timing chain scuttlebutt. Should I change it preventatively , switch to synthetic oil, or just do not worry about? NHSTA stats report only 7 incident per 1000 of the non-recalled vehicles. Also […]

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Ted writes: Sajeev, Here’s what I got: 2002 Saturn L200 156000 miles bought new. Excellent car no problems whatsoever, maintained precisely. Question about timing chain scuttlebutt. Should I change it preventatively , switch to synthetic oil, or just do not worry about? NHSTA stats report only 7 incident per 1000 of the non-recalled vehicles. Also […]

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