The Truth About Cars » Mechanic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +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 » Mechanic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Utah Mechanic Buys, Fixes Car for High School Custodian Walking to Work (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/utah-mechanic-buys-fixes-car-high-school-custodian-walking-work-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/utah-mechanic-buys-fixes-car-high-school-custodian-walking-work-video/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1228993 I swear someone was cutting onions right next to me just now.  A Utah high school custodian, whose broken-down car left him commuting two hours each way to work, was surprised by a mechanic who purchased and fixed a car for him with money collected from crowd funding. Sean Merrill, who owns Nobori Auto near Salt […]

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I swear someone was cutting onions right next to me just now.  A Utah high school custodian, whose broken-down car left him commuting two hours each way to work, was surprised by a mechanic who purchased and fixed a car for him with money collected from crowd funding. Sean Merrill, who owns Nobori Auto near Salt […]

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Sunday Story: Shade Tree Redux http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/sunday-story-shade-tree-redux/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/sunday-story-shade-tree-redux/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=819066 Image courtesy of Mstyslav Chernov: http://tinyurl.com/k8atv8o “Cool photo. Is that your grandpa or something?” Mark pointed to the sun-bleached black and white photo that hung on the wall of the garage. A smiling, grease-stained man in mechanic’s overalls stood proudly in front of a 1950s dirt-track racer. Sitting at his feet was a trophy. Danny […]

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Image courtesy of Mstyslav Chernov: http://tinyurl.com/k8atv8o “Cool photo. Is that your grandpa or something?” Mark pointed to the sun-bleached black and white photo that hung on the wall of the garage. A smiling, grease-stained man in mechanic’s overalls stood proudly in front of a 1950s dirt-track racer. Sitting at his feet was a trophy. Danny […]

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TDI Troubles In The Land Of The Rising Sun http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tdi-troubles-in-the-land-of-the-rising-sun/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tdi-troubles-in-the-land-of-the-rising-sun/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:11:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479921 The engine quit with a sudden un-dramatic snap, and the little Golf TDI began to slough off speed. Reflexively, I bumped the gearshift lever into neutral, flicked on my signal and began moving towards the left edge of the expressway. My exit was less than a mile away and, rather than stop alongside the highway, […]

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The engine quit with a sudden un-dramatic snap, and the little Golf TDI began to slough off speed. Reflexively, I bumped the gearshift lever into neutral, flicked on my signal and began moving towards the left edge of the expressway. My exit was less than a mile away and, rather than stop alongside the highway, […]

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Piston Slap: Do We Have ALL The DATA? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-do-we-have-all-the-data/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-do-we-have-all-the-data/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 15:58:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404543   TTAC Commentator Supaman writes: Hey Sajeev, remember that Mazda 6 that had the headliner problem? The dash storage problem? Got another one for ya. From what I understand, the 2006 Mazda 6 V6 manual is fitted with 3 engine mounts: left, right and (dog bone) lower. The lower mount was replaced last year (on […]

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  TTAC Commentator Supaman writes: Hey Sajeev, remember that Mazda 6 that had the headliner problem? The dash storage problem? Got another one for ya. From what I understand, the 2006 Mazda 6 V6 manual is fitted with 3 engine mounts: left, right and (dog bone) lower. The lower mount was replaced last year (on […]

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Piston Slap: A New Wrench, A Good Wrench http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-a-new-wrench-a-good-wrench/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-a-new-wrench-a-good-wrench/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:39:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399506 TTAC Commentator sastexan writes: Hi Sajeev, I have to find a new mechanic – my former mechanic is permanently disabled (bad shoulder – he can’t even hold a gallon jug of milk with his right arm) and his old shop is just not responsive – or as competent as I demand. So, with great heartburn, […]

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TTAC Commentator sastexan writes: Hi Sajeev, I have to find a new mechanic – my former mechanic is permanently disabled (bad shoulder – he can’t even hold a gallon jug of milk with his right arm) and his old shop is just not responsive – or as competent as I demand. So, with great heartburn, […]

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Adventures Under the Hood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/adventures-under-the-hood/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/adventures-under-the-hood/#comments Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:18:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353016 I’d been wondering if I’d damaged the fuel pump when I ran out of gas a couple of months ago, for the only time in my 350,000-400,000 lifetime miles. Sometimes, after coasting in gear I’d feel the Accord 5-speed subtly hesitate as I gently pressed the gas. But this morning, the engine seemed to be […]

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I’d been wondering if I’d damaged the fuel pump when I ran out of gas a couple of months ago, for the only time in my 350,000-400,000 lifetime miles. Sometimes, after coasting in gear I’d feel the Accord 5-speed subtly hesitate as I gently pressed the gas. But this morning, the engine seemed to be […]

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Piston Slap: The Threat Of Going Audi 5000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-the-threat-of-going-audi-5000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-the-threat-of-going-audi-5000/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:20:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342137 Michael writes: Sajeev, you always hear the advice to have a used car inspected before purchase by a reputable mechanic. But how do you implement that advice at your typical car lot? Dealer or independent, I can’t imagine they are excited about having someone drive off for several hours. How does the B&B make this […]

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Michael writes: Sajeev, you always hear the advice to have a used car inspected before purchase by a reputable mechanic. But how do you implement that advice at your typical car lot? Dealer or independent, I can’t imagine they are excited about having someone drive off for several hours. How does the B&B make this […]

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