The Truth About Cars » oil change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +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 » oil change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Reporting on The Oil Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-reporting-oil-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-reporting-oil-report/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123169   Greg writes: Sajeev, first let me thank you for your interesting article on Mazda rust last year. Ultimately I bought the Accord, which to me seemed to have the superior (and quite lovely) stick shift, even though the Mazda is reputed superior in that department. I decided for kicks and giggles to get my […]

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  Greg writes: Sajeev, first let me thank you for your interesting article on Mazda rust last year. Ultimately I bought the Accord, which to me seemed to have the superior (and quite lovely) stick shift, even though the Mazda is reputed superior in that department. I decided for kicks and giggles to get my […]

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Piston Slap: Are you Jagsperienced? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/piston-slap-jagsperienced/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/piston-slap-jagsperienced/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054761 Allen writes: Sajeev, Hopefully you can offer some light at the end of the tunnel for an issue that a friend has with her 2004 Jag X-type. The car is in great shape for its age and all was well until the bad news came regarding the transfer case. The car recently started acting up […]

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Allen writes: Sajeev, Hopefully you can offer some light at the end of the tunnel for an issue that a friend has with her 2004 Jag X-type. The car is in great shape for its age and all was well until the bad news came regarding the transfer case. The car recently started acting up […]

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Piston Slap: It’s not you, Drain Plug…it’s Me? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-not-drain-plug/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-not-drain-plug/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:14:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=961025   Seth writes: Dear Sajeev, I have terrible luck with oil drain plugs. Of the last 4 oil changes I’ve done, only one has been successfully completed in a single day, because I can never get the drain plug loose. The culprits in these comedies of errors are a 1999 Saab 9-3 and a 2006 […]

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  Seth writes: Dear Sajeev, I have terrible luck with oil drain plugs. Of the last 4 oil changes I’ve done, only one has been successfully completed in a single day, because I can never get the drain plug loose. The culprits in these comedies of errors are a 1999 Saab 9-3 and a 2006 […]

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Piston Slap: Bennie Bucks on the Winter Beater? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-bennie-bucks-on-the-winter-beater/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-bennie-bucks-on-the-winter-beater/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:16:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=662242 TTAC Commentator 28-Cars-Later writes: Sajeev, I’ve got a small conundrum for Piston Slap.  Winter is fast approaching and for those of us in the mid-Atlantic states this is a serious affair. My winter beater has been my trusty (but not rusty) ’98 Saturn SL/auto/164K, which in the spring started showing its age and developed transmission […]

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TTAC Commentator 28-Cars-Later writes: Sajeev, I’ve got a small conundrum for Piston Slap.  Winter is fast approaching and for those of us in the mid-Atlantic states this is a serious affair. My winter beater has been my trusty (but not rusty) ’98 Saturn SL/auto/164K, which in the spring started showing its age and developed transmission […]

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Piston Slap: See the USA in your K-I-A? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-see-the-usa-in-your-k-i-a/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-see-the-usa-in-your-k-i-a/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:50:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=647330 Phil writes: Hello Sajeev, I have a question related to maintenance on a 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo. It currently has 45k miles, and I have owned it for only 4 months (had 20k when I took ownership of it). As you can see, it is driven a whole lot, almost exclusively on the great […]

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Phil writes: Hello Sajeev, I have a question related to maintenance on a 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo. It currently has 45k miles, and I have owned it for only 4 months (had 20k when I took ownership of it). As you can see, it is driven a whole lot, almost exclusively on the great […]

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Piston Slap: Weathering the Long Winter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-weathering-the-long-winter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-weathering-the-long-winter/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:28:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630378 Longtime TTAC commentator mikey writes: Sajeev, In the years since I last wrote to you my personal circumstances took a few turns. When the dust settled, I ended up with three cars. I decided to keep all three cars. The Cobalt is my daily/winter driver, and I will drive it to the ground. My wife […]

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Longtime TTAC commentator mikey writes: Sajeev, In the years since I last wrote to you my personal circumstances took a few turns. When the dust settled, I ended up with three cars. I decided to keep all three cars. The Cobalt is my daily/winter driver, and I will drive it to the ground. My wife […]

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Gettin’ Lubed: I Was A Minit Lube Minuteman http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/gettin-lubed-i-was-a-minit-lube-minuteman/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/gettin-lubed-i-was-a-minit-lube-minuteman/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:06:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491628 I still remember them. Tall and clear eyed, their square jaws clenched tightly as a sign of their strict discipline and inherent resolve, they dressed in perfectly pressed brown shirts and marched in straight, ordered ranks before the camera. For them there was only duty and their duty was their honor. Nothing would sway them […]

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I still remember them. Tall and clear eyed, their square jaws clenched tightly as a sign of their strict discipline and inherent resolve, they dressed in perfectly pressed brown shirts and marched in straight, ordered ranks before the camera. For them there was only duty and their duty was their honor. Nothing would sway them […]

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Piston Slap: Seeing the Forester for the Trees? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:48:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433620   Jim writes: Hi, I hope you are well. I have several questions regarding my 2011 Forester (5 speed): a) I drive 8 to 10K annually and change the 5w-20 every 6 months.  Is this sufficient? b) Subaru keeps sending me extended warranty offers.   This tells me that I likely don’t need it.  What […]

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  Jim writes: Hi, I hope you are well. I have several questions regarding my 2011 Forester (5 speed): a) I drive 8 to 10K annually and change the 5w-20 every 6 months.  Is this sufficient? b) Subaru keeps sending me extended warranty offers.   This tells me that I likely don’t need it.  What […]

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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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Piston Slap: Karma, Idiot Lights and the 100k Warranty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/piston-slap-karma-idiot-lights-and-the-100k-warranty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/piston-slap-karma-idiot-lights-and-the-100k-warranty/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:36:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337358 Anonymous writes: I have a 2008 Kia Sorento with the 3.3L, about 11k miles.  The other day, I took it to my local mechanic for an oil change. Drove it all over town during the course of the following couple days.  Then, last night, as I am about 3/4 mile from home, my low oil […]

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Anonymous writes: I have a 2008 Kia Sorento with the 3.3L, about 11k miles.  The other day, I took it to my local mechanic for an oil change. Drove it all over town during the course of the following couple days.  Then, last night, as I am about 3/4 mile from home, my low oil […]

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