The Truth About Cars » pcv 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 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: The Panther’s 20 MPG Fuel-Economy Barrier? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-panthers-20-mpg-fuel-economy-barrier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-panthers-20-mpg-fuel-economy-barrier/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317898 TTAC commentator VolandoBajo writes: Sajeev, my worthy and esteemed fellow Panther defender, I acquired my ’97 Mercury Grand Marquis LS about six months ago and have enjoyed everything about it. I’m hoping to find a good source for a dual exhaust that doesn’t cost more than the book value of the car, and to convince my […]

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TTAC commentator VolandoBajo writes: Sajeev, my worthy and esteemed fellow Panther defender, I acquired my ’97 Mercury Grand Marquis LS about six months ago and have enjoyed everything about it. I’m hoping to find a good source for a dual exhaust that doesn’t cost more than the book value of the car, and to convince my […]

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Piston Slap: Mad Vulcan Powah? (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah-part-ii-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah-part-ii-2/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:30:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1156506   Tony writes: Sajeev, My new wife brought to the marriage her ’07 fleet-queen Taurus. She’s not a car pamperer by any means, but she does change her oil. This car got flogged like a racehorse in its previous life. Its body tightness is well-nigh gone, it unpredictably emits a strange unidentifiable groan from the […]

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  Tony writes: Sajeev, My new wife brought to the marriage her ’07 fleet-queen Taurus. She’s not a car pamperer by any means, but she does change her oil. This car got flogged like a racehorse in its previous life. Its body tightness is well-nigh gone, it unpredictably emits a strange unidentifiable groan from the […]

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Piston Slap: Riddle Me This, Timing Chain Rattle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/super-piston-slap-riddle-timing-chain-rattle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/super-piston-slap-riddle-timing-chain-rattle/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=964602   Sajeev writes: As the Christmas Spirit draws near and Pistonheads relax with thoughts of good vehicular cheer…screw it, I’ll get to the point: Can timing chain rattle on start-up magically resolve itself after a mere tune up? Sajeev continues: Yes, after changing plugs, fuel filter, PCV valve, and a very necessary cleaning of an […]

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  Sajeev writes: As the Christmas Spirit draws near and Pistonheads relax with thoughts of good vehicular cheer…screw it, I’ll get to the point: Can timing chain rattle on start-up magically resolve itself after a mere tune up? Sajeev continues: Yes, after changing plugs, fuel filter, PCV valve, and a very necessary cleaning of an […]

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Piston Slap: Mad Vulcan Powah? (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah-part-ii/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471547 TTAC commentator Felix Hoenikker writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the post. At the end of March, I bit the bullet and replaced the right cylinder head with a rebuilt one from Advance Auto. With my on line discount and a new head gasket, the total parts cost was under $200 plus a day’s labor. The rebuilt […]

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TTAC commentator Felix Hoenikker writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the post. At the end of March, I bit the bullet and replaced the right cylinder head with a rebuilt one from Advance Auto. With my on line discount and a new head gasket, the total parts cost was under $200 plus a day’s labor. The rebuilt […]

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Piston Slap: Mad Vulcan Powah? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-mad-vulcan-powah/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:59:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471485 TTAC commentator Felix Hoenikker (yes, really) writes: Dear Sajeev, As a fellow Panther owner, I am seeking advice on the disposition of another Ford product. My 24 year old son just bought a new to him car and returned my 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3L Vulcan overhead valve engine to me. At 206K it runs […]

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TTAC commentator Felix Hoenikker (yes, really) writes: Dear Sajeev, As a fellow Panther owner, I am seeking advice on the disposition of another Ford product. My 24 year old son just bought a new to him car and returned my 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3L Vulcan overhead valve engine to me. At 206K it runs […]

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