The Truth About Cars » throwaway motor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » throwaway motor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: The Truth about “Throwaway” Motors (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-the-truth-about-throwaway-motors-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-the-truth-about-throwaway-motors-part-ii/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:43:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496553 Bob M. writes: Sajeev, I’m a bottom feeder with cars. All I’ve ever owned are used domestic cars with pushrod engines. I overhauled a Pontiac 2.5L once just to get the experience. My idea of engine maintenance is valves at 100k and an overhaul at 150k.  I’ve heard that many imports aren’t rebuildable because the […]

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Bob M. writes: Sajeev, I’m a bottom feeder with cars. All I’ve ever owned are used domestic cars with pushrod engines. I overhauled a Pontiac 2.5L once just to get the experience. My idea of engine maintenance is valves at 100k and an overhaul at 150k.  I’ve heard that many imports aren’t rebuildable because the […]

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Piston Slap: The Truth about “Throwaway” Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/piston-slap-the-truth-about-throwaway-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/piston-slap-the-truth-about-throwaway-motors/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:23:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477123 Dan writes: Dear Sajeev, A recent post on the CX-9 users forum (at www.mazdas247.com) caught my eye. An stalwart owner tore down his 3.5 (Ford) engine to clean up a sludging problem and broke a rod bolt in the process. He then discovered much to his dismay that replacement rod bolts are not considered “serviceable […]

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Dan writes: Dear Sajeev, A recent post on the CX-9 users forum (at www.mazdas247.com) caught my eye. An stalwart owner tore down his 3.5 (Ford) engine to clean up a sludging problem and broke a rod bolt in the process. He then discovered much to his dismay that replacement rod bolts are not considered “serviceable […]

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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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