The Truth About Cars » Timing Belt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 18:35:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: The Truth About Throwaway Motors (Part III) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-truth-throwaway-motors-part-iii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-truth-throwaway-motors-part-iii/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160794 Kenneth writes: Which cars and trucks that have throwaway motors? I was one payment from finishing my debt on a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser and my timing belt came off. Immediately, my valves were destroyed. I would not want to buy another engine like that. I am now $20,000 in debt buying another car. (Toyota Corolla) Thanks […]

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Kenneth writes: Which cars and trucks that have throwaway motors? I was one payment from finishing my debt on a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser and my timing belt came off. Immediately, my valves were destroyed. I would not want to buy another engine like that. I am now $20,000 in debt buying another car. (Toyota Corolla) Thanks […]

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Piston Slap: Weather The Storm, Trooper! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-weather-the-storm-trooper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-weather-the-storm-trooper/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 12:03:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=814746 Alex writes: Hi Sajeev, I have recently come into possession of a 1994 Isuzu Trooper (pictured above). 158k, One owner, with good service history until 100k. After that the (affluent) previous owner basically used it as a Home Depot Hauler for 7+ years so besides oil changes and tires, not much was done. That’s fine […]

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Alex writes: Hi Sajeev, I have recently come into possession of a 1994 Isuzu Trooper (pictured above). 158k, One owner, with good service history until 100k. After that the (affluent) previous owner basically used it as a Home Depot Hauler for 7+ years so besides oil changes and tires, not much was done. That’s fine […]

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Piston Slap: Such a Trooper! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/piston-slap-such-a-trooper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/piston-slap-such-a-trooper/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:21:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501157 Keith writes: Sajeev, I am facing a problem with little real consequence, just more looking for advice.  We have a third vehicle, one that isn’t really used much and was purchased for $1400 a couple years ago to serve as a backup when/if one of our primary vehicles was out of service (A 2005 Pahtfinder […]

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Keith writes: Sajeev, I am facing a problem with little real consequence, just more looking for advice.  We have a third vehicle, one that isn’t really used much and was purchased for $1400 a couple years ago to serve as a backup when/if one of our primary vehicles was out of service (A 2005 Pahtfinder […]

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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: The Anchorman Plays Valve Roulette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-the-anchorman-plays-valve-roulette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-the-anchorman-plays-valve-roulette/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:05:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410892     TTAC Commentator Anchorman33 writes: Hello Sajeev, Love TTAC, and the Piston Slap series.  I’m not a fixer, mainly because of time and space, but knowing a community like the B&B/TTAC is out there definitely makes me think about my automotive choices more than I ever did before. I’ve got a 2006 Honda Odyssey […]

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    TTAC Commentator Anchorman33 writes: Hello Sajeev, Love TTAC, and the Piston Slap series.  I’m not a fixer, mainly because of time and space, but knowing a community like the B&B/TTAC is out there definitely makes me think about my automotive choices more than I ever did before. I’ve got a 2006 Honda Odyssey […]

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