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I had a lil tap so i added a qt of lucas oil treatment now it blows white smoke when i mash the gas. If i drain it and put a new filter will it stop smoking?
What oil does my car use conventional or synblend?
My car just shut off and I found out there was no oil -- but no engine or oil lights ever came on until it shut down. Only 100 miles past oil change . No over heat light or anything came on, the tow truck driver says it may have a shut-down feature so it won't overheat but not sure . Put oil in it and reset the battery and still nothing. Read maybe timing ...
I want to tune up my car which I only had regular oil changes, what do I need? car runs ok for now.
I have a 99 Honda Accord and i put a touch screen radio in it and now it's giving me road noise through my speakers. When I roll down the windows or put it in reverse or drive it, it gives loud static through the speakers. The grounds are not touching any where, all my wires are wired together properly, I just can't figured it out. I've tried everything: ...
Why does my car overheat when I go 65 mph?
Purchased 2011 Subaru Legacy (CVT) about 2 years ago with 70K miles (rental car). Currently at 111K. For the past few months, it stalls out when braking suddenly. Lights on dash illuminate, I put it in park, and just restart it. No noticeable issues when actually driving. Seems to shift and ride fine at city and highway speeds, but the stalling is getting ...

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