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My wife often idles our 2014 Outback (boxer engine) on our mildly uphill driveway for up to an hour sometimes when the baby has fallen asleep in the car seat. With the oil pan at that angle do I need to be concerned that the oil pump has access to enough oil with the car in that position.

I just put a new water pump, after the van over heated. Now the van wont go over 50mph and I see smoke coming from behind the engine, and the oil light turns on.

i have literally a flawless car and i installed a "vertex" performance chip ]under the hood and after so many days i got a check engine light . WELL I FOUND OOUT YOU CAN DO A LITTLE car hack code and i did it and it said i had somthing worng withthe oxygen sensor or soomthing .. thats where that chip is actually pkugged into the toP OFF sorry ...

How can i tell if timing is off? I just put new chains, tentioners, gjides and gears in. Im wondering if im off a tooth. Limited power...4000rpm..max Barely stays running at idle and sometimes dies. Codes are: p0300,p0302,p0304,p0306, p2119,p0449 ive test the vent valve....it works! Ive swapped coils of 5 and 6....didnt make difference. When i hold rpms ...

My car wouldn’t start. I replaced the battery and it started right up. I drove a mile to the store. Started the car to come home and the check engine light came on.

Hello! I'm excited about this site. My Honda Accord EX 2003 (v6) got caught in a freshwater flood about 6 months ago. My car has been idle since. The water line was above the seats, & the car was on a decline, so the whole front end was underwater. I did crank the engine while under. The oil dipstick looks good, though. The battery was working ...

My check engine light is on solid but the car runs fine gas cap is tight why is it on


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