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Prolonging your engine's life may mean keeping clean oil in it instead of feeding it slick additives.
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Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?
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Used Subarus pose a unique challenge for buyers. Here's what you need to know about the excessive oil consumption issue.
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Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?
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Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?
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Did a $5 widget sold in the 1950's actually keep oil clean, or did it just clean out wallets?
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Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives?
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Michael's Jaguar XF needs a certain type of motor oil that is made by Ford and is only sold in Europe. Can he safely substitute something else? Car Talk's advice here.
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Phil wants Car Talk to help him preserve the life of his 1990 Ford Ranger, which leaks and burns oil, smells like coolant, and the chassis, shocks and gas lines are almost rusted through. Is Phil delusional?
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The oil pressure in Stephen's GMC Envoy is acting up, fine one minute, warning lights the next. Is he damaging the engine if he drives it while it's doing this? Car Talk's take, here.
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