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  1. My 2008 hyundai is great when used at low rpms and doesn’t burn any oil. When I drive at high rpms or when driving on the highway car burns oil and white smoke comes from tailpipe but only after I stop, it doesn’t burn any while she’s moving. What do I need to repair?
  2. I 2nd the post earlier today on Nano Pro MT Products and Highly Recommend ! Their entire line is the Internet's Best Kept Automotive Secret. They used to be in Auto Zone however, now their products are available exclusively through their EBAY Store ( https://www.ebay.com/usr/nanopromt)! I purchased their Scheduled Maintenance 2-Pack of Coolant Additive (Nano Cool) and Oil Stabilizer for $34.98 and it was the best $35 bucks I ever spent! (https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Authentic-Nano-Pro-MT-Oil-Stabilizer-Nano-Cool-Combo-Pack-Brand-New-2020/164031942138?hash=item263110cdfa:g:hRMAAOSwc7teHlYP) I've got to tell you, I'm thrilled about this Nano Pro MT Oil Additive. The very 1st thing I noticed was my truck had a ticking noise when it was accelerating or idling. That noise is gone! I ran it about 15 miles to work it through and I don't hear any trace of that noise anymore. Color me impressed! I have tried a few times to find anything that does what it claims to. You cant imagine how important my truck is to me. It's the thing that gets me from job to job. I swear it's the smoothest my vehicle has been in a very long time. FORD F-150 (153,738 Miles). Below is my current mileage and the Nano products I used! Do yourself a favor especially if you have a High Mileage vehicle and pick up a few bottles of this stuff! You won't be sorry!
  3. Brand new to the forum. I would appreciate any help here. I bought my van a few weeks ago -- only $500! I'm happy with it, except the other day my oil pressure dropped. It is running just above lowest normal mark on the gauge. Up until the other day, it was running right in the center. What changed? I don't know. I have been considering several things: * faulty oil sending unit * faulty oil pump * valve cover gasket leak * clogged oil filter What complicates matters is that I must have been misreading the oil dipstick. When I first got the car, the oil was so clean that I could barely see it. They must have just changed the oil or added oil just before selling it. But when I kept checking it, I thought it was ok. (Of course, I don't trust my eyes -- but let's not get into that.) So yesterday i had the guy at the parts store check the stick for me and with his guidance I put in two quarts. Now, I'm no dummy, but sometimes I don't understand things. I keep trusting the parts store guys, but I'm not sure if this is wise. I don't have money to be throwing around to mechanics though. After one such guy told me everything would be fine. I took up and headed up the mountain toward Chattanooga. But I didn't have the power that I had last week, and I smell and see oil burning off the engine. What is happening here? * If low oil was causing low oil pressure, why didn't it come back up after I added oil? * Can a leaky valve cover gasket affect the power of the engine? * It couldn't bee the sending unit if I am seeing other issues like oil burning off, right? Of did I overfill it (by trusting the parts guy)? I'm afraid to drive the car far. And I can't afford $$ in repairs. I'm happy to do any work myself if I can get an accurate diagnosis. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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  5. I have a 99 Grand Am SE with 186K miles on it. It has had its share of problems within the past 6 months. To call it an oil "leak" would be an understatement. The oil is literally dropping right out of the bottom. I have to carry a quart of oil in my car and top it off a bit to get the "low oil" light to come off. The car will drive about 20 miles before the "low oil" light comes on again. I have to refill the oil every time i park and restart the car. A little history: For the 6 years or so, I'm pretty sure I had a head gasket or lower intake valve leak. These engines are known for this. But I was able to easily manage this. This would cause the coolant to slowly leak, and every month I would top off the reservoir. The oil would leak/burn too, but not much - I'd use just a quart in between oil changes. Then within the past couple years, it became progressively worse. The coolant began to leak faster, perhaps weekly, and the car would tend to overheat in the summer - so I had to run the heat in the summer to keep the thermostat level. In the winter, with the heat already running, the engine runs too cool and thermostat never reaches 200 degrees. At one point this winter, my oil was so thick and yellow sludge from not warming up enough. I am probably going to buy a new car at this point, I think it's done. Just wondering what the problem is or if I could plug up the hole somehow at home.
  6. I have a 99 Grand Am SE with 186K miles on it. It has had its share of problems within the past 6 months. To call it an oil "leak" would be an understatement. The oil is literally dropping right out of the bottom. I have to carry a quart of oil in my car and top it off a bit to get the "low oil" light to come off. The car will drive about 20 miles before the "low oil" light comes on again. I have to refill the oil every time i park and restart the car. A little history: For the 6 years or so, I'm pretty sure I had a head gasket or lower intake valve leak. These engines are known for this. But I was able to easily manage this. This would cause the coolant to slowly leak, and every month I would top off the reservoir. The oil would leak/burn too, but not much - I'd use just a quart in between oil changes. Then within the past couple years, it became progressively worse. The coolant began to leak faster, perhaps weekly, and the car would tend to overheat in the summer - so I had to run the heat in the summer to keep the thermostat level. In the winter, with the heat already running, the engine runs too cool and thermostat never reaches 200 degrees. At one point this winter, my oil was so thick and yellow sludge from not warming up enough. I am probably going to buy a new car at this point, I think it's done. Just wondering what the problem is or if I could plug up the hole somehow at home.
  7. Hello folks, I had a question about synthetic oil VS conventional. I figured there might have been a sticky here somewhere, but haven't found any. Anyway, my question was, is synthetic really that much better than conventional oil? These are a few advantages I hear about synthetics: They don't leave sludge inside the engine. They last much longer than conventional because it doesn't break down under high heat They cause less wear and tear to the engine itself They're just wayyyyyy better overall? I don't know guys. If synthetics are that much more superior, then why doesn't everybody use it? If conventional is that much worse, then why do so many people use it? My main question is, is my engine going last so much longer in a better working state if I use synthetic oil compared to conventional??? Thank y'all in advance!
  8. I constantly read about the massive amounts of compressed natural gas in the states and yet we have very few CNG cars available to us. If the government would have spent the money they wasted on corn based ethanol on a CNG infrastructure then we would be saving $20-30 dollars or more on a fill up plus not spending our money on home energy instead of purchasing foreign oil. Auto manufacturers can make a duel fuel setup that allows one to switch fuels on the go. CNG tank for short-range and gasoline for extended range. Is there something I am missing or does this make sense?
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