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Knock, Knock. Who's There? CAR TROUBLE!

My car started making a weird noise on my drive home from work tonight. I got home, did some research, and discovered that the noise sounds a lot like "engine knock". I checked my oil level, and it's borderline low-ish. Is is OK to drive to a mechanic or should I walk/take the bus to AutoZone and top up the oil before starting it again? Am I already completely screwed? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 9, 2013 - 14 answers

 

Loose oil cap fix?

[Carfilter] The oil cap on my car vibrates itself loose, causing oil to spill out onto the engine and thus wreathe my hood in some lovely smoke. Oil cap has been replaced once already to try and fix this, to no avail. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Oct 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Emissions problem and low oil

My car, for the first time in 12 years, did not pass an emissions inspection in California. Right before this, my oil light had started to periodically blink. On inspection, my oil was very (very) low. I filled it back up after the test. What are the chances that this caused the high emissions levels? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Can a broken dipstick cause a car to lose 2 quarts of oil over a couple of months?

Can a broken dipstick cause a car to lose two quarts of oil over a couple of months? Should I just replace the dipstick, or should I have a mechanic investigate other potential problems? [more inside]
posted by nequalsone on Mar 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Drip drop drop goes the engine

My car appears to be leaking oil..or some other fluid. Is it safe to drive until I can get to a mechanic? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Dec 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Stop Burning Dinosaurs.

Waste Oil Diesel. Any satisfied users? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Oli Heater that uses Waste Engine Oil

What are the pros and cons of trying to switch heating systems from a traditional furnace to a waste oil heater that burns used gasoline engine oil, particularly for an automobile repair garage? [more inside]
posted by franklen on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 answers

OilFilter

Is too much oil in a car engine something to worry about? [more inside]
posted by ghost of a past number on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What's up with the acceleration!?

What's going on with my girlfriend's car? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Oct 23, 2006 - 16 answers

Take you ridin' in the car car

Hollywood, FL Car Repair Filter: help us maintain our 2000 Isuzu Rodeo and our 2001 Honda Accord. It's time for a tune-up. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Car Filter: Slightly too much oil?

How bad is it to run an engine with slightly too much oil? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

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After sitting un-started for about two weeks, my car won't start. What should I do before fleeing to the AAA? [more inside]
posted by alan on Oct 23, 2005 - 44 answers

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