Tag: carbon buildup

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Jul 01, 1999

There are times when you just have to visit the mechanic to diagnose a problem...and this is one of 'em.

Dear Car Talk

My four-cylinder Toyota Camry experienced a time when it would lose power on the freeway especially when going up long hills It would eventually stall then immediately restart Following the advice you gave another Camry owner I had the dealer...

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Mar 01, 1998

Camry's are notorious for carbon build-up on their valve stems as they age.

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We own a Toyota Camry four-cylinder with a stick shift and miles Whenever we attempt to pass another vehicle particularly on a hill or a curve we lose power and have to relinquish our position and glide sheepishly over to...

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Jan 01, 1998

That power failure might be a classic problem with vintage Toyotas -- carbon buildup on the valves.

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I have a Toyota Camry with miles on it It has been well-cared-for and seems to be in good shape However a couple of weeks ago the motor died out on me while I was driving down the highway The...

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Aug 01, 1996

Pinging and knocking during pre-ignition could involve a number of systems. Here's where to begin looking.

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I have a Honda Accord Lxi which knocks and pings when it is under load unless I use super premium gas What's actually going on when it does this What is pinging -- Kenny RAY I asked my -year-old son...

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Sep 01, 1994

Both of my ' Cadillacs have the same problem When...

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Both of my ' Cadillacs have the same problem When they are cold they start great But if I turn them off when the engines are hot it's hard to get them started again The battery seems almost dead at...

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Aug 01, 1991

Those troublesome carbon deposits...

Dear Car Talk

I was listening to your radio show a few weeks ago and I heard you advise a woman from Nashville who was having trouble with carbon deposits on the valves of her Camry I own a Camry and have had...

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