Tag: connecting rods

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What can make a car sound like an explosion
Jan 01, 2011

What caused Beatrice's Camry to explode?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 1999 Camry CE that is maintained on a regular basis. Since I am a senior citizen, the annual mileage is about 3,000 miles per year. Yesterday the car was parked in a garage for about one hour. I returned...

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Apr 01, 1991

If it's unintentional, let's call it "Motorslaughter"

Dear Car Talk

Help I think I blew the engine in my Lincoln Town Car It was idling too loud and fast so I hit the gas pedal all the way to the floor a few times When this didn't work I hit...

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Apr 01, 1990

What does it mean to "throw a rod"?

Dear Car Talk

A friend of mine told me that he had ruined his car engine while driving very fast on a country road He claims he blew a rod and the motor was worthless after that In more technical terms could you...

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