How to Tell if Your Car’s Engine is Bad

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  2. And how do i know what is a normal pression for an engine… Lets suppose my Suzuki J20A 2.0 4 cil engine for example? or any other?

  3. My engine is in bad condition, it leaks oil, smoke comes from the exhaust, I have to top it up with water before every journey cos of a leak in the radiator, I've put an egg in it to stop it leaking but it just makes the car smell like an omelette gone wrong, it misfires, the timing is out, the fan belt needs replacing, the oil is like tar, it only runs on 3 cylinders, also it'll only start if I'm on a hill and I let it roll down before lifting the clutch when enough momentum is built up. Apart from that, the car's a good runner

  4. Not every thing is junk cause its bad but you do gotta figure price to fix it compared to value of car

  5. Scotty, I know that in USA there is not almost any diesel car, but at europe there are a lot of them, can you explain how to do what you explain with diesel vehicles? Thanks in advance teacher!

  6. Scotty you make great videos on checking the simple things in an engine to find out the big problems. Thank you

  7. Hello quick question.Before I start my 94 Chevy pickup their is a loud banging noise as the engine cranks .then when it dose start it stops??? I had someone mechanic changed the distributor and now it's making this horrible loud noise. Any suggestions will help thanks.

  8. Hey Scotty I have 2005 Ford freestyle the car died one day it cranks over but won't start an there is gas an oil on the plugs an smell like gas in the oil

  9. In my opinion that's a old beautiful truck I'd earn lots of money to fix it think about it its 2018 not for long that truck will eventually be called pre-historic.

  10. Give up on the project? If I had to put a new motor in that rust on the door there is being sanded and clear coated over until I can save up for paint after the motor lol

  11. That truck is so beautiful, I really do hope that customer finds a way to get it fixed, I can’t think of any better looking car on the road than seeing a classic

  12. Got to say i liked this guy till i saw this video … just throw out project for a little burnt oil and rust ….very disappointing

  13. Ive driven old smokey vehicles my whole life , i recently got a new work truck, i never have to worry about it, ive seen the engine once when i bought it, and once when i checked the oil in 1 year.

  14. Or you can just rev it up real hard and watch the tail pipe to see how much smoke comes out but to look at that thing I could tell him it's not worth doing anything to.

  15. U know what I'd do with that truck? Since it's a Chevy, I'd engine swap it for an LS7, LSX 454, or a 572.

  16. Looks like he should have bought a Toyota project car. The Toyota cars are much better and far more reliable.

  17. I want to ship my car from UK to Scotty and get it tested but it will cost more than the car lol 😉

    I really love you videos 😉

  18. How do you dry test on an engine that's been sitting for 10 years or more without running? i.e. barnfind or a JDM engine on a pallet… It needs some oil in the cylinders to keep from hurting the Piston rings. Just curious, thanks.

  19. That’s why it’s called a project, some get lucky and don’t have to spend much, or trying to make money on a flip, when you buy at that condition, this is a owner loved build meaning you better have at least 5k on top of what you paid to get where you want it to be. End of the day it’s a money pit. And I have owned plenty to not care. I love my ford obs(s)

  20. Hope your right my motor has been sat for 5years been started often but not for a year so next on list is gas .

  21. …….and it's the consistent rich running that can cause the early ring wear as the excess fuel washes away the oil from the rings.

  22. my car engine idle not stable after i replace other IAC valve befor engine run up and down afer I replace IAC, it steal the same. the engine also low power. please help me . my car is nissan march 1994.

  23. I have a 2006 Acura TL. Yesterday an elderly man asked me to give him a jump and so I did. A few minutes into the jump his truck wouldn’t start and my battery light turned on. Well less than 30 seconds later I am trying to drive off and my car was severely jerking back-and-forth and wouldn’t want to go. Following that my check engine light came on. I shut my car off and it refused to start until another person gave me a jump start. I drove home with only my battery light on until I got to the freeway then did my battery light go off. The battery light stayed off the rest of yesterday up until today. Today I drove my car 17 miles in morning traffic and on lunch with no issues and no lights. I get in my car to leave work and with in one or two minutes of driving my battery light came on. Following that I came to a red light and as my speed decreased my car began to become under powered and begin to jerk again. I pull into a parking lot shut the car off and turn it back on. When I did so the battery light, the ABS light, a yellow triangle, and my airbag light were on at once. I am finally beginning to panic because my alternator and battery Tested well. I fear that it can be my computer but I would like some advice

  24. I have a 2006 Acura TL. Yesterday an elderly man asked me to give him a jump and so I did. A few minutes into the jump his truck wouldn’t start and my battery light turned on. Well less than 30 seconds later I am trying to drive off and my car was severely jerking back-and-forth and wouldn’t want to go. Following that my check engine light came on. I shut my car off and it refused to start until another person gave me a jump start. I drove home with only my battery light on until I got to the freeway then did my battery light go off. The battery light stayed off the rest of yesterday up until today. Today I drove my car 17 miles in morning traffic and on lunch with no issues and no lights. I get in my car to leave work and with in one or two minutes of driving my battery light came on. Following that I came to a red light and as my speed decreased my car began to become under powered and begin to jerk again. I pull into a parking lot shut the car off and turn it back on. When I did so the battery light, the ABS light, VSA, a yellow triangle, and my airbag light were on at once. (No check engine)I am finally beginning to panic because my alternator and battery Tested well. I fear that it can be my computer but I would like some advice

  25. He's not really saying "give up on the project". He's saying "YOU'RE ABOUT TO PAY DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE AMOUNT ON IT"!!!.

  26. Obviously doesn’t know the term project vehicle
    Because only someone not in the know would say “ not worth doing “

  27. Now I know but do I have the skills to do it? Nawwww I'll just pay a mechanic I guess. Lol I'm not very mechanically inclined. Guess that's why I'm not a mechanic. 🤷‍♂️😂🤣🤣

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