Category Archive: Mileage

Amsoil Oil & Mileage

Car Information:
Chrysler T&C
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: On the radio show about 2 weeks back, you stated that adding ( ) amount of Amsoil outboard motor oil to gas tank would increase mileage. Thanks.

Answer:
Amsoil Outboard 100 to 1, 1 ounce per each 5 gallon.

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
 • (407) 298-7447

Timing Belt Change at 250k Miles

Car Information:
Nissan Quest
Year: 1994
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: My car has 250,000 plus miles on it and I was wondering if it’s worth the time and money to get a timing belt change, or should I just run it until it goes south on me?

Answer:
Here are some things to look for to see if you can get some more service out of it without breaking the bank:

  • The transmission is ok.
  • The A/C still works.
  • The engine doesn’t sound like its coming apart or using a lot of oil.
  • The engine mounts are still intact.
  • The brake system is ok.
  • The steering rack isn’t pouring fluid.

Should I Purchase?

Car Information:
Chevy Silverado
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 4.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question:
I am considering buying this truck to tow a 25′ travel trailer, it has the tow pkge. The owner said he bought it new, changed the petro. oil every 3,000 mi. But, it has 260,000 miles on it and he wants $3,500. I have not seen it yet, but he says it runs perfect and the A/C is cold. I WILL change to Amsoil if I buy it. But, what do you think of Silverados? What usually needs repairing. Or should I forget this truck? Is the mileage too high to consider it?

Answer:
We cannot beat up on the truck because of mileage but you must have it checked over before you buy it! Give us a call and we will set a time to do a pre purchase inspection. 407-629-2661


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