The Real Reason They Stopped Making Inline 6 Cylinder Engines


rev up your engines, J man says will Ford
ever bring the 300 6 cylinder engine back best engine Ford ever made, well I kind
of doubt that they will, because they’ve gotten away from straight six-cylinder
engines, they don’t have the torque and horsepower that a v6 has, Ford is really going
for v6, a lot of their big trucks now they’re throwing v6 with GDI gasoline
and twin turbos on them to get horsepower, so I doubt if they’ll bring
back the straight six and yeah they were very dependable engines, they didn’t have
the horsepower but they could run a really really really long time, if you
really think about it most companies don’t want to make things that last a
really really long time cuz they want to sell you a new one every four or five
years you know, that’s our society people want to make money, Jacob says Scotty
what is the best hatchback made in the last ten years, yeah I got one sitting in
a driveway you can’t beat it, it’s a Toyota Matrix 2007 it was made in Cambridge
Ontario and the funny thing is, they stopped making them a few years ago but now
I notice now they’re selling Toyota
Corolla hatchbacks, well it’s the matrix it’s the same car you can see by looking
at it, they just I didn’t want to call it matrix on it’s own so now they’re calling
it Toyota Corolla hatchback because the matrix
was all based on the Corolla everything
anyway, same engine, same brakes, same transmission and you can’t beat them
they were the best ones that were made and there’s no arguing that,
GDL 30 says hey Scotty should I use a thicker oils as my car increases in
mileage thank you, okay it used to be true for all cars, when I was a kid as cars
got old, burnt a little oil, we put a little heavier oil, but those were all pushrod
cast-iron engines, now with variable valve timing and some engines that use a
0w ten oil, you never want to put a heavier weight oil in them, because they
were designed for the lighter weight oil and some of them do burn a little oil as
they age but you basically live with it, you don’t want to put a heavier weight
oil in it, because they were designed for that and
they may not run right and it can even wear them out faster, so with most modern
cars you don’t want to mess with the viscosity, you want to stick with what
you’ve been using all those years, what the manual says, Alex says
Scotty I have the opportunity to buy really cheap v6 front wheel drive 87
Oldsmobile 98 Regency, love the interior but don’t know about the transmission
and motor, how difficult is it to rebuild a front-wheel drive transmission, okay
that’s an 87, that’s one of the worst automatic transmissions GM ever made
when they started making those front-wheel drive ones, they had no idea
what they were doing, but if you can get the car cheap enough, you can get a
factory rebuilt transmission for those things they weren’t as complex as the
new ones they only had a few gears, they’re not like the new ones that are
eight, nine, ten speeds, they’re a lot simpler and a really good transmission
guy would have no problems rebuilding that one, because it’s simpler, if it needs
rebuilding doesn’t work right, if you get the car cheap enough why not have some
fun, but don’t pay much for it you know the value of that car is virtually
nothing, maybe five hundred dollars or something so don’t pay much for it, x man
says Scotty I got a 97 GMC Yukon and every once in a while I hear a grinding
noise when I break my headlights lower at the same time, do I have to replace
my wheel bearing, well the headlights shouldn’t have anything to do with that
the grinding could definitely be the wheel bearing, check you know pull the wheels
off make sure you’re not low on brake pads or brake shoes anywhere, could easily be a
wheel bearing check that out, when you jack it up and spin the wheels you hear
any kind of rattling or have any or a little play on it, but making your
headlights lower at the same time that’s more often either your alternator is
getting weak or you got a ground wire problem, GHs are known for having ground
wire problems and often ground wire problem the headlights will get dim but
just go to a place like autozone, they’ll check your battery and alternator free
and a lot of times that’s your alternator just starting to wear out, Vinny Adam
says my family cx-7 has a blown head gasket I’m wondering if it’s worth
fixing, those Mazdas they have a lot of problems, if it’s high mileage and it’s
old, I’d just get rid of it, you think it has a blown head gasket it could be a
lot worse, and my experience with those CX-7 is, they got that variable valve
timing with the chain on it, that system often breaks down, they use a motorcraft
on them, Mazda and ford have of some kind of relationship
going on and they had a lot of problems with those in
them too, you never really know if the only thing you have is a blown head
gasket when you got a problem with the engine, and you only find out when you
tear the engine apart and start looking at stuff, if it’s high mileage, I wouldn’t
even fix, I’d just junk the car and get rid of it, because once you take that
engine apart if it’s high mileage it’s probably gonna need a full rebuild with
Pistons, bearings, and it’s just not worth it on those things, in that case if you
could find a used engine in a junkyard that had low mileage on it go ahead a
lot of guys do that, but when it comes to actually fixing those complicated
engines, hardly anybody does that anymore, so if you never want to miss another one
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