- Dutchman wrote:
- When I bought car a month ago I immediately changed oil and put Castrol for high milage cars 5/20 in it. Car made the noise and it got a little louder as I drove it. The dealer I bought from said they did an oil change before they put it on the lot, but I'm sure it was their bulk oil, brand unknown to me. I know I didn't have to change again as it had only 800 mi on the Castrol. But I had added some Marvels Mystery oil to it with no result. So I Just changed again to start with a level playing field. Put STP Pro formula 5/20 organic in the engine along wit Liqui Moly. From what you just said the STP oil might have done the trick but too late now. I'll do some research and see woh makes the STP oil if they don't make it themselves, which I doubt.Car sits outside and with this latest Noreaster hitting us it ran nice and quiet this AM. Sorry no video as I am no as tech savvy as to be able to figure out how to post a video Taking it in Friday to my favorite mechanic to have the suspension checked out. I know with the way car is designed and with the 215/45s it is not the smoothest thing on the road but there is a lot of clunking going on. On the whole I really like the thing . On Saturday a Tahoe was attempting to push me up a mountain., couldn't outrun him on straights but left him in the dust on the turns. Wife was yelling at me but a challenge is a challenge.
What a car. Had it on the rack at my trusted mechanic. He and I walked around under it and pulled and poked and checked underside thoroughly. He said the underside looked almost new. And it did. He heard no tappet noise Love this Scion. Hew said that at 98700mi I had another150000 left
hey thanks for the update, dutchman.. So there was castrol but then you swapped it for the STP brand at autozone. Yeah not sure who makes that (it's not STP, someone just rebranding) or what is in it. You're right, be good to do some research. I checked out the oil forum and nothing yet. I think autozone just started selling that stuff.
No worries about the video, would've been nice to hear what you're hearing. And yeah there are plenty more tire offerings for the stock tire size than when the tC first came out! I love watching those suv/truck "bro-dozer" attitude drivers try and get up on my butt! I just keep accelerating around the corner and I watch them with their high-center of gravity trying to keep up.. But physics takes over and you can watch them in the rearview drifting wider and wider til they have to slam on the brakes!! hahaha.. no, mr. bro-dozer you DO NOT have a corvette! lol.. really upsets their fragile egos when a "little tC" gets away from them..
ok so the clunking? what did the mechanic find? It's nice to see Toyota's engineering show through this many miles/years later! but the clunking? could be a bad sway bar link (they do fail around 100k miles)..
sounds like your engine needed some moly. I know (as I said before) there was a move there for awhile to use the cheaper titanium anti-wear additive but moly is making a come back lately. I've always liked it, as it makes the engine more hushed, smoother sounding. Not loud. I know Castrol GTX has moly in it.