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  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • Is Scotty Kilmer Wrong About Cars, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. The wrong cars to buy. Worst cars to buy. Don't buy these cars. Cars not to buy. Bad cars you shouldn't buy. Car to stay away from. The truth about Scotty Kilmer. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   4 weeks back

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    • Joshua Barr
      Joshua Barr  2 weeks back

      Would it be smart to buy an 2002 Honda accord v6, manual transmission for $2,399 with 130,000 miles?

    • Andrew Nunez
      Andrew Nunez  4 weeks back

      Hey Scotty !! I have a 2004 bmw 325xi, It’s burning a lot of oil and I’m noticing how the passenger side of my engine bay is smudged with oil. What may it be ? And what’s your opinion on this car?

      Btw: My mechanic changed the valve cover gasket.

    • Gerardo Blancas
      Gerardo Blancas  4 weeks back

      Scotty What happened to the funny images on you’re videos ?

    • Mike Lipsey
      Mike Lipsey  4 weeks back

      Where's the images in the video?! I always get a crack-up from them!

    • rcrxjlb
      rcrxjlb  4 weeks back

      @ron valic ...64 ?? Get a Cadillac...

  • ducaking
    ducaking  4 hours back

    from May to October... my motorcycle was my daily driver... in Canada!!!! sometimes cold, sometimes hot..sometimes wet.. but who cares when you ride?? :)

    • ducaking
      ducaking  5 hours back

      IMAGINE..if Renault would have bought Fiat/Chrysler..... It will have been the biggest cheapest automaker!!!

      • John Camacho
        John Camacho  1 weeks back

        Scotty is awesome

        • Joe Abdo
          Joe Abdo  1 weeks back

          Hey scotty Greeting from Lebanon. Actually, Renault claimed the it "saved" Nissan. What's your opinion on that?

          • Doggy-style1994
            Doggy-style1994  1 weeks back

            Yes, he’s very opinionated and you can’t be that way when giveing reviews...

            • Francisco Gomez
              Francisco Gomez  2 weeks back

              Scotty, how many ASE certifications do you have?

              • Adam A
                Adam A  3 weeks back

                Scotty? Did you ever live or work in Buffalo? I spent the first 21 years of my life there and wouldn't change it for anything. Had some great life experiences and learned street smarts and book amarts at a young age . I would definitely not want to have had my childhood here in Florida with all these crazies... These kids today are so damn sheltered anyway its nuts Watch out for all the wooses in training. Bunch of mama's boys...

                • Chris Burkhardt
                  Chris Burkhardt  3 weeks back

                  10/100 is only 10%. Hardly enough conclusive evidence to condemn something. By those standards, I could say I wouldn't recommend buying any car I've ever worked on. I'd also venture to say close to 50% of those failures are user neglect or error, not manufacture flaw.

                  Most oil filters have a torque spec. When in doubt, look it up. The average is about 8ft lbs. That's not as tight as possible with your bare hands on the filter. That's about 3/4 of a turn after the gasket makes contact...it's not as tight as you think. And there are many other factors that lead to a filter being stuck on the filter housing such as gasket/rubber composition and initial installment torque.

                  Check engine lights come on for emissions related issues only. It has nothing to do with "20%-25% off." Each make and model has it's own trip/condition parameters for setting a given temporary DTC as permanent (CEL on) as well as completion of monitors after a reset. For example, EVAP monitor run and completion parameters may take weeks (even months) to fulfil for 1 "trip" depending on the user's standard driving conditions.

                  Drive layout efficiency is based on weight distribution and terrain type. A RWD Porche 911 is going to be much more efficient than a FWD 911 because the distance between driving force and weight distribution is much less in the RWD platform (yes, I know FWD 911s don't exist, it's just an example). The likelyhood of understeer is usually dramatically increased in a FWD compared to RWD platforms due to the drive force coming from in front of/on the weight instead of behind. 2WD is awful for many terrains because of the same physics related to the increased likelyhood of understeer in a FWD. In fact, 2WD is really only effective on dry, paved surfaces. A 60/40 AWD platform will always be superior in all scenarios and is a fairly common option.

                  If the issue is only under idle and not under load, it's probably not a spark issue since this would be most noticable under higher load demands requiring a greater spark to match the increased rpm. In fact, spark issues would be more likely to cause greater issues such as misfire under heavy load. It could be a spark issue, but the likelihood of a vacuum line being knocked loose is much higher considering the concept of flooding. As the RPMs and intake mHg is increased, the effects of the unwanted addition of air and concept of flooding are decreased becasue of the increase of fuel, spark, and rate of displacement in the combustion chamber. Not to mention the increase of scavenging provided by the exhaust system in the lower-mid range of acceleration. If it comes down to it, check the spark plug gaps and the strength of the coils with the proper spark checker tool. But I would look at other possible issues first. Checking recent repairs is generally a good place to start, but in this instance, the recent repair is pretty low on the list of probabilities. The condition could also be exasturbated because you now have proper spark. If you don't have access to a tool that shows your fuel trims or a wideband upstream 02 sensor (A/F sensor), examine the condition of the plugs to see if the engine is running too rich or too lean.

                  • Frank Franklin
                    Frank Franklin  3 weeks back

                    Lubricate! Massage, rotate and stroke

                    • Bad3116
                      Bad3116  3 weeks back

                      @scotty what do u think about Honda Civic vehicles?

                      • Colin Timp
                        Colin Timp  3 weeks back

                        I have to interject about your motorcycle comments...the size of the bike you want depends greatly on where exactly you are driving it. You DO NOT want to take a small bike (like a 250) on the freeway. There is not enough weight to the bike to counteract the wind coming off other vehicles and semis. You'll get blown all over the road.

                        • SPicy rEns
                          SPicy rEns  3 weeks back

                          i see Chrysler pt cruisers with turbo engines getting 200k miles on original engine

                          • Gary Gates
                            Gary Gates  3 weeks back

                            I have a 2015 Infiniti QX60. It has a problem where it pulls pretty hard to the right. We have had the alignment checked and it all comes up green, but it still pulls. What can cause this. Thanks.

                            • Nick Mckinney
                              Nick Mckinney  3 weeks back

                              To the guy with the 2015 equinox. Its a chevy therefore buy something else

                              • Nick Mckinney
                                Nick Mckinney  3 weeks back

                                CVT transmissions = Junk

                                • Margie
                                  Margie  3 weeks back

                                  Keep disregarding the Old Masters and watch what happens.
                                  _Those who ignore history..._

                                  • Holbrook Stark
                                    Holbrook Stark  3 weeks back

                                    That smooth 60FPS

                                    • Matthew Baquero
                                      Matthew Baquero  3 weeks back

                                      The way I watch these videos is that they are a very credible opinion not fact. Scotty reports what he sees to try to help people as best he can. Sometimes you get really lucky with a car and sometimes you really don't. What is the majority trend? That is what Scotty reports on.

                                      • Mac Pearman
                                        Mac Pearman  3 weeks back

                                        Just warned a buddy who's getting rid of his Cruze not to get an Altima! Thanks Scotty!!

                                        • Not The Technician
                                          Not The Technician  3 weeks back

                                          We can't all be right all the time.








                                          Just most of the time.

                                          • William Davidson
                                            William Davidson  3 weeks back

                                            I have 3 Camrys. 94 with 263,000 miles, a 2000 with 163,000 miles and a 1998 with 165,000 miles. The 98 has a soft brake pedal. I’ve replaced the master cylinder and have bled the brakes properly. It has ABS. Could the ABS have trapped air? Is their an inexpensive scan tool that can modulate the ABS and get rid of the air. Power booster seems to be work fine. Thank you Scotty.

                                            • geniusfde
                                              geniusfde  3 weeks back

                                              The reason for front wheel drive is cheap manufacturing and no shaft to the rear so no bump in the middle of the car. With rear wheels drive if you slide out of control, releasing accelerator would help regain control. With front wheel drive, you need to accelerate more to keep on track. Which is sometimes not safe!

                                              • claude mcaulay
                                                claude mcaulay  4 weeks back

                                                I have $5,000 to spend on a decent car I have a 99 Nissan Altima drives fine in the summer but nothing but headaches in the winter what would you suggest Scotty I trust your opinion

                                                • Videos Videos
                                                  Videos Videos  4 weeks back

                                                  Hello Scotty, I really enjoy your channel and your dedication about cars. I have a question for you. With the current president incorporating high tariffs for import vehicles, will you change your videos about cost and speak more about North American vehicles than you normally post? The tariffs will cost inflation if we continue down this path and raise the prices on almost everything.

                                                  • Joe Powers
                                                    Joe Powers  4 weeks back

                                                    I been a mechanic for 52 years and I can related to Scotty kilmer. He has alot of good knowledge is the truth even me I watch his videos. He follows and reads what company buy which once idont know that I just work on 1000s of cars every month

                                                    • Nathan Corbett
                                                      Nathan Corbett  4 weeks back

                                                      Too much lubrication talk and not enough Peter Parker meme

                                                      • Nathan Corbett
                                                        Nathan Corbett  4 weeks back

                                                        It's funny how people get mad at the hard truth. Why so butt hurt? He's being totally honest with you! If you want to go out and buy us Nissan CVT go ahead and do it, but don't come crying at him at 40,000 miles. and that stupid argument all the time: if you take care of it any car will last. no, some cars are just engineered better they are built better they are designed better and they last longer!!

                                                        • Chris
                                                          Chris  4 weeks back

                                                          10 out of 100? 10%? I'd be more worried at 30-40%...

                                                          • TPHVICTIMS
                                                            TPHVICTIMS  4 weeks back

                                                            You may not always be right, But you’re never wrong 👍🏻😁

                                                            • Nekminute
                                                              Nekminute  4 weeks back

                                                              I watch scotty even though i only ride a motorcycle ^^

                                                              • morgul blade
                                                                morgul blade  4 weeks back

                                                                Nissan suxxxxxx

                                                                • C Mussetter
                                                                  C Mussetter  4 weeks back

                                                                  I have worked as mechanic and body and paint for over 20 years. I agree with 90% of what he says.

                                                                  • Test Acct
                                                                    Test Acct  4 weeks back

                                                                    Scotty, where are the pictures?

                                                                    • anonymous
                                                                      anonymous  4 weeks back

                                                                      "poopythinks21"
                                                                      Way to start a video scotty

                                                                      • Yasira Ru El
                                                                        Yasira Ru El  4 weeks back

                                                                        Hey scotty can you do a video on which oil is the best. I've been studying amsoil. Like to hear what you have to say about that please thanks

                                                                        • Bruno Perlstein
                                                                          Bruno Perlstein  4 weeks back

                                                                          Scotty looks a lot better ever since he got out of rehab

                                                                          • Zyvon Katche
                                                                            Zyvon Katche  4 weeks back

                                                                            Yes, biased and blanket statements. Somewhat entertaining, sure.

                                                                            • Jay Ali
                                                                              Jay Ali  4 weeks back

                                                                              Scottyy never answers me back!! 😔

                                                                              • rocky h
                                                                                rocky h  4 weeks back

                                                                                Scotty has been working on cars for 10000 years. I think he might know a thing or two.

                                                                                • David Phillips
                                                                                  David Phillips  4 weeks back

                                                                                  you are correct Scotty. Nissan went to crap in the very late 90's or beginning of 2000's.i use to love Nissan products but not anymore.

                                                                                  • Richard Barclay
                                                                                    Richard Barclay  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Your right been working on cars for years. Nissan is junk for the most part.

                                                                                    • Jim Bic
                                                                                      Jim Bic  4 weeks back

                                                                                      My Dad has been a mechanic for over 70yrs, sorry Scotty he beats you on experience, but I can say you two agree on most things. Main difference, my Dad thinks Honda makes a better car than Toyota. Otherwise most things you would both agree on. By the way, he still is turning wrenches to this day!

                                                                                      • Joe Powers
                                                                                        Joe Powers  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I been mechanic for 52 years and Scotty has more knowledge than me he yells specific who buys who out. And I'm just a mechanic who fixes 1000s cars every month

                                                                                    • toronadoxp
                                                                                      toronadoxp  4 weeks back

                                                                                      haha love the talk about motorcycles. I love the 600cc and 1000cc sport bikes but yes to each their own and dont over ride or ever overbuy. And yea my first car was a 69 Olds Toronado. Loved that car, first generation and first car that was a mass produced front wheel (th425 too) transmission. The 455ci was a monster. Great car. Great failure too because nobody thought a front wheel trans car would ever make it......yea sure ;) Loved it in the ice\snow and all other times. 8MPG is what killed it for me!

                                                                                      • Hey Its Me Derek
                                                                                        Hey Its Me Derek  4 weeks back

                                                                                        scotty kilmer is anti tuner

                                                                                        • Glen O'Riley
                                                                                          Glen O'Riley  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Yep ... GQ GU patrol all the way ... wouldn't touch a new one ... well actually I would if I was given it .. till it blew up and I left it on the side of the road.


                                                                                          As for the oil filter ... cost me maybe $10 for my crappy multi-size POS wrench and it works great .. means the filter doesn't come undone and kill the engine :)

                                                                                          • Lisa Marie
                                                                                            Lisa Marie  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Hi there Scott I am new to your Chanel it's awesome btw! I just purchased a used 2017 honda accord sport I didnt have a mechanic to check the car but I test drove it and it felt good carfax looks good the car has 30xxx miles... Any advice ??!?

                                                                                            • P Mark
                                                                                              P Mark  4 weeks back

                                                                                              The trick is that if you take care of your vehicle and drive it properly it’ll last. People abuse cars and don’t maintain them so they break down.

                                                                                              • MotoAtheist
                                                                                                MotoAtheist  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Yeah, most people don't have 5 hours after every time they drive their car to check all the bolts, wires, hoses, and belts and replace all the fluids. You watch this Scotty guy enough and you'd think that's what needs to be done. Living life with what time you have tends to get in the way of worrying about a vehicle being maintained to perfection.