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Going by your definition of comfort, I would suggest an SUV over a sedan. SUV's are more family oriented and are largely marketed either to women doing the school run, or guys doing off-road stuff. Both of those things require comfortable seating and driving dynamics. Here's why: Less noise. SUV's have quieter exhausts as a general rule. They also have ...


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If you are considering buying a car and comfort is a requirement, look for cars which offer a height adjustable steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support in the seat and height adjustment on the seat. Also, avoid the "sport" models as these are typically more firmly sprung so you will feel bumps in the road more severely. Finally, test drive any ...


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I've worked on the lifters in a Dodge 6G72 engine ( and also the Dodge 2.2/2.5L engines). The lifters are oil filled. There is a tiny valve on them that allows oil in. When the vehicle has not been run for a while, or runs low on oil, the lifters will loose oil. As oil pressure build up, they will 'pump up'. So the issue is not that they are sticking, ...


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I found a great article out there on the interwebz which explains this very well (and confirms my line of thinking) for the BMW M62 engine. I'm sure the explanation is pretty much the same for other engines of the same type. Basically, the author of the article states these engines do not have rocker arms, but instead uses a cam on lifter on valve setup. ...


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I'd imagine it is down to lubrication - if the engine isn't used for some time, the oil all seeps back down into the sump, and without lubrication, the lifters will stick. After running the engine again, oil has been pumped back up and worked it's way back around the lifters, lubricating them and freeing them up...


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You're probably right, but it could also come from the inside of any of the exhaust components. A failed catalytic converter can be VERY noisy. Once I had a failing front-muffler/resonator too and it was producing a rattling sound at low speed. That would also explain the echoey sound. The best way to determine that is to hit every single exhaust component ...


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My first suggestion was going to be the wheel bearing. It still might be one of the rear bearings. I had this problem with my '06 Pontiac and the wheel hub (including bearing) was surprisingly cheap and easy to replace. You should be able to inspect the rear bearings much the same way as the front bearings. My second suggestion would be the CV joints. The ...


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As noted in the comments, it can be difficult to diagnose from very little information. However, some things worth considering: Disk brakes have one or (more usually) two springs between the brake pads and the calipers: the pads move along these springs when in use. If they have been installed in an incorrect position (or even omitted - have seen that), ...


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I had a similar issue on my truck. What I found was the caliper was not moving correctly and the pad was wearing unevenly. One side of the caliper was stuck, so was causing the issue. For my truck, there is a rod which the caliper attaches to. This rod had rusted and was not allowing free movement. This caused the brake pad to wear unevenly and cause the ...


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If you are talking about the barely audible noise which occurs about 1/2 way through the video. You are slowly bringing the RPMs up past 1000. When you get it just above 1000 (probably like 1050), I hear a slight noise. This noise sounds like some kind of resonance whistle coming from the intake tract. To test this theory, take your air cleaner out and ...



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