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used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder #4692795
03/12/18 07:04 PM
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Looking for a used car. I see lots of 4's out there.

In Ca I was given a Kia with a 4 and 80k on it. I think the same engine as the small Mazda. It ate a quart of oil a week.
I drove it for 2 years now 113k and it would not (and would never again) pass emissions.


I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's

Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692799
03/12/18 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: clarkflower

I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's
Yes


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: Nick1994] #4692806
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Originally Posted By: clarkflower

I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's
Yes



REALLY? Please elaborate "NICK".


Many very reliable 4 cylinders out there........

Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: CKN] #4692810
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Originally Posted By: clarkflower

I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's
Yes



REALLY? Please elaborate "NICK".


Many very reliable 4 cylinders out there........
He asked if he’s wrong to avoid all 4 cylinders. I said yes, he is wrong.

Just because 1 burned oil doesn’t mean they all do.

As you can see, I own a couple


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692814
03/12/18 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: clarkflower
Looking for a used car. I see lots of 4's out there.

In Ca I was given a Kia with a 4 and 80k on it. I think the same engine as the small Mazda. It ate a quart of oil a week.
I drove it for 2 years now 113k and it would not (and would never again) pass emissions.


I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's


That had nothing to do with it being a 4 cylinder.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692819
03/12/18 07:18 PM
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The problem is that specific engine (or the previous owner), many 4 cyl engine won't burn oil and many V6 do. Typically it is the low tension piston rings.


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Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692820
03/12/18 07:19 PM
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Yep, you're wrong to avoid all 4-cylinder engine cars. Please note the Fusion in my sig. It has the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine, and as you can see, it's got a ton of miles. Still gets me back and forth to work 110 miles round trip, every day.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 271,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 62,000mi
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: Nick1994] #4692822
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Originally Posted By: clarkflower

I find this a little scary. Am I wrong to avoid all 4's
Yes



REALLY? Please elaborate "NICK".


Many very reliable 4 cylinders out there........
He asked if he’s wrong to avoid all 4 cylinders. I said yes, he is wrong.

Just because 1 burned oil doesn’t mean they all do.

As you can see, I own a couple


Sorry...my bad. I misread the post.

Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692823
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4 to 8 cylinders is a wide wide range.

Hmmmm. Do I want a .308 bolt action or a compound bow?


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02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
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Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692829
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There is a member here with 590k on a 2007 K24 Accord.

All you need to do is research the specific engine(s) you are thinking of. Every brand has a few issues within their lineup -- over time.

Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: dlundblad] #4692832
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
4 to 8 cylinders is a wide wide range.

Do I want a .308 bolt action or a compound bow?


I'll take the trebuchet

Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692837
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The more cylinders the better.

I've had a V12-sized hole in my life for the last 5 years, and my turbo-four, flat six, and old V8 just don't fill it.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692838
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Originally Posted By: clarkflower
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
4 to 8 cylinders is a wide wide range.

Do I want a .308 bolt action or a compound bow?

I'll take the trebuchet

It is the superior seige weapon.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692843
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Myself, personally, I will never buy another V engine in a transverse layout. Longitudinal?(RWD, Subaru AWD) heck yes.
but for transverse,FWD applications, Inline engines for me.

too much hassle to access/work on the rear bank of a transverse V. (Just My Opinion...)


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13 Ford C-MAX hybrid: MC 5w20, & FL910s (in theory)
Re: used car 4 6 or 8 cylinder [Re: clarkflower] #4692856
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If you eliminated all 4 cylinders from the list you would be missing out on some really great engines.
I like L4 engines, fewer moving parts, generally easier to work on, cheaper to repair and maintain and many are quite powerful. In the right size body they generally provide much better fuel economy,

The problems arise when they overload the engine by putting it into a vehicle that is too heavy, the engine has difficulty getting into its power/torque band reducing performance and acceleration.

2cents


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