Piston Slap: Tie Rod Tuning for a Tweaked Tiller?

Scott writes: Hi Sajeev, The steering wheel on my 2016 VW GTI (manual w/performance package) is off center by a few millimeters to the left. It’s been this way since new and I’ve had the dealer look at it twice. The first time (w/250 miles on the clock…

Piston Slap: The Saturn’s Soft Sell to Craigslist?

TTAC Commentator TitusL writes: Hi Sajeev, I always appreciate your sound advice and commentary on the TTAC website, which is the reason why I’m reaching out. After 18 years of ownership, I’ve decided to part ways with my 1998 Saturn SL2. T…

Piston Slap: Earth Dreams of Carbon Buildup?

TTAC commentator KCFlyer writes: Dear Sajeev, I have a 2015 Honda Fit LX manual, purchased new. From day one I noticed a slight momentary hesitation under moderate acceleration when the engine was cold. I took the car to the dealer after a few weeks bu…