A MECHANIC with 55 years’ experience has said a car manufacturer is making a mistake by replacing a popular engine.
Auto veteran Scotty Kilmer took to social media to warn drivers that Toyota has replaced the V6 engines in its Highlander with a four-cylinder turbo engine.
Scotty claimed the change would mean the engine would need a higher RPM to pull things.
The vehicle would therefore have worse miles per gallon.
In a YouTube video, Scotty said: “I personally think Toyota is making a big mistake. People are towing boats and stuff.”
“When you install these four-cylinder turbos, you have to rev higher with them.”
“If you’re pulling any weight with a four-cylinder turbo engine, the fuel economy is going to be terrible compared to a six-cylinder engine, which has higher initial torque.”
The Sun has contacted Toyota for comment.
We previously told how Scotty revealed how motorists can save hundreds of pounds by running the air conditioning in their cars.
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