What could cause an engine to turn rough after about an hour of highway driving?

02.01.1997

Help My wife drives an ' Nissan Sentra station wagon one of the few cars available she can comfortably see over the hood of with the aid of a pillow This car does not have a powerhouse of an engine...

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Fact or fiction: Adding mothballs to your gas tank increases the octane.

02.01.1997

I have been told that adding seven or eight naphthalene mothballs to a tank of gasoline increases the octane Is this true If it is true what will it do to the engine of the vehicle -- Donald RAY That's...

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Your petite granddaughter will need pedal extenders to drive your Chevy.

02.01.1997

My granddaughter enjoys driving my Chevy Celebrity but is rather short in stature So even with the seat pulled up and a cushion behind her back she can only control the accelerator with the tip of her toes This not...

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Did we destroy our car by dropping a test thermometer in the radiator opening?

02.01.1997

My husband was checking the anti-freeze in our ' Cadillac and he accidentally dropped the test thermometer into the radiator opening The bulb was floating at the top but he was having trouble removing it So trying to be helpful...

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How can I improve the horsepower of my Caravan...souping up the engine? Engine replacement?

02.01.1997

I am the owner of a Dodge Caravan which I bought new The car is in excellent shape with only miles on it The only problem which has been present ever since it was new is the -liter four-cylinder engine...

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How often do headlights need to be adjusted?

02.01.1997

How often if ever do the headlights of a Ford Crown Victoria have to be adjusted I have such a car and when it was recently given an annual inspection per state law I was charged an additional for a...

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Can you recommend a "near-luxury" vehicle? I'm looking at a Lexus and an Infiniti.

02.01.1997

I would like your recommendation on a new-car purchase Currently I have an ' Toyota Celica ST and an ' Acura Integra At age I want to indulge myself I'm looking for a good-performing four-door sedan that's reliable quiet and...

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Why does my AC change to heat when I step on the gas pedal?

02.01.1997

We have a Oldsmobile Delta with miles on it With all of the ventilation controls off the heat will suddenly come on With the air conditioner on it suddenly changes to heat when I step on the gas hard and...

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Tom and Ray play detective on a cold case accident.

02.01.1997

This is a curiosity question as the incident happened years ago when we had a teen at home We bought him a Chevy truck and except for accidentally driving on a major interstate the wrong way a couple of times...

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Any tips for removing horizontally mounted oil filters without creating a mess?

02.01.1997

I am the proud owner of two vehicles with horizontally mounted filters Both of them are Fords a big Bronco and a Escort wagon Do you have any tips for removing these oil filters without creating a mess Letting the...

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I'm having to add coolant like crazy but I can't figure out where it's going.

02.01.1997

I recently purchased a ' Ford Mustang V The car has only miles now and was originally owned by a little old lady It's a great car and goes like Leona Helmsley being chased by the IRS My problem is...

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