I really need your help In a couple of months...

12.01.1999

I really need your help In a couple of months I will acquire a limited-edition Porsche Turbo from my father Dad has collected a few cars and this one has been sitting in the garage for years with only miles...

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Does that magnetic fuel saving device really work?

12.01.1999

I was wondering if you could offer some advice on what I think is a bogus fuel- saving device Basically it's a magnet that you strap to your fuel line so the fuel passes the magnet before it goes into...

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Where can I new tires for my hard-to-find sized wheels?

12.01.1999

I'm having difficulty finding good name-brand P R tires for my Crown Victoria Other than buying four -inch wheels what are my options -- Henry TOM It IS a bit of an odd size Henry it's the that's odd but...

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The lube & oil change place put the wrong viscosity oil in. Do I need to change it immediately?

12.01.1999

I reverently brought my Mazda Miata to one of those quick-change lube places Though they changed my oil in a jiffy when I got home I noticed that the little window sticker said w- instead of the usual w- Should...

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Where can I safely run a cable through my car's firewall?

12.01.1999

I need to run a two-wire -volt cable from my battery to the driver's compartment where my amateur radio transceiver is located The local Ford dealer could not recommend a location to put the cable through the fire wall But...

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Can't figure out where all my antifreeze is going.

12.01.1999

My Chevy Lumina APV uses a lot of antifreeze but I don't know where it's going There are no puddles under the car I see no signs of wetness on the bottom of the engine or transmission I am not...

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A reader admonsihes us and is correct: do NOT put your 8 year old in the front seat to alleviate car sickness.

12.01.1999

I write with anguish at the boneheaded advice you gave to the dad whose -year-old daughter gets car sick Sure putting her up front in the passenger seat might help her car sickness but probably by ending her life or...

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I have a Ford F- pickup with two-wheel drive a...

12.01.1999

I have a Ford F- pickup with two-wheel drive a engine and only miles My problem is heat In the winter there's enough to defrost ice off the windshield but not enough to warm the cab I've flushed and back-flushed...

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Finally - a carburetor question!

12.01.1999

I have a El Camino with a engine and a four-barrel carburetor This car takes about to miles to warm up and run smoothly although the heater starts working much quicker than that When I try to accelerate before the...

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The only time you don't have to replace your timing belt is...when your car doesn't have one.

12.01.1999

A few months ago you had an article in your column about replacing timing belts on Nissans after miles Since I have a ' Nissan Sentra XE that has miles I decided to get mine replaced so I wouldn't get...

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Does my car have "engine braking"?

12.01.1999

My wife and I have a bet about my Olds with a four-speed automatic transmission When descending a hill the car picks up speed as if there is no engine braking My wife says this was designed into the transmission...

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