An alternative way to burn the carbon out of cylinders.

09.01.2000

My mechanic buddy told me about an alternate way to burn the carbon out of the cylinders Rather than risk a ticket flooring it on the highway he suggested I trickle a stream of water down the carburetor intake while...

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What should I study to pursue a career in the automotive industry?

09.01.2000

I'm very interested in automobiles I get all the magazines read them from cover to cover and of course read your column and listen to your radio show every week I'm only a junior in high school and I want...

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Did I destroy that gasoline engine by filling the tank with diesel?

09.01.2000

I've been feeling guilty ever since a trip to Italy in In Sicily I was buying a candy bar while my travel partner was putting gas in the rental car When I returned he said Boy I'm not sure what...

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Did pouring water into the crankcase do any permanent damage?

09.01.2000

I got what I thought was some rather heartening news yesterday My ex-wife who has done her best to flaunt the fact that she got the house the dog and all my tools and albums even the ones I got...

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What is the right way to bleed off excess hydraulic fluid?

09.01.2000

I need to do a brake job on my Mercury Grand Marquis and I want to know the correct procedure for bleeding off the excess hydraulic fluid Some mechanics have said that when you depress the caliper piston to make...

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Advice on towing a car behind a moving van.

09.01.2000

I'm planning on moving about miles I'm renting a truck for this move and I would like to tow a car behind it I was told I have three options I can drag the car on all four wheels use...

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Should I warm up the car with the heat and fan on or off?

09.01.2000

I live in Portland Maine cold winters and I own a Nissan Pathfinder My husband told me that on winter mornings I should leave the temperature knob all the way to the cold position until my engine heats up He...

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Am I wasting money by changing oil more frequently than the manufacturer recommends?

09.01.2000

Since installing a new cubic-inch engine in my Chevy G Van I have been using Mobil synthetic oil It says I can wait miles between oil changes but I change it every miles Will this prolong the life of my...

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Is the Mercedes of my dreams actually worth $41k from a safety and comfort standpoint?

09.01.2000

On my th birthday my husband and our -year-old son took me blindfolded to a car dealership and surprised me with a Mercedes Benz E with a giant red ribbon I had mentioned that I'd always wanted a Mercedes since...

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