More reader comments about our proposal to test senior drivers.

08.01.2001

wrote a few weeks back about the need to test older drivers for competence generated hundreds of letters Surprisingly to us most of them supported our position -- although some did not RAY And a few of those were unprintable...

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Is it possible to convert a leaded gasoline engine to one that burns unleaded gas?

08.01.2001

I'm transferring to Italy and am thinking about buying a well-maintained but older Fiat Here's the problem They all burn leaded gas and the Italian government is thinking about requiring cars to burn unleaded gas in the near future How...

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Readers weigh in on our proposal to test senior drivers for safety.

08.01.2001

more thoughts from our readers on the column we wrote about senior drivers We called for some sort of testing to weed out folks whose reflexes have deteriorated to the point where they can no longer safely operate a car...

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Will a Jeep lose value with a new aftermarket engine installed?

08.01.2001

My son took his Jeep Wrangler in to the car dealership for its -mile checkup When he went to pick it up he drove it across the lot and it died He restarted it and it died again The mechanic...

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Is a Vespa a viable antidote to my teenager's sullen attitude?

08.01.2001

I am a public-school teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia I make tons of money and am therefore able to send our -year-old son to the prestigious Milton Academy prep school where he is learning to be a true liberal...

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Which weighs more: a car or a baby elephant?

08.01.2001

Please help me settle an ongoing dispute I'm having with my four best friends After discussing the new elephant arrival at our city zoo we contemplated how much the elephant might weigh at birth I stated that it would be...

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Could overfilling with oil damage my engine?

08.01.2001

Each time I had my car's oil changed at the dealership the dipstick showed that the oil level was a quarter of an inch to almost an inch above the full level According to the owner's manual over-filling could damage...

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Straightening out what the pickup truck numbers (150, 350, etc) mean for cargo capacities.

08.01.2001

You guys goofed Your article on the cargo capacities of pickup trucks was completely wrong A truck designated an F means the truck is rated for a half-ton of payload not one and a half tons of payload as you...

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Can a Dodge Caravan spontaneously combust?

08.01.2001

Is it possible that my van ' Dodge Grand Caravan burned on its own Or was it vandalized The whole engine compartment burned up I hadn't driven it since p m and at a m my daughter woke me up...

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What can I expect from premium spark plugs?

08.01.2001

I'm wondering if you have any firsthand experience with the latest in spark-plug technology the not-yet-famous Iridium spark plug The Iridium plugs are supposed to be more efficient than their platinum counterparts I just ordered a set of Denso Iridium...

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