My new VW Beetle is "supposed" to burn a quart of oil every 1k miles. Does this seem excessive?

07.01.2003

I have a ' VW New Beetle that I've recently learned from Volkswagen is SUPPOSED to use a quart of oil every miles That seems excessive to me I was never informed of this by the dealership -- until last...

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How much to fix the bullet hole in my car?

07.01.2003

I live in Los Angeles I have a ' Honda Civic Del Sol with miles Last week when I was driving home from work at mph on the southbound freeway someone in a passing car on my left or someone...

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A couple of alternative methods for changing your oil, if you like to be "different".

07.01.2003

A friend and I were arguing I said that you can change your oil by punching a hole in the oil filter and vacuuming all of the oil out through the filter then changing the filter and filling the oil...

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What is the "hair" that appears to be coming out of my tailpipe?

07.01.2003

This morning I went to my car to find that it had grown what appeared to be hair from the tailpipe It was about inches long and gray with brown highlights I had to get to class for a test...

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Can I change a bad oxygen sensor on my own?

07.01.2003

My Honda Civic has been diagnosed with a bad oxygen sensor Although I am not mechanically inclined and have almost no tools to speak of I've been entertaining the idea of replacing the little sucker myself Short of providing entertainment...

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Any recommendations for roadside assistance that aren't AAA?

07.01.2003

We are looking for a recommendation for an auto club that provides reliable roadside assistance I say reliable because AAA left my husband stranded outside for three hours in -degree weather The driver who finally showed up said AAA had...

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My warning light for low coolant comes on all the time, even when the engine is cool and the radiator is full.

07.01.2003

I think I have a problem with my Ford Escape My coolant-level light usually stays on whether the engine is cool or has been running for a while The level in the overflow tank is at the maximum line all...

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Why is the break-in period for my new Mini Cooper so long (1,200 miles)?

07.01.2003

I recently purchased a new Mini Cooper S and was surprised to read in the owner's manual that the break-in period for the engine is miles Until I reach miles I am supposed to vary my speed frequently keep the...

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What can I do about the rust being caused by all the salt I'm getting from New York winter roads?

07.01.2003

I moved to upstate New York from California this past winter and I've already noticed two problems with my Toyota Tacoma pickup a dearth of bikini-clad women in my truck and an abundance of rust and salt buildup on the...

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It sounds like doves are cooing from my dashboard. How do I diagnose this?

07.01.2003

I have a ' Oldsmobile Achieva with less than miles on it A rubbing noise that sounds like doves cooing can be heard especially at parking-lot speeds when I am turning the car It sounds like it's coming from the...

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