Is running the engine to purge extra dirty oil while changing it a good idea?

12.01.2003

I do most of the light maintenance on my vehicle and I've added a step in my oil changes that I think is beneficial in the long run Here's what I do I drain the warm dirty oil just like...

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A case for always wearing safety goggles when working on cars.

12.01.2003

My daughter's boyfriend bought a used car from a dealership The dealership had a -point check to ensure that its used cars are safe to sell After driving it for a month and a half the battery needed to be...

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Could listening to the radio for hours on end drain my car's battery?

12.01.2003

My son and his friends sometimes sit for an hour or two in my Mercury Grand Marquis They sit with the motor off listening to the radio with the key in the accessory position They usually do this on Friday...

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Overheating engine above 8,500 feet.

12.01.2003

I have a Dodge D x truck The truck's cooling system has a problem of overheating when I get to altitudes over feet The radiator fill cap is rated at pounds It acts like a university student after a frat...

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Aftermarket solution to lessen the rollover risk on son's Ford Explorer?

12.01.2003

Marty bought a Ford Explorer for his accident-prone son. Can he engineer a solution to protect against rollovers, or can Tom and Ray talk him into selling the SUV?

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Was I right to not stop at the accident I had to swerve around?

12.01.2003

Driving on the highway at a m recently we are in the middle lane and we come over the crest of a slight hill There is a car stopped at an angle across the left and middle lanes Clearly there...

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Diesel in a gasoline engine to prevent vapor lock? Awful idea.

12.01.2003

While driving home from work on a hot day this past summer the guy who gives the road reports said You'll notice a lot of cars off to the side of the road today suffering from vapor lock He suggested...

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