Blending gasolines...

10.01.1991

I'm a professor although not in engineering I have a ' Acura Legend that requires octane gasoline Most gas stations around here stock and octane One station stocks and at prices less than competitors If I fill half the tank...

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Driving 25 mph in fourth...

10.01.1991

My sister tried to tell me it was OK to drive my Geo Metro without engaging the clutch when I let her take it for a spin Luckily for me I had already read about how bad that is in...

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What to consider when buying a car.

10.01.1991

lot of people have a tough time deciding what kind of car to buy TOM Yeah Last year I agonized over whether to buy my ' Dodge Dart or a ' Rambler that had my name written all over it...

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Is puttering around town at low speeds bad for the engine?

10.01.1991

I am a senior citizen with a Ford Escort LX I do not drive it much and it has only miles on it I use it to go to the grocery store and to take my dog to the vet...

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Floating steel shavings...

10.01.1991

I have a Cadillac Seville with miles on it On a trip the camshaft went out on me One lobe rounded off all the way and two others were starting to go I had the work done at a Cadillac...

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Options for new cars...

10.01.1991

our column last week and if you can remember that far back you know that we've been discussing some of the options you can get on new cars RAY Right We realized that it's becoming almost as difficult to choose...

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Oil pans should never wear out.

10.01.1991

I have a Ford Crown Victoria I noticed oil on the driveway under the car and found that I was down several quarts The mechanic looked it over and found that the oil pan was saturated with oil After he...

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"It's the Stingy Person who Spends the Most."

10.01.1991

I change my own oil and filter on my car A few years back I ran into a real deal on a few cases of W- oil rated at SF Recently I traded in my car and the new car...

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Still discussing new car options...

10.01.1991

are again still discussing options TOM I told you when we started discussing options that it was going to take a long time It takes as long to decide what options to buy these days as it does to decide...

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Glove compartment protocol.

09.01.1991

Does federal law require that glove compartments be designed so that the contents spill out onto the floor whenever the glove box door is opened Or is that a state or local ordinance Harold RAY Good question Harold We called...

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Must all four tires match?

09.01.1991

About months ago in an emergency situation I purchased two new tires to go on the rear of my ' Honda Civic DX which were a different brand from those on the front Approximately four months later I rotated these...

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There's no cheap way out!

09.01.1991

My Continental has only miles on it and looks brand new The problem is that it leaks oil Is there something that can be added to the oil to stop this leak Oliver RAY We like bananas Oliver they work...

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What to do with a temperamental horn...

09.01.1991

I have a very temperamental horn in my Plymouth Horizon When I need it most the horn just will not blow All I get is a clicking sound under the dashboard Then at times if I'm only testing it it...

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New tires are what you need...

09.01.1991

I recently rotated the tires on my car and afterward found that my steering wheel vibrated excessively at higher speeds To test the possibility that the vibration was due to the tires I switched the two front tires from my...

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Seven timing belts in seven years...

09.01.1991

I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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