Bronko Nagurski football helmet--for extra protection

09.01.1990

When starting a Ford Escort one morning there was a loud explosion The motor ran extremely rough for a while and the engine area was splattered with oil The gaskets of the valve cover the oil pan and the front...

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Do automatic transmissions go up hills?

09.01.1990

A friend of mine is afraid to use his car on steep hills for fear it will damage the automatic transmission I have been told by mechanics that this is baloney What do you say Earl RAY Gee I don't...

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A jalopy in Jaguar's clothing...

09.01.1990

I'm thinking of getting an older Jaguar in the next year after my son years old has his own car so he won't be driving mine I'd like it to be late ' s or early ' s cost -...

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The time-old ON/OFF air conditioning debacle

09.01.1990

I wonder if you can answer a question in order to solve an argument I'm having with my husband Is it better for the car engine if you turn OFF the air conditioner before you start the car and then...

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The alure of the (unreliable) Fiat Spider

09.01.1990

I am interested in buying a used Fiat Spider The reason I'm interested is that the Spider is the only sports car convertible within my meager means I know very little about these cars other than what my father says...

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Is removing a stereo so difficult?

08.01.1990

Occasionally the drive belts in the tape deck of my ' LeSabre come off I think I could replace the belts if I could get the stereo out of the dash The recommended repair shop charges and keeps the car...

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Recharging a dead battery...

08.01.1990

I've received so many different answers to this question that I decided to ask the experts When a car battery dies due to cold weather or leaving the lights on how many miles should the car be driven and at...

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A new car for my tall friend Dave...

08.01.1990

I'm writing this letter on behalf of my good friend Dave He has a serious problem with his attempt to purchase a new car Let me give you some background first Dave currently drives a VW Bus He's had it...

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A stupid idea...

08.01.1990

About a year ago I bought a Toyota Corolla The first owners babied it and it's a nice car The problem is that it has a manual transmission I have gotten the hang of it but my wife has decided...

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The "pre-luber"...to buy or not to buy?

08.01.1990

I've heard that someone makes a device that lubricates the engine with a separate oil pump before the car is started They claim that it will save significant wear and tear on the engine Have you heard of such a...

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Brand-name filling stations vs. convenience store outlets...

08.01.1990

I own a two year old car My friends have always told me that it's better to fill up new cars from brand-name filling stations They say I should avoid convenience store outlets Any truth to this David RAY Good...

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Changing the oil and filter while under warranty...

08.01.1990

I have a car under warranty Can I change my own oil and filter without jeopardizing the warranty Earl RAY That's a good question Earl Although my knucklehead brother and I disagree as to whether you SHOULD do it the...

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"Go forth, my son, buyeth yourself a used Nissan."

08.01.1990

I am looking for a used X pickup I'd like to get a - with a V- and extended cab I like the styling of the Nissan Are they good reliable trucks Edward RAY I can tell already that this...

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A tree fell on my tractor...

08.01.1990

I have a International Harvester tractor that I use for general farm purposes About eighteen months ago I made a miscalculation in felling a tree which landed across the middle of the tractor's hood The only damage I could see...

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How often should I service my low-milage car?

08.01.1990

No doubt you've heard of the little old lady I'm the little old man who drives his car only to church on Sundays--and sometimes to the shopping mall or my place in the country I just bought myself a new...

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