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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Blame your in-laws!

08.01.1990

Here's one for you Ever since my Brother-In-Law adjusted the idle speed on my ' Mazda it just hasn't been the same Now when I turn on the air conditioning the idle revs up and down up and down constantly...

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My husband's from the stone age...

08.01.1990

My husband and I have a Buick The problem is that he simply refuses to use the air conditioner We have had new cars for the past several years and he always says that using the air conditioning in city...

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Windows up or down for better gas mileage?

08.01.1990

Please answer a question that has been bothering me for over five years I have asked everybody I know and no one has given me a logical answer I want to cool the passenger compartment of my car as efficiently...

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A car with more pep...

08.01.1990

I currently own a Volvo I am pleased with my car but I'd like my next car to have more pep I am considering the Volvo GLE with the multi-valve engine What do you think Robert RAY Well almost anything...

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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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How does an 8-6-4 engine work?

07.01.1990

A few years ago one of the Big Three offered on a limited basis a car with a V engine which had a switch on the dashboard that allowed the operator to turn off two or four of the cylinders...

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Don't come between a husband and his dream car...

07.01.1990

I'D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING YOUR OPINIONS AND REMARKS ABOUT THE NEW CHEVROLET CAPRICE I NEED YOUR REPLY IN A HURRY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT THANKS GERTRUDE RAY WELL GERTRUDE WE'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO YOUR LETTER...

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Replacing a tire vs. patching a hole?

07.01.1990

My six week old Honda Civic EX got a small hole on the inside side-wall of my left front tire I brought it to my tire salesman who sealed the hole and put in a radial inner tube The salesman...

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Improving my sloshy Mercury Cougar...

07.01.1990

I OWN A MERCURY COUGAR I BOUGHT IT USED AND HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT NEEDED NEW SHOCKS RECENTLY I READ IN CONSUMER REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION ON THIS YEAR AND MODEL RATES BELOW AVERAGE IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN...

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