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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Before I hit the road...

07.01.1990

I am planning to tour the western half of the United States this summer in my Honda Accord with miles on it I'm a year old woman and I'll have only my dog along for company I love my dog...

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Jumping a car from the cigarette lighter...

07.01.1990

My question is about the new type of jumper cables that you plug into the cigarette lighter Are they completely safe and worthwhile If they are this scardey cat would be a lot less reluctant to jump start her car...

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A rare bird asks how to properly care for a leased car...

07.01.1990

Last June I leased a new Ford Thunderbird The owners manual says the oil should be changed at and miles Why do so many service shops tell me I should the oil every miles or three months whichever comes first...

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Time to cut bait with my '83 Sentra...

07.01.1990

It's time to fish or cut bait with my Nissan Sentra it needs a new engine The question is do I fix it or do I dump it Bob RAY Fix it TOM Dump it RAY Wait a minute did...

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What to do about my lousy oil filters...

07.01.1990

I have a four-cylinder Toyota pick up truck It has miles on it and I change the oil every miles The last two times I changed the oil I noticed that there was very little oil in the filter there...

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Intalling a grease pit...

07.01.1990

I'm building a new building and would like to install a grease pit for servicing and repairing my car and pick-up Where can I find information on the proper size depth etc Elmer TOM Well we have some obvious tips...

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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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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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