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Can I put bumberstickers on my rear window?

08.01.1996

I have a question about rear-window defrosters If I put some kind of window sticker over those little wires on my rear window will it do any harm to the defroster or will it melt the sticker Is it OK...

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What kind of oil do you recommend for an old Beetle?

08.01.1996

My question is about oil I already know that the numbers such as W are a measure of the oil's viscosity at low and high temperatures I just inherited a VW Bug It is of great sentimental value to me...

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Is it safe to smoke a pipe in an airbag equipped car?

08.01.1996

Is there any inherent danger in pipe smoking and driving a car with air bags Could a person survive the accident yet receive serious injury from having the pipe jammed down his throat -- Richard TOM...

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Advice on how to stop a runaway vehicle.

08.01.1996

We need a favor Some time ago you printed a letter about a runaway vehicle and you gave some advice about how to stop a runaway We clipped the article but lost it Our boss says you should turn off...

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Should I turn off the AC before turning off the engine?

08.01.1996

We've just purchased a new Ford Ranger pickup The salesman told us the air conditioner should be turned off before turning off the ignition when we park the pickup He said something about it making...

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Pinging and knocking during pre-ignition could involve a number of systems. Here's where to begin looking.

08.01.1996

I have a Honda Accord Lxi which knocks and pings when it is under load unless I use super premium gas What's actually going on when it does this What is pinging -- Kenny RAY I asked my -year-old son...

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True or False: There are bacteria lining the roadways that eat up worn tire tread material.

07.01.1996

I saw one of your old columns in which you wondered what happened to all the tread worn off tires New Jersey was concerned about that some years ago and determined that bacteria had developed along...

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How important is mileage when buying a used car these days?

07.01.1996

How important is mileage in buying a used car Why would highway miles be any different from other types of miles It used to be that miles was high mileage Now one sees cars with to miles on dealers'...

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When should a battery be replaced in a car?

07.01.1996

When should the battery be replaced in a car My husband says that I should get a new one for my ' Olds Cutlass Supreme that has miles Since the battery has never acted up is it really necessary --...

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How can I avoid a messy disaster when I change those difficult Toyota oil filters?

07.01.1996

In my Toyota Camry the oil filter is mounted upside down meaning that the open end of the filter is face-down to the ground This creates a tremendous problem when I go to change the filter No matter...

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