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WIll leaving my car in "overdrive" damage my engine?

09.01.1996

I recently bought a Pontiac Bonneville with Overdrive I'm getting more confused all the time about the use of the Overdrive feature Prior to my Bonneville I had a Chevy Caprice and I drove in...

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What do the letters in "STP" stand for...and does it work?

09.01.1996

For a few years I have been trying without success to find out just what the letters STP stand for Many calls to large impressive lubrication headquarters around the country revealed only that it is...

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What do some vehicles need higher octane gasoline?

09.01.1996

Being one of those who marvels everytime I turn the switch and the car starts I would like to know why some vehicles need a higher octane gasoline -- Jeffrey TOM The simple answer is to stop them...

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After 90k miles, paying to replace CV boots is about right.

09.01.1996

I've talked to several Honda Accord owners who like me have had to replace cracked CV joint boots around miles -- at great expense If ozone and the weather make the rubber boot brittle and it cracks...

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Why are horsepower numbers listed as different rpms?

09.01.1996

I've noticed that my ' Taurus has horsepower at rpm The ' Taurus has horsepower at rpm Would my Taurus have horsepower at rpm too Why are the horsepower numbers listed at different rpm Is this just a...

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Is all the hype about changing a timing belt at 60k miles just that? Hype?

09.01.1996

My Toyota dealer keeps sending advertisements warning me of the dire consequences that may befall me if I do not change my timing belt at miles Do I really need to replace the timing belt on my...

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Is my car's flywheel problem typical of Camrys?

09.01.1996

I have a Toyota Camry Several times when I turn on the ignition to start the engine it sounds like the starter is turning but the engine isn't When I called my mechanic he thought it was teeth...

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How do speedometers work without a cable?

09.01.1996

I have just recently purchased a Dodge Caravan I was mystified when I heard that the speedometer doesn't have a cable anymore Could you explain how the speedometer works without a cable -- Steve RAY...

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Please tell my brothers that coasting down a hill in neutral is WRONG!

09.01.1996

I'm a woman with a new Ford Ranger XLT I have four idiotic brothers who tell me it's bad to coast down hills in Neutral Help me prove these men WRONG -- Karen TOM They're right Karen They probably...

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Once you use one brand of oil in an engine do you have to stick with it?

09.01.1996

I change my own oil and filter in my cars every miles I try to buy the oil and filters when they're on sale to economize I have always heard that once you start to use an oil you should...

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