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How long can I store anti-freeze?

12.01.1995

I bought three gallons of Prestone anti freeze several years ago but used only one What is the shelf life of this stuff Will RAY Forever It'll keep your shelf from freezing forever Will TOM Actually...

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Is this new Caddy supposed to be as loud as a Harley?

12.01.1995

I am retired age and I finally splurged on a new car that I have only dreamed about up until now I figure I only have so many years left and since you can't take it with you I bought...

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Is it a good idea to downshift an automatic transmission while going downhill?

11.01.1995

I drive a Ford Escort with automatic transmission We live on a mountain Should I shift down to nd gear when going down a steep grade When coming up My husband advises me to do so But if it's a...

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What are those "marbles" rolling around in my gas tank??

11.01.1995

I recently purchased a Chevy Biscayne The gas tank was leaking and couldn't be patched so I took it out When I removed the tank it sounded like marbles were rolling around in there I tipped it upside...

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Is it worth turning the engine off between delivery stops or can I just let the engine idle?

11.01.1995

Now for a dumb blonde question I deliver from to meals once or twice a week for my town's Meals on Wheels program Each stop takes from seconds to a minute except for one that requires five minutes...

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Why have horsepower numbers changed so much over the last 30 years?

11.01.1995

Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My ' AMC Javelin which had a small V had horsepower In the s cars with anything over hp are considered high performance hp back in the s would be...

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"Best of Car Talk" tapes...come and get 'em!

11.01.1995

A friend of mine said you recently came out with a tape of the funniest calls you've gotten on your radio show Can you tell me where I can get a copy for my dad Melanie TOM I'm sorry Melanie...

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What's your take on synthetic "pre-lubricants"?

11.01.1995

I read your great pamphlet Ways you May Be Ruining Your Car Without Knowing It I noticed you didn't say anything about synthetic pre-lubricants like Slick I've seen this stuff advertised They say it'...

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Can this do-it-yourself mechanic get away with using wedge shaped head?

11.01.1995

I specialize in old Hondas and have had remarkably good fortune with a ' Civic hatchback the Yellow Peril and an ' Civic station wagon Both are on their second engines I put an Accord engine in the...

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Which is more economical: cooling with rolled down windows or AC?

11.01.1995

I have a question about car air conditioners Does it save gas to a just roll the windows down and forget that you have an air conditioner or b keep the windows up which cuts down on air resistance...

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