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Why do Dodge Darts last forever?

07.01.1995

My wife thinks I'm crazy because I'm an old Dodge Dart nut I presently own two of them One is a Dart slant six with miles The other is a mint Dart slant six with miles used only in good...

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Readers weigh in on the historical significance of parking lights.

07.01.1995

You recently asked for readers ideas on why parking lights should still be on cars This will date me but all I can remember using parking lights for was at the drive-in movies My family would all go...

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And yet another parking light aficionado...

07.01.1995

Parking lights needed and justified or a relic from the past Both As defined in the SAE Society of Automotive Engineers in Surface Vehicle Standard J Parking lamps whether separate or combined with...

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Electrical wiring issue...or a ghost?

07.01.1995

I've got a tough one for you My daughter's Ford Probe GT was possessed by a ghost at a cemetery three years ago She parked it and turned off the ignition but everything lights radio engine stayed on...

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Don't call our Ford Escorts cheap!

07.01.1995

I am a steady reader of your column Recently you called the Ford Escort a cheap small noisy car I resent this Three of us here have Escorts--good gas mileage no problems comfortable We are very happy...

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Driving and parking tips for the new owner of a manual transmission.

07.01.1995

I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I have two questions Is it bad to leave the transmission in gear when parked on a hill without having the parking brake engaged How harmful...

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Octane ratings explained!

07.01.1995

For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane octane and octane gas I always purchased octane because it was the least expensive And my cars have always performed well on octane I now have a car...

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Could my carburetor be icing up when it's cold out?

07.01.1995

I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with a carburetor When it's very foggy or rainy and cold out I lose rpms in all gears Stopping and waiting a while helps My brother thinks the carburetor...

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When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook?

07.01.1995

When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook It's a natural John RAY We're working on it John We've got a number of recipes under development TOM For instance my brother is perfecting his Rack...

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Why would GM recommend AGAINST platinum spark plugs?

07.01.1995

I would like to install platinum tipped spark plugs in my Chevrolet Celebrity but have been told that they will not work in a car that has a fuel injection system I contacted General Motors in...

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