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Why doesn't every car come with overdrive?

09.01.1995

A transmission with overdrive increases gas mileage and reduces engine wear right So how come every car doesn't come with overdrive Ken TOM Almost all cars do Ken Except for a few remaining cheapo...

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Was this burned out clutch caused by its foreign moniker or by towing a boat?

09.01.1995

It was very reassuring to learn from your booklet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It that I'm doing a lot of the right things to keep my car in good condition I hope you...

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An advertisement for the new Cadillac claims that the car...

09.01.1995

An advertisement for the new Cadillac claims that the car is capable of travelling miles without engine damage even if it lost all of its coolant The Cadillac saleman said that this is the result of...

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Could removing the "gappers" from your spark plugs increase power and gas mileage?

09.01.1995

I drive an old about years Chevy which gets terrible gas mileage Someone at work mentioned once that he had as an experiment removed the gappers from his spark plugs and that by doing so he had...

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When should I be engaging the 4WD on my Ford Explorer?

09.01.1995

With winter driving conditions upon us I need to have a difference of opinion settled I have a four wheel drive Ford Explorer The four wheel drive should be a plus in hazardous driving conditions...

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What's the shelf life for an unopened can of motor oil?

09.01.1995

Can you tell me anything about the shelf life of unused motor oil By circumstance I have inherited unopened quarts and I can't help but wonder if the additives contained therein may have broken down...

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Could a cigarette lighter be used to plug in small appliances?

09.01.1995

I have a Ford LTD I would at times like to use items like a vacuum cleaner small refrigerator emergency lights etc I would like to know if using the cigarette lighter to plug these things in would...

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Get that front-end shimmy looked at by a mechanic...pronto.

09.01.1995

I have a ' Capri At about mph on a left turn the front end shimmies It doesn't shimmy at any other time It seems that the right front dips down when it happens and the right front shock seems...

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When do I get the most accurate reading on my dipstick?

09.01.1995

When do I get the most accurate reading on a dipstick when checking my oil I've heard two suggestions when the car has been warmed up and the oil is hot and when the car is cold and has been...

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Debbie confirms what Tom & Ray have always suspected: car alarms are useless.

09.01.1995

I cry as I write My baby my Mazda Miata miles was stolen ten days ago I had an alarm At AM a neighbor heard an alarm go off then it was disarmed Then five to ten minutes later it...

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