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Do car engines suffer from wind chill?

02.01.1995

I live in northeastern Iowa where the temperature can get to - and even colder with the wind chill In the parking lot at work most of my colleagues will back into the parking spaces on very cold days...

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Should Chrysler repair an engine that fails after only 22k miles?

02.01.1995

Have you ever heard of a car that had an engine breakdown after having been driven only miles and cost to repair Even if it was seven years old I have such a car a Dodge This car has had...

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It's time for a new perfume, Geraldine.

01.01.1995

My Pontiac LeMans with miles on it has a gasoline smell that comes into the car when I turn on the air conditioner I have smelled it outside the car for some time but until recently I never smelled...

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Tom and Ray break down the science behind the use of four valves per cylinder, rather than two.

01.01.1995

I grew up in the service department of a large automobile dealership and was in the auto parts business for thirty years However the advantage of having four valves per cylinder instead of two is...

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Will I wear out my clutch by keeping the car in gear at a stop light?

01.01.1995

My husband and I have an ongoing argument about the clutch in his truck He says that it is bad to have your foot on the clutch when the truck is at a total standstill and that it will wear...

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A shuddering van with over 300k miles? This is what mechanics are for.

01.01.1995

I am a middle-aged non-mechanical female who drives a Chevrolet van with miles on it yes THREE hundred and seven thousand It's been a good car I even wrote Chevrolet and offered to trade a commercial...

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Which do better in the snow: fat or skinny tires?

01.01.1995

I was talking to my co-worker Roger the other day and he was saying that narrower tires are better in the snow than wider tires He says the narrower tires will sink down through the snow and grip the...

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I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan...

01.01.1995

I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan to setting or it doesn't work When I turn it on to setting or it works fine What should I do Rick TOM I'd move to either a hotter or...

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Today: The case of the buzzing oil light.

01.01.1995

I own this beautiful cream-colored Audi with miles and I love it I use it mostly for shopping and it hasn't failed me yet It does one annoying thing though that infuriates me For no reason that I can...

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Any chance that Chevy owes me a new paint job?

01.01.1995

I am the second owner of a C- Chevy full size pick up The color is blue About three years ago the paint just started to flake off I see other trucks around town that are the same color and...

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