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I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission...

07.01.1994

I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission Without revving the engine I can successfully skip first gear and start driving in second gear Will this significantly extend the life of the...

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I have ordered a new Jeep and was wondering if...

07.01.1994

I have ordered a new Jeep and was wondering if you could clear up something for me At what mileage should you do your first oil change I have heard conflicting advice on this One person told me to...

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I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the...

07.01.1994

I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the car to drop off newspapers at the local recycling center While she was dumping the old newspapers one of her plastic grocery bags blew under the car...

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I love your column It's so refreshing to get a...

07.01.1994

I love your column It's so refreshing to get a straight answer in language I can understand I have a Buick Regal with miles on it About two and a half years ago it started burning oil I took it...

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I have a Mustang convertible with a six cylinder engine...

07.01.1994

I have a Mustang convertible with a six cylinder engine Everytime I turn on the defroster to clear the windshield the compressor comes on and the engine idles much faster which makes it dangerous on...

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arrived in the same envelope and we thought you'd want...

07.01.1994

arrived in the same envelope and we thought you'd want to see both of them we love these little lover's spats Dear Tom and Ray I usually drive between and mph and I keep my Toyota Tercel in third...

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I have an old style battery in my Bonneville When...

07.01.1994

I have an old style battery in my Bonneville When it needs water would it be of any benefit to add leftover battery acid from another battery instead of distilled water Wally RAY Gee Wally This is...

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Recently on one of your radio shows you had a...

07.01.1994

Recently on one of your radio shows you had a young lady from Alaska with a Toyota Land Cruiser that had been in an accident and then handled funny As I recall she said it steered funny and that she...

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I am the proud owner of a Ford Crown Victoria...

07.01.1994

I am the proud owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which is approaching miles In the four years since I've purchased it I've never changed the oil I am using a Frantz Oil Filter in addition to the regular...

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I enjoy your column very much and read it right...

07.01.1994

I enjoy your column very much and read it right after the comics With regular leaded gas becoming scarce may we--my wife and I--use unleaded gas in our Datsun without harming the engine A plain yes...

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