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New ring job or new engine?

11.01.1993

I have a Pontiac Sunbird with a liter engine For about two years now I have had an oil leak I cannot seem to locate When I do a lot of driving I may use a quart a day If...

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Suspicious of the alternator belt.

11.01.1993

I have a Cadillac Seville with miles It is the - - engine but the computer has been disconnected so it only runs on eight cylinders My problem is that I have a squealing noise from the alternator...

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Who to call for safety recall information.

11.01.1993

Is there an number one could call to find out about auto recalls I have a Dodge Dynasty which leaks oil quite badly George TOM You bet there is George It's called The Auto Safety Hotline and it's...

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Newly rebuilt engine is leaking more oil than ever.

11.01.1993

I own a Dodge half-ton pick up with a cubic inch engine that has served me well for miles This past summer it started using oil in town one quart every - miles so I had the engine rebuilt supposedly...

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Should Gail "let" her 27 year old son buy a new Mazda?

11.01.1993

My son who lives in Boston has a perfectly good Pontiac Grand Am which he bought new However he seems to have fallen in love with the Mazda RX- He wants to keep the Grand Am to drive during the...

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Radio on or off while starting the engine?

11.01.1993

My husband says that the car radio should be turned off when the car is being started Would you please tell me if it makes any difference Thank you Betty RAY Gee Betty this sounds like one of those...

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Replacing the tailgate as a fuel economy measure?

11.01.1993

My grandson removed the tail gate from his brand new Mazda pick up truck and replaced it with some kind of webbing It looks like hell When I questioned him as to why he put this netting on his reply...

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Could a car with 63k already have arthritis?

11.01.1993

Thanks for your column which makes an otherwise to me dull subject entertaining educational and most of all humorous Now a question for the experts or you guys if you can answer it Could my Mercury...

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Rinsing out an engine with a quart of oil?

11.01.1993

A friend of mine suggested that when changing my oil I drain out the old oil and add just one quart Then run the engine for a few minutes to kind of rinse it out What are your thoughts Tom...

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Is my mechanic right to refer me to a dealer for diagnostics and repairs?

11.01.1993

I have a non-turbo Chrysler LeBaron snazzy red Convertible with miles on it I recently took it in for a tuneup at Sears Both before and after the engine idled roughly when I was in gear say at a red...

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