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Golden Rule: preventative maintenance ALWAYS costs less than repairs.

10.01.1993

I have a problem I own free and clear a Nissan Sentra that has miles on it and I've never done anything to it except replace its four tires keep it oiled and lubed and put gas in it I...

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Vodka in the antifreeze reservoir? No problem.

10.01.1993

We are both Canada Customs Inspectors at the Windsor-Detroit border crossing Recently we examined a Cadillac Seville in our secondary inspection area Under the hood of the car we discovered an...

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Get used to that '79 Corolla, it may never die.

10.01.1993

I have a problem with my car that I have never seen addressed in your column before I drive a Toyota Corolla that I bought new years ago The problem I am having is that I can't get it to...

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How should I prepare my car to be stored through the winter?

10.01.1993

Aloha I live in Hawaii but travel to Vermont in the summer and have a car that I leave in Vermont It's a Subaru WD wagon Every year it sits through the freezing winter I have taken the battery out...

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Water in the exhaust pipe? Totally normal.

09.01.1993

I read your column every week and consider you guys knowledgable experts I'm hoping you guys can give me some insight on a problem before I pose it to my dealer I've recently purchased a Dodge Pick...

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Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

09.01.1993

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this...

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Tips for selling a used car.

09.01.1993

I have sold cars and motorcycles by putting ads in the newspaper and dickering with whomever called Though I would have trouble selling ice water in the Sahara I wasn't worried because only a few...

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The battery acid taste test.

09.01.1993

I just had to replace the two year old battery in my Dodge Rampage I've had the car a year and a half and the papers that came with it indicate that the battery was installed in Whenever I opened...

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The downside of a pickup with a diesel engine.

09.01.1993

I am considering buying a pick-up truck I know the advantages but would you please outline the disadvantages of buying a truck with a diesel engine Ole RAY You know the advantages of buying a pick up...

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Is it just me or has AM radio reception gotten worse?

09.01.1993

Why is reception on my AM car radio so poor The last two cars I've owned an ' Sterling and a ' Taurus had wiring that enabled me to listen to my spark plugs and windshield wipers on the radio...

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