Options for new cars...

10.01.1991

our column last week and if you can remember that far back you know that we've been discussing some of the options you can get on new cars RAY Right We realized that it's becoming almost as difficult to choose...

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Oil pans should never wear out.

10.01.1991

I have a Ford Crown Victoria I noticed oil on the driveway under the car and found that I was down several quarts The mechanic looked it over and found that the oil pan was saturated with oil After he...

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"It's the Stingy Person who Spends the Most."

10.01.1991

I change my own oil and filter on my car A few years back I ran into a real deal on a few cases of W- oil rated at SF Recently I traded in my car and the new car...

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Still discussing new car options...

10.01.1991

are again still discussing options TOM I told you when we started discussing options that it was going to take a long time It takes as long to decide what options to buy these days as it does to decide...

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$2000 worth of Saran wrap.

10.01.1991

I own a Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible On Halloween someone played a prank on me which was not appreciated My clear plastic rear convertible window was slashed The cut is about three inches long and surgically straight I have been...

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Disk brakes: worthwhile or worthless?

10.01.1991

I claim that the disk brake is the biggest rip-off the manufacturers have come up with since the inner and outer bumper First of all disk brakes get wet more easily than drum brakes But the worst feature of the...

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....and even more new car options.

10.01.1991

following our column for the last few weeks you know we've been talking about the options you can order on new cars these days RAY We've talked about safety features like air bags and anti-lock brakes We've talked about luxury...

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The Most Rusted List.

10.01.1991

I have a Monte Carlo with the original radiator fluid The car has miles I check the fluid each year and it registers about minus degrees Fahrenheit My friend insists I must change the fluid Is there any need Don...

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600,000 miles on the same engine!

10.01.1991

Maybe you can help me I'm trying to the get the address of the Chrysler Corporation I think they might be interested in my van I'm the original owner of a B Dodge Van I've personally put over miles on...

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How to purchase an after maker turbo charger...

10.01.1991

My family just purchased a Volvo diesel station wagon with a liter six cylinder engine We couldn't help but immediately notice it's severe lack of power For the model year Volvo introduced a turbo charger for the same engine we...

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Why two keys for a car?

10.01.1991

Why is it necessary to have two different keys for a vehicle--one to open the door and one to start the engine Wouldn't a single key would make life much easier Joseph RAY I think it's part of the government's...

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Blending gasolines...

10.01.1991

I'm a professor although not in engineering I have a ' Acura Legend that requires octane gasoline Most gas stations around here stock and octane One station stocks and at prices less than competitors If I fill half the tank...

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Driving 25 mph in fourth...

10.01.1991

My sister tried to tell me it was OK to drive my Geo Metro without engaging the clutch when I let her take it for a spin Luckily for me I had already read about how bad that is in...

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What to consider when buying a car:

10.01.1991

lot of people have a tough time deciding what kind of car to buy TOM Yeah Last year I agonized over whether to buy my ' Dodge Dart or a ' Rambler that had my name written all over it...

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Is puttering around town at low speeds bad for the engine?

10.01.1991

I am a senior citizen with a Ford Escort LX I do not drive it much and it has only miles on it I use it to go to the grocery store and to take my dog to the vet...

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