Additives...to use or not to use?

05.01.1992

In a column some time ago Robert Sikorsky an automotive writer stated that he likes and recommends the new teflon lubricating oils like Tuff-Oil and Slick Recently Bill Gordon another auto writer addressed the same subject and said he doesn't...

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My bride of 17 years has PMS and handgun.

05.01.1992

My bride of years has PMS and a handgun and she's insisting that you answer this question for us We have a Mercury Sable and a Volvo GLE Both have automatic transmissions Both have a High Drive position and a...

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My car ticks like a clock.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford Tempo I would like to know if I have a problem My car ticks like a clock after I turn it off The dealer said to ignore it but it still bothers me Why is my...

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What we normally recommend for root canals and crowns:

05.01.1992

I own a Pontiac Sunbird with lots of extras It's a super car for me with one exception Sometimes not always there is a very loud scraping sound when I turn on the ignition key I try again and again...

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You've got a lot of dirt in your oil.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford engine in my motor home There is an oil pressure sending unit that screws into the rear of the block A wire is attached to the top of this unit that sends information to the gauge...

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When to change the fuel filter...

05.01.1992

With a fuel injected car how do you determine when to change the fuel filter By mileage Will RAY Yeah Other than cutting it open and taking a look at it there's really no way to know when a fuel...

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Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.

05.01.1992

If you guys weren't comedians I wouldn't write On the other hand You appear to be very bright Especially about cars And each and every trouble So here is a question which Please answer on the double I've always shifted...

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What is de-carbonization?

05.01.1992

In a previous column you referred to de-carbonizing an engine What is de-carbonization Eleanor RAY De-carbonization is what happens when you leave the cap off the ginger-ale bottle over night Eleanor TOM Actually Eleanor it's a very good question If...

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Nitrogen v. air in tires...

05.01.1992

You two dispense a lot of hot air What is your opinion about using nitrogen instead of air in the tires of personal vehicles Bob TOM Well Bob I can tell you're a card carrying member of the Nitrogen Users...

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A clear case of a leaky carburetor.

05.01.1992

I'm having a problem with my Buick LeSabre If I let is sit for about a week without using it I have a hard time starting it I have to pump the gas many times and try several starts before...

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The proper way to use the clutch:

05.01.1992

I just learned to drive a standard transmission and appreciated your recent column on riding the clutch Could you please give more details concerning the proper time to use the clutch Being new to this I have started watching friends...

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An argument about blowouts...

05.01.1992

My buddy and I have an ongoing argument about blowouts I say a rear tire blowing is worse than a front tire blowing--assuming you have power steering and a hold on the steering wheel He says a front tire blowing...

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What to do about my whiney Honda...

05.01.1992

My Honda Accord -door has about miles on it At about mph it sometimes starts emitting a high pitched whine It usually starts on a hilly up and down stretch but then seems to continue even on the flat The...

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Wipers with a moisture-related problem.

05.01.1992

My Nissan SX has a windshield wiper problem that none of the mechanics I have consulted seem to be able to fix At random times while driving in bad weather the wiper blades will first start to slow down as...

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Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

05.01.1992

I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

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