I am a steady reader of your column Recently you...

07.01.1995

I am a steady reader of your column Recently you called the Ford Escort a cheap small noisy car I resent this Three of us here have Escorts--good gas mileage no problems comfortable We are very happy with our cheap...

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I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I...

07.01.1995

I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I have two questions Is it bad to leave the transmission in gear when parked on a hill without having the parking brake engaged How harmful is it to rest your...

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I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with...

07.01.1995

I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with a carburetor When it's very foggy or rainy and cold out I lose rpms in all gears Stopping and waiting a while helps My brother thinks the carburetor is icing...

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For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane...

07.01.1995

For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane octane and octane gas I always purchased octane because it was the least expensive And my cars have always performed well on octane I now have a car that has...

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When are you guys going to come out with a...

07.01.1995

When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook It's a natural John RAY We're working on it John We've got a number of recipes under development TOM For instance my brother is perfecting his Rack and Pinion...

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I would like to install platinum tipped spark plugs in...

07.01.1995

I would like to install platinum tipped spark plugs in my Chevrolet Celebrity but have been told that they will not work in a car that has a fuel injection system I contacted General Motors in Detroit and they said...

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I recently bought a ' Ford Aspire and while I'm...

07.01.1995

I recently bought a ' Ford Aspire and while I'm a long time Ford owner I've never owned a small car While I love my new little car I have noticed that after starting my car if I turn on...

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A muffler garage mechanic and two Toyota repair estimators couldn't...

07.01.1995

A muffler garage mechanic and two Toyota repair estimators couldn't tell me why the muffler on my Toyota Camry four cylinder literally blew up After driving about miles in the mountains I heard a pop The muffler had bulged and...

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My wife thinks I'm crazy because I'm an old Dodge...

07.01.1995

My wife thinks I'm crazy because I'm an old Dodge Dart nut I presently own two of them One is a Dart slant six with miles The other is a mint Dart slant six with miles used only in good...

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You recently asked for readers ideas on why parking lights...

07.01.1995

You recently asked for readers ideas on why parking lights should still be on cars This will date me but all I can remember using parking lights for was at the drive-in movies My family would all go together and...

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Parking lights needed and justified or a relic from the...

07.01.1995

Parking lights needed and justified or a relic from the past Both As defined in the SAE Society of Automotive Engineers in Surface Vehicle Standard J Parking lamps whether separate or combined with other lamps are located on both the...

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I've got a tough one for you My daughter's Ford...

07.01.1995

I've got a tough one for you My daughter's Ford Probe GT was possessed by a ghost at a cemetery three years ago She parked it and turned off the ignition but everything lights radio engine stayed on So she...

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