Who's the idiot: Tom and Ray, or Fred?

09.01.2011

You recently answered a question about whether it's harmful to let your gas tank run down to empty. You said it's not harmful to the car and it won't cause any damage.

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Who can Annie trust to fix her dad's 1961 Lincoln Continental?

09.01.2011

My terminally ill father has just given me his 1961 Lincoln Continental. The car is in a storage unit in Michigan, and although it was mostly restored about eight or nine years ago, it now needs some repairs...

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Will Lisa's big mistake lead to a crash?

09.01.2011

I'm an idiot I just poured synthetic motor oil into my master cylinder Am I destined to crash -- Lisa RAY Well not unless you drive the car Lisa If you leave it parked you should be fine TOM It's...

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Today: Does Mike need to get the oil in his differentials changed?

09.01.2011

I have a general maintenance question for you guys Every time I go to get the oil changed on my Toyota Tacoma the service man always tries to sell me an oil change for the differentials I always decline because...

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Today: Eli and the impudent coil wire.

09.01.2011

Hi My name is Eli and I have a quick question for you I live in North Carolina I'm a teenager and I am a mechanic's assistant I've been working in the shop for about a month now so I'm...

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Should Pat change his own air filter, or is he out of his league?

09.01.2011

My mechanic asked for to replace the cabin air filter on my Subaru Outback Apparently this needs to be done every year I decided to do it myself but after searching online for the filter which is available for about...

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Emily's air conditioning is broken. Should she accept defeat?

09.01.2011

I drive a two-door Honda Accord miles or so with a lot of personality One of her quirks is that she doesn't have a functioning air conditioner I personally don't mind but I have a dog and I need to...

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Today: The real difference between diesel and gasoline.

09.01.2011

What is the difference between diesel and regular gasoline My boyfriend thinks that diesel is mixed with oil and he can't explain what is in regular gasoline that makes it different from diesel Please explain -- Corie TOM The main...

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Air conditioning: An essential part of hair care?

09.01.2011

My wife and I live in the northwest corner of Georgia and she insists on running her car's air conditioner at all times -- winter summer spring fall day night doesn't matter While I don't mind using it when it's...

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Today: How do locked doors help during a crash?

09.01.2011

I observed in a recent VW commercial that the car has a feature that automatically unlocks the doors at the time of a collision I was always taught that locked doors make the car structurally stronger Why would a manufacturer...

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