How does an 8-6-4 engine work?

07.01.1990

A few years ago one of the Big Three offered on a limited basis a car with a V engine which had a switch on the dashboard that allowed the operator to turn off two or four of the cylinders...

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Don't come between a husband and his dream car...

07.01.1990

I'D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING YOUR OPINIONS AND REMARKS ABOUT THE NEW CHEVROLET CAPRICE I NEED YOUR REPLY IN A HURRY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT THANKS GERTRUDE RAY WELL GERTRUDE WE'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO YOUR LETTER...

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Replacing a tire vs. patching a hole?

07.01.1990

My six week old Honda Civic EX got a small hole on the inside side-wall of my left front tire I brought it to my tire salesman who sealed the hole and put in a radial inner tube The salesman...

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Improving my sloshy Mercury Cougar...

07.01.1990

I OWN A MERCURY COUGAR I BOUGHT IT USED AND HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT NEEDED NEW SHOCKS RECENTLY I READ IN CONSUMER REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION ON THIS YEAR AND MODEL RATES BELOW AVERAGE IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN...

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Your car

07.01.1990

A few weeks ago you we're talking about how large cars are inherently safer than small cars because of their weight You posed the question How'd you like to come out the loser in a head on collision with a...

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The Murky Research Study:

07.01.1990

YOU SEE THE NEW CAR MEDIA SURVEY JUST PUBLISHED BY J D POWER RAY YEAH THE ONE THAT MATCHES CERTAIN TYPES OF CAR BUYERS WITH THEIR FAVORITE KINDS OF TV SHOWS LIKE THE FACT THAT OF SPORTY CAR BUYERS LIKE...

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Your car

07.01.1990

A few weeks ago you we're talking about how large cars are inherently safer than small cars because of their weight You posed the question How'd you like to come out the loser in a head on collision with a...

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What

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH RELIANT WITH MILES ON IT MY PROBLEM IS THAT I HAVE A HUMMING NOISE IN THE FRONT WHEN I DRIVE ONE MECHANIC SAYS IT'S TIRE NOISE THE OTHER MECHANIC SAYS IT'S THE WHEEL BEARING WHAT SHOULD...

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Your car's weight in horses...

07.01.1990

A few weeks ago you we're talking about how large cars are inherently safer than small cars because of their weight You posed the question How'd you like to come out the loser in a head on collision with a...

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What's to blame for my car's humming front end?

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH RELIANT WITH MILES ON IT MY PROBLEM IS THAT I HAVE A HUMMING NOISE IN THE FRONT WHEN I DRIVE ONE MECHANIC SAYS IT'S TIRE NOISE THE OTHER MECHANIC SAYS IT'S THE WHEEL BEARING WHAT SHOULD...

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"It's the stingy person who spends the most."

07.01.1990

I have a Subaru It's the bottom of the line model and it has miles on it I'm writing to you because I always try and get a good idea of what's wrong before I waste my time going to...

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A high maintenance battery...

07.01.1990

I HAVE A BUICK WHICH I FONDLY CALL SARAH I HAVE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF IT BUT IF I DON'T START IT UP AND RUN IT EVERY FEW HOURS IT WON'T START IT'S THE SAME IN COLD AND WARM WEATHER...

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A horn that will not blow.

07.01.1990

I found a recent column of yours to be not only very interesting but also amusing It concerned a car owner with a horn that would start blowing in the middle of the night in very cold weather I have...

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Will throwing hot water on an icy winshield break the glass?

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH VOYAGER TO GET THE ICE REMOVED FROM MY WINDSHIELD ON WINTER MORNINGS I THROW HOT WATER ON IT NOT BOILING JUST HOT AND TURN ON THE WIPERS EVERYONE TELLS ME THAT ONE DAY I'M GOING TO...

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How do American cars rate these days?

07.01.1990

I just traded in my Toyota Tercel for a Jeep Cherokee I have driven three Toyotas in my life and have found them to be very dependable and worth every penny American cars back then seemed so chintzy and problem-prone...

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