In our humble opinion...

11.01.1989

chores really start to pile up my brother and I start looking for things to do Luckily we can always use the excuse that we have to test some new cars So while our wives were out raking the leaves...

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The proper jump start procedure...

11.01.1989

A friend needed a jump start the other day He attached the last negative cable to his negative battery terminal I said he should have attached it to a metal surface other than the battery Who was correct John RAY...

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"RPMS" v. "RPM"

11.01.1989

Your readers sometimes refer to RPMS You recently used the same incorrect term RPM is the abbreviation for Revolutions Per MINUTE not Revolutions Per MINUTES I am surprised that you permit even encourage this erroneous pluralization to continue John RAY...

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Does a 16-Year-Old Deserve a Nice Car?

11.01.1989

Aaron is buying his first car and he has his eye on a used Mazda Miata. Tom and Ray make a compelling case for something bigger and uglier.

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What sort of car should I buy to pull the trailer I don't yet have?

10.01.1989

I would appreciate your advice concerning the best vehicle to pull a trailer of about feet in length I own neither but have a fantasy about doing some traveling in this fashion I'm leaning toward pulling a trailer rather than...

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What

10.01.1989

My Volkswagen Jetta is hygroscopic It attracts water in the fuel Three weeks ago my car was towed to the dealer They tested the gas in the tank and found it was water later I had a dry fuel system...

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What's with the water in my fuel?

10.01.1989

My Volkswagen Jetta is hygroscopic It attracts water in the fuel Three weeks ago my car was towed to the dealer They tested the gas in the tank and found it was water later I had a dry fuel system...

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How many miles can you get out of a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?

10.01.1989

Having amassed over miles on my ' Cutlass with a V engine I'm wondering whether you think today's and cylinder engines could ever boast as much I've done little other than normal maintenance and frequent oil changes Most of the...

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Is there a bowling ball in my engine?

10.01.1989

I have a question about my Jeep CJ Scrambler When I have it in wheel drive and hit a bump it sounds as if a bowling ball is loose under my feet When the wheels are locked into wheel drive...

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Where can I find classic car parts?

10.01.1989

I have a Buick Special with no brakes What I need is a power lever boot and a master boot I have not been able to find either of these parts I used to know the number of a place...

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Why do my rear brakes lock up?

10.01.1989

I have a Olds Delta that has a few problems The one that bothers me the most is that the few times it has been necessary to quickly apply the brakes the rear wheels lock and the car skids The...

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Mercedes material?

10.01.1989

I need some advice on buying a used Mercedes Benz I need a nice four-door sedan for my job and I do a lot of driving I would like a used Benz but I am not sure what to look...

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Will installing a C.B. mess with my car's computer system?

10.01.1989

I have a Buick Park Avenue I wish to install a C B but have heard that it could mess up the computer system My dealer says to ask the installer but I need a second opinion What do you...

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What

10.01.1989

I have a fairly minor cosmetic problem but I would like to solve it My wife's car is a Volvo Turbo station wagon with -wheel disc brakes On the front wheels only a black powdery substance from the brakes discolors...

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On a hot day my car stalls when turning left, why?

10.01.1989

We have a Toyota Corolla with miles The car has been good except for a problem that has cropped up every summer for the last five years When the weather is hot-- to degrees-- and the car has been driven...

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