Can I add rust inhibitor to my antifreeze?

09.01.1989

I've heard you guys talk about antifreeze and the need to replace it every year or two because of radiator rusting Antifreeze is getting so expensive that I was wondering if you could just add a small can of rust...

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Should I have to pay a fee to have my transmission simply looked at?

09.01.1989

I have a -speed Honda Accord with miles It runs great except that the transmission slips out of third gear when I let off the gas abruptly go over a few bumps or drive in third for an extended period...

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Waiting until something breaks versus regular maintenance?

09.01.1989

I was going to ask for advice about what car to buy but I just found one I fell in love with I just bought a Toyota Cressida Wagon It has almost miles but it looks beautiful seems to have...

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Why was the idea of front wheel drive shelved from the 1920s to the 1970s?

09.01.1989

I ran across an interesting bit of history recently It seems that Cord made a front wheel drive car in I also found out that Mr Cord put himself in dire straits with the Securities and Exchange Commission by valuing...

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A smaller car for empty-nesters...

08.01.1989

My husband and I own a Dodge Ram Van--the eight seater We bought it to pull our foot boat and trailer and carry our five kids around What has happened is that the kids have grown up and gone away...

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What do you do when your car only takes leaded gasoline?

08.01.1989

I have a Mercedes It uses regular leaded gasoline which is getting harder to find at most service stations When I have to use unleaded gasoline should I add one of the lead additives that are available in auto parts...

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Is Brian's carburetor float a sinker of a floater?

08.01.1989

I have a MGA with twin SU carbs The engine is kept in perfect tune or as perfect as a British engine can get yet I've had one problem for a year and a half If the car is allowed...

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How do you know if your mechanic is honest?

08.01.1989

Is there anyway to learn without spending a lot of money whether your mechanic is competent and honest Karl RAY Well you can test for dishonesty without spending any money For instance if your mechanic's valet answers the phone and...

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This week--How to determine if your heat gauge's busted.

08.01.1989

I have a Ford F Pick-Up with a V- and super cooling I've put in a new radiator hoses thermostat sending unit dash gauge fan clutch and water pump and still the heat gauge reads to hot in stop-and-go traffic...

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What do oil ratings stand for?

08.01.1989

I recently bought a used Corvette and I have a question about oil I looked at oil in the supermarket the other day and found that Pennzoil comes as W- with SG SF CC and CD ratings What do they...

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A full-size car for a full-size Cello.

08.01.1989

I have a Subaru wagon I'm going to need a bigger car in about a year when my son Joey switches to a bigger cello I don't like the way my friend's Volvo handles here in the mountains--my Subaru has...

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Should you only use high octane gas in your sports car?

08.01.1989

I am considering buying a Lotus Super Seven I understand this is a high performance car that requires octane gas Unfortunately I live in a very high elevation where the highest octane gas available is I would greatly appreciate your...

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What kind of male chauvinist porcine are you, Stan?

08.01.1989

I'm looking for a new car for my wife She drives a Toyota Celica The requirements are sporty looking need to seat family of four stick shift AC AM-FM stereo front wheel drive good performance and reliable As for price...

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What to do when a carburetor cleaning doesn't help...

08.01.1989

I bought a used Nissan Stanza with miles which has two problems First when travelling on a highway with even a small grade the car tends to lose power I must downshift to as low as second gear and eventually...

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How do you silence noisy brakes?

08.01.1989

Is there anything that can be done to eliminate very noisy brakes on a AMC Renault John TOM The noisy brakes on AMC cars are a safety feature These cars are otherwise so quiet luxurious and comfortable that people tend...

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