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Vinnie Murphy's Law

12.01.1991

I have a Volvo DL with miles on it and all original belts As long as I'm going to replace the alternator belt and the timing belt would it be a good idea to do the water pump at the...

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NEVER listen to your husband when it comes to cars.

12.01.1991

My husband insists it is OK to use antifreeze only--no water--in our car's cooling system He says a number of mechanics have told him it's perfectly alright But the owners manual of our ' Chevy Nova says to use a...

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Save your prayers for something more important.

12.01.1991

I own a Toyota Camry automatic transmission that has a chipped flywheel My mechanic said it develops when the starter key is turned on while the engine is already running I can remember two times when I did this Once...

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Mercedes doesn't trust Tom and Ray.

12.01.1991

The time has come for me to buy a new car After looking at many cars and reading Consumer Reports I've narrowed it down to the Lexus SC and the Mercedes-Benz SL I can afford either one but I don't...

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