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Myth alert: starting a car consumes more gasoline than letting it run continuously.

09.01.2004

Living in Colorado I wonder about being stuck in the snow in a blizzard Let's say I have a full tank of gas and keep the tailpipe clear Is it better to start the car every few minutes to run...

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Better to buy a gasket from Walmart than to use a Walmart plastic bag as a gasket.

09.01.2004

I just bought a Subaru GL wagon with a engine and an odometer showing miles OK so I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer The engine ran rough when I bought it for bucks but I figured hey if...

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How to keep a beloved middle-aged Acura Integra humming along.

08.01.2004

I am writing to you on behalf of Bookie my low-mileage Acura Integra Although she has spent all of her life in the happy confusion of Southern California Bookie has less than miles on her and to her credit remains...

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Should radiators be replaced as part of regularly scheduled maintenance?

08.01.2004

I was told that a good way to extend the life of a car is to periodically replace the radiator Is this an urban myth or a useful suggestion If it is a helpful suggestion does it pertain to all...

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