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Am I spending money needlessly on premium gasoline?

12.01.1997

We purchased a ' Nissan Maxima automatic in January and love it The owner's manual recommends unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least It also says If unleaded premium is unavailable unleaded regular gasoline with an octane...

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Worry less about the power distribution to the wheels in your truck and focus on getting better quality tires.

12.01.1997

Since early childhood I have been told by many a cigar-smoking wrench-toting grease-covered mechanic that a normal rear differential delivers power to only one rear wheel I was further told that this phenomenon was so complicated and required such advanced...

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I installed a rebuilt Caddy engine in my Suburban and am now using a quart of oil every 300 miles.

12.01.1997

I have a significant mystery on my hands I installed a completely rebuilt -cubic-inch Cadillac engine in my GMC Suburban I then towed a travel trailer miles and it used a quart of oil every miles I'm not leaking any...

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Is warming up a car for 45 minutes (!) every morning harming the car?

12.01.1997

My husband Gary reads your column every week and since he and I are disagreeing about a car matter I thought I'd write and ask your opinion unbeknownst to Gary The first thing Gary does every morning during the winter...

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