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What's the difference between red & green coolant?

09.01.2002

I drive a Toyota and do all of my own maintenance I have been using the regular green coolant that is frequently on sale and I change it every couple of years Recently I was told by a presumably knowledgeable...

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Buying advice for a cash-strapped 15 year old.

09.01.2002

I am and on my way to buying my first car I have a summer job but I'm still on a limited budget I was wondering if you could recommend a car or car company that would be good for...

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Is a V-6 engine better for highway driving?

09.01.2002

My wife and I are having a disagreement My wife does a lot of highway driving and she insists that she needs a V- engine on our new car My opinion is that a four-cylinder engine is sufficient for the...

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To flush or not to flush.

09.01.2002

I've got a Geo Prizm with about miles It's only been flushed once at about miles I was advised not to flush it as it might cause everything to come loose and I'd need a new radiator which I can't...

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