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Burning through rotors? Blame the calipers.

05.01.2004

I own a Mazda and had the brakes and rotors replaced last September Two months later the rotors were warped again and had to be replaced Four months after that I had the same situation Can you explain why new...

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Would you buy a used AMC Gremlin?

05.01.2004

I found an AMC Gremlin for sale in Seattle where I used to live for Going on the pictures and the owner's word it has very little rust runs well needs interior work and needs a brake job and a...

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A serious case of "blowby" means it's time for a new car, or at least a rebuilt engine.

05.01.2004

I have a Ford Escort with a -liter engine I have oil accumulating in the air cleaner then draining out on the driveway It appears that the oil is coming from the top of the valve-cover vent tube into the...

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Is leaving an engine idling for hours at a time while we run surveilance missions ruining our engines?

04.01.2004

I work in law enforcement on a surveillance unit We often have to sit in our vehicles for long periods of time sometimes with the engine running Is it hard on a vehicle for it to idle in a stationary...

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