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Does flooring the engine "clear the pipes"?

04.01.1992

Please settle a long running debate between me and my husband I say it will stress and hurt the engine of our car to floor the accelerator every day He says it's OK and may even benefit the engine by...

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Luxury sedan recommendations:

04.01.1992

I have an ' Cadillac Seville which has been anything BUT reliable Now I've heard that there's a brand new Cadillac Seville and that it's much improved The problem is I've heard that line before and I don't want to...

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Buy a crash helmet.

04.01.1992

I have a Mercury Topaz About a month ago the brake light came on while I was driving When I slowed down for a stop light it would go out Then when I got underway again it would come back...

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The chewing gum and spackle remedy.

04.01.1992

Since I consider myself a master mechanic I decided to replace the thermostat on my ' Escort my self In the process one of the three bolts on the thermostat housing sheared off in the block My local garage was...

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