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I'm having to add coolant like crazy but I can't figure out where it's going.

02.01.1997

I recently purchased a ' Ford Mustang V The car has only miles now and was originally owned by a little old lady It's a great car and goes like Leona Helmsley being chased by the IRS My problem is...

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What could cause an engine to turn rough after about an hour of highway driving?

02.01.1997

Help My wife drives an ' Nissan Sentra station wagon one of the few cars available she can comfortably see over the hood of with the aid of a pillow This car does not have a powerhouse of an engine...

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Fact or fiction: Adding mothballs to your gas tank increases the octane.

02.01.1997

I have been told that adding seven or eight naphthalene mothballs to a tank of gasoline increases the octane Is this true If it is true what will it do to the engine of the vehicle -- Donald RAY That's...

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Your petite granddaughter will need pedal extenders to drive your Chevy.

02.01.1997

My granddaughter enjoys driving my Chevy Celebrity but is rather short in stature So even with the seat pulled up and a cushion behind her back she can only control the accelerator with the tip of her toes This not...

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