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How can I tell if the 1968 car I just bought has 75k miles on it as advertised, or 175k?

06.01.1997

About a year ago I bought a Chevy Bel Air for supposedly with miles on it I don't know if the little old lady driving to church story was true or not but the interior looks good the doors and...

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I know your recommend a gas stabilizer for fuel storage, but my lawn mower motors seem to be running fine without it.

06.01.1997

Last year I forgot to drain out my gas in several lawn-mower-type motors and this spring they all started perfectly I know you guys have recommended a gasoline stabilizer for seasonal storage but how come my motors started right up...

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Why won't anyone repair my spare "temporary" tire?

06.01.1997

Could someone tell me why a space-saver spare cannot be fixed I went to five gas stations and a tire store and got the same answer Because it's a temporary tire So what It's still made of rubber like other...

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What is the correct way to use jumper cables to start one's car?

06.01.1997

Although it's too late for me since I've already done irreparable damage just what is the correct way to use jumper cables to start one's car I've heard every possible variation on how to connect and start one's dead car...

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