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Do car engines suffer from wind chill?

02.01.1995

I live in northeastern Iowa where the temperature can get to - and even colder with the wind chill In the parking lot at work most of my colleagues will back into the parking spaces on very cold days so...

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Winning a "renovated" VW Beetle might actually make you feel like a loser.

02.01.1995

Can you help me Last summer my son entered a contest in our family's name with a local radio station to win one of four renovated VW Beetles in celebration of the th anniversary of the Beatles John Paul George...

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Mechanic might be right about the old battery but is shooting himself in the foot.

02.01.1995

I enjoy your column very much I learn a lot from it and even when there's nothing in a column I can use I always at least get a chuckle or two Maybe you can help my daughter with a...

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How can I improve the road noise I'm hearing in my new Ford Escort?

02.01.1995

Having based my selection of a new automobile on economy and ease of handling I recently purchased a new Ford Escort Although these two requirements have been adequately met I am disappointed with the amount of road and engine noise...

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