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Here's what to do if you pay for an oil change you didn't actually receive.

05.01.1995

It happened again yesterday I had an oil change and when I got home I checked the dip stick It was a quart high AND dirty I know what happens the technician doesn't wait for all the oil to drain...

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I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder...

05.01.1995

I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder engine It's been very reliable We are interested in a ' four door Geo Metro but have learned that they all have four cylinder engines Will these four cylinder engines...

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The wind chill factor: not just for humans.

05.01.1995

I have a friend with a Honda Prelude This past winter on the coldest night of the year she forgot to put her car in the garage They were also predicting extremely low wind chill temperatures I told her the...

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Was this turn signal's miraculous recovery down to patience?

05.01.1995

Have you ever had to re-teach a car to do something it forgot how to do Surprisingly enough it happened to me and all it required was time and patience I have a El Camino with miles About a month...

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Why would the exact same car call for gasoline with a different octane reading in Canada?

05.01.1995

My husband and I rewarded ourselves with a Lexus GS for our th wedding anniversary The owners manual calls for premium gasoline But my husband has a question The same car in Canada does not require premium gasoline Why the...

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I think you missed part of the boat in your...

05.01.1995

I think you missed part of the boat in your reply to Confused in NJ Her cross-dresser boyfriend was going into the ladies room when she confronted him I don't know about you but all the women I talked to...

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On my Ford F pickup cylinder four speed manual transmission...

05.01.1995

On my Ford F pickup cylinder four speed manual transmission the accelerator pedal sticks down when starting in cold weather I have had the carburetor rebuilt Another mechanic said it must be moisture in the gas that is freezing but...

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What could be causing this "washboard" effect in my Tercel?

05.01.1995

Our Toyota Tercel has a peculiar problem that we haven't been able to demonstrate for our Toyota dealer or our local mechanic When the car has been out in the rain overnight parked on the street as usual after starting...

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I have four wheels on my rear axle -- is that just as good as 4-wheel drive?

05.01.1995

Please settle an argument in which I am embroiled My Dodge-chassis motorhome has dual rear wheels side by side I maintain that I thus have a four wheel drive vehicle in effect with as much traction as any garden-variety WD...

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Sometimes car advice is worth what you pay for.

05.01.1995

I read your column every week--why I don t know And I have to admit to a little envy I d love to get paid you do get paid don t you for writing smart aleck answers to really dumb...

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