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What are the chances you guys can agree on a...

03.01.1994

What are the chances you guys can agree on a book recommendation What's the best available book for the non-mechanic to learn something about how cars work It would be great if you guys could agree Rob TOM Of course...

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My wife hounds me constantly to keep the gas tank...

03.01.1994

My wife hounds me constantly to keep the gas tank above half-full because sediment which builds up at the bottom of the tank will be sucked up into the carburetor and cause engine trouble and or water will condense inside...

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Please settle an argument for me I own an '...

02.01.1994

Please settle an argument for me I own an ' Ford Escort The man at the service station says I have oil leaks coming from the valve cover gasket and the oil pressure switch He says not to fix them...

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Now that we have anti lock braking systems ABS GM...

02.01.1994

Now that we have anti lock braking systems ABS GM gives 'em to you at - a copy whether you want 'em or not Autos have operated for over years without them Please tell us does the average careful miles-a-year...

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Husbands can be so excitable When I told mine that...

02.01.1994

Husbands can be so excitable When I told mine that the tachometer reads rpm while I'm in second gear he was not his normal calm self I'm trying to find out what the tachometer is there for and what it...

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What causes a ' Honda CVCC to be enveloped by...

02.01.1994

What causes a ' Honda CVCC to be enveloped by blue smoke when it is started It began smoking at miles Now at miles it literally DISAPPEARS in a cloud of blue smoke whenever I start it Yet when warmed...

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About years ago I moved from Boston to Florida to...

02.01.1994

About years ago I moved from Boston to Florida to escape the cold When I lived up north I would always rev my engine a bit before starting out Now that I'm in Florida I have always felt that it...

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Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on...

02.01.1994

Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on it Under normal circumstances it runs fine however on two occassions things have become violent The first occasion was late last winter when I was travelling in a light snow...

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I have a problem with which I can't deal but...

02.01.1994

I have a problem with which I can't deal but I have confidence that you know the answer I have an ' Chevrolet Caprice which I bought new It is now a second car with some miles I have a...

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I discovered your column recently and have been reading it...

02.01.1994

I discovered your column recently and have been reading it ever since There is something I have always wondered How does the oil circulate in a car Kara TOM Good question Kara It's a lot like the way blood circulates...

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