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Sprucing up a paint job without repainting.

02.01.1996

Do you have any advice for shining up a gray Ford Econoline The roof and hood are very dull and now they are under several layers of wax none of which shined up the paint How do I strip off...

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Platinum tipped spark plugs.

02.01.1996

I would like to know the information you have on platinum tipped spark plugs Are they really worth their weight in platinum I have an ' Chevy S pickup with a V and miles I was thinking about putting platinum...

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Can new pads and rotors be recommended without ever taking off the wheels?

02.01.1996

I think I have the best of all possible cars a iL BMW I recently had my rear brakes repaired In doing so the BMW shop said I would need new pads and rotors The problem is I don't believe...

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Knock-knock. Who's there? Your engine.

02.01.1996

My Toyota Corolla is equipped with a manual gearbox and has miles At about the engine developed a tendency to knock under certain conditions Curiously it knocks most severely under moderate throttle with minimal or no knock at wide-open throttle...

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Best car for teens? We prioritize safety.

02.01.1996

What is the best car to buy our sixteen year old daughter Cost while a factor is a lower priority than air bags reinforced doors anti-lock brakes and other safety features that will improve her chances of survival should she...

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Can two snow tires do the job of four?

02.01.1996

I drive a ' Infiniti G and experience the same problem with snow that was described several months ago by the owner of a blue Saturn i e the car slides all over the place in the snow You suggested...

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Better to let an engine idle on cold mornings, or to drive it right away?

01.01.1996

We have a marital dispute and need your help in settling it My wife and I have a running disagreement over whether it's better to let the car idle for a few minutes after starting it in cold weather or...

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Is the LeBaron's engine that durable, or does the car just attract gentle drivers?

01.01.1996

I recently bought a LeBaron with miles on it even though my last car blew up at I bought it because I've heard nothing but good things about the slant six engine that Chrysler used in the 's and 's...

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No doubt about it, your engine is overheating.

01.01.1996

Help I have a mystery problem Grandma gave me her ' Volkswagen Rabbit with only miles on it Lately it's running hot and the heat does not dissipate On a particularly hot humid day while stuck in traffic the oil...

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$35 to get my headlights adjusted. Really?

01.01.1996

I was quite shocked last week when I took my car in to have the headlights adjusted I went to an official headlight adjusting station and they quoted me a price of In my book that figures out to about...

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