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Leaded v. unleaded gasoline...

05.01.1992

I have a friend in southern California who is the proud owner of a beautiful low mileage Mercedes SEL sedan This car belonged to her year old mother who drove it very little before retiring from the driving scene She...

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Downshifting IS bad for the car.

05.01.1992

My problem To begin with my age is I've had a running friendly argument with my two sons ages and and my ex-wife I was taught way back that when one drives a stick shift one should down shift to...

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Additives...to use or not to use?

05.01.1992

In a column some time ago Robert Sikorsky an automotive writer stated that he likes and recommends the new teflon lubricating oils like Tuff-Oil and Slick Recently Bill Gordon another auto writer addressed the same subject and said he doesn't...

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My bride of 17 years has PMS and handgun.

05.01.1992

My bride of years has PMS and a handgun and she's insisting that you answer this question for us We have a Mercury Sable and a Volvo GLE Both have automatic transmissions Both have a High Drive position and a...

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My car ticks like a clock.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford Tempo I would like to know if I have a problem My car ticks like a clock after I turn it off The dealer said to ignore it but it still bothers me Why is my...

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What we normally recommend for root canals and crowns:

05.01.1992

I own a Pontiac Sunbird with lots of extras It's a super car for me with one exception Sometimes not always there is a very loud scraping sound when I turn on the ignition key I try again and again...

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You've got a lot of dirt in your oil.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford engine in my motor home There is an oil pressure sending unit that screws into the rear of the block A wire is attached to the top of this unit that sends information to the gauge...

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When to change the fuel filter...

05.01.1992

With a fuel injected car how do you determine when to change the fuel filter By mileage Will RAY Yeah Other than cutting it open and taking a look at it there's really no way to know when a fuel...

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Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.

05.01.1992

If you guys weren't comedians I wouldn't write On the other hand You appear to be very bright Especially about cars And each and every trouble So here is a question which Please answer on the double I've always shifted...

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Does flooring the engine "clear the pipes"?

04.01.1992

Please settle a long running debate between me and my husband I say it will stress and hurt the engine of our car to floor the accelerator every day He says it's OK and may even benefit the engine by...

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