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What is de-carbonization?

05.01.1992

In a previous column you referred to de-carbonizing an engine What is de-carbonization Eleanor RAY De-carbonization is what happens when you leave the cap off the ginger-ale bottle over night Eleanor TOM Actually Eleanor it's a very good question If...

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Nitrogen v. air in tires...

05.01.1992

You two dispense a lot of hot air What is your opinion about using nitrogen instead of air in the tires of personal vehicles Bob TOM Well Bob I can tell you're a card carrying member of the Nitrogen Users...

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A clear case of a leaky carburetor.

05.01.1992

I'm having a problem with my Buick LeSabre If I let is sit for about a week without using it I have a hard time starting it I have to pump the gas many times and try several starts before...

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The proper way to use the clutch:

05.01.1992

I just learned to drive a standard transmission and appreciated your recent column on riding the clutch Could you please give more details concerning the proper time to use the clutch Being new to this I have started watching friends...

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An argument about blowouts...

05.01.1992

My buddy and I have an ongoing argument about blowouts I say a rear tire blowing is worse than a front tire blowing--assuming you have power steering and a hold on the steering wheel He says a front tire blowing...

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What to do about my whiney Honda...

05.01.1992

My Honda Accord -door has about miles on it At about mph it sometimes starts emitting a high pitched whine It usually starts on a hilly up and down stretch but then seems to continue even on the flat The...

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Wipers with a moisture-related problem.

05.01.1992

My Nissan SX has a windshield wiper problem that none of the mechanics I have consulted seem to be able to fix At random times while driving in bad weather the wiper blades will first start to slow down as...

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Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

05.01.1992

I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

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We ain't junk yards!

05.01.1992

I enjoy your column I find your wit and humor mix well with your obvious mechanical expertise I've just got one gripe It's the way you refer to Auto Salvage Yards as Junk Yards Come on fellas We have enough...

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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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