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Saving money while Mother Nature picks up the tab.

08.01.1995

Here's an oil recycling idea My work car burns one quart of oil per week When I change the oil in my new family car I save the oil and pour it into the old oil burner Am I eco-friendly...

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What's the black goo ozzing from Judith's doors?

08.01.1995

My husband and I have a Nissan Stanza purchased new which has developed a problem that none of the mechanics including the dealer have been able to cure The doors are all leaking a greasy black ooze It's coming from...

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No doubt about it, Clyde's Lincoln needs a new carburetor float.

08.01.1995

I am not a mechanic but I'm restoring a ' Lincoln Mark IV When stopping down hill on a right turn my engine often dies It doesn't seem to do it at any other times Could this be my carburetor...

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Octane ratings explained!

07.01.1995

For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane octane and octane gas I always purchased octane because it was the least expensive And my cars have always performed well on octane I now have a car that has...

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When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook?

07.01.1995

When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook It's a natural John RAY We're working on it John We've got a number of recipes under development TOM For instance my brother is perfecting his Rack and Pinion...

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Why would GM recommend AGAINST platinum spark plugs?

07.01.1995

I would like to install platinum tipped spark plugs in my Chevrolet Celebrity but have been told that they will not work in a car that has a fuel injection system I contacted General Motors in Detroit and they said...

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Is this idling speed a problem, or just a feature of small cars?

07.01.1995

I recently bought a ' Ford Aspire and while I'm a long time Ford owner I've never owned a small car While I love my new little car I have noticed that after starting my car if I turn on...

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With only 10k miles on it, your muffler is most likely not the culprit!

07.01.1995

A muffler garage mechanic and two Toyota repair estimators couldn't tell me why the muffler on my Toyota Camry four cylinder literally blew up After driving about miles in the mountains I heard a pop The muffler had bulged and...

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Why do Dodge Darts last forever?

07.01.1995

My wife thinks I'm crazy because I'm an old Dodge Dart nut I presently own two of them One is a Dart slant six with miles The other is a mint Dart slant six with miles used only in good...

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Readers weigh in on the historical significance of parking lights.

07.01.1995

You recently asked for readers ideas on why parking lights should still be on cars This will date me but all I can remember using parking lights for was at the drive-in movies My family would all go together and...

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