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Who knew there were so many definitions of "cozy wings" out there?!

06.01.1995

I never fail to read your column and I am simply amazed by your knowledge I guess that's why I find it hard to believe that you don't know what Cosy Wings are They are one of two things First...

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I'm looking to upgrade from my Toyota Corolla wagon. What do you guys suggest?

06.01.1995

For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my ' Toyota Corolla station wagon that now has miles Perhaps that is why I am single Anyhow since I like outdoor activities I have decided to keep my reliable and...

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Michael weighs in on how a reader's car fire could have been prevented.

06.01.1995

You recently answered a question about a car fire started by an automotive cigarette lighter that did not pop out You suggested the fire could possibly have been prevented by a fuse blow This is not the case Fuses do...

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Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

06.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

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What do you always side with the ladies?

06.01.1995

You guys are always downgrading men when it comes to automotive knowledge You almost always publish incidents where the woman is right and the hubby or some other guy is wrong Are you guys afraid of women Rudy TOM No...

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Chris sets us straight on nitrogen filled racing tires.

06.01.1995

I thought you two knew a thing or two Boy was I wrong You two missed the boat on the question of why race cars use nitrogen in their tires Tire pressure and the resulting diameter are extremely critical to...

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Please help me When I'm driving through town at about...

06.01.1995

Please help me When I'm driving through town at about mile an hour my oil pressure reading is about Then when I stop at a red light the oil pressure drops to zero When I get back on the highway...

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Do new cars need additional rust-proofing these days?

06.01.1995

I recently purchased a Dodge Neon When I was shopping several salesmen told me that the car did not need rustproofing because it came from the factory already rustproofed But when I actually bought the car my salesman told me...

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Fact or fiction: One should never mix motor oils?

05.01.1995

I have tried to maintain my own cars for about years Now about all I can do is change the oil and I'm even having second thoughts about that One of the first things I was told was NEVER to...

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Any suggestions to keep my car from "dieseling"?

05.01.1995

My car engine does not always turn off immediately It diesels My cousin suggests turning the key off while the car is in Drive or Reverse Should I do it Bill TOM You can do it Bill But you might...

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