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Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and...

01.01.1995

Two questions Why is it always Tom and Ray and never Ray and Tom It's obviously not alphabetical Second question another husband wife dispute here why were are cosy wings called cosy wings We hope you can resolve this soon...

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The rattle in this Plymouth will be either very cheap or very expensive to fix.

01.01.1995

I have a Plymouth Satellite V I bought it in with miles for The gentleman wanted but I chewed him down to I felt bad because the car was in almost mint condition I've done my best to keep it...

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What's the deal with MINI-spare tires?

01.01.1995

I am years old and retired After years I saved enough to purchase a car from Chrysler The car I bought has normal sized tires but the spare is about three inches thinner than the tires on the car If...

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Replace that horn while you can still hear it whimpering.

01.01.1995

We have a Dodge Dynasty that has given us good service However since it's gotten cold our horn will only emit a tiny sound Once in a while we get the full sound but most of the time we just...

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Must I treat the owner's manual octane recommendation as gospel when filling up?

01.01.1995

While a faithful reader of your column I note you have excelled as marriage counselors in domestic disputes regarding cars Here's another one for your therapy The handbook for my wife's ' Toyota Camry V specifies a minimum fuel octane...

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It's time for a new perfume, Geraldine.

01.01.1995

My Pontiac LeMans with miles on it has a gasoline smell that comes into the car when I turn on the air conditioner I have smelled it outside the car for some time but until recently I never smelled it...

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Tom and Ray break down the science behind the use of four valves per cylinder, rather than two.

01.01.1995

I grew up in the service department of a large automobile dealership and was in the auto parts business for thirty years However the advantage of having four valves per cylinder instead of two is difficult for me to grasp...

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Will I wear out my clutch by keeping the car in gear at a stop light?

01.01.1995

My husband and I have an ongoing argument about the clutch in his truck He says that it is bad to have your foot on the clutch when the truck is at a total standstill and that it will wear...

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A shuddering van with over 300k miles? This is what mechanics are for.

01.01.1995

I am a middle-aged non-mechanical female who drives a Chevrolet van with miles on it yes THREE hundred and seven thousand It's been a good car I even wrote Chevrolet and offered to trade a commercial endorsement for a new...

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Last year I read a book called How to Get...

12.01.1994

Last year I read a book called How to Get More Miles per Gallon The book mentioned an aftermarket device that deactivates several cylinders while you're cruising For example if the car has eight cylinders when you reach cruising speed...

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