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Does the tachometer serve any practical purpose?

12.01.1991

My Infiniti G is the first car I've ever owned with a tachometer The owner's manual tells me to shift gears on the basis of speed not on the basis of revolutions per minute That being the case does the...

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Run, Jack. And don't look back.

12.01.1991

I read with interest your series on buying a new car I have one question you didn't address It has to do with when I'm in that little room with the empty desk and a single light bulb hanging from...

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When new tires act old.

12.01.1991

In August I had new front tires put on my ' Olds Calais The problem is they keep losing air I have had it back to the tire company four times trying to resolve the problem but they have checked...

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Vinnie Murphy's Law

12.01.1991

I have a Volvo DL with miles on it and all original belts As long as I'm going to replace the alternator belt and the timing belt would it be a good idea to do the water pump at the...

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NEVER listen to your husband when it comes to cars.

12.01.1991

My husband insists it is OK to use antifreeze only--no water--in our car's cooling system He says a number of mechanics have told him it's perfectly alright But the owners manual of our ' Chevy Nova says to use a...

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Save your prayers for something more important.

12.01.1991

I own a Toyota Camry automatic transmission that has a chipped flywheel My mechanic said it develops when the starter key is turned on while the engine is already running I can remember two times when I did this Once...

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Mercedes doesn't trust Tom and Ray.

12.01.1991

The time has come for me to buy a new car After looking at many cars and reading Consumer Reports I've narrowed it down to the Lexus SC and the Mercedes-Benz SL I can afford either one but I don't...

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There are different ways to ride the clutch...bare back, side saddle, western...

12.01.1991

A friend recently confided that she drives an automatic because when she had a standard she had to constantly replace her clutch Her mechanic as well as members of her family accused her of riding the clutch She admitted to...

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No sympathy for people who drive junk.

12.01.1991

There is a problem with my Renault Alliance that my mechanic can't seem to fix Just recently and only occasionally when I depress the clutch pedal to shift gears I'll hear a sharp cracking noise Then it will be hard...

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The "go to your mechanic and have the engine checked" light.

12.01.1991

My Chariot is a Chevy Celebrity wagon For the last month or so once in about every starts my check engine light comes on and stays on Please tell me what it is I'm supposed to check Is there a...

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