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Downshifting IS bad for the car.

05.01.1992

My problem To begin with my age is I've had a running friendly argument with my two sons ages and and my ex-wife I was taught way back that when one drives a stick shift one should down shift to...

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Additives...to use or not to use?

05.01.1992

In a column some time ago Robert Sikorsky an automotive writer stated that he likes and recommends the new teflon lubricating oils like Tuff-Oil and Slick Recently Bill Gordon another auto writer addressed the same subject and said he doesn't...

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Horsepower...clarify please.

04.01.1992

The guys at the watering hole are ready to fight over this one One group believes that when you see HP that refers to the size of the engine The other group says that the horsepower is measured by the...

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The stone age "split boot."

04.01.1992

I have been informed that the rubber boots on my C V joints are getting worn and should be replaced The job is quite expensive however since the front end has to be partially disassembled to re place these rubber...

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A paint job ought to last longer than three years.

04.01.1992

I have a question about paint My three year old Chevy Beretta is losing its paint color It started out as a black car and now the entire trunk has turned completely gray while the rest of the car has...

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My ' Buick LeSabre sometimes sounds like it has an...

04.01.1992

My ' Buick LeSabre sometimes sounds like it has an open muffler It has happened only three times in miles of driving Each time I had been driving at expressway speed for at least an hour then encountered heavy rain...

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Which truck would you buy?

04.01.1992

If you had to buy an extended cab four wheel drive pick up truck which would you choose from this list Toyota Nissan Chevy S- Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger My main concerns are quality price handling and looks Paulo RAY...

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Does flooring the engine "clear the pipes"?

04.01.1992

Please settle a long running debate between me and my husband I say it will stress and hurt the engine of our car to floor the accelerator every day He says it's OK and may even benefit the engine by...

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Luxury sedan recommendations:

04.01.1992

I have an ' Cadillac Seville which has been anything BUT reliable Now I've heard that there's a brand new Cadillac Seville and that it's much improved The problem is I've heard that line before and I don't want to...

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Saturday night at the drag strip!

04.01.1992

My ' Buick LeSabre sometimes sounds like it has an open muffler It has happened only three times in miles of driving Each time I had been driving at expressway speed for at least an hour then encountered heavy rain...

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