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Do these 12 year old tires have any wear left in them?

05.01.1995

My mom has a set of tires with only miles on them But these tires are years old The car is driven about once a month Are the tires safe John TOM Probably As long as there's no cracking on...

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If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

05.01.1995

I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there's still a carburetor sitting...

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Should I fix this leak or just plan on investing more in motor oil?

05.01.1995

I love your column for its laughs and straight ahead information I have a VW Scirocco with miles Recently it started burning a quart of oil every miles My mechanic checked it for leaks and did a compression test He...

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Any idea what "LX, DX, GT, LS, LE", etc. mean when car shopping?

05.01.1995

I'm going to buy my first car ever Many dealer salesmen talked a lot about LX DX GT LS LE etc All of these letters confuse me I consulted some car books but I got no help Help please Cory...

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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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Is it possible for a battery, voltage regulator, starter and alternator to all go kaput at once?

04.01.1995

I would appreciate your opinion on a problem I had with my Ford F After shopping and returning to start my truck I turned the ignition switch and the starter spun like an electric motor without turning the engine AAA...

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What does a dealer mean when it advertises "program cars"?

04.01.1995

I think your column is great My only complaint is that it's usually too short Here's my question Lately TV radio and newspaper dealer ads have been pushing something called program cars I assume that program is a euphemism for...

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Are jack-rabbit starts doing damage to my car?

04.01.1995

I am a teenager and I love exercising my driving permit whenever and wherever I can My question is what harm is done if any when I accelerate rapidly from a stop It's not the speed I enjoy it's the...

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If "car twins" are virtually the same car, why the different prices?

04.01.1995

I have a question about the difference between twins You know like the Ford Taurus Mercury Sable twins and the Plymouth Voyager Dodge Caravan duet Are these twins exactly the same If so why the price difference Tom RAY They...

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