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Will mixing 85 and 90 octane gas result in 87.5 octane gas?

03.01.1993

Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is readily available where I live But sometimes on the road regular unleaded is octane premium unleaded is and there's no available I've noticed this especially in parts of Utah and...

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What's going on with the sticky rear brakes?

03.01.1993

I just purchased a Dodge Ram Van When I drive over mph then apply the brakes the rear brakes stick If I back up the sound is even worse You can actually hear them binding I put on new shoes...

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Why didn't we recommend the Chevy Lumina to Brenda? Safety concerns, that's why.

03.01.1993

My questions is WHAT HAPPENED As a loyal reader I was cruising your column looking for solutions to all my relatives' car problems In the question from Brenda who was looking for a new car I thought I knew which...

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Can you diagnose a car based on the fluids that show up on the garage floor?

03.01.1993

Could you give a general diagnosis of a problem by the color amount thickness or odor of the fluids you find on your garage floor For instance a small amount of greenish liquid I see under my car might mean...

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How to keep windshield wiper fluid from freezing.

02.01.1993

This may seem trivial but it really frosts my gizzard My windshield washers don't work in sub-freezing weather In October I switch from water to guaranteed to below washer fluid so that by the time we have hard freezes I...

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Is it possible to transfer my car loan to my daughter so she can take over my car (and car payments)?

02.01.1993

Being years old I have decided that I no longer want to drive I would like to turn my car over to my daughter I recently moved here from New York City and I make the payments to Citibank How...

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Diagnosing some Romanian electrical issues.

02.01.1993

I recently spoke to a friend of mine named Mary who is currently doing charitable work in Romania and needs your help She has a Chevy X pickup U S army surplus from Germany It has a problem with the...

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Hey guys, ever heard of a "Dort"?

02.01.1993

I'm enclosing a photo of my Aunt Nell taken in California about She wrote that this car she's pictured in is a five passenger Dort I've never heard of it Have you Marjorie TOM No we haven't Marjorie But our...

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Don't buy a new carburetor if you can get away with just a new choke pull-off.

02.01.1993

I own a Buick Riviera with miles on it It is still a beautiful car runs great and is lots of fun to drive Lately when I start it early in the morning tons of black gasoline smelling smoke pour...

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Are two engine failures in 16k miles a coincidence, or do I own a lemon?

02.01.1993

I own a ' Ford Escort GT that has had to have the lifters replaced at miles and again at miles Because the car is under warranty the work hasn't cost me anything but I'm wondering if this will continue...

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