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Disk brakes: worthwhile or worthless?

10.01.1991

I claim that the disk brake is the biggest rip-off the manufacturers have come up with since the inner and outer bumper First of all disk brakes get wet more easily than drum brakes But the worst feature of the...

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....and even more new car options.

10.01.1991

following our column for the last few weeks you know we've been talking about the options you can order on new cars these days RAY We've talked about safety features like air bags and anti-lock brakes We've talked about luxury...

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The Most Rusted List.

10.01.1991

I have a Monte Carlo with the original radiator fluid The car has miles I check the fluid each year and it registers about minus degrees Fahrenheit My friend insists I must change the fluid Is there any need Don...

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600,000 miles on the same engine!

10.01.1991

Maybe you can help me I'm trying to the get the address of the Chrysler Corporation I think they might be interested in my van I'm the original owner of a B Dodge Van I've personally put over miles on...

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How to purchase an after maker turbo charger...

10.01.1991

My family just purchased a Volvo diesel station wagon with a liter six cylinder engine We couldn't help but immediately notice it's severe lack of power For the model year Volvo introduced a turbo charger for the same engine we...

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Why two keys for a car?

10.01.1991

Why is it necessary to have two different keys for a vehicle--one to open the door and one to start the engine Wouldn't a single key would make life much easier Joseph RAY I think it's part of the government's...

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Blending gasolines...

10.01.1991

I'm a professor although not in engineering I have a ' Acura Legend that requires octane gasoline Most gas stations around here stock and octane One station stocks and at prices less than competitors If I fill half the tank...

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Driving 25 mph in fourth...

10.01.1991

My sister tried to tell me it was OK to drive my Geo Metro without engaging the clutch when I let her take it for a spin Luckily for me I had already read about how bad that is in...

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What to consider when buying a car:

10.01.1991

lot of people have a tough time deciding what kind of car to buy TOM Yeah Last year I agonized over whether to buy my ' Dodge Dart or a ' Rambler that had my name written all over it...

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Is puttering around town at low speeds bad for the engine?

10.01.1991

I am a senior citizen with a Ford Escort LX I do not drive it much and it has only miles on it I use it to go to the grocery store and to take my dog to the vet...

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