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Three valve cover gaskets in three years. What's going on?

12.01.1992

I have replaced three valve cover gaskets on my Plymouth Caravelle in the last three years After miles or so oil starts to leak onto the motor and onto the ground Is there a fire hazard I should be worrying...

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One of the kinder examples of fan mail we receive at Car Talk Plaza.

12.01.1992

I m a year old widow and before I die I ve got to tell you how much pleasure your column has brought to me After reading all the bad and sad news I know I can always get a...

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If I replace the engine in my Centurion convertible, might it become a classic?

12.01.1992

I own a Buick Centurion Convertible I was told that there were only a limited number of these models manufactured Do you know if this information is true I have just spent money restoring this car interior body paint My...

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Why does the my engine sound like it is still running after I turn off the car?

12.01.1992

I have a Ford Escort After I turn off the ignition and pull out the key the car still sounds like it's running Why Carlos RAY Because it is Carlos TOM When this happens it's called dieseling because it's running...

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How much play in a steering wheel is too much?

12.01.1992

The steering wheel in my wife's Ford Taurus wagon has a noticable amount of play The steering wheel feels loose and turning it through the dead zone causes no change in the car's direction There is about five-eighths of an...

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Too short for your seatbelt? One reader has discovered a solution!

12.01.1992

I've seen several letters in your column recently from people whose shoulder belts cut across their necks When I bought my Ford pickup three years ago I had to figure out a way to strap in my five year old...

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Is there any difference between gasoline and oil in Canada and the United States?

12.01.1992

I have a Toyota Camry with a six cylinder engine I am anticipating touring Montreal and Quebec with my car and am wondering about the gasoline and oil in Canada I use premium octane gas and API grade S-G motor...

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Why would Mark's oil light flash only when the AC is on?

12.01.1992

In I was driving my VW GTI across the country I was moving so my car was packed At the time my car had about K on it I was driving on the interstate with the air conditioner running and...

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Is Maura's Land Cruiser seranading her, or is her clutch going out?

12.01.1992

You're not going to believe this but I can actually play jingle bells by tapping my gas pedal My gas pedal seems to control an annoying whistle coming from the engine of my ' Toyota Land Cruiser Speeding climbing hills...

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Why would towing something with my turbocharged Dodge Caravan void its warranty?

12.01.1992

I have a Dodge Caravan with a four cylinder turbocharged engine I read in the owner s manual that the warranty is void if you tow using a turbocharged engine Why is the warranty voided John RAY Because it is...

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