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Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.

05.01.1992

If you guys weren't comedians I wouldn't write On the other hand You appear to be very bright Especially about cars And each and every trouble So here is a question which Please answer on the double I've always shifted...

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What is de-carbonization?

05.01.1992

In a previous column you referred to de-carbonizing an engine What is de-carbonization Eleanor RAY De-carbonization is what happens when you leave the cap off the ginger-ale bottle over night Eleanor TOM Actually Eleanor it's a very good question If...

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Nitrogen v. air in tires...

05.01.1992

You two dispense a lot of hot air What is your opinion about using nitrogen instead of air in the tires of personal vehicles Bob TOM Well Bob I can tell you're a card carrying member of the Nitrogen Users...

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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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Buy a crash helmet.

04.01.1992

I have a Mercury Topaz About a month ago the brake light came on while I was driving When I slowed down for a stop light it would go out Then when I got underway again it would come back...

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The chewing gum and spackle remedy.

04.01.1992

Since I consider myself a master mechanic I decided to replace the thermostat on my ' Escort my self In the process one of the three bolts on the thermostat housing sheared off in the block My local garage was...

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Always step on the clutch when starting your car.

04.01.1992

Here is my question If you own a car with a manual transmission which is better starting the car with the clutch out and the shifter in Neutral or pushing in the clutch while you start the car Donald RAY...

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Too much grease in the speedometer cable?

04.01.1992

For a couple of years the speedometer cable in my S- Blazer squeaked As it approached miles I finally took it to a Chevy dealer to get it greased Then I began to notice that even though my speedometer was...

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