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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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Putting the miles on someone else's car...

09.01.1991

I read your recent column from someone named Heather She was trying to decide whether she should drive to New Orleans or fly to New Orleans I thought you and your readers might be interested in our solution to a...

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Not Chevrolet's finest moment:

09.01.1991

The company I went to work for in GAVE me a Chevrolet Caprice Classic V- I drive only miles a year and for the last years this car has given me very little trouble However in the past year everything...

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The benefits of headlights during the day...

09.01.1991

I enjoy your column very much My question is trivial but it bothers me Any explanation for having your headlights on in daylight in dry weather I see this fairly often on expressways or highways I don't see a need...

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All you need is a flexible spark plug wrench.

09.01.1991

I want to change the spark plugs on my wife's Chevy Beretta with a liter V engine From the estimates we've received this is a fairly expensive job We were told that to get at the three back plugs the...

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And people wonder why the automotive industry has a reputation for being sleazy.

09.01.1991

When I brought my Toyota Tercel in for an oil change a minor oil leak was discovered The oil-change place wants me to leave my car there all day to do a series of tests to find out where the...

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