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Does the tachometer serve any practical purpose?

12.01.1991

My Infiniti G is the first car I've ever owned with a tachometer The owner's manual tells me to shift gears on the basis of speed not on the basis of revolutions per minute That being the case does the...

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Run, Jack. And don't look back.

12.01.1991

I read with interest your series on buying a new car I have one question you didn't address It has to do with when I'm in that little room with the empty desk and a single light bulb hanging from...

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When new tires act old.

12.01.1991

In August I had new front tires put on my ' Olds Calais The problem is they keep losing air I have had it back to the tire company four times trying to resolve the problem but they have checked...

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Vinnie Murphy's Law

12.01.1991

I have a Volvo DL with miles on it and all original belts As long as I'm going to replace the alternator belt and the timing belt would it be a good idea to do the water pump at the...

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NEVER listen to your husband when it comes to cars.

12.01.1991

My husband insists it is OK to use antifreeze only--no water--in our car's cooling system He says a number of mechanics have told him it's perfectly alright But the owners manual of our ' Chevy Nova says to use a...

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Save your prayers for something more important.

12.01.1991

I own a Toyota Camry automatic transmission that has a chipped flywheel My mechanic said it develops when the starter key is turned on while the engine is already running I can remember two times when I did this Once...

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Sally's squeaking belts.

11.01.1991

We have a Chevrolet Celebrity and it screeches loudly It seems to have something to do with the air conditioner and acceleration I have heard other cars doing the same thing What's happening and is it fixable Sally TOM Well...

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A Demonstration: Why it's bad to negotiate in German

11.01.1991

I want to purchase a new BMW i in Germany in What should I know Where should I start How do I get it changed to American specifications Any info would be greatly appreciated Deborah TOM What should you know...

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Jim's fuel gauge perpetually runs on empty.

11.01.1991

The fuel gauge on our Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon has stopped working The gauge reads empty at all times and the low fuel light is always on The service manager at the dealership says that the gas tank will have...

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Robert, and his cracked head

11.01.1991

I have a Diesel Rabbit that I'm very attached to I've owned it since it was new The problem is that there is an increasing amount of oil in the coolant reservoir It has miles on a rebuilt engine which...

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