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Do car companies pay for car names?

01.01.1990

Car companies are constantly coming up with names like Pinto Taurus Mustang etc Do they pay for new names Who would I write to Joe RAY You've got a name that you want to sell huh Unfortunately you can't protect...

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Where can I find a scissors frame?

01.01.1990

I own a Chevrolet Caprice convertible My car was involved in a rather violent car wreck and the frame for the convertible top was bent This frame has been described to me as a scissors frame for large GM cars...

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In fifth gear my rpms go crazy...

01.01.1990

I own a Honda CRX Si with miles on it I have never had any major problems with it However there is something that puzzles me When in fifth gear the engine turns at different rpm depending on the conditions...

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Should I shift into neutral when I'm stopped at a light?

01.01.1990

Is it harmful to a car's automatic transmission or engine to take it out of gear to neutral or park when stopped at a light Is it better to just leave it in drive My wife and I have been...

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My car's clock skips ahead four hours...

01.01.1990

I inherited my mother's Olds Cutlass I have driven it from British Columbia Canada to the Gulf of Mexico down the Baja and back generally trashing it It has survived very well except for one thing the dashboard clock every...

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Using the proper oil in your engine...

01.01.1990

I took my Mercury Sable for its first six-month service at miles The warranty booklet says to use W- oil in the engine The dealer used W- When I questioned it they said they use W- in every car I...

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What sort of gas should I put in my old Olds?

01.01.1990

First there was Gasoline Then there was Regular and Unleaded Now there's Unleaded and Super It so happens that we have an elderly Olds that we use to pull our horse trailer The book says to use Regular gas in...

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The truth about anti-lock breaks...

01.01.1990

After reading your real up-beat synopsis of anti-lock brakes I feel compelled to tell the downside I have them on my Buick Grand National and I thought they were great until the entire system needed to be replaced at a...

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Thoughts on the supercharged engine...

01.01.1990

I read your comments on the decreased longevity of turbo-charged engines You said that these particular engines don't last as long as their non-turbo counterparts What are your general feelings about the supercharged V- engine that is now being sold...

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Why does my plastic air deflector scrape the road in the cold?

01.01.1990

I purchased a new Chevy Celebrity Eurosport During the winter months the front plastic air deflector below the front bumper scrapes the road whenever I go over a bump The scraping only occurs when the temperature drops below degrees What...

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