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Streetside: 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector - Evocative Utility

Philip Ruth

Philip Ruth | Oct 18, 2017

Funny what you find in front of a nearby AutoZone on an evening fuel filter run - a super-rare 1984 Dodge Rampage, complete with the Prospector trim package.

Dodge

Jan 01, 1996

I am years old I am writing you about my...

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I am years old I am writing you about my dad's car He has a Dodge Aries with a four cylinder engine fuel injection and an automatic transmission The car has miles Over the past year the car has developed...

Jan 01, 1996

Could letting the engine run idle for 36 hours do any damage?

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While I was away on business my wife locked her keys inside her car She decided to wait until I got home to unlock it but unfortunately she didn't realize the car was running Approximately hours later when I got...

engines idling

Jan 01, 1996

How do I replace the fuel filter on my Ford F150?

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I own a ' Ford F- with the ever famous liter cylinder engine It also has the five speed manual transmission I love this truck and would not give it up for anything--especially since it's paid for The problem is...

filters DIY Ford F150

Jan 01, 1996

Is it true you get better gas mileage using cruise control? Why?

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I recently purchased a ' Ford Probe Cars certainly have come a long way since I last bought one years ago I'm new to cruise control but it didn't take very long to be sold on it However I have...

cruise control fuel economy

Jan 01, 1996

How often does my Honda Civic need a valve adjustment?

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I recently purchased an ' Honda Civic One issue of The Consumer Guide Used Car Book says valves must be adjusted every miles to prevent engine woes Later issues of the book do not mention this What is your opinion...

valves maintenance

Jan 01, 1996

How to test your starter to see if it's functioning correctly.

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I have a Toyota Celica Sport Coupe Two months ago after driving about ten miles to a shopping mall I returned to my car and it wouldn't start The ignition was completely dead I got a jump and whipped over...

starters

Dec 01, 1995

Does 20mph in speed make a difference in fuel efficiency?

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Please help settle a dispute with a colleague She insists that there is a negligible difference in the amount of gas used going mph vs mph I say there is an optimum gas saving speed and for most cars that...

fuel economy

Dec 01, 1995

How long can I store anti-freeze?

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I bought three gallons of Prestone anti freeze several years ago but used only one What is the shelf life of this stuff Will RAY Forever It'll keep your shelf from freezing forever Will TOM Actually a couple of years...

coolant storage

Dec 01, 1995

Check your cap and hoses before replacing your radiator.

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I have an ' Dodge Omni I can fill the radiator itself to the top while the overflow bottle remains at MIN After I drive and let the car cool off the overflow bottle is at MAX and the radiator...

radiators hoses