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Lame Joke: The Job Application

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Crusty's young nephew, Cranky, applied for a position as mechanic at Click & Clack's garage. 

Jul 01, 1990

Time to cut bait with my '83 Sentra...

Dear Car Talk

It's time to fish or cut bait with my Nissan Sentra it needs a new engine The question is do I fix it or do I dump it Bob RAY Fix it TOM Dump it RAY Wait a minute did...

Jul 01, 1990

What to do about my lousy oil filters...

Dear Car Talk

I have a four-cylinder Toyota pick up truck It has miles on it and I change the oil every miles The last two times I changed the oil I noticed that there was very little oil in the filter there...

oil filters

Jul 01, 1990

Intalling a grease pit...

Dear Car Talk

I'm building a new building and would like to install a grease pit for servicing and repairing my car and pick-up Where can I find information on the proper size depth etc Elmer TOM Well we have some obvious tips...

DIY

Jul 01, 1990

How does an 8-6-4 engine work?

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago one of the Big Three offered on a limited basis a car with a V engine which had a switch on the dashboard that allowed the operator to turn off two or four of the cylinders...

engines Cadillac

Jun 01, 1990

Waking a car from a 15-year slumber...

Dear Car Talk

I HAVE A CADILLAC THAT HASN'T BEEN STARTED IN OVER YEARS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE AT TEMPTING TO START THE CAR TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE JACK TOM THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO BEFORE YOU START IT...

storage

Jun 01, 1990

Is it okay for engine oil to smell like gasoline?

Dear Car Talk

WHILE CHANGING THE OIL IN MY MAZDA RX- THE MECHANIC NOTICED A STRONG GASOLINE ODOR IN THE OIL THE MIXTURE WOULD NOT IGNITE TWO MAZDA SERVICE DEPARTMENTS ASSURED ME OVER THE PHONE THAT THIS WAS COMMON DUE TO THE DESIGN...

smells Mazda

Jun 01, 1990

Why won't my air-conditioner work when I'm driving uphill?

Dear Car Talk

HELP I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT OCCURS WHEN I'M ACCELERATING UP A HILL IN MY DODGE ARIES THE COLD AIR FROM THE AIR-CONDITIONER WILL STOP COMING OUT OF THE DASHBOARD VENTS AND START COMING OUT THROUGH THE FLOOR VENTS WHEN...

air conditioning

Jun 01, 1990

The Click and Clack Cockamamie Ergonomics Award:

Dear Car Talk

DO YOU HAVE ANY CONTENDERS FOR THE CLICK AND CLACK COCKAMAMIE ERGONOMICS AWARD TOM YOU BET I DO THIS WEEK I NOMINATE OUR GOOD BUDDIES FROM ACROSS THE SEA--RANGE ROVER I LIKE RANGE ROVERS BUT THEY HAVE REALLY GONE OUT...

awards Land Rover Range Rover

Jun 01, 1990

Do Yugo parts still exist?

Dear Car Talk

I HAVE A YUGO IS THERE ANYONE LEFT WHO STILL CARRIES PARTS FOR YUGOS OR SHOULD I DUMP IT I'VE ALSO HEARD THAT YUGO WAS VOTED CAR OF THE YEAR BY THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION NICK RAY WE CAN'T...

Yugo