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The E in Formula E Stands for "Excitement"

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Jul 19, 2018

OK, OK, it actually stands for "electric." It's catching on, as Formula E rounds out its fourth season with growing support and fast-paced action--even without big gas engines.

electric vehicles racing

Apr 01, 1990

Where do I find a "rare part" for my Ford Thunderbird?

Dear Car Talk

I am trying to locate an exhaust manifold for a Ford Thunderbird I am having a very difficult time Ford has not been able to help me Do you know of any way I might find such a rare part...

classic cars auto parts

Mar 01, 1990

Your mechanic is raking you over the coals.

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I have a ' station wagon that I use to take senior citizens to doctors' offices and hospitals Many times over the last three months when I turn the ignition it just clicks The mechanic has installed new plugs new...

mechanics starters

Mar 01, 1990

Rear tire blowouts v. front tire blowouts...

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Which is more dangerous and harmful to a driver's ability to control his or her vehicle while in motion a front tire blowout or a rear tire blowout Bruce TOM Gee Bruce what an interesting question The conventional wisdom USED...

tires safety

Mar 01, 1990

The oil and vinegar will be at the bottom.

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On a Crown Victoria which is sitting on a level floor with the proper amount of oil in it what part of the crank shaft is submerged in that oil David TOM None Some of the herbs and croutons may...

oil

Mar 01, 1990

A crusade to improve battery safety...

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Hardly a month goes by when you don't read about how dangerous car batteries can be We are told over and over again to be very careful jumpstarting them So why don't battery manufacturers take more care in labeling the...

batteries safety

Mar 01, 1990

Do I have to replace the stems with the tires?

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Do you really have to get the stems replaced whenever you buy new tires or is this something the tire stores use to make a little extra money Jeff TOM This question calls for another one of the Click and...

tires maintenance

Mar 01, 1990

Is it okay to let a car sit undriven for six months?

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My son's Subaru station wagon will be parked at my house for six months while he is out of the country What do I need to do to ensure it will run when he returns How often should it be...

storage

Mar 01, 1990

How often should I service my car after it reaches 65,000 miles?

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I have a Ford Escort GT with miles Since the owners manual doesn't go above miles on the maintenance chart how do I know what kind of maintenance is required after Michael TOM Watson come quickly I need you I've...

maintenance

Mar 01, 1990

What are benefits of fuel injection?

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Is fuel injection better than a carburetor What are the advantages of fuel injection Bill TOM For the first hundred years all cars ran great with carburetors that's all there was But carburetors did not accurately control the amount of...

fuel injection