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Blue Haze

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All car engines burn oil.  That being the correct term, rather than "use"  - which isn't. It’s an inevitability arising from the fact that they are designed to. Lubrication being necessary to keep...

“Good Ideas” . . . and Maybe Not So Much

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It would be idiotic to argue that the dual reservoir master cylinder is a bad idea; that it was better to have a simpler, single reservoir master cylinder - as most...

The “Free” 32 Point Inspection

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One of the oldest tricks used to sell people things is to offer them something for "free." And one of the best examples of this bait-and-switch is the "free" 32 Point...

What to Know About Going Old . . . Before You Do!

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Really old cars are becoming popular again - not so much because they are collectible but rather because they are practical. Some are capable of exceeding the highest-mileage figures posted by any...

Reader Question: Older Trucks?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Cliff asks: I heard just a minute of your conversation with Bryan Hyde today and was very impressed with your comments regarding older...

Affordable Used Cars Are Still Available . . . If You Wait for Them

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Not all used cars are expensive cars - you just have to know where to look for them. And how to wait for them. A friend of mine recently did just that....

Maintenance Musings

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Imagine having to remove the oil pan to drain the oil from the engine in your car. This is the procedure you generally have to follow when changing the fluid inside...

Reader Question: Splicing Brake Lines?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Rob asks: I've read it's not safe to section together two piece of brake line that have been cut (as to remove a...

Drop Forged . . .

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There’s an old joke you may have heard about tools made in (say it like Trump)  . . . China. It says "drop forged" on the box it came in. Yup...

Reader Question: States Where Insurance Isn’t Mandatory?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Brian writes: You've always talked about the immorality of forced insurance. You live in Virginia. Is insurance really not required in Virginia? Or...
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