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Reader Question: Carb Spacers?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Mike asks: I know you're an old school carburetor guy so I figured you'd be the right guy to ask about putting spacers...

Reader Question: Bug Out Ute?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Tim asks: My wife and I are planning to buy a large used SUV that needs to satisfy the following criteria: 1. We...

Government Assistance, Sort Of . . .

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The government occasionally does us a service, but always inadvertently. One such being that modern vehicles can go longer in between oil changes, tune-ups, coolant changes and other basic maintenance. This...

Reader Question: Changing Wheels?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Mike asks: I have an Acura MDX with 18 inch wheels and the ride is firmer than I'd like. I have been told...

Reader Question: Radar Detectors Still Worth It?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kristin asks: Is it still worth getting a radar detector given how many cops use Instant On to peg "speeders"? My understanding is...

Reader Question: 90,000 Mile Service – or a New Car?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sandy asks:I own a 2008 Honda Pilot, bought new, zero problems and no problems lurking that I am aware of. Called dealer and...

A Manual . . . If You Can Find One!

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Subaru sent me another 2021 Crosstrek to drive this week because the car I was supposed to get became indisposed for some reason.  I've already reviewed this little Soobie (here) so...

Reader Question: Mechanically Injected Diesels?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Craig asks: You said in a past post that '90s-era Rams were highly desired trucks and you went on to mention the mechanical...

Reader Question: Highlander Engines?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! David asks: Do you have any recommendations regarding the difference in the dependability of the 2.7 L four or the 3.5 L six,...

Reader Question: ’98 Benz eKey Issue?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! David asks: I Recently purchased a 1998 Mercedes E300. It has 177K miles on the odometer. It was owned by a man who...
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