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About Blue Devil Head Gasket sealant. Is the record of success as good for the 2000 Jetta 2.0 engine as it is for any other engine? I read that the smaller bottle was working good for a small engine and that it is not necessary to remove the thermostat. I guess you would want to warm it up so that the thermostat is open before installing the sealant. What ...
I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier, with a 4 cylinder engine. I am preparing to move across country, 2,000 miles or so. The car is in good shape. I am just wondering how safe it is to install a hitch and tow a 4x8 U-Haul trailer. The thing is, they tell me that it is safe at 1,100 pounds total. I want to be certain that my car will not be damaged if I do this. ...
I just got a used Dodge Caravan from my parents. The van has sat idle for about 8 years. What do I need to do to get it safe to drive. We just changed the dead battery. None of the service lights go on so I wonder if it is safe to drive on a 2 hour trip.
Hi Ladies, I have an issue with my 00 Xterra. I have a very strong gasoline odor coming from the vehicle after I drive it. It eventually goes away, but when I pull into the garage, the fumes are horrible. I have taken it to the shop, and they said there are not any fuel leaks. The only thing I notice is that when I take the gas cap off, it appears ...
I am looking at buying a 2007 PT Cruiser. I keep hearing about problems with oil and I am not sure if this car is mechanically sound?
I have been having a problem starting my car for several months now. One interesting thing about it is that it is never in the morning, it always happens after the car has warmed up. I have had a distributor cap changed, main relay changed because of that and the problem still keeps coming back. It cranks but does not turn over. The battery was also ...
I recently had a flat tire & the car had to be towed because the lugs (as usual) were too tight for the AAA mechanic to remove the tire himself. As a result, I not only had to get a new tire, but 3 of the 4 lugs and one of the studs had to be replaced. How do I get shop mechanics to stop over tightening lugs and how tight should they be?

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