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Hi There, I found your web site while looking for a network of female kit car builders. I live in the UK and am about to embark on building 1940 style racing car in kit form. The running gear will be stripped from a 1984 jaguar xj6 4.2 manual. My partner and I have done some simple car maintenance previously but never reconditioned an engine before.I ...
I have a 1998 Oldsmobile/Cutlass, 6 cylinder, 28,000 (original). Recently, my mechanic said that he discovered a small puddle of antifreeze lying on the engine. He said it was a gasket with a bill of $700.00 for repair. He explained that 1998 Oldsmobiles are noted for this problem. Is this true? Can a person add an additive to the radiator to seal the ...
Hi Patty I will be buying a new car in the next few weeks. Two of the models I am interested in are the Pontiac Vibe and the Toyota Matrix. In reading the avail spec info on line, all I can really determine is a difference in the transmissions. Are they both made by Toyota? Are there any other mechanical or engineering differences that you can point ...
I have a 2000 sable with a bad cylinder number 5 ignition pack. How do I find out which cylinder is cylinder number 5? this is a duratec 24valve engine v6 Thanks
I have a 2007 VW Passat. A friend recently told me the newer passats are having serious engine problems and I should trade my asap. What do you think?
So my Service Engine light came on and I had taken it to a part store to see what
The engine light went off this week, and the auto place says I have an evaporation problem by the fuel tank. He advised the gas tank will have to come out to check the hoses before they can give me an idea if that\

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