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Are products such as Lucas Oil or similar that promises better protection in engines are worth it or not? Thanks! Sandip
I have a 77 Corvette that has a small hood light that is on when the hood is up. It is been too hot to drive it lately, as the A/C does not work. I ran it about 2 weeks ago, and left the hood up after I turned it off, not thinking about the light. I have owned the car since 78, and have never done this before (left the hood up). I guess I did this time ...
Hi, I need advice and intelligent options. I have a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 GT (V6 3.0L 2972cc 181CID FI GAS N B). Since I first got her back in 2003, she has only broken down twice. The first time was in May of 2007. It was the transmission and that was five years ago. I had the entire tranny rebuilt at a place called Daffy Daves in Key West. While she was ...
There is water dripping out off the tailpipe as well as engine knocking when the SUV is running. Any ideas? Are they related?
My check engine light was on, so I checked the battery, no water! I added some and then I charged it. Now when you go to start car its like no connection. I waited a while and it starts! Any ideas?
Hi Patty my car is smoking from the back of the engine block. What could it be? I have 261,000 miles and have had the valve cover gasket replaced twice within the 10 years I have had the car.
My husband changed the oil pan gasket on our car. he put everything back on, filled with oil and when he started it up it makes this loud thumping noise from the engine. has he missed something?

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