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Mar
16
revised Why can some cars go through water while others can't?
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Mar
15
comment What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car?
Water will boil at a lower temperature, however, water is a better conductor of heat than antifreeze, so your assumption that water wouldn't work as well in hot climates seems incomplete. In climates where freezing is never an issue, water would be a better fit for the job, were it not for a little problem called rust, antifreeze is still necessary for rust prevention.
Mar
15
answered What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car?
Mar
15
revised Does accelerating faster worsen fuel efficiency?
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Mar
15
revised Does accelerating faster worsen fuel efficiency?
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Mar
15
answered Does accelerating faster worsen fuel efficiency?
Mar
14
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Mar
14
comment Hissing Sound when Turning Sharp
Probably something steering related... does it have power steering? When did this start? Side note: your Jeep is 33 years old, if the only thing wrong with it is a hissing sound, you deserve a pat on the back.
Mar
14
reviewed No Action Needed Hissing Sound when Turning Sharp
Mar
12
comment Oil in the radiator, but no coolant in the oil
Think about that little bit of lubricant that comes on a new water pump or a new thermostat, etc. Oil is lighter than water and coolant, so any trace of it is going to end up at the top, which is right where the cap is.
Mar
10
answered Oil in the radiator, but no coolant in the oil
Mar
3
comment What could cause a metal-on-metal noise when braking only while backing?
That's true too, on cold foggy mornings my brakes can be a little cranky when I pull out of the driveway, but usually you have to listen to notice, it's not very obvious.
Mar
3
accepted Hazards work but turn signals do not
Mar
3
comment Hazards work but turn signals do not
Sure enough, after taking out the switch it's evident that the problem was inside it. Not to worry mikes, there is no airbag.
Mar
3
answered What could cause a metal-on-metal noise when braking only while backing?
Mar
3
answered 1993 Jeep stalls on acceleration, floods, hard to start
Mar
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Mar
1
reviewed No Action Needed What happens if a single spark plug unexpectedly goes down in a multi-cylinder engine?
Mar
1
comment Most important preventive maintenance for high-mileage car?
Who said you would only get about 2 or 3 more years out of it? If you're changing the oil and replacing the belts regularly, in all likelihood that engine will last another 5 or 10 years with ease.
Mar
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