Robert S. Barnes
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What to check when buying a used car?
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How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle?
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Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time
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When do brake rotors really need to be replaced?
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What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of a Boxer engine?
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Is Prestone "All Makes/All Models" coolant *really* compatible with all models?
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Does flooring the throttle while traveling at lower speeds increase fuel consumption?
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Steering wheel shakes at high speeds
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How is engine load determined?
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Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
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What causes brakes to pulsate right after rotor and pad replacement?
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Any truth to the "myth" about changing transmission fluid in older vehicles?
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Is Paint Protection worth paying for?
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Multimeter - Basic Functionality and Howto
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Do I have to rely on wire color to correctly wire up an O2 sensor?
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How do you test analogue electrical circuits?
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Strange noise from timing belt area
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Is it normal for stop distance to be long on brand new brake pads?
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What could cause high HC and CO, but low NO and CO2 in a smog test
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What Can I Learn From Exhaust Manifold Temps?
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The poor man's Start Interrupt Switch -- non-obvious way to disable starting
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Brake Lights Won't go On, Tail Lights Won't go Off
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What is involved to recharge the Air Conditioning System?
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Where do spark plugs get their electricity?
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How can I clean the dirt build-up in my alternator?
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Recondition clear coat?
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What can cause a gasoline engine to suddenly & mysteriously stop (non-catastrophically)
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Can I use a Dexron III automatic transmission/power steering fluid where a Dexron II is required ?
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How to Detect a Bad Transmission When Buying a High Mileage Vehicle
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Doing my own fuel induction service - how to, and how difficult?