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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    Eric started a thread Where's Ralph? in Motor Mouth
    Ralph Nader made his name ďexposingĒ the design defects (as he styled them) of the Chevy Corvair. Leaving aside the fact that what he styled a...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Eric started a thread TimeBomb in Motor Mouth
    In just seven yearsí time - unless Trump does something before his four years are up - the average fuel efficiency of the average car will have to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 06:40 AM
    Car journalists arenít supposed to be car salesmen. Or at least - if they are - they have an obligation to tell you they are. Else you might think...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 06:31 AM
    Eric started a thread Where's Ralph? in Motor Mouth
    Ralph Nader made his name ďexposingĒ the design defects (as he styled them) of the Chevy Corvair. Leaving aside the fact that what he styled a...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-11-2017, 02:28 PM
    Eric started a thread bbb in Motor Mouth
    The Renewable Fuels Standard - which requires a certain percentage of ethanol (and biofuel diesel) be mixed into the nationís fuel supply - was sold...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 08:04 AM
    What makes the Ford Edge not just another crossover SUV? Two things. One, its size. It falls in between mid-sized and super-sized. Two unusually...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-08-2017, 01:15 PM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    I think this car may have had NOx emissions of more than the maximum 80mg/km allowed under our Euro 6 (2014) legislation. ​I could be wrong, of...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-08-2017, 12:04 AM
    grouch replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Hmmmm.......imagine this "rolling" down the roads in Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBQFnUgv37c For people who don't know what...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 12:26 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    I've only "rolled coal" once. I had just got a truck and was taking it home. I eventually took the chip out of the computer as it failed and freaked...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 08:19 AM
    The Toyota Tundra hasn't changed much over the past ten years - but that's not necessarily a bad thing . . .when it comes to trucks. For instance:...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 08:18 AM
    <p>The Toyota Tundra hasn't changed much over the past ten years - but that's not necessarily a <em>bad</em> thing &nbsp;. . .when it comes to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 08:08 AM
    Eric started a thread Electric car Putsch in Motor Mouth
    Itís not just the government thatís pushing electric cars. The media is equally complicit. Both are engaged in what has to be described as nothing...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 08:02 AM
    Eric started a thread Trannies... in Motor Mouth
    Well, no - itís not what you thought. This column isnít about Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner. It is about your carís transmission. About pros - and cons....
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  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 07:23 AM
    They've never found any reason to fail my seven-year-old Citroen! . . . and here's a picture of a real Lada:
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 06:54 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Hm, most of what you have said would cause our greener than green politicians to have a fit of the vapours and introduce even more restrictive...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 07:15 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Where I live, we don't even have emissions testing. Back in the early 1970's, there was a safety inspection program. In Britain and even Kalifonia,...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 01:35 PM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    A Mercedes has been a 'Merc' to me for as long as I can remember, in fact as long as a BMW has been a 'Beemer'. Similarly few people say...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 05:33 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    The Lada was more than a little prone to rust and failure and so became the butt of many 'Lada' jokes. Why do Ladas have heated rear windows? - To...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 08:35 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    I've heard of, and seen them on video, but I've never seen a Lada here in the U.S. I collect the DVD's of "Top Gear" and see what terms are used....
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-04-2017, 10:45 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Man! - If that car had been a Lada all that oil would have trebled its salvage value. Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-03-2017, 07:12 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    I got a car with a seized engine in the salvage yard once. I made it a rule to check everything before breaking an otherwise good car apart. Put a...
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  • ducky1776's Avatar
    10-02-2017, 03:13 PM
    Well, this is strange. It was on first thing this morning and after the first stop, it's now off again. I'm still taking it to the shop tomorrow.
    4 replies | 146 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    10-02-2017, 11:56 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Reminds me of a friend of mine, Jock Topin, who ran a very steady car servicing and tuning business specialising in all Jaguar cars. He...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    10-02-2017, 09:33 AM
    Eric started a thread Oil Change Pratfalls in Motor Mouth
    Changing a carís oil is pretty simple - so itís surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by ďprofessionalsĒ . . . who actually arenít....
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  • ducky1776's Avatar
    10-01-2017, 04:59 PM
    I checked all the fluids before I did anything else. That's when I saw my neighbor and he told me AutoZone would check the codes for free. The only...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    10-01-2017, 12:57 PM
    Check your fluid IF you have a dipstick. For some reason, manufacturers are doing away with dipsticks on transmissions. This makes you unable to...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    10-01-2017, 04:40 AM
    Quack, quack, Ducky. From previous experience with a Merc that actually did seriously overheat its transmission oil I would say just take it easy...
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  • ducky1776's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 05:56 PM
    So, here I am at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and my Check Engine Light comes on. Neighbor suggested I take it to AutoZone to check the codes...
    4 replies | 146 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 01:18 PM
    The last of a thing is often a cause for nostalgia, even regret. The new thing may be objectively superior and hard to fault by the numbers. But...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    09-30-2017, 01:09 PM
    The Ford Transit Connect isn't technically a minivan, but in several ways - most notably its size - it's more deserving of the name than the...
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