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If Your Engine Loses Water, Is It the Head Gasket?

Head gasket failure is a logical conclusion – but don’t assume the worst yet. First, top up the radiator with the engine cold and park the car overnight with the radiator cap off. In the morning, feel for wetness around all hose stubs, hoses, core plugs, the water pump and its spindle, and any other

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How to cure chalky flat paint

How to Cure Chalky Flat Paint

If you’re lucky, the whitening or ‘chalking’ may simply be heavy surface oxidation. In this case, a good polishing session should revive it. A heavy-duty cutting paste such as Farecla G6 may do the trick. Do it one panel at a time, finishing off with the lighter G3 compound then a quality, slightly abrasive wax

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How Can I Touch Up Damaged Paint?

Touching in the damage as you describe will never win any awards for prettiness, but it can do an excellent job of preserving the panels against further rust pitting. You’ll first need to remove the scabby paint and as much of the rust underneath as possible. For the smallest nicks, we’d suggest the tip of

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How Can I Reduce Oil Consumption?

Modern engines use very little oil. This sometimes has disastrous results when owners forget about the necessity to check it altogether. In the classic world, however, we take a curious pleasure from inspecting our dipsticks on a regular basis. Topping-up is a pleasure, rather than a chore. But where does it all go to? The

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What are the Pros and Cons of Converting to LPG?

Potential buyers are often frightened by LPG – but a good, professional installation is nothing to worry about. A few extra holes are drilled for the tank, regulator and so on, but the gas filler nozzle (often set into the rear wing) can be mounted on a discreet bracket under the car for painless removal

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