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Bumper to Bumper Radio, the car guys on KTAR, 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ, broadcast every Saturday from 11:00 am to noon. On this show, Dave Riccio of Tri-City Transmission in Tempe, AZ and Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ  talks about radiators and how maintenance and repair has evolved with time. Also on this show:

  • Important radiator maintenance and tips.
  • How weather conditions in Arizona affect the maintenance needs for your radiator.
  • What factors affect the lifetime of your radiator.
  • How lower cost has shifted repairs into replacements in certain vehicles.
  • 1993 Honda Civic: This car isn’t driven very often, and now the starter is sputtering. Do you know what is causing this?
  • 1994 Isuzu Pickup: I’ve been noticing a “knocking” sound recently. Do you think this has anything to do with my EGR valve?
  • 2000 Chevrolet Pickup: When I purchased this vehicle there were no maintenance records available concerning my fuel pump. While in idle for around 5 minutes I’m beginning to smell gasoline. It only leaks every so often though, do you have any advice?
  • Semi Truck: Have you ever heard of waterless coolant? If so what are your thoughts?
  • 2002 Buick Century: While in idle my radiator begins to heat up. Could this have something to do with the fan?
  • 1941 Willys: I’ve had the body off of this car for around 3 months. By letting the engine sit like that I worry about complications. Should I be hand-turning it or do you think I’ll be alright?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1993 Honda Civic, 1994 Isuzu Pickup, 2000 Chevrolet Pickup, Semi Trucks, 2002 Buick Century, 1941 Willys.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.