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#0648: The Grinderman Double-Clutches

Original Air Date: 12.03.2006

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This week, a recent graduate of Car Talk Remedial Clutching 101 lives to tell his tale--barely. Also, Chris wonders if his '90 Civic has proven a Darwinian theory of transmission evolution. Bill kissed a concrete barrier on the turnpike, and the best solution might just involve some matching duct tape. Ed's GMC pickup made it through the Great Depression and World War Two, but may have finally met its match--the Grinderman. A Pathfinder named Stinky rebels, and can technology help Kathleen stop the men in her lives from being jerks? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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Italian glassblowers used this word to describe their less-than-satisfactory results... and the word is still in use today in English. What is it? Find out!

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Show Open Topic

Hear what happened when Steve tried Tom and Ray's Remedial Clutching 101.

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Show Review - 56

by Anonymous

Not for the Orthopedically Queasy

Listener John Carroll shares a pretty weird sequence of clutch-related events.

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