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#0824: Into the Abyss of the Diff

Original Air Date: 06.14.2008

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This week on Car Talk, how do you remove a foreign body from your differential? Before you call in CSI Wrench, we should explain that the "body" is merely the rubber tip from the air gun our caller Jason was using on his Land Rover. Will he and 50 of his beefiest buds need to flip the Rover over, or can he let it mature, and allow tons of grinding British steel to do their thing? Also, a valuable lesson for mechanics: when a customer complains about her brakes making noise, don't tell her the problem is hormonal; why one caller's dad may be headed to the State Pen, and, some highly scientific and only slightly limb-threatening advice from Tommy! All this, a new puzzler from Ray's Spring Break series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

From Ray's Spring Break series: which truck will take off faster from the stop light, the cement truck or the 18-wheeler with the covered load? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How many eggs were in the basket that Tommy tipped over? Find out!

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What women really look for in guys, when it comes to cars.

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