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#0838: What's a Few Thousand RPM Between Friends?

Original Air Date: 09.20.2008

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This week on Car Talk, what happens when a couple share a car? Chances are, they wind up disagreeing about something. Fortunately, we have Tom and Ray to referee! In this case, the auto-relational dispute involves Alexandria and Kellin, and when best to shift their Scion. Will our hosts bring the wisdom of Solomon, something a little more inane... or a little bit of each? Also, field research from listeners on Heidi's "every last drop" gas station technique, a poorly-steered answer on Stump the Chumps, and a magnetic new puzzler straight from the Magliozzi dinner table. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

A Magliozzi family dinner confronts a curiosity: magnetic knives. What's going on? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Zeke and Zach apply for work at the pig farm-- but are their cars reliable enough to get them the jobs? Find out!

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Follow-up from our listeners, regarding the Heidi call: How much gas do you get out of the hose at the gas station, if you shake it once it's done pumping?

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how many

by pcristiano

finally. puzzlers in and out.

Favorite Moment: there are three san francisco,s plus six other san francisco plus'es. (is that correct?)

What's the proper etiquette for pumping gas?

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