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#0940: The Dashboard Dog Food Dispenser

Original Air Date: 10.03.2009

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This week on Car Talk, a Ford Explorer becomes Fido's best friend, after dog food starts flying out of the air conditioning vent. Meanwhile, up in Alaska, fisherman Bill is worried that his Clark Forklift's starting problem may put the kibosh on this year's catch. Also, over-aggressive sap removal leaves a Suburban owner feeling like, well, a sap; a chirp that comes like clockwork vexes John in Maryland, and a Tercel screams its way to the coffee shop every morning. All this, plus the world's funniest jokes--that we can tell on radio, anyway--and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

How did the dispatcher find the heart attack victim? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Two travelers share their loaves of bread with a hungry vagabond. As thanks, the vagabond gives three coins to one man and five to the other. How should the coins have been split up? Find out!

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The world's funniest jokes.

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Show Review - 987

by Anonymous

timed out: ANTIFREEZE

by bgrogan

oops the box times out. not your radio show but newspaper column Saturday October 3 2009 in Wisconsin State Journal. humor is great but not at the cost of good information. Antifreeze-Coolant Propylene Glycol (also know as: PG) provides engine protection comparable to that provided by premium brand conventional ethylene glycol (AKA: EG) based coolants. These include engine protection: from freeze protection, boilover protection, corrosion prevention, and good heat transfer But, Propylene Glycol Antifreeze/Coolant is less toxic and safer than commonly used Ethylene Glycol Antifreez/Coolants to children, pets, and wildlife in case of spills, leaks, boilovers, or careless disposal. Due to careless antifreeze disposal by a friend, I lost a great cat. I now use PG in all my vechicles. The additional cost of this change is less then a single large fancy cup of coffee per car or truck, the tractor costs a bit more, like two cups of fully fatted double express grandé. b grogan

Creaking on a Ford

by wrenchr2

I'm surprised you guys don't know about using a needle adapter on a grease gun to lube the tie rod ends and ball joints to hush to creaking, just push the adapter through the rubber boot and fill it up. I've done it myself many times.

Favorite Moment: The grandma in NM with the choke sticking, I'm a little young fer her, but love Italian cooking.

Part Repeats

by Anonymous

I am going to preface this by saying that I'm not sure which is more pathetic: that I'm such a diehard listener to your show that I caught you at it, or that you're doing it. I downloaded your podcast -- as I do every week -- because I don't always get to hear the full show on the weekend. Listening on the drive in to work this morning I noticed a couple things. One: the dog food coming out of the vent I'd heard before. I could predict things said before anyone involved said anything. Secondly, you referred to a 1986 Tercel as a "thirteen year old car," so that segment is ten years old. And last of all, the puzzler about the heart-attack victim pulling off the highway is a repeat.

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