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#1130: Tickling the Electrons

Original Air Date: 07.23.2011

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This week on Car Talk, are you ready for some wacko theories? Dennis in California puts Tom and Ray to the test, pondering his friend's contention that the best way to charge a dead car battery is by turning on every accessory in sight. Is there anything to this notion of "tickling the electrons"? Elsewhere in Wackyland, Jenny is convinced that her Civic has a harder time starting when its gas tank's not full; Linda needs to retro-fit her ATV to make it a good Summer sled-dog training vehicle; and mechanic-turned-sculptor Coby learns what happens when you add a few extra tons to a half-ton pickup. All this, plus some choice Last Words, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

3rd Open: Mail--The Poem ??Tom Green??s Auto?? and Puzzler Apology 1:50 Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

2nd Open: Mail. ??Last Words?? 2:15 from 0128. Also used in 0629) Find out!

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Gas conservation idea - brick in the gas tank.

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When talking to the lady from Alaska you faled to mention that cars to day can't be towed at hi speeds and a long distends she will haft to hall it on a trailer My wife and I listen to your show every sunday at 10 & 2 in the pickup on sirius raido this is in Wyoming . Know more needs sead

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