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Inflate This?

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RAY: Here's the answer. Because they had the hose and they had the truck engine, they took out one of the spark plugs and screwed the hose into one of the cylinders and started the engine.

TOM: Um hm.

RAY: And don't forget, your truck engine or your car engine makes about 125 or more psi. So they inflated the tire with a mixture of air and gasoline, unfortunately, but at least they got the tire on the road.

TOM: That's excellent.

RAY: Yeah, so he drove along until he had another blow out. Do we have a winner?


TOM: The winner this week is Don Buffalo from Simi Valley, California, and for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Don is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com with which he can get our solid brass, more or less, old-fashioned tire gauge with a real classic old-style, round pressure dial and a sturdy separate hose, perfect for when you have a blow out on a remote, desert road.

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