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RAY: What did that emblem say?

TOM: Fiat. No? No.

RAY: No. He was, as we know, from the earlier --

TOM: I happen to know the answer.

RAY: Description, he's driving a diesel truck, but the emblem I see says, "Turbo charge."

TOM: Yes, indeed.

RAY: And the reason he can't shut the thing off is that the turbo charger has failed and it is sucking the crank case oil out of the engine.

TOM: We should mention that the way that you shut off an alter... a regular car is when you turn the key to the off position, you're stopping the spark from occurring.

RAY: Right. And the way you turn off a diesel --

TOM: Which ain't got no stinking spark --

RAY: No. You shut off the fuel.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: So, you close a valve which prevents fuel from getting from the tank to the injectors, and the engine obviously shuts down, but now with the turbo failed, it doesn't need the fuel in the tank anymore, it's using the motor oil as a fuel.

TOM: Umm.

RAY: And that's why the smoke is thick and black and ugly and vile and nasty.

TOM: And what's going to happen is it's going to suck all 38 quarts of oil out of that giant --

RAY: In about five minutes.

TOM: Out of that giant diesel engine and when the oil is gone, then it's --

RAY: Boom!

TOM: Gonna stop.

RAY: Pretty good, huh?

TOM: I, I, I like it.

RAY: Anyway, who's our winner this week?

TOM: Ah. We have a winner. Here it is. Ooh. The winner is Lee Vande Visse from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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