Show Rundown

#0816: Welcome to the Shnerdling

Original Air Date: 04.19.2008
Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray mention the new PBS NOVA show they're hosting next week, "Car of the Future." Plus, they finally define..... "Schnerdling."

Call 1

Jenny Aiksnoras (, New York) - 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

Her convertible is leaking. Every time it rains, her seatbelt is soaking wet. She can

Call 2

Barnaby Fry (Oakland, California) - 1996 Subaru Legacy

A heat shield/clutch question. It

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Evyn Mitchell (Portland, Oregon) - 1996 Nissan Pickup

transmission/clutch/engine questions. It

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Pete Boland (Larkspur, California) - 2001 Jaguar XJ8

A driving/marital/baby safety question. His wife says it

Call 5

Kelly Beals (Knoxville, Tennessee) - 2001 Volvo V70

A question about brakes. It makes a snake-like hissing noise in the floor boards. If she taps the brake, it stops. Faulty seal that

Call 6

Sarah Caldwell (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

A body/interior/cosmetic/relationship. Her boyfriend just bought the car, he loves it. She was eating a chocolate bar in it, and accidentally dropped a piece of it, which melted into the upholstery. He said it wasn

Call 7

Joe Scarborough (Charlotte, North Carolina) - 1996 Ford F150

fuel/propane question. Tire repair guy found a 100 pound propane tank he didn

Call 8

Sara Adler (New York, New York) - 2004 Volvo S80

Loud, screeching sound In torrential rain, after driving on highway for for 40-45 minutes. Ray finally decided she lost her splash guard, and what she was hearing was a belt underneath. Wrong answer--turned out to be a bent bracket, causing noise in propeller shaft.