This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray try to help Mary in Minnesota sort through an ethical dilemma: Does she tell prospective buyers about her Accord's leaky water pump? Can Tom and Ray guide her to a clear conscience, or will their inner mechanics seize control? Meanwhile, Gerry in Colorado has developed a ballet worthy of George Balanchine to get his convertible's top up and down, but he'd like to retire the act; Tina in California took a hair-raising ride down a mountain in neutral, and then got some really scary advice about it from a friend; and, on Stump the Chumps, did Tom and Ray correctly identify the source of Dave in Utah's non mother-in-law-induced truck shimmy? All this, plus a few children's book titles that never made it past the editors, some puns we wish hadn't made it through, and lots more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a list of titles of unpublished kids' books-- and unpublished for a good reason!
This Week's Puzzler
How did the policeman know that the "Big Kahuna" had arrived just by looking at the car parked outside?
Last Week's Puzzler
What's was so unusual about the paragraph Ray read?