#1125: Book This, Rebecca

Jun 18, 2011
This week on Car Talk, Dad gets equal time. Topher, whose daughter Rebecca rebelled against his strict record-keeping, checks in to explain the origins of his now-infamous little maintenance book, and whether Rebecca really is off the family payroll. Another follow-up comes from Car Talk's on-call chemist, Jim Davis, who's been in the lab trying to get Sprite to char a leather car seat. In new business, Cameron's got a starter that's been screeching for 8 months; Bill in Maine is hoping to get one working Probe out of the three in his driveway; and Episcopal priest Jep is wondering if he needs to grant absolution to the mechanic who may have messed up his timing belt job. And, from Germany, a fiery "Hey guys, watch this!" story. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

What happens when a German barbecue goes haywire? You're about to find out!

This Week's Puzzler

Can you figure out what's draining the life out of Rob's '92 Olds?

Last Week's Puzzler

What colored caps are Mr. Brown, Mr. White and Mr. Green wearing? See if you figured out Ray's curious cap conundrum.

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Great show! Love the fact that i learn about fixing cars under a hillarious condition. Good job guys!
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best show for a long time

as a German I loved how you pronounced the German name as part of the Spiegel story, please repeat it next Sunday, Fan in CA Your Review: Review Tips Favorite Moment:of Der Spiegel story.
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