This week on Car Talk, Ed in Pennsylvania needs to choose an engine for the airplane he's building in his garage. The phone lines at Plane Talk must've been busy, because he's seeking guidance from Tom and Ray. Will Tom and Ray suggest the cheaper engine, even if it means an occasional mid-air stall? Meanwhile, Mary in Milwaukee loves her new vintage Ford Galaxy, except for the little problem that it doesn't like to run in cold weather. Also, guilt-racked Cindy wonders if she cooked her engine driving in a post-carbon-monoxide-poisoned daze; David in Brookline, MA, needs help de-crowifying his Saab; and is a trip to the Giggle Hut the secret to good health? All this and more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Why laughter might be better than the gym.
This Week's Puzzler
All these different words have something in common. Can you figure out what?
Last Week's Puzzler
Driving down the highway, a guy hears a loud bang. He limps to a mechanic who estimates 2,500 dollars in body work. What was wrong?