This week on Car Talk, find out if Tom and Ray helped Heidi from Michigan persuade her tennis-pro husband not to make a timing belt replacement his maiden voyage of the SS Auto Repair. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Linda's worried about the brakes on her Honda, after the "brilliant young man who got fired after two weeks" at the Kwikie Lube put the wrong fluid in. Also, a Ford Escort gets revenge on an owner who forced it to lug around a hang glider, mud-bogging takes its toll on a pick-up, and what's the perfect car for a family en route from Vermont to Belize? All this, plus some brutally painful writing, and lots more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Atrocious opening sentences, courtesy of the Bulwer-Lytton Awards.
This Week's Puzzler
Why can George's son get a beer once with his ID... but not the second time?
Last Week's Puzzler
What the heck is an engine's "710" cap? Now's your chance to find out.