This week on Car Talk, Ben's band is about to embark on a cross-country tour. They can't get a van, so the vehicle of choice is Ben's ancient Volvo 145. Will they make it to any gigs on time, or will they be performing solely for Volvo mechanics across the U.S.? Elsewhere, Rush's Land Rover is now infused with the aroma of rancid butter, after a stick of it melted on his dashboard, and coursed its way through his entire ventilation system. Will he ever be able to get rid of the stink, without the use of a flame thrower? Also, Anwen's fuel pump is making noise, despite her mechanic's insistence that it's fine; physics teacher Mike needs a better answer than "magic" to explain rear view mirrors; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Prashanth introduced his new wife to his old Corolla, and if honesty earned him a trip to Divorce Court. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
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This Week's Puzzler
There's something odd about this particularly puzzling paragraph. What is it?
Last Week's Puzzler
Can you pick a bogus coin out of 50 coins... in only four weighings?