This week on The Best of Car Talk, Jim thought he had a disaster on his hands after he left his gas cap off during a rain storm, but his pal came to the rescue by pouring mothballs into the gas tank. Can Tom and Ray give any explanation for why the mothballs got Jim’s truck running? Meanwhile, Ray’s got a theory about Heather’s Jeep’s popping noise that may win points for creativity and bogosity. Also, Patrick hopes the guys can help him design the perfect soapbox derby car; Ann needs assurance that putting a new engine in her beloved Fuego isn’t the most ridiculous idea ever; and has one of our listeners identified the true scent of a man? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Beware the Idles of March!
This Week's Puzzler
The Farmer’s Stone: Can you use four stones to measure any weight up to 40 pounds?
Last Week's Puzzler
One for the Ages: Can little Katie’s dad really be the same age as her grandfather?