#1744: Plane Talk

Nov 04, 2017
This week on The Best of Car Talk, it’s one thing to trust Tom and Ray with your car, but would you really want to rely on them for a problem with your airplane? Mort’s willing to take the chance to find out why his Piper is having trouble re-starting after a flight. The fact that this problem occurs on the ground may mollify our liability insurance carrier. Elsewhere, Sara got stuck in a drive-through car wash and can only get out of park by nudging her car from behind; Shirley thinks her husband is spending more to store his vintage Mustang than the car is worth; and Ed wants to try the “Johannesburg Jolt” to stop his cats from marking their territory on his car. All this, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Where is I.M, Shirley Wright?

This Week's Puzzler

Going Down Fast: Going down a long, steep grade, a car was gaining speed at an alarming rate even though the driver was in low gear - he had to use the brakes nearly the entire way down. Why didn't first gear help slow the car?

Last Week's Puzzler

Lost Wages in Vegas: A man goes to Vegas to gamble at a casino that requires a one-dollar entry and exit fee. He plays the slots for three days, each day losing half his money, finally ending up broke. How much money did he start with?

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