#2126: The Secret Male Handshake

Jun 26, 2021
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Katie’s roommate’s pseudo-scientific explanation for getting her Civic’s door stuck on a sidewalk struck her as bogus, so she’s turning to two pseudo-MIT grads. Can Tom and Ray separate truth from bogosity? Elsewhere, Tim and Pam need a ruling on whether his joyride on a washboard road crushed her Saturn’s engine mounts. Also, can Gene’s Corolla survive 100,000 miles with a leaking fuel pump and axle seal, and a dope slap reminder to check both daily; Flo’s Mazda has bad universal joints or jockey shorts that are too tight; and after two years of driving with a wobbling rear wheel has Keller’s luck run out? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

The boys open the show from the Car Talk Center for the Return of (unwanted) Father's Day gifts.

This Week's Puzzler

A Magnetizing Dinner Chez Magliozzi: What caused the dinner knives to become magnetized?

Last Week's Puzzler

Tire mounting... with but a few letters: What's the smallest number of letters needed to mark Sue's tires to guarantee that all four of them can get correctly installed in the spring?

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