This week on Car Talk, after a few sleepless night, and a few thousand listener emails, Tom and Ray are now able to answer last week's question about how to measure the fuel level in a cylindrical tank. Then, with math class adjourned, it's off to New York, where Dale took her Jeep in for a new starter-- and got a car back with so many new problems she's starting to think it might not be hers. Meanwhile, out in Pittsburgh, Rick's Corolla is veering to the right. Could his 350- pound carpool passenger be the cause? Also, the best way to sell a former fire chief's crown Vic, and how do you nicely get your neighbor to stop poisoning you while he's working on his car? All this, plus a historic, folkloric, and hopefully not idiotic Puzzler and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray explain how to solve the question from last week's show regarding how to measure fuel in a cylindrical gas.
This Week's Puzzler
The idea wasn't to catch the thief with a secret alarm or hidden cameras. They would catch the thief just by allowing him to siphon the gas and use in his own car. What was it about Maryann's car that made it easy to figure out who the gas thief was?
Last Week's Puzzler
What happened to the missing one dollar on the second sale day at the record store?