This week on Car Talk, why does Michelle have to rock her car violently to get it to start? Tom and Ray have a highly advanced technical explanation, involving Eddie and Edie Electron. Elsewhere, the Magliozzis try to bring holiday peace to two married couples. First, Veronica's husband wants to re-live his childhood by buying a vintage Land Rover that's likely to spend more time sitting in the front yard than moving along the road. Later, Reed's wife wants to use his beloved Ford Bronco to tow her horse trailer. Also, retired mechanic Steve wants to try to change his own timing belt, but is worried about incurring the Wrath of Mom; and Jim's nephew used a bottle to scrape ice off the windshield of Jim's Tercel. Is the solution a buffing, or a bricking? All this and
Show Open Topic
Two British listeners response to a Magliozzi culinary critique.
This Week's Puzzler
Rocco and Throckmorton Locked in the Trunk: How could Throckmorton possibly have survived for hours?
Last Week's Puzzler
Following the City Bus: Why does Ray look forward to following the bus?