This week on Car Talk, absence makes the heart grow more devious, as illness forces Ray to miss a trip South. Loving brother Tom gets an unique opportunity to deliver on his promise not to let Ray out of his thoughts with the perfect memento, courtesy of his accomplice, Ray's son Drew. Familial relations are also on the table in Michigan, where Heidi is looking for a gentle way to discourage her non-English speaking, tennis pro husband from trying to change the timing belt on their Volvo, and in Oregon, where Peter's about to get in deep doo-doo with his mother-in-law. Also, does stressing over the long-term health of your mid-life-crisis convertible's hood negate its mid-life-crisis curative powers? And, the burning question of the week--is knitting in the front seat a bad idea? All this and more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray's son Drew pull a great prank on Ray.
This Week's Puzzler
Stevie rides his bike to work for the first time, in the spring... and noticed something interesting. Can you figure out what the temperature was in the morning when he went to work, and what it was on his way home?
Last Week's Puzzler
A scoundrel is caught cheating at cards. As punishment, a marksman loads two bullets in a six-shot revolver and spins the cylinder. The first shot's a blank. Should the scoundrel choose that the marksman fire again or spin the cylinder?