This week on Car Talk, Dickie in Louisiana gets a big surprise when he takes the steering wheel off his girlfriend's Lexus-- and water comes gushing out the steering column. Dickie's hydraulic confrontation leads us to Car Talk mystery #1: Is it coming from above or below? (We're not talking about the water, we're talking about from which part of Ray's anatomy he's grabbing the answer.) Mystery #2 this week comes from the Northwest, where Bob is wondering just how much damage a sock can do when it gets sucked into the engine manifold. Also, Volvo introduces the remote dope slap, the Puzzler's work ethic is questioned, and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if a truck can be overpriced-- at $170. All that and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray open with a few suggestions from the Washington Post's "Invitational." The topic? How to make modern life more complicated.
This Week's Puzzler
No new puzzler this week, due to the puzzler's summer vacation.
Last Week's Puzzler
No puzzler answer this week, due to the puzzler's summer vacation.