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#1630: The Muir Woods Capuccino Cart

Could anything ruin a walk through one of America's most beautiful and peaceful National Monuments? How about a radio show host complaining because he can't get an espresso? This week on The Best of Car Talk, the tale of Tom and Ray's ill-fated visit to the Muir Woods. Elsewhere, Bob's friend may be victim of "Additive Placebo Syndrome" by disabling his running lights to improve mileage; Harmony hopes to get off the hook for smashing her sister's car; and can Sasha learn how to drive a stick shift without giving her Dad a nervous breakdown? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1630: The Muir Woods Capuccino Cart

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#1629: Death by Soap

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Greg was surprised when his truck started running poorly, until he learned that his four-year-old son had washed the inside of the gas tank with soap. Should Greg stick his kid with the repair bill? Elsewhere, Judy can't decide if her son-in-law is brilliant or wacko for raising the hood of his Volvo after every drive; Gil's Camry may be leaving a trail of clutch fluid from Houston to Phoenix; Debra's knocking is nothing compared to the sound of two hosts banging their heads together trying to figure out what's causing it; and, what does Gavin's car have in common with King Tut's tomb? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1629: Death by Soap

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#1628: Remember When Your Car Blew Up, Dad?

This week on The Best of Car Talk, did Christy destroy her Dad's car 15 years ago by putting black tape over a flashing temperature light— and then continuing to drive? And is Dad ready to forgive and forget? It's one of our all-time favorite auto-familial disputes. Elsewhere, Andy got talked into replacing his front brakes to help stop a noise coming from the rear; Nancy's husband says she's risking death by keeping her air conditioning on recirculate; and should Mickey be concerned that she's on her 4th consecutive boyfriend who drives an '82 Honda? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1628: Remember When Your Car Blew Up, Dad?

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#1627: The Laying on of Hands

This week on The Best of Car Talk, John can only keep his car from stalling by opening the hood and touching the engine. Does this fix have anytinng to do with the fact that John's a Catholic priest? Elsewhere, Tom is looking for a "girlfriend car," but can't decide if his wife should be able to drive it; Rick's friends are telling him his family road trip from Kansas to Disneyland may end in Wichita if he doesn't get a valve job; and way up north in Alaska, Linda needs to retro-fit her ATV so her sled dogs will get their off-season workouts. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1627: The Laying on of Hands

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#1626: The Misappropriated Dream Truck

This week on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Michelle is happily driving around Spokane in her $700 dream truck, or if it's doing duty as a lawn ornament in her backyard. Elsewhere, Karlene's mechanic diagnosed her Explorer's annoying squeak as "an annoying squeak," with no suggestions for quieting it. Can Tom and Ray do perhaps just a wee bit better? Also, Ed may need to resort to healing crystals to start his son's Taurus; Stan thinks his wife's aggressive air-conditioning use may pop a belt; and Larry has a chance to take part in a wonderful bonding experience with his 14-year old son, and is looking for any way to get out of it! All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1626: The Misappropriated Dream Truck

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#1625: The Rental Car Fugitive

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Bill parked his rental car on a beach, and discovered the next morning that the tide had rolled in—to the car. He's bailed the water, but hasn't told the rental company. Should he 'fess up? Elsewhere, on a scale of 1 to10, how stupid should Ryan feel about getting talked into an engine shampoo when he took his car for an oil change? How about 11? And, is a lucky doughnut enough to keep Tamatha's brakes from burning up for a third time? All this and more this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1625: The Rental Car Fugitive

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#1624: Marriage Counselor Malpractice

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Grant's marriage counselor suggested he and his wife turn to Tom and Ray to help settle their auto-marital dispute over keeping the radio on while the car is off. Will Tom and Ray help bring peace, or will Grant's next appearance be on Divorce Court? Elsewhere, Mark decided to replace his working transmission, and has now gone through six failed rebuilds in 6 months. Does this earn him an equal number of dope slaps? Also, Mabel's Subaru is leaking oil from every orifice; Tulis' mechanic may be relying too much on prisms and crystals trying to fix her Civic's brakes; and, is Jessica car shocking her because of her clothes, her hair, or its ugly upholstery? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1624: Marriage Counselor Malpractice

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#1623: Huggable Radio Hosts Seek Automotive Friendships

This week on The Best of Car Talk, drawing on Tom's cast — or is it half vast? — matrimonial experience, Click and Clack attempt to decode cryptic personal ads. And, sticking to relationship advice, they weigh in on Nancy's dispute with her husband. Spoiler alert: Will Nancy ever let her hubby live down his bogus A/C theory? Meanwhile Mark's looking for a foolproof way to test seat belts that doesn't involve slamming into the back of a taxi cab. And is something really wrong with Dana's starter motor? Or are her parents just tired of her lounging on their couch? All that and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. TThis week on The Best of Car Talk, Click and Clack attempt to decode cryptic personal ads. And, sticking with relationship advice, they weigh in on Nancy's dispute with her husband. Spoiler alert: Will Nancy ever let her hubby live down his bogus A/C theory? Meanwhile, Bob's Fiat is having issues ever since he got it painted and disturbed the car's "delicate" nature. Will his Fiat end up in a box just like Tommy's? And is something really wrong with Dana's starter motor or are her parents just sick of her lounging on their couch? Prepare yourself for another hour of automotive-relationship conundrums, this week on The Best of Car Talk. - See more at: http://admin-www.cartalk.com/content/1623-huggable-radio-hosts-seek-automotive-friendships#sthash.Q8BxoTq7.dpuf

#1623: Huggable Radio Hosts Seek Automotive Friendships

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#1622: Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray fulfill one listener's dream, while creating nightmares for everyone else, with a one-time only performance of the barbershop classic "Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby." Assuming the FCC lets us get through the rest of the show, Mary wants to sell her Accord, but it needs $500 of repairs. Should she get it fixed, divulge the problems to a potential buyer, or say nothing? And, how crazy is she for thinking she'll get a good answer from two mechanics? Also, can Steph's Subaru haul her sailboat and wine collection 1300 miles without dying, and more importantly, without ruining the wine? And, is Caroline's poor clutch technique destroying her relationships? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1622: Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

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#1621: Odometer Dreams

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Bill's broken odometer fixed itself, right after Bill dreamed it was working. Will Tom and Ray have a mechanical explanation, a metaphysical explanation, or (most likely) a boooooogus explanation? Elsewhere, Toby wants her husband to get rid of her old BMW, but he's proving as immovable as the car; Sally is getting half her husband's mileage, and hopes it's not because she's buying cheap gas from Rotten Robbie; and Derek's dog would really appreciate it if Derek could get his Impreza to stop lunging forward. All this, plus a round of Stump the Chumps, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

#1621: Odometer Dreams

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