This week on Car Talk
, say hello to Godfrey. He's a fine fellow, who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a clutch. Can Tom and Ray help him find a way to realize his dream of upshifting in a nice porkpie hat? Also, it's Olde Car Week, as Siobhan's mechanics worry that her carburetor cleaner/lead substitute cocktail could give her 66 Belair's engine a really nasty hangover, and Alan think his '90 Volvo is "totally fine", except for that little shifting problem, and the noise that sounds like engine is chewing itself to pieces. Then it's forward to the 21st century, where John was kind enough to bring along audio evidence of his CRV's noise, though we should warn you it's not for the fainthearted. In snowbound Denver, Chelsea survived a harrowing 300-mile mountain drive in 1st gear. Will her tranny live to see the Spring thaw? And, Sue's husband is having traction problems in his Dodge Dakota. Is his "creative" solution all wet? Literally? [Broadcast Date: January 13, 2007]
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