powtard: Wasn't this practically required by Cash for Clunkers?
thesharkman: 1 month later car was running again but I could no longer drive it to college.
Bendal: brother in law tried driving a car without oil one time//didn't get very far either///my dad wasn't happy about it since he had to go get the car
Saiga410: Bendal: brother in law tried driving a car without oil one time//didn't get very far either///my dad wasn't happy about it since he had to go get the carMy dad has a factory stock 390hp 427 4 speed 69 vette . The water pump started to leak and he wanted to keep the numbers correct so he sent to pump off to be rebuilt. In the mean time my sister decides she want to take the gold beast for a joy ride. She got about 20 miles without a water pump and no water in the head before she noticed it was HOT. It smoked a bit after that but still ran. It is getting a frame off right now so all is good.
buckler: I'm not a car guy, so forgive what may be a stupid question: what accounts for the plume of black smoke, coupled with the engine suddenly revving really high?
lack of warmth: buckler: I'm not a car guy, so forgive what may be a stupid question: what accounts for the plume of black smoke, coupled with the engine suddenly revving really high?The engine revving more at the end, was the guy in the car holding the pedal down all the way. The smoke was simply the engine dying. As the piston rings were failing, more smoke started to escape because what oil that was left in the engine was burning in the cylinder. Piston rings allows oil into the cylinder on the upstroke so the piston keep moving, but pushes the oil back down as the piston goes down to keep the oil from burning.My first truck died that way. The piston rings were gone and the oil was blowing out my tailpipe at a fast rate. The part that bugs me is my dad borrowed the truck when I asked him not to. It broke down one county over, so I went with him to get it home. We added more oil, but only made it part way when the engine seized hard. It didn't blow up like the car in the video, because I wasn't revving it hard. Of course I had to pay to get it towed the rest of the way home. Something that is best he doesn't bring up when he is around me.Fark: He later paid for a new engine because we had an agreement that he would take over the loan and the truck. He didn't make one payment and let it get repossessed under my name.
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