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(LiveLeak)   Apparently, running a car motor wide-open until it blows the fark up is a spectator sport. Grab a beer and watch this, y'all   (liveleak.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-31 06:27:38 PM
At least they kept the video under a minute long.

Noisy, short and sweet, with a nice finish..   Sounds like my typical Saturday evening with the missus..
 
2014-03-31 08:39:03 PM
Kind of dull, really.
 
2014-03-31 08:53:39 PM

www.dudelol.com

 
2014-03-31 09:05:17 PM
Wasn't this practically required by Cash for Clunkers?
 
2014-03-31 09:07:53 PM

powtard: Wasn't this practically required by Cash for Clunkers?


Much less dramatic demise tho.. Basically pouring some microfine sand compound into the oil filler, and running it until the motor siezed.
 
2014-03-31 09:39:51 PM
This 10 minute Rx7 redline torture is memorable.. not that I'm into the whole "run-this-beat-engine-until-it-dies" thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGAdxl9l0E
 
2014-03-31 10:07:38 PM
I feel like I just watched a public execution :(
 
2014-03-31 11:01:53 PM
That reminds me of how I always knew my RX-7 was about to start farking up in new and interesting ways because suddenly it would start running REALLY really well.  Too well.  Suspiciously well.  Then....disaster.

/also, thanks toyotaboy, for making me watch an RX-7 getting tortured...
//that poor car...
///I love the sound of a rotary engine.
//Like a million pissed off hornets in an oil drum.  God help you if they ever get out.
 
2014-03-31 11:38:54 PM
I kinda did something like that in my Ford Escort years ago while driving on the interstate. Lost off my antifreeze and was coasting down the road. Got off the highway, at 30mph the engine light came on and everything started smoking.

Was a warped head and the nasty smell of Antifreeze all over the engine.

1 month later car was running again but I could no longer drive it to college.
 
2014-04-01 12:03:13 AM

thesharkman: 1 month later car was running again but I could no longer drive it to college.


Did you take your horse instead?
 
2014-04-01 12:18:33 AM
that has to be incredibly dangerous for the driver.
 
2014-04-01 12:55:40 AM
Since it was some small econobox, nothing of value was lost.
 
2014-04-01 02:01:08 AM
nice laugh/cheer track at the end
 
2014-04-01 04:01:10 AM
Tried that twice. Both times the engine just quit. No earth shattering ka-boom. Never tried adding stuff to/draining the oil.
 
2014-04-01 04:14:56 AM
The engine oil was drained.

/Captain obvious
 
2014-04-01 07:42:59 AM
One day we were driving down I-40 in rural NC and came upon a truck moving slowly in the right lane between two interchanges. As we passed it we noticed it the engine was running VERY rough and loudly; as in we could hear it with the windows rolled up. Right after we passed it black smoke belched out from under the hood and the driver steered it onto the shoulder, where it was soon surrounded by steam and smoke. From what I could tell someone was trying to get a truck to a mechanic with either little to no water and/or oil in the engine, and he didn't make it.

/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
 
2014-04-01 08:38:38 AM
I was in VT once, and the local boys were racing around the hayfield in $50 junkers.  One of the cars wouldn't go anymore, and just sat there smoking like the one in the video.
 
2014-04-01 09:31:24 AM

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


My 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.
 
2014-04-01 01:27:59 PM

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 car

My 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.


Sounds like your sister needs to be sent off for some late in life adoption. What a crying shame.
 
2014-04-01 04:42:41 PM
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?
 
2014-04-01 08:16:17 PM

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.
 
2014-04-01 08:24:55 PM

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.


I suspected it was something like that, thanks. My first car, a neat little Mazda station wagon, also died in a similar fashion. It started with a rhythmic ticking sound, which became a rhythmic banging sound, followed by one final bang as it threw a rod. The post-mortem revealed an oil pan full of something akin to tar.
 
2014-04-01 08:40:24 PM
Used to live outside of El Paso Tx a few years ago; had an 84 BRAT that 280K on it before I bought it from a local "mechanic" for 400 bucks.  Didn't care what it looked like; didn't have much money so I only did what I had to to keep it going.  Anyways a couple weeks after buying it; I was coming down the mountain after having been up in Canutillo when there was a loud THUD under the hood and all my cluster gauges zeroed out.  I pulled over to the side of the road; waited for traffic to pass so I could hear; and tried cranking it where it promptly started like nothing had happened.  I continued on my merry way for another couple miles or so until I noticed that my coolant temp gauge; which normally showed little high (Texas summer after climbing a mountain with an old anemic motor, go figure); was indicating the temp was  falling.  I quickly pulled back over and actually popped the hood this time where I was greeted with a nice plume of coolant.

As I'm sure many have guessed; that initial THUD was one of my coolant hoses blowing and dumping all of my coolant on the TX highway.  When I initially pulled over I didn't smell any coolant or see any smoke so I had figured the car was being tempermental like always; or I had hit a pot-hole I didn't notice and had jarred the electrical; which had happened before.

Anyways; at this point I'm still about 20 miles from home; wife and friends are all at work; with 10 miles either direction on the freeway before I could get to anything remotely resembling "help" so I said fark it; started it back up and kept going.  At the time I couldn't have afforded a tow (or worse; a ticket and impounding if the constable saw my car while I was looking for water); and figured at worse I totally kill it; and sell it to the junk-yard for scrap.

Surprisingly it not only made it home no worse for wear* (after replacing the hose and coolant); but lasted me another year+ before I sold it for 1800.  Admittedly though once I got off the freeway it  DID want to die everytime I came to a stop if I let the RPM's drop below 2K.

I should have passed a magnet through the oil when I changed it; I'm sure there were ton's of shavings in there.

/* I say that but I'm sure there was significant extra wear on that motor thanks to that trip home
// Only problem I ever had after that was replacing the starter
/// It was the factory motor; but since the odo read 280+ I imagine it had been rebuilt a time or two before I got it.
 
2014-04-01 09:27:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTiXBe3rPLk

70Ford's, 70 Ford. It's faster now. Yay! I gotta get more footage.
 
2014-04-01 11:33:38 PM
She ain't revved till the rods are thrown 

I 'll walk away...
 
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