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Old 06-05-2011, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats the best way to ruin an engine

Hopefully I've beaten everyone else with this topic. Thanks for the idea which came from BigFatFatty in the best way to run in an engine thread.

What is the best way to totally ruin an engine then?
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whats the best way to ruin an engine

Looks like a fun job

Putting sugar in the petrol tank works too apparantly, but is nowhere near as much fun
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like a fun job

Putting sugar in the petrol tank works too apparantly, but is nowhere near as much fun

No it doesn't.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No it doesn't.
My Dad's brother dumped 2Kg of sugar into a 1500kW generator set about 30 years ago and that did the job quite well.

Fairground in darkness about 10 minutes later.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mythbusters tried it on a car engine and failed.
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Stick it in 1st gear at 70mph and watch the pistons fly past your nose?

A less risky idea would simply be to drain all the oil and let it idle itself into seizure.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not servicing it. Running it low on oil. Driving in too low a gear. Choosing the wrong grade of oil and running it flat out for 30 minutes. Letting the coolant levels drop.

Are we talking vandelism here or just everyday neglect?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Running an engine with the wrong oil and with too little of it is tantamount to vandalism in my opinion.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Agreed! But so many still do it!
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whats the best way to ruin an engine

This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdCsbZf1_Ng
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whats the best way to ruin an engine

I guess there's a difference if you do it intentionally and ruining it by accident. I've lost a couple of engines due to old age, broken piston rings but the best one was when a conrod vented the block at speed. That was not planned but during a race it had other ideas! Later found out that even when this particular engine had been run-in it was still too tight on new bearings. That's when we re-built the engines using 100k engines, same shells but new rings, never lost one after that.

Best way to ruin an engine?................... leave said car parked in a dodgy area with keys in the ignition, it'll soon by all over the lanes and left with a blown engine after the chavs have done their stuff.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Will adding thermite to my fuel tank help me make more power?
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Give it to my Step Brother! There isn't a car out there that he couldn't ruin!

Ford Fiesta TD - Drove through a puddle, flooded the airbox, bent the cams and ceased the engine - Dead
Pug 106 - Drove everywhere at 5000rmp - Dead
BMW 318 - Rolled it and hit fence pole, engine split in two - Dead
BMW 320 - Killed the electronics with a bodge job - Dead (fuel into engine problem)
BMW 525 - Just killed this one this month, oil leak + no top up = Dead
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@ BBJ, your step bro sounds like the Frank Spencer of the car world
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Give it to my Step Brother! There isn't a car out there that he couldn't ruin!

Ford Fiesta TD - Drove through a puddle, flooded the airbox, bent the cams and ceased the engine - Dead
Pug 106 - Drove everywhere at 5000rmp - Dead
BMW 318 - Rolled it and hit fence pole, engine split in two - Dead
BMW 320 - Killed the electronics with a bodge job - Dead (fuel into engine problem)
BMW 525 - Just killed this one this month, oil leak + no top up = Dead
Kwak Jet Ski - Ran it too rich - Dead
Suzuki 1200 - Cort fire, melted engine - Dead

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A good enough excuse to hide your keys or say no, you are not driving it!
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Bless him, he likes to do all the work himself, because he did 6 months of a 3 year apprenticeship before dropping out and thinks he is better than all mechanics in the world. That plus he never has any money. Its always going to end wrong isn't it! lol
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A good enough excuse to hide your keys or say no, you are not driving it!
He knows he isn't allowed anywhere neer my drivers door!!
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give it to my step brother! There isn't a car out there that he couldn't ruin!

Ford fiesta td - drove through a puddle, flooded the airbox, bent the cams and ceased the engine - dead
pug 106 - drove everywhere at 5000rmp - dead
bmw 318 - rolled it and hit fence pole, engine split in two - dead
bmw 320 - killed the electronics with a bodge job - dead (fuel into engine problem)
bmw 525 - just killed this one this month, oil leak + no top up = dead
kwak jet ski - ran it too rich - dead
suzuki 1200 - cort fire, melted engine - dead

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great post
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my wife ruined hers when her engine was way overheating. thought she would get home and mention it to me, after 30 minutes of heavy traffic !!
turns out engine fan was not running, cost a whole engine instead.
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Well guy's if you want to know how to ruin a engin , transmission ,cars,truck ,bus , machines, come West Africa we have all the expert mecanics ,you have a problem with warning light on the dash no problem cut the wires and do a bridge,transmission service well we forgot to full it up with oil!! engin service same thing dont put any oil in it,brake pads dont changed them keep going until the pads weld to the disq or it worn out a little noise but we still stop.A Dr friend had a problem with his Porche Cayenne it was over heatting and was losing water the mecanic told him " that is normal they come out like that keep putting water in it every morning ,that the way in West Africa ( I do my own work on my Hummers Happy Reading
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I do beleive this is the winner


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yep... Sleeper wins the contest so far

anybody else have something good ?
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My brother crashed his car into so many things, including blasting through a hedge at 60mph, onto a field, He actually bent the chassis so much that the car crabbed (drove forward at an angle)
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Mythbusters tried it on a car engine and failed.
yeah saw that one too
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