I’m not sure why you’d want to ruin a car, but if you can’t help but do it, I will share unique ways to destroy it quietly. Whether you’re seeking revenge or want to store it permanently and don’t want thieves stealing, I’ve got you covered.
If you’re doing this for revenge, it’s important to note that some of the methods explained will require you to have access to the car bonnet/hood or the fuel tank. But they are so effective because they will immobilize the vehicle engine in the long run, resulting in expensive repairs.
But if you’re looking to destroy the car without tampering will the engine, pouring acid, or spray painting a different color.
Car accidents are never enjoyable, as anybody who has been in one knows. Yet, what should you do when your automobile appears to be damaged from within? Sadly, there are several ways in which tampering with the fuel tank might result in engine damage.
1. Bleach In the Fuel Tank
A visible change will occur when bleach and a little amount of motor oil are added into a fuel tank. The automobile will run with bleach in the tank for a while but will eventually stop and fail to start again.
The length of time the vehicle will be able to go will depend on the amount of gasoline in the gas tank.
Water and chlorine are the two components of bleach. The chlorine concentration is low, with water constituting most of the bleach. It is reported that chlorine is an abrasive and corrosive oxidant. And when it gets into direct touch with gasoline, it will burn or oxidize before it reaches the engine.
There will be little damage if the automobile is driven for a few minutes with a bleaching agent in the gas tank. The gasoline may still be drained, and the tank refilled with clean gas. This is because bleach is reactive and can destroy metal and rubber components in the engine. If it remains too long, harmful sediments will form in the combustion chamber and vent valve. The easiest way to handle this is to add ethyl alcohol, a biofuel ingredient that can remove bleach residue.
2. Coca-Cola in the Gas Tank
TechRax, a well-known YouTuber, used a 2003 BMW car as a test to determine what would occur if regular fuel was substituted with Coca-Cola. You can probably anticipate what happened. TechRax has established a reputation for himself through tests ranging from sensible to ludicrous, so this type of experiment isn’t all that out of character for him.
The experiment was quite simple. TechRax throws a two-liter Coke bottle into the gas tank of the BMW wagon before attempting to drive away. The BMW drives normally for a brief period while a small amount of uncontaminated gasoline still circulates through its fuel system before problems arise. Ultimately, the car dies and fails to start.
That is (clearly) a silly test, but that is not what many of the video’s commenters find most alarming. The choice to drive the automobile full with Coca-Cola on a public highway with traffic and pedestrians was terrible.
Everyone knew the car’s engine would ultimately seize, so it’s reasonable to assume TechRax was also aware of this. When this happens, most of the vehicle’s functions automatically shut off, including the power steering, which comes in handy while attempting to avoid colliding with another vehicle or pedestrian. Luckily, the car died when stopped at an intersection, and it was pulled to the roadside without incident.
The video concludes with the BMW getting transported to a repair shop, where the mechanics provide a repair estimate of more than $1,000. The ultimate cost for a complete fuel system flush and pump overhaul on an old BMW was probably more.
3. Mercury and Glass Particles
Modern cars have their engine blocks made of aluminum. Mercury reacts with aluminum to create a solution known as aluminum amalgam.
But adding mercury alone to the engine cylinders of the fuel tank won’t have any effects. This is because, naturally, aluminum is protected by a thin layer of its oxide- aluminum oxide. This layer protects the underlying aluminum itself and prevents any chemical reactions with the metal.
There won’t be any reaction when mercury comes in contact with aluminum. Therefore, adding some glass shavings to mercury will help remove the protective layer exposing the aluminum.
Mercury will react and rot the engine from the inside out. Nevertheless, the dust will not scratch until it is pushed over a surface; therefore will have no effect simply sitting in the tank. Additionally, the mercury will do nothing as well.
But, once the engine is ignited, a tiny quantity of mercury and glass are dispersed. After the engine is turned off, the small quantity of mercury remaining in the system will begin to corrode the scratches.
4. Wrong Fuel
Gasoline engines power most private cars. If diesel fuel is put into the system, disaster will ensue. The car will cease working if a whole gas engine is filled with diesel. If you accidentally fill your vehicle with merely a few gallons of diesel and then notice your blunder, the vehicle will still be operable but likely perform badly for some time.
Compression ratios in gasoline engines are inadequate to ignite fuel. The fuel will remain in the gas tank, potentially causing damage to the injectors, pipes, and fuel pump. Don’t start your vehicle if diesel fuel has been added. Instead, hire a towing agency to transport your vehicle to a shop for full draining.
Introducing gasoline into a diesel-powered vehicle can result in the same damage. Essentially, the same logic applies. Within a few kilometers of driving, the engine will break down, along with the pistons, rods, and possibly the engine itself, because diesel engines cannot burn fuel effectively.
If you detect what you’ve done before starting your vehicle, you should perform the same preventative measures. To inspect your car and thoroughly flush the system, you will need the services of an experienced mechanic. Therefore, hiring an expert is more cost-effective than purchasing a brand-new engine.
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5. Expanding Spray Foam to the Vehicle Exhaust
Expanding spray foam isn’t just an insulating and soundproofing material anymore. That’s what an American Ford Mustang owner discovered after installing extremely loud Borla pipes on his car.
If you have a neighborhood crook with a loud muffler, you can surprise them with something like this.
Alternatively, you can force an orange or mango fruit into the exhaust tips. Make sure you force it all way in the pipe, and if possible, add some gorilla glue; sit back and watch as the fun unfolds when the car is started.
Meet Mike O’Connor, (a DIY enthusiast), living in Cincinnati, a city ranked as the noisiest in the USA.
As a work from home dad, I have a first hand experience of how noise can truly affect your well being.
Soundproofing isn’t something that should be taken as a hobby, it should be a skill that every homeowner should be equipped with.
Most of the work documented on this blog comes from purely first hand experience, and the products recommended work as indicated.