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Video: Prestone melts GM 3.6-liter engine block with blowtorches to show importance of coolant

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Video: Prestone melts GM 3.6-liter engine block with blowtorches to show importance of coolant

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Jun 30th 2010 at 12:32PM

It doesn't take a gearhead to know that engine coolant is vitally important to the overall health of your car or truck. Still, thousands of vehicle owners ignore their coolant every year to the detriment of their precious powertrains. Prestone wanted to demonstrate just how important coolant is to the health of an engine, but this isn't the sexiest topic on earth. So did Prestone spend big bucks on a CGI simulation? How about boring us with a video showing how long it takes for a vehicle sans fluids to go up in smoke? Nope. Instead Prestone gave some well-trained pyromaniacs high-powered blow torches and melted the aluminum engine block of a General Motors 3.6-liter V6.

Hit the jump to watch as GM's high-feature V6 feels the heat of several blowtorches. It only took about 20 minutes to mutilate everything but the crankshaft and cylinder sleeves, but Prestone cut the carnage down to three manageable minutes.

[source: YouTube via USA Today]

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/30/video-prestone-melts-gm-3-6-liter-engine-block-with-blowtorches/

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In the video, it said complete engine... which its clearly not.

Interesting: I was surprised by apparently how thin wall the casting seems to be... the metal dropped away like it was melting sheetmetal.

More interesting: Repeat this with two complete engines... one with Prestone being pumped through it.

Next nonrelevant video... Krylon explains why engine paint protects your engine from dirt while a naked engine block gets sandblasted into nothingness...

Edit: Does it blend?

Edited by SAmadei

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