If you had any way to trash an engine, how would you so it?

Have to scrap my old car (1993 Taurus, nothing special, don't want to spend $1,200 plus about 30 hours of my time to fix it).

It runs, but the engine has bolts broken off in block and tranny is shot... Want to blow the engine before it goes off to get crushed.

Anyone can drain oil and redline, I want to kill it some other way.


Was thinking lock throttle at 3000rpm or so with a gutted oil filter with a little sand, maybe some leftover valve lapping compound in the oil to slowly shred the cams and crank journals until the thing is knocking on heaven's door...

8 Answers

  • 5 years ago

    YOU're an IDIOT! CAL JUNKYARDS! FORD makes GREAT engines and SUPERB trannies with help from GM engineers as well! WHAT did YOU DO o this cr??? COLLECT on a tow to a JUNK YARD and get $$$ for it! The FORD V6 is one of the BEST out there, any country! STRONG and DURABLE and can last to 350k miles with SYNTHETIC OIL USE! BETTER than GM or CHRYSLER engines of the same years by FAR! I can tel that YO did LOTS of damage to this GREAT CAR yourself It has LOTS of PATENTS and it's worst attribute is when idiots own them or go to BAD repair shops.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Sounds like fun. I like the idea about taking it out in the boonies for target practice, & to finish it off you could get a pound of tannerite & blow it to smithereens, but you said you wanted to smoke the engine.

    Put it in low gear, floor it, keep it floored, & see if you can make something let go that way.

    Good luck.

  • Jack
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    You have strange ideas of entertainment. Have you considered "bad fuel". What about removing some key components? Put some mothballs in the fuel.

  • 5 years ago

    I had a 94 toreass, I know how you feel. I don't know where you live, but report it stolen. take it out somewhere, and shoot the crap out of it. It's not like you are trying to get money out of it.

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  • Dan B
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    If you don't want to spend time to fix it, why spend time to destroy it. It's already destroyed by your description.

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    F ound

    O n

    R road

    D ead.

    Just take it to the boneyard.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Drain the engine oil, put the gas petal to the floor... then BOOM!

  • 4 years ago


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