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dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

One Day Fish Sale posted:

Holy poo poo, how many tries did it take until the rock won?



Chances are the truck didnt stop instantly when the thing blew up. The chains and gears were probably still in motion and that is impact damage from one case half making sweet sweet surprise sex to the other case half.

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dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Messadiah posted:

I sure hope the homeowner gets to keep that, finders keepers right?

I would seriously fix the ceiling and then just put a blank picture frame around the piston.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Blocko posted:

Speaking of mining accidents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5v7PEoVbfM

honestly if you're going to park there* I think you deserve what happens.






* it's probably fake


Look at the video closely. It looks like the mining truck thought the thing was there temporarily and it tried to stop. It was slowing down but it wasnt able to slow down enough, fast enough.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Phy posted:

They were making four-stroke mowers 20 years ago?

Ahahaha gently caress. My parents have an old 4-stroke Bolens mower from the last 70's that even mulches.

EDIT: still runs, just sucks with an 18" width. Takes forever to mow a lawn.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Mobius1B7R posted:

I still don't understand how the driver towing the 748 didn't see that tug sitting there. Guess they don't bother using wingwalkers. At least it's just the nacelle and not the fan or any of the internals.

Whats the cost difference? Like how much would the other repairs cost vs just the outer casing?

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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IOwnCalculus posted:

One is sheetmetal, the other is a very finely balanced device several feet in diameter that will be spinning at thousands of RPM for thousands of hours.



I knew that much. What I was curious about though is if anyone actually had the numbers on the cost to say repair a turbine on one of those planes. I could imagine even the sheetmetal on that thing is expensive as hell to be flight rated.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Splizwarf posted:

please explain

If I had to guess he is referring to a lot of the dye-based penetrating chemicals they use to non-destructively test parts that help locate cracks under UV light. Having a UV tattoo in that field would be a bit of an inside joke.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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rscott posted:

If automobile standards were even half as stringent as aeronautical standards, 99% of AI's cars would never ever be able to see the road.

Probably higher than that. Most vehicles off the showroom floor wouldnt even be on the drat road.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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ExtremeODD posted:

That would loving suck, driving down the road and CRUNCH. I would be so confused to what just happened.

Imagine the when the person changes moods from "some fuckers just hit me!" to "oh god why was I so stupid"

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Plinkey posted:

Whoops, someone forgot to push a button somewhere along the way:



http://www.targetlock.org.uk/b-1/recovery.html



I don't know whats cooler, the fact that the plane landed without exploding without its wheels down, or the fact that landing without its wheels only cost ~8 million in repairs.

That amount seems like a lot, but its just over 2% of the value of the plane. Hell if I ran over a curb with my VW Rabbit I would probably get a higher percentage of damage to my suspension. They landed a loving plane with the wheels up and it cost as much as buying a new set of tires on a car.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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MonkeyNutZ posted:



Tragically painful death for the whole family!

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

I just find it hard to believe they make solid pieces of machined metal that large

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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warcake posted:





Click here for the full 1229x922 image.


Drivers are mechanical failures.

Lambo doors on a semi?

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

InstantInfidel posted:


Also, 'clipped'? More like demolished the passenger side but whatever.

Saying clipped is like telling a police officer you only slapped your wife, when in reality you punched her in the face repeatedly and finished it off by kicking in the mouth after she fell to the ground.

Clipping, maybe a bruised bumper or something. Not rear of car smashed 10 times.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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glyph posted:

Always thought this one was insane.

http://www.audisite.com/635/are-audis-safe/

And the answer is no, they're not really that much safer than anything else, dude just got AMAZINGLY lucky.

Well its like asking the question of a motorcycle helmet is good by crashing face first into a concrete wall going 150mph to test it.

Dude hit a tree going ludicrous speed x 5 and complains his car split in half. I am personally partial to the picture of the Ford Escort that wrapped itself around a tree and was still stuck around it at the time of picture taking.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Ola posted:

That's weird. You can't set it on fire just by spinning the tires. How does anti spin work on those cars? Perhaps one of the brakes overheated, but it looked like the fire started up front. Could be some previous damage that finally showed up.

Knowing how some old people are, he probably just floored it and redlined it for a while stressing something already on the fritz. poo poo cascaded from that point, and not really sure what I guess the end result is a fireball.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

FatCow posted:

Good for mythbusters, I've seen plenty of burnouts leave flaming piles of rubber in their wake.

Somehow I am willing to bet that episode ended by exploding the car for no real reason at all.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Geoj posted:

I'd tend to agree with this, mainly because they have to restrict what they show from a legal standpoint. If they say "yeah if you drop your clutch at 5000 RPMs you'll set your tires on fire" guess who is going to get sued when some dumbass goes out and does what he just saw on TV and ends up setting his car on fire.

Are you seriously comparing the legal qualms of showing people that doing a long duration burnout to start tires on fire is different than exploding cars, homes, tractors, doors, fake people, etc with home made and military explosives?

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Mr.Peabody posted:

Since we seem to be throwing in accidents lately, I figured this recent video should be included to pay homage to snowpacolypse 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX_KyLuhdDQ

Still doesnt beat the stupidity found in this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP28pbcz4tM

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Geoj posted:

Most people don't have access to military or even home made explosives. The number of viewers in their audience who have cars, however...

Plus how many times have they had to say "we were going to try this but our lawyers/insurance said no loving way so we're putting in a human analog instead"?

Yes, because people are going to go out and try to explode tires/ruin drive-trains for the hell of it vs mixing random chemicals until they can light clothing on fire from friction or something.

Not to mention I am pretty sure everyone in their viewing audience has at one time or another done a burnout. Its nothing new.

In any case, yes mythbusters messes up lots of stuff, but it always finishes with a happy ending of one sort or another.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Phanatic posted:

The woman who *gets out of her car* at 0:25 (I guess because she thinks it will explode when it slides into another car at ~12mph) is potentially the stupidest person on the entire planet.

Lets get out of the car and into the direct path of another sliding car

I was secretly hoping the guy trying to drag his feet to slow the car would have been snagged in a hole and had his arms ripped off though

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Alereon posted:

Potentially stupid question, but why don't engines have some sort of thermal protection that shuts them down before they get hot enough to catch on fire or sustain damage? I mean clearly there's a temp sensor since an overheat light comes on, why doesn't it just shut off?

Probably safety related. What if the sensor goes bad middle of rush hour traffic and it kills the engine and you die in a crash? There is supposed to be some element of user input when it comes to error messages and warnings. Smoke and fire from the front of your car should have been a clue to pull it on over. That and maybe don't redline the drat thing

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

slidebite posted:

Am I a bad person for wishing the car completely went up?

Here I was hoping for the same thing. I like how quickly this video went from, hey dudes awesome idea, to holy poo poo we are so hosed.

"Man this is an awesome idea, this massive block of concrete will make for the bestest burnout evers"

"Oh poo poo were on fire, floor it and get away."

"gently caress we tied ourselves to a huge block of concrete, no escape"

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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MrChips posted:

I like how our very own Forum SuperstarTM Vitamin J saw fit to comment on that video, with the result being as predictable as ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNDPh7j3aI

Part 2 has an awesome start

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Fermunky posted:

Can someone explain how this may have happened? The ground seems level, and wheels are straight forward... I'm feeling slightly retarded not being able to see why or how this truck ended up like it did...

Did the dumpster side of the truck cause the front to start lifting in some fashion?

Overloaded bed tipped over, probably bent the frame. The "crash" scene was somewhere else, this was just wear it was parked. Since the back is heavier than the front, when it was parked the bed took precedence and made the cab look bent over.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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DELETED posted:

Several years ago, a guy across the street from my high school had a heart attack while warming up his car. His foot ended up holding down the gas pedal and the engine revved until something caught on fire. Someone finally noticed all the smoke and flames and went over to investigate after about 30-45 minutes of constant revving.

What a terrible way to die. Knowing that not only are you in terrible pain and can't move, but you are just destroying your car in the process.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Timmy Cruise posted:

So did you come unglued as well when that happened? (sorry, had to)

Seriously, I'm not familiar with the suspension setup - what broke?

Looks like one of the balljoints for the lower control arm ripped out.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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xp67 posted:

By 'many pages ago', you mean 'ten posts ago', right?

More like a year or more ago towards the beginning of the thread

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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EightBit posted:

CRT tv's may "work" for 20 years, but the picture gets so dim over such a period (unless you bought one with some ungodly amount of getters in the tube) that it becomes very difficult to watch.

My parents had an old Mitsubishi that was about to break the 15 year mark when one night it went from decent picture one night to picture the size of a pinhead the next.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Mr.Peabody posted:

I don't know if this stuff is a repost yet, but it's relevant. You'd be surprised how weak metal containers are against gas pressure. Here's a train tanker that someone made the mistake of sealing after the interior was steam cleaned. The air inside cooled, and the pressure difference.. well..



Yea well poo poo like air pressure differences build up. What do you want, 4 foot thick metal walled train cars or something?

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Phangor posted:

What starts with F and ends in UCK?



Firetruck!



You just know that completely ruined everyone's day/week/maybe month at that particular fire station.

I wonder how much damage that caused.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Insurance probably. These days with local budget issues most can barely afford additional staff.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

jamal posted:

335i we have in here. like 30k miles and religious oil changes with bmw 5w30 synthetic:



Direct injection engine?

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
HEY ILL HAV 2 TXT U L8TR I JUST DROVE IN 2 A DAYCARE AND SCRATCHED MY RAZR

Splizwarf posted:

Maybe he's running lovely lovely gas. Like eating really nutritious food to be healthy and then huffing 3 cans of spraypaint out of a paper bag every day.

Direct injection models all have issues with valve stems getting gunked up from PCV gas. Older engine designs "washed" the stems with gas on each injection.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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RoboCriminal posted:

What would the brake pedal even feel like if that was happening? I would get all nervous and pull over if I felt a little vibration, but I'm imagining something like a jackhammer on my foot/ears here.

Depending on the exact shape of the pad that was left (metal backing plate in this case) It could be flat or slightly concave and just skip over the tops of each flute without jamming.

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Skyssx posted:



Note there are TWO air filters pictured. This is a common occurrence.

I just ordered the replacement air filter for my Tecumseh engine on Amazon

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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The self-propelled lawn boy that I currently own with the above mentioned engine I found out by the trash a couple of years ago at a neighbors house. The self-propelled mechanism was "broken". Engine still started on first pull after a prime though so I grabbed it. Came home, loving belt was slipped off the pulley and stuck. 15 seconds later with a screwdriver and it was mowing my lawn

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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KozmoNaut posted:

What if someone comes charging at your with a forklift?

Yea cause forklift forks skewering the people inside the car is a better alternative than being picked up by one? :iamafag:

dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Boat posted:

Yeah pretty much. Which reminds me, I have no idea why I didn't think to link this yet. It's not very car related, but hooooooly poo poo, there are some failures involved.

Home Inspection Nightmares - some of this poo poo is unreal. A little preview:


[/housechat]

Is that thing fake from what I am seeing their on the inside shot?

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dietcokefiend
Apr 28, 2004
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Breast Pussy posted:

a friend just shared this picture and it would fit nicely here. this is what happens when your mechanic insists that you need a new strut mount but you decide not to listen to them.



No volvo noooo

Guessing the bearing failed?

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