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Ola
Jul 19, 2004



He he payload rating I get it.

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Ola
Jul 19, 2004



The Something Awful Forums > Discussion > Automotive Insanity: Breaks have braked, to broak to fix >

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



PurpleFender posted:



...take pictures of them with hidden cameras.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



At first it might seem weird that the diesel guy types the titles and descriptions in all caps, but not when you realize he speaks in all caps as well.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAqPCTRS2cE

Suprise visit by Mrs Garrison in the last 3 seconds.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



scapulataf posted:

What the fuckin poo poo is that thing in the lifter valley?
Balance shaft?

Yoghurt mixer.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Gas turbine - electric motor drivetrains has to be a pretty good low maintenance alternative for trains and gas pipe pumps. I suppose its the norm for the latter, but does anyone know if it's common on the former?

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



post youtubes of spectacular mechanical successses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=364dzVsBs2o

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



post pictures youtubes links to a blogspot with embedded google video of horrible mechanical engineering failures

quote:

The now generally accepted explanation is that a miscalculation by Texaco regarding their location resulted in the drill puncturing the roof of the third level of the mine. This created an opening in the bottom of the lake, similar to removing the drain plug from a bathtub. The lake then drained into the hole, expanding the size of that hole as the soil and salt were washed into the mine by the rushing water, filling the enormous caverns left by the removal of salt over the years. The resultant whirlpool sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees and 65 acres (260,000 m2) of the surrounding terrain.

http://rootsgpk.blogspot.com/2009/0...-place-can.html

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



MikeyTsi posted:

I WANT TO BELIEVE.

Hahahaha. It's just swamp gas at 36 PSI.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



joat mon posted:

http://www.marinediesels.info/Horro...stbed_smash.htm
This site doesn't know much more than that it was a MAN B&W 2-stroke testbed, but they have more pictures.

Other pictures and stories of horrible mechanical failures:
http://www.marinediesels.info/Horro...story_intro.htm

So much interesting stuff! But this one:

http://www.marinediesels.info/Horro...ge_fatality.htm

Was pretty grim. Trapped inside the ... manifold? Expansion chamber? I'm not good with two stroke marine diesels.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Probably a case of "dammit, left my wrench in there. going to be laughed or yelled at. just gonna pop in and see if....oh poo poo".

I remember my uncle telling me a similar story. Guy "just had to" pop into the boiler, or some contraption for storing pressurized steam anyway, without letting anyone know. It got pressurized and they only ever found his watch.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



The gory details of the A380 engine failure:

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetal...-near-disaster/

That could have been really really bad.

edit: dammit, this was supposed to go in the aeronautical thread

Ola fucked around with this message at 10:18 on Nov 19, 2010

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Iridium posted:

http://jalopnik.com/5730440/

In the Atlanta icepocalypse, this guy allegedly decided to overcome the RWD traction issues by spinning his tires as much as possible, generating enough heat to set his BMW on fire (hard to say with certainty that that was the issue but it's what the reporter went with). There are two videos, a quick edited video that went on the news, and a 14 minute long unedited version getting all the wonderful flaming mayhem.

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.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Whitey Ford posted:

Because this thread has become a catchall for mechanical things getting hosed up, here's some photos from Iceland;





To me it seems like they're going "AW poo poo WHAT IS UP MY DOGG!"

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Detroit Q. Spider posted:

I've long thought that skid control and inclement weather training should be a mandatory part of licensing process. Imagine the number of accidents that might be avoided...

~~*~~you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one~~*~~

We have that in Norway. A couple of hours on a dedicated skid pad, where they teach steering into the skid, braking, swerving to avoid pedestrians:



and turning 180 degrees when stuck on a slippery hill. Quite fun, quite expensive, not that in-depth but not bad.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



ultimateforce posted:

Any other Florida AIers might back me up on this one, but every time it rains here it seems like everyone driving has never actually driven in the rain before.

SPOILERS: It rains every single day here half the year.

From what I've heard about Florida, the days of the year when it isn't raining, it seems like everyone driving has never actually driven on a sunny day before.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

If that video is any indicator though, the Dutch are a little behind us in tractor awesomeness. I mean, a single i6 engine? Ours have like multiple v8s on every tractor. Get your poo poo together, Europe.

Those massive, ridiculous American tractors are unnecessary for the job and bad for the environment. Dutch tractors are lean, mean, efficient, quite taxed and useful in the city.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Sponge! posted:

Through the can/bottle.

Ho boy. This seems like a matter of fact, assured statement that gas leaks through aluminium at high enough pressure differential.

Men! To search engine!

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



I think a can of soda would stay intact in a vacuum. Only 14 PSI delta, no big deal. It's even got an expansion sphere at the bottom. I submit that the can would survive until it struck the car on the other side of the parking lot, across the train tracks.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



InterceptorV8 posted:

Just FYI, we for the most part don't haul soda, beer, potato chips, ice cream over I-70, because they like to explode at about 12,000 feet in the tunnel.

That is absolute nonsense. The temps might get very low there, freezing soda makes the can burst easily. The pressure at 12,000 is about 7 psi lower than the surface, that's nothing. edit: actually closer to 5 according to this table

Loads of people live at or above 12,000 feet, does Coca Cola have its own low pressure production line to serve this market? No. Airliner cabins are at 8,000 feet, you'd think they have some warning about being that close to exploding cans. Yet even in the event of a cabin depressurization, the galley remains unexploded.

quote:

Specifically, a refrigerated can of 7UP® contains 210 kPa of pressure. On the other hand, Pepsi-Cola® contains 276 kPa at approximately 16 °C. Lastly, a can of Coca-Cola Classic® at 34 °C has an internal pressure of approximately 380 kPa. These numbers came from employees of the soft drink companies themselves.

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/SeemaMeraj.shtml

That's 170 kPa or 24 psi difference between 7UP and Coke Classic...all sold in the same can. Wind tunnel beer cooler theory vindicated, spin up the fans ApathyGifted.

Ola fucked around with this message at 09:38 on Jan 28, 2011

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Aerated ice cream expanding, certainly. Chip bags which you can pop open with one hand anyway, no problem seeing that. Aluminum soda cans, no.

Some pressure differential content!

This is a familiar sight to many, the Aloha convertible.



Metal fatigue weakened skin, one stewardess got sucked out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243

Think this one has been posted before, demo of what can happen when not following procedures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz95_VvTxZM


Now, for something truly horrible, there's not much compared to the Byford Dolphin accident. Thankfully I suppose, the pictures from the investigation does not seem to have made it to the internet.



Dx are saturation divers working in the North Sea. They are on the surface inside a pressure chamber. This is so they can go down and work at 90 meters depth every day without waiting for decompression between dives in the diving bell. (they decompress for many days after their shift) Their bodies are saturated at 9 atmospheres, hence the term saturation diving. So when one of the tenders accidentally (this is still disputed) loosened the mechanism holding the bell, you might see what's coming. Now, you might have heard a debunk of being thrown out into space and exploding. Apparently a differential of just one atmosphere isn't enough to make our eyes pop out. But 9 atmospheres is plenty. I'll let Wikipedia summarize:

quote:

Diver D4 was shot out through the small jammed hatch door opening, and was ripped apart. Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined D4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig’s derrick, 10 metres (30 ft) directly above the chambers. His death was most likely instantaneous and painless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford...g_bell_accident

Lots of divers have died in the North Sea, many under much slower and more painful conditions than this.

As your soul might need some recuperation, skip to 3:00 to see Heston Blumenthal make high altitude chocolate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo9WAIRgh2Y

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



scapulataf posted:



I thought this was a prett cool video, bt I could go without the music.

If you posted this comment on all youtube videos, you would be adopting the time keeping tactic of the stopped watch but with much higher accuracy.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Nerobro posted:

I'm well aware. I did a lot of research on the subject a few years back. o2 is scary stuff. At "fairly normal" pressures it get toxic. Rebreathers running pure o2 aren't exactly useful at more than 20'. No use having a rebreather when you're not breathing anymore.

There was a diving accident in the North Sea where the rack mixing the gas was misconfigured for just a few seconds sending a shot of about 50% oxygen into the diver's helmet. Given that he was working at 200-250 feet, the partial pressure was so beyond lethal, the symptoms shown on the body where not known to science before the accident.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



I tried to find a link to the place I read it, it's not that long ago.

http://www.offshorediver.com

http://www.pioneerdivers.org/

These sites also have off-site links, gotta be there somewhere.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Found links to the oxygen poisoning. I suppose "unknown to science" is a bit hyperbolic, but the report indicates there aren't any comparable cases.

https://www.dykkersaken.no/files/pd...over_060203.pdf

More reports linked on this Norwegian site. https://www.dykkersaken.no/index.php?cat=22&art=138

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



ehnus posted:

Ouch, that's like a 4atm partial pressure. I'm curious what actually happened, if he had a full face mask on the convulsions might have been survivable. Anything after that? I'm not even sure what would happen.

Here's the report. http://www.dykkersaken.no/files/pdf...over_060203.pdf

It wasn't at 250 feet, it was an experimental dive to over 1000 feet... It's a bit of a derail for this thread, but I've been reading (and hearing courtroom recordings) about the atrocious conditions the North Sea divers worked under and there's no thread for "post stories about horrible government oversight failures and oil companies willingly sacrificing human lives for profit".

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

my cb750 K2 is a horrible mechanical failure.


that poo poo!

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Geoj posted:

Also, how is a remote filter setup not "environmentally correct"?

Yeah I'm curious about this myself. Unless "remote filter" means spraying the oil out, filtering it through national park soil and the fur of squirrels and then sucking it back up again.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Probably posted before somewhere, but a very nice vide of a serious engineer talking about a very serious subject. Also a tip of the hat to Ducati.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cbjqj5Kidk

I wonder if British sports coverage was like that in the 1970s. This Sunday, before the race: A one hour special on valvetrains.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



InitialDave posted:

Bob Gayler, formerly of Piper Cams, I believe.

Not so much what Brit sports coverage was like back in the day, but not far off Top Gear of the same era...

Amazingly it was a Horizon show. Whole thing is on youtube, here's part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8l9bthLdzg

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



GnarlyCharlie4u posted:



i want to know what caused this

Corn subsidies.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Beast Pussy posted:

so your car won't start? Oh, sounds like it jumped timing.

*work work work*


*crank crank crank*




*crank crank* BOOM


Scared the poo poo out of and deafened me from two bays over and brought everybody into the shop, even the store guys.

Just out of frame, a surprisingly stubborn potato.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



I bought an off-brand version and it is very useful when working with old stuff, removing grime, chopping small bits off, grinding etc. A cutting disc will cut 7/8ths of a bolt before it shatters.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Beast Pussy posted:

Or normal-aged people that say "hey find out why my tire light is on and make it go away." then you end up finding not only a nail in one tire but the rest are bald or cracking, they've got loose tie rods, an air filter made of dirt, no oil on the dipstick, both headlights out, metal on metal brakes and a rotted out valve stem that requires a new sensor to fix.

i like that idiot light.

Those TPMS systems are a ripoff! The light went on in my car and the shop wanted $1500 to fix it!!

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Beast Pussy posted:

i spilled a drink on the keyboard yesterday and can't find my backup keyboard, sorry.

Someone posted something really funny huh? That person probably owes you a new one.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Motronic posted:

Someone has a broken sarcasm detector.

You were right though, if speaking from the perspective of her lawyer. As PainterofCrap says in his edit, he wouldn't have touched it now and rightly so in the judicial climate of today. PainterofCrap wouldn't have lost the case, but the hassle is enough. If you're ever annoyed at the amount of disclaimers, warnings and other bullshit you come across in a car manual, remember that it's made for people like that.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Motronic posted:

Glad you have demonstrated your through understanding of the sarcasm in my post.

You have, in addition to a broken "thorough" spelling actuator, a broken "I was using your quote to further your rhetoric, answering only directly to you in the first sentence but in the remaining paragraph I was continuing in complete support of your argument"-detector. Which is an extremely specific detector and it is odd that such a detector should fail in such a way. Now, I might have a broken "Way to repeat exactly what I was saying"-detector or perhaps a wonky "I was only ribbing"-detector so sadly we have to conclude that the fleet of sensors vital to our common forum discussion is in a very poor state indeed. Have we not been maintaining them properly?

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



peepsalot posted:



For some reason this made me think of those cookies you can pull apart and just eat the filling.

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Ola
Jul 19, 2004



GnarlyCharlie4u posted:


[img timing belt carnage]

You know how they have shock pics of diseased lungs on cigarette packs? They should have pics like this on the face of service booklets.

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