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just saw them dump bleach into gas tank and it caused car to die. they cleaned the gas tank and then dumped liquid drano. car ran perfectly. then the put sugar into the gas tank and car still ran fine with no stalling. cool show or what. the bleach caused the tank to rust very quickly.
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they also put raw egg in a radiator with a pin hole leak and it freaking plugged it.... i watch mythbusters alot. theres a site that has alot of epidodes to watch streaming. google it bc im feeling lazy lol
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i just saw that before the commercial. they put a egg in there but they showed the fluid coming out of the radiator. since u said it plugs it i want to see that. lolol. yea snowy here so im lazy also so watching it now. thanx. its a great show. been watching it for a while now
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I watch mythbusters every week religiously. For us engineering types, there's no cooler show on TV. I just wish discovery would start showing it on HD theater.
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i just saw that before the commercial. they put a egg in there but they showed the fluid coming out of the radiator. since u said it plugs it i want to see that. lolol. yea snowy here so im lazy also so watching it now. thanx. its a great show. been watching it for a while now. lolol what a way to make scrambled eggs. lolol. they also put in mothballs. it increased gas octane.
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I love Mythbusters!

One thing that irked me about the egg in the radiator though...I have a feeling it all congealed and blocked the radiator up before the leak. This would stop coolant flow and make it seem as if the leak was fixed. Since they blew up the engine shortly after there was really no way to tell.
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Pepper in the radiator will stop a pin hole leak as well.

Witnessed my father employ that trick on a Cordoba he was going to fix up.
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Mythbusters are the shit. I love the show.
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Had an OLD mechanic tell me when I was in High school that they used to clean valves by pouring slowly uncooked rice down the carb throat(!) while the engine was running. Polished up the intake and the valves and seats,all at the same time. Shot the rice out the tailpipe!
HOWEVER---that was on old flat head style of engines. He said he didn't know if it would work on these "new" ('60's) V-8's...
Similiar to using walnut shells to clean running jet engines...
Heard of that pepper trick, too...
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I watch mythbusters every week religiously. For us engineering types, there's no cooler show on TV. I just wish discovery would start showing it on HD theater.
Agreed
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I love Mythbusters!

One thing that irked me about the egg in the radiator though...I have a feeling it all congealed and blocked the radiator up before the leak. This would stop coolant flow and make it seem as if the leak was fixed. Since they blew up the engine shortly after there was really no way to tell.
Actually, while out in the deep woods moose hunting last fall on of my buddies sprung a small leak....he made it over 80km back to civilizaton with no apparent damage after using an egg to plug the whole.
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Wallnut shells in a jet engine?!?

Highly doubtful it would do anything besides destroy the compressor section............

How do I know? I've seen a sparrow destroy a running jet engine, and thier bones are pretty small and brittle......I'm an aviation technician among other things.

Now, if you're talking centrifugal instead of axial flow, then maybe..........

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http://video.glath.com/view/mythbust...legs,_Jet_Taxi

mythbusters use a orange 2nd gen trep taxi in this episode
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on that vid listen close when the jet engine blows off the treps front and back bumper.. the narrator calls them front and back fenders,,
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Hah, I remember changing the battery fondly. The leaking gas also brought back memories :(
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