• Prestone shows us how important coolant is to an engine

Ever wondered what happens when an engine is running without coolant? We all know how important this substance is, but people still seem to be unaware, as thousands of vehicle owners let their cars run without it. Little do they know this can seriously damage their car’s motor.

Prestone wanted to show us just how vital coolant is to the life of an engine by making a video and putting it on YouTube. This isn’t CGI or any of that fake stuff that they use in Hollywood, no sir this stunt is 100 percent real. Prestone gave some well-trained pyromaniacs powerful blow torches and melted the engine block of a General Motors 3.6-liter six-cylinder.

That motor is found in many of GM’s cars, including the 2009 Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Malibu and the Chevrolet Traverse. A variation of the motor is even found in the 2010 and 2011 Camaro.

It only took around twenty minutes for the motor to burn, leaving only the crankshaft and the cylinder sleeves. Luckily, the video is only around three minutes.

Hit the jump to watch the engine burn.

Source: USA Today

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  (1023) posted on 07.7.2010

Wow. Ok. I didn’t think that needed a sarcasm tag, but apparently it did.

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

It can happen if you light you Caddy on fire LOL, other than that completely unrealistic.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

huh? this is extremely Over acting, this kind of heat is not the same as the actual engine heat. also every engine has a safety temperature level. if the temperature gauge reach the red line. it will automatically shuts down the engine.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

I don’t get it. What was the point of this video. She even says that the conditions represented are never going to be experienced anywhere in the world.

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