Originally Posted by 8G Galant
he claims to have totalled his irocZ28 after shooting all 8 pistions out through the hood after injecting 2 100 shots of NO2 at 140 trying to get to 160 i know nitro can fry engins but launching pistions? is that actually possiable. (sniff Sniif i smell bull shit )
In short, no, it's not.
As someone on another forum pointed out:
"First of all, Blowing a piston through the hood is pretty hard to do. Its almost impossible to blow the head off the block and have the piston shoot up with so much pressure that it has enough velocity to break through the hood.
The only way its most likely going to happen is if it shot through the side of the block and broke off the rod or the rod came with it and angled through the side of the block and STILL have enough velocity to go through the hood after having already puncture through the Block walls.
But still.. not going to happen."
People alway say they have a "Friend" or "know someone" who "put a piston though their hood," but no one has any proof that it actually happened. The physics of it are mind boggling. If a piston COULD come loose from the connecting rod with enough force to go through the head and still have enough velocity to punch a hole through the hood, then it's be too hard to keep it in the engine in NORMAL conditions.
You can send the rod sideways through the block, but it rarely comes completely out of the engine. Sending the piston up thought the head and hood? Noooooooooo