The Piston Was Found Sideways

Over the years, many friends of mine have destroyed their engines in grand fashion. From broken crankshafts, to internals parts becoming external shrapnel, we’ve witnessed it all first hand. The picture above is the latest, fresh from this past weekend. Apparently his snowmobile wasn’t quite up to the challenge, and when the engine fell silent, he discovered that one of the pistons had turned 90 degrees in the cylinder. Nope, never a good thing.

1 comment to The Piston Was Found Sideways

  • JohnEd

    A few years ago I replaced a 4.7L in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that actually was running on 6 of the 8 cylinders. Sucked water, hydrolocked, broke two connecting rods which busted air vents in the block and left the pistons hanging by the rings. Oh, and never asked the owner his story.

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