This is what happens when you fill a car's gas tank with Coke


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/08/this-is-what-happens-when-you.html


#2

What did the moron think would happen?


#3

Probably that people would watch his youtube videos and he’d increase his (almost 6M) subscribers.


#4

THEY don’t want your to know!


#5

I feel like my IQ has just been lowered by watching this video. Not a wonderful thing.

Coke is water plus syrup. Both of which are not things you want in your gas tank (maybe your enemy’s gas tank).


#6

:no_mouth:

The Onion has fewer than a million.

I really wonder what kind of a weird alchemy makes people who pour coke (And bleach. And liquid nitrogen…) into their gas tanks rise to the top of the entertainment food chain.

The hydraulic press channel I sort of get - totally bizarre Finnish metal dude tearing stuff to pieces, with explosions - what’s not to like? This leaves me baffled.


#7

If he was trolling it seems like a waste of a perfectly good car. If he wasn’t, well then he’s dumb for not realizing gasoline engines need electrolytes to run properly, not carbonation. Try Gatorade next time, idiot.


#8

BRAWNDO - It’s got what BMWs crave!


#9

you get exactly what you should have known you’d get…a damaged engine.


#10

Just stop with the half measures. Pour a gallon of maple syrup in there. After all, hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, the difference can’t be that great, can it?


#11

I think this guy’s whole shtick is that he destroys stuff that’s at least a little pricey (even his obligatory mentos+coke video involves a destroyed drone). I can concede the appeal of watching it when coming across it in passing, but it wears thin really quick.


#12

Carbohydrates starts with car, so it should start a car. It’s so close to science, it just might work.


#13

#14

Fool! Doesn’t he realize America runs on Dunkin’?


#15

You sacrificed your own IQ for the greater good, saving mine and that of countless others.

Thank you, kind person. Thank you.


#16

Isn’t this just an updated version of putting sugar in your enemy’s gas tank?


#17

Considerably more graphic: putting washer fluid in the oil filter.


#18

I watched it on mute and quickly scanned the video until i saw the car stopped driving. Pretty stupid, no idea who this youtuber is… what i was hoping he’d do was do a science-y video showing what happens when someone puts soda in a car’s gas tank, when i saw that he didn’t do that at all i was glad i didn’t bother to really watch it.


#19

Wikipedia needs to be updated to give Jethro credit for inventing this technology in the 60’s.

No scene-specific image is easily googlible, so you’ll have to use your imagination:

spoiler alert for those still bingeing: When they ran out of water and the car wouldn’t run on gas, Mr. Drysdale realized Jethro had mislabeled the “water” and “gas” tanks. Hilarity ensued.


#20

ok you guys