When Engine Reconditioning Goes Wrong

You get DIY car engine reconditioning that will get the nod from most mechanics, and then you get engine fixes like those below that make us cover our faces in embarrassment! From using cable ties as a cam belt, to a G-clamp being used as a battery terminal connector, these ridiculous engine repair fails will make you laugh out loud (and leave you wondering what ever happened to these poor vehicles). Ready for a laugh? You’re in for a few:

An empty can chips in

No pipe? No problem! This DIY mechanic needed a hose in a hurry, and decided to use a Pringles tin with duct tape to solve the issue.

We’re un(c)able to believe this

This is arguably the craziest DIY engine repair fail we’ve ever seen, and should NEVER be tried at home. Seriously though, this is dangerous!

This car battery is terminal

We’re not exactly sure what is going on here, but it’ll be fun and games (more like sparks and flames) when the bonnet touches this G-clamp!

That’s one way to pop corn

Air filters are pretty important to keeping an engine in good condition, so we guess this popcorn tub serves the purpose (but it’s certainly not a long-term fix).

If we foil his can plan, he’ll be gutted

Imagine how bad this exhaust issue must have been for the car’s owner to use a coke can, foil, and FISHING LINE to fix it up!

We couldn’t think of heading for this one

As Durban’s leading engine reconditioners and engine repairs experts, we take SERIOUS offense to this absolutely crazy cylinder repair job.

Possum me the leaf blower, Marge!

We doubt that any of our engine repair tools are suited to fixing this engine issue! Good thing the owner of the vehicle checked under the hood before driving off.

Expert engine repair and reconditioning in Durban

Temporary engine repairs should only be used in dire circumstances, and then only to get the car going so that it makes it to an engine repair workshop. Eagleharm Engineering has the machinery to recondition any engine – from automotive vehicles through to earth-moving equipment and long-distance logistics vehicles. Don’t DIY something that could end up damaging more components in your engine. Instead, contact Ryan or Todd about fixing your engine right the first time!