Removing the engine out of a car can be a long process, if you want to get it done the right way. Well, there are other, much faster ways to do it, though they are a bit unorthodox and you definitely shouldn’t try them at home.
If you have any mechanical sympathy, you’ll cringe while watching this video that shows an old Grand Cherokee getting abused on a field, before having its engine hooked up on the biggest tow strap you’ve seen. What’s more, that strap has been wrapped around a tree.
Why would anyone try such a thing? Apparently, BlippinJeep wanted to give the Grand Cherokee a spectacular death and asked for some scientific advice from Engineering Explained.
The plan involved 440ft of tow strap and having the car doing 60mph at the moment of truth. In theory, it could be done. Practice was an altogether different story.
Yanking an engine out of a moving Grand Cherokee didn’t exactly worked out though but the attempt still resulted in a pretty dramatic fashion. With the steering wheel and throttle pedal locked in position, the old Jeep accelerated across the field until it met the force of an immovable object, namely the tree, that yanked it over as if it were a toy.
Nature won this one, but we can’t help but be impressed by how well that V8 powertrain is bolted on the chassis of that Jeep. Maybe more speed will do the trick next time.