The New York Times followed Nike Clites, a dealership worker as he put a BMW to death:
He drained the oil, then donned a silky blue protective suit, goggles and gloves and poured a sodium silicate solution into the engine. He revved the car, and within a few seconds, the solution hardened into a glass-like substance, the engine seized up and the car was dead.Kind of anticlimactic. We can think of more fun ways to destroy an engine. Any ideas?