A visit to the chassis dyno is not supposed to end with the glorious death of your engine at peak RPM, running WOT. That’s what drag strips are for. We kid. No, no one heads to the dyne to try and kill their stuff on purpose but the more serious your equipment is, the more strain on said parts and the more chance you could have an ending like that one we see here with a really healthy sounding Honda B-engine equipped Civic.
As most of the nose is not on the front of the car we can see the good sized intercooler, we can see the legit sized turbocharger and we can see the up-facing exhaust pipe tasked with moving the spent gasses out of the way.
As this car climbs to glorious levels of RPM, things go bad instantly. We ran the tape back and forth like 100 times and the best we can tell is that it pushed a head gasket and things went instantly to bat poop from there. Did it push the gasket, pressurize the intercooler and break it as well? We just know that in the span of like one frame of film things go from good to a teeny whisp of steam to a full on wallet killer. This looks bad.
We’re hoping the dude at the door did not get too much of a steam bath as a load of it makes an escape. You’ve always got to be paying attention at the dyno, no matter what is on it!
While this seems obvious, by watching all the black baseball hattd posers standing in the burnout box at no prep drags it’s apparently not