They aren't doing anything that fancy here. The paper has an article
showing the whole car going into a chipper. All they are doing is
draining the fluids. They showed a Mercedes SEL going in and coming
out as kibble and bits. I am really surprised that they didn't take
off the body parts that were OK. All the clunker law requires is that
they destroy the engine and the VIN plate, everything else can be
On Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:35:25 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
I imagine it was
"One common method is to drain the car's oil and flood the engine with
sodium silicate, or liquid glass. Dealers then turn the car on and rev
the engine to let the solution harden. In just a few minutes, the car
Then they can fill out the "destroyed" affidavit.
I believe the guys around here just drive them to the recycler and he
ground them up. They had pictures of them lining the road.
I suppose they do the silicate thing when they are going to part out
the carcass. The guy here is grinding them up and shipping them out by
rail in hopper cars.
That is all the news is talking about. There may be a junk yard
somewhere around that is parting cars out but I don't know of one. The
"beautiful place" people made them all go away. The dealers just want
them gone so they can get their $4500
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:46:26 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
I know people who say this is short sighted because people with
families and little money want those big cars to move the gang around.
The last 2 democratic presidents really look like big business
Seems like someone else is catching on. There has been little actual
difference between either republicans and democrats for a long long
time. All of the red team blue team stuff is to just keep the clueless
kool aid drinker electorate distracted.
Newspaper here said around 2/3 of the vehicles being murdered are trucks
and such. Plenty of broke tradesmen out there who would like a newer
truck than the even-older one they are driving. Even with the $4500
check (which is probably added back to the price of a new car), there
are a lot of people out there that can't afford to buy new. When you are
thinning a herd, you don't kill the middle-age ones, you kill the oldest
and sickest. There is a lot of iron driving around on the streets here
that is even older and more polluting than the vehicles being destroyed.
They should at least SORT the trade-ins, and give the ones with usable
life left in them to Goodwill 'Wheels to Work' and similar programs,
that give cars to people so they can get jobs and get off welfare. For
people that have nothing but shoes, even a 15 mpg car looks pretty damn
good, if it means they can get to and from work. Don't worry, the
pending return of $4 gas will keep them from driving anywhere but to
work and the grocery store. If there is no local donation program, have
a first-come, first-serve swap arrangement, where people with NO money,
can bring in an older and higher mileage car, and let that take the
place of the one on the condemned list. Only destroy the oldest and
Call me a luddite- destroying working tools and equipment is a sin, and
bad for the environment. 'Use it up, wear it out', etc.
On Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:47:06 -0700 (PDT), in alt.home.repair, DerbyDad03
Drive it. Seriously. Driving an old gas guzzler 50,000 miles has less
impact on the environment than building a new car.
Of course some of these "old gas guzzlers" being destroyed by the CARS
program might have got as good or better fuel economy than a new car.
Didn't the VW diesels of the mid-80s get 60+ MPG? Where can I buy a new car
today that gets 60+ MPG?
CARS: Just another corporate welfare program.
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well it has gotten the auto companies selling vehicles again.
if government had done nothing we would be in a depression today.
although this serious recession has probably changed behavior for at
least a generation.
unlimited credit isnt a health thing.......
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