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Fabricating plastic pistons (will they work?)

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In this episode we try (somewhat successfully) to get an engine to work on plastic pistons.
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  1. Pixelated


    Acum 46 minute

    You should put it back together and tow it to another shop for diagnosing.

  2. chris whatley

    chris whatley

    Acum 7 ore

    How did you get Kermit the frog to do the voice-over ?

  3. David Howard

    David Howard

    Acum 9 ore

    I wonder if water injection would help?

  4. Racer X

    Racer X

    Acum 15 ore

    Should have used PEEK.

  5. Oscar Walton

    Oscar Walton

    Acum o Zi

    Chevy Vega had epoxy pistons in the 70s it was a total disaster

  6. Владимир Петряев

    Владимир Петряев

    Acum o Zi

    Top gear по-русски!

  7. Владимир Петряев

    Владимир Петряев

    Acum o Zi

    Первый раз смотрю русский канал на англицком!

  8. Andrzej Strzelecki

    Andrzej Strzelecki

    Acum o Zi

    Hey! This is Edd China after one week in Russia!

  9. Wesley Oos

    Wesley Oos

    Acum o Zi

    But now ya plastic pistons obviously are going to change size

  10. Wesley Oos

    Wesley Oos

    Acum o Zi

    Correction it is not the piston but the rings that expand. Drag cars that run nitro methane or people that push boost do something called an over bore along with a process were you trim the rings. Without these modifications the boost or nitro methane will cause the rings to expand in the cylinder do to high heat. If there is not enough expansion room the rings will snap and destroy the engine

  11. Wesley Oos

    Wesley Oos

    Acum o Zi

    Told ya not for long

  12. Wesley Oos

    Wesley Oos

    Acum o Zi

    Most of any sort of friction will be on the rings not as much on the piston. Any plastic heat sensitive will not last long at all

  13. aftonline


    Acum o Zi

    Why don't you try making pistons out of ice, or butter? You'd get the same result, only faster!

  14. Cassiano Martin

    Cassiano Martin

    Acum 2 Zile

    please make sure this DON'T reach car manufacturers. They'll start using plastic pistons!

  15. Slopoke


    Acum 2 Zile

    You took all the Bob weight off the crank. Makes the idle shaky as shit. Then kinda smooths out at some rpm above idle..haha

  16. Eweun Kettles

    Eweun Kettles

    Acum 2 Zile

    yamaha twins used to melt pistons till electronic ignition cured it

  17. tony axeman

    tony axeman

    Acum 2 Zile

    Um pistons are not made completely round but that`s alloy were talking about .Hey how about a ceramic piston. Hey I am Russian too!

  18. Oliver Gregcevic

    Oliver Gregcevic

    Acum 2 Zile

    You have to make pistons from TEFLON.

  19. Ferdinand W.M. Haag

    Ferdinand W.M. Haag

    Acum 2 Zile

    you should use PEEK - this could probably keep up with the loads and the temperature increase ;)



    Acum 3 Zile

    make some pistons from osmium thank me later

  21. Edward Braun

    Edward Braun

    Acum 3 Zile

    I think it was Honda some years back the made an Engine out of Ceramic . The beauty of it is it doesn't need oil or any lubrication or cooling .

  22. Edward Braun

    Edward Braun

    Acum 3 Zile

    That's why the Manufacturer doesn't use Plastic to make the Pistons from.

  23. Matt Cat

    Matt Cat

    Acum 3 Zile

    Next time put them in a Lada engine, might work better, lol

  24. scottrich976


    Acum 3 Zile

    Try a ceramic cap and tuffnol piston.

  25. DKay DKay

    DKay DKay

    Acum 3 Zile

    you do the stupid thinks, that i think when i was a child hahaha amazing dude xD

  26. Guillermo R.

    Guillermo R.

    Acum 3 Zile

    Next video, carbon fiber pistons!.

  27. spirit of 69

    spirit of 69

    Acum 3 Zile

    The volga has Morris marina door handles.

  28. Robert Wyeth

    Robert Wyeth

    Acum 3 Zile

    👍 good job 😀 I like ur vids keep it up!

  29. Scooter George

    Scooter George

    Acum 4 Zile

    Is that like Teflon?

  30. Kermit in Mountain

    Kermit in Mountain

    Acum 4 Zile

    Haven't you tried tempered glass pistons? Like I mentioned a few months ago?

  31. My favorite Martian

    My favorite Martian

    Acum 4 Zile

    Maybe a ceramic piston crown would work?

  32. Martin Schou

    Martin Schou

    Acum 4 Zile

    I misread the title, which could be another very interesting test, though I don't think you could make it in the garage. "Fabricating glass pistons (will they work?)"

  33. juan asanelli

    juan asanelli

    Acum 5 Zile

    Tal vez si la falda pueda hace se de plásticos resistentes al calor pero no la cabeza que deberá seguir siendo metálica ya que el calor de la combustión se lo come

  34. juan asanelli

    juan asanelli

    Acum 5 Zile

    se dice que se hiceron de madera...

  35. Florichest


    Acum 5 Zile

    no way. it won't last long.

  36. Twisted


    Acum 5 Zile

    next... fill up the engine with oil based paint and drive it till ends then open the engine

  37. Kenny gaines

    Kenny gaines

    Acum 5 Zile

    You should try to make pistons out of machinable ceramics and see if that holds up

  38. Wal Sakaluk

    Wal Sakaluk

    Acum 5 Zile

    Try again with rigid PFTE (Teflon).

  39. Fasullo Davvero

    Fasullo Davvero

    Acum 5 Zile

    Era prevedibile,sarebbe stato strano il contrario... 🤣😁

  40. high test

    high test

    Acum 6 Zile

    Lead pistons please

  41. 4 speed Garage

    4 speed Garage

    Acum 6 Zile

    I know there’s probably not a lot different but what about aluminum pistons

  42. Un poco de todo

    Un poco de todo

    Acum 7 Zile

    Muy divertido 👍👍🔧🔧🔧🤣🤣🤣🤣

  43. Moe Gizzard

    Moe Gizzard

    Acum 7 Zile

    I bet even putin has driven a lada at least once...

    • television and cheese

      television and cheese

      Acum 6 Zile

      Well, yeah Man grew up with a ZAZ 968 haha

  44. bradley morgan

    bradley morgan

    Acum 7 Zile

    this video is so wide...

  45. Lukas Leier

    Lukas Leier

    Acum 7 Zile

    “Ohh no what seems to be the problem” also car running on plastic pistons😂😂😂

  46. Boosted Wrenches

    Boosted Wrenches

    Acum 7 Zile

    Doesn't look like they made any oil ports in the piston...

  47. V.O.A.


    Acum 7 Zile

    I suggest you make a "CARBON FIBER" PISTON. same versatile as steel.

  48. chris77777777ify


    Acum 8 Zile

    Steel pistons are in heavy trucks.

  49. fat belly

    fat belly

    Acum 8 Zile

    next install the engine upside down to see if it still works

  50. geemy geemy

    geemy geemy

    Acum 8 Zile

    they don't increase clearances for F1. they reduce then meaning the engine cannot be cranked at ambient temperature. you need to heat up the engine and engine oil and crank it for a few seconds with an external starter to lubricate before even attempting to fire it. this is one of the reason why they are much more efficient (efficient as mechanical energy provided/chemical energy contained in the fuel) compared to road cars, but not anywhere capable of daily driving like cold starting or idling < 1000rpm

  51. ACTippets


    Acum 8 Zile

    I would say HPP or even hard wood pistons next time.

  52. davidkosa


    Acum 8 Zile

    Next video: Cardboard pistons

  53. John Ophenrong

    John Ophenrong

    Acum 8 Zile

    u guys should try reversing offset pistons to see if there is any difference..another channel uncle tony..i believe talks about it...

  54. mike oniones

    mike oniones

    Acum 8 Zile

    One word silicone glass or Ceramic.

  55. kingdom music

    kingdom music

    Acum 9 Zile

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  56. wills movies

    wills movies

    Acum 9 Zile

    Why would you even think it would work??? It’s an INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE . Note the term combustion. Combustion = HEAT.

  57. bobby D

    bobby D

    Acum 10 Zile

    I love these guys.

  58. Donalv Donalv

    Donalv Donalv

    Acum 10 Zile

    For next experiment open the gate please.

  59. Luke Finn

    Luke Finn

    Acum 10 Zile

    Why not make the Piston out of bone? Simply mix the bone powder with some bone glue and mold it into a piston shape. Then the bones walk when you fire the engine.

  60. canada painter

    canada painter

    Acum 10 Zile

    if the plastic pistons would have steel tops,.,, they would even last..



    Acum 10 Zile

    Is there a link for the original language content? I don't speak English!!! But I love just watching... Palio francais? Sprechen sie Deutsch? Hablas Espanol?

  62. itsbrental


    Acum 11 Zile

    What if you put a metal plate to take the heat on top of the plastic

  63. Rick S

    Rick S

    Acum 11 Zile

    Most Russian cars can be repaired with bubblegum and some bailing twine ... the engineering is simple but effective and practical.

  64. Kukamunga Phobia

    Kukamunga Phobia

    Acum 11 Zile

    Try making the pistons out of Teflon.

  65. Keith Lewis

    Keith Lewis

    Acum 11 Zile

    The highest melting point of performance plastics PTFE and PEEK both have melting points at 600-650 degrees. Combustion temps are 1100-1400. Add to it that 1 cubic CM of PEEK is 3 grams and aluminum is 2.6 grams so it would also be heavier.... Plastics arent there yet... However, carbon fiber can take heat up to 3600 degrees and have a weight of 1.6 grams. There are already pistons with carbon fiber skirts and of course carbon fiber connecting rods. Of course, they aint cheap! LOL

  66. obdiah1


    Acum 11 Zile

    if it wasnt for communism Russians would rule the world intelligent people

  67. DexMaster881


    Acum 11 Zile

    Plastic is made out of natural and synthetic fuel. You basically made your pistons out of fuel. Big surprise they burned.

  68. Sony Droid

    Sony Droid

    Acum 11 Zile

    I hope BMW doesn't watch this, it will give them ideas lol!!!

  69. Nate G

    Nate G

    Acum 11 Zile

    Turbocharge the Lada!!!!🙏

  70. S J

    S J

    Acum 11 Zile

    Always check the carfax

  71. A S

    A S

    Acum 11 Zile

    This iz hi quality Russian engins powered by juices of fermentation from hi qualityz potato

  72. Jim


    Acum 12 Zile

    If you plated the top it might work for a while, but the plugs are going to get fouled by plastic.

  73. bccp32


    Acum 12 Zile

    BMW should be taking notes

  74. Ty Ty

    Ty Ty

    Acum 12 Zile

    You could try to make some pistons out of stainless steel or aluminum and just make them super high compression. See if you can make a bunch of extra power by making your own high compression pistons and see how long they last.

  75. SamCovert


    Acum 12 Zile


  76. Rivercifer


    Acum 12 Zile

    Hey send this to the boys Make a jacketed piston. Just cap it like a tooth.

  77. Real Life

    Real Life

    Acum 12 Zile

    it makes me really upset to see people using those cheap piston ring compressors bc i swear i could not for the life of me to get that piston to go in. tapered fit like a glove!!!

  78. Onkel T

    Onkel T

    Acum 13 Zile

    Build Graphitepistons. :-)



    Acum 13 Zile

    6:09 RIP

  80. Darryl Edington

    Darryl Edington

    Acum 13 Zile

    Where is the heat supposed to go? A metal piston sends heat down the sides to help the top cool. Say NO to plastic pistons.

  81. MikesTigWelding


    Acum 13 Zile

    try Teflon for pistons

  82. Andras Szabo

    Andras Szabo

    Acum 13 Zile

    What brand of car is that?

    • Jimmy


      Acum 12 Zile

      It's GAZ-31029 Volga

  83. G Philip C

    G Philip C

    Acum 13 Zile

    Blend some ceramic dust into the plastic stuff.

  84. Db Parrish

    Db Parrish

    Acum 13 Zile

    I love this man! Keep up the fight for technology!

  85. Henry Wait

    Henry Wait

    Acum 13 Zile

    This may actually be reliable enough to drive if 3 things are combined: 1. Fuel the car with Methanol or maybe Ethanol as they have a cooling effect and in some cases no radiator is required on Methanol fueled cars. 2. Apply a heat treatment coating to the pistons 3. Design and 3D print the pistons to have intricate cooling galleries the oil squirters can assist in cooling the piston better.

  86. Novusod


    Acum 13 Zile

    Should make some wheels out of that plastic.

  87. twoeightythreez


    Acum 13 Zile

    How about some pistons made from hemp

  88. Tyler Sowa

    Tyler Sowa

    Acum 13 Zile

    The only" tension" is created by the propaganda machine Aka the NEWS! And by biden calling out putin then running away and making excuses after his bluff is called.

  89. Alan Estes

    Alan Estes

    Acum 13 Zile

    Hard to believe it actually ran that long .

  90. Alan Estes

    Alan Estes

    Acum 13 Zile

    LOL . oookay .

  91. Dave Beckley

    Dave Beckley

    Acum 14 Zile

    What a way to lighten racing engines, plastic pistons, plastic crankshaft, plastic cam, and a plastic block! It could race to the end of pit lane. Cool experiment.

  92. ZombieStain65


    Acum 14 Zile


  93. jtll1


    Acum 14 Zile

    Sugestion: gasoline or diesel + oxigen tanq, a bit , a little pure O2 in the combustion chamber.

  94. HotRodder=Recycler


    Acum 14 Zile

    No sign of valve condition. Compression loss due to debris getting at the valves?

  95. Patrick Kelly

    Patrick Kelly

    Acum 14 Zile

    Damn, there goes my plans for 3d printing a high performance engine this weekend... ;)

  96. Systemic 31

    Systemic 31

    Acum 14 Zile

    I didnt know kermit the frog did voiceovers

  97. J K

    J K

    Acum 14 Zile


  98. Rathu GT

    Rathu GT

    Acum 14 Zile

    El Risitas !😔💔

  99. aeroflopper


    Acum 14 Zile

    Had a old 2 stroke that had a wooden piston, that was a long time ago

  100. Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    Acum 14 Zile

    Someone needs to figure out how to make pistons out of aerogel.