What you’re taking a search for at right here was once a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon‘s 3.6-litre V6. Now, it’s a nugatory pile of mangled scrap, all attributable to a easy however catastrophic mistake. Neatly, technically two mistakes.
The Wrangler in place a query to was taken to a North Florida FCA dealership the save a chap called Toby Tuten works. He filmed under the Rubicon, posting the photos on TikTok. Later, he defined to The Pressure that the car had been flat-towed in the support of a motorhome (or ‘RV’ when you’re studying this in the US) in first equipment and in the ‘4-low’ low-fluctuate mode that’s supposed for slack off-avenue stuff.
Tuten did some rough calculations in step with the car being towed at 55mph, surmising this would have caused the engine to flip at 50,000rpm, some seven and a half instances the redline.
The wound was intensive. The entire rear of the block is long past, giving a transparent look correct the arrangement through to the valves, and the oil pan has been ripped begin. The enter shaft for the gearbox sheered off, and the bell-housing is, effectively, no longer in actuality there to any extent additional. Even the catalytic converter was broken by the below-bonnet detonation.
The ticket of the replace aspects alone is someplace around $30,000, Tuten says. That’s extra than a nefarious-spec Wrangler, and supplied that a V6 Rubicon is $47,000, once labour is factored in we wouldn’t be taken aback if it’s deemed uneconomical to repair.
Supply: TikTok/The Pressure