By Anonymous - 03/04/2016 09:46 - United States - Oakland
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At least, he gave it to you for free I guess, so you didn't lose much.
Are you fucking kidding me??? He knew you could've gotten seriously injured if the engine just blew, right? He's lucky it didn't just combust or something!
An engine doesn't just combust... The worst thing that could happen is that he has to pull over and slow down with the compartment on fire. Do you know how long it takes for a fire to spread from the engine compartment to the cab? More than two seconds like all of these people think.
Engines don't usually just blow out of nowhere though, there's almost always some sign of failure. A knocking noise, pinging, rattle, low oil pressure, high temperature, etc.... Need to pay attention to your car, and get it checked if something seems out of the ordinary!
Seriously. If someone close to me gave me a car, I would expect them to tell me what's wrong with it. If it was making a weird noise and I wasn't told about it, I might assume it's not a big deal because I wasn't told about it. (That's not necessarily true, I would personally ask about it immediately, but I wouldn't fault someone for not asking)