Since someone started an engine survival story topic. I figured that we should have an engine destruction topic. Who has some obscure engine lunchings? Sure some will be the "my daughter didn't check her oil for 12 years" type stuff ..but let's see what the harvest brings here. I'll start: This was when I was 20. A friend and I were just driving up the road and the oil light came on in his Falcon wagon. We stopped ..check the oil ..FULL ...drove on ...we were okay for a bit ...then stuff started getting a bit noisy ..the thing had solid lifters ..so there was no warning there. We made it to the gas station that we both worked at ..but just barely. The boss, a great wrench and racer, finally figured out that the distributor drive had rounded out ...no oil being pumped. Second car (mine): The first time I changed a canister type old style Chevy oil filter. I didn't notice that the old gasket didn't fall out when I dropped it ..put new gasket in ...didn't test for leaks ...lent car to friend that night ...got a call 3 hours later ...lunched engine. Actually the engine lasted about 500 miles from that point. It was loud and I knew it was just a matter of time. It just quit one day. Expensive lesson at 18 years old.