How To Use Sodium Silicate
Engine Disablement Procedures for the CARS Program
Taken from Page 127 in the NHTSA Final Rule
THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT TO BE USED BY THE VEHICLE OWNER
THESE STEPS ARE FOR PARTICPATING CARS DEALERS ONLY1. Obtain solution of 40% sodium silicate/60% water. (The Sodium Silicate (SiO2/Na2O) must have a weight ratio of 3.0 or greater.)
Perform the following procedure to disable the vehicle engine.
2. Drain engine oil for environmentally appropriate disposal.
3. Install the oil drain plug.
4. Since the procedure is intended to render the engine inoperative, drive or move the vehicle to the desired area for disablement.
5. Pour enough solution in the engine through the oil fill for the oil pump to circulate the solution throughout the engine. Start by adding 2 quarts of the solution, which should be sufficient in most cases.
CAUTION: Wear goggles and gloves. Appropriate protective clothing should be worn to prevent silicate solution from coming into contact with the skin.
6. Replace the oil fill cap.
7. Start the engine.
8. Run engine at approximately 2000 rpm (for safety reasons do not operate at high rpm) until the engine stops. (Typically the engine will operate for 3 to 7 minutes. As the solution starts to affect engine operation, the operator will have to apply more throttle to keep the engine at 2000 rpm.)
9. Allow the engine to cool for at least 1 hour.
10. With the battery at full charge or with auxiliary power to provide the power of a fully charged battery, attempt to start the engine.
11. If the engine will not operate at idle, the procedure is complete.
12. If the engine will operate at idle, repeat steps 7 through 11 until the engine will no longer idle.
13. Attach a label to the engine that legibly states the following:
This engine is from a vehicle that is part of the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). It has significant internal damage caused by operating the engine with a sodium silicate solution (liquid glass) instead of oil.
14. File this document in the file for the new vehicle purchase.
Not exactly.They will go to auctions and junkyards that have registered with the program.We are aloud to take anything other than the drivetrain.Yes, we are responsible to purchase the chemicals to "disable" the engine. Then some company will come and pick up the disabled units and as long as our paperwork is in order, will go to the place where the vehicles are crushed. Then, as long as all of the paperwork is in order, the dealership will get their money from the government. Sounds like we are all going to get ripped off here!
Not exactly.They will go to auctions and junkyards that have registered with the program.We are aloud to take anything other than the drivetrain.
The program wont even put a scratch into the enviromental impact these vehicles supposedly create.Yep, trying to expedite an end to a chapter in this country of driving oversize, gas guzzling vehicles, just because we can... Countries around the World have watched us continue to drive those monstrous, gas guzzling behemoths, and just chuckled. :smt081 They knew our time was coming.
Are you refering to the dealers or the salvage yard? We are a Junk yard so we can.We were told we cannot touch anything on the vehicle. It also has to be registered, and driveable. The place that processes them is supposed to inspect them to make sure they are a complete vehicle with the engine disabled or the dealership will not get their money. Odd that other places get different information....or should I say "typical".
Originally Posted by 1FastMopar
Yep, trying to expedite an end to a chapter in this country of driving oversize, gas guzzling vehicles, just because we can... Countries around the World have watched us continue to drive those monstrous, gas guzzling behemoths, and just chuckled. :smt081 They knew our time was coming.
The program wont even put a scratch into the enviromental impact these vehicles supposedly create.