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Killing Your Clunker Correctly: How a Dealer 'Disables' It

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The 135 pages of Cash-for-Clunkers regulations rules require the dealer who sells you your new, more fuel-efficient car to 'disable' the engine of your traded-in clunker. But how do those dealers actually destroy the engine? Three words: sodium silicate solution. It's a combination of water, silica, and salt; two quarts are added to the ...

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