Why Dragster Engines Only Last 4 seconds

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Top fuel dragsters are the most powerful cars built today. One Top Fuel dragster's 500-cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first four rows at the Daytona 500. It is said that drivers experience more G's than an astronaut headed to space. They have spark plugs that are strong enough to weld metal. Their flame front's measure in temperatures up to 7000 degree's. Assuming that all of the equipment is paid off, the crew works gratis, and nothing breaks, each run costs an estimated $1000 per second and that crazy cost is because a dragster engine needs to be rebuilt EVERY RUN.
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  1. GameSpy DarkAge

    GameSpy DarkAge

    5 саат мурун

    Let him do it, James!

  2. Ian Hilton

    Ian Hilton

    13 саат мурун

    C A M O H A T

  3. Krisztián Kapus (KridoX)

    Krisztián Kapus (KridoX)

    14 саат мурун

    This is stupid XD what a way to waste parts and materials...

  4. Stephen Gruenberg

    Stephen Gruenberg

    19 саат мурун

    The Neil DeGrasse Tyson of explaining anything motor.

  5. Steven Williams

    Steven Williams

    20 саат мурун

    I enjoy the technical aspect of drag racing more than the race itself. It happens so quickly, it's hard to appreciate everything that happens.

  6. Maurice Jones

    Maurice Jones

    Күн мурун

    Best Video I have ever seen on KGkey!!

  7. domi


    Күн мурун

    Dragsters are a waste of time and money. But its fun to watch them 😂

  8. criptacronalike


    Күн мурун


  9. Chris Truong

    Chris Truong

    Күн мурун


  10. Warna Brotha

    Warna Brotha

    2 күн мурун

    Drag Engine's theme song, "Live fast, die young."

  11. JonM143.2


    2 күн мурун

    Supra fanboys: “My SuPrA CaN HaVe MoRe HoRsEpOwer”

    • Soggy Salt

      Soggy Salt

      2 күн мурун


  12. EverybodyHateOnJAMES


    2 күн мурун

    Yes officer, It’s stock

  13. ZP gaming

    ZP gaming

    2 күн мурун

    You wont last 5 second driving a dragster 😩😩😩

  14. Akkretion (Akkretion)

    Akkretion (Akkretion)

    2 күн мурун

    GJ America & hugh thanks for quickly destroying our only planet before the sun is able to do that for Y O U !

  15. Dirtybird Wilson

    Dirtybird Wilson

    2 күн мурун

    Can i have the number of the smoking hot girl at 1.00

  16. Lynestro The Conqueror

    Lynestro The Conqueror

    3 күн мурун

    Camo Hat more country than most of country radio these days.

  17. efern011


    3 күн мурун

    Yes more dragster stuff!

  18. Jodie Earl

    Jodie Earl

    3 күн мурун

    Did anyone else notice the intake and exhaust were swapped on the left bank?

  19. erinator1703


    3 күн мурун

    How much air by the supercharger? Don’t know it’s retard numbers.

  20. Vijaykrishna Raju

    Vijaykrishna Raju

    4 күн мурун

    More power baby

  21. Jean-Sébastien Poirier

    Jean-Sébastien Poirier

    4 күн мурун

    Came for the dragsters, stayed for the Camo Hat Song. GG Donut Media!!

  22. Darren Scott

    Darren Scott

    5 күн мурун

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  23. Danny Melendez

    Danny Melendez

    5 күн мурун

    Yesss 2 wheel show

  24. Benjamin Rodriguez

    Benjamin Rodriguez

    5 күн мурун

    The way he pronounced centrifugal had me dying 😂😂😂

  25. Nadun De Silva

    Nadun De Silva

    6 күн мурун

    Please Please, Do the Bike stufff, MotoGP, SBK, Street Racing, anything

  26. disdat


    6 күн мурун

    Jeremiah ought to be a teacher. Incredibly good style of education/explanation

  27. Charles McMillion

    Charles McMillion

    8 күн мурун

    "The inertia of the piston reciprocating up and down exponentially increases the effective weight of a piston as your RPMs go up". False. It's a linear relationship. You are confusing inertia and momentum.

  28. Ankunding Jamel

    Ankunding Jamel

    8 күн мурун

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  29. DizzyCarbon


    8 күн мурун


  30. Emily Peters

    Emily Peters

    9 күн мурун

    Would dig a motorcycle show

  31. David Ferry

    David Ferry

    9 күн мурун

    I pay for premium KGkey because I hate commercials. You incorporate two of them into the body of your presentation. A big thumbs down.

  32. Brantley Riddle

    Brantley Riddle

    9 күн мурун

    A 2 wheeled show would be absolutely awesome! Please make it happen!

  33. 3


    9 күн мурун

    2 wheel show pls

  34. Michael C. (sonofnone)

    Michael C. (sonofnone)

    9 күн мурун

    Gimme a Donut x F9 show for the love of God and all that is epic, please

  35. Bashus Scratch

    Bashus Scratch

    10 күн мурун

    So uh... is there any part of it that isn't replaced every run?

  36. Peter Mayers

    Peter Mayers

    10 күн мурун

    Metrics please :)

  37. Mason Rich

    Mason Rich

    10 күн мурун

    I want to see a two wheeled series

  38. Frost Racing

    Frost Racing

    10 күн мурун

    Please 2 wheel show

  39. Eric Ruhlmann

    Eric Ruhlmann

    11 күн мурун

    I support the creation of a 2-wheel show at Donut.

  40. King Lee

    King Lee

    11 күн мурун

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  41. Rupert Herzog

    Rupert Herzog

    11 күн мурун

    Top fuelers do not use overhead cams as you show and rods break because uusually because of another failure, as they are only used for so many runs.

  42. Pepe Games

    Pepe Games

    12 күн мурун

    Miniature: five secs Title:four secs Prezenter:Yes

  43. Olenga Gallardo

    Olenga Gallardo

    12 күн мурун

    After watching CD and this vid i now have a much better understanding of top fuel engines

  44. David Breitstein

    David Breitstein

    13 күн мурун

    OMG Hair Loss Commercial?! LOL!...

  45. 821B O5 Ajwad

    821B O5 Ajwad

    13 күн мурун

    More PoWer BABY!!!

  46. Tobacco Pro

    Tobacco Pro

    13 күн мурун

    That more power joke is getting a bit old🤷🏻‍♂️

  47. Rishabh Kansal

    Rishabh Kansal

    13 күн мурун

    U can notice they don’t back up videos, instead get old clips from KGkey

  48. Davey T

    Davey T

    13 күн мурун

    Most TF dragsters use copper head gaskets. Don't think MLS gaskets would hold up.

  49. Norm Baker

    Norm Baker

    14 күн мурун

    Nitromethane origins is it is rocket fuel.

  50. Norm Baker

    Norm Baker

    14 күн мурун

    Both images are hemispherical head design. When ever the spark plug is top dead center and the valves are on either side, its a hemispherical design. When the spark plug is off to the side, that is a non hemispherical head. The whole idea behind the hemispherical head is the spark plug is top, dead center. The flame front then comes straight down on center of the piston. Which allows much more advanced timing and smoother, more power out of the engine.

  51. Louis 1

    Louis 1

    14 күн мурун

    1:00 I had to rewind

  52. Bigpond CableGuy

    Bigpond CableGuy

    14 күн мурун

    Premium user here, yet I get ads, I am unsubbing, sorry when ads are forced onto me (see what I did there), I leave for that exact reason because I know that you have sold your channel to these brands with contracts. Shame really because this channel had and probably still has some good content.

  53. jbassgold


    14 күн мурун

    Motorcycle show!! Do it

  54. SuzukiKid400


    15 күн мурун

    “Your average car can last over 3,000 hrs of run time.” At an average speed of 35 mph, that equates to only 105,000 miles. An average of 50 mph equates to 150,000 miles. Obviously it depends on how fast you drive, but both those figure seem very low to me!

  55. Murphy Aldrich

    Murphy Aldrich

    15 күн мурун

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  56. Abel Mendoza

    Abel Mendoza

    15 күн мурун

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  57. jestertop


    15 күн мурун

    More 2 wheel donuts!

  58. Le Viet Thanh

    Le Viet Thanh

    15 күн мурун

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  59. don wickman

    don wickman

    15 күн мурун

    Thought they were pushrod motors ..

  60. no angel

    no angel

    15 күн мурун

    1st person I’ve heard make a dragster boring👉😵

  61. Christian L

    Christian L

    15 күн мурун

    would LOVE to see a motorcycle show on the channel, that’d be awesome

  62. Ganesan G

    Ganesan G

    15 күн мурун

    Camo hat ftw! Please more of that country jingle!!! 🤘

  63. Tine Tannies

    Tine Tannies

    16 күн мурун

    I'm amazed that the economics of top fuel drag racing allows it to exist

  64. icer72


    16 күн мурун

    1:19 Google meet (PC) background be like:

  65. Metroplex


    16 күн мурун

    3:48 that's 1000 more revs then the engine the Panda Trueno gets after having the first one blow in 2nd stage

  66. Metroplex


    16 күн мурун


  67. Allen Naik

    Allen Naik

    16 күн мурун

    Mom's mini van? Dude my mum is a car girl, she has a supra and a Miata

  68. Keith Kaucher

    Keith Kaucher

    16 күн мурун

    The motors in dragsters use a centrally mounted camshaft , which use roller lifters, push rod and rocker arms to actuate the valves. Your animation shows a Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) set up which would indicate four camshafts, two cams per cylinder bank. Just though you should know.

  69. Nathan Forman

    Nathan Forman

    16 күн мурун

    Love it!

  70. LittleTimmyJr (Brandon Wong)

    LittleTimmyJr (Brandon Wong)

    16 күн мурун

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  71. superjdog100


    16 күн мурун

    Hey man correction on the video. Top fuel cars do not use MLS gaskets. They use a solid copper gaskets with o ring groves cut in the head with steel hoop rings on the cylinder sleeve so it cuts into the copper and presses it into the cylinder head

  72. jimmbbo


    17 күн мурун

    Good job!! More drag stuff! Mebbe some discussions of the various classes of dragsters?

  73. DariusMcScotty


    17 күн мурун

    I never understood dragracings, but at least i understand how the engines of these "cars" work Once again, Donut Media rocks!

  74. gary schraa

    gary schraa

    17 күн мурун

    I'm no expert ...... but for a man to speak non-stop about such extremely complicated mechanics ........ at such a young age ....... well , all I can say is you must've rebuilt your first engine (solo) by the age of 6 or 7 . [And I don't mean lawnmower engine , I mean a Chevy 350 4 bolt main blablabla edlebrock blablabla Holley 4 barrel carber -blablabla-ator] Your from the planet Krypton aren't ya .. haha . jeezus

  75. torger helgeland

    torger helgeland

    17 күн мурун

    this guy's great at what he does. and he's funny. carry on

  76. fouarges


    17 күн мурун

    Do a motorcycle-related show

  77. Bobdodge


    17 күн мурун

    What bearings do dragsters use? Are they roller? Or what we buy

  78. Bobdodge


    17 күн мурун

    Wish i could rebuild my engine in 40 minutes

  79. Bobdodge


    17 күн мурун

    Like how said TQ rather than HP on the clutch... Also many ppl think higher octane the hotter the engine runs..no.. And another myth..i need more power ill use a hotter spark plug.. No it robs hp

  80. Riley Stolk

    Riley Stolk

    17 күн мурун

    Should talk about rotary dragsters

  81. Oliver Record

    Oliver Record

    18 күн мурун

    more motorcycle content on Donut pls

  82. Barry J

    Barry J

    18 күн мурун

    Ok but is no one talking about James' future career in country music?

  83. Audelhaiu


    18 күн мурун

    0:59 Selena Gomez?

  84. vCuda


    18 күн мурун

    Cars on rubber tires at the top of their game!

  85. Ranesh Vanan

    Ranesh Vanan

    18 күн мурун

    Supra fanboys :just use a 2jz broo

  86. steve shoemaker

    steve shoemaker

    18 күн мурун

    Crazzzzzy in more ways than one....? Huuuuu Thanks l guess or maybe not... ?

  87. Cjxtreme66


    18 күн мурун

    So... live fast die young?

  88. Dale Mowatt

    Dale Mowatt

    18 күн мурун

    I realize that nothing is free.. but dam I hate your commercials..pretty good video if u can stand the admission

  89. Anthony midwest

    Anthony midwest

    18 күн мурун

    Yes motorcycle show please

  90. MrMrMadMax92


    19 күн мурун

    can you pls make this song real i want to listen to it every day

    • MrMrMadMax92


      19 күн мурун

      you have such a beautyful voice

  91. Minecrafter 02

    Minecrafter 02

    19 күн мурун

    God, it's even more primitive than I thought!

  92. TSTaterSalad


    19 күн мурун

    Motor cycles! +1 vote

  93. D.Michael Photography

    D.Michael Photography

    19 күн мурун

    “Conecting rods”

  94. K Dog

    K Dog

    19 күн мурун

    For c a m o h a t 14:14

  95. Gee Zee

    Gee Zee

    19 күн мурун

    Dragsters must be paying big money to all the KGkeyrs. I have seen at least half a dozen major KGkey channels suddenly decide to cover top fuel dragsters.

  96. patriot 1018

    patriot 1018

    19 күн мурун

    He sounded like rocket from guardian of the galaxy in the beginning

  97. Bullast


    19 күн мурун

    I wonder if this kind of power could be made with a boxer engine… 🤔🤔

  98. Bailey Hudson

    Bailey Hudson

    19 күн мурун

    Donut needs a two wheel show!!

  99. GATO Supreme

    GATO Supreme

    20 күн мурун

    Too many commercials and they are way too long. Was going to recommend to my fellow gear heads but can’t do. See yah.

  100. Brandon King

    Brandon King

    20 күн мурун

    Can I get a video explaining why I only last 4 seconds