Can You Use Butter as Oil? It Works Better Than You Might Think

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

When we take one look at John Doc’s YouTube channel, we come across some pretty awesome cars. it definitely takes a lot of insight and patience to be able to put together a racing machine. Doc and company have put together several. However, it turns out that they aren’t always all about business. I mean, how good is a YouTuber if they don’t do some sort of oddball experiment every now and then?

In this one, we watch as a small block Ford ends up meeting an untimely demise. Well, it kind of meets a demise. You’ll see what we mean in a minute.

In place of oil, the goal here was to fill the engine with butter. Yes, we’re talking about the same butter that you put on toast.

Now, we have seen some experiments like this before where people replace oil with all sorts of different liquids. The difference between those experiments and this one is that the engine didn’t seem to want to die here.

Could you run an engine on butter forever? We highly doubt that would be an effective strategy. However, the 302 in question just kept on kicking. In fact, the guys had deduced that the reason why it started to struggle was because of a head gasket unrelated to the butter.

By following along with the video below, we get taken along with the journey that nobody asked for. Now that we know that somebody actually tried this out, though, our eyes are glued to the screen.

Just because we know that your eyes are getting pretty big watching this, we’re gonna go ahead and slap that “Do not try this at home” label on it. This one could definitely go bad in more ways than one. Watching from this side of the screen, though, was certainly a blast.