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Asked by Mar 25, 2016 at 08:58 PM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can a engine blow up with the car not even
running?

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Sure, if someone had put a bomb under it.

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LoL , yeah I think Rowefast has a point! An engine usually fails when it has no oil in it or just has something break inside of it while you're driving it.

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Like that hey?

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Yeah that was pretty freaking funny when I read it! Good Job!

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The answer to your question is basically no. However, the one caveat to that is that if the timing chain snaps on a cold start, the oil is completely drained and a cold start is attempted, or a critical component of the engine has not been properly re-attached, or was removed, it can cause engine failure/seizure or in slang terms "to blow up". I hope this helps. Is there a particular problem you are facing with the car? If so please, feel free to send me a direct message. I do take all of the questions I answer seriously, and do the best to back up my diagnosis with cited sources, if not actual video of me making the repairs. I have been working on Saturns for roughly 10 years owning 5 of them. Best of luck and please, let me know if I can be of assistance!

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