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Bloke Caught Using Leaf Blower To 'Improve Engine Performance'

Bloke Caught Using Leaf Blower To 'Improve Engine Performance'

People modify their cars all the time, with some choosing to whack on a spoiler, make their vehicle turbo charged or plastering the machine with some fully sick decals.

But police were shocked and appalled when they came across one car in New South Wales, Australia.

They pulled over a white Holden Commodore for a random breath test and were immediately concerned about the state of the vehicle after finding it had pretty defective and worn out tyres.

So they decided to have a look under the hood and couldn't believe their eyes.

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Credit: NSW Police
Credit: NSW Police

The bloke who owned the Commodore thought it would be a bloody good idea to chuck a goddamn leaf blower in as an engine cooler.

New South Wales Traffic and Highway Patrol Command wrote on Facebook: "It was wired to the engines battery in order to blow air into the engine. The driver informed police it was a homemade modification in order to improve engine performance.

"As the 35-year-old driver from Whalan tested positive to methamphetamines, he was placed under arrest with a secondary test at Mt Druitt police station also positive to Methamphetamines.

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"[He was] issued a 24-hour driving prohibition notice and defect notice."

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The bloke's tyres set off alarm bells for police. Credit: NSW Police
The bloke's tyres set off alarm bells for police. Credit: NSW Police

You can't knock the bloke for ingenuity but come on man that is a quick way of copping a serious fine. Police probably wouldn't have suspected a thing if the tyres weren't so defective - unless the blower was making a lot of noise, which it probably was.

People who saw the modification on social media were lapping it up, with one person calling it a 'redneck supercharger'.

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Another person wrote: "I can't afford a turbo...no worries I got you fam."

Credit: NSW Police
Credit: NSW Police

The 35-year-old should have had a look at the Roads and Maritime Service's rules before making the modification.

"Vehicle owners who intend to modify their vehicles need to follow the standards and guidelines that apply to the modification of vehicles for use on roads and/or road-related areas," the RMS guidelines say.

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"This will ensure that each completed vehicle is safe for use and that the level of safety afforded by a vehicle to its passengers and other road users is not compromised by any modification/s."

If the mod is 'significant' then you have to take it to get a compliance certificate - something that would probably have been vehemently rejected upon seeing the leaf blower. Take note ladies and gents, just do it properly.

Featured Image Credit: NSW Police

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.