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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:08 am 
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it looks like it started on the exhaust side of the motor, near the back of it.....

anyone else heard of this happening..

th car does have LPG but there was never any hint of leaking gas...

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:03 am 
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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:22 am 
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exhaust leak between exhaust manifold and head, something was near this and well burn.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:36 am 
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Fire-A chemical reaction, resulting in the evolution of heat and light.
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So what was burnt?
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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:48 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
it looks like it started on the exhaust side of the motor, near the back of it.....

anyone else heard of this happening..

th car does have LPG but there was never any hint of leaking gas...
Check for Power Steering fluid leaks , the HP hose runs right down the side there and will start a fire if it bursts.
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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:50 pm 
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the manifold could of be lose and some oil might of come out
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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:16 pm 
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oil out the manifold,interesting,yeah as has been said check the power steering hoses and the switch in the rack.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:17 am 
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some of the wiring got burnt and the booster/master cly got melted and the air intake thingy, ign leads wrecked....

im reckon something leaked down onto the cat conv and ignited there...

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:22 am 
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if it was oil leaking there would be markings on the exhaust, had an ed come in to work the other day and the plastic coating on the power wire to the starter had gone britle and cracked and when 1 of the other mechanics was changing the rh engine mount, it arked out and wooshka, up she went.
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