Originally Posted by CmptrNerd
Yea I heard about the fire thing but I read somewhere that it was only on the 4 cylinder models?
Only about 400 1984 models caught fire due to a defect in engine design. In 1984, only the 2.5L duke was available but only had a 3qt oil pan capacity, and with all of the oil leaks these engines are prone to some threw a rod on the highway and coated the catalytic converter with oil and they caught fire. Again, only about 200 out of a total production of about 370,000 made from 1984-1988. http://www.fiero.mn.org/Knowledge/Fe...production.htm
The 2.8L V6 was available from 1985-88. The 2.5L 4-cyl was base engine all 5 model years. Since the "fire" debacle, all Fieros have had a "fire-prevention" recall performed that involved removing some things, rerouting other things, and the installing of heat shields. But when it comes down to it the reason for the fires in the first place were due to lack of maintenance more than anything else.