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Old 02-16-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Car Fire!!!!!!

thats right people my electrical fan shorted and caused a nasty little fire, i need some of yous help right now, as of now i took out

spark plugs
modulators
i chipped the cover that says 3800
radiator
battery(fire department cut the plugs on it)
both electrical fans
part of the intake
and the chip

what i wanna know is how i can replace some of these things with the coolest looking things i can find, im taking my time on this so you can show me somehting that costs a bundle lol

thanks guys
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That really sucks. You ok though?

Some sites that I have been recommended to, are. Domestic Performance, 3800 Performance, GM Parts Direct. JC Whitney also maybe.

Other members know more in depth places to go, but maybe that will start you off a little.
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im good thanks, i'll try those my main goal as of now is to gut all the bad stuff and make my self a withlist, but this site has shown me theres a lot of neat things i can do under the hood
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Whoa thats awful dude, glad your ok though.
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spark plugs
modulators
i chipped the cover that says 3800
radiator
battery(fire department cut the plugs on it)
both electrical fans
part of the intake
and the chip
Is that all the damage? What about wiring harnesses, head lights, under hood carpet, etc?
Is this going to be an insurance claim? Do you have any pics of the damage?

Theres a lot that can be upgraded, everything on your list in fact but I'd be more concerned with getting it to run now and find what else if anything is still wrong with it?
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www.grandprixstore.com they have taylor wires for $50!!

I just ordered somethign tonight from them...
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spark plugs
modulators
i chipped the cover that says 3800
radiator
battery(fire department cut the plugs on it)
both electrical fans
part of the intake
and the chip
Plugs.......auto parts store. Either NGK or AC Delco.
Modulators? Do you mean the trans modulator???
3800 cover is still available from GM and rather cheap. Get the 8-digit pn from underneath it. You mean the "3800 Supercharged" cover?
Radiator.....need to know if you have the aux trans cooler and oil cooler lines going to it. You should have 2 big rubber hoses, 2 small steel hoses on the passenger side, and two more on the drivers side bottom.
Battery.......either an Optima red top or a DieHard Gold from Sears. My favorites.
Both fans would be cheaper from a wrecker than from GM.
What part of the intake? The box? The Plenum? The TB? The SC?
What chip?

I can give you part numbers, but you'll have to be alot more specific.
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right now im looking ways of getting the windows up

im trying to find were the wires go through so i can just take battery and hook that up to the windows seperatly cause we tried using a back up device used for dead batteries but the car just started smoking again
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You have major electrical problems. You're going to have to replace the entire engine/power distribution harness under the hood.
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hmmm whats that do?
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right now im looking ways of getting the windows up

im trying to find were the wires go through so i can just take battery and hook that up to the windows seperatly cause we tried using a back up device used for dead batteries but the car just started smoking again
The car started smoking because you have major electrical issues from the fire. To make it worse, I bet the Fire Department used chemical extinguishers on your car. Correct? Guess what? CORROSIVE CHEMICALS. Check your fuses in the maxifuse relay center, above the passenger footwell, and the main panel above your brake pedal. How many are blown?

I'd like to see a picture under your hood after the fire. I'm willing to bet an insurance company would total your car, judging by the symptoms you're describing.
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