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Old 09-03-2007, 10:18 PM   #21
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that looks like its rigfht above the engine doesnt it?
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Fuel pressure regulator would blow an L36 upper manifold when starting or running. This would appear the person was parked. That would lead us more toward the fuse box fire. I see many GP'* in the yard with this and the easy way to tell is they are frequently SC'd. A leaky FPR wasn't the cause because the SC is fine.

I'd agree with Don on this one.. 100%

As for the hood latch being melted.. that'* doubtful. Standard fire fighting procedure is to pop the hood in that exact fashion. In a fire..you shouldn't be putting your fingers near it. Thanks for that demo Geoff!
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One thing that kinda points to the UIM popping: the small patch of char at the driver'* front of the hood. That would be right where the intake would funnel flames out from the UIM.
If it were the fuse box, the burnt area should be on the passenger side at the back of the hood.
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One thing that kinda points to the UIM popping: the small patch of char at the driver'* front of the hood. That would be right where the intake would funnel flames out from the UIM.
If it were the fuse box, the burnt area should be on the passenger side at the back of the hood.
that was my first thought too, since its perfect burn pattern of the uim and airbox...
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wow, well looks like he made it to work lol
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Man...car fires suck, let me tell ya.

I don't have any pictures (this was before my digital cam days, about 8 years ago), but my first car...I was at work for about 3 hours, and next thing I know the whole [email protected] engine'* engulfed...this one had the 3.8 SFI (LG3?) if I remember correctly.

Never really figured out what happened...I just junked it anyways, it was only a $400 beater with 200k miles!

But back to my original point...car fires suck!
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Yeah, I am wondering, would this have happened just sitting there, or when they tried to start it?
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One thing that kinda points to the UIM popping: the small patch of char at the driver'* front of the hood. That would be right where the intake would funnel flames out from the UIM.
If it were the fuse box, the burnt area should be on the passenger side at the back of the hood.
Yep..let'* ignore that 90% of the heat and burns were on the opposite side of the car and that small spot may have come from the firefighters prying it up. Out of say 10 cooked GP'* in the yard. 1 had an exploded intake and the rest appear to have started at the fuse box. Would you say it burned it'* way through the accordian and airbox to start that? Because on a GP..both are further forward.
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Wow, didn't mean to start a war. Just wanted to share some cool pics.
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The other day I started up the 95 popped the hood and fuel was spraying from a little hole in a fuel line, I immediatly turned off the car and watched it for a little bit. The car was on for about 10 mins before I saw that. I believe I was driving like that too a couple of weeks ago.
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