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Old 09-12-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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I've been reading on ClubGP that there are many cases of some GP'* going up in flames, with little explaination of the causes. This also supposedly happens to a lot of 97'*, which is what I have.

I want to invest in a small halon fire extinguisher to keep in my car just in case anything ever happens.

Does anybody know of a good brand and/or place to buy a small one?
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The GTP doesn't have that problem. It'* the bad FPR pooling in the lower intake, then boom. The plastic intake goes up.

GTP may have the bad fpr problem, but you aren't going to pop the SC that I know of. Can you check to see if your car is eligble for the recall?

Any generic extinguisher rated for gasoline will do. I buy mine from a local Fire Extinguisher place. They service the commercial units.
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I'm gonna have to look in to that recall. There are a few GTP'* that have started on fire. Some say it was a leak in the injectors, and possibly a corroded fuel rail.
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I've seen pics of the L36 upper from Regals and GP'*. They blow into pieces when it ignites. GTP'* may catch fire because it can't blow itself out.

I strongly support your idea to carry an extinguisher. I had a trans line burst, and it caused an engine fire a couple years ago. I had been moving, and had the trunk empty.......no extinguisher. Luckily, I got it put out with WS washer fluid. Never leave home without it now. Another 30 seconds, and the car would have been a total loss.
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good idea, I carry one too but it just rolls around on the floor and I havent found a clever place to mount it yet, I feel it should be within quick easy reach of the driver. Where do you guys mount yours?
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I strongly support your idea to carry an extinguisher. I had a trans line burst, and it caused an engine fire a couple years ago. I had been moving, and had the trunk empty.......no extinguisher. Luckily, I got it put out with WS washer fluid. Never leave home without it now. Another 30 seconds, and the car would have been a total loss.
I was luckier; dad was driving on the highway when the same thing happened, all he got was a big plume of smoke behind the car when it got onto the exhaust manifold.
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Yeah I want to get one...I've actually wanted one since my buddies car caught on fire. We were riding around in his pre-rebuilt Porsche 914 when suddenly the throttle locked at WOT. He pulsed the engine on and off enough to get us off the main road and into a parking lot. For some reason I looked behind us and saw flames shooting about 1ft out of the "hood". Yes, its mid engine. I was yelling "its on fire its on fire!." LUCKY he got fire extinguishers as an impulse buy just 2 days earlier and we were able to put it out. Made me think about my car...just be sure not to get that powder stuff, the next day he pulled the engine apart and it was FULL of it. Guess that was the downside of the impulse buy but it was going for a rebuild anyway
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That'* why I want a halon system. It'* an invisible gas, and will not damage any engine componets.
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I keep mine in the trunk. Takes me about 5 seconds to get to it. Pop the hood and trunk at the same time.
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Got one in the kitchen. Good idea. Better get one for the Bonne.
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