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Old 05-16-2005, 06:00 PM   #11
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WTH?? "if we film it, maybe it'll go out..." There was obviously more than one person there, so why didn't one start yanking the valubles, and the other tried and find a water source??

PLEASE, please, please promise me that if my car ever catches fire, and one of y'all are around, you'll drop the camera and help me put the fire out....
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The reason that piddly little fire extinguisher didn't do anything, was that it was just a CO2 extinguisher. For an engine fire you really need foam. CO2 just knocks it down into the recesses of the engine bay, then it spirngs right back up. Foam knocks the fire out, then covers the fuel in a layer of non-flammable material.

His insurance probably won't touch his claim. It looks like he ran his turbo piping too close to the firewall and set his A/C housing on fire. Improperly installed mods=voided insurance claim.
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PLEASE, please, please promise me that if my car ever catches fire, and one of y'all are around, you'll drop the camera and help me put the fire out....
Fine, if your car catches fire, i will put the camera down, only after i am sure it is pointing the right way.
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wow that really sucks. I have a friend with a Porsche 914 that caught fire three times, each time we had to spray it with his cheap fire extinguisher and each time he had to rebuild the engine. That powder is very corrosive and since all three times it was his intake that caught fire (faulty carb) there was no avoiding spraying it into the engine. Sad that guy had to watch his car burn up, I'd cry on the hood of it
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i agree with an ealier statement that the owner cleary put some time, effort, and money into his car...just to watch it all go up in smoke...i feel his pain :(
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I can't count the number of v8 conversion Fiero car fires that I have been to in my home town on my fingers anymore. So many people don't do the proper heat barrier insulation. That VW should have had heat wrap on his exhaust with as close as it was, plus it should have had a heat sheild between it and the firewall.

On the insurance note, not many insurance policies actually cover car fires. You have to explicitly ask for it with many insurance companies. It'* kinda along the same lines as flood insurance for your home.

It does suck for the kid, but now he knows better...
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No way man. I was in a similar situation not with a camera but DAMN. We didn't know what to do we were in such AWWW. Never seen a car on fire and I'm no firefighter so I wasn't gonna risk doing something that I had no knowledge of. So i can see where they were coming from
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movie dont work for me. it says movie was taken off.
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it '* working now...try it again...
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dang....that sucks :( i feel sorry for him..i know my car would burn too...cuz i wouldn't know what to do

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