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Offline ElectricMan

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2007, 10:05:05 AM »
Recycle, that is one of the saddest things I have seen in awhile.  I just don't know what to say after seeing that.   :p4:
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2007, 04:03:48 PM »
Recycle, that is one of the saddest things I have seen in awhile.  I just don't know what to say after seeing that.   :p4:

Howzabout "Gee Golly!... I best go out and replace mein fuel lines right now!" :038: :058: :045: :033: <<<=== Inappropriate smiley

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2007, 08:54:56 AM »
umm...
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Need I say more?

This one has gas or something?
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2007, 11:28:45 AM »
holy smokes that second one sounded like it had lots of mini explosions or something. wow  :Drogar-Cry(LBG):
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2007, 11:44:01 AM »
I'm gonna guess that the second bus had just filled up with Mexican gasoline before the fire. Toot-Toot :saythat:
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2007, 10:38:35 AM »
     I like the emergency fuel cut off idea.  That seems best.  You can do it even if your engine is just smoking and maybe avoid it bursting into flames when you open the hatch.  Cut off the gas and you have time to think...I want one.

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2008, 09:41:37 PM »


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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2008, 06:05:16 PM »
this has got to be the sadest thing i have ever seen...... a collection of roasted buses :090:
i guess to add to the subject, i was also sad to find this:

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 02:38:08 AM »
I don't think that one will be saved :no:. If they burn to the point that tires are popping and suspension bushings are melting, well their just gone. Replace fuel lines whenever you buy a Bus and thereafter every few years just do it again. Considering most, if not all of us, own our VW's outright. No monthly payments, no high cost new car insurance, low yearly excise tax ( for those that still have that WWII finance tax still in place ) the cost of yearly maintenance is a pittance in comparison. If you want to reduce your risk of fire, it's a small price to pay.
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2010, 05:04:53 PM »
I know people like to insulate their engine compartment with the sound deadener but doesn't that put you at risk for fire?

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2010, 06:09:38 PM »
I know people like to insulate their engine compartment with the sound deadener but doesn't that put you at risk for fire?

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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2010, 08:43:49 AM »
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2010, 02:44:43 PM »
That is always my fear, that's why I'm in the engine bat at least once a week just to give it a once over and I carry 4 extinguishers in different parts of the bus so I always have one at arms reach.


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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2010, 08:26:09 PM »
Just a reminder - the hose clamps you use matter.
Try to find the ones that close evenly and smoothly around the fuel line - so not use the old 'rack and pinion' types as they tend to dig into the rubber and eventually cause a leak.
That is exactly what happened to my 82 westy the other day when I started her up.....gas puddle on the ground which led to an engine bay check, which led to the above situation right where the fuel line connects onto the carb.
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Re: Preventive Fire Check!
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2010, 11:48:17 PM »
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