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Post by OREX » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:59 pm

My son and his friends went 4 wheeling and one of them had an engine fire get out of hand, could have caused a forest fire. Every rig in their group will be rocking extinguishers in the future....
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Re: Hot Jeep

Post by Nightstalker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:13 am

Well that sucks. Toolman is going to need a few days to recover after seeing this picture. Did the tires blow?? Those are some EXPENSIVE tires. Super Swamper Boggers. What motor was in it? I am assuming a V8 by the exhaust. Did anyone have an extinguisher? I realize that it could have gotten to this point LONG before someone could have made it in time to put the fire out. At least they are alive and assuming unhurt.
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Re: Hot Jeep

Post by OREX » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:43 am

It was a small block chevy engine. The two rigs that were racing to him both had extinguishers but it was too hot to get near by the time they arrived. This picture was taken as an afterthought when the fire was dying down. They were afraid to get too close because of the fuel tank but, the fuel tank never really blew up. They could hear the fuel burning kind of like the whooshing sound when you hit the oxy on a cutting torch but louder.

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Re: Hot Jeep

Post by toolman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:17 pm

I was actually talking with Orex when he posted it.....not the first Jeep I have seen burn up and I would say that 90-100% of the people I prefer to wheel with always have a fire extinguisher on their vehicle.

Fact is that many of the older rigs have carbs....and because we typically find ourselves in steep inclines/declines and often going VERY slow it's pretty common for the carb to flood or get starved of fuel resulting in stalling out.

Now your removing the air cleaner and messing with stuff and suddenly one of those old plug wires arcs on the engine and woosh......bust out the marshmallows.

so ya fuel injection is awesome.....but so is having something that will put out a fire quickly and not turn into a 5,000 acre wildfire in a couple hours.
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