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      04-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #23
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That'll buff out.
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      04-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #24
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That Sucks!!! Please let us know when you find out what might have caused it..
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      04-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #25
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      04-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #26
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holy crap man. I'm subscribed to see how this turns out. Glad you're okay and what an unfortunate incident!
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      04-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #27
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probably would have jumped in the fire with it, cant live with out my car.
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      04-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #28
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was your car ever in an accident? Most car fires are a result of power steering fluid leaking onto the engine block.
No - car was never in an accident, was delivered to me with 12 miles on the clock in October 2010.
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      04-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #29
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Wow! That's some nasty stuff there!
Btw, opening the hood will only make the fire grow bigger due to the increased oxygen flow. You should have left it shut, but i guess i wouldn't have made much of a difference anyway ...

Good thing you're ok. I am curious to find out what exactly caught fire.
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      04-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #30
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That's worrying!! Glad your okay though!
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      04-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #31
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Holy cow! Glad you made it out ok.

Please keep us posted on the cause.
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      04-17-2012, 01:21 PM   #32
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Btw, opening the hood will only make the fire grow bigger due to the increased oxygen flow. You should have left it shut, but i guess i wouldn't have made much of a difference anyway ...
According to the original post, the OP didn't know there was a fire before he opened the hood.

To the OP:
If I understood your description correctly, initially (i.e. when you opened the hood) the fire was fairly localized. If so, which part of the engine compartment it was located in?
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      04-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #33
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Damn. Subscribed
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      04-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #34
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According to the original post, the OP didn't know there was a fire before he opened the hood.
Yes, but he posted a picture of the car burning and the hood was up...
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      04-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #35
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Grilling time!

no, really sorry about your car dude.
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      04-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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According to the original post, the OP didn't know there was a fire before he opened the hood.

To the OP:
If I understood your description correctly, initially (i.e. when you opened the hood) the fire was fairly localized. If so, which part of the engine compartment it was located in?
I've attached a stock image from the net and used an arrow to show where I saw the fire start from (or at least where I thought I saw it start)
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Powersteering leak...
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      04-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #38
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Sorry to see this. Glad you are OK. Please update as you find out a possible cause.
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      04-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #39
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Damn bro :/

sorry for your loss

but its not as bad as this M5

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      04-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #40
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Yikes! What a drag.
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      04-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #41
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That is crazy! I had a buddy that left a shop rag in his engine bay near his alternator once and this same thing happened. But from where you pointed in the earlier post, I cannot think of any causes for this fire. Must have had a fuel leak.
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      04-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #42
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Damn bro :/

sorry for your loss

but its not as bad as this M5
That M5 was set on fire by a bunch of retards rioting over a hockey game.
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      04-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #43
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      04-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #44
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MrPig was that the notorious Vancouver riot?
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