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      10-25-2012, 08:25 AM   #111
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Which insurance company op?
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      10-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #112
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      10-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #113
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Which insurance company op?
Ditto. Please name them...
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      10-26-2012, 03:34 AM   #114
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Man, that's just awful. I don't think there's a car on the planet where, without something being massively wrong, you can SET THE ENGINE ON FIRE simply by aggressively driving it. You know, and not ramming it into things. Or aggressively driving it through a fire.

Although I do have to say, they're certainly right about it overheating. It clearly overheated your bumper right off!
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      10-26-2012, 03:44 AM   #115
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Wow I can't believe that decision.
Please take legal action, and sue the hell out of everyone. Everyone!!
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      10-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #116
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Keep in mind that he is in the UK. If you sue someone in the UK and do not win, you have pay the other sides legal fees. In the US this would have been settled months ago as it is much easier/less risky to sue.
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      10-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #117
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Keep in mind that he is in the UK. If you sue someone in the UK and do not win, you have pay the other sides legal fees. In the US this would have been settled months ago as it is much easier/less risky to sue.
I generally agree with the Euro system as they are much less litigious than we are, but in this case I hope the OP sues.
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      06-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #118
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OP, did you ever find out the cause of this??

Just bought a 2010 335D at the insurance auction that had a fire in the same spot. Would like to know what the cause of this is on these cars.....

I'm carrying a fire extinguisher on me when the car is done!!
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      06-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #119
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Just read through 5 pages feeling bad and then just wanting to know what eventually happened. Page 6 comes around.. SUE DA BASTADS !!!

That's messed up, and I hope this is resolved by now atleast.
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Driving home last night, come off the motorway and the car loses power. I decide to pull over and find out what the possible cause is, as I pull over I see smoke from under the hood - assuming it might be an overheating issue, to my surprise I open the hood to find a fire near the engine. Before I could even try to cut it out, it spread very fast, eventually burning the entire front end of the car by the time the fire service arrived. I have no idea what could have caused! I also just found this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17514172 but that has nothing to do with the 3 series. Anyone ever experience or heard of such a case?!
I had the same thing happen to me last month. My car started sputtering and I smelled fuel. I pulled over - waited 30 minutes a started the car. Poof the car went up in flames. I think it was a bad injector stuck open.
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wow no one is covering you yet, thats a joke! Your car didnt even have 20k miles and you were just driving it having a good time, that HAS to be on someone other then you. Someone didnt do their job correct.
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      06-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #122
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I had the same thing happen to me last month. My car started sputtering and I smelled fuel. I pulled over - waited 30 minutes a started the car. Poof the car went up in flames. I think it was a bad injector stuck open.
Just curious, You driving a diesel or gasser?
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Just curious, You driving a diesel or gasser?
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      10-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #124
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any more news on this one? As a 335d owner, i'm quite interested in the outcome
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      10-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #125
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I second that. Have seen a handful of these threads and a few more cars at the insurance auctions with this damage... Would really like to know what the cause of these fires is.
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Hopefully this photo works. I realize this post hasn't been updated in a while however I would like to bring awareness to BMW owners I had a very similar problem with my 2010 e90 323i randomly catching fire as well; in my case it resulted in total car loss.

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