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perry951 perry951 is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2001
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On another 951 that I was looking recently the cable that goes to the starter where it passes over the headers had most of the insulation cracked and falling off. I could see bare copper! You should have seen the look on the owners face when this was pointed out to him.
That is what happened to mine. We pinched the main cable when the bell housing went back on. It cut the insulation, and was a matter of time before it grounded out and became a heating element. There was a significant section of wire that was "welded" to the bellhousing when I took it apart.

This cable is not fused, so it is 100% battery power until it goes dead. Since my car was running when it happened, it also got the extra juice from the alternator.

If the fire was not enough, the alt was toasted, and the battery boiled out all the electrolyte.

Check your cables. Fuel fires are much more common.
Perry '87 951 Guards, Black Leather
The Ill Fated Rebuild
Old 04-08-2003, 12:53 PM
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