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85944na 03-17-2003 04:34 PM

Bye bye S2 s2 cab.JPG

This is a friend of mine's S2 cab, or what's left of it.

Trevor 03-17-2003 04:36 PM

stray15 03-17-2003 04:37 PM


how did that happen?

85944na 03-17-2003 04:41 PM

not sure how it happened, it wasn't running right and he tried to start it and it caught fire. I get the rear valance :)

justin 03-17-2003 04:41 PM

I second that!

pearldrum 03-17-2003 05:35 PM

wow...that hurts...

Mikaldor 03-17-2003 05:45 PM

Ouch!!!! That is a very sad picture!!

gt350mike 03-17-2003 05:50 PM

I wonder if the battery charger (front passenger side) had anything to do with it catching fire???

Watta bummer!

ch944 03-17-2003 06:35 PM

If his homeowners policy is up to par I see a new car and garage coming out of this.


85944na 03-17-2003 07:24 PM

yep, new car and garage for sure, might be a 968 this time :)

tifosiman 03-18-2003 04:03 AM

Looking at the photo, it looks like the hot spot of the fire was right over the fuel rail.

That's a shame, tell him I am sorry for his loss. I assume he has good insurance?


TSNAPCRACKLEPOP 03-18-2003 07:05 AM

again, do we all have a fire extinguisher??

rob83944 03-18-2003 07:16 AM

I might have the answer. A similar problem with my 83. It stems from the positive cable from the battery to the starter. The cable comes down the firewall and snakes it way over the starter. The cable lays on the starter before connecting to the starter. If the cable is not protected or the battery cable is exposed it shorts out and start to melt the wiring harness. Once this starts, it fires up into a flame. If your not fast with a Fire Extinquisher and water, the whole thing goes up. I know from experience.

You need to check this cable to insure it is OK. The only way to observe the cable is to remove the starter and look.

This procedure should be checked on a regular basis at least one a year, othewise you have the chance of a real hot car.

BTW, I got the fire out, replaced the starter, replaced the wiring harness (battery to starter and starter to alternator).

Now I in the process of cleaning up the car for the summer.

85944na 03-18-2003 08:12 AM

This problem was fuel related, that is all I know, it did not have to do with the battery charger. There is also a really nice BMW motorcycle in that mess somewhere.

overkill 03-18-2003 02:20 PM

RIP,... old friend:(

gt350mike 03-18-2003 03:28 PM


Originally posted by overkill
RIP,... old friend:(
I hear "Taps" playing in the background. I hear voices in the background too, but I'm not suppose to tell you what they're saying.

Roger Hall 03-18-2003 03:38 PM

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.

That which sucks just aint right.

I cant look it hurts my eyes.

Sorry for the loss.

carsontc 03-18-2003 05:31 PM

Did it happen right after the chain broke?

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