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Bye bye S2




This is a friend of mine's S2 cab, or what's left of it.
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Early 85 G-red 944na, S2 transmission, Ice Shark grounds, Cibie E-Code lights, turbo rear valance, 924S gauges, Turbo S full power seats, "Porsche" door handles, Enkei Wheels.
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how did that happen?
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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
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I second that!
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wow...that hurts...
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Ouch!!!! That is a very sad picture!!
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I wonder if the battery charger (front passenger side) had anything to do with it catching fire???

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

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yep, new car and garage for sure, might be a 968 this time
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95 Infiniti G20 dark red metallic-for sale soon
87 BMW 325ic Bronzit, stock(for now)
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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?

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again, do we all have a fire extinguisher??
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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.
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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.
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95 Infiniti G20 dark red metallic-for sale soon
87 BMW 325ic Bronzit, stock(for now)
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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.
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Did it happen right after the chain broke?
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