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Thread: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

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    Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    So yesterday I was driving through Chinatown in Los Angeles around 5:30PM. As you can only imagine, there are hundreds of people on the street, and even more cars on the road. It's typical local gridlock in LA.

    I'm waiting in a line of traffic, idleing in neutral, when smoke begins to seep through the hood. I think "oh crap" and hit the OnStar button. As I'm speaking to the operator, suddenly I see flames. The fire went strong for about 10 minutes, there's a hole in my hood that probably measures 5 square feet, and everything under the hood is toast. Smelted down to one big black block.

    Anybody else have similar problems with this car or cars previous?

    Thanks...

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    holy crap, did they figure out what happened?

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Dude,
    thats some serious sht, hope your OK! the car can always be replaced!
    keep us posted when you get the autopsy back. Thats why we have insurance,
    just in case sht happens, keep cool!

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Never had an engine catch on fire, but I've seen it on an Audi and a Jeep. Both had the same thing as you described... driving along and then smoke/flames. In the Audi I believe it was a gas line that broke and gas landed on the exhaust manifold causing the fire. No idea about the Jeep (a new Grand Cherokee - though it happened several years back).

    Nevertheless, that totally sucks! Glad no one was hurt. Hope you hadn't mod'd your car so that you don't lose any more $.

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    pics required

    edit: have heard of C6s with headers burning...header too close to the hydraulic clutch cable

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    We definately need some pics on this one.
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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-V
    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!

    Need pics!
    What he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by cchoi112
    So yesterday I was driving through Chinatown in Los Angeles around 5:30PM. As you can only imagine, there are hundreds of people on the street, and even more cars on the road. It's typical local gridlock in LA.

    I'm waiting in a line of traffic, idleing in neutral, when smoke begins to seep through the hood. I think "oh crap" and hit the OnStar button. As I'm speaking to the operator, suddenly I see flames. The fire went strong for about 10 minutes, there's a hole in my hood that probably measures 5 square feet, and everything under the hood is toast. Smelted down to one big black block.

    Anybody else have similar problems with this car or cars previous?

    Thanks...

    Wow man. All stock?...any aftermarket accesories...anything speaker/system wise?

    If all stock.......that sucks.

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    lemme guess, you didn't have the recalled fuel feed jumper replaced?

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by Texan V
    lemme guess, you didn't have the recalled fuel feed jumper replaced?
    What recalled fuel feed jumper????

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by ta206
    What recalled fuel feed jumper????
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/tsb/data/04068.pdf

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    that sucks!!, maybe you could use the ins $$ to upgrade to a 6.0L

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!



    Note to self: buy fire extinguisher.

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    Re: Fire! My 2005 V Caught On Fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by lawfive


    Note to self: buy fire extinguisher.
    Years ago I was a passenger in a friends car. We drive past a car, stopped, with a fire under the hood (broad daylight). Hood is up, the driver and a passenger standing a few feet away watching it burn. Fire was not too far along. My friend stops his car, jumps out, grabs a fire extinguisher from his trunk, runs up and puts out the fire, thus making the car repairable. I thought that they were going to absolutely freaking kill him.

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