: Fire!!! Eh, not so bad..



planocolt
01-25-09, 01:48 PM
I was T-shooting an issue with my FPR. It turns out I didn't quite get the clip back on correctly. This could be QUITE DANGEROUS! I had the top of the FPR pop off and spray fuel all over the HOT heads and Poof ... FIRE.

I had two Fire extinguishers on hand and drained them both.

Here then are the damaged components:

Intake:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1305.jpg?t=1232908990

Fuel rail:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1309.jpg?t=1232909058

Injector harness:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1307.jpg?t=1232909124


Needless to say, all the nylon fuel line melted

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1310.jpg?t=1232909163

As did the PVC, EVAP Valve lines.


OK, the fix, I found a donor car, with intake TB and adaptor and Fuel rail and wiring Harness. Cheap..

Here is the fuel line at the firewall (please stop saying fire)... Please note this is $ 6 dollar a foot Fuel injection line with a nylon inner core.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1317.jpg?t=1232910246

At the new fuel rail, please note the FI clamps, NOT worm gear clamps:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1318.jpg?t=1232910501

The newly reenginnered PVC hose, notice the 45 degree nipple, neat huh? Also notice the EVAP valve vacuum line replacement.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1319.jpg?t=1232910564

Connections at the intake ports:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1321.jpg?t=1232910839

And a wrap on the whole rework.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm95/planocolt/100_1322.jpg?t=1232911113

jeffrsmith
01-25-09, 02:05 PM
That is horrible, could have been much worse. Glad you are ok and were able to get it extinguished before it got too involved.

Note to self,

"Make sure you have plenty of fire extinguishers on hand when working with fuel delivery system."

planocolt
01-25-09, 02:25 PM
The first thing I did when the fire was out (the fire dept came by and was impressed) was get in my Honda and buy two newer BIGGER Fire extingushers.

Submariner409
01-25-09, 03:02 PM
Something to remember about fire extinguishers........Standard old dry chemical types leave a staggering amount of white chemical dust on everything.

Spend the bucks on Halon or extinguishing gas units.......no mess. A gool old CO2 extinguisher is great for most shop/oil fires because it not only deprives the fire of oxygen it also cools the flammable liquid - but CO2 is absolutely no good for an electrical fire.

dkozloski
01-27-09, 02:32 PM
What we used to say about dry chemical extinguishers and aircraft was that it did less damage to just let the fire burn. If you want a real mess, shoot an engine with a carburetor fire with a dry chemical extinguisher while it's still turning over. A fire blanket does a great job on an engine fire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_blanket

planocolt
01-27-09, 04:21 PM
What we used to say about dry chemical extinguishers and aircraft was that it did less damage to just let the fire burn. If you want a real mess, shoot an engine with a carburetor fire with a dry chemical extinguisher while it's still turning over. A fire blanket does a great job on an engine fire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_blanket


Dang it, I wish I would have known about THAT sooner. The clean up was very detail oriented. It had to be.