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Old 12-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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I Ride: 84' Yamaha RZ350, 86' Honda Elite 150 Deluxe
So my car just burnt down....
A tragic event happened this evening. I lost my faithful 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo, which has been my daily driver (when I am not riding ). Was turning left off 99E south of Corvallis when the engine bay erupted in flames. Nobody was physically hurt, but it left a scar on my heart.

From the little poking around I was able to do, it looks like one of the fuel lines (Lindsey Racing SS lines) ruptured where it meet the hard body lines buried in the fender well. Never would have caught it in my normal maintenance routine. Needless to say the car had been running perfectly up to that point.

Currently I am on borrowed time where I am storing so I will need to get what I want off it and then turn it over to either a yard or someone else. I don't have the facilities to start a rebuild like this. I may end up seeing if anyone here would like any parts off the car in the classified section in the next day or so. The damage was contained to the engine bay and passengers front side.

Sleep well my car. May your parts serve me in the future.

Corvallis / Albany

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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wow sorry to hear that

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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Oh man!! No good dude! RIP little red car! Sorry to hear about that, its never fun (I had an s-10 catch fire once)

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Old 12-13-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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Oh WOW :(... so sorry ...

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:15 AM   #5
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Very sad, those were great cars. For sure, it would be a total, just due to the amount of electrical damage.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:17 AM   #6
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. They are beauiful cars.
I'm headed out today to add an extinguisher for my Rx7.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:20 AM   #7
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“ Quote:
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. They are beauiful cars.
I'm headed out today to add an extinguisher for my Rx7.
Yep, lesson learned. Every car from this point forward will have a fire extinguisher.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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That has to be so shitty... I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Specially since the car seemed to have more love given to it than most. Any hope with insurance?

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #9
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I think I'm gonna buy this one...
Halotron Extinguisher>>http://www.smokesign.com/5lbhafiex.html


Clean agent, leaves no residue. Won't cause thermal shock to electrical equipment. Ideal for areas where residue could pose potential problems.
Unlike dri-chem extinguishers, this agent won't leave a 'powder' mess.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #10
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daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaang

sorry, man. that sucks.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:49 AM   #11
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I Ride: 00kaw12r, 97 tls1000, 96gsxr1260 turbo freakshow, kz1300gt, 88gsxr1100, 86gsxr750, 82gsx1100ez, 79kz1300, 75 ducati750gts, 72 gt550 cafe
Sorry man...
FREE and clean, Ripp'n

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:03 AM   #12
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Man that sucks. Hopefully you get something figured out ASAP. :(

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:19 AM   #13
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What a tragedy. One of my favorite cars that's actually attainable. Hopefully you're able to find another one.

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #14
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Boo!!!
BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Sorry. Those are great models.

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #15
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NOOOOOOOOOOO! :( Such a sad day!

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #16
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Bad week for German cars it seems, my VR6 Jetta lost a rod cruising up I5 and now I gotta tear it apart and do naughty things to its guts...sorry for your loss man, that sucks...

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Old 12-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #17
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Sad Day man.

Great Car, Glad nobody was hurt

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #18
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Sorry to see that man. Horrible news :( You'd expect a 20+ year old fuel line to rupture (fuel rail line failures common on those for old lines) but not a newer line. :( That sucks man. I miss my old 944. Terrible to see a 951 go down.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:37 PM   #19
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Glad you are OK!! Sorry for your loss of a cool car.

Seems VW/Porsche have issues with catching fire - my husband lost a 412 and a boyfriend from 20 years ago lost his 914. My 2 VWs survived my abuse, however.

My mom lost her early 90's Camry to fire - a mouse had built a nest in the heater ducts. Apparently it's quite common for Toyotas....anyhow, she was driving to work one early morning (in NH) and smoke came out of the vents - then flames - then she bailed out. The fire happened so quickly and was so hot it melted her aluminum snow shovel in the trunk. She misses that shovel.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:10 PM   #20
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My dad once had a 68 Charger that did something similar. He cried. My dad is a stone tough, stalwart man with not visible emotions. To see him cry scared the crap out of me. I'm sorry for your loss.

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