"not suspicious......"

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"The fire is not suspicious"...is this just something LR's do?

Scary thought.

Article here.


Cheers, Neil
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Reply By: George_M - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:10

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:10
It makes you wonder just how many vehicles catch fire without an obvious cause.

I met a guy in the High Country last year who also had his Disco 3 suddenly catch fire. He was on the bitumen in Central Queensland when it just started smoking, then burned to the ground.

He apparently had no problems with the insurance company (a miracle?), so I wonder how many similar insurance claims are made.

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Reply By: rocco2010 - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:31

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:31
Gidday

Volkswagen beetles used to self combust a bit ... usually on the freeway at morning or evening peak hour.

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Follow Up By: landseka - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:38

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:38
...and didn't the engine block go off with a satisfying "POOF" til the fireys learnt not to put water on them!

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:55

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:55
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From what I remember, that was caused by a fuel hose that was slightly to short , slipping off the end of the tube and spraying fuel on the engine.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 19:57

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 19:57
With the concentration on the RH rear where the wiring connections are for the traler wiring, what is the bet that bad trailer wiring is the cause.
And that can happen EVEN TO TOYOTAS.
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Follow Up By: petengail - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:12

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:12
not nice now but............back in the 60's we had a really large woman in the back of a beatle. not saying what our intentions were lol but, she shorted out the batteries on the springs. the capok caught on fire and we had a hell of a time getting her out before the car caught fire. scary but it makes me laugh now
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:48

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 20:48
It is amazing what can start fires - even a water bottle under the right conditions

This video was shot in NZ a few years ago

Water Bottle Fire starter???
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Follow Up By: Allan B, Sunshine Coast, - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 21:43

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 21:43
Now that IS an eye-opener!

I can see how, given the right conditions, that the bottle of water can act like a magnifying glass and concentrate the sun's rays onto the fabric behind the bottle.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention. It's a long shot I know but tomorrow I'll check out my vehicles and consider possible preventative action.

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 07:59

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 07:59
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Follow Up By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 14:12

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 14:12
yes......but that was in New Zealand, it's "defferant there" :-)
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Reply By: OzTroopy - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 13:30

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 13:30
Not suspicious ........ as in "not deliberate" - I would imagine .....

Biggest hassle is negative switching in vehicles .... constant power supplied throughout the vehicle waiting for the earth contact to be provided for a component to activate.

In general tho ....... Bad stowage, kids stomping on the harnesses/plugs under the carpet, home handyman accessory wiring, crimped/squashed/damaged wires from storage drawer / cargo barrier fitting, poor trailer wiring as mentioned .... can cause grief.

and then with LR ... there is always Mr Lucas to consider ....
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 15:37

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 15:37
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Not suspicious = not deliberately burned down for an insurance claim.
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