Lucky Passenger

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 17:37
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Not sure of the circumstances surrounding this but it happened near Dampier last week. Think this fellow is very lucky to be able to talk about it. Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 17:42

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 17:42
WOW!!!! they sure were lucky!

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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 18:44

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 18:44
Very lucky man, bet he needed a change of undies.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: Ross M - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 19:27

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 19:27
Do you think the person who OK'd the placing of a gas tank so close to a heat source,the engine, really ever thought about expansion of anything or just relied on the safety valve in the cylinder?

Maybe a faulty cylinder valve but it shouldn't be so close as to get heated in the first place.

Installation man, look out for a warranty claim + new cruiser.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 19:41

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 19:41
I think for the last few years there has been a fitting kit (LPG) for the 100 series that has two small tanks (30litres) under each side of the vehicle.It leaves the original petrol tanks as they were along with the spare wheel. It looks possible this is one of them. Bob.
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 13:49

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 13:49
There are hundreds, possibly thousands of 100 series live-axle Crusiers getting around with the twin tanks (se thsi vehicle had). Location outboard of the chassis rails is a long way from any 'heat source'

Yes, one lucky feller! And I would like to know the real cause for both tanks rupturing the way they did. Mention of fauly valves (subject to recall) has been mentioned on other forums
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 01:07

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 01:07
I'm not a fan of Gas tanks in cars, I saw an accident one day where a commodore station waggon was clipped on the left rear side, the gas tank ruptured, or the line did, whichever it exploded and of course so did the car, the lady driver was lucky to get out and also lucky her two kids were with their grandmother otherwise they would have been killed. I'm still shaking just thinking of that accident, was terrible.
Obviously this guy was very lucky as well.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:06

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:06
Thats a weird circumstance, the tank ruptured but does not appear to have caught fire??
I'm guess the tank itself had a fault such as a poor weld??
Be interesting what the finding were in this matter.

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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:13

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:13
Probably empty or near enough.

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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 18:30

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 18:30
Might have bottomed out on a rock very hard?
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