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Old 10th April 2006, 19:54   #1
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hi guys sorry for posting this so late. I saw this burnt Indica Petrol a few weeks back in Noida while returning from a party late night. The society guard said that the flames were as high as 10 feet. The guy was coming from a long trip & his fuel tank was a bit leaking. When he applied the brakes for the breaker due to some spark(as told by the society guard) in the engine the car caught fire. Luckily no one was injured. The guy who was driving the car instantly took his car papers & ran.



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Old 10th April 2006, 20:16   #2
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Looks like the engine overheated and fried
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The guy was coming from a long trip & his fuel tank was a bit leaking. When he applied the brakes for the breaker due to some spark(as told by the society guard) in the engine the car caught fire. Luckily no one was injured. The guy who was driving the car instantly took his car papers & ran.
On one hand, it is very much possible that he had hit something and got his fuel tank punctured but something smells fishy here... why would he run away ??? Also, look at the tyres of the car.... the tyres are still intact... after such a bad fire, I would have expected the tyres also to be burnt completely.

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I agree with you point on the tryes but i feel the the fire was extinguished as is u see inside the seatd also looks in a decent enough condision considering the 10 feet flames. as was coming from party late... one thing worth appreciable was that he took the papers and then left.
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why would he run away ??? Also, look at the tyres of the car.... the tyres are still intact... after such a bad fire, I would have expected the tyres also to be burnt completely.
He did'nt ran away from that spot he just ran away from that burning car.
I did'nt see the flames that's what i was told by the society guard. When i saw the car there was no one around. Then i went to ask the guard.
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He did'nt ran away from that spot he just ran away from that burning car.
I did'nt see the flames that's what i was told by the society guard. When i saw the car there was no one around. Then i went to ask the guard.
Ok, I could have got it wrong... I guess it was Mr.Sherlock Holmes inside me trying to find a missing clue ....
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Never knew a car would just 'blowup' like that. The guy must have nerves of steel, he somehow managed to take his car's papers and then exit the car to safety.
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Tyres and rims!!... shining!
fire just seems to have taken on the upper half of the car.

But how easily does diesel catch fire?
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Never knew a car would just 'blowup' like that.
Used to happen quite a bit to the old 800's in Delhi from what I heard. I had seen one myself (after it had already blown-up and the fire extinguished) on the stretch of road between new friends colony and the appollo hosp. But this car was burned to crisp; tires, seats, et. al. A pretty darn scary sight to see! Does it have something to do with the Delhi weather I wonder?

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Used to happen quite a bit to the old 800's in Delhi from what I heard. I had seen one myself (after it had already blown-up and the fire extinguished) on the stretch of road between new friends colony and the appollo hosp. But this car was burned to crisp; tires, seats, et. al. A pretty darn scary sight to see! Does it have something to do with the Delhi weather I wonder?

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Weather!! How would that come into play??
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But how easily does diesel catch fire?
This one was a petrol.
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Weather!! How would that come into play??
This was what some chap at college had told me. Said it happened because of the heat . The reason why I aired my doubt. But is it true that this happened mostly to the 800's there in Delhi, because someone else had also said the same thing...i.e., it was a problem with the car make itself!
Sounds silly no doubt, but is it as plausible as the well known story of the 'vanilla ice cream and the car vapour lock'?

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The guy must have nerves of steel, he somehow managed to take his car's papers
And some great presence of mind.
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True. If my car catches fire (God forbid), the last thing I am thinking of is the car papers.
Actually, why should I bother about the papers, because in T.Nadu, we keep only photostat copies in the car? Is that not the case all over India ? I know that in Kerala, it is better to have attested copies of car papers.

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Quite scary.
Saw a burnt up ab recently and after that am always cautious when sitting in cabs.
By the way, we keep the copies at home and the originals in teh cars.
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