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Old 3rd December 2009, 20:08   #76
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It lookes like some body poured petrol or something on it to burn it. It doesnt look like a burn from inside the engine. Definitly something is fishy here.
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Old 4th December 2009, 09:33   #77
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I wonder if any one in the cargo department even cares about it. Not like heads are gonna roll coz of this incident.

On the other hand auto buffs like us will feel outraged by this incident.
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@Atul C heavy duty accusation to be making unless you have some proof to back it up. Would love to hear how you arrived at the arson conclusion.
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Old 4th December 2009, 23:55   #79
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Just 2 Words "Oh ****"
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Me too had the same doubt. the trail left behind almost looks to straight to be real.Just my thought.
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Thanx! Have a lot more, will put them up soon. the rest are mostly the ones in which i am driving.
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I don't get it. Cars like these are literally immersed in sensor fields. Everything from the engine to the fuel system to the exhaust system, is monitored by various detection sensors. Of course cars like these aren't exactly meant to idle for as long as what has been mentioned, but that doesn't mean that is burns up. There are safety systems in place that initiate a systematic shutdown to ensure that things like what we have witnessed doesn't happen. Something doesn't smell right here.

It's been a while since this happened. It would be nice if there was official word on what exactly caused the fire.
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Lamborghini's are notorious for catching fire. Try doing a google search and you'd be amazed how many burnt Lamborghinis there have been.
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Not just Lambos, but even Ferraris. Typical temperamental Italians

Ferrari F430 Spider bursts into flames
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Not just Lambos, but even Ferraris. Typical temperamental Italians

quite unnatural for the engine to be overheated so much bypassing all sensors.
dont the customs have any penalty for faulty safekeeping?

The only car which comes to my mind about catching fire on its own is a Tesla
( as its packed with laptop batteries or so), but we havent heard any incidents of that!
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@ Rupin
I agree about the sensors, but since the cars were left to idle in a closed environment with no one in or around the cars to notice the warnings from the various sensors, we were left with one roasted bull.
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I just read the newspaper, the vehicle was on idle since Sunday night. Aren't there many ways to drain the fuel? Who has to pay for this?

Lamborghini catches fire at Chennai airport, engine damaged - Chennai - City - The Times of India

This will be a serious dent for the organizers.
I think Emirates can easily pick up the tab on this one !
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Its' so unfortunate. I was at this event and even got to drive the white lamborghini that got burnt. I have the pictures, will post them soon.
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Lamborghini Recall due to Risk Of Fire
Hmmmmm... i wonder if this Chennai incident is related?

A few notable excerpts from this article:

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....recalling some Gallardo models because power steering fluid can leak and catch fire.

...from model years 2004 to 2006...

...In rare cases, fluid can leak onto the hot engine and cause a fire. The company says it discovered the problem in product monitoring and testing. No fires or injuries have been reported....

The cars were built from May of 2003 through April of 2008...
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Lamborghini Recall due to Risk Of Fire
Hmmmmm... i wonder if this Chennai incident is related?

A few notable excerpts from this article:

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One thing Im not able to understand with my limited automotive knowledge. The Lamborghinis are rear engined/mid engined vehicles. Isnt the Power steering hose supposed to be in front near the steering?

Now im also beginning to think Ford also issued PS hose replacement in order to prevent fires.
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