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I also recall my Opel used to overheat a lot. Due to radiator clogging, work out fan, engine back-compression and idling traffic. I am lucky to be able to sell it off, else I could face being trapped in an incinerator.
Originally Posted by btirthankar
I quite understand your plight. Here is one latest incident of a Cielo in Hyderabad getting burnt (pictures taken by me yesterday).
Once I had a fiat 73 model way back in 1998. which was old ructy and rickety. As I was merrily driving one day, smoke came out of the car.. I got out and ran for my life....people came and poured water on the bonnet. The battery cable had burnt along with the wiring harness. The ignition wiring of the car had got crimped with the rusted bodyshell. Then I actually used some wires to start the car with the same battery and drive back home.
The airbags did pop out. The driver and the co passenger escaped without any serious injuries. We saw this on a group drive on mysore road, stopped to take pictures, local bystanders said it happened early in the morning, driver must have slept. It first hit the divider, lost control and fell off the road. You can see that the parking lights were still on when those snaps were taken hours later the accident.
Last edited by clevermax : 27th April 2008 at 19:28.