In Local Audi News: Car goes up in flames in downtown street

Peter Golledge petergolledge at
Wed Jan 7 13:14:09 PST 2015


This is a nice reminder to the rest of use to replace those old (probably
rotten) fuel lines with nice new _high pressure_ fuel line particularly if
you have CIS!  Use fuel line clamps rather than plain old hose clamps.  I
cut the swages/old hoses off the existing barbs/fittings and slide on the
closest imperial sized hose.

Funny how winter works with metal contracting and hose getting near rock
hard... had a near miss with the 95 S6, the fuel lines were fine, then
leaking like a SOB starting up after a -15F night two weeks ago.

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Kent McLean <kentmclean at> wrote:

> > mboucher70  wrote:
> >
> > Both of your fires were Electrical as in the article? I would've
> imagined that in order for a fire to get really major, would require some
> kind of rupture in the fuel line ?
> I doubt it. The fires were under the hood. I suspect old fuel lines leaked
> where hot engine parts could ignite the fuel. No post mortem was done on
> either car, as they weren’t insured for fire, but my 20V Avant was
> definitely more than just electrical — it burned real good. :)
>> Kent McLean
> ’02 VW Beetle TDI and lots of ex-Audis, including Bad Puppy
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