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

mboucher70 mboucher70 at
Wed Jan 7 13:41:19 PST 2015

Agreed ..but any guesses to the year from the video? The car didn't look very old 

On Jan 7, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Peter Golledge <petergolledge at> wrote:

> Folk,
> 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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