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Pulsation Dampner Blew Up!

Old 01-17-2004, 12:16 AM
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So, Ive smelled gas for over 9 months, never thought anything of it, and then tonight, i smell burning plastic, and i pull in my garage pop my hood and i see a fire looking at me on my fuel rail, so I put it out before it gets crazy, and i notice the arm that connect to the TB that does oil injection broke its cotter pin and wasnt working, so im pretty sure the motor is fine, but the harness is toast...



I think i got very lucky tho...
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:19 AM
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yes you are very lucky that you're close to your home...... you're the second person within the past few days that reported this.



i understand the fuel goin out... but how did it ignite?
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:21 AM
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HOT HOT HOT engine + fuel = hot hot hot fire





HOT HOT HOT or cold



HOT HOT HOT or cold
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:24 AM
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Now me and the mad scientist gotta take apart the triangles and replace the apex seals you just fried





Correction....Injector fire...
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by FikseRxSeven' date='Jan 16 2004, 10:19 PM
i understand the fuel goin out... but how did it ignite?
Oil injectors stopped working, HOT HOT + Fuel = Ignite





I pulled the manifold to find the oil feeds severed...somehow they got too hot or something, and the arm that connect to the TB like i said, was off so it wasnt injecting oil, oh well time to rebuild..muwhaa....
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:31 AM
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was it running shitty when it was leaking?
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Old 01-17-2004, 12:36 AM
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Hesitations like nothing else i ever felt, really bad when it was cold, and 3k and 6k was heavy hesitations....now i know, it was a fuel problem...heh..
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Old 01-17-2004, 01:11 AM
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Same thing happened to me on the way home from Niagara one night. When I pulled the UIM off there was a fuel line with a small slice in it too and it was spraying fuel all over the top of the keg. Lots of fuel spray stains. I was very lucky!
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well you seem like you've been waiting to get into your engine.... so this may be a blessing in disguise
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:52 AM
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yea same thing happened to me about 3 months ago.. I turned my car on after work. let it warm up for a couple minutes.. pull out of the parking garage and its running hella hella shity.. so i shut it down and pop the hood and notice my engine bay all on fire. luckily there was a fire extuingisher right by me so i put it out quick. i found a big slice in the fuel hose leaking fuel everywhere.. luckily i just needed to replace the harness and not the whole motor.
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