View Full Version : Cars can be replaced...you can't.

05-23-2007, 10:32 PM
Up until about a year or more ago I used to laugh at people who carried fire extinguishers in there cars strapped to the A pillar like there some kind of indy car. Until I saw pictures of someones MR2 burning to the ground wile he took pics from his cell phone.

A Nico member had a pretty bad experience. I figured I would post it up here because it's crazy. Lots of Money and Effort can be completely wasted if you don't keep safety in mind at all times. I feel really bad for him. Apparently the Compressor was too close to the brake master which caused it to cook the fluid and melt through. Following with the oil lines.

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Modified by Florida240sx at 11:39 AM 5/23/2007

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Modified by Florida240sx at 11:38 AM 5/23/2007

Modified by Florida240sx at 11:40 AM 5/23/2007

05-23-2007, 10:41 PM
yupp one in every one of my cars a real one... after I was done do anything major just for incase purposes.

05-24-2007, 01:03 AM
That sucks, it hurts to see a perfectly good car burn to the ground.

Since this pertains to cars moving to General Discussion.

05-24-2007, 01:05 AM
to be honest, I still laugh at people who have it on the A-pillar, but not having one in general. My friend with an 86 ranger put his behind the seat, out of the way and doesn't look stupid

05-24-2007, 01:16 AM
back when i was on twinturbo.net, they had a gb on chrome and black extinguishers

05-24-2007, 01:53 AM
My uncle put one in the Z after it caught on fire, I've had no problems keeping it in there. Tends to get a rise out of passengers though when they hear that the car has caught on fire.

05-24-2007, 02:25 AM
Thanks for the move, since it was from another forum I just stuck it in OT.

Car fire is a serious issue. I know lots of people keep the flashy extinguishers in there cars but fire prevention and suppression is obviously a more serious issue than a lot of people take for granted.

The fire on that 240 could have been prevented with a simple heat shield around the Master cylinder.


05-24-2007, 02:58 AM
ive got one in my celi, i need to pic one up for the rolla. If it dies by my hands thats something i could get over, but by fire is something that haunts me. ALWAYS carry one, they are 9 bucks at walmart. come on. do it. do it

05-24-2007, 05:51 AM
I keep one behind my seat on the floor. I originally got it after hearing a horror story of some bystanders watching someone trapped in their car burning to death as they could not put the fire out after an accident.