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Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Well, I did a turbo upgrade to a T3/T4 and I finally got it back running on Tuesday. I took it to my friends shop today so we could do a rough tune on it since he has a wideband. We got it tuned pretty good for 15psi and she was SCREAMING! So, we were on the way back to is shop and then black smoke boils out from under the hood so we pull over the median and flames start comming though the vent in my cs hood. After burning for about 3 minutes a guy pulls over with a fire extinguisher and puts it out. It mostly just burnt a few vaccum lines and my radiator and condensor fan and the wires that went to them. After we towed it back to his shop we cleaned everything up with the pressure washer and determined that the thread on my oil filter relocator apparently stripped out and spewed hot oil all over my hot manifold. I will wait and see what insurance is going to do but I will definetly fix it. Uhhhhh what a day

Shadowlife25
10-03-2008, 12:56 AM
Sucks bro. At least it wasn't a catastrophic failure though. You still have a usable engine and car, so look on the bright side. ;)

Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 12:57 AM
yeah it really just chaps my ass that it burnt my hood

donteatbugs
10-03-2008, 01:07 AM
that was a nice hood too! i guess im gonna keep my oil filter where it is for now.

Shadowlife25
10-03-2008, 01:08 AM
Rotary buffer. As long as the damage isn't horrible, you can still make the best of it.

Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 01:10 AM
it was a trans adapt kit from summit, I think when I go back I will do so with a canton adapter. I read nothing but good things about them over at mr2oc

I'll get some pics tomorrow

Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Rotary buffer. As long as the damage isn't horrible, you can still make the best of it.
I dont think it repairable, but its just on the scoop which is removable so I am going to try to get just the scoop from vis.

Shadowlife25
10-03-2008, 01:15 AM
I don't think you can. It's all one piece on their cf hoods isn't it?

Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 01:17 AM
I don't think you can. It's all one piece on their cf hoods isn't it?
no it unbolts, Ive already checked

Shadowlife25
10-03-2008, 01:21 AM
Good to know. :)

celicaGT90_05
10-03-2008, 02:00 AM
ahh that sucks, at least it doesnt sound like the damage was major. It figures its something as small as a relocator kit that caused such a mess.

extremeskillz
10-03-2008, 02:08 AM
That sux to hear but glad your ok. The damage sounds minor. You will have it back up and no time.

Murgatroy
10-03-2008, 02:35 AM
I used to work with a guy that had a `66 Mustang Doorslammer, he popped a sight plug off his carb and sprayed 110 octane all over his hot headers on night at the track, ran a ~5 second 1/8th et with his car on fire.

I called his car the Flaming Stallion ever after.

Shadowlife25
10-03-2008, 02:38 AM
Awesome! Another Murg story FTW! :)

GT4SOM
10-03-2008, 02:48 AM
Sounds more like your Oil relocation kit failed instead of the celica.

Mr. Babb
10-03-2008, 02:50 AM
true maybe I should edit the title since its misleading

Lonestag
10-03-2008, 03:13 AM
Oww, that sucks man.

The Captain
10-03-2008, 04:59 AM
Oh noze!

burnyd
10-03-2008, 06:08 AM
better than blowing your motor up on a maden voyage!

MCcelica
10-03-2008, 07:19 AM
Yeah. Carbeques are cool until it's your car.

Murgatroy
10-03-2008, 07:57 AM
I remember when Moral's went up years ago.

He had run his alt/bat wire across his heat shield...

T-spoon
10-03-2008, 08:14 AM
Before my supra was mine, I was riding in it with my buddy when I noticed smoke from under the hood. We pulled over and discovered the main wiring harness loom had not been secured properly to the firewall and was resting on top of the downpipe right at the O2 sensor. Well of course, the wiring harness was on fire. He didn't have an extinguisher.. he didn't even have a jug of water or anything and there was nothing around. So, me being resourceful... well, I conjured up all the spit I could muster and spat on the harness until the fire went out. Luckily it had not gotten very big yet or I'd never have been able to, but there ya have it. It is possible to spit out fire on wiring. Go figure.

tuner4life
10-03-2008, 01:10 PM
That sucks man, you'll get it working better than before.

Cavanagh
10-06-2008, 07:25 PM
Not running Celi's makes me sad. :( Good luck gettin it back on the road.

Mr. Babb
10-06-2008, 11:29 PM
insurance came and looked at it today, they want me to get them some prices so maybe they will hurry up and cut me a check so I can get this thing going again. Btw I have a -0- deductible and at first I thought my insurance didnt even cover it. what a relief

MrWOT
10-07-2008, 06:45 AM
I've never owned one that burned, but my dads turbocouple burst into flame once when I was about 14, We were going down the highway and a fuel injector oring gave out at 72k and sprayed gas all over the turbo/manifold. Toasted the hood and part of the harness. I learned wiring from that little mess :hehe:

turbo4ag
10-07-2008, 10:25 PM
Sorry to hear. Make sure to keep a fire extinguisher or atleast a water jug in your car at all times. Things could have been alot worse.

Mr. Babb
10-30-2008, 03:06 PM
well, I got it running again on Tuesday. She cranked the first time I spun it over. Now I just gotta repaint the front bumper and the fenders and I am waiting on my hood to come in. I did buy a fire extinguisher to keep in the car at all times. I didn't cheap out on the oil filter relocator this time but I'm not taking any chances.

Phillip

tuner4life
10-30-2008, 03:32 PM
Pics of the progress?

Mr. Babb
10-30-2008, 03:39 PM
I will get some tomorrow, I am already in town and I dont have my camera with me.

Mr. Babb
11-04-2008, 06:08 PM
here are a few pics i took this morning I know they are big but i couldnt figure out how to resize them with linux

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/DSC_0092.JPG
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/DSC_0085.JPG
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/4/3/4/DSC_0086.JPG