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#1 Heartbeat1991

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:16 AM

So this morning my TGP caught fire. The Hydac accumulator doesn't thread far enough into the PMIII housing to hold it well enough under pressure. I installed the accumulator about 4-5 months ago or so. I heard a loud thump this morning as it finally blew off the housing. It hit the crossover, leaving a decent dent in it, and landed on the trans shift linkage. The resulting brake fluid leak caught fire on the down pipe. I could not get the fire out, and by the time the fire department got there, it was too late to save it. I removed the freshly rebuilt turbo this afternoon. It seems to be unaffected by the fire. The engine and trans also seem to be largely ok. I will hook my spare harness to it this week and make sure it runs before I pull it out, along with the rear suspension. That's about all that can be saved. Sad Day. .

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:19 AM

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:29 AM

This is why I keep a $20 fire extinguisher in my cars. Sorry to hear of your loss. I've seen 3 other cajun TGPs over the years.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:39 AM

Holy crap thats awful, ive always liked the idea of a fire extinguisher in the car and this reaffirms it, a sad day for sure Sent from my YP-G70 using Tapatalk 2

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:43 AM

Wow, unexpected things certainly can happen, a bit bizarre to see a burned up TGP, but a series II 3800 car on the other hand not so much....:roll:
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:45 AM

Damn man, that's depressing.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:15 AM

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:39 AM

Oh my. Sorry for your luck. None of the rest of us TGP owners have a right to bitch about whatever our PM3 problems may be at the moment. Ever.

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#9 Breakdown

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:46 AM

I'm sorry man. I don't know what else to say to make things better. Wish I could.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:40 AM

WOW that sucks.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

That is aweful. I had the accumulator blow off my car in the same fashion, apparently I was lucky. I'm glad you weren't hurt.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:44 PM

That is awful. At least you are okay.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

Dude. That really does suck. Would you try for another TGP or drop the engine and trans into a SE or GT?

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

:( glad you're ok though man!

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

So sad. :( Terribly sorry man. Glad you're alright. I didn't even know brake fluid was flammable. I should go purchase a couple more fire extinguishers.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

Dude. That really does suck. Would you try for another TGP or drop the engine and trans into a SE or GT?

I have another one I was in the process of parting out. I am undecided what I will do yet. I may keep the parts car and put it back together. I would need to buy some parts that I sold off of it somewhere. Or I may just sell off what parts I have and get rid of it. I don't know.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

I am ok. The car was barely smoking when I pulled over. There was only a small flame, but with no way to put it out, it grew and grew.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

That is just aweful! I'm so sorry that something like that happened. I'm going to have to start keeping a fire extinguisher in my cutlass.
                                                                             

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