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Heartbeat1991

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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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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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Thats horrible, I am sorry for your loss. I keep extinguishers in all my cars and a couple in the garage. My cutlass brakes caught on fire a couple times, i didn't need the extinguisher but it was in my hand. Good luck with either route you take.

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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.

 

Well, how far are you willing to travel for a TGP? Because you know these cars show up pretty cheap and in need of work (read PM3) all over the country, but IDK how bad you would want a replacement. I think that would be easier than rebuilding a car you took apart.

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Well, how far are you willing to travel for a TGP? Because you know these cars show up pretty cheap and in need of work (read PM3) all over the country, but IDK how bad you would want a replacement. I think that would be easier than rebuilding a car you took apart.

 

I still have 95% of the car I took apart. I would just need to buy a couple minor parts and put it all back together. I'm leaning towards doing this.

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