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    Well that was fun. Car is boosting beautifully and consistently now. It really is night and day, the difference. But I had a slight....ahem, problem today. I have a small oil leak around the turbo and it kinda caught fire. And after a great series of laps, too. I put the fire out myself as the lady Marshall didn't want to mess up my car. Car will be fine on the way home I'm sure but I'll watch it carefully.

    Will have to post video later. LOL.
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    Today? Thought today was some bike thing at calabogie.
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    Did you use an extinguisher? If so, hope none of it got into the intake as it will damage your engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellum View Post
    Did you use an extinguisher? If so, hope none of it got into the intake as it will damage your engine.
    Should be good. I sprayed just the area where the flames were. Exhaust manifold as far as I can tell. I have the car running/idling right now and there are no new flames or CELs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Chicken View Post
    Well that was fun. Car is boosting beautifully and consistently now. It really is night and day, the difference. But I had a slight....ahem, problem today. I have a small oil leak around the turbo and it kinda caught fire. And after a great series of laps, too. I put the fire out myself as the lady Marshall didn't want to mess up my car. Car will be fine on the way home I'm sure but I'll watch it carefully.

    Will have to post video later. LOL.
    Oh shit! Sorry to hear! Is there much damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MufflerBearings View Post
    Oh shit! Sorry to hear! Is there much damage?
    Car is fine. Just took it out for a couple of laps (ie 2!) and no flames. ;-) I think it's the oil supply line.

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    PS welcome to the "my aftermarket turbo car caught on fire club"

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    If you car has a small oil leak and already caught fire once I don't see why you're driving it again if its not fixed. You're risking it burning to the ground. I'd pay to have it towed back to Ottawa, much cheaper than replacing a burnt out car.

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    lol wow.
    my aftermarket turbo never caught fire but it fell off twice.

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    I didn't need a turbo to catch fire.

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    he did fine. fire wasn't that big. i supervised from 100ft. i woulda driven home too.

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    When I think turbo/oil fire this video always comes to mind.

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    lol wow...somehow the weezer is perfect.

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    http://www.h3rperformance.com/halguard_products.htm

    "Clean" extinguisher

    Others are corrosive

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunta View Post
    http://www.h3rperformance.com/halguard_products.htm

    "Clean" extinguisher

    Others are corrosive
    you should have posted this yesterday.

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    I'm home. No fire. Not being sarcastic, btw....appreciate the concern from peeps but it was a calculated risk. I wasn't constantly in the boost like at the track. Highway speeds ya know.

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    its always after you do good laps!! happened to me a coupla years ago. 4 laps, oil return melts. didn't start burniong till I got back to pits. stood there lookin at it for a second lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilDeadFan View Post
    I'm great at parking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mphysk View Post
    Nice!

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