Fireproofing your Kombi... a must read for all Kombi owners.

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Schmoburger, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Blazecut.com.au
     
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    That pic was a “still” from a vid taken by a driver in the RH lane.....

    The vid shows how dramatic the situation can be!:eek:

     
  3. David H

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    Love my blazecut having had 2 kombi engine fires. Helps me drive relaxed:rolleyes:;):):D. Best addition I've ever done to old boy!:p
    Cheers
     
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    Did mine last year after two leakages whilst at panel shop. Refueled & that just drained to ground. Repaired one side of fuel filter entry. Refueled again & did it (leaked all fuel out) again from the other side of fuel filter:(. Old fuel lines but thankfully whilst idle in panel shop. No Spark!! All replaced since:cool:. Yours is a very timely reminder to all of us that this is an important part of keeping our buses 'healthy'. Thanks for the reminder & here's my extinguisher Fire ext kombi.jpg2.jpg
    Cheers
     
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    In the process of removing the engine for a refurb and was bit surprised at how loose the fuel line connections were for the fuel filter located under the tank. Twas between tank and electric pump so low pressure but still a worry! My bad! Memo to self: check fuel lines more often!
    Will check all lines and breather system while engine is out.
     
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    Replace;) all fuel lines. Much cheaper than a fire. Do you have a blazecut Alpal?
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  7. Alpal

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    No. Been punting a Kombi for 40 years without. Life on the edge!
     
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    My potential fuel leak was outside engine compartment. Blazecut is contained in engine area so would not help.
     
  9. David H

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    Man after my own heart Alpal ;) but you only get one fire per Kombi:rolleyes:? Okay I got lucky & had one in each & both survived but all that alloy whence going is going to leave town quick:p.
    Some issues ATM with Aust distribution I believe thus the 'no shipping bit'.
    Seems distribution arguement is for other countries as well. 68Bus imported his independently before they were available in Aust.
    The amazing part is no toxic residue:D unlike red fire extinguishers.
    3 metre just right for the space & job I hope it never has to do;).
    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/76-sopru-resto.54261/page-11 post 214
    Cheers
     
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    We have a KC member in Newcastle that sells them.
     
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