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Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by ruby6689, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Another one today - early this morning
    spotty tow truck.jpg

    we thought it was either alternator or regulator but mechanic called later today to say it was just a broken wire at the back.
     
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  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Nice easy fix :)
     
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  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep - but we left it with the mechanic - waiting on a CV joint
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    dear Oh dear. :rolleyes::( easy fix at least. Good to hear:)
     
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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Glad it’s an easy sort Mel. ;)
     
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  6. Ninga

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    Poor Spotty... Just needed a little rest. :)
     
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  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No early surf for Scott !
    Glad it’s an easy one.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  8. Whitie

    Whitie Well-Known Member

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    Every kombi enthusiast nightmare, ENGINE FIRE !!!!
    Fortunate previous owner installed Blazecut fire suppressant system & here's proof they work.
    Although had new fuel lines, the mounting point on the carby broke off pumping fuel throughout the engine bay & igniting.
    If you don't have a Blazecut GET ONE..........JUST DO IT!!!!! $219 on ebay

    IMG_1531 adj.jpg IMG_1529 adj.jpg
     
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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    That should head up all "buying a Kombi" threads ;)

    Good to see a " real world" save .
     
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  10. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    What Col said ^^^^^

    So glad to see that blazecut, does work! :)
     
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  11. Barry

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  12. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    really good to see one do what it was designed to do. I'm glad I put one in Blitz and now have even more peace of mind.
    Sorry you proved they work though, hope there wasn't too much damage
     
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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That is better outcome of the two evils. :( Good to hear a story from someone close to home that you know. Living prove that they work. Hope the damage has been kept to a minimum and your on the road again soon.
     
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  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a kombi that has gone up despite the installation of a Blazecut. :(
     
  15. Whitie

    Whitie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts, #%!* happens eh.
    Blazecut saved the day & Shannons have been supportive so far.
    We'll be back to holding up traffic again soon, no worries.;)
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think any product has a 100% guarantee........ But if it saves more, than it doesn’t, it def a worthwhile purchase. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is always a percentage of situations a Blazecut isn't going to work, but I think you will find it would be much smaller than the times it does.

    The most likely scenario is going to be a really hot ignition source and multiple ignition events as once the vapour has dissipated, (by opening the hatch for example) if there is sparking or some other hot point, it is possible it will start again. At that point you will need an additional extinguisher.

    The take away from this is you can't have too many options when it comes to firefighting. Blazecut is a great and in most case effective option, but not a replacement for maintenance and carrying a couple of Dry Powder handhelds and maintaining them as well.

    Glad to here of your positive experience. BTW those brass carby nipples are known to work loose over time (only press fit originally) and to reduce the chance of one falling out, it can pay to wire the hose clamps to the carb to keep some pressure on them. Alternately you can remove them, and then use some fuel resistant epoxy in them into the carb. If it breaks as in in this case that may not have stopped it.

    Cheers

    Adrian
     
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  18. Debstar

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    @73kombi Install before Bus Stop & is your fire extinguisher dry powder?
     
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  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Good one Deb ,took mine out while was changing cupboards .tks fot the reminder..
     
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  20. Whitie

    Whitie Well-Known Member

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    Photo taken after opening the engine lid & you'll see there's no left over dry powder to clean up.
    If I opened the lid while the fire was burning with an extinguisher in hand this would have fed more oxygen to the fire, the blazcut works on not just extinguishing the flame but also removing the oxygen.
    Naturally no guarantees its going to work in every situation, but my fire was very typical of kombi fire due to fuel leakage & it worked perfectly.
    Think of it as cheap piece of mind.
     
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