360 fire on the 101

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by BigK, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. BigK

    BigK Rookie

    Sep 27, 2008
    Playa Del Rey,CA
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    Kurt Williams
    #1 BigK, Feb 22, 2010
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  3. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Bill Karp
    what is with Ferraris and fire ????
  4. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    More spontaneous combustion I see. Hard to tell if it's a stradooly? The wheels sure indicate so, I thinks it's a 360 though.
  5. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Bill Karp
    didn't even think about somebody being in the car HOPE NOT !


    Apr 1, 2008
    calabasas, ca
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    Michael Koss
    it was a 360 and the driver is fine!
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  8. s4dustin

    s4dustin F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
    Glad everyone is ok.
  9. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    Not a Stradale (red mirror).
  10. plugzit

    plugzit F1 Veteran
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    Bruce Bogart
    I gotta quit usin' space heaters when the blower motor quits.
  11. BigK

    BigK Rookie

    Sep 27, 2008
    Playa Del Rey,CA
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    Kurt Williams
    Sorry, didn't mention that, the occupant was away from the car. It was taken by my office mate. He showed it to me this morning.
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  13. butcher

    butcher Formula 3

    Oct 19, 2008
    Castro Valley, CA
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    Sorry to see and hear about this. Main deal is the driver is fine.
  14. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

    Jul 12, 2004
    was he on the lapd run on sunday?good to hear no one was hurt
  15. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Looks to be fuel burning as there's flames on the ground. I'm assuming a fuel line compromise ignited by the hot cats right below the engine.
  16. Limo

    Limo Rookie

    Feb 22, 2010
    It was my car. Driving on the 101 and smelled gas. Looked at the cars in front of me to see if there was an old clunker running rich but there was not. The gas smell was coming from me! Decided I better pull over and inspect. Looked back to change lanes and look at engine compartment. All looked normal and of course nobody wanted to let me over. After the 3rd lane change and looking back there were now flames in the engine bay. Made an aggressive lane change and pulled over knowing I had a few seconds to get out and maybe grab some belongings. Hit the trunk button and jumped out. Trunk was still locked! Jumped back in flaming car and hit button again and heard it release. Grabbed briefcase and ran away from car which was now engulfed. Of course it is insured but it is very sad to watch your favorite car that you pamper and truly enjoy burn to the ground. It is like watching your dog get hit by a car. I felt sad that my car was destroyed and slept outdoors in an impound lot last night.
    Sad day for Ferrari's
  17. gt2urbo

    gt2urbo Karting

    Dec 27, 2009
    sorry to hear that , atleast you are ok. now the question is what are you gonna get now :)
  18. koisokok

    koisokok F1 Veteran
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    sorry to hear that champ, but most important is you made it out ok!
  19. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 10, 2002
    Late model ferraris seem to burn way too often. I would put in that cool automatic fire system that NoDoubt has in his engine compartment. I think they were marine grade units and cheap making it cheap insurance.
  20. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    I'd say if these things are engineered to where they randomly go up than let her burn. Not sure if those auto fire systems would help you in a severe crash and if so that would totally be worth it. Otherwise, just let insurance deal with the crispy blob on the ground.
  21. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Glad you're OK. I'm curious does the car explode under these circumstances? Or, does it just go up real quick, fueled by gas? If explosion, obviously going back was a pretty risky move but I suspect that it just gets engulfed in flames real quick. Come to think of it I seem to recall the fire in Newport that involved the kids had an explosion.
  22. Argento839

    Argento839 F1 Veteran
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    Oct 21, 2005
    Sorry to hear about that Limo..
  23. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall
    Burn repairs are never a good thing. As long as lives are not at stake better to let it burn and be a total loss claim.
  24. stevesferrari

    stevesferrari Karting

    May 15, 2007
    Los Angeles
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. Glad you're safe, sad for the Ferrari. Another one will come along though!
  25. MarvelComics

    MarvelComics Rookie

    Dec 20, 2009

    Make sure the fuel lines to the injector rails are inspected regularly, or replaced regularly.
    But too late now :(

    Good thing you're ok.

    Interesting that it's your first post?

    BLUROAD F1 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2006
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    Enrico Pollini
  27. hifipj

    hifipj Formula Junior

    Sep 26, 2009
    I am really sorry to hear about that, you have my condolences. I have almost the exact same 360 so I know what it would feel like. After a month's vacation driving in S. CA (mostly Malibu mountains), I can relate to what you said about traffic not letting you over, even in this life-threatening situation. Sorry to say it, but SoCal has the rudest, most agressive, impolite, ****** drivers I've ever encountered anywhere on the planet.

    Glad you are OK, spend some time grieving, and get another 360!
  28. since-15

    since-15 Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2008
    All that really matters is that you are fine, Limo.

    I hope you can replace it soon enough (after you get over the shock of course). I guess a routine inspection, before you even get in and drive, of fuel lines are in order for 360s. It would be interesting to find out if the fuel leak was due to a bad clamp or dry rot. Now you don't have an excuse not to get a Scuderia.

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