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Old 11-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Miss Piggy.

My little Peugeot just went up in smoke!

Parked outside the house, 20 minutes later two foot flames coming out of the bonnet!!!!

Took 20 minutes and the fire brigade to put it out.

Needless to say, it's a right off.

Will have to see what the insurance will give me before I decide what to get next.

Oliver.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Wow! Sorry for your loss.
Do you know the cause of the fire?
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:58 PM   #3
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Wow, sorry to hear that. Glad no one was injured. Any ideas what caused the fire to start? A split fuel hose maybe?
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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No idea what caused it. It had been sitting for 15-20 minutes. It was a diesel, which is quite hard to ignite.

Only thing I can think of is the alternator over heated? And then when I stopped, because it's not moving anymore it got hot enough to ignite, and being an old engine, there was plenty of old oil etc over everything.

Was a bit scary for a while as it was only about 6 foot from the front windows of the house!

No on hurt though and it was only a car. Just have to get on with dealing with the insurance co.

On the bright side, had a Skoda Superb, diesel, for a couple of days, 65 mpg! And now I have a Fiesta, petrol, which is struggling to get 45 mpg!

So, it's cheaper to buy and run a 5 year old Superb than a brand new Fiesta, I'm just checking my numbers to see how true that is...
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:13 PM   #5
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Ah well, as you say a car is just a car. Better to catch fire when it did rather than on a busy motorway! Every cloud has a silver lining, say good bye to the old one, and look forward to getting a new one. By the looks of things, your economy on the Pug was really good, you'd struggle to get much better.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:19 PM   #6
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Wow it's like a scene in a movie. Thank God you're not inside when it happened.
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