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Turbocharged
11 minutes ago, Blueray said:

diff footage for the first 1 min.

 

even 2 5kg extinguishers does not help. thus if one can see flames in engine compartment. just keep away and wait for fire engine to come.

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Hypersonic
15 minutes ago, Mkl22 said:

even 2 5kg extinguishers does not help. thus if one can see flames in engine compartment. just keep away and wait for fire engine to come.

yes, it appears initial attempts to put out the fire were not successful.

am just wondering whether car was 

- stock or modified

- regularly serviced

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Supersonic

Heard it's a diesel engine...

How cum fireman's water hose managed to put out the fire instead of the agent discharged extinguisher used by the smaritans? 

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Turbocharged
45 minutes ago, mersaylee said:

Heard it's a diesel engine...

How cum fireman's water hose managed to put out the fire instead of the agent discharged extinguisher used by the smaritans? 

Water hose, lots of water to douse. 

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Supercharged
45 minutes ago, mersaylee said:

Heard it's a diesel engine...

How cum fireman's water hose managed to put out the fire instead of the agent discharged extinguisher used by the smaritans? 

The good intentioned helpers perhaps only happily discharging most of the powder on the surface of the car (metal skin) and only small proportion actually went into the hot flaming areas.

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3rd Gear
18 hours ago, t0y0ta said:

The good intentioned helpers perhaps only happily discharging most of the powder on the surface of the car (metal skin) and only small proportion actually went into the hot flaming areas.

yeah, the source is inside

if you dun attack and extinguish the source, the fire is going to come back

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Hypersonic
22 hours ago, Blueray said:

diff footage for the first 1 min.

 

2 fire extinguisher not enough to do anything 

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Hypersonic
20 hours ago, mersaylee said:

Heard it's a diesel engine...

How cum fireman's water hose managed to put out the fire instead of the agent discharged extinguisher used by the smaritans? 

How come diesel can burn until like this? 

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Hypersonic (edited)
19 hours ago, t0y0ta said:

The good intentioned helpers perhaps only happily discharging most of the powder on the surface of the car (metal skin) and only small proportion actually went into the hot flaming areas.

Only pros know where to spray

Have to spray into the fire

those 2 guys don’t dare to spray inside 

very risk of explosion, very risky to spray inside 

but fire extinguisher take out already so just spray lah

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3rd Gear
On 3/21/2021 at 4:41 PM, Blueray said:

diff footage for the first 1 min.

 

at the moment when he was taking things out from the boot maybe a fire extinguisher would have been able to put it out

when they first started spraying the fire is already too big

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Twincharged

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/vehicle-fires-hit-decade-low-with-most-incidents-usually-due-to-overheating-electrical

And contrary to popular belief, vehicle fires have little to do with the weather.

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The good news is that the number of vehicle fires in Singapore has been falling.

Latest statistics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) show a dip, from 221 in 2018 to 195 in 2019 and 153 last year, the lowest in a decade.

The SCDF said the number this year has also dropped, with 24 vehicles catching fire in the first two months, compared with the same period last year (43) and in 2019 (38).

The SCDF noted that most of these incidents happened while the vehicles were moving on the road and were usually due to causes such as overheating and electrical faults within the engine compartment.

It has been working with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) over the years so that the latter can take preventive steps, such as issuing advisories to motor dealers on the types of vehicle modifications to be cautious of.

Motor dealers said most vehicle fires are caused by modifications to stereo, camera or navigation systems, for example.

While the parts themselves are not hazardous, they sometimes involve bad wiring.

And contrary to popular belief, vehicle fires have little to do with the weather.

Mr Raymond Tang, managing director of Yong Lee Seng Motor, said: "We almost never do modifications. Sometimes, we take them out when such cars are sent to the shop. But sometimes, even we don't know if it's safe."

The Automobile Association of Singapore said modifications can also lead to leakage in the vehicle fuel system, although regular wear and tear can also cause flammable fluids to leak.

Sometimes, it can be due to defects in the cars, which are recalled once such problems are identified, with each agent following up individually with its clients.

There are simple steps drivers can follow to reduce the risk of fires.

Mr Lewis Tan, co-founder of digital roadside assistance service, Yellow Bull, said servicing should generally be done every six months, or when the vehicle has travelled 10,000km.

Mr Tan, whose company tows four to five burnt cars every year, said: "A glaring tell-tale sign of some leakage is when there are oil droplets on the ground when you park your car.

"It is a good practice to always check your car before you drive for the day. Walk one round, check your tyres and see if there is any fluid leakage on the ground."

 

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Supersonic
1 hour ago, therock said:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/vehicle-fires-hit-decade-low-with-most-incidents-usually-due-to-overheating-electrical

And contrary to popular belief, vehicle fires have little to do with the weather.

 

Last year's statistics should be an outlier, since most cars were parked unused due to lock down, distorting the data.

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Twincharged

I think the thrust of the article is that the lack of maintenance and illegal mods are the main reason behind fires rather than anything inherently wrong with the cars. 

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5th Gear
14 hours ago, Blueray said:

 

What car is that???

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