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Old 11-19-2012, 01:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, I'm sure it will be back on the road. I hope some rubbing compound will get the burnt off the inside of the hood.

I'll have to get some steel wool and polishing compound on the y-pipe.

The wires on the maf connector are fused together. The battery is melted on a few spots.

I hope everyone puts battery terminal boots/ protectors over their posts. Pretty much mine didn't have any rubber boot over the positive terminal and was the ultimate cause of the fire.


The hard line was glowing bright red and the positive wire is pretty burnt. It got so hot that the positive battery terminal was melting the lead like butter. The rubber from the BOV kept the fire burning.

I'd be lucky to just get a new maf connector, new positive terminal. New BOV hose, scrape the burnt metal and insulation. Then re-solder the wire and use electrical tape or shrink wrap the bare wires. Then see how it runs
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thats the first thing i removed when i got both of my cars. It's retarded!!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'll get some pictures up in the morning.

Then just have to get some parts and wires from the junk yard if the 3000gt SL isn't crushed yet.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I hope everyone puts battery terminal boots/ protectors over their posts. Pretty much mine didn't have any rubber boot over the positive terminal and was the ultimate cause of the fire.
I would say the problem was your loose battery. Where is your hold down?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I would say the problem was your loose battery. Where is your hold down?
It never had one when I purchased it. I'll be buying one very soon.

Just have to find the solder iron and a wire brush and see if I can clean some of the wires, and solder a new connector for the maf. It might be up and running tomorrow.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
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This is what the fire did to my BOV hose... burned a big hole in it
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Here are the last of the pictures.

Looks like it burnt a hole right into the hard line that caught fire..Hope a 3000gt SL has that same hard line.

Now it's time to fix this mess.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Note to @op or anyone else... From a firefighter, if I seen someone trying to blow a fire out, I would probably smack them. You are only feeding oxygen to the fire. I have always kept a small fire extinguisher in my cars (mainly in case I roll on a vehicle fire without my fire engine being there... Only like 10 bucks at Walmart, and it will save you a lot of grief in the future God forbid you do have something more serious next time. Even smothering the fire with a hoodie will work (not flapping it around, because you're doing as much good as blowing it). Sure it will destroy the hoodie, but you'll be better off just buying a new jacket.

Nonetheless though, having a spare plan will save you from smoke inhalation. That shit is no fun, I know what you mean. Just thank God it wasn't worse, and you were able to get it out!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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On a lighter note though, I am sure if you could see under the hood while it was arching, it wouldve been a helluva show!
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