Something's burning, and I think it's ...
glenahan at vfemail.net
Sat Dec 8 12:43:00 PST 2007
That's terrible. Sorry to hear.
What caused it?
Think C4.... fairly durable and trouble free.
On Dec 8, 2007, at 3:17 PM, Kent McLean wrote:
> ... my '91 200 20V Avant, the Mica Blue one. :( Sorry Peter.
> I was headed north on I-93 in NH. I had just passed through the
> toll when I notices wafts of smoke out the rear of the car. Then I
> noticed it up front. "Coolant leak" I thought. I made my way over to
> the right lane. The smoke got heavier. As I pulled into the State
> Store parking lot, smoke was in the cabin. As I parked and exited the
> car, flames were shooting out from under the hood.
> A nice guy followed me in.  He is a V8 owner in a minivan with his
> family, and had noticed my "nice car" when I passed him at the
> tolls. He
> also noticed the flames pouring out from under it as I headed off the
> 911 was called. Fire was put out. But not before the flames had burned
> the front end, the front tires (Pop!), and the e-code headlights.
> The carcass was hauled another 5 miles north to Force 5. (Hi Chris!)
> Time to get TQA #1 back on the road. Or maybe time to get something
> newer and less prone to, ah, "issues".
>  Tom G or B. He gave me his card, but I can't find it right now.
> Kent McLean
> '91 200 TQA #1, not for sale
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '91 200 TQA #2, "Smokin'", up in smoke 2
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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