[ROVERNET - UK] Rover V8 Engine Fires
carlin h freeberg
cfreeberg at juno.com
Tue Jan 31 18:58:43 GMT 2006
I had one w/ the P6. The carbs are right above the exhaust manifold. I'd
developed a loose fitting on the carb feedline and it was dripping onto
the splash plate under the carbs and then running down onto the exh.
While sitting at a stop light, it accumulated enuf to somehow ignite and
WHOOMPH. Luckily, a neighboring business had a fire extinguisher handy &
put it out, but I had to replace all hoses and plastic-fabric fittings,
grommets, spacers, bushings. Surprisingly, the hood came thru ok---enuf
insulation to shield from the flames.
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