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Citroen C6 bought, low cost big liability ?


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Oh no! I saw this on Farcebook but didn't twig it was the 'other' Autoshite C6. Now it's just me 😟 Saw another chap replied to it too, with a picture of his on fire some years ago. I mean, sure, 23,000-odd cars and pictures of two on fire is still bloody good odds, but still! Gutting to see.

Have to try and figure out what could cause it so we can prevent it happening to others (but mainly me, natch). Glad you're OK, though!

 

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Given how high the exhaust gas temperature gets during a regen cycle, basically anything going awry in the vicinity could be a recipe for fire.  At those temperatures pretty much anything that isn't completely non flammable will become fuel. 

Flash point of LDS fluid is 155C, so well within the range you're likely to find in areas of an engine bay if you had a leak somewhere bad.

Given how much stuff is crammed into the engine bay on these trying to figure out the cause is probably going to be nigh impossible without spending a lot of time on it...even then unless an obvious flash point is visible it's likely to still be largely speculation.

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4 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Given how high the exhaust gas temperature gets during a regen cycle, basically anything going awry in the vicinity could be a recipe for fire.  At those temperatures pretty much anything that isn't completely non flammable will become fuel. 

Flash point of LDS fluid is 155C, so well within the range you're likely to find in areas of an engine bay if you had a leak somewhere bad.

Given how much stuff is crammed into the engine bay on these trying to figure out the cause is probably going to be nigh impossible without spending a lot of time on it...even then unless an obvious flash point is visible it's likely to still be largely speculation.

From the pictures of the fire it looks as if some fluid is burning vigrously. I was wondering if high pressure LDS or diesel was being flamethrower'd onto the tarmac.

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