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fire hazard?

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#1 Midwst


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:39 PM

I have some oil leaking onto my exhaust pipe. Has anyone ever heard of a car catching fire because of this? It does smell bad, but leak is not easy to fix.

#2 nipper


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:35 PM

I've had the same thing. A little drop of oil makes a lot of smoke. I have had a engine seal go bad where the car was an embaresement to drive, and still no fire ( i was sort of hoping fof it at the time).

I dont think its a problem, but do get it fixed. You wil have all that good stuff sucked in by the heating/ac system and it wont be pleasent.


#3 Andyjo


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:04 AM

nahh, i had the same thing in my OBS, just smelt bad.. alot. My problem was the oil pump, the screws in it came loose, tightened them up, and no more oil leak. it took us about 4 hours? maybe.. to do it.

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