Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by NT2C » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm

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I dunno, I've seen some start from having a hot engine sitting over dead grass, and he meets both those things. Now it may have spread to something oil related after that...
Actually he was parked on a dry dirt road. There was no grass on the road. And it definitely started at the firewall. I'm thinking wiring. He's not a guy that races around the desert either. He usually travels at a slow pace. SO it wasn't like he was un-naturally heating up his engine.

But either way. I don't think it was his fault. I just applaud him for his mental state and taking care of it as best anyone could.
In that style Jeep, and many other American made vehicles, the master cylinder and ABS modules sit above and to the side of the left bank exhaust manifolds of V configuration engines. Should any of the brake lines going to/from those components loosen, crack or otherwise spring a leak, that brake fluid is going to spray on or close to a very hot surface. If it's a rear brake line you may not even feel it or notice a drop in your braking efficiency since the front brakes do about 80% of the braking due to weight shift.
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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:10 am

I'm surprised to see this is a JK and not a new JL as the new JL wranglers seem to be catching fire quite often.

Regardless, I believe Jeep uses a lot of magnesium in the tailgates and dash area... not good for a fire
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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by NT2C » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:15 pm

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Regardless, I believe Jeep uses a lot of magnesium in the tailgates and dash area... not good for a fire
Not as bad as you think (if they even do) since magnesium in bulk form is very hard to ignite, and it's doubtful they'd used it unalloyed, since pure magnesium corrodes readily in the presence of some metals, such as iron.

Wiki article about Magnesium
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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by moab » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:01 pm

Think if that guy didn't have that shovel? He'd have started a HUGE wildfire! That should almost be mandatory equipment for going out there in that heat and dryness.
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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by JeeperCreeper » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:31 pm

NT2C wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:15 pm
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:10 am
Regardless, I believe Jeep uses a lot of magnesium in the tailgates and dash area... not good for a fire
Not as bad as you think (if they even do) since magnesium in bulk form is very hard to ignite, and it's doubtful they'd used it unalloyed, since pure magnesium corrodes readily in the presence of some metals, such as iron.

Wiki article about Magnesium
Oooo good stuff!! With car fires being a million degrees, I'm sure metal construction is only a theoretical debate unless we are talking Ford Pinto.
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Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Post by NT2C » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:24 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Oooo good stuff!! With car fires being a million degrees, I'm sure metal construction is only a theoretical debate unless we are talking Ford Pinto.
When you're talking about the Pinto the issue is as much about location as it is materials. Fuel tanks in crumple zones between an impact surface and a hard structure (rear axle) are generally a bad thing.
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