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Old 11-01-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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E30 M3 Caught Fire

Hey guys, sad sad sad day... Saturday night just getting ready to go out, and i stopped to get gas... parked between the pump and the door. I filled up and was standing in line to pay, and i see smoke coming out of my trunk, im like wtf, so i moved the car away from the pumps, then sprinted back to esso and stole 3 4L jugs of water, well walked in and took them im pretty sure the guy at the counter would have rathered me stealing the water than blowing up the entire gas station...

so in the end, I need to find the problem(Cause), I need new paint on the rear quarter, new battery(old one is like half the size), New battery cover, new trunk wall panel, newrear carpet, new battery cables, new trunk, new spoiler, new tool holder... Cars ****ed man...

I have no clue what the cause is or could have been. i dont have pics at the moment. but ill get them.. this sucks... It was a CT battery, with road hazzard and a warrenty , i wonder if those bastards will buy me a new trunk
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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How about yout give me the E30 m3 at a nice price and then you will have no headaches?



too bad!

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Old 11-01-2004, 12:26 PM   #3
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I have some of the parts; tool holder, cables, carpet etc...
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #4
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good to know, were gonna see how much insurance covers than ill probably send out some pm's .... What sucks is that the car is supposed to be sold...
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:39 PM   #5
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damn that sucks bro, at least u were out of the car and had water handy.
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:46 PM   #6
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damn man..that sucks...hope you find the problem
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:51 PM   #7
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i have heard of batteries catching fire or exploding. could be a crappy battery??
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:04 PM   #8
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damn man that hurts
hope everythign turns out ok
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:17 PM   #9
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cell phone possibly ?
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:11 PM   #10
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naw not the celly, celly was under my seat(tends to do that in an e30)

The thing is its a brand new batter as in bought like 2 weeks ago. And why I got the new battery.

The old one i had.. cross polarized or whatever.. cause the + to become - and - to +...
when this happened and we tried to boost it.. the battery started smoking... so I was just like **** that im not getting a battery to blow up in my face... (to hot to be disfigured) so i bought a new one.. and im figuring that it happend again.. but how...

wierd thing about all this is i have half a battery and the car still runs... some wierd shit im not going to start it, but i know it runs...
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:28 PM   #11
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where is the most of the damage? looks like in the area of the battery, so it was prolly something with it.
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:53 PM   #12
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When you crossed it at the time of boost, you probably F*cked your alternator. that may be it. you're lucky you didnt fry all your electrical.

check the alternator, have someone do a test to see how many volts is coming out of it.
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:58 PM   #13
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cell phone possibly ?
"myth busters" busted that theory...


i'll give you 1,000.00 bux for the m3...you can keep the motor too...
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:07 PM   #14
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^hahhaa... ill give you a 5 dollar bill for your shell then but you can only keep a toonie
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:12 PM   #15
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"myth busters" busted that theory...


i'll give you 1,000.00 bux for the m3...you can keep the motor too...
i saw that too...they busted it twice.

could of been the battery..maybe one of the connectors sparked some how.
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