Re: [DML] Nice day for a car fire?
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Re: [DML] Nice day for a car fire?

Sorry to hear about the fire,  wow! makes me think I want to carry a small
fire extinguisher also...

Actually undiluted Antifreeze, most of which is ethylene glycol is
flammable, it's flashpoint is about 111 degrees centigrade, not to far above
boiling.   We boil our foam spray parts in antifreeze (of course undiluted)
and we have to be very careful with it catching fire, which it very often
does!...     I imagine if you are 50-50 diluted with water the flammability
obviously drops drastically.

3300, 10544

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   Last I checked, Water and antifreeze do not burn. Are you sure you don't
> have a fuel leak in that new carburetor??
> --- On Tue, 6/17/08, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx<>>
> wrote:
> From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx <>>
> Subject: [DML] Nice day for a car fire? [was: throttle cable replacement]
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>
> Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 8:52 PM
> Then I took it on the highway and part of the wiring got
> antifreeze/water on it from a leaky hose. You can guess what happened
> next. I pulled the car over and sprayed the fire out. (I carry a fire
> extinguisher with me in every vehicle I drive.) I called AAA for help,
> and the Gastonia fire department was there within five minutes. The
> poor guys showed up expecting a car fire -- somehow AAA missed the
> fact that I had put the fire out myself, though I'd mentioned it about
> three times. But that's another story for another day, I suppose.

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