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Old 12-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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went to eat breakfast this morning at the western sizzlin, decided to take the corvette, "beautifull day to take it out" as i was paying to leave a guy comes running in door said he called 911 and there was a red corvette out side on fire. i ran outside and it was mine, my hands started shaking real bad and almost threw up my breakfast. the employees came running outside with fire extinguisher i tried to pull the hood latch but the fire had allready burned threw it. here is the firefighters and the aftermath. RIP
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. Looks like she was a beautiful ride, before the fire.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Glad no one was hurt! Sorry this had to happen - hope your insurance company treats you decently.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Sorry to see this happen to you.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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What happened?

Sorry to hear about this loss
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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Man, I'm really sorry that happened. Will you fix or replace the Vette?
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:41 PM   #8
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terrible thing to happen, any idea what started the fire?
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
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looks to be an electrical fire, its to far gone under the hood to rebuild. dont know what i am going to do at this point.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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Dang that sucks! Hope the insurance pays off. There's plenty of Vettes on the market.
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what made it worse is the wires burned together causing the fuel pump to come on and spraying fuel kept the fire going.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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That just really sucks. Hope you come through this all right
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #14
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I'm sorry.

What can be done to prevent this kind of thing from happening? Is it mostly relegated to the L98 cars or is it a problem with the LTx cars as well?
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Wow, that really sucks. But as I've learned over the years, cars are like women - replaceable. You'll find another one.
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That's terrible!! I hope your insurance company takes good care of you. Car looked beautiful...get the insurance check and try your best to find a replacement for her.
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sux x10 good excuse to get a zr1
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Sorry for your loss

Had my oil pressure sender burst spraying oil onto exhaust
Lucky i had two extinguishers in my vette and popped the hood before the release cables melted, extinguished it quickly just needed some paint repair to hood new oil pressure sender and wiring repairs.

I now have extra wires from the latch to the wiper area, looks like you may have had the dreaded fuel pressure regulator diaphragm failure

You know what they say get back on the horse, hope you replace her quickly

I agree with SHAMDAVE good time to look for a ZR1
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