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Small fire under hood
Even small fires can cause a lot of damage, but the engine bay is designed to deal with high temperatures. Have an experienced mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out for an inspection of all of the underhood components....
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Smoke; opening hood reveals flames - 2010 BMW 335d
Sounds like either diesel fuel or oil leaked on a hot exhaust manifold or turbocharger. I would press the dealer for a more thorough explanation. "Emission valve" is a rather vague term (Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve maybe?) Still not likely...
how much will a dealership charge me to replace a thermostat on a 2006 dodge charger 2.7l v6 engine
Hello there, How much a dealership will charge for your 2006 Dodge Charger varies greatly based on your area and the labor rate of the individual dealership. If the vehicle caught fire there is much more going on that just...
After being serviced, car ignited under passenger seat
The scenario of raw fuel being dumped into the catalytic converter causing extreme heat to possibly ignite a fire is a plausible scenario. It is generally not good business to perform a tune-up and send a customer out in a...
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Car not on, wipers/horn sounded, smoke and fire started
Hello. Wow, that's sounds like a scary situation. If anything aftermarket has been added to this vehicle, then that may be the problem. Many people do not know the right way to add electronics to this kind of car. If...
Car caught on fire.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm unsure as to exactly what your question is. Numerous things can cause an under hood fire. Fluids (engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gasoline) leaking onto the exhaust....

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