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Old 30-03-19, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Devastating loss

The end of an era.........

I can't put into words.
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Old 30-03-19, 02:24 PM   #2
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The end of an era.........

I can't put into words.
Iíve just seen that on the quattroforum...

Absolutely devastated for you.... So, so sad.
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Old 30-03-19, 03:06 PM   #3
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That really is a devastating loss for you, Mark.
Irreplaceable in every sense of the word.
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Old 30-03-19, 03:55 PM   #4
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sad to see those pics, that's awful.
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Old 30-03-19, 05:15 PM   #5
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So sorry mate...how did it happen, electrical, backfire, fuel leak.....it may help other owners.
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Old 30-03-19, 06:11 PM   #6
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Jeez thats so bad. Im wondering if its an oil fire seeing as its in the vicinity of the offside front, maybe a fuel line leakage also but either way thats really gutting.

I know it looks bad at this stage but is there any chance to repair it do you think?
Id pitch in a few spares if itd help you put it back on the road,Im certain others would also, I havent got much but you could gladly have what you needed free of charge.

Any chance we could start a parts collection to help this guy?

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Old 30-03-19, 06:14 PM   #7
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What I can tell you is that it was a fuel fire - I am not 100% what caused it but looking through the photos, the fire was concentrated around the FI metering head - and if you zoom in on the pic attached you might just be able to see a banjo union at the side of the metering head ( placed about 7 o'clock placed up right on the inner wing) - that is the return fuel line that for some reason is not connected to the metering head.
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Old 30-03-19, 06:18 PM   #8
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Jeez thats so bad. Im wondering if its an oil fire seeing as its in the vicinity of the offside front, maybe a fuel line leakage also but either way thats really gutting.

I know it looks bad at this stage but is there any chance to repair it do you think?
Id pitch in a few spares if itd help you put it back on the road,Im certain others would also, I havent got much but you could gladly have what you needed free of charge.

Any chance we could start a parts collection to help this guy?
Thats a wonderful thing to say - thank you....

Unfortunately she is beyond repair - not only did the fire destroy the engine bay it also took the interior and dashboard - I will put more pics up soon
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Old 30-03-19, 06:22 PM   #9
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Yeah I can see that, looks like its come off or blown off-might have been perished at the crimp.

Airbox lid I have brand new one of those for an ur, yours if you want it, ill see if ive anything else-I know ive got an oil line and some other odds and sods that might be useful if youre intent on putting her to rights.
Looking at it externally, I dont think its irreparable, Im certain you could get enough parts sorted to put it to rights. Hope youll go for it.
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Old 30-03-19, 06:31 PM   #10
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Really gutted for you and really sad photos.

I've got an extensive parts collection, including a dash and other bits. If you decide to salvage the car, let me know as I would happily donate parts.....
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