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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Not saying it's this case because I have no knowledge about what actually happened but a lot of Fabias burned before because of technical problem with the fuel tank.
    To be more precise, it is not only with fuel tank, but also other parts - this problem is accumulation of few "not so correct" things which can lead to fire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    To be more precise, it is not only with fuel tank, but also other parts - this problem is accumulation of few "not so correct" things which can lead to fire.
    Someone could get hurt or worse in or around one of these Škoda's.

    Also arent Fabia R5 owners and especially their insurer's worried ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itix View Post
    but no Fiestas have burnt to my knowledge.
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/carinfo...a-r5/?car=1267
    https://www.ewrc-results.com/carinfo...a-r5/?car=1630

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast eddie wrc View Post
    someone could get hurt or worse in or around one of these Škoda's.

    Also arent fabia r5 owners and especially their insurer's worried ?
    lol...
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    Should have thrown a bag of absorbant on the spilled fuel, though I guess it might be wise to leave any bags of white powder behind if returning equipment to Europe in case the bags are substituted for white powders from the americas.
    https://youtu.be/3jr-0DY8MQY fuel absorbant

    Does Benito have a spare Evo X in the shed?

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    "With that car, your brain can actually never keep up"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Not saying it's this case because I have no knowledge about what actually happened but a lot of Fabias burned before because of technical problem with the fuel tank.
    Curious, thanks.

    Pluto, I meant completely burnt out to the point where they had to scrap the chassis. I'm sure others caught fire.

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    Thanks KKS, so I'll have to update my mental database. Arai went off the road though. Not much info that I can find on the other one.

    The Skodas seem more of a case of "spontaneous" combustion. No crash, no sudden grass fire or broken wheel that tear off a brake line or something like that.

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    I was there. When it happened there was no chance to do anything. Before it happened also not much, as with such hot car and big leak not much can be done to prevent fire. If fire brigade could come faster then maybe more could be saved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Also arent Fabia R5 owners and especially their insurer's worried ?
    Of course they are.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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