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    Default Re: Saw on FB !! Disco burned out.

    dry grass getting wrapped round prop shaft, or UJ yokes and it gets wrapped very very tight, the friction then courses heat and then fire, once the fire starts with grease or any underside insulation it gets bigger

    if you driving in dry areas with grass or seeds always check under car every few hours, this is very common
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    Default Re: Saw on FB !! DIsco 4 burned out.

    Sad!!
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    Default Re: Saw on FB !! Disco burned out.

    I would like to get the story from Kaspaas.
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    Default Re: Saw on FB !! Disco burned out.

    I will ask him to post an update. He doesnt log in here much anymore
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    Default Re: Saw on FB !! Disco burned out.

    I followed the FB to and fro.
    Their son indicated that the fire was caused by grass/ seeds caught under the Disco.
    A horrible loss for anyone.
    The couple we physically unscathed and the caravan slightly dirtier than before.

    I have seen a few MV Fires and the spread speed is pretty incredible at times.
    My advice - remove yourself and any personal effects/ valuables asap.
    If you have a quality fire extinguisher you can then try extinguish the fire but NEVER put life at risk.
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    Jip, was my ouers en die laaste been van hulle trip naby aan Mabua.


    Warm, droe gras, stadig gery, hoe middelmannetjie etc.
    Het gereeld gras sade onder die engine plate verwyder, maar hoeveel is genoeg.

    Hulle het rook geruik, gestop en probeer blus, onmoontlik om met die brandblussertjie in die hoekies in te kom want dit smeul orals.
    Het later met sand en water probeer gooi, maar toe die vuur eers by die petrol toevoer kom was dit verby.

    Die raad wat hulle gee, moenie probeer red en jou lewe in gevaar stel nie.
    die plate onder die engine is dalk goed vir rotse maar dalk n resep vir vure om te begin?

    Hulle is veilig terug met n onbeskryflike ervaring.


    Niks meer nie en niks minder nie, mbt feite.


    Bel my gerus indien julle vra het, aangesien ek nie elke dag hier loer nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaspaas View Post
    Jip, was my ouers en die laaste been van hulle trip naby aan Mabua.


    Warm, droe gras, stadig gery, hoe middelmannetjie etc.
    Het gereeld gras sade onder die engine plate verwyder, maar hoeveel is genoeg.

    Hulle het rook geruik, gestop en probeer blus, onmoontlik om met die brandblussertjie in die hoekies in te kom want dit smeul orals.
    Het later met sand en water probeer gooi, maar toe die vuur eers by die petrol toevoer kom was dit verby.

    Die raad wat hulle gee, moenie probeer red en jou lewe in gevaar stel nie.
    die plate onder die engine is dalk goed vir rotse maar dalk n resep vir vure om te begin?

    Hulle is veilig terug met n onbeskryflike ervaring.


    Niks meer nie en niks minder nie, mbt feite.


    Bel my gerus indien julle vra het, aangesien ek nie elke dag hier loer nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaspaas View Post
    Jip, was my ouers en die laaste been van hulle trip naby aan Mabua.


    Warm, droe gras, stadig gery, hoe middelmannetjie etc.
    Het gereeld gras sade onder die engine plate verwyder, maar hoeveel is genoeg.

    Hulle het rook geruik, gestop en probeer blus, onmoontlik om met die brandblussertjie in die hoekies in te kom want dit smeul orals.
    Het later met sand en water probeer gooi, maar toe die vuur eers by die petrol toevoer kom was dit verby.

    Die raad wat hulle gee, moenie probeer red en jou lewe in gevaar stel nie.
    die plate onder die engine is dalk goed vir rotse maar dalk n resep vir vure om te begin?

    Hulle is veilig terug met n onbeskryflike ervaring.


    Niks meer nie en niks minder nie, mbt feite.


    Bel my gerus indien julle vra het, aangesien ek nie elke dag hier loer nie.
    082 nege 0 twee een 2 drie 3

    Groete
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    Ek het in 2013 die rook/ smeul reuk ervaar in my Prado V6 op die kaplyn aan die Weste kant van CKgr. Nie aangename ervaring nie maar gelukkig nie gebrand nie. Het lank gestop en skoongemaak en gereeld.
    Maar dis amper onmoontlik om orals skoon te maak...... dis n gestoei om orals in te kom en die plate is groot probleem. My senuwees was op.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaspaas View Post
    Die raad wat hulle gee, moenie probeer red en jou lewe in gevaar stel nie.
    die plate onder die engine is dalk goed vir rotse maar dalk n resep vir vure om te begin?



    Groete
    Thanks Calle.
    Daai bo is nogal n goeie vraag. Haal die plate dalk af, maar sal dit n verskil maak? Jy expose dalk net meer hitte, warm olie ens aan droe gras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcs View Post
    Thanks Calle.
    Daai bo is nogal n goeie vraag. Haal die plate dalk af, maar sal dit n verskil maak? Jy expose dalk net meer hitte, warm olie ens aan droe gras.
    Nogal n point to ponder

    Plate afhaal, 'n goeie idee.
    Olie op gras net 'n Land Rover probleem...

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    I have seen so many of these burnt out bodies or seen actual reports on them, I'm sure the problem exceeds the recent Ford problem. Yet there has been no comment from the manufacturer.... strange
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz4x4 View Post
    I have seen so many of these burnt out bodies or seen actual reports on them, I'm sure the problem exceeds the recent Ford problem. Yet there has been no comment from the manufacturer.... strange
    It's not a manufacturer fault. It is a known risk when driving through long grass and precautions need to be taken. It is also not tied to a brand. Prado's are as much at risk as Land Rovers possibly even more so. The reality id if you take your vehicle into this kind of environment you need to be aware of the risk and take the precautions. Sometimes even old experienced hands get caught out as the grass may be longer, drier or whatever variation exists.

    We as users need to accept responsibility for ourselves and not always need to read a label telling us the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz4x4 View Post
    I have seen so many of these burnt out bodies or seen actual reports on them, I'm sure the problem exceeds the recent Ford problem. Yet there has been no comment from the manufacturer.... strange
    Which manufacturer are you thinking of ..

    The burnt out vehicles can be Pajeros, Landies, and Toyotas (seen some Prado) so who would reply ...
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