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bteoh

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Engine bay fire
« on: April 04, 2021, 02:43:49 PM »
Just wondering in the event of an engine bay fire on a 3.0 V6 Alfa, would the heads be salvageable? All the plastic and rubber bits have melted (Intake runners and rubber to plenum looks ok) but wasnít sure if the heads and valves might be ok? Was looking at removing the heads if they were remotely salvageable but didnít want to waste my time if the general consensus was that the engine is cactus.
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Re: Engine bay fire
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 02:55:15 PM »
What did you do!  :o

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Re: Engine bay fire
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 06:42:37 PM »
Pulled front head - looks ok so far. Might be ok to salvage the heads  :)

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Re: Engine bay fire
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 11:40:41 AM »
Hi mate, what was the cause? You must have caught the fire early if the car itself is worth fixing.

My '01 156 V6 had an engine fire caused by leak from the fuel rail back in 2015.

Insurer wrote the car off (took the fireys 4 goes to extinguish it).

No doubt it's been a treasure trove for the wrecker, in terms of  the interior, wheels and panels from the A pillar back.
Now:    2002 156 GTA
            1981 GTV
Before: 1999 156 V6 Q-auto
            2001 156 V6 (sadly cremated)

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Re: Engine bay fire
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 02:17:26 PM »
Careful . . . . . Poo's having flashbacks . . . . :o

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