Death of a Scimitar

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Re: Death of a Scimitar

Post by philhoward » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:26 am

I've been on enough H&S courses to know that an Extinguisher is to aid you to exit the danger zone - nothing else. Anything like a plumbed in system may reduce the amount of damage but it's still primarily to aid your escape.

Prevention is better than cure, so the best step is to start with the fuel lines - if in doubt, replace. I think that's where we started 12 pages ago..

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Re: Death of a Scimitar

Post by Corky » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:34 am

On a positive note. These extinguishers may put out a small fire and prevent you losing the car. But in my opinion as a fire safety advisor/chemical industry incident manager/safety manager and former industrial fire fighter, there is too much personal risk involved to offensively fight a car fire with a hand held extinguisher.

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Re: Death of a Scimitar

Post by RonH » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:10 am

Thank you all for your input. For me personally the recent comments sum up my search last night in that there is no 100% guarantee - accordingly and totally understandably a resounding recommendation was not put forward. So I assume the advise is check all the fuel components and have something to hand rather than nothing. What that: "something" is is a decision only you should decide. Again thank you all for your input.

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