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More Photos of the Burned Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Crashmo, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Crashmo

    Crashmo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those that didn't follow, here's the link and story from part 1.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/143900-my-taco-hot-man.html

    I went to the holding yard today and shot these, much better destruction is visible in the daylight.

    It might be me, but I think the fire started higher in the engine compartment. The dust boots on the front left drive are still intact enev though the tire is melted. The steering dust boot has a small melt to it and one of the lower radiator hoses is still intact.

    Insurance and Toyota investigators will inspect it in the next few days together and I'll let you know here what they find.

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  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Crashmo

    Crashmo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Notice there is no air intake box on the left and the breaker box is gone on the right. The second photo in this series shows over the right tire just aft of the suspension A arm. The battery has some of the case melted into the lead cells. Even the oil fill cap is gone. All plastic and rubber is missing from the upper compartment.

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  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    stevenstaco

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    did you have any aftermarket items running thru your battery?
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    tacosupreme54

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    easy BHLM, lol. just joking man. sorry for your luck. hopefully insurance will take care of it and you'll be driving a new taco soon.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    himmie

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    Wow, that was quite a fire! Muy lame, for sure. Good luck on your search for a new Taco.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Bushmaster

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    :eek: DAMN!!...........sorry bout your truck man that really blows,hope you get it all sorted out and find another yota
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Crashmo

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    This was a straight stock factory TRD. No aftermarket.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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  10. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Man, that's just depressing! What a bummer....
     
  11. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Sorry for the loss again man. Tough to see a Sunfire Red brethren down like that
     
  12. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    Wow! Sorry this happened to you. I hope that through both, you can get a great replacement. You said the clutch went to the floor on its own? Maybe the hydraulic line burst and ignited on the exhaust?

    Sucks but glad YOU are OK!!
     
  13. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    Well crap.

    Sorry again about the loss. Really looking forwarding to hearing what the verdict was.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    OMG thats horrible to look at! I bet ya can't wait to get a new Tacoma!
     
  15. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Dang thats crazy! But atleast you got out and weren't hurt!
     
  16. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Every fluid under the hood can burn if it hits the exhaust manifold, including clutch fluid. That's probably what happened.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Scott78

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    Sorry for your loss, glad you're okay!!
     
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