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Jonshmoe 08-04-2012 07:09 PM

RIP e46
 
Car caught fire.. everyone is ok. Will post pics later

dmax 08-04-2012 07:12 PM

Ouch. Very sorry to hear.

You sure it's RIP? Guess I'll know when I see photos.

You know the source? Cooling fan? After market xenons?

Grande D 08-04-2012 07:12 PM

Oh great... I thought you sold it? And what happened? Eagle Eyes, Angel Eyes, none of the above?

Jonshmoe 08-04-2012 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 14628580)
Ouch. Very sorry to hear.

You sure it's RIP? Guess I'll know when I see photos.

You know the source? Cooling fan? After market xenons?

Not 100% sure.. smoke came out the A/C vents for the most part. Im assuming elcetrical but Ill post pics in a secon


Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp43867 (Post 14628581)
Oh great... I thought you sold it? And what happened? Eagle Eyes, Angel Eyes, none of the above?

Nah, I was getting ready to do some stuff to it this weekend to prep it for sale, but the Eagle Eyes and Angel Eyes are still saved

jasonbimmer 08-04-2012 08:13 PM

what how did this happen?
fuel line popped?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9xmp9wcrrw

krjcook 08-04-2012 08:19 PM

Was it parked near your home?

Jonshmoe 08-04-2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krjcook (Post 14628688)
Was it parked near your home?

it was about 3 miles away from my house right outside my friend's neighborhood. Im down i South Florida for the summer. Here are some pics

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...712/photo2.jpg
http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...712/photo3.jpg
http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/photo1-1.jpg

Jonshmoe 08-04-2012 08:27 PM

Lost my camera as well

Bemwe_03i 08-04-2012 08:31 PM

:yikes: wtf

jasonbimmer 08-04-2012 08:37 PM

damn.
wheels look good.

bostonsc4 08-04-2012 08:39 PM

Oh my God :(

I'm so sorry man about your loss, its like a human being to some of us. Rest in Peace E46

bschillberg710 08-04-2012 08:40 PM

My heart sank when I saw that first picture, I hope insurance will cover the damage. Good luck.

Grande D 08-04-2012 08:54 PM

Dayum! It melted all the stuff off your steering wheel even! Any electronics plugged in? Was there a system or an aftermarket head unit in the car?

Mesa3077Boogie 08-04-2012 09:15 PM

wow man sorry to hear it! glad your ok. could you actually hear that guy with the camera yelling that its on fire?

Jonshmoe 08-04-2012 09:24 PM

The only aftermarket electronics that I had in the car were my Angel Eyes. Had them since 10/09/10 (Exact date before BMW Meet), and never had a problem.

It was hard to just sit there and watch it burn. Couldnt do anything. Fire extinguisher wasnt enough and had to wait for the fire truck. Burn a lot of small things that I valued like my favorite jacket.

I cant see how people are saying "It's just a car". I worked hard to get this car and everything I did to the car I paid for. Have a lot of heart in this car and now it's gone like that.

I'll be looking for get another car around April. Hopefully insurance can write me off well. It's a 2000 323ci with 80k, they are informed about the wheels and valued them at 1k in 2010. I have sports and premium package and also lost my DSLR plus all my lenses. Hopefully they write me off well

Bimmer4Lyfe 08-04-2012 09:32 PM

I'm very sorry about this op.

I also m very interested to find out what really happened here.

GL-

Grande D 08-04-2012 09:34 PM

Homeowners or your college insurance might be covering your camera. I'm sorry for your loss.

Ya know the new Sony RX-100 can probably replace your old DSLR for less. ;) I love mine!

BBBoy323i 08-04-2012 09:38 PM

Damn this seriously is so sad, sorry OP. I know how you feel, when I got in my accident I was lost, but now my car is back better than ever. Good luck!

crazzy88ss 08-04-2012 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonshmoe (Post 14628807)
also lost my DSLR plus all my lenses. Hopefully they write me off well


Ouch; that could easily be worth more than the car!

Nickvjr 08-04-2012 10:07 PM

Sorry for your lose OP :0(

Glad to hear everyone is safe and that there were no injuries.


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