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Old 08-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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RIP e46

Car caught fire.. everyone is ok. Will post pics later
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Oh great... I thought you sold it? And what happened? Eagle Eyes, Angel Eyes, none of the above?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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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


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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
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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what how did this happen?
fuel line popped?
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #7
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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



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Lost my camera as well
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
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Oh my God

I'm so sorry man about your loss, its like a human being to some of us. Rest in Peace E46
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #12
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My heart sank when I saw that first picture, I hope insurance will cover the damage. Good luck.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #13
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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?
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wow man sorry to hear it! glad your ok. could you actually hear that guy with the camera yelling that its on fire?
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #15
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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
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #16
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also lost my DSLR plus all my lenses. Hopefully they write me off well

Ouch; that could easily be worth more than the car!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #17
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CRAP i remember back when you got the car and put the wheels on.
this really sucks. a car that i actually recognize on this site is gone. i'm really sorry man. it's really too bad about your jacket and other various things as well. just keep your head up and remember that everything lost can be replaced though and be glad no one was hurt.
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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.
Mate, lots of respect, I can appreciate every hour of work that goes into buying a car, or any asset for that matter. It was a beautiful car, but head up, time to buy something even nicer!
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I'm very sorry about this op.

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

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:34 PM   #20
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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!
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