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holy crap my alternator caught fire

my alternator had been whining for about 6 months until today that is, there i am going down the a11 towards norwich when i notice the car changing tune, looking out of the back window i notice quite a bit of blue smoke, i think of s**t there goes my turbo, so i pull over sharpish, open the bonnet to be confronted by my alternator on fire, the belt on fire, flames licking my engine.... there is me trying to blow it out (chocolate & fireguard come to mind), had to cut my belt off, and managed to extinguish the flames by coca cola and fanning the flames with the picnic blanket from the boot. i guess the alternator let go and as my oil burner is 176,000 miles old, i would imagine all the grime on the alternator ignited.

lucky escape for my old bella...

think im gonna get me a little fire extinguisher
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Made me think my Spiders alternator has been whinning for two summers never get around to doing it then its winter and i park it up till spring.
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