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    Looks good. Seems like it all worked out well for you.


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    That’s great you got it all worked out and up and running!


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    That was a quick turn around, and just in time for your outing this weekend. Glad you got it up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruvicon View Post
    Finally got the Jeep back on the road today. Replaced all the melted stuff (plastic fuel line, both vapor lines, heater hoses) and all plastic wiring loom under the hood. Changed spark plugs & wires since wires were charred a bit and both were due at 100k miles. Runs great!Attachment 325967


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    Great to hear you got it together again!

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    Awesome. Did you just fix this yourself out of pocket or did you go through insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    Awesome. Did you just fix this yourself out of pocket or did you go through insurance?

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    I fixed it myself and avoided the insurance route. I still need to pull up the charred hood insulation and repaint the area that got nuked, but I’m in no rush.

    Thanks everyone!


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    Oh good deal. Yeah insurance may have been a hassle. Hopefully it didn't cost too much. May have saved on the premium increase associated with a comp claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop2tu View Post
    Glad you weren’t hurt. I know somebody mentioned coolant is not flammable, I used to think so too. A few years ago we had a military wrecker catch fire and burn to the ground, I was not there at the time, but on lookers said the coolant was burning. I thought that was BS. The fire investigator listed the fire as a coolant leak that was ignited from spraying on to exhaust.

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    This may be true in the case of military vehicles, but likely not relevant to this situation. Many military vehicles, such as those made by Oshkosh, utilize a single fluid for gear oil, engine oil, and i think coolant as well. This allows simpler maintenance in the field, but also means the coolant may be flammable. The antifreeze used in civilian jeeps is water-borne and not flammable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble Woodsman View Post
    This may be true in the case of military vehicles, but likely not relevant to this situation. Many military vehicles, such as those made by Oshkosh, utilize a single fluid for gear oil, engine oil, and i think coolant as well. This allows simpler maintenance in the field, but also means the coolant may be flammable. The antifreeze used in civilian jeeps is water-borne and not flammable.


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    The Antifreeze used in military vehicles such as the wrecker, and every other military vehicle I have been licensed to drive, have used a 50/50 mixture of water and a ethylene glycol antifreeze. We use the same coolant in all wheeled military vehicles


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    Quote Originally Posted by pop2tu View Post
    The Antifreeze used in military vehicles such as the wrecker, and every other military vehicle I have been licensed to drive, have used a 50/50 mixture of water and a ethylene glycol antifreeze. We use the same coolant in all wheeled military vehicles


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    Cool. I wasnt sure about the antifreeze, so thanks for the clarification!


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